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Sedition Festival

By Irina Dunn If you’re a child of the 70s, or you wish you were a child of the 70s, Sedition Festival has something interesting and exciting to offer you. Loaded with nostalgia, the festival offers a seditious range of 70s entertainment, from cabaret to concerts to art exhibitions to films and talks. Put together […]

REVIEW: She Loves Me

This is not a well known musical, which is inexplicable because it sits right up there alongside the best of them. With a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (both writers of Fiddler On The Roof) it certainly has the right pedigree. The trite title belies the sophistication […]

Vertical Dreaming

A Redline Production compiled and arranged by Andrew Henry comes Vertical Dreaming, an entertaining and revealing cabaret of the songs and poems that saved Henry’s life. In 2017, Henry checked into a facility to treat depression. During this time, he discovered a scrapbook full of poems, recalling “With not much to do in there it […]

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs

Actor, author and cabaret icon Alan Cumming returns to Australia for an encore season of his critically acclaimed cabaret, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. Sold out during the last run in 2015, this season will be the last ever performances of the beloved cabaret. Originating in the star’s notorious post-show dressing room parties, Alan Cumming […]

Cabaret

One of the world’s most beloved and tantalising musicals is set to capture audiences all over again as David Hawkins’ new Australian production of Cabaret launches the Hayes Theatre’s 2017 season. The iconic Paul Capsis (Resident Alien) takes the reigns as the Emcee, in the role of a lifetime. He is joined by a star-studded […]

Screamers – JUDY! BARBRA! LIZA! BETTE!

Judy! Barbara! Liza! and Bette! – They're back! And just in time for Mardi Gras, with a classic live cabaret at The Seymour Centre's class Sound Lounge. Performing three quintessentially raucous shows only, with cabaret table seating and a fully equipped bar, it’s certainly something that will take the edge off. With last year’s effort […]

Asian Provocateur

Josie Lane’s cabaret Asian Provocateur is a celebration of the Asian roles and songs of musical theatre. “Songs from musicals like Miss Saigon, The King and I, The Mikado and South Pacific get a nod, as well as some fun anecdotes about what it was like growing up as a half Asian girl in Australia, […]

UP CLOSE AND REASONABLY PERSONAL

The Hayes Theatre Co is hosting it's second annual Cabaret season all this month. One of the productions included in the line up is Up Close and Reasonably Personal starring Amanda Harrison. This performance is a candid evening of song and conversation with one of Australia’s most prolific musical theatre stars. James Millar writes this showcase […]

MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt

Award-winning singer-songwriter and rock-cabaret performer Geraldine Quinn comes to Sydney (with corsets, teasing combs and a succession of impressive, hyphenated titles in tow) to perform for us for the first time in the better part of a decade with her stand-out show MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt. “My show is about the fact that I […]

Little Diana And The Big Fuzz

Inspired by the history and passion of the Motown music and era, Bree Langridge fronts Little Diana And The Big Fuzz. In the title role (a character inspired by the likes of Diana Ross and Tina Turner) Langridge takes us on a tumultuous personal journey that gets down to the roots of Motown. This isn’t your […]