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WELCOME The Government is proud to continue its support of Adelaide Festival Centre’s celebrated Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Adelaide Cabaret Festival was recognised as South Australia’s best major event and festival in the 2016 South Australian Tourism Awards. This is a great achievement in the festival state and a testament to the power of the arts and cabaret to bring people together and light up the city as it does each June. With Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Riverbank undergoing an exciting period of renewal and change, I encourage you to discover what’s new at Adelaide Cabaret Festival this year and join me in looking forward to all the redevelopment’s completion will bring! THE HON JACK SNELLING Minister for the Arts

Our fun festival of cabaret is an explosion of artistic creativity, as we mount the biggest and best cabaret festival in the world. Adelaide Cabaret Festival continues to lead the way in revitalising the wonderful interactive art form of cabaret. The cabaret artist shares personal stories and interpretations of songs that reveal the artist’s own thoughts, loves and views of the world. The cabaret artist touches our humanity by sharing with us those special personal moments of beauty and truth. Cabaret explores the many sides of being human, the rational and the irrational in all of us. It appeals to our sensitivity. It jolts our compassionate intelligence. It laughs at our follies. Cabaret is an exciting experience not to be missed. I thank my fellow Festival Advocacy Committee members. FRANK FORD AM Chair, Advocacy Committee Adelaide Cabaret Festival

Welcome to Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017! Returning artistic directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect have delivered an impressive, radical program. The cabaret spirit is stronger than ever. This year’s Festival invites you to engage with Adelaide Festival Centre’s venues like never before. We’ve repositioned Wintergarden, introduced a new venue, and a number of program highlights will grace Her Majesty’s Theatre’s stage. With redevelopment works underway, please visit the Adelaide Cabaret Fesitval website before your visit for up to date access information. Thank you to our Adelaide Cabaret Festival patrons. Your enthusiasm and loyalty bring this festival to life. I also thank our sponsors for their generous support and the dedicated staff and volunteers who are key to the success of this award-winning festival. DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

REDEVELOPMENT INFORMATION The redevelopment of Adelaide Festival Centre and Festival Plaza is underway. The end result will be a world class arts and entertainment precinct for South Australians and visitors to enjoy. We are working on:

˙ Modern foyers with upgraded facilities ˙ New food and beverage options ˙ Technical equipment upgrades ˙ A children’s art playground ˙ New northern promenade and entrances ˙ Adelaide’s very own Walk of Fame

Visit the website for maps and the most up to date access information before your visit. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ redevelopment

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Please see inside back cover for important access information and car parking options and deals.


THE TABLES ARE TU RNING ON THIS PLACE...

We hope you love the changes we’ve made to this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival! The Wintergarden has moved from the Terrace to its new home on the Riverdeck outside the Dunstan Playhouse so you can now overlook the river and Adelaide Oval. From this side of the building you’ll take in most Cabaret Festival activities and venues including the fabulous Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent (Adelaide Convention Centre lawns). Last year Eddie and I posed the question, ‘What comes next’. This year, with Adelaide Festival Centre under renovation, the world feeling upturned, and the Festival Theatre full of ‘revolting’ children, an underlying sense of revolution couldn’t help but appear… We have programmed great story-tellers, acts that present an entirely different world view to our own, performers that challenge our perception of physicality, gender and aesthetics, new original writing, and some of the finest songbook interpreters in the world. There are performers that you already know and love, dream acts that have been on our wish list for years and acts that we have only just discovered. This year things are going to look a little bit different. Rooms won’t be where they used to be and new spaces will appear. The tables are indeed turning, but I think you’ll find everything you love about this glorious winter festival just around that previously unnoticed corner… ALI McGREGOR Artistic Director Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017

To say it’s been a tumultuous year would be an understatement. The world seems to have shifted since the last note was sung at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016. Once again, Ali and I have assembled a glorious roster of artists who are here to upset the apple cart, shift your perspective, turn over the tables and stain your glad rags with their infectious world-view. As always, we have the world’s best cabaret artists on hand to dig under the comfortable outer-layers of virtue, love, war, propriety and truth. We hope that you’ll enter this festival with the same astonishing open-mindedness as you’ve brought time and time again to the experience of cabaret. 2017 promises to be intimate, unsettling, uplifting and filled with delightful chaos. We hope you’ll get dirty with us, take it all for a spin and come up smelling like roses. The table is set and waiting; all we need is you to come and turn it over. EDDIE PERFECT

Artistic Director Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2017

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CONTENTS 05 / 20 / 15 / 33 / 44 / 06 / 38 / 16 / 32 / 10 / 13 / 27 / 14 / 42 / 42 / 18 / 41 / 31 / 07 / 09 / 22 / 35 / 04 / 08 / 16 / 33 / 32 / 11 / 37 / 26 / 03 / 25 / 43 / 15 / 14 / 17 / 19 / 36 / 24 / 26 / 44 / 40 / 36 / 08 / 45 / 40 / 39 / 23 / 34 / 21 / 11 / 22 / 04 / 12 /

Alan Cumming - Sings Sappy Songs Ancient Rain Backstage Club - Murray Hill Backstage Club - Ali McGregor Backstage Club - Reuben Kaye Bill Frisell - When You Wish Upon a Star Black - Le Gateau Chocolat Bourgeouis & Maurice BREL - The Immortal Troubadour Bridget Everett - Pound It! Briefs - Close Encounters Cabaret Dinner Carlotta - Queen of the Cross Catherine Alcorn - Cathartic Class of Cabaret Courtney Act - The Girl From Oz CYrens - The Swinging Songbook of Cy Coleman Dahlesque - Elise McCann Dianne Reeves Dillie Keane - Hello Dillie Dusty Limits - Grin Effie - The Virgin Bride Family Gala Gillian Cosgriff - To the Moon and Back ยกHispanic Attack! - Ryan Gonzalez Hush 16 - A Piece of Quiet Kim David Smith - Morphium Kabarett Lady Beatle - Naomi Price Lady Rizo - Multiplied Lior & ASQ - Love, Loss and Compassion Matilda The Musical Meow Meow - Souvenir Michael Feinstein - Sinatra and Friends Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie One Suitcase Four Stories - Linda Catalano Out of Earshot - KAGE Pajama Men - Pterodactyl Nights Peter & Bambi Heaven - The Magic Inside Peter Coleman-Wright and Nexas Quartet Promise and Promiscuity - Penny Ashton Retrospective - Class of Cabaret Graduates Reuben Kaye - Journey to the Centre of Attention Second Wedding Singer - Simon Hall Songs For Lovers (And Other Idiots) - Roulston & Young Songs of Love & Revolution - Closing Variety Gala Strange Bedfellows - Bedlam Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Vika Bull & Debra Byrne The Idea of North with Kaichiro Kitamura - Groove Sessions The Sound of Falling Stars - Cameron Goodall The Very Worst of The Tiger Lillies Three Mikados - Colin Lane, David Collins & Amy G Tina Del Twist - Gold Class Variety Gala Performance Vigil - Christie Whelan-Browne

CONTENTS OTHER INFORMATION 57 / Access services 56 / Booking Information 28-30 / Booking Calendar 57 / Car parking 56 / Contact Details 47 / Exhibitions 46 / Free Events 57 / Pedestrian/Vehicle Detours 48 / Premium Entertainment 48 / Wine & Dine


THE ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, LOUISE WITHERS, MICHAEL COPPEL AND MICHAEL WATT PRESENT

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

UK

EASILY THE STANDOUT MUSICAL OF THE DECADE. SUNDAY TIMES, UK

IT’S HARD TO IMAGINE A SHOW CAPTURING THE SPIRIT OF ROALD DAHL’S LITERARY WORLD MORE PERFECTLY THAN THIS ONE. THE OBSERVER, UK

Matilda The Musical is the multi-award winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company, inspired by the beloved book by the incomparable Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 70 international awards, including 15 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to delight audiences in London, Australia and on tour around the USA.

21 MAY/

16JUL ADELAIDE PREMIERE

FESTIVAL THEATRE

2hr 40mins (incl interval) 6+ Contains lasers, strobe lighting, tobacco simulated prop cigarettes and theatrical haze. Lock out period applies.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Adult A Res from $ 85* Premium $150 Adult A Res from $120 Adult B Res from $ 99 Adult C Res from $ 55 (restricted view)

FROM 21 MAY FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED SEASON.

Book DENNIS KELLY Music and Lyrics TIM MINCHIN

*Selected performances only.

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VARIETY GALA PERFORMANCE It's Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s big opening night of big stars, big fun and serious variety…times two! Featuring the best of what the opening weekend has to offer, the Variety Gala Performance is packed with glamour, comedy and stunning performances not to be missed. We dare you to defy winter's clasp, walk the red carpet and spend a night (or two) in cabaret revolutionary bliss.

JUN ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

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FAMILY GALA

After last year’s roaring response, the Family Gala is back - ensuring that even the littlest cabaret lovers can get in on the fun. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Something on Saturday in true Adelaide Cabaret Festival style; dress up, strut your stuff on the red carpet and show off your dance moves at this year’s Family Gala! Sample this mixed-bag of goodies (including Young Adelaide Voices Junior Choir) hosted by Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect. Come early for a pre-show concert: Fiddle Fest by Adelaide Youth Orchestra’s youngest musicians, the Adelaide Youth Strings, conducted by Martin Butler - 1:30pm in the foyer.

TEN OUT OF TEN FOR FAMILY-FRIENDLY FUN, HIGH-ENERGY MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, AND A SENSE OF OCCASION.

Fri & Sat 8pm

09/10

A PINT-SIZED VARIETY GALA!

