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When 9 to 5 The Musical hits the stage at the Festival Theatre this October, Eddie Perfect will be playing for boos and hisses rather than rapturous applause.
Of all the art forms, singing has arguably been hit hardest by COVID restrictions. This led to a particular sense of joy in the Adelaide Hills over the past week as some of the state’s best choirs were brought together by UKARIA under the guidance of a former member of the King’s Singers for a world-first ‘A Cappella Academy’.
Derek Smalls – ‘iconic bassist’ for fictional heavy metal group Spinal Tap – will take to the stage with You Am I when they perform their tribute show Majesty of Tap in one of the highlights of the 2022 Adelaide Guitar Festival line-up.
Years before he found fame as a film director, Scott Hicks was photographing rock stars at some of the hottest Adelaide concerts of the 1970s and ’80s. Now his images are being brought to life on the immersive screens at Light ADL.
Sabor a Cuba with Lazaro Numa are bringing music straight from the heart of Cuba to regional towns in South Australia.
A choir made up of teenagers living in residential care has found strength in performing a song created from the members’ shared experiences.
Remarkable music that is rarely played by orchestras was given prominence at this watershed event presented by the ASO. And it has drawn a line in the sand.”
This extraordinary mix of masterly storytelling and astute use of Bob Dylan songs has given the stage musical new heft and new meaning.
The stage is set for a sparkling Adelaide Cabaret Festival after this year’s Variety Gala showcase.
State Opera South Australia has announced it will present a new production of La Traviata at Her Majesty’s Theatre later this year, with artistic director Stuart Maunder promising it will be a visually stunning and unforgettable show.
It’s time to break out the sparkles and sequins and start planning for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival as artistic director Tina Arena unveils her program.
This UK-based ensemble – a selection of players from the full Chineke! orchestra – has debuted at the Adelaide Festival with an exuberant and delightful program, the centrepiece of which was a specially-commissioned work from one of Australia’s most important musicians and composers.
PHOTO GALLERY: Music lovers were out in force – and dancing with zeal – as WOMADelaide celebrated its 30th anniversary across the long weekend with a stellar line-up of artists that showcased the depth and breadth of Australia’s music talent.
There’s no pretence to perfection in Ella at Zardi’s, a truly transportive tribute act that at its heart is what the Fringe is all about. ★★★★
Call it what you will – masque, oratorio or pastoral opera – but Handel’s Acis and Galatea is a gem from the Baroque that needs only a little tender love and polish to win it over to any modern audience.
A cinematic reinvention of a 2004 concert with singer-songwriters Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, in collaboration with Paul Grabowsky, provides a portrait of two artists and what it means to come ‘home’.
The world has changed a lot since Courtney Barnett’s last Australian tour, but after two years the singer-songwriter is returning to the stage with new music and a newfound gratitude for live performance.
John Waters and his band bring to life the essence of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel with an animated performance that perfectly re-creates the theatricality of the original songs. ★★★★½
Anchored by Cal Williams Jr on guitar, this journey through highlights of the Mississippi and Georgia blues, with Mary Trees on percussion and Kory Horwood on double bass, is an utter delight. ★★★★★
In elegiac, epic splendour, four talented Australian singers pay homage to Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse – the five most distinguished members of the ill-fated 27 Club. ★★★★★
A group of local rock and classical musicians perform the 11 songs from The Beatles’ 1967 EP/film Magical Mystery Tour in this open-air show. The result is a mostly magical mystery tour de four. ★★★★