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On my first visit to Adelaide as a student actor in 1953, I was told after I had observed how quiet the city was that “Adelaide seethes underneath”. It was a striking and memorable phrase and the image has stayed with me to this day. I have recently been granted an opportunity to make Adelaide seethe on the surface and I am now an honoured curator of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival which is fast gaining an international reputation amongst the world’s finest entertainers. I have assembled some of my favourite artistes in the fields of music and comedy to appear with me at the many venues of Adelaide Festival Centre in what was once quaintly called the “Athens of the South”. Speaking as a regular visitor to the Adelaide of the North I can vouch for the accuracy of that epithet.

Sensuous sirens, charismatic crooners, scandalous storytellers and jovial jesters… they are hilarious, naughty, sexy, addictive, outrageous and dangerous. This game of cabaret has no rules… in fact cabaret loathes, abhors, excoriates, detests and ignores rules – as do I – which is the reason I still have an uncanny ability to offend. When I recently whimsically declared that I was banning the F word, I succeeded at one stroke in offending several stand-up comedians who felt I was robbing them of their total vocabulary. Please join us for an adrenalin fuelled ride into euphoria, romance and turpitude. We need your energy and infatuation. I can guarantee that there will be some very disreputable moments that you won’t want to miss but there will be beauty, wit and astonishment that you will always remember. Be assured I will be there as your devoted guide. My pleasure…

The Government is pleased to support the Adelaide Cabaret Festival which is keeping the festival party going in Adelaide over winter. What better way to spend a chilly June evening than a hot night at the Cab Fest? In much the same way as the Adelaide Festival of the Arts was pioneered in Adelaide and then replicated around the country, the Adelaide Cabaret Festival is now being emulated around Australia. The Adelaide version is still the original and the best and is now the most comprehensive cabaret festival in the world. This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is reaching even higher notes under the artistic direction of the legendary Barry Humphries. An international performing arts icon, Mr Humphries’ leadership of the Festival has received wide spread national and international coverage which is not only promoting the Adelaide Cabaret Festival but also promoting our city and our State to an international audience.

BARRY HUMPHRIES

THE HON. JACK SNELLING

Artistic Director

Minister for the Arts

THE ULTIMATE OPENING NIGHT EVENT

FROCK UP POSSUMS!

Photo: Claudio Raschella


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Established in 2001 Adelaide Cabaret Festival has become a shining light in the dark of winter. In its 15th year the event has grown to become one of the most respected, renowned Cabaret Festivals in the world. Under the guardianship of Australia’s most famous cabaret export, Barry Humphries, the Festival has come of age. Our dedicated audiences have become aficionados versed in the ways of Wiemar, Parisian chanteuses and the great American song book. They have also borne witness to the evolution of Australia’s own cabaret scene. We are extremely proud to present a record number of local artists many of whom had their first taste of cabaret here and have since travelled the stages of the world refining their craft to return to an adoring local crowd. Much thanks to our wonderful sponsors, our valuable allies for this annual madcap winter trek and to the staff and volunteers who keep us all on course. Congratulations to all the artists – we look forward to the celebrations.

Come to the Cabaret, enjoy this heart felt art form; share the intimacy of artists’ thoughts in word and song as they communicate directly to you, their inner most feelings about the world around them. Cabaret is ‘entertainment with attitude’ that can be hilarious, political, naughty and also nice, making you cry and laugh at the same time. It’s a game that everyone can play whatever age or inclination. There is something for everyone in this festival. Sound the trumpets for the biggest and best cabaret festival in the world. Encourage friends here, interstate and overseas to experience this fun festival in adorable Adelaide – “The City of Fabulous Festivals”. I thank my fellow Festival Advocacy Committee members Amanda Blair, Jane Doyle, Zannie Flanagan, Matt Gilbertson, Denise Jones, Paul Kitching, Amanda Pepe and Catherine Blanch.

DOUGLAS GAUTIER

FRANK FORD

CEO and Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Chair, Advocacy Committee Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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Featuring Adelaide Art Orchestra Directed by Andy Packer Musical Direction by Vanessa Scammell Associate Musical Direction by Matthew Carey Hosted by Meow Meow

“High energy, fun and sophisticated” BROADWAY WORLD

35 27 Club 40 60 Years of Edna, Possums! 3 Adam Hills • Clown Heart 26 Adelaide Cabaret Festival Roadshow 18 Alan Brough and Casey Bennetto • The Narelles 34 Amelia Ryan is Lady Liberty 44 Anne Wills in conversation with Peter Goers 20 Ash Flanders • Special Victim 43 Backstage Club 25 Cabaret Dinner • Burge, Beer and Barossa Banquet 6 Christa Hughes • Oz Rockin' The Ladies Lounge 23 Christie Whelan Browne • Pure Blonde 42 Class of Cabaret 2015 16 Coco's Lunch • Other Plans 22 Daniel Koek • Bringing Him Home with his West End Story 14 David Gauci • It Was Worth the Weight 14 Dedications • John O'Hara 38 Eddie Perfect • Songs From The Middle 16 Exposing Edith • Michaela Burger and Greg Wain 44 Free Events 21 Frisky & Mannish 20 Hannah Gadsby • Art Lite 34 Ian Shaw • A Bit of a Mouthful 17 Jobim 13 Karrin Allyson Quartet 36 Lady Rizo • Unescorted 33 Laura Fygi in Concert 23 Looking for Lawson 41 Love Songs for Sir Les 15 Marney McQueen • Hair to the Throne 8 Meow Meow • His Master's Choice 12 Michael Griffiths • Cole 11 My Vagabond Boat 30 Opera Burlesque 29 Painted from Memory • Michael Falzon and Luke Kennedy 9 Paris Combo 5 Pennsylvania Avenue • Starring Bernadette Robinson 4 Peter & Jack 10 Piano Lessons • By Anna Goldsworthy 40 Ray Jessel • Naughty or Nice 31 Reviewing the Situation 31 Steve Sheehan's Tristan and Isolde 24 Storm Large and Le Bonheur • Taken By Storm 15 Strange Bedfellows • Under The Covers 19 Sun Rising • The Songs That Made Memphis 19 Tex Perkins and The Dark Horses 12 The Clover Club 10 The Front 39 The Glenn Miller Orchestra 32 The SongBirds • Shout Sister Shout 7 The Tap Pack 37 Trevor Ashley • I'm Every Woman 42 Under the Influence • Class of Cabaret Grads 1 Variety Gala Performance


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PREMIUM ENTERTAINMENT

Choose from a diverse range of catering options before, between and after every performance The Wintergarden Festival Theatre Terrace

Enjoy the lively atmosphere and pop-up style eateries offering you the best of European and festive cuisine including hearty meals, coffee and sweets to help refuel between shows.