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St

90mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

PLAY & GO

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $ 79.90 Concession $ 74.90 Premium Adult A Res Adult Conc Adult B Res Conc B Res GreenRoom

$104.90 $ 84.90 $ 79.90 $ 69.90 $ 64.90 $ 39.95

AN AMAZING NIGHT OF MUSIC, COMEDY AND THEATRIC. AMPLIFY

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JUN ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

Sat 2:30pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St 60mins 1-100 years

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All

$20

Adult Conc/Child Family (2+2)

$25 $20 $80

Images: Claudio Raschellá

DOUBLE THE DELIGHT, DOUBLE THE TROUBLE.


A L A N CUMMING

UK

FORGET SEXY. ALAN CUMMING IS BRINGING CABARET BACK.

SINGS SAPPY SONGS

AN ICON TO BEHOLD… UNAPOLOGETICALLY HIMSELF, AND WITH A TALENT LIKE THAT, HE HAS NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE. BILLBOARD

ALAN CUMMING

Named one of the most fun people in show business by Time Magazine, Olivier and Tony Award winning actor, singer and author Alan Cumming makes his Cabaret Festival debut with a raucous one-man show – a wildly entertaining mix of intimate stories from the sentimental to the sassy and witty reinterpretations of pop songs and stage classics. The show is inspired by Cumming’s year hosting the infamous Club Cumming in his dressing room during the revival of Cabaret on Broadway and recently scored rave reviews during a residency at New York’s legendary Carlyle Hotel. Joining him on stage for a night of irreverent humour and mischief-making is long-time collaborator and Emmy Award winning musical director Lance Horne and band. Alan Cumming is as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes, and an irresistible presence in any room. He’s garnered a legion of fans through his career, including his acclaimed turn as Eli Gold on CBS’s The Good Wife, his work as a columnist, and author of the New York Times best selling memoir, Not My Father's Son.

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Sun 8pm

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE Grote St

90mins 16+

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $74.90 Concession $69.90 Premium Adult Concession

$89.90 $79.90 $74.90

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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USA

10/11

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

Sat 7pm Sun 6:30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

75mins All Ages

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Adult $61.90 Concession $56.90 Premium Adult Concession

$76.90 $66.90 $61.90

B I L L FRISELL

WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR GUITAR GENIUS PAINTS THE SILVER SCREEN. Featuring PETRA HADEN, THOMAS MORGAN & RUDY ROYSTON

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Bill Frisell’s bold and inventive playing is often compared to Miles Davis’ virtuosity. A revered guitarist, composer and Grammy® Award winner, his career spans 35 years and 250 recordings. Despite fascinating digressions into avant-garde, noise, bop, folk, country, bluegrass, rock, blues, pop and classical music, he has remained true to jazz. For this concert, Bill is accompanied by three stellar talents and includes selections from his latest recording, When You Wish Upon a Star — unique interpretations of American cinema’s classic tracks.


DIANNE REEVES Dianne Reeves has a vast repertoire that traverses genres with ease, always providing a perfect vehicle to express her vast talent, virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique stylings in jazz and R&B. Not only has she been acknowledged with five Grammy® Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album, she has also been accorded an honorary doctorate of music from Julliard. Her timeless voice, vivacious personality and the sheer force of her performance have captivated audiences worldwide. And now, experience the incomparable range, phrasing and timing of this natural wonder – not to be missed.

ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL, PURPOSEFUL, AND ACCURATE VOICES OF THIS OR ANY TIME. WYNTON MARSALIS

USA

UNEQUIVOCALLY, THE PRE-EMINENT JAZZ VOCALIST OF OUR AGE.

Mon 7pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St

1hr 50mins (incl interval) All Ages

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JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Image: Jerris Madison

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $74.90 Concession $69.90 Premium Adult Concession

$89.90 $79.90 $74.90

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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GILLiAN COSGRIFF

AN ENERGETIC, MUSICAL, SASSY, INTELLIGENT PIECE OF COMEDY GENIUS. THE CLOTHESLINE

Image: Sin Bozkurt

TO THE MOON AND BACK

UK

SONGS FOR LOVERS (AND OTHER IDIOTS) ROULSTON & YOUNG

AUS

09/11

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Seriously, name one space movie where nobody dies. You can’t, can you? When Gill thinks about the future, instead of dazzling new horizons and exciting possibilities, all she can think about is the impending doom of the probable apocalypse. This award winning star has been selling out seasons and garnering accolades for years with her charming style of musical Fri & Sat 7:15pm comedy. See her before the world Sun 9:45pm inevitably ends.

ARTSPACE

60mins 16+ Coarse language

Premium Adult Concession

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$36.90 $31.90 $26.90

Written and performed by SARAH-LOUISE YOUNG and MICHAEL ROULSTON

09/11

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $26.90 Concession $21.90

As you might expect after a decade writing and performing cabaret in close collaboration, Sarah-Louise Young and Michael Roulston share an effortless bonhomie, a polished performance and a plethora of accolades including the Best Musical Variety Act in the London Cabaret Awards and The Stage Award at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. What you might not expect is the dazzling wit and virtuosity that international critics consider to be cabaret at its consummate best.

FEEL THE FEAR AND LAUGH ANYWAY.

JUN AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

ONLY FOOLS FALL IN LOVE. Fri & Sat 9:45pm Sun 7:15pm

ARTSPACE

70mins 12+ Coarse language

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Adult Concession

$26.90 $21.90

Premium Adult Concession

$36.90 $31.90 $26.90


UK

DILLIE KEANE HELLO DILLIE EXUDES FADED GLAMOUR, A BIT LIKE BRIGHTON SEA FRONT. DAILY MAIL

After 33 years of social and political satire with her musical cabaret trio, Fascinating Aïda, this old trouper extraordinaire is flying solo with a fond look back on her love’s labours lost. Dillie’s songwriting has been compared to Tom Lehrer, Noël Coward and Cole Porter, albeit with a generous sprinkling of unwarranted smut. With some brand new songs, grand old favourites, gorgeous odes of love and disgracefully filthy ditties, she will break your heart, mend it and then send it to the cleaners for pressing. And she’ll give you her recipe for chutney, too. Written by DILLIE KEANE with ADÈLE ANDERSON

Image: Steve Ullathorne

09/11

JUN AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

Fri & Sat 6:30pm Sun 3:30pm

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 70mins 16+ Coarse language

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 Premium Adult Concession

UNIQUE SATIRES OF THE HEART.

$51.90 $46.90 $41.90 ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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BRIDGET EVERETT

USA

POUND IT!

BOLD, BRASH AND DELICIOUSLY BAWDY. She’s been called "the most exciting performer in New York City" on the cover of the Village Voice, and "raw and riotous" by The New York Times. Her film and TV credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Lady Dynamite, Sex and The City, Trainwreck and Girls. She’s headlined extensively across the USA and has taken comedy festivals by storm the world over. Don’t miss the force of nature that is comedian and alt-cabaret star Bridget Everett when she brings her glorious voice and ballsy cabaret to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival!

09/10

PREMIERE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 Premium Adult Concession GreenRoom

10

$51.90 $46.90 $41.90 $23.45

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

60mins 16+ Coarse language and nudity

Multiply the mouthy, flesh-jiggling early Bette Midler by one hundred, give her the super-plus-size figure and fashion sense of Divine, the John Waters diva, and the manners of a Flintstone, and you’ve got a rough approximation of Bridget Everett... NEW YORK TIMES Image: Todd Oldham

JUN ADELAIDE

Fri & Sat 9:30pm


GILBERT & SULLIVAN MEET THEIR LORD HIGH EXECUTIONERS.

AUS/USA

AUS

Tonight, you are going to meet the woman who inspired The Beatles’ biggest hits, including 'Eleanor Rigby', 'Penny Lane' and 'Yesterday'. This fantastical tale, grown out of real stories, stars one of Australia’s leading cabaret and theatre performers - Naomi Price (The Voice Australia) - who wowed audiences as Adele in Rumour Has It last festival. Get back to this magical mystery tour through The Beatles’ immortal catalogue, re-imagined and reinterpreted with scintillating original arrangements performed by this world-class vocalist and a band of Australia’s top musicians.

COLIN LANE, DAVID COLLINS & AMY G

A production by The Little Red Company and La Boite.

Musical Director JOHN THORN

Created by ADAM BRUNES & NAOMI PRICE

INCREDIBLE PIPES... AND BUCKETS OF CHARM. THE COURIER-MAIL Fri 7pm Sat 1pm Sun 9pm

09/11

Image: Dylan Evans

THREE MIKADOS

Image: James Penlidis

NAOMI PRICE

L A D Y BEATLE

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

70mins 12+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $46.90 Concession $41.90 Premium Adult Concession

$61.90 $51.90 $46.90

They’ll kill you with laughter but at least they won’t murder the songs. Colin Lane (Lano & Woodley), David Collins (The Umbilical Brothers) and Amy G (Club Swizzle, Entershamement) are going head to head with Gilbert & Sullivan. The surprise is their voices are almost as good as their jokes. This reduced re-telling of the light-opera classic by these favourite professional idiots will delight G&S fans and the uninitiated alike.

11/12

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

Sun 3pm Mon 5pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

70mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 Premium Adult Concession

$51.90 $46.90 $41.90

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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VIGIL

AUS A PRODIGAL DAUGHTER RETURNS TO HIJACK CHRISTMAS EVE AND MAKE A BAD NIGHT WORSE.

