“Life is a cabaret, old chum!” It’s one of the most recognisable lines in the history of musical theatre. Even the title, Cabaret, rings a bell to those unfamiliar with musicals. Opening on Broadway in 1966, the musical became a cultural sensation, captured forever in the 1972 film adaptation starring Liza Minnelli. It was further… Read more.
Firstly, did you know that Art Gallery of NSW has a special concert series – Resonate – which opens this weekend and brings the best musicians from Australia and beyond to the gallery’s performance space? Secondly, did you know that award-winning London based Australian actor and singer Brett Brown will open the 2017 Resonate Concert Series… Read more.
The Travelling Sisters and their motley crew of crazy characters stormed into town (literally) this month for a spin around the Bleaches (behind the scrumptious Bens Burgers in West End). It turned out to be a chaotic hour of at times inaudible fun (thanks Mother Nature for the thunderous applause). A somewhat pared back show… Read more.
What does a beat boxer and the runner up of The Voice have in common? The late great Michael Jackson. The unlikely duo is Luke Kennedy from Team Ricky on The Voice (and The Ten Tenors) and Joel Turner (world champion beat boxer and platinum selling hip hop artist), and they’ve teamed up to… Read more.
Last night in Potts Point, the darling of the Sydney independent theatre scene – Hayes Theatre Co – announced their first four productions for the 2017 season at a special ‘coming soon’ preview. Hosted by David Campbell, the event included performances by Stephen Madsen, Tyran Parke and irrepressible Virginia Gay. The announcement included Calamity Jane, the first Neglected Musicals musical to be extended… Read more.
A revival of Kander and Ebb’s musical Cabaret is returning to Australia and the dazzling Paul Capsis will star as the Emcee. Producer David M. Hawkins has confirmed that Cabaret will open the Hayes Theatre Co’s 2017 season on January 9 and will also play a limited engagement at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 27 April 2017. The… Read more.
Bobbie-Jean Henning and Larua Johnston both graduated from WAAPA’s musical theatre course in 2013. Since then, the ladies have both been making waves at cabaret venues across the country and the pair have teamed up to present a double bill at this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival. Both have written cabarets with a focus on strong female… Read more.
The one-man cabaret show Cycology: Inside the Mind of Cy Coleman, written and performed by Richard Woodhouse, is a vocal memoir. Woodhouse plays Coleman, reflecting upon his life as a musician while performing his most famous songs. Coleman was an American composer, songwriter, and jazz pianist who composed many famous musical hits of the second… Read more.
Songstress Johanna Allen opens her solo show Harold Arlen: The Songs That Got Away tonight at Glen St Theatre. We caught up with her to find out her top “other” songs that got away… The thing about Harold Arlen, is that while his songs became famous – somehow he remained unknown. He wasn’t associated with the… Read more.
If there’s one event, one constant that I can look forward to each year (apart from my birthday and Christmas of course), it’s the return of the Spiegeltent at the Brisbane Festival. I am always guaranteed a great night out and highly recommend it to anyone who likes a bit of naughty fun. However, I… Read more.