Platters

Theatre Foyer Bars Prefer to share? Antipasto Platters, Vegetarian Platters and Cheese Platters to share will be available at all bars located in the theatre foyers.

Grant Burge Wine Bar Space Theatre Foyer

Created especially for the Festival, the Grant Burge Wine Bar is the perfect place to meet before and after shows for a sneaky glass of wine.

Foyer Café

Located 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 show times.

Bistro by the food business

Open til late for dinner, cocktails + bar snacks. Book for dinner and receive a complimentary glass of Tim Adams wine per person – minimum 4 guests per table and 2 courses pp. Simply mention 'cabaret promo' to redeem. Reservations: 08 8216 8744

Elder Park Café Elder Park

Located on the banks of the River Torrens, the Elder Park Cafe is a great place to enjoy a seasonal menu either alfresco or indoors. Fair Trade Rio coffee, local wine and beer also available.

Share an unforgettable experience The 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival offers diverse and exhilarating world-class entertainment over 14 unforgettable evenings. Corporate boxes, dinner and show packages, private functions, and more. CONTACT OUR DEVELOPMENT TEAM TO ARRANGE YOUR BESPOKE EVENT FOR THIS YEAR’S ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL. For further information and bookings please email corporate.entertainment@ adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or call 08 8216 8965

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. To book, call 08 8218 4244

The Black Forest Piano Bar

Guten Appetit! Enjoy a casual dining experience in the Piano Bar between 6pm – 8pm. Purchase a two course meal with your choice of German favourites for just $25. No bookings, get in early.

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Direct from small screen domination in the UK

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“Hills delivers stand up so effortlessly brilliant you wonder why some comedians even get out of bed”

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THE GUARDIAN LONDON

A huge name in the UK and still one of Australia’s biggest stars, Adam Hills is back on the Adelaide stage. His TV success is all a result of his reputation as one of the world’s best stand-ups. He is a truly global comedian. He’s performed for the Queen, he’s stripped for charity and now he’s heading back to his ‘other’ home – Adelaide with Clown Heart. Well, he did live here for a bit.

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FEATURING

WORLD PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present

TEDDY TAHU RHODES THE IDEA OF NORTH GRETA BRADMAN With the ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ONE SHOW

NARRATED BY

BARRY HUMPHRIES

Conducted by Vanessa Scammell Directed by Rodney Fisher

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WARNING: Potential use of haze

P TER & JACK Curated by our Artistic Director, and dedicated social historian Barry Humphries, Peter and Jack pays tribute to two of Australia’s most successful exponents of 20th century popular song: baritone Peter Dawson and songwriter Jack O’Hagan. When Dawson recorded Hagan’s Along the Road to Gundagai, Australian show business history was made. Now Humphries makes history by bringing these legends back to life with a cornucopia of songs and stories from his trove of treasures with the help of our very own Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. Featuring a stellar line up of artists including world-renowned baritone Teddy Tahu Rhodes, a cappella sensation The Idea of North and soprano Greta Bradman.

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From Gundagai to Mandalay in music

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Directed by Simon Phillips Musical Direction by Ian McDonald Set & Costume Designed by Shaun Gurton Lighting Designed by Nick Schlieper Associate Lighting Designed by Chris Twyman Video Designed by Chris More Assistant Direction by John Kachoyan Photo: Jeff Busby

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Melbourne Theatre Company production

NSYLVANIA AVENUE

By JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH Following the smash hit Songs for Nobodies, the collaborative powers of Joanna Murray-Smith, Bernadette Robinson and Simon Phillips reunite to present a brilliant musical theatre treat. Celebrating a fresh collection of iconic singers who have been deeply connected to the White House – as performers, friends or something more intimate. Harper (Bernadette Robinson) looks back on forty years working in the East Wing. She watched and listened to history being made. All those singers who sang for the President, defining the times while creating their unforgettable moment. “A virtuoso performance. Fascinating and entertaining.” AUSTRALIAN STAGE

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BERNADETTE ROBINSON

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WARNING: Contains simulated smoking

PE

Transformational genius with a sparkling narrative

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WORLD PREMIERE Musical Direction by Leonie Cohen

Photo: Kelly Ann Denton

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Deborah Tobias Creative Management presents

CHRISTA

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OZ ROCKIN’ THE LADIES LOUNGE

5>7 JUNE

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“She is exuberant, exciting, inventive and above all, she kind of gives vulgarity a good name” BARRY HUMPHRIES

WARNING: Contains haze effects

Singing sensation and Ladies’ Lounge lizard, Christa Hughes returns to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival performing classics across the Oz rock spectrum from Cold Chisel, AC/DC, The Divinyls, Rose Tattoo, The Angels, Midnight Oil and other surprising but much loved iconic Australian artists. No stranger to rock ‘n’ roll, Christa (aka KK Juggy from Machine Gun Fellatio) reinterprets the favourites with her own peculiar twist. With innate irreverent theatricality and sheer vocal power, you’ll revel in a wild night with Christa.

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Co-created by Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard and Thomas J Egan

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

TAPPING INTO CROONER CLASSICS

AP PACK

“five of Australia’s leading triple threats” THE SUN HERALD

Indulge in a spectacular stage performance, complete with swing favourites, slick suits and sensational tap dancing. Backed by a live band The Tap Pack is inspired by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr – the original Rat Pack. With songs like Lady is a Tramp and Me and My Shadow you’ll relive old school cool infused with modern, irrepressible energy. Showcasing some of Australia’s finest tap dancing performers, The Tap Pack is pure entertainment. They sing. They dance. They joke.

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Directed by Nigel Turner Carroll

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MEO

MEOW

HIS MASTER’S CHOICE At the request of Mr Humphries, the Queen of Kamikaze Kabarett returns with an intimate performance featuring songs from the sirens, transgressors and tragi-grotesques of Weimar Germany.

WORLD PREMIERE

“Meow Meow showed why she is one of cabaret’s best exponents... the uncanny ability to embody the essence of a song.” THE AUSTRALIAN

She’s the ultimate Weimar doyenne having performed the repertoire globally, including with the London Philharmonic and at Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, with Pina Bausch Tanztheater in Germany and Russia, and with Barry Humphries and the Australian Chamber Orchestra around Australia. Musical Arrangements by Meow Meow’s multi-award winning collaborator, Maestro Iain Grandage. Sung in German, French and English.