C H R I ST I E WHELANB ROW N E

ALMOST EVERY MOVE WHELAN BROWNE MAKES IS FUNNY... SHE CONVEYS HONESTY WITH TOUCHING DIRECTNESS.. THE AGE

GLAMOUR, PRESENCE, FLAWLESS TIMING. SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

STEVE VIZARD

BEAUTIFUL

Director ANDY PACKER

THE GUARDIAN Commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Supported by Arts Centre Melbourne.

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10/12

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

Sat & Mon 4:30pm Sun 7:30pm

SPACE THEATRE

70mins 16+

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 Premium Adult Concession

$51.90 $46.90 $41.90

Image: Jeff Busby

Christmas Eve: a time for peace, love, carols, reunion and family. But not this Christmas Eve. Not this reunion. Liz, the 30-something prodigal daughter bursts through the door after years of sybaritic globe-trotting. A musical and theatrical tour de force, stunningly portrayed by Christie Whelan Browne, Liz is talented, shameless, beautiful, troubled and hilariously needy. But this time she wants more than pinot gris, a loan, and to borrow her mother’s clothes – she wants answers. Whelan Browne’s compelling voice, accompanied by piano giant Joe Chindamo and violin virtuoso Zoë Black, dazzles Written by in a mesmerising journey FUN, SCINTILLATING, of song and theatrical IMPUDENT, ACHINGLY Composer JOE CHINDAMO intimacy.


BRIEFS

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FREAKISH, FUNNY AND BEAUTIFUL THE SCOTSMAN

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS A GLITTER BOMB OF CIRCUS, DRAG AND BURLESQUE... WITH BALLS.

Image: John Tsiavis

AUS

Combine the traditions of circus, the extremities of physical theatre, the artistry of drag, the bravado of burlesque, the debauchery of speakeasies and the showmanship of cabaret and you have Briefs’ spaced-out brand of boy-lesque. Having glitter-bombed the planet, these Brisbane boys have landed in Adelaide and are raring to go in an all new show that boldly goes beyond the limits of masculinity, taste and decency. Expect interstellar aerials, athletic artistry and warped speed-strippers from outer space in this close encounter of the ungirded kind.

09/11

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Fri, Sat & Sun 10:30pm

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

70mins 18+ Coarse language; nudity; haze effects; strobe lighting

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Adult $49.90 Concession $39.90

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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AN AUDIENCE WITH THE QUEEN.

A THEATRICAL ADVENTURE IN ITALIAN FOOD, FAMILY AND CULTURE.

AUS

C A R L OT TA QUEEN OF THE CROSS

Australian icon, political activist, showbiz royalty, living legend: Carlotta has led an extraordinary life. Outrageously funny and brutally honest, the inspiration for Priscilla, Queen of the Desert takes you on another whirlwind ride with songs and stories from 50 years on and off the stage. Accompanied by Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths, she sings the classics by Berlin, Rogers & Hart, Sondheim and her dear friend Peter Allen. Musical Director MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

CRAZY, HILARIOUS AND ALL-ROUND ENTERTAINING. SCENSTR

11/12

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE 14

ONE SUITCASE FOUR STORIES LINDA CATALANO

Linda's nonna told her best stories in the kitchen. So, in this small show with a big heart, Linda invites us all to join her family for one night. To sit around the table, to hear and share tales of her immigrant family, just like when she was little. Stories spill over the kitchen bench and into your imagination as we share a glass of wine or two and enjoy a fantastic traditional Italian feast we prepare together, including antipasto, lasagna, salad, coffee and cannoli. Mangia, tutti! FULL OF HEART-WARMING STORIES OF LOVE AND BELLY-WARMING ITALIAN FOOD.

Sun 7:30pm Mon 3:30pm

THEATRE PRESS

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 70mins 16+ Coarse language

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $36.90 Concession $31.90 Premium Adult Concession

$46.90 $41.90 $36.90

Sun 12:30pm

BISTRO

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60mins

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Adult Concession

$49.90 $39.90

Image: Sarah Walker

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FROM RAMSAY STREET TO ABBEY ROAD.

AUS

BACKSTAGE

CL UB USA

MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

HOSTED by MURRAY HILL

LUCKY: SONGS BY KYLIE

First Madonna. Then Annie Lennox. Now, Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths and writer/director Dean Bryant reunite to explore the songs, stories and locomotion of our very own impossible princess Kylie Minogue. Backed by a three-piece band, Michael gives a five-star ride to all the songs you can’t get out of your head. Put your hand on your heart and step back in time. Commissioned by Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

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GRIFFITHS IS OBSCENELY TALENTED. BROADWAY BABY (UK)

Image: Claudio Raschellá

09/11

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

Writer DEAN BRYANT Musical Director MICHAEL GRIFFITHS

Fri & Sat 7:30pm Sun 3:30pm

SPACE THEATRE

65mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 Premium Adult Concession GreenRoom

$51.90 $46.90 $41.90 $23.45

SHOWBIZ! Join New York night-life legend, comedian and internationally renowned entertainer Murray Hill for three late nights of ad-libbing, wise-cracking mayhem. As “the emcee of choice” (New York Magazine) in the neo-burlesque scene, Murray’s razor sharp wit and frenetic showman antics have delighted audiences worldwide for over a decade. He’s the host for Club Swizzle and emcee for burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese, and now the hardest working middle-aged man in show business returns to Adelaide to inject oldschool comic flair into late nights at the festival.

09/11

JUN

Fri, Sat & Sun 10:30pm

SPACE THEATRE Presale $25 On the Door $30

120mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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PREPARE TO HAVE YOUR BON-BON SHAKEN.

THE LATEST FASHION IN MUSICAL SATIRE.

UK

BOURGEOIS & MAURICE HOW TO SAVE THE WORLD WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Digging their shellac nails deep into our post-modern, post-gender, post-Brexit world, this hyper-surreal, highfashion duo delivers a provocative, thought-provoking and hysterical catwalk through the quagmire of current affairs. A smash hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, this critically acclaimed feast for the eyes is like a Kanye gig with a smaller budget but bigger egos.

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CLEVER, SPIKY AND HUMANE.

! HISPANIC ATTACK! RYAN GONZALEZ

As a singer, dancer, telenovela star, three-time Eurovision Song Contestant and seven-time Latin Grammy nominee, Ryan Gonzalez’s idol life is a blur of ladies, parties and pomade. After the sudden cancellation of his arena tour, the superstar has consented to bring his legendary Hispanic passion to Cabaret Festival. This extra-special, up-close-andpersonal show features music from Latin legends including Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Jennifer Lopez and even Ryan’s former Menudo band-mate (and now sworn enemy) Ricky Martin. Olé, olé, olé.

Image: Christa Holka

THE SCOTSMAN

Wed 7:30pm Thu 7pm

14/15

JUN AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE 16

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

70mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $36.90 Concession $31.90 Premium Adult Concession GreenRoom

$46.90 $41.90 $36.90 $20.95

AUS

A BIZARRE, HIGH-ENERGY EXPLOSION OF TESTOSTERONE, EGO AND POLYESTER BROADWAY WORLD

Writer and Director RICHARD CARROLL Choreography AMY CAMPBELL Musical Director CONRAD HAMILL

14/15

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

Wed 7:15pm Thu 9:15pm

ARTSPACE

60mins 12+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

Adult $26.90 Concession $21.90 Premium $36.90 Adult $31.90 Concession $26.90


AUS DANCE THAT WILL MAKE YOU CRY, GASP AND GRIN. LANEWAY MAGAZINE

OUT OF EARSHOT KAGE

Listen with your eyes as music transforms into physicality. Bodies move and collide wildly and passionately to the raw frenzy of explosive percussion. In Out of Earshot, KAGE explores the power of non-verbal language, intense physical prowess and the role that sound plays in communication. Featuring renowned contemporary jazz musician Myele Manzanza and profoundly Deaf dancer Anna Seymour with Gerard Van Dyck, Elle Evangelista, Timothy Ohl and award winning choreographer/director, Kate Denborough, sound and silence play the dancers like instruments. You will never experience music the same way again. Director KATE DENBOROUGH

14/15

Image: Jeff Busby

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

Wed 7pm Thu 9pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 55mins 8+

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$51.90 $41.90 $36.90 $20.95

A PARALLEL CREATION OF CHOREOGRAPHY AND MUSIC.

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

17


COURTNEY ACT

THE GIRL FROM OZ

THE LAND DOWN UNDER THE RAINBOW.

AUS

Image: Christina Army

There’s no place like home: Courtney Act returns to Oz from LA (via NZ) to take you over the rainbow and under her spell. Star of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Courtney’s vocal pyrotechnics first came to light on Australian Idol and she’ll burn through the hits from AC/DC to Xanadu, whilst casually camping on both sides of the gender divide. You may not be sure if this rebel rebel is a boy or a girl, but there’s no doubt about Courtney’s voice. Her 2016 debut EP launched singles into the ARIA, Billboard and iTunes charts and her videos have garnered over 85 million views.

18

COY, FUNNY, SEXY. CLASSY AND THOROUGHLY UP BEAT. MANHATTAN DIGEST

Written by COURTNEY ACT & BRAD LOEKLE Musical Director DANIEL EDMONDS

Fri & Sat 7:30pm Sun 2:30pm

16/18

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

60mins 12+ Coarse language; haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $36.90 Concession $31.90 Premium $46.90 Adult $41.90 Concession $36.90 GreenRoom $20.95


PAJAMA MEN PTERODACTYL NIGHTS

USA

ONE OF THE MOST DAZZLING DISPLAYS OF COMEDY THEATRE I’VE EVER SEEN. IT'S WEIRD. AND IT'S WONDERFUL. THE TIMES, LONDON

15/17

Thu & Fri 7pm Sat 7:30pm

Image: Jerris Madison

SKETCH COMEDY AT ITS PINNACLE. Drawing on their huge comic catalogue, always introducing new material, and lacing it all together with bizarre and hilarious improvised tangents, the Pajama Men create an anarchic night of jubilant, uproarious and inventive sketch comedy. Whether you’ve been watching them for years or are seeing them for the first time, Pajama Men’s Pterodactyl Nights will get you where you need gettin’.

