There were some bigger laughs here and there but, for the most part, it felt rather like a re-run of segments from shows that Lenny Henry had done long ago.
Jack Charles tells the story of his very colourful life, from being one of the ‘stolen generation’, through good times and bad, to the position that he occupies today as a respected elder and social reformer.
At the end of the show the entire audience leapt to its feet as one, clapping wildly, a fitting tribute to this member of Broadway royalty who had brought so much pleasure to those present.
Sherie Rene Scott's marvellous voice and the excellent arrangements combine to make al of the songs so amazingly fresh and new.
A lot of excitement and applause was generated by the very fast picking of the two guitarists in their solos, with the fingers of their left hands flying over the frets.
This was a fine example of that smooth, sophisticated, modern New York cabaret, and an interesting comparison to the Weimar Kabarett of some of the other performances
Once again, the standards of the performances were very high. This was a good chance to see some of the future performers on the Australian and, perhaps, world cabaret scene.
Presented by The Adelaide Cabaret Festival Reviewed Thursday 14th June 2012 Performing as the Andrews Sisters, Maxene, Patty and LaVerne, three Western Australian songbirds, Maree Cole, Katie McKee, and Sherry-Anne Hayes, recreate a Command Performance radio programme. These were broadcast to troops during WWII as well as to those at home in America. The trio […]
Katie Noonan’s concert was inspired by seeing a collection of love tokens, created by convicts engraving messages on Cartwheel pennies to send to loved ones left behind.
This was a great concert that gave Espinosa ample opportunity to display the range of her musical interests as well as show the enormous range of her voice and her ability to encompass so many different styles.
From the moment that Keira Daley stated that she felt physically ill whenever somebody misused an apostrophe, I new I had found a kindred spirit.
Camille O'Sullivan leaves it in no doubt that she is one of the greatest living cabaret artists.
This is a different side of Mark Nadler, another of the many facets on this cabaret diamond. There is one more performance tonight. If you can get a ticket, do so. This is real cabaret.
This is a world class performance with world-wide, universal appeal. If Bernadette Robinson does not get to tour the globe with this production, then there is something very wrong, somewhere.
There was no doubt at all about the popularity of Lea Salonga, and the effect that this marvellous concert had had on those who were lucky enough to have tickets.
This production was, in fact, just an illustrated biographical lecture on the life of Lena Horne. James Gavin stood at a lectern reading sections from his book, with slides, videos and a few songs interspersed..
Angela Harding has a superb voice and a great vocal range. She is a valuable addition to the Australian cabaret scene.
Presented by 2012 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Reviewed Friday 8th June 2012 Eddie Perfect, winner of the 2011 Helpmann Award for Best Cabaret Performer, is presenting his new show, which is one of the opening night performances for this year’s Cabaret Festival and an Adelaide première. The publicity tells us that this “is a kind of […]
Kate Ceberano has secured an impressive line-up of acclaimed international, national and local artists in her debut year as Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.