Cabaret on the edge and in your face

OPENING WARNING: Contains possible nudity, coarse language, simulated smoking, drug references and violent themes

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

By arrangement with Julia Holt, Adelaide Festival Centre presents

PARIS C MBO

Sophisticated, sassy French sensation

OPENING

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Boasting five albums and two decades of touring the globe to sell-out crowds Paris Combo return to Australia for the first time in more than a decade. Featuring the mischievous vocals of chanteuse Belle du Berry, the combo are celebrated for their fun-loving fusion of jazz, cabaret, gypsy, French pop, Latino and Middle Eastern rhythms. Discover the seductive sounds of one of the most entertaining groups on the international scene. “...crystallizing a unique sound that found inspiration in traditional French chanson while updating it with refreshing touches of jazz and Latin music” THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

7>8 JUNE

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WORLD PREMIERE ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Written and Composed by Lane Hinchcliffe Directed by Andy Packer

Featuring Anna Goldsworthy & Helen Howard

Musical Direction by Matthew Carey

Director & Dramaturg Michael Futcher

Lyrics co-written by Amelia Ryan Book co-written, additional Lyrics by Rob George

Piano Lessons was originally commissioned and produced by Queensland Music Festival in association with QPAC. Produced by Metro Arts.

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Aussie humour shines through the brutality of war

By ANNA GOLDSWORTHY Concert pianist Anna Goldsworthy’s deeply-felt memoir, Piano Lessons, comes to glorious musical life. The award-winning book, which recounts her musical awakening as a young girl, struck a deep chord with critics, readers and music lovers on its 2009 release. Goldsworthy stars in this stage adaptation about the intriguing relationship between a young pianist and her Russian teacher. Inspiring and challenging her young charge in equal measure they work through a program of sublime piano pieces, including selections from Mozart, Liszt and Chopin.

Making its world premiere at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, The Front is a new Australian musical following the people and events surrounding the bloodiest battle in ANZAC history. The story follows two perspectives, through the experience of the diggers and nurses who were there and relived by surviving relatives almost a hundred years later. Featuring a stellar Australian cast and accompanied by a live ensemble – be swept away by the soaring romantic melodies and a poignant human story.

“So begins a piece of music theatre that... seems to have been made in heaven.”

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WARNING: Contains coarse language & violent themes/imagery

THE COURIER MAIL

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WORLD PREMIERE

They may have stopped the boats but they’ll never stop the music

Written by Stephen Anderson, Rowan Witt, Gillian Cosgriff and Nigel Ubrihien Directed by Andrew Ross Musical Direction and Arrangements by Nigel Ubrihien

ROWAN WITT GILLIAN COSGRIFF NIGEL UBRIHIEN

Photo: Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Studios)

MY

AGABOND BOAT “(Ubrihien is) ...smart, camp, skilled... with edge, flair and tongue-in-cheek.”

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THE AGE

You’re invited to a new, perfect place... that doesn’t exist. Awash in a sea of isolation, longing and grotty bear costumes, you’ll sail through songs of humour and heartache. Armed with nothing but a wild sense of theatricality and a little green cactus, our tuneful travellers present an evening of songs, sketches and dazzling debauchery. Featuring the music of displaced composers Friedrich Hollaender, Kurt Weill and Cyndi Lauper – putting the “why?” back in Weimar.

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Photo: Brent Leideritz

WORLD PREMIERE Written by Anna Goldsworthy Musical Direction by Michael Griffiths

Sometimes anything goes

Photo: Nicholas Purcell

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Creative Direction by Sapphire Snow Musical Direction by Eric Santucci

“Griffiths is extraordinary”

Prepare to be seduced

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LOVER CLU Be transported to a place where music is currency and time does not exist. A place where dance is intoxicating, women are dazzling and the music never stops. Experience a tantalising cocktail of cabaret and burlesque that will titillate every sense lingering in your sensual memory for years to come. Starring local lovelies Peaches ’n’ Gin Burlesque performers – Sapphire Snow and Luna Eclipse, vocalists Eric Santucci and Louise Messenger, backed by The Clovertones.

COLE He’s inhabited the songs of Madonna and Annie Lennox to great acclaim – now local cabaret and musical theatre sensation, Michael Griffiths takes on Cole Porter. Griffiths and long-time Adelaide friend, writer and pianist, Anna Goldsworthy join forces to explore Porter’s colourful life and timeless songs. The result is a heady blend of hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom.

“...there’s more sequins, feathers and booty shakin’ than a Gatsby bash” «««« WARNING: Contains nudity

RIP IT UP

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE Photo: Reisig & Taylor

FEARLESS JAZZ VIRTUOSI

KARRIN ALLYSON UARTET

OPENING

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5>6 JUNE

Direct from New York the multi Grammy-nominated vocalist/pianist Karrin Allyson and her trio of fabulous musicians are winning hearts all over the world with their astounding versatility. From bebop to blues, ballads to Brazilian, the Great American Songbook, and Karrinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own originals, the interaction and rapport between these world-class musicians on stage is infectious, soulful and spirited.

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WORLD PREMIERE

The Love God is here to help

WORLD PREMIERE Written by Anthony Harkin & John O’Hara Directed by Anthony Harkin Musical Direction by Luke Hunter Choreography by Melanie Hawkins

SA’s best kept musical secret

DAVID

AUCI

DEDICA IONS

IT WAS WORTH THE WEIGHT

JOHN O’HARA

He has sung at over a thousand weddings, countless receptions and the inaugural Adelaide Cabaret Festival in 2001. David Gauci is perhaps Adelaide’s most unsung singer and unrecognised talent – ironic, because he stands out in a crowd. It’s time to discover the local with Josh Groban’s voice and Bruce Willis’ hair. A musical chronicle of the unknown extraordinary life of the guy who probably sang at your mother’s wedding and your grandmother’s funeral!

Inspired by Richard Mercer’s long-running late-night radio program Love Song Dedications, John O’Hara (Cats, Wicked, Rock of Ages) inhabits multiple characters who call in to share their stories with the Love God. We experience both the heartache and the triumphs as they request classic love songs from artists including Whitney Houston, Aerosmith, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Bolton, Leonard Cohen and more. “Part Mick Jagger, part Johnny Depp, O’Hara’s rock star performance had the ladies – both on stage and in the audience – swooning.”

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

THE ADVERTISER

5>6

WARNING: Contains coarse language

“David Gauci has a voice that soars and a wit that engages all ages”

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WORLD PREMIERE Written by Marney McQueen & Tim Bain Directed by Adam Cook

Musical Direction by Daryl Wallis

STRANGE BED ELLOWS

Photo: Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Studios)

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MARNEY Mc UEEN

UNDER THE COVERS A debaucherous evening of dubious ditties

HAIR TO THE THRONE

Between them they have won a horde of awards for their stunning opera performances, now Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen detonate in a debauched riot of musical abandon. Climb into bed with this diabolical duo as they take a midnight journey through the mean streets of Weimar Berlin, where raunch-laden remixes of your favourites collide with the insidious underworld of their own original material, exploding the boundaries of good taste with a hydrogen C-bomb.