SPACE THEATRE

Starring SHENOAH ALLEN and MARK CHAVEZ

60mins 15+ Coarse language; haze effects

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

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ANCIENT R A I N

" OF WHAT IS PAST, OR PASSING, OR TO COME." W.B YEATS

AUS

PAUL KELLY & CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN WITH FEARGAL MURRAY

Iconic Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly and magnetic Irish-French chanteuse Camille O’Sullivan star in this evocative new music theatre work, joined by O’Sullivan’s long-time musical director Feargal Murray. Inspired by the works of W.B. Yeats and other great Irish poets, Ancient Rain combines the spoken word with a song-cycle of new compositions. Kelly and O’Sullivan inhabit a range of diverse characters as they reveal a tapestry of themes, from the cost of love and the price of independence, to the inadequacy of faith and the power of forgiveness. Ancient Rain sees two legendary performers in the intimacy of a theatrical setting. Kelly’s modest yet masterful style meets O’Sullivan’s powerful vulnerability, taking you on a journey of loss, yearning and redemption.

A CONSTANTLY EVOLVING VISUAL AND AURAL FEAST. ARTS REVIEW

A Far and Away production in association with Brink Productions. Co-commissioned by Melbourne FestivaL and Adelaide Festival Centre.

15/16

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Thu & Fri 7:30pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

Original music PAUL KELLY, FEARGAL MURRAY AND CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN Director CHRIS DRUMMOND

Grote Street 1hr 35mins (incl Interval) 12+

Image: Sean and Yvette/Martin Philbey

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$79.90 $69.90 $64.90 $59.90 $54.90 $39.90 Supported by


UK

THE VERY WORST OF THE

TIGER LILLIES

Image: Bill Evans

The Tiger Lillies present their fiercest, filthiest tunes for your perverse pleasure. Formed in London in 1989, the Olivier Award winners’ distinctive musical style melds the macabre magic of pre-war Berlin, anarchic opera and gypsy music with the razor edge of punk. Led by the accordion-wielding ‘criminal castrato' Martyn Jacques, this Grammy® nominated, three-piece will intoxicate you with a riotous cocktail of decadent cabaret and music-hall antics with a twist of bar brawl. They’re at their best when they’re at their worst.

FUN, SCINTILLATING, IMPUDENT, ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL. THE GUARDIAN

HELL IS MISSING ITS HOUSE BAND.

Thu 9:30pm Fri & Sat 10pm

15/17

JUN ADELAIDE

PREMIERE

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

75mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

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$46.90 $41.90

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AUS

T I N A DEL TWIST

There are no limits to Mr Limits' caustic observations on life, love and the ghastly state of the world. Under the influence of Weill, Waits, Porter, Coward and even Schubert, Dusty’s dry wit and three-octave range covers everything from the joys of drinking to the moral poverty of wealth and death’s warm embrace. Irreverent, whimsical and scathingly satirical, these dark jewels light up the abyss.

She may not be as glorious as in her heyday (it was one Tuesday in November) but Tina’s gin-soaked memory can still vaguely recall most of the lyrics – sometimes even twice – to all the classics, backed by her guitar maestro, Stephen Weir. A genius comic invention of multi-talented Wes Snelling, the velvet draped Tina del Twist has a voice as smooth as honey and a wit that could shred brie.

Image: James Millar

16/17

JUN AUSTRALIAN

PREMIERE

Fri 7:15pm Sat 9:45pm

ARTSPACE 70mins 16+

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EVERYTHING CABARET SHOULD BE.

BEAUTIFUL VOICE AND A WICKED SENSE OF COMIC TIMING.

THE SCOTSMAN

THE AGE

15/16

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

GOLD GLASS

DUSTY L I M I T S GRIN Writer/Lyricist DUSTY LIMITS Musical Director/Composer MICHAEL ROULSTON

22

AUS

THERE’S ALWAYS A TWIST TO TINA.

Thu 6:45pm Fri 9:45pm

ARTSPACE 60mins 16+

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DARK, DELICIOUS AND DESPICABLE.


AUS/JAP

THE IDEA OF NORTH WITH KAICHIRO KITAMURA THE UNUTTERABLE BEAUTY OF THE NAKED VOICE.

/17

GROOVE SESSIONS Voices of sublime sensitivity. Arrangements of astounding intricacy. Harmonies of impeccable unity. In Groove Sessions, Australia’s premier a cappella ensemble, The Idea of North, joins with the world's foremost vocal percussionist, Kaichiro Kitamura, to present a pitchperfect performance without instruments and without limits. This will not only exceed your expectations of the potential of the human voice but provide you an unforgettable and emotionally uplifting experience. One group that stands out from the noise.

KAICHIRO KITAMURA

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

Sat 3pm & 8:30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 70mins All Ages

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A PITCH-PERFECT ENSEMBLE. THE COURIER-MAIL BRISBANE ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

23


PETER COLEMAN-

AUS

W R I G H T & NEXAS QUARTET

THE VOICE OF HOPE FROM THE CHAOS OF WAR.

15/16

JUN WOrLD

PREMIERE 24

COMPOSERS IN EXILE

Thu 6:30pm Fri 9pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 60mins 12+

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As the Weimar Republic descended into chaos, the people escaped into hedonistic abandon and an explosion of creativity. Under this easy cover, the Nazi Party slowly slithered into power. With Hitler’s ascent, Germany’s greatest composers fled to seek freedom in the four corners of the world. Through the prodigious talents of baritone Peter Coleman-Wright AO and four virtuoso saxophonists of the Nexas Quartet, we follow the musical journey of these exiles from Berlin and Vienna to New York and beyond with a mixture of political songs from the Weimar period, the musical theatre of Weill, and the cabaret and song from Stolz and Schreker.


MEOW MEOW SOUVENIR Created by MEOW MEOW in collaboration with composers JHEREK BISCHOFF and AUGUST VON TRAPP Musical Direction JHEREK BISCHOFF Original Design ANDREA LAUER

AUS

MEOW MEETS THE GRAND OLD DAME.

Global audiences have been hypnotised, inspired and terrified by her ‘kamikaze cabaret’. Now, it’s our turn once more to surrender to the sultry charms of actress, singer, dancer and diva, Meow Meow, whose previous genre-busting collaborations include Pink Martini, Barry Humphries, Amanda Palmer, the Dresden Dolls, and symphony and philharmonic orchestras. For this exclusive performance, Meow Meow joins forces with the Orchester der Kleinen Regiment to summon the ghosts of Her Majesty’s Theatre, past, present and future. Don’t miss this sensationally mischievous performer pitch her honey-cream voice into a one-off musical homage to the Grand Old Lady of Grote Street. A fantastical song cycle on the half remembered, misreported history of Her Majesty's Theatre. Sat 7:30pm Sun 5pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St

Image: Karl Giant courtesy of Festival of Voices

80mins 16+ Simulated smoking

SENSATIONAL. THE TIMES

ASTONISHING. TELEGRAPH

FIERCE INTELLIGENCE. THE GUARDIAN

17/18

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

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$66.90 $61.90

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

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SHARE IN ONE KIWI WOMAN’S AUSTENIAN EXCITEMENT.

A NEW TWIST TO THIS OLD LOVE.

LIOR &ASQ

NZ

AUSTRALIAN STRING QUARTET

LOVE, LOSS AND COMPASSION

AND PENNY ASHTON

Adelaide Cabaret Festival brings one of Australia’s most successful and respected singer-songwriters together with our pre-eminent string quartet for this exclusive collaboration. With lush arrangements embracing Lior’s angelic voice, the program draws from his most-loved songs, a preview of work from his forthcoming album and a re-imagined version of 'Sim Shalom (Grant Peace)' from the orchestral song cycle Compassion, written with Nigel Westlake. This promises to be a magical evening.

/16

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE 26

Fri 6:30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 70mins All Ages

ONE OF THE BEST VOICES GOING AROUND. RICHARD KINGSMILL, TRIPLEJ

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PROMISE AND PROMISCUITY A NEW MUSICAL BY JANE AUSTEN

$71.90 $61.90 $56.90

Flushed by four years’ success from Edinburgh to Toronto (and a week-3 weekly winner at the Adelaide Fringe), comes Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). How will Miss Elspeth battle literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills and being quite bright, really, for a girl? In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance and appalling cross-stitching.

IT’S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE GONE WILD Sat 7:15pm IN THE BEST WAY. Sun 5:15pm RIP IT UP

17/18

JUN

ARTSPACE 70mins 16+

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Image: Judy Ashton

AUS


SPECIAL

Image: Claudio Raschellá

EVENT

CABARET DINNER GET THE TABLES TURNING AND CREATIVE JUS FLOWING.

The culinary and performing arts dance for one night only, in this fine-food affair hosted by festival fav Libby O’Donovan. The spotlight this year shines on South Australian chef Simon Burr of award winning restaurant The Olfactory Inn. Simon will satisfy your olfaction and gustation with a thoughtful three-course meal honouring the produce of the Adelaide Hills, matched carefully to Grant Burge wines and the best of this year’s festival stars. Chef SIMON BURR

...when both the entertainment and the dining measure up, and even better are presented as a seamless, thematic package... ADELAIDE NOW

/14

JUN

Wed 6:30pm for a 7pm start

SPACE THEATRE

3hrs 18+ Coarse language

ALL $179.90 Food & beverage inclusive.


