Articles on ‘Adelaide Cabaret Festival’
World premiers are great: the excitement and anticipation is palpable, the nervous energy heightens the performance and, when the subject matter is Kylie, you know you’re in for a treat! Michael Griffiths’ Lucky: Songs by Kylie celebrates everything about our Australian pop princess. The Space Theatre, brimming with Minogue fans, was clearly primed and ready… Read more.
With a Tony and an Olivier Award in the cabinet, Alan Cumming has scaled the heights of musical and theatrical achievement, but there is so much more to him than his stage and screen credits. Alan Cumming is a master storyteller, with a fascinating story to tell. The Scottish-American balances vulnerability with vulgarity; audiences should… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival takes place each year in June, showcasing a variety of incredibly talented artists performing their diverse, moving and entertaining pieces. This year, Dahlesque, a concert featuring music from the various adaptations of Roald Dahl’s work, will be making its world premiere at the festival. Very fittingly, it will star the incredibly… Read more.
Adelaide, you’re in luck. Following the announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award nominations, which the production dominated with a record of thirteen, it has been announced that Matilda the Musical will play Adelaide from May 20, 2017, following its seasons in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth. This will be a strictly limited eight week season. This… Read more.
Sven Ratzke has been touring the globe for more than a decade with his eclectic mix of cabaret, jazz and vaudeville. As part of a whirlwind world-tour, Ratzke will be bringing his David Bowie themed cabaret Starman to Australia for a limited engagement. Chris Fung managed to grab him between cities for a quick chat. CF:… Read more.
Ahhhh… It’s that time of year again. Can you smell it? Can you feel it? It’s June in Adelaide and it can only mean one thing: CABARET! This is the 16th time Adelaide’s winter festival has graced the Adelaide Festival Centre. 2016 ushers in new co-artistic directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect who, along with… Read more.
This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is all about ‘What Comes Next’ – what comes next for the festival’s home, the Adelaide Festival Centre, in the midst of a 90 million dollar redevelopment, what comes next for the festival, and what comes next for cabaret as a whole. With both the venue and the genre of… Read more.
Eddie Perfect and Ali McGregor have announced the programming for their first Adelaide Cabaret Festival, and amongst the stars in the line-up is Megan Hilty, direct from Broadway. Perhaps best known in Australia for playing the role of bombshell Ivy in the backstage musical drama Smash, Megan has starred in Wicked, 9 to 5, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and most… Read more.
2015 has been a mixed year in the world of South Australian Arts. Big names in big Festivals have attracted big audiences. The State has seen Federal Arts funding de-funded and syphoned off by the Abbott/Brandis team only then to be partially re-funded by Prime Minister Turnbull’s team. Our own State Government has cut funding… Read more.
In Love Songs For Sir Les, Barry Humphries bids farewell to his one and only stint as the Artistic Director to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival with an ode to the outrageously disgusting Sir Les Patterson. Backed by the hard-working and virtuoso Adelaide Art Orchestra, Ali McGregor began the love-fest with a jazzy and appropriately sultry… Read more.