The Queensland Cabaret Festival is about to wind up another busy year on Queensland stages (June 10 – 20). Highlights of the 2015 festival featured some big names such as Tex Perkins, Mary Wilson, Rob Mills and Tom Burlinson. Before the festival closes, there are still some stellar acts to get out and see. Con2 The… Read more.
Due to a disjointed story light on insight, Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project was often too breezy and fluffy; however, the music saved the show, as Lena Horne’s songs were performed by Mary Wilson of The Supremes fame, and a polar-cool three-piece band. The show draws on James Gavin’s biography of Lena Horne, Stormy Weather, after… Read more.
Late on Friday night, I witnessed a “cabaret festival” moment: Mary Wilson (not Diana Ross, not Florence Ballard, the other Supreme) singing ‘Stop, in the Name of Love’ with Kate Ceberano and Eden Espinoza as her backup singers, accompanied by Mark Nadler and an adoring crowd in the Backstage Club. For any music lover –… Read more.
Filling the shoes of the very successful duo of David and Lisa Campbell of recent years, newly appointed Artistic Director, Kate Ceberano revealed the re-branded, re-jigged and re-designed Adelaide Cabaret Festival to a packed house at the Adelaide Festival Theatre on Saturday night. This year’s festival is a very welcome return to a seemingly less commercial and… Read more.