The times they are a-changing… But change is good. In fact, change is great! The Adelaide Cabaret Festival has a new team and a new drive, keeping some of the classics and bringing in some new flavours in the well-loved Festival that is now well into its second decade. Barry Humphries is a crowd favourite… Read more.
The ‘Come Out’ Children’s Festival opens today with 1600 school children performing as the ‘Mighty Choir of Small Voices’ on the Adelaide Oval footbridge. The children will sing Daddy Cool’s classic Australian rock song Eagle Rock. Following the performance the kids will march across the bridge led by ‘Cirkidz’ and the ‘Heathfield Renegades’ before stopping… Read more.
With much celebration Australia’s favourite octogenarian Barry Humphries has launched his programme for the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. With the moniker “putting the “F” back into Festival” (after having famously demanded no performer utter the F-word during a performance) the living legend also says (quizzically) “There are no rules” but goes on to coo “other… Read more.
Adelaide’s Brink Productions, in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre, will bring Nobel Laureate Patrick White’s short story Down at the Dump, from his 1964 collection The Burnt Ones, to the stage in a world premiere from 10-24 October 2015 in the Space Theatre. Adapted by Brink Productions as The Aspirations of Daise Morrow the… Read more.
From The Dunstan Playhouse’s stage, adorned with Victorian era dresses, the Brookman boys (CEO Rob and his son Artistic Director Geordie) revealed the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s 2015 season. Introduced under the banner of “Many Worlds in One” were nine plays they hope will continue to improve the company’s recent upswing in attendances. “Theatre… Read more.
As the Adelaide Cabaret Festival approached its finale for 2014, two highly anticipated stars (both of whom had individually dazzled Adelaide audiences in previous festivals), were preparing to join forces in what promised to be a Festival highlight. Sisters Liz Callaway and Ann Hampton Callaway, in their show Sibling Revelry, highlight the double-edged sword that… Read more.
The success or failure of an autobiographical cabaret show is not dependent on the person’s achievements, scandals or even their prominence. Of course, scandals sell tabloids, but honesty and humility are the key ingredients in this delicate cabaret form. Rachael Beck, one of the darlings of Australian musical theatre, always performs with honesty and humility,… Read more.
There’s no sense in confusing matters with complicated band names or witty show titles. Australian audiences want fair dinkum. We like to know what to expect. Perfect Tripod: Australian Songs may be a simple and self-explanatory title, but this creative collaboration between Eddie Perfect and Tripod is musically exciting, extremely funny, and anything but bland…. Read more.
The history of musical films is a mysterious thing. While on-screen action often demands that audiences suspend their disbelief, off-screen commonalities, like voice dubbing, were rarely treated with the same level of candour. As such, the magical, iconic and diverse voice of Marni Nixon was hidden for years behind a curtain of confidentiality clauses. Nevertheless,… Read more.
One of the marvellous things about cabaret is its immense flexibility. A show can embrace a story, or not tell a story at all. In fact, some of the most precious cabaret productions are the ones that nod courteously at a known story or event, and then embellish unabashedly. On A Night Like This: The… Read more.