Hot off the back of last year’s critically acclaimed program, famed Grote Street nightspot La Boheme is proud to present CABfringe for the 2013 Adelaide Fringe. Featuring twenty three acts and more than eighty performances over four weeks, CABfringe is the largest cabaret program at a single venue for the Fringe.
Not only is CABfringe jam-packed with celebrated cabaret artists from Australia and further afield, it also welcomes talented emerging artists and pushes the boundaries of the cabaret artform with experimental and cross-form presentations.
Golden Gibbo & Green Room Award winning songstress Geraldine Quinn (picture top right) performs her rock diva smash You’re the Voice: Songs for the Ordinary by an Anthemaniac. Sydney Short+Sweet Theatre award winner Taylor Klas brings us the hilarious Joanne’s Real World, a satirical mini musical about a Centrelink employee, and sexy-strange Melbourne duo The Bad Boys of Music Theatre return to Adelaide with their new comedy cabaret All Washed Up!
Closer to home, local favourite Sidonie Henbest sizzles with her signature combination of glamour and seduction in her new show Simply the Henbest, whilst newcomer Meg Doherty (graduate of the 2012 & 2013 Australian Cabaret Summer School) makes her Adelaide Fringe debut with The Girl Who Won’t Grow Up. Beyond the borders of conventional cabaret, CABfringe is pleased to host its first visual art exhibition in the upstairs exhibition space. Faun in a Fox Frock brings Bare Naked Fox– a fusion of nude drawings, wearable art pieces and poetry works, this free exhibition explores the nuances of the human body and mind.
From original musical comedy to rock-inspired power-cabaret, and with performances six nights a week from February 15th until March 17th, CABfringe will be the spot for cabaret this Fringe. Just like Hew Parham’s dazzling, gibberish-spouting Italian waiter Giovanni says “Just add audience, shake and stir creates cabaret explosiono!”