The Princess of Plucking and Preening is back with a comedy cabaret exposé. Treat yourself to a full body experience as celebrity bikini waxer Rosa Waxoffski takes you on a prickly journey from her childhood in Leningrad. Spilling the sequins from the pages of her star studded appointment book, and showcasing her campaign to be Australia’s first entrant in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Special guest appearance from Russia’s biggest pianist, Boris Longschlongadongski.

“...dark, decadent and deliciously bawdy”

“She has the goods”

WARNING: Contains coarse language & haze effects

SCENE AND HEARD

5>7

BARRY HUMPHRIES

7>8

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JUNE

FRI 9.15PM SAT 9.15PM ARTSPACE

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Photo: Matt Craig

Photo: Shami Kiely

Skin-tight harmony and soulful storytelling

Music composed by Coco’s Lunch

Directed by Shona Benson

Creative direction by Noel Jordan

EX OSING EDITH MICHAELA BURGER & GREG WAIN

Launching their fiery new single Other Plans, Australia’s ‘magical purveyors of a cappella’ bring to life the breathtaking art form of South Indian konnakol (vocal percussion). Coco’s Lunch have been seducing audiences around the world, weaving a brilliant tapestry of vocal timbre and contemporary nuance with effortless jazz improvisation and global rhythm. With seven critically acclaimed original albums to their name you can expect a sparkling showcase of award-winning songs.

With a mesmerising voice and trademark black dress, Michaela Burger bears an uncanny resemblance to the legendary Edith Piaf. Supported by Greg Wain on guitar, she sings favourites including La Vie en rose, Padam Padam and Non, je ne regrette rien alongside lesser-known gems. With a special show to celebrate Piaf’s centenary year, Adelaide’s own ‘little sparrow’ offers a unique and intimate take on the French star – her life, loves, soul and songs.

“...a national treasure...”

“...wonderfully mesmerising... superb, stunning and simply sublime”

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GLAM ADELAIDE

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WORLD PREMIERE

Featuring VINCE JONES, ALDA REZENDE, DOUG DE VRIES with PANORAMA BRASIL

Musical Direction by Doug de Vries and Alastair Kerr

OBIM

The sound of Ipanema and beyond

SECOND

WEEK

“Rezende’s deep, smoky alto vox was always somewhere between a smile and a sigh.”

12 >14

RIPITUP NZ

Antonio “Tom” Carlos Jobim was one of the most influential artists in the creation of the Bossa Nova style. He famously composed the most recorded song of all time – Garota de Ipanema (The Girl from Ipanema) and created a sound that inspired the jazz scene worldwide. Celebrating Jobim’s musical legacy, Australian music legend Vince Jones, Brazilian jazz chanteuse Alda Rezende along with guitarist Doug de Vries and band Panorama Brasil, will transport you to the sunny beaches of Rio.

JUNE

FRI 6.30PM SAT 9PM

SUN 7.30PM

FESTIVAL THEATRE STAGE

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 12 yrs +

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

LAN BROUGH AND ASEY BENNETTO

SECOND

THE NARELLES It’s been 27 years since they burst onto the music scene and now The Narelles founding members, Alan Brough (Spicks & Specks) and Casey Bennetto (Keating! The Musical), are back. The Narelles have had their ups and downs – they’ve struggled with drug addiction, battled the press, struggled with drug addiction, been defrauded of all their money and struggled with drug addiction. But they never stopped making music. Whether you remember The Narelles or not, this is a gig you won’t forget.

WARNING: Contains coarse language, violent themes/imagery and haze effects

WEEK

11 > 13 JUNE

THUR 7PM FRI 7.30PM BANQUET ROOM

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 16 yrs +

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The musical hits and misses of a band that never was

Photo: Wombat

18


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Rock ‘n’ roll all shook up

Written & Musical Direction by David Cosma & Damon Smith

Mysterious moody grooves

SUN

TE PERKINS

ISING

AND THE

THE SONGS THAT MADE MEMPHIS

Front man for the evocative soundscapes of The Cruel Sea and the hard edged pub rock of The Beasts of Bourbon, collaborator on the Tex, Don and Charlie outings, compadre to Tim Rogers on the TnT project and more recently fronting the rock band The Ape, Tex is back! With fellow Dark Horses – Charlie Owen, Joel Silbersher, Murray Paterson, Stephen Hadley and Gus Agars, Tex performs some of the finest tunes your ears will hear in 2015.

Rock ‘n’ roll your way through a chronological tour of Memphis’ finest and celebrate the timeless music released by Sun Records in the early 1950s, bringing to life the music of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Howlin’ Wolf and many others. Sun Rising navigates the famous tales and hilarious anecdotes from the record company with ‘perpetual optimism’ paying homage to both the artists and celebrated owner/producer, Sam Phillips.

“Think of it – six mighty men of rock who like to roll tobacco/snares/home, each taking a back seat when they need to, practically doing a Victorian-era “After you, my good man,” when only a slide guitar is needed, or a shimmering organ or a lightly-shaken tambourine”

“There were no kitschy impersonations, just musically intelligent renditions of classics“ ABC

HERALD SUN

11 > 13 JUNE

THUR 9.30PM FRI 9.30PM SPACE THEATRE SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Adult A Res Conc A Res

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DARK HORSES

10 > 11

SECOND

WEEK

JUNE

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 12 yrs + $44.90 $39.90 $34.90

AUSTRALIA

WEEK

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SAT 9.30PM

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SECOND

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Charming wrath wrapped in glitter Musically directed and accompanied by Dave Barclay

Photo: Ben Rigby

Directed by Stephen Nicolazzo

HANNAH GADS Y

SPECIAL VICTIM Stories of hope, loss, white privilege, velvet rage and effeminate ennui with song and sting. Join award-winning performer Ash Flanders as he takes the world, and himself, to task. From the river Nile in Egypt to the Sphinx Hotel in Geelong, from Charles Manson to King Charles Spaniels, Special Victim bombards you with deep thoughts from a determinedly shallow victim. Come laugh at his pain.

ART LITE A sardonic, laconic art history lesson Armed with an art history degree and a keen eye for absurd detail, comedian Hannah Gadsby will take you on a whistle stop tour of her favourite art. She loves nothing more than teaching people about art and then undermining all that learny goodness with jokes and general foolery. You will learn and then forget that you did.

“…equal parts Dolly Parton, Liberace and John Waters... an obscenely funny and enviably talented performer” ««««

13 > 14 JUNE

WARNING: Contains coarse language, strobe lighting, violent themes/imagery & haze effects

WARNING: Contains coarse language and nude imagery

THE AGE

SECOND

WEEK

SAT 6.45PM SUN 6.45PM ARTSPACE

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10 > 12

WEEK

JUNE

WED 7.15PM THUR 9.15PM ARTSPACE

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Created by Laura Corcoran & Matthew Jones

Photo: Rosie Collins

“Fully blown superstars” «««««

Triumphantly returning to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Frisky and Mannish are back with a veritable cornucopia of musical mayhem. Since 2008 the duo have been peddling their peculiar brand of popmusicy-seriocomic-mashparodic-vaudevilliansketchcabaret-bapsbotty-infotainment all over the world, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (to great acclaim), the Sydney Opera House (yes, the real one), Melbourne Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, New Zealand International Arts Festival, London’s West End and Shepherd’s Bush Empire, New York, Berlin, Perth and Singapore.

Wildly wicked pop-tacular

21

SECOND

WEEK

WARNING: Contains coarse language, strobe lighting, haze effects

FR SKY & MANNI H

TIME OUT

10 > 12 JUNE

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UNITED KINGDOM


WORLD PREMIERE “Daniel Koek melted hearts with his voice” BIRMINGHAM MAIL

BRINGING HIM HOME WITH HIS WEST END STORY Tenor talent returns home The musical theatre stars have aligned for Adelaide’s own West End sensation Daniel Koek. Fresh from playing Jean Valjean in the West End production of Les Miserables Daniel Koek presents personal songs and stories from a decade on the musical theatre world stage. Daniel will perform highlights from his leading roles including West Side Story, Chess, South Pacific and his second studio album HiGH.

SECOND

Photo: Leo Holden

WARNING: Contains haze effects

WEEK

13 > 14 JUNE

SAT 2PM & 6.30PM SUN 4.30PM FESTIVAL THEATRE STAGE SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Adult Concession Musical direction by Greg Arrowsmith

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AUSTRALIA/UK


The ultimate songs in blonde

JOHN THORN

EMILY TAHENY

Composer/Piano/Vocals

Vocals

WORLD PREMIERE

LINDSAY FIELD

HENRY LAWSON

Vocals/Guitar

Words

WHELAN BROWNE

LOOKING FOR LA SON

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

PURE BLONDE Do blondes have more fun? Five glorious years ago Christie premiered her first one-woman show Britney Spears: The Cabaret at Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The same talented team of Helpmann-Award winning director Dean Bryant (Sweet Charity) and musical maestro Mathew Frank (Drowsy Chaperone) are back to explore the widely underappreciated blonde song book. In the tradition of Saturday Night Live meets Alan Bennett, Christie brings to life a cavalcade of blondes in a hilarious cabaret comedy.

Australian poetry celebrated in song Composer John Thorn is joined by legendary Australian performer Lindsay Field (John Farnham band) and the enchanting Emily Taheny (Mad as Hell ABCTV) for a musical odyssey through Henry Lawson’s most beautiful poems. Inspired by Tangos, English music hall and European folk tunes and echoing composers such as Jacques Brel, Astor Piazzola, Joni Mitchell and even the Anglican hymn book, Looking for Lawson features original melodies that sound fresh and at the same time familiar.

“Whelan Browne is a musical and Cabaret star not to be missed”

12 > 13

WARNING: Contains coarse language

Henry Lawson portrait painted by David McCubbin

THE HERALD SUN

SECOND

WEEK

JUNE

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11 > 13

SECOND

WEEK

JUNE

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Photo: Laura Domela

Brilliant, beautiful, seductive star

TORM LARGE

TAKEN BY STORM

and LE BONHEUR

SECOND

“…sure to send shivers down your spine throughout this beautiful storm of a show.”

WARNING: Contains coarse language and adult themes

WEEK

Reuniting with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, Storm Large delivers a collection of tortured and titillating love songs; beautiful, familiar, yet twisted… much like Storm herself. As lead singer in Pink Martini and finalist in the reality show, Rock Star Supernova, Storm Large is a celebrated diva with visceral talent. Storm will love you, leave you, delight and misguide you.

11 > 12 JUNE

THUR 6.30PM FRI 9PM DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE

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Barossa blends with Cabaret

Photo: South Australian Tourism Commission

CABARET INNER BURGE, BEER AND BAROSSA BANQUET Indulge your senses in a passionate blend of dazzling cabaret performances, Barossa’s finest wines from Grant Burge and a lavish three-course dinner featuring seasonal produce from South Australia’s favourite ONE celebrity cook, NIGHT Maggie Beer. A sumptuous, mysterious menu JUNE guarantees a memorable evening WED 6.30PM that will nourish the body and soul. BANQUET ROOM Share in the art of fine food, wine and SUITABLE 18 yrs + glorious cabaret banter at this year’s Adult $160.00 inaugural Cabaret Includes 3 course dinner with Dinner. Grant Burge wines and

10

BE CONSUMED

ONLY

Coopers beers plus exclusive Cabaret artist performances


FRI 5

OPENING

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

CALENDAR

WEEK

SAT 6

SUN 7

Radio National Panel

12.30pm

BR 1hr

44

Michael Griffiths

1pm

BR 1hr 10mins

12

Piano Lessons

2pm

ST 2hrs 20mins

2.30pm

The Tap Pack

Piano Lessons

10 The Front

7 Piano Lessons

10

10

DPH 1hr 10mins

3pm

ST 2hrs 20mins

10 Dedications A

14

1hr 10mins

Our Willsy

4pm

PB

BR 1hr 10mins

Strange Bedfellows

6pm

A

15

David Gauci A

14

Dedications A

Karrin Allyson Quartet

DPH 1hr 10mins

13 David Gauci A

14

Karrin Allyson Quartet

Paris Combo 9

Christa Hughes

ST 1hr

6

15

Peter & Jack

Paris Combo

Christa Hughes

3 Christa Hughes

4

9

1hr 30mins

FT

1hr 10mins

11 Meow Meow

44

8 Piano Bar

PB

FT 2hrs

My Vagabond Boat

DPH 1hr 20mins

ST 1hr BR 1hr 10mins 6 11 My Vagabond Boat BR 1hr 10mins

Piano Bar

DPH 1hr 10mins PB

44 Strange Bedfellows Strange Bedfellows Meow Meow

9.30pm

ST 1hr 10mins

Adam Hills

FT 1

6

9.15pm

Marney McQueen

Variety Gala

ST 1hr

9pm

1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 20mins

My Vagabond Boat

7.30pm

14

1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 10mins 13

BR 1hr 10mins 11

12

1hr 10mins

1hr 10mins

6.30pm

7pm

1hr 5 mins

44 Michael Griffiths

4.30pm

6.45pm

DPH 1hr 30mins

ST 2hrs 20mins

3.15pm

6.15pm

MON 8

A

1hr 10mins

15 The Tap Pack

A

15

1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 10mins

8 Dedications A

7

1hr 10mins

14 Piano Bar PB

10pm

44

The Clover Club

The Clover Club

12 Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

15 Backstage Club Reuben Kaye

43

43

ST 1hr 10mins

BR 2hrs

43

ST 1hr 10mins 12 BR 2hrs

Marney McQueen ST 1hr 10mins

BR 2hrs

Country Arts SA and Adelaide Festival Centre Present

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

Hitting the road again this May with a superb array of hand-picked talent to get you in the Festival mood hosted by cabaret sensation Ali McGregor. For more information THURSDAY 7 MAY, 2015 and bookings, visit countryarts.org.au Roxby Leisure Centre SATURDAY 9 MAY, 2015 Whyalla Middleback Theatre


