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June 23, 2014

Adelaide Cabaret Festival: From Kate With Love

Filed under: 2014,Archive,Cabaret

Daily Review

Adelaide Cabaret Festival: From Kate With Love

21 June, 2014
Adelaide Cabaret Festival
June 6 – 21

With the Winter Solstice comes the end of the 2014 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Now in its fifteenth year the festival has proven a staunch success and a boost for the Adelaide Festival Centre in a usually dark month. Using every speck of space in the venue, this year’s Cabaret Festival featured some 470 artists in more than 60 shows, 35 of …

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June 16, 2014

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014

Filed under: 2014,Archive,Cabaret

Freedman Does Nilsson
Tim Freedman
Dunstan Playhouse
June 12.

Waiting For My Real Life
Colin Hay
Dunstan Playhouse
June 13.

Murray Bramwell

The Harry Nilsson story is as paradoxical as it is sad. He had great success; but his biggest hits were covers of other writers’ songs. He was a brilliant vocalist, but never performed live. His first album was ignored by everyone – except John Lennon and Paul McCartney. He had an eight album contract with RCA Records and …

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June 11, 2014

Outstanding Capsis makes Little Bird fly

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
Music Theatre

Little Bird
by Nicki Bloom
Songs and Music by Cameron Goodall and Quentin Grant
State Theatre Company, in association with the Adelaide Festival Centre
Her Majesty’s Theatre.
June 10. Tickets $ 30 – $ 67
Bookings : BASS 131 246 or adelaidecabaretfestival.com
Duration 1 hour 15 minutes (no interval)
Until June 22.

“Little Bird, we’ll love you, whoever you are.” It is the declaration of unconditional love all parents make for their children . But …

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June 08, 2014

Variety adds spice to Ceberano’s cabaret life

Filed under: 2014,Archive,Cabaret

Variety Gala Performance
Festival Theatre
June 6.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2014
Adelaide Festival Centre
Bookings BASS 131 246;
adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au
until June 21.

In a flurry of feathers, finery and red carpet the 14th Adelaide Cabaret Festival has opened with its usual first night event, the Variety Gala Performance, but, outgoing Artistic Director, Kate Ceberano insists, “it’s not the usual suspects.”

Perhaps that is a nod towards those who wonder what exactly “cabaret” is these days. Is it Weimar cafes …

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June 20, 2013

Modern Family

Filed under: 2013,Archive,Cabaret,Music

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013
Martha Wainwright
Dunstan Playhouse
June 20.

What was it Tolstoy said about families? That all happy families are the same but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Not that the Wainwright -McGarrigle family was all that unhappy. Rather, they made unhappiness a favourite subject in their prolific and very memorable songs .

The McGarrigle Sisters – Anna and Kate – wrote plangent songs about hearts like wheels, and dancers with bruised knees. Similarly, …

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June 17, 2013

Cabaret Central

Filed under: 2013,Archive,Cabaret,Music

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013

Cabaret Central

Que Reste-T’Il
Robyn Archer
with Michael Morley and George Butrumlis
Adelaide Festival Theatre Stage.
June 15.

Just when we were wondering what cabaret is any more, along comes Robyn Archer to give us a splendid master class. Archer has long been recognised internationally as one of the foremost interpreters of the music of the German Weimar period – most especially the works of Bertolt Brecht and his musical henchmen , Kurt Weill, Hanns Eisler …

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Original and diverse artists find new levels

Filed under: 2013,Archive,Cabaret

Cabaret Festival 2013
Adelaide Festival Centre
Bookings at BASS 131 246
until June 22.

Bernadette Robinson
In Concert
Dunstan Playhouse
June 15.

RRAMP
Christine Johnston, Lisa O’Neill, Peter Nelson
Space Theatre
June 12.

This year, Adelaide’s 13th Cabaret Festival coincides with the 40th anniversary of the Festival Centre and the place is buzzing. Kate Ceberano’s program is diverse – too diverse, cabaret purists might say – but, for a second year running, she has hit the mark. The festival …

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June 11, 2013

Stockport to Memphis

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Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2013

Stockport to Memphis
Barb Jungr
(with Simon Wallace)
Dunstan Playhouse
June 9.

Barb Jungr’s latest Cabaret Festival show, Stockport to Memphis, is also the title of her latest (eighteenth !) record album and features a mix of contemporary classics and her own compositions. It is a Look Back in Jungr, perhaps.

The daughter of European émigré parents, Jungr was born in Rochdale in Lancashire and grew up in Stockport, a town ten miles south of Manchester. …

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June 19, 2012

Cabaret Festival 2012

Filed under: 2012,Archive,Cabaret

June 17, 2012

Cabaret Festival 2012
Adelaide Festival Centre
until June 23.

Zoe Keating
Artspace
June 9.

Misfit
Kim Smith
Artspace
June 10.
Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne
June 22-24
Slide, Sydney, July 12.

Love-Song-Circus
Circa & Katie Noonan
Dunstan Playhouse
June 13.

What exactly is cabaret these days – café settings , intimate solo shows, songs by Weill or Brel or Cole Porter ? This year, Adelaide’s 12th Cabaret Festival has broken all box office estimates with a program by …

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June 29, 2011

Your table’s waiting : laid-back legends put festival on a high

Filed under: 2011,Archive,Cabaret

June 25, 2011

Cabaret Festival 2011
Adelaide Festival Centre
until June 25.

Batt on a Hot Tin Roof
Bryan Batt
Festival Theatre Stage
June 24.
The Basement, Sydney
June 30. Bookings : ??

Jimmy Webb
Dunstan Playhouse
June 25.

Michael Feinstein
Festival Theatre
June 25.

After three weeks the 11th Adelaide Cabaret Festival has ended with plenty to sing about. And in their third , and final, year as directors, David and Lisa Campbell have increased interest, even on last …

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