FIRST WEEK

FRI 09

SAT 10

SUN 11

MON 12

One Suitcase Four Stories Linda Catalano

12:30pm

BISTRO 1hr

1pm

Lady Beatle Naomi Price DPH 1hr 10m

Family Gala hosted by Ali McGregor & Eddie Perfect

2:30pm

HMT 1hr

3:00pm

Three Mikados Colin Lane, David Collins, Amy G DPH 1hr 10m

3:15pm

Art Stories A 1hr

Dillie Keane Hello Dillie

3:30pm

MM 1hr 10m

Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie

Carlotta Queen of the Cross MM 1hr 10m

ST 1hr 5m

Vigil - Christie Whelan-Browne

Vigil - Christie Whelan-Browne

4:30pm

ST 1hr 10m

ST 1hr 10m

Song Writers Series A 1hr

Three Mikados Colin Lane, David Collins, Amy G

5pm

DPH 1hr 10m

Hello Dillie

Dillie Keane Hello Dillie

MM 1hr 10m

MM 1hr 10m

6:30pm Dillie Keane -

Bill Frisell When You Wish Upon A Star DPH 1hr 15m

7pm Lady Beatle Naomi Price DPH 1hr 10m

Dianne Reeves

Bill Frisell When You Wish Upon A Star

HMT 1hr 50m

DPH 1hr 15m

To the Moon and Back

Gillian Cosgriff: To the Moon and Back

A 1hr

A 1hr

7:15pm Gillian Cosgriff:

Songs for Lovers (and Other Idiots) - Roulston & Young A 1hr 10m

7:30pm Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie ST 1hr 5m

Michael Griffiths - Lucky: Songs by Kylie

Carlotta - Queen of the Cross

ST 1hr 5m

Vigil - Christie Whelan-Browne

MM 1hr 10m

ST 1hr 10m

8pm Variety Gala Performance

Variety Gala Performance

HMT 1hr 30m

HMT 1hr 30m

9pm Amelia Ryan & John Thorn

Amelia Ryan & John Thorn

BISTRO 2hr 30m

BISTRO 2hr 30m

Alan Cumming HMT 1hr 30m

Amelia Ryan & John Thorn BISTRO 2hr 30m

Lady Beatle Naomi Price DPH 1hr 10m

Pound It!

Bridget Everett Pound It!

DPH 1hr

DPH 1hr

9:30pm Bridget Everett 9:45pm Songs for Lovers (and Other Idiots) - Roulston & Young A 1hr 10m

Songs for Lovers (and Other Idiots) - Roulston & Young

Gillian Cosgriff: To the Moon and Back A 1hr

A 1hr 10m

Murray Hill

Backstage Club Murray Hill

Backstage Club Murray Hill

ST 2hr

ST 2hr

ST 2hr

Briefs - Close Encounters

Briefs - Close Encounters

Briefs - Close Encounters

MM 1hr 10m

MM 1hr 10m

MM 1hr 10m

10:30pm Backstage Club -

T L AT E N IG H S N IO DJ SESS turday a id F r a y & S B is t r o in N ig h t s n t il 1 1 :3 0 p m u la t e


THU 15

FRI 16

SAT 17

SUN 18 HUSH 16 A Piece of Quiet

1pm

HMT 55m

ABC - Sonia Feldhoff A 2hr

2pm

Courtney Act The Girl From Oz

2:30pm

MM 1hr

The Idea of North

3pm

DPH 1hr 10m

Dahlesque Elise McCann

3:30pm

ST 1hr 10m

Kim David Smith Morphium Kabarett MM 1hr

Song Writers Series A 1hr

MATILDA

4:30pm 5pm

Dahlesque Elise McCann

THE MUSICAL

ST 1hr 10m

For times and dates visit adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

Meow Meow Souvenir HMT 1hr 20m

Promise and Promiscuity Penny Ashton

5:15pm

A 1hr 10m

Kim David Smith Morphium Kabarett

5:30pm

MM 1hr

6pm 6:30pm

GreenRoom 1hr Speakeasy BISTRO Cabaret Dinner ST 3hr

BISTRO 2hr 30m

Peter Coleman -Wright & Nexas Quartet DPH 1hr

Lior and ASQ DPH 1hr 10m

Tina Del Twist Gold Glass A 1hr

6:45pm 7pm

Trevor Jones

ABC Broadcast Peter Goers WG 3hr

Out of Earshot KAGE DPH 55m

Bourgeois & Maurice - How to Save the World...

Pajama Men Pterodactyl Nights ST 1hr

MM 1hr10m

Pajama Men Pterodactyl Nights ST 1hr

7:15pm

ยกHispanic Attack! - Ryan Gonzalez A 1hr

7:30pm

Bourgeois & Maurice - How to Save the World...

Dusty Limits - Grin

Promise and Promiscuity -

A 1hr 10m

A 1hr 10m

Ancient Rain

Ancient Rain

HMT 1hr 35m

HMT 1hr 35m

Courtney Act - The Girl From Oz

Courtney Act - The MM 1hr Meow Meow Girl From Oz Souvenir MM 1hr

MM 1hr 10m

HMT 1hr 20m

Pajama Men Pterodactyl Nights ST 1hr

The Idea of North

8:30pm 9pm

DPH 1hr 10m

Out of Earshot KAGE Trevor Jones

Peter Coleman -Wright & Nexas Quartet DPH 1hr Trevor Jones

BISTRO 2hr 30m

BISTRO 2hr 30m

DPH 55m

9:15pm

Trevor Jones BISTRO 2hr 30m

ยกHispanic Attack! - Ryan Gonzalez A 1hr

9:30pm

Backstage Club Ali McGregor 2hr The Tiger Lillies MM 1hr 15m

9:45pm 10pm 10:30pm

Tina Del Twist Gold Glass A 1hr The Tiger Lillies

Dusty Limits - Grin

MM 1hr 15m

MM 1hr 15m

A 1hr 10m

The Tiger Lillies

Backstage Club - Backstage Club Ali McGregor ST 2hr Ali McGregor ST 2hr

Brel - The Immortal Troubadour DPH 1hr 10m

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017 CALENDARR

SECOND WEEK

WED 14


LAST WEEK

WED 21

THU 22

FRI 23

1pm

SAT 24 Class of Cabaret ST 1hr 10m

Michael Feinstein - Sinatra & Friends

2:30pm

HMT 1hr 10m

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Vika Bull & Debra Byrne DPH 1hr 15m

Class of Cabaret

4pm

ST 1hr 10m

Song Writers Series A 1hr

4:30pm 6pm

GreenRoom Speakeasy BISTRO 1hr

6:30pm

Black - Le Gateau Chocolat DPH 1hr

Strange Bedfellows Bedlam

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2017 CALENDARR

6:45pm

A 1hr 10m

7pm

CYrens - The Swinging Songbook of Cy Coleman

CYrens - The Swinging Songbook of Cy Coleman

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Vika Bull & Debra Byrne

ST 1hr

ST 1hr

DPH 1hr 15m

Catherine Alcorn Cathartic ST 1hr 10m

Lady Rizo Multiplied MM 1hr 10m

7:15pm

Reuben Kaye Reuben Kaye Journey to the Journey to the Centre of Attention Centre of Attention

Class of Cabaret Graduates A 1hr 10m

A 1hr 15m

7:30pm

Effie The Virgin Bride

A 1hr 15m

Effie The Virgin Bride

Catherine Alcorn - Lady Rizo Multiplied Cathartic

HMT 1hr 40m

ST 1hr 10m

MM 1hr 10m

The Sound of Falling Stars

Michael Feinstein

DPH 1hr 10m

Peter and Bambi Heaven - The Magic Inside

Tapestry: The Songs of Carole King - Vika Bull & Debra Byrne

HMT 1hr 40m

HMT 1hr 10m

Second Wedding Singer

DPH 1hr 15m

MM 1hr

MM 1hr 10m

Songs of Love and Revolution Closing Variety Gala

8pm

HMT 1hr 30m

The Sound of Falling Stars

9pm

Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones

BISTRO 2hr 30m

BISTRO 2hr 30m

DPH 1hr 10m

Trevor Jones BISTRO 2hr 30m

Class of Cabaret Graduates

9:15pm

A 1hr 10m

9:30pm

Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

Black - Le Gateau Chocolat

ST 2hr

DPH 1hr

Second Wedding Singer MM 1hr 10m

Strange Bedfellows Strange Bedfellows - Bedlam - Bedlam

9:45pm 10pm

10:30pm

CALENDAR LEGEND VENUES Dunstan Playhouse Space Theatre Artspace Her Majesty’s Theatre Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Wintergarden

DPH ST A HMT MM WG

A 1hr 10m

A 1hr 10m

Lady Rizo Multiplied MM 1hr 10m

Peter and Bambi Heaven - The Magic Inside

Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

ST 2hr

MM 1hr

ST 2hr

PROGRAM DISCLAIMER Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets Government policy requirements. Every effort has been made to ensure performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication.


DAHLESQUE

A GOLDEN TICKET FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES.

