Not many sleeps until the Adelaide Cabaret Festival which runs from June 5 to June 20, this year under the watch of Artistic Director, Barry Humphries. The theme for 2015 is that “there are no rules” but there are some amazing acts to tantalise and entertain the anticipated 46,000 people who will attend.
Shows include… The 27 Club, immortalising all those artists who were the voice of their generation and who died at the age of 27 – Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Curt Cobain, Amy Winehouse… Pennsylvania Avenue starring Bernadette Robinson in a tale of iconic singers who have been connected with the White House… Peter and Jack, a world premiere that takes audiences from Gundagai to Mandaley through a tribute to baritone Peter Dawson and songwriter Jack O’Hagan…
Alan Brough and Casey Bennetto will present the musical hits and misses of The Narelles, a band that never was… there's Adam Hills doing what he does best, stand-up comedy and cabaret in Clown Heart… Frisky and Mannish returning to Adelaide with a “veritable cornucopia of musical mayhem”… My Vagabond Boat is another world premiere where you are invited to a new, perfect place that doesn’t exist through songs, sketches and dazzling debauchery… and that is just the tiny tip of the cabaret-berg with 60 years of Edna lurking not that far away. Here is a link to Barry’s full program on the Adelaide Festival Centre website.
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Gosh, half way through the footy season and half way through the wonderful Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The entertainment continues until June 21.
Kate Ceberano will be taking a final bow from her much-acclaimed position of curator of the festival and, as expected, has pulled a few rabbits out of her sequined hat. The program this year spans classic and neo-cabaret from both newcomers and stars who sing shuffle and steal the shows.
Highlights include one of our national treasures, Archie Roach, delving into his early works and presenting Creations and the sensationally leggy Rhonda Burchmore premiering her new show with the catchy title, Vinyl Viagra which navigates classics from divas like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Cher. Colin Hay and Tim Freedman will pop their heads up… Kathy Najimy will be there… And The Vandemonian Lags… The King’s Singers and so much more. The Backstage Club happens every night with Festival stars hosting roving entertainment, sneaky one-off performances and a dancefloor and DJ’s for all to party – after all, life is a cabaret old chum!
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And here is a little taste of what to expect from the unexpected: