Surrounded by a large crowd of people chanting, laughing and toasting their schooners in the Famous Spiegeltent, you can find yourself wondering: Just because we can sing, should we?
As wild and eclectic as the original album, Liner Notes Live: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is a fabulous chocolate-box of Bowie-inspired performances.
Adelaide Cabaret Festival artistic director Julia Zemiro nominates six highlights – from classic cabaret acts to the unexpected – amid an eclectic line-up of festival performances featuring more than 380 artists over 16 days.
Australian musician Roscoe James Irwin re-creates the music of American jazz trumpeter and singer Chet Baker in this fittingly soulful tribute.
Could there be a more consummate or captivating cabaret performance than Paul Capsis – dressed in leather, fur and full make-up – singing ‘Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)’ in the Famous Spiegeltent?
Broadway Bound (but not gagged) sees Sydney-born performer Kaye Tuckerman tell the tale of her dogged pursuit of the Broadway dream in a performance featuring songs ranging from musical classics to an ABBA medley.
UK company Flabbergast Theatre invites audience members to lose themselves in a delightfully sinful world filled with thieves, lovers and vagrants in the Australian premiere of The Swell Mob.
Taxithi vividly employs story and song to convey the complexities of displacement from a home country – in this case, Greece during the 1950s and ‘60s – with politics, family tensions, hardship, hope, pride and grief all powerfully represented.
Infectious grooves, frenetic tap dancing and witty Brooklyn banter make a night with The Hot Sardines more like a party than a show.
Did someone say ‘musical’ and ‘Judy Garland’ in the same sentence? Yes, it’s Cabaret Festival time in Adelaide, and End of the Rainbow is a hot ticket that will make you both laugh and cry.
Max Savage and a band of four other local musicians will perform a Cabaret Festival show in the Famous Speigeltent which promises to paint a “gritty and vibrant” picture of what happens in Adelaide when the sun goes down.