Your friends have HIV/AIDS. Your loved ones are dying. Nobody understands how to directly combat this rampaging disease, but you do: it’s time to dance. From its early beginnings, Hats Off! has grown to become a gargantuan celebration of community spirit. A culmination of the nation’s best and most exciting performers, Hats Off! is one of THE musical theatre… Read more.
From Carlotta to Cat Power and everything in between. It’s the time of year again when Brisbane queers and their peers get together and Melt. As Brisbane’s answer to the Mardi Gras festival, The MELT festival returns to the Brisbane Powerhouse (February 3-14) after a hugely successful maiden year boasting an additional three community events… Read more.
This is an important public service announcement: Alan Cumming. Do you know who he is? If you do, great. This little note is for you. (And you’ll LOVE the FAQs on his website). If you don’t, great. This little note is also for you. Because I think it’s important for you to know about one… Read more.
After taking out Best Cabaret at the 2012 Melbourne Fringe with Just A Little Something and blowing Melbourne Cabaret Festival audiences away with True Story, award winning performer and writer Ruth Wilkin is heading to the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival with Tribute, an witty and self-aware hour of comedy cabaret characterised by Wilkin’s signature blend of original… Read more.
Elena Gabrielle is exceedingly vulgar, covered in mud, and not much else, as she presents an evening in the company of the filthiest cabaret deviants of the Fringe. Supported each night by a rotating line up of guest acts that may include a giant dancing vulva, the resurrected Jonbenet Ramsey, or a game of bagel-quoits… Read more.
Marina Prior has been a big name in Australian musical theatre for 30 years. Growing up she thought she would be a pop singer, but at the age of 19 she auditioned for Simon Gallaher’s Pirates of Penzance (the first show in QPAC’s Lyric Theatre) and landed the role of Mabel. Since then, she has… Read more.
Brisbane audiences are in for a special treat with Marina Prior’s one-woman show – A Prior Engagement – heading to Brisbane Powerhouse’s Visy Theatre this September 10 and 11. She has been a household name in Australia for many years, starring in over twenty lead roles in major musical productions including Les Miserables, The Phantom… Read more.
There have been many incarnations of Judy Garland’s life story, but Judy isn’t happy with any of them and she is back from beyond the grave to set the record straight. Bernadette Meenach’s cabaret is conceptually interesting. It was refreshing to see the usual tale of Garland’s journey from child star to drugs and tragedy… Read more.
Walking down the darkened alleyway of Melbourne’s Carson Place and up a dimly lit stairwell, you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering The Butterfly Club. But from 14 –19 July, you will be in fact, walking into The 27 Club. It is neither hell nor purgatory. It is a whiskey-filled den where the lives, deaths, interviews and… Read more.
The Adelaide Cabaret Festival have named stars Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect as co-artistic directors of the biggest cabaret festival in the world. Perfect and McGregor, both of whom performed in this year’s festival, helmed by Barry Humphries, will take over the reins for 2016-2017 after Humphries’ one year stint as Artistic Director. The news was… Read more.