ELISE MCCANN

MUSIC INSPIRED BY ROALD DAHL'S CLASSIC STORIES Explore the fantastical imagination and sardonic and sadistic world of one of the world's best-selling authors, the irrepressible Roald Dahl, in this gloriumptiously irreverent and magical concert. Starring Elise McCann (2016 Helpmann Award winner as Miss Honey in Matilda the Musical) and an astonishingly playful nine-piece orchestra, you’ll hear music from adaptations of Dahl’s favourite stories including songs from blockbuster musicals and movies including Matilda, Willy Wonka and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, as well as original compositions of Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes. Let the words wash over you like music

Written by ELISE MCCANN & RICHARD CARROLL Musical Arrangements by STEPHEN AMOS Musically Directed by MICHAEL TYACK

AUS

17/18

Sat 3:30pm Sun 5pm

SPACE THEATRE

Image: Harvey House Productions

70mins All Ages

...A TRIPLE THREAT PERFORMER, WITH A STUNNING VOICE. STAGE WHISPERS

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

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FROM RAMSAY STREET TO ABBEY ROAD.

AUS

AUS

THE THIN WHITE DUKE OF CABARET.

AUS

BTHE IMMORTAL R TROUBADOUR E L with AMANDA HODDER on Piano

Image: Travis Chantar

It’s David Bowie meets Marlene Dietrich with a little Peter Allen on the side: Kim David Smith conjures the glitter, doom and decadence of 1920s Berlin with a cabaret fantasia that pitches the music of Hollaender, Weill and Spoliansky up against Kylie Minogue and The Supremes. Perfect voice. Perfect body. Perfect entertainment. A MALE MARLENE DIETRICH.

17/18

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE 32

THE MAN WHO INFLUENCED THE INFLUENTIALS.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Sat 3:30pm Sun 5:30pm

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

60mins 16+ Coarse language

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $31.90 Concession $26.90 Premium Adult Concession Green Room

The inspiration to Dylan’s frankness, Cohen’s confessional songs and Bowie’s bravado, Jacques Brel was an incomparable trailblazer. Almost 40 years after his untimely passing, Ali McGregor directs a corps of festival artists in this moving homage to the greatest popular singer in the French language and master of modern chanson. The Belgian singersongwriter’s pathos, wit and intensity are captured in unique re-interpretations of story-songs that delve into love, death and desperation.

$41.90 $36.90 $31.90 $18.45

Directed by ALI MCGREGOR, Musical direction by CHARLY ZASTRAU (Sven Ratzke/ Joey Arias)

/18

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

SPECIAL

EVENT

Sun 7:30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

70mins 16+ Coarse language

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Original image: Nationaal-Archief-Dutch-National-Archives

KIM DAVID SMORPHIUM M KABARETT ITH


BACKSTAGE

CL UB AUS

HUSH 16

A PIECE OF QUIET WITH LIOR, THE IDEA OF NORTH & ELENA KATS-CHERNIN WITH ZEPHYR QUARTET

This, the 16th instalment of original Australian music created for kids in hospitals, is the compassionate collaboration of three of Australia’s most loved musicians: singer-songwriter Lior; vocal quartet The Idea of North; and renowned composer Elena Kats-Chernin with Adelaide’s own Zephyr Quartet. After consulting with Australian children for lyrical guidance, they received responses filled with humour, wonder, excitement and surprising wisdom that spawned this inspirational suite. Listen closely and you will hear the children’s feelings, hopes and dreams. This joyous event will affect you deeply and positively.

UNRIVALLED MUSICAL DELIGHT. ABC

/18

JUN ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Sun 1pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St

55mins All Ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult

$29.90

Premium Adult Concession Groups 4+

$49.90 $39.90 $29.90 $25.00

HOSTED by ALI MCGREGOR

ALI MCGREGOR’S LATE-NITE VARIETY-NITE In 2009, the Backstage Club was born in the Piano Bar with Ali hosting her infamous Late-Nite Variety-Nite Night. Curated at Melbourne Comedy Festival and Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 11 years and counting, Ali’s show has been called ‘…an evening of elegant decadence’ by Chortle while The Age named it ‘the best value show in town’ and warned of ‘…partial nudity, offensive tricks and gorgeous song’. Join your Artistic Director as she lounges on stage with her three-piece band led by Charly Zastrau (Sven Ratzke/Joey Arias) and invites some of the finest acts from the festival to share the stage with her creating a unique night of high jinx and superlative song.

15/17

JUN

Thu 9:30pm Fri & Sat 10:30pm

SPACE THEATRE Presale $25 On the Door $30

120mins 16+ Coarse Language; Haze Effects

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

33


AUS

THE SOUND OF FALLING S T A R S AUS

Image: Damian Bennett

CAMERON GOODALL

21/22

JUN WOrLD PREMIERE

Wed 7:30pm Thu 9pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

70mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

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ROBYN ARCHER From Hank Williams through Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Bobby Darin to Tim and Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake, Bon Scott, Kurt Cobain and more, this is a night of musical joy and monumental loss. Actor/singer Cameron Goodall (Sydney Theatre Company, The Lion King) displays his amazing vocal versatility for the first time as he magically inhabits the souls of these great singing stars who gave us so much and died so young. Co-commissioned by Auckland Live and Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Produced by Smartartists.


EFFIE THE VIRGIN

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AN IMMACULATE RECEPTION.

BRIDE PRESENTED BY ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE AND FRONTIER COMEDY

Youse are all invited to the mother of all weddings to witness Australia’s favourite Greek goddess gain a husband and lose a cherry, all on the one night. Join a very nervous Effie, her immaculately conceived daughter, Aphrodite, and Uncle Vasili (lock up your mammas) for this plate-smashing, comedy extravaganza created and wholly performed by Mary Coustas, Logie Award winner and AFI nominee. This show has sold out across the country. So you’d better RSVP PDQ. Wed & Thu 7:30pm

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE

SHARP, FUNNY AND FEARLESS. THE DAILY REVIEW

A SHARPLY-WRITTEN, MULTIFACETED... ONE WOMAN SHOW FILLED WITH LAUGHTER, LOVE... AND A SURPRISINGLY EMOTIONAL FINAL ACT. HERALD SUN

Grote St

1hr 40mins (incl interval) 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

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PETER & BAMBI HEAVEN

SECOND WEDDING SINGER

THE MAGIC INSIDE

SIMON HALL

Imagine if David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer were from the Gold Coast, now roll them in sequins, set them on fire and you’re almost there. Asher Treleaven (La Soirée) and Gypsy Wood (Miss Cage Dance Universe Australia) are Peter & Bambi Heaven, Australia’s most loved up delusional dancing magicians. After putting together the greatest magical variety stunt show ever, they’ve fired the cast and gone it alone in a brand new show. What could possibly go wrong?

Simon Hall (Yon) is not only a third of Tripod, he’s also the second wedding singer. Ready to tie the knot again? You're gonna need someone to sing you through that. Backed by his infamous brass band, the Brass Ring, Simon will serenade your re-coupling, reminding you that it will be better this time because it was so bad the last time. Featuring such soon-to-be-hits as: 'My Parents' Breakup (Was Better Than Your Parents' Breakup)', 'Guilt Is My Engine' and 'Left Out of A Threesome', Simon will manage your expectations with sweetness but firmness.

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THE LAUGHTER WAS DEAFENING. THE ADVERTISER

Fri 7:30pm Sat 10pm

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 60mins 16+ Simulated smoking

Image: Simon Schluter

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THE FIRST CHOICE FOR YOUR SECOND CHANCE.

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WHEN TOO MUCH MAGIC IS BARELY ENOUGH.

VERY FUNNY. THE AGE

Director ALAN BROUGH Arrangements BRENTON BROADSTOCK Assistant Director ANDREW POGSON

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LADY RMULTIPLIED IZO

THE CABARET SUPERSTAR RETURNS WITH CHILD.

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IF YOU ONLY SEE ONE CABARET SHOW THIS YEAR, SEE LADY RIZO. TIMEOUT LONDON

Image: Bill Evans

A cult of fans around the world has come to adore this iconoclastic, award winning, cabaret chanteuse from New York City. And now its Adelaide’s turn to fall in love again with Lady Rizo as she digs her sparkling heels into the baby bubble of new motherhood. Backed by acclaimed cellist, guitarist and composer Yair Evnine, she wryly reinvents pop songs and adds them to her own stirring originals in a soulful, sultry, soaring voice, stitched together with her titillating wit. Discover why critics all over the world have raved for Rizo for years.

SENSATIONAL... A FIERCE BUT KINDHEARTED FUSION OF COMEDY, BURLESQUE, PERFORMANCE ART AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL.

Thu 7pm Fri 10pm Sat 7:30pm

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BLACK

LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT

ONE OF THE MOST LIFE-AFFIRMING, INVENTIVE AND BEAUTIFUL SHOWS. THE LIST, EDINBURGH

UK

One of Time Out London’s top ten cabaret stars, Le Gateau Chocolat is a musical phenomenon, renowned for his drag shows and contemporary opera performances. This Nigerian cabaret legend has given show-stopping performances across the globe including at the Queen’s Jubilee, the Royal Opera House, La Clique and La Soirée. In this intimate and confessional show, Le Gateau Chocolat’s repertoire ranges from Wagner and Purcell to Nina Simone and Whitney Houston to relate his hopes, his fears and his struggle with depression. Director/Co-Writer ED BURNSIDE Musical Director/Arranger JULIAN KELLY Designer RYAN DAWSON LAIGHT Lighting Designer JOSHUA CARR

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Produced & Developed by In Company Collective. Supported by a Wellcome Trust People Award. Originally commissioned by homotopia and created with funding from Arts Council England and support from Pink Fringe, Nightingale Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre.

THE AGONY OF THE UNTOLD STORY.

Image: The Sick of the Fringe 2017, Manuel Vason DARC Collective

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Thu 6:30pm Fri 9:30pm


BULL AND BYRNE BLAST THE SPACE WITH BLISTERING RENDITIONS OF BEAUTIFUL BALLADS AND EXUBERANT POP.