SECOND

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

CALENDAR

WEEK

WED 10

THU 11

FRI 12

2pm

SAT 13

SUN 14

Pennsylvania Avenue

Pennsylvania Avenue

5 Daniel Koek

5

HMT 1hr 35mins

HMT 1hr 35mins

FTS 1hr 10mins

22 Under the Influence

I WANNA BE A MERMAID

2.45pm

A

KIDS SHOW

3pm

As part of Something on Saturday

4pm

13 JUNE

42

Our Willsy PB

891 ABC Cabaret Catch Up BR PB 2hrs 16 44 Under the Influence A

22 Class of Cabaret

ST 1hr 10mins

42

Cabaret Dinner

Storm Large

Jobim

Daniel Koek

25

24

17 Painted from Memory

22 Painted from Memory

BR

DPH 1hr 10mins

FTS 1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 10mins

Christie Whelan Browne

6.45pm

A

Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses

DPH 1hr 10mins

19

1hr 10mins

23 Coco’s Lunch

ST 1hr 10mins 16

Alan Brough & Casey Bennetto

29 Christie Whelan Browne A

1hr 10mins

23 Looking for Lawson

ST 1hr 10mins

23

FTS 1hr 10mins

DPH 1hr 10mins

29 Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby

20

20

A

1hr 10mins

7.30pm

Ash Flanders

23

5 Opera Burlesque

ST 1hr 10mins

30

3hrs

44

20 Frisky & Mannish Frisky & Mannish Alan Brough & FTS 1hr FTS 1hr Casey Bennetto 21 21 BR 1hr 10mins Coco’s Lunch 18

8pm

5

5

HMT 1hr 35mins

FTS 1hr 10mins

17 Exposing Edith 16

1hr

HMT 1hr 35mins

Class of Cabaret

ST 1hr 10mins

PB

44

Jobim

BR

5

Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses

DPH 1hr 10mins

FTS

21 Storm Large

1hr

DPH 1hr 10mins

Ash Flanders

44 Ash Flanders

20

20

A

1hr 15mins

42

Frisky & Mannish Jobim

PB A

FTS 1hr 10mins

17 Opera Burlesque DPH

30 Piano Bar

1hr 15mins

44 Christie Whelan Browne A

1hr 10mins

Sun Rising

Sun Rising

19 Backstage Club Hannah Gadsby

19

19

ST 1hr 10mins

43 Piano Bar PB

44

1hr

PB

23 Sun Rising

BR

10pm

18

Pennsylvania Avenue

24 Piano Bar

9.30pm

BR 1hr 10mins

Pennsylvania Avenue

HMT 1hr 35mins

Piano Bar

Alan Brough & Casey Bennetto

Pennsylvania Avenue

19

9.15pm

1hr

AS 1hr 15mins

16

9pm

HMT 1hr 35mins DPH

ST 1hr 10mins

8.30pm

1hr 10mins

Pennsylvania Avenue

891 ABC Live Broadcast PB

A

Looking for Lawson

BR 1hr 10mins 18

7.15pm

1hr 10mins

FTS 1hr 10mins

6pm

7pm

1hr

42 Daniel Koek

4.30pm

6.30pm

1hr 5 mins

44 Exposing Edith

SAT 11AM & 1PM BANQUET ROOM

4.15pm

1hr 10mins

ST 1hr 10mins

ST 1hr 10mins

2hrs

Backstage Club Hannah Gadsby

Backstage Club Hannah Gadsby

43

43

BR

2hrs

BR

2hrs


FINAL

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

CALENDAR

WEEK

TUE 16

WED 17

THU 18

FRI 19

The SongBirds

1pm

BR 1hr 10mins

32 Eddie Perfect

1.30pm

DPH 1hr 20mins

38

Glenn Miller Orchestra

2pm

FT 2hrs 25mins

39

4pm

Ray Jessel

ST 1hr 10mins

40 Reviewing the Situation

4.15pm

A

DPH 1hr 10mins

33

Tristan & Isolde

6pm

FTR 1hr

31

6.15pm

Eddie Perfect

DPH 1hr 20mins

38

Laura Fygi

6.30pm

DPH 1hr 10mins

Reviewing the Situation

6.45pm

A

7.30pm

1hr 10mins

Tristan & Isolde

27 Club

31 Lady Rizo

31

35 Ian Shaw

36 Ian Shaw

FTR

1hr

DPH 1hr 10mins BR 1hr 10mins

7.15pm

1hr 10mins

31 Laura Fygi

5.30pm

7pm

SAT 20

34 Amelia Ryan

ST 1hr 10mins BR 1hr 10mins

33 Amelia Ryan

A 1hr

34

Glenn Miller Orchestra

FT 2hrs 25mins

39

The SongBirds

BR 1hr 10mins

32

34

A 1hr

34 Lady Rizo

ST 1hr 10mins

Lady Rizo

Ray Jessel

36 The SongBirds

40

ST 1hr 10mins

36

ST 1hr 10mins

BR 1hr 10mins

32

Love Songs for Sir Les

8pm 8.30pm

FT

1hr 10mins

41 Eddie Perfect

Tristan & Isolde

DPH 1hr 20mins

FTR 1hr

38

31 Piano Bar PB

44

9pm

27 Club

27 Club

Piano Bar

35 Piano Bar

35 Piano Bar

44

DPH 1hr 10mins PB

44 Amelia Ryan

9.15pm

A 1hr

34

Trevor Ashley

9.30pm

DPH 1hr 10mins

PB

PB

44 Reviewing the Situation

Reviewing the Situation

31

31

A

1hr 10mins

A

1hr 10mins

ST 1hr 15mins

CALENDAR

LEGEND

37 Backstage Club Lady Rizo

BR 2hrs

43

10pm

Trevor Ashley

Trevor Ashley

37 Backstage Club Lady Rizo

37 Backstage Club Lady Rizo

ST 1hr 15mins

VENUES

Festival Theatre FT Festival Theatre Stage FTS Festival Theatre Rehearsal Room FTR Dunstan Playhouse DPH Space Theatre ST Artspace A Banquet Room BR Piano Bar PB Her Majestyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre HMT Page number in brochure Party Night

