The Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival today announced a melting pot of a cabaret program, with a robust collection of styles and influences from a stunning range of local emerging stars and established international performers for its 11th annual festival. This will see over 45 events across 15 venues to be held from 1 – 24 June.
The program is highlighted by the inclusion of cabaret sensation, Pamela Shaw. Pamela returns to Adelaide with her show Naughty after seasons overseas at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and New York. Naughty brings a musical melange of songs by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Rickie Lee Jones and Amanda McBroom together with pop, blues and contemporary Broadway. Strap yourself in for the humour and poignancy that is the irrepressible Shaw.
Legendary multimedia crooning weirdo Tomás Ford joins the program offering three laugh-out-loud cabaret thrill rides – in a row, all in one night at La Bohéme! Opening with CRAPTACULAR! Ford brings hilariously warped covers of terrible pop songs, followed by his musical spy thriller CHASE! Before finishing with the comedic nervous breakdown of BRAWL! Ford will also take you back to 1987 for the most ridiculous party in the world and some Oz Style Aerobics with his separate show, Crap Music Rave Party at The Hindley.
Kicking off this year’s Cabaret Fringe proceedings is the Opening Night Gala featuring stars from across the Cabaret Fringe, hosted by Creative Director Jennifer Kingwell on June 1 at The German Club.
Cabaret Fringe Festival Director Paul Boylon said he is thrilled to launch the festival at The German Club bringing another year of Cabaret delights.
“With a breathtaking bevy of wonderful performers showcasing the breadth and talent of the Cabaret Fringe, it’s time to dust off those top hats, preen those feathers and get primed for another wonderful festival season – viva la Cabaret Fringe!”
Other program highlights announced today include Allegria After Dark, harmonies of Adelaide’s acclaimed acapella group in Adelaide’s Treasury Tunnels. Kitty Van Horne’s iDenTITTY a cabaret adventure into the world of breast ownership, tap and jazz from Diana Scalzi in Bacharach ‘n’ Tap and Cross Legged a story of hopeful cabaret star Cody a self-proclaimed pessimist confided to a wheelchair.
2018 also brings the introduction of a brand new initiative in the Salon Discussion & Masterclass Series, an opportunity to join Cabaret Fringe artists for a series of intimate discussions and masterclasses at the home of Cabaret Fringe, La Bohéme. This is part of Cabaret Fringe’s commitment to artist development and creating future pathway opportunities for emerging artists. Salon Discussion & Masterclass Series are free for all artists and eligible music/performing arts students in South Australia.