Australian Cabaret Summer School

January 16-22, 2011
AC Arts, 39 Light Square, Adelaide

Have you ever sat in the audience of a cabaret show wondering how that could be YOU on stage? Or maybe you’ve performed cabaret before and want to develop and broaden your skills.

The Australian Cabaret Summer School is an intensive program designed to deliver all the training and support you need to create a ten minute original solo cabaret piece.

Working with industry mentors who will guide you through the processes of deciding on a concept, selecting songs, devising a script and polishing your presentation, the Summer School provides you with the tools and encouragement to guide you to a successful performance.

Each participant at the Australian Cabaret Summer School will receive individual sessions with vocal, musical and writing mentors in addition to master class opportunities and group workshops throughout the week.

The Summer School culminates in two Cabaret Showcase nights where each participant will perform the ten minute piece they have devised during the week with a professional musical director, in a cabaret venue with full sound and lighting production.

Participants of all ages and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Registration & Welcome at La Boheme Sun Jan 16 6.30-8.30pm
Classes & Rehearsals Mon Jan 17 – Fri Jan 21 10am-5pm
Cabaret Showcase Performance Fri Jan 21 & Sat Jan 22


Catherine Campbell
Catherine is a singer, actor and teacher with a specific interest in cabaret. She has performed in music theatre and cabaret around Australia and in the USA, and has appeared in all Adelaide Cabaret Festivals to date. She has produced and written many solo shows, and was the first South Australian (and second Australian) to attend the Cabaret Conference at Yale, for which she was awarded a scholarship and an Arts SA grant.

Catherine was co-creator of the award-winning cult show “Berlin Cabaret”, founder of comedy cabaret “Gentlemen Prefer Curves” and co-wrote/starred in Frank Ford’s “My Blue Angel: Marlene Dietrich” which has toured South Australia and had a short season in NYC.
A highly sought after vocal/performance coach and singing teacher, Catherine teaches Music Theatre and Performance at Uni SA.

Matthew Carey
Matthew is a highly sought after pianist, arranger and musical director, who works extensively in Australia and abroad. In recent years, he has performed with some of the biggest names in cabaret including Tony Award winners Lillias White, Donna McKechnie and Liza Minnelli.

Nominated for a Helpmann Award for his musical direction of “Metro Street” (State Theatre Company, 2009), Matthew was Associate Musical Director for the London revival of Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” (2005-06). He accompanied acclaimed British song stylist Barb Jungr at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and subsequently on her first Australian Tour.

At the Adelaide Cabaret Festival has assisted Broadway composers Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, 2003), Maltby & Shire (Closer than Ever, 2004; Take Flight, 2004), and Andrew Lippa (A Wild Evening with Andrew Lippa, 2005; john & jen, 2005), was musical director of Ann Hampton Callaway’s “To Ella with Love” and worked with artists including Robyn Archer, Caroline O’Connor, Christine Anu, Christopher Green and Ali McGregor.

Matthew continues to develop cabaret shows locally and has a number of projects scheduled in Adelaide Fringe 2011 including “New York Nights”, “Viva la Franglaise” and “It’s a Dad Thing”.

Michael Morley
Bio to come.

$495 all inclusive
$450 earlybird (pay before 31/12/10)
Only 20 places are offered – so book early!


The Australian Cabaret Summer School is generously supported by: La Boheme

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