28

BR 2hrs

43

ST 1hr 15mins

BR 2hrs

43

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Good Egg Creative and Asia Theatricals presents

Musical Direction by Isaac Hayward Directed by Jonathan Biggins

Photo: Kurt Sneddon (Blueprint Studios)

A song-cycle featuring the music of BACHARACH and COSTELLO

PAINTED

Michael Falzon and Luke Kennedy

FROM

EMORY SECOND

In the 1990s, Burt Bacharach, teamed up with Elvis Costello to create the remarkable song God Give Me Strength. They continued writing together to earn a Grammy Award for, I Still Have That Other Girl from the 1998 album, Painted From Memory. These and other timeless Bacharach and Costello tunes are faithfully explored and reimagined through the effortlessly beautiful voices of recording, stage and screen stars, Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors) along with an incredible 9-piece band.

WEEK

12 > 13 JUNE

FRI 6.30PM SAT 6.30PM DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 12 yrs +

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE

"...the concert was like hearing the album as it should have been.â&#x20AC;?

Adult A Res Conc A Res

ARTS REVIEW

29

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AUSTRALIA


Ali McGregor’s

OPERA BURLES

WORLD PREMIERE

UE

Photo: Steb Fisher

More High Cs than sleaze, but just enough tease to please...

SECOND

THE AGE

Bringing glamour and intimacy to your favourite arias, Opera Burlesque is equally at ease turning some of your most beloved pop songs into alternative operatic scenes. Think Wagnerian AC/DC, Baroque Madonna, Bon Jovi as a Mozart trio. Two of Australia’s finest opera singers, Antoinette Halloran and Dimity Shepherd, join fallen diva and cabaret star Ali McGregor and special guest queen of Burlesque Imogen Kelly for an evening of allure, humour and gobsmackingly good singing!

30

WARNING: Contains nudity and haze effects

“…a trio of classically trained singers with serious reputations, who like to do an odd runner from traditional fare and delve into the subterranean world of cabaret, vaudeville and heavy metal..”

WEEK

13 > 14 JUNE

SAT 9PM SUN 7PM DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

1 HR SUITABLE 16 yrs +

SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Adult A Res Conc A Res

$44.90 $39.90

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AUSTRALIA


Poignant, surreal and equestrian

From East End boy to West End legend

WORLD PREMIERE

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Directed by Steve Sheehan with Jo Stone Designed by Kerry Reid Lighting Designed by Nic Mollison Sound Designed by Stuart Day Produced by Belinda Hellyer Horse Trained by Jaci & Joey McEvoy

Photo: Sam Oster

Photo: Grant Sparkes-Carroll

Written by Phil Scott & Terence O’Connell

Phil Scott as Lionel Bart is

Steve Sheehan’s

EVIEWING

RISTAN & ISOLDE with Norma Knight

Guest starring Arapahoe, the miniature horse

Directed by Terence O’Connell

Adelaide’s own award winning funny man, Steve Sheehan, returns with a cabaret version of Wagner’s grand opera. As Tristan, he delivers an evening of bittersweet punch lines to some of the world’s great classical piano pieces. Isolde, who barely knows he exists, has a career to think about. Norma Knight, Stalwart of the local opera community for 45 years, lights up the stage as the diva preparing for her performance. They are both completely upstaged by Arapahoe the miniature horse.

Lionel Bart was once Britain’s most celebrated composer, responsible for the iconic musical Oliver! He partied with Noel Coward, Rudolf Nureyev and The Beatles. Now he’s bankrupt and ensconced in a flat above a laundromat. At his piano and fuelled by more than a few vodkas, Lionel sings us songs including Living Doll, From Russia With Love and You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two and shares stories from his incredible life. “...the Cabaret Festival finds Scott in fine form, effortlessly whipping out tunes on the piano...”

THE HERALD SUN

THE ADVERTISER

16 > 17

WARNING: Contains coarse language

“Hilarious... tinged with a strange, eccentric melancholy...” ««««

FINAL WEEK

JUNE

TUE 7PM WED 6PM & 8.30PM FESTIVAL THEATRE REHEARSAL ROOM SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Adult A Res Conc A Res

$34.90 $29.90

1 HR SUITABLE 16 yrs + Adult Concession

$39.90 $34.90

AUSTRALIA

31

18 > 20

FINAL WEEK

JUNE

THUR 6.45PM FRI 9.15PM SAT 4.15PM & 9.15PM ARTSPACE

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 16 yrs +

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AUSTRALIA


THE

SONG IRDS WORLD PREMIERE

SHOUT SISTER SHOUT Following sold out shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney and South America, The SongBirds make their Adelaide stage debut swinging and soaring through songs from the 1920s, catchy originals and iconic Australian classics. Based in Hollywood, The SongBirds are Australian super-voice Dannielle DeAndrea (John Farnham, Joe Cocker, Jackson Browne), Mexican-American operatic powerhouse Erica Canales and Guatemalan superstar Gaby Moreno. The SongBirds will seduce you with their humorous stories and exquisite vintage harmonies. “Modernising the classic sound of vocal groups from the ‘20s and ‘30s, the band’s soulful deliverance and the international reputation of its members, including Australia’s own Dannielle DeAndrea, makes this a must-see event.” XPRESS MAGAZINE WA

Photo: Matt Sayles

Exotic soul and vintage sounds

32

FINAL WEEK

19 > 20 JUNE

FRI 7.30PM SAT 1PM & 7PM BANQUET ROOM

1 HR 10 MINS SUITABLE 12 yrs +

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USA


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Photo: Otto van der Toorn

AURA FYGI

Latin and jazzy with swinging surprises

FINAL

IN CONCERT

Celebrating her 25th anniversary as a solo artist, Laura Fygi is a veritable vision of exotica with a distinctive sultry voice. At home in The Netherlands she is famously known as the daughter of an Egyptian belly dancer raised in Uruguay; in the Far East she is the emancipated Western lady who many others aspire to be. Singing in English, French, Portuguese and even Chinese Laura fashions her own unique renditions out of famous jazz, Bossa Nova and Latin hits. An instantly recognisable voice and she swings like crazy!

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Modesty or madness? Monogamy or ménage à trois?

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

A delicious confectionery of witty songs and stories

A

ELIA RYAN

IS LADY LIBERTY

"One of the most flawless performances around”

“...it is his exceptional music talent that makes his show a must-see.”

