Category: Performing Art

Performing Art

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

RAW: Cabaret Fringe Festival Gala – The Promethean – 1 June

The Cabaret Fringe Festival – the lesser known cousin of the international Cabaret Festival – high-kicked off to a grand start at The Prom on 1 June 2011. One of my favourite venues in Adelaide, the intimate Prom accommodated both distinguished guests and keen punters for a high energy display of the best of the June fest.

RAW: The Zoo Story – Space – Til 4th June – 4K

This is a simple play – one act, one lazing set and two players – but it conveys a myriad of meanings and issues that broach social class and taboos, the contented and safe pretences and hubris of the gainfully and well rewarded employed the those who struggle day by day.

RAW: Elevate – Higher Ground – Cab Fringe Preview

Last night’s vignettes of what patrons can expect at this year’s Cabaret Fringe Festival augur well for a strong season when it kicks off on Wednesday with its Royal Gala at the Promethean.

RAW: Molly’s Shoes – Bakehouse – Til 4th June – 3.5K

As an example of what is possible in local amateur or independent theatre, Molly’s Shoes is worthy of the attention of any theatre lover. 3.5K

RAW: Modern American Masters – Early Worx – Higher Ground

This was a teriffic local production well worth engaging with for a short dose, straight up, of Americana in all its kitschiness, tragedy and brashness. 3.5K