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CABARET FESTIVAL – JASON KRAVITS – OFF THE TOP! – 4K

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Witty, clever and a master of silliness Kravits displays a formidable talent for infectious comic improv cabaret. As we arrived at our Banquet Room tables pen and paper were awaiting our suggestions : words to live by, a place, a thing, an adjective, a short phrase, our last text sent or received. Kravits, transformed into …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT – 3.5K

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by Riccardo Barone Total eclipse of the heart… just because a partial one is not enough! Sunglasses at night, an iconic song just to describe a past generation made up with heartaches, hangovery headaches, stories of everyday life that sucks more and more, sadness as a life-pose and success as time line life crescendo (from …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – CHRISTINA BIANCO – 5K

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by Riccardo Barone What happens if Cher would consider having a try on Barbara Streisand’s one? How would it sound like if Whitney Houston starts to sing Celine Dion? Christina Bianco’s voice is extremely flexible, in a continuous metamorphosis, a firework with a noticeable virtuosity which states “We are our past heroes”. It is impossible …

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3.5K – The Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016 – Starman – Sven Ratzke – The Space Theatre – 3.5K

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By Tom Eckert     Sven Ratzke, a Dutch man performing the work of Bowie inhabits the Space Theatre like a moody wolf prowling the stage (and occasionally the auditorium). He owns the space he occupies and does so it the most flashy of ways. This man has a reservedly rich voice comfortable in all …

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CABARET FESTIVAL – The Glen Miller Orchestra – The Festival Theatre – 2K

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By Tom Eckert The Glen Miller Orchestra, a Goliath from an era past. As a young jazz lover I must admit I was glad to have the chance to see this band (or at least the band ten or so iterations away from the original 1938 lineup). A sentiment, it would seem, that was shared …

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Hannah Gadsby: Art Lite – Artspace – Cabaret Festival – 4K

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By Tom Eckert Hannah Gadsby; a self deprecating, paradoxically self-effacing every-woman has hit onto a winning format here. Capitalising on the fact that she is over-qualified for a comedian but under-qualified as a lecturer she recognises the niche and creates the happy medium. What you are left with is ‘Art Lite’ a quasi-lecture (including the …

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Under the Influence – Class of Cabaret Grads – Cabaret Festival – Artspace – 4K

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By Tom Eckert For the uninitiated, the Class of Cabaret is a project of Kim Spargo; a name we are seeing more and more due to her own shows as well as high profile collaborations with people such as the directors of Adelaide’s festivals. A program where hand-picked high-schoolers who are already displaying burgeoning talent …

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Karrin Allyson Quartet – Dunstan Playhouse -Cabaret Festival – 3K

By Tom Eckert Karrin Allyson and her quartet really know how to fill a room. Her reputation clearly precedes her – practically packing the Dunstan Playhouse. Going for a run through the modern American jazz influence, dipping from time to time into Latin grooves and the French songwriters.This quartet is clearly practiced with each other …

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