Category: Cabaret

Cabaret

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Chita Rivera’s My Broadway

Ms Rivera exudes a vibrancy and happiness while performing which it is absolutely impossible not to enjoy. Dressed simply but elegantly in a flattering red dress with matching, sparkly shoes, Chita lit up the stage as she shimmied, kicked and spun her way through her set. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Lisa Hunt

You’re not going to get anything new in Lisa Hunt’s show but what you’re going to get is a voice that can bring the house down, and for the majority of the show it sure does.

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Olivia Newton John – 4K

Banner act for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Olivia Newton John, produced everything Festival organisers and her fans desired – a packed Festival Theatre audience that was unafraid to give her rousing standing ovations. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Glenn Shorrock – 4K

Elizabeth boy, Glenn Shorrock returned to his home town giving him and his audience an enjoyable trip down memory lane. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Fringe – A Doll’s House – Higher Ground – 3.5K

This was a wonderful opportunity to see some of the country’s leading burlesque artistes do their thing and had it had the audience it deserved, the extra energy may have helped it to live up to its potential. 3.5K

RAW: Cabaret Fringe – La Chevre Noir – La Boheme – 4K

This is classic cabaret, with great singers, a mixture of soulful and cheeky songs, a vague storyline to string it all together and over-the-top characters to inject humourous banter in the spaces between songs. It was well-balanced, with new and old, well-known and more obscure pieces, class and cliché. 4K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – The Magnets – 4.5K

More than a mouthful of supreme entertainment. 4.5K

RAW: Cabaret Festival – Variety Gala Performance – 5K

The piece de resistance was watching the most successful Australian singer of all time, Olivia Newton John, take to the stage to close the night, performing “Xanadou” and wowing the crowds. 5K

RAW: Cabaret Festival Preview – 10-25 June – Festival Centre

Once the rush of Mad March is over, it is easy to forget that there is anything else going on in Adelaide until, well… the following March. That, of course, is not the case, with the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2011 kicking off in grand showbiz style on 10 June 2011.

RAW: Cabaret Fringe – Schmoo in Odyssey Schmodyssey – Tuxedo Cat – 3.5K

Hew Parham creates a character that is emotionally generous and sincere. At the same time, the show is also very silly and absurd, making Schmoo a good mixture of comedy and tragedy. 3.5K