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AUSTRALIAN STAGE

TAPESTRY:

THE SONGS OF

Image: Mark Gambino

CAROLE KVIKA BULLI & DEBRA N BYRNEG Carole King is revered as the most successful female songwriter in pop history. Her masterpiece Tapestry still stands as one of the world’s best-selling albums. Now, 46 years after its release, it’s been re-imagined as the centrepiece of this concert performed by two of Australia’s most loved and admired vocalists, Vika Bull and Debra Byrne, backed by The Brill Band, featuring some of Australia’s finest musicians. With its string of mega-hits, ‘I Feel the Earth Move’, ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’ and ‘It’s Too Late’, Tapestry was number one on the Billboard chart for 15 weeks and sold over 25-million copies worldwide. SIMPLY NOT TO BE MISSED.

THIS IS WHY KING WAS THE QUEEN OF POP.

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Fri 7pm Sat 2:30pm & 7:30pm

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

75mins All Ages

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IMPURE, ADULTERATED, SOPHISTICATED CHAOS.

NO SHAME, NO REGRETS, NO REFUNDS!

UK

He’s been described as obscenely intelligent, beautifully filthy and rib-crackingly funny… by himself, naturally. Because where vanity meets desperation and self-awareness meets a brick wall, that’s where you’ll find Reuben Kaye. After travelling the world from spiegeltent to spiegeltent, drink to drink and man to man, the winner of Best Cabaret in the 2017 Adelaide Fringe and star of London’s infamous home of cabaret, Café De Paris, relates his rise from the butt of school bullying to gay superhero in defence of a world gone completely insane. Image: Ayesha Hussain

Musical Director SHANON WHITELOCK

YOU KNOW MUM CANNOT MEET THIS MAN – BUT YOU LOVE HIM.

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

Their last outing earned a Green Room nomination at the 2015 Melbourne Cabaret Festival and some time in a padded cell. So, flouting all medical and legal sanctions, the Strange Bedfellows have fled the nuthouse for the asylum of centre stage. Underfunded, over-lubricated and outrageous, Australian opera’s enfants terribles present more lithium-laced musical shock therapy backed by Daryl ‘Daggers’ Wallis on keyboard. You won’t believe what sounds – and words – come out of their mouths. Miss this and you’re as crazy as they are.

THE AGE MELBOURNE

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BEDLAM

JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF ATTENTION

Image: Jeff Busby

REUBEN KAYE

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CYRENS

CAN YOUR RESIST THE LURE OF THE CYRENS?

THE SWINGING SONGBOOK OF CY COLEMAN

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Image: James Penlides

Siren (noun): 1. a woman who is very attractive but also dangerous; 2. a device that emits a loud, high-pitched warning. Cyrens (noun): all of the above. Amanda Harrison (Wicked), Chelsea Renton-Gibb (Cabaret, Chicago) and Melissa Langton (The Fabulous Singlettes) pay tribute to one of Broadway’s coolest cats: jazz pianist and Tony Award winning composer of ‘Sweet Charity’, ‘Barnum’, ‘On the Twentieth Century’, ‘The Life’ and ‘City of Angels’, Cy Coleman.

Wed & Thu 7pm

SPACE THEATRE

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FROM RAMSAY STREET AUS TO ABBEY ROAD.

THE STARS OF TOMORROW IN SONG

Join 23 rising star students from across metropolitan and regional South Australia in two astonishing performances inspired by personal stories and shared through song. Mentored by award winning cabaret performers Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan, with coaching by vocal legend Charmaine Jones, these Year 11 and 12 students will put on a great show.

Images: Claudio Raschellá

Featuring Adelaide High School, Australia Science & Mathematics School, Brighton Secondary School, Charles Campbell College, Christian Brothers College, Cornerstone College, Faith Lutheran College, Gleeson College, Loreto College, Loxton High School, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College, Pembroke School, Playford International College, Riverton & District High School, Saint Marks College, Saint Martin’s Lutheran College, Mt Gambier, Saint Michael's College, Scotch College, Port Pirie, Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale & Woodville High School.

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Sat 1pm & 4pm

SPACE THEATRE 70mins 12+

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Image: Daniel Boud

CLASS OF CABARET 2017

SASSY, CLASSY AND A BIT BAD ASSY.

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C AT H E R I N E ALCORN

CATHARTIC

Catherine Alcorn lets it all out after her nomination for Best Cabaret Show at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards. Hailed as ‘magnificent’ and ‘masterful’ with ‘a voice to die for’, Catherine's intimate new show sizzles with craftily concocted interpretations of songs by our decade’s demigods that boldly blur between rock and rap, blues and bluegrass, Blondie to Beyonce. Backed by a smoking-hot trio who lend intricate instrumentation and velvet harmonies to her voluptuous voice and killer wit. A masterclass in song interpretation. BRILLIANTLY PLAYFUL. CATHARTIC IS FIRST RATE. DAILY REVIEW

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SPACE THEATRE

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MICHAEL FEINSTEIN SINATRA AND FRIENDS

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Michael Feinstein, five-time Grammy and two-time Emmy nominated ambassador to the Great American Songbook, returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival to perform a stunning tribute with a 17 piece big band. Paying tribute to Frank Sinatra and his friends, Feinstein will draw on inspiration from his own close personal friendships with Liza Minnelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Sammy Davis Jr, and many others – allowing him to offer a very different perspective and point of view in this dazzling celebration of the era.‬‬‬ Balancing amazing swing arrangements with the beautiful orchestrations of famous ballads as well as vintage arrangements not heard publicly in many years or ever, it’s about celebrating legendary musicians and finding unique arrangements that give a broader sense of who they really were.

NEW YORK’S MASTER OF SONG PAYS TRIBUTE TO OL’ BLUE EYES.

Fri 2:30pm & 7:30pm

HER MAJESTY'S THEATRE Grote St

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Image: Image:James KevinPenlides Alvey

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BACKSTAGE

CL UB

STRAP YOURSELF IN AND HOLD ON TO REUBEN’S RIDE We’ve prevailed upon the obscenely intelligent and ruthlessly witty Reuben to stop gazing in the mirror and host this late-evening array of guest performances. Where vanity meets desperation and self-awareness meets a brick wall, that’s where you’ll find Reuben Kaye – sparring with the best in show and spontaneously shooting from the lip.

22/24

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Thu 9:30pm Fri & Sat 10:30pm

SPACE THEATRE Presale $25 On the Door $30

120mins 16+ Coarse language; haze effects

RETROSPECTIVE

CLASS OF CABARET GRADUATES Meet the 2017 graduates of the Class of Cabaret, up-and-coming Cabaret artists Alex De Porteous, Claire Morphett, Eva Rundle and Jerome Javier. Mentored by Australian Cabaret icon Libby O’Donovan, these four eclectic performers will take you on a musical journey as they moonwalk back to the eighties and groove on down to the sixties as they relive their musical influences from the past decades.

GOOD MUSIC DOESN’T HAVE AN EXPIRATION DATE.

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Wed 7:15pm Thu 9:15pm

ARTSPACE 70mins 12+

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Image: Claudio Raschellá

HOSTED by REUBEN KAYE

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SONGS OF LOVE AND R E VO L UTION

FLYING THE FLAG OF LOVE.

A STYLISH AND GENEROUS WAY TO CLOSE ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL... LET’S HOPE THE IDEA IS REPRISED IN YEARS TO COME. THE BAREFOOT REVIEW

Image: Adrian Cowell

CLOSING VARIETY GALA Few artistic endeavours match cabaret’s power to channel dissent and challenge the status quo. But it’s always been a place to celebrate love and inclusivity, too. So, Ali and Eddie have devised a gala closing on our last night to bring these two themes together with anthems, battle cries and love songs to humanity. Standing shoulder to shoulder with them as they storm the battlements and liberate the people of Adelaide with love will be some of the brightest stars of the Festival with their own personal favourite songs of love and revolution. We’re going out with a bang.

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HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE Grote St

90mins 16+ Coarse language

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FE VRE EE NTS

PIANO BAR AT THE BISTRO Cabaret favourites Amelia Ryan and John Thorn will team up to kick off the Piano Bar stage in the Bistro at this year’s festival. Taking over the stage from week two will be Trevor Jones, returning with his signature sing-alongs and piano man antics. Make sure you join these great hosts throughout the festival for cabaret variety at its best.

SONGWRITERS SERIES

ART STORIES

SAT 10, 17 & 24 JUNE 4:30pm ARTSPACE Converge in Artspace for three Saturday afternoon sessions venturing into the creative minds of cabaret and musical theatre composers. Guided by Artistic Director Eddie Perfect, songwriters will discuss their work and offer insights into their musical processes and experiences. The Songwriters Series is a relaxed afternoon around the piano as Eddie and other talented composer’s show and tell, providing musical examples and explanations about all things songwriting. Informative, educational, and free – this is an amazing opportunity to have your questions about composition answered.

BANDS IN THE WINTERGARDEN Adelaide band The AirBenders perform a mix of originals and jazz standards in the Wintergarden on selected evenings throughout the festival.

Hosted by Brink Productions’ Artistic Director Chris Drummond.

With PETER GOERS

WED 14 JUNE 7 – 10 PM WINTERGARDEN Peter Goers brings his ABC Radio Adelaide Evenings program to the Wintergarden for a live broadcast featuring performances and interviews with Cabaret Festival artists. Come and join the live audience and experience Peter’s unique “audio vaudeville” – cabaret style.

CABARET CATCH UP With SONYA FELDHOFF SAT 17 JUNE 2 – 4PM • ARTSPACE ABC Radio Adelaide Afternoons presenter Sonya Feldhoff will join a variety of Adelaide Cabaret Festival artists on stage for a chat. Sonya will coax the artist to reveal their creative impulses, artistic desires and what makes them tick.

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on those moments that led to their success and revealing what’s behind their most iconic works. Discover how these artists make the work they do, what inspires and drives them, and find out more about the mystery and power of human creativity.

LIVE LOCAL RADIO BROADCAST

LATE NIGHT DJ S BISTRO The turntables are revolving at our late night DJ sessions with DJ Pablito pumping the tunes every Friday and Saturday night from 11:30pm, as well as Sunday night of the opening weekend.

SUN 11TH JUNE 3:15PM ARTSPACE Following on from last year’s lively panel discussion, Art Stories is back! Four eclectic artists open up about their work and their artistic process. What’s inside a song or a story? What’s hidden beneath the glare of the spotlight? Art Stories invites Steve Vizard, Carlotta, Sarah Louise-Young and Fez Faanana to swap stories about their formative years, reflecting

Listen anywhere: find us on 891AM, digital radio, via the ABC Radio App or livestream abc.net.au/adelaide Talkback: 1300 222 891 SMS: 0467 922 891 Standard SMS costs apply Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @abcadelaide

WED 14 & 21 JUNE, 6PM BISTRO Experience exciting new work from our talented team of GreenRoom members. These emerging cabaret performers will sing songs and share stories on Wednesdays in the Bistro. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom


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EXHIBITIONS

ARTIST PORTRAITS CLAUDIO RASCHELLÁ

A glorious collection of images capturing the glamour and excitement of 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Festival photographer Claudio Raschellá captured artists in intimate poses to create this series of stunning portraits, which will be on display during this year’s festival.

Images: Claudio Raschellá

Top to bottom Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016 artists Bobby Fox, Amy G and Leland Sklar.

KASPAR SCHMIDT MUMM

Exhibiting the set which formed the backdrop of our TV commercial and the overall look of the festival this year. Created by fast-rising artist and graphic designer, Kaspar Schmidt Mumm. “This set's aesthetic was based on a painting, performance and poem I

created in Schöneberg, Berlin in 2012. The piece was named 'The Flaming O’ and was about the effect consumption had visually on objects, people and places. This set was created for Adelaide Cabaret Festival as a fantastically colourful world for the characters of cabaret to run wild within.”

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CHOOSE FROM A WIDE RANGE OF CATERING OPTIONS BEFORE, BETWEEN AND AFTER EVERY PERFORMANCE.

THE WINTERGARDEN

On the Riverdeck Enjoy the lively atmosphere and pop-up style eateries offering your favourite festival cuisine including bars, locally sourced hearty meals, coffee and sweets to help refuel between shows.

CABARET KITCHEN

Located in the Bistro Enjoy a casual dining experience in the Bistro, perfect for a quick meal between shows or to sit down and relax for the evening after a show. Reservations (08) 8216 8744 or on the night if availability allows.

PLATTERS

Theatre Foyer Bars Prefer to share? Antipasto platters, vegetarian platters and cheese platters will be available at Space Theatre, Dunstan Playhouse and Festival Theatre bars and the Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent.

GRANT BURGE WINE BAR

Space Theatre Foyer Created especially for the Cabaret Festival, the Grant Burge Wine Bar is the perfect place to meet before and after shows to enjoy some of the Barossa’s best.

WINE &DINE FOYER CAFÉ

Next to the Box Office in the Festival Theatre foyer The licensed Foyer Café offers convenient, fresh, casual meals, coffee and light refreshments. Open business hours Monday to Friday and Festival Theatre performance times.

SEAN’S KITCHEN

Adelaide Casino, Station Road Celebrity Chef Sean Connolly brings international flavour to Adelaide with Sean’s Kitchen, a unique and exciting New York style brasserie showcasing the best South Australian produce. Reservations (08) 8218 4244.

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE BAR

Her Majesty’s Theatre Foyer Open one hour prior to the show for beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks.

Under the Footbridge During Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the most stylish champagne house Pol Roger plays host to a lounge-style venue where you might even rub shoulders with the artists and performers.

PREMIUM ENTERTAINMENT

Share an unforgettable experience Adelaide Cabaret Festival offers diverse and exhilarating world-class entertainment over 16 evenings including preshow dinners, premium entertainment, private functions and more. Contact our Development team to arrange your private event for this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. For further information and bookings please email clare.mansfield@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or phone (08) 8216 8530.

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MANAGEMENT Douglas Gautier AM CEO and Artistic Director Carlo D’Ortenzio Chief Operating Officer Liz Hawkins Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Michael McCabe Director of Venue Operations Mary-Anne O’Leary Director of Marketing & Communications Greg Adams Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects Beck Pearce Associate Director of Programming Robyn Brown Manager Philanthropy Christine Dunthorne Manager Finance Claire George Manager Human Resources John Glenn Executive Producer Cabaret & Commercial Ventures Carolyn Laffin Manager WHS & Risk Peter Morelli Manager Food & Beverage Dominic Stefanson Manager Public Affairs Danielle Watts Manager Marketing & Customer Experience

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BENEFITS of being an Adelaide Festival Centre Subscriber: Purchase further tickets to shows presented by Adelaide Festival Centre, including shows in Adelaide Cabaret Festival, OzAsia Festival and Something on Saturday programs at the Subscriber discount price. Be among the first to hear about special offers to events and activities via email. An invitation for you and a guest at a VIP event in 2017.

OVER THE COUNTER Adelaide Festival Centre and all BASS outlets. For information regarding BASS outlets please phone 131 246 or visit bass.net.au $8.95 transaction fees apply to all transactions For further information regarding our fees, visit: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/tickets-info/ general-ticket-information/ CONDITIONS OF TICKET PURCHASE Lost or Stolen Tickets In most instances, reserved seat tickets may be replaced. However, general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Concessions Pensioners, seniors, patrons experiencing unemployment and full time students are entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue.

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BECOME AN ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FRIEND If you are a regular patron of the Adelaide Festival Centre but prefer not to purchase a subscription, we would still like to recognise your loyalty. Once you have purchased tickets to the value of $600 for shows during Adelaide Festival Centre’s 2017 Season, you will automatically become an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend. BENEFITS of becoming an Adelaide Festival Centre Friend: You will receive an email from us welcoming you as a Friend and offering you a 2 for 1 dinner at Adelaide Festival Centre. Be among the first to hear about special offers to events and activities via email. An invitation for you and a guest at a VIP event in 2017.

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Images: Claudio Raschellá

RAA MEMBERS SAVE! RAA Members are eligible for discounts on selected performances throughout the Festival. For more info please visit raa.com.au/member-benefits

FOLLOW US Adelaide Cabaret Festival @AdelaideCabaret #adcabfest

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE King William Rd Adelaide SA 5000 GPO Box 1269 Adelaide SA 5001 Phone+61 8 8216 8600 Fax+61 8 8212 7849 contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au


VENUE ACCESS INFORMATION ACCESS SERVICES Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible and your time with us is enjoyable. We provide a number of accessible facilities including: wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, access friendly drop off/pick up locations, and lift access in Space Theatre, Festival Theatre, and to the Bistro. When booking tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other disability access inquiries please contact Patron Services at contact@ adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or phone 08 8216 8600. As of printing time, there is no stair-free access to the Artspace venue. TRANSPORT CAR & DRIVER SERVICES Smart Car Australia 1300 130 020; Citicar 08 8440 0777

PEDESTRIAN & VEHICLE DETOURS With redevelopment works underway, car parking and pedestrian and vehicle access to venues has changed. Plan your visit carefully. Visit adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ redevelopment for more information, maps, and the latest access routes. Download the Adelaide Riverbank app to your phone for wayfinding around the precinct. Patrons who have registered their email address and mobile number with their ticket purchase will receive an email and SMS with visit information before their show. FESTIVAL THEATRE Festival Drive (East) is now a loop driveway for drop off and collection only. Approach Festival Theatre from King William Road. There is no pedestrian or vehicle access through Festival Drive to Dunstan Playhouse, Riverbank Footbridge, or Adelaide Railway Station.

TRAMS/BUSES/TRAINS adelaidemetro.com.au

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE | SPACE THEATRE ARTSPACE | MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT WINTERGARDEN | BISTRO | RIVERDECK Pedestrian access to these venues is only from North Terrace via the pathway between the Railway Station and the Intercontinental Hotel or across the Riverbank Footbridge from War Memorial Drive.

UBER uber.com. Get your first free ride to Adelaide Festival Centre! Download the Uber app, enter the code ADLFESCENT in the promotions section and request a ride. Your first ride will be free up to $20.

A vehicle drop off area with two disability access parking spaces is accessible from Montefiore Road via Festival Drive (West). As of printing time, there is no stair-free access to the Artspace venue.

TAXI COMPANIES Adelaide Independent 132 211; Yellow Cabs 132 227; Access Cabs 1300 360 940; Suburban 131 008

CAR PARKING We have partnered with Wilson Parking to offer patrons discounted parking at Wilson Adelaide Central (225 North Terrace). To access the discount, book online at book-a-bay.com.au and use the promo code: AFCPARK. Other car parks in the area are at Adelaide Oval, North Terrace, Hindley St and the Convention Centre.

Pedestrian & vehicle access to venues has changed .

Adelaide Festival Centre CAR PARK HAS CLOSED


VIVE LE CABA RET!

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE IS THE HEART OF THE ARTS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. We welcome audiences of all ages, experience, and cultures.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music. Adelaide joins 115 other cities in 54 countries as part of UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network.

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