RIP IT UP

EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

ADELAIDE PREMIERE Photo: Lloyd Harvey & Spencer Harvey

Photo: Steve Ullathorne

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Musical direction by Matthew Carey

HAW

A BIT OF A MOUTHFUL

17 > 18

After the mega success of A Storm in a D-Cup, local award-winning cabaret darling Amelia Ryan returns to illuminate the secrets and stories we’re often too embarrassed to share, encouraging us to let go and be liberated. Through her signature blend of scintillating stories, clever parodies, and pop-musical mash-ups, Amelia asks: what does it actually mean to be a liberated woman? Is it through meditation or Moët? WARNING: Contains coarse language

WARNING: Contains coarse language

Plumbing the depths of popular song (Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Rodgers & Hart) and pivoted around Shaw’s highly confessional, often hilarious originals, this one-man, one-piano tour de force is the ultimate lesson of one-man showmanship. This BBC award winning jazz singer, songwriter and comic presents a solo show which takes in all of Shaw’s performing skills. From poignant, witty takes on popular song to daring and often very personal tales of a life on the road.

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Photo: Kane Hibberd (Hayley & Henry)

WORLD PREMIERE

Hayley Mary Henry Wagons Carla Lippis Daniel Champagne

27

“Henry Wagons comes across like Nick Cave singing the Johnny Cash songbook”

CLU

When Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil at the infamous crossroads, he was fated to become the founding member of the 27 Club. Its members include Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse and Joplin, musicians who all famously died aged 27. They were each the voice of their generation. Hosted by charming devil Henry Wagons and featuring rock goddess Hayley Mary (The Jezabels), Adelaide vocal powerhouse Carla Lippis and guitar virtuoso Daniel Champagne. Celebrate the musicians who will forever be 27 and the music they left behind. Directed by Tahli Corin Written by Joshua Tyler & Tahli Corin Musical Direction by John Thorn

FINAL

TIMEOUT NYC

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WARNING: Contains coarse language, strobe lighting, violent themes/imagery and haze effects

Adelaide Festival Centre in association with Collide present

Music that never dies

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Musical Direction by Yair Evnine

ADY RIZO UNESCORTED

FINAL WEEK

“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll”

17 > 19

THE NEW YORK TIMES

New York City’s multi award-winning cabaret superstar Lady Rizo lands again with luscious vocals, irrefutable glamour and piercing wit. Backed by a killer group of musicians, Rizo performs unique arrangements of pop songs, mashes them up into sumptuous, theatrical ballads laced with edgy comedy and her own stirring original anthems. Her songbook travels from Judy Garland to the Pixies. Rizo’s signature mix of elegance, brazen banter and animal instinct will tantalise, tease and knock you over.

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A glorious roof-raising chanteuse

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USA


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Written by Trevor Ashley and Dean Bryant Directed by Dean Bryant Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys

TREVOR

Divinely decadent diva degustation

SHLEY

I’M EVERY WOMAN

FINAL

Blessed with the vocal chops to deliver the divas and the lamb chops to fill out their costumes, Ashley returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival with 27 dresses, 14 wigs, and one extremely hard-working wind machine. Transforming into the world’s legendary divas armed with a smokin’ band and a cavalcade of smash hit songs he breathes life into Judy, Dusty and, with any luck, Whitney and new life into Liza and Tina and Cher – oh my! He’s every woman… well every talented one, anyway. “He not only nails the style, but does so with feeling in a touching
performance. A master of impersonation.” DAILY TELEGRAPH

WARNING: Contains coarse language & simulated smoking

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Music and Lyrics by Eddie Perfect Musical Direction and Orchestration by Iain Grandage Musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM). Originally commissioned by ANAM and premiered at the Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Photo: billiejeanisnotmylover

PERFECT SONGS FROM THE MIDDLE

Classical meets contemporary in this hybrid suburban song cycle

As a boy raised in the aspirational suburb of Mentone – one-time “Riviera Of The South” – Eddie Perfect couldn’t wait to grow up and get the hell out. With heart-breaking and hilarious songs about coming of age, binge-drinking, failed romance and mind-numbing normalcy, Perfect explores what it means not to belong, to leave, and how it hurts to go back. A contemporary song-cycle set in the middle of Port Phillip Bay that is equal parts nostalgia, peace-making and personal exorcism. “…this is a moving, courageous and mature work that lingers in the imagination. The journey back to sleepy old Mentone proves one well worth taking.” THE AUSTRALIAN

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ATA Allstar Artists Pty Ltd and Adelaide Festival Centre present

HONOURING THE CENTENARY OF ANZAC 23 musicians, singers & dancers on stage

THE

GLENN

ILLER ORCHESTRA

America’s finest musicians together with the Moonlight Serenade Singers and The Broadway Swing Dancers pay tribute to the spirit of ANZAC including a special feature of music and songs from the years of the Great War. Enjoy memorable songs including My Buddy, Over There, Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag, as well as your favourite Glenn Miller classics such as Chattanooga Choo Choo, Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug and the greatest Miller hit of all time, In The Mood. “An evening of nostalgia... Unforgettable music... An absolutely brilliant concert”

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The witty wayward octogenarian AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Original music and lyrics by Ray Jessel with contributions by Cynthia Thompson

RAY JE SEL

Performing Arts Collection, Adelaide Festival Centre in association with the Performing Arts Collection, Arts Centre Melbourne presents

60 YEARS

NAUGHTY OR NICE

OF

Last year Ray wowed US television audiences with his performance on America’s Got Talent, singing his hilarious song, What She’s Got. The song went viral with over twelve million hits on YouTube and is now known as the Penis Song. The 85 year old Broadway composer-lyricist, whose songs have been recorded by so many well-known artists including Louis Armstrong and Michael Feinstein, performs interpretations of his songs from the ridiculous to the romantic, from the silly to the serious, from the witty to the wistful... Well, you get the idea.

POSSUMS!

Dame Edna’s closet comes out When Mrs Everage first appeared on stage in 1955, she did not wear her iconic bedazzled glasses, purple hair or an elegant frock. A lot has changed since her early days at Moonee Ponds. Come out and celebrate the creation, life and glittering wardrobe of this legendary lady at this extraordinary exhibition. Dame Edna will literally take the clothes off her back and lay them out for all to see, giving a rare, close up insight into the very fabric that has made her a global fashion icon.

“His prankish literate ditties recall the smart novelty songs of Tom Lehrer, Allan Sherman and other masters of high silliness. This old joker is aces.”

FINAL WEEK

Katie Wyatt, The Dame, [detail] courtesy of Art Images Gallery

WARNING: Contains coarse language

TIME OUT

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VE SONGS FOR SIR LES

Buckle up for a raucous final night of the Festival featuring a selection of handpicked visiting cabaret chanteuses, charmers and jesters by Sir Les Patterson’s friend and manager Barry Humphries. This one-off event specially created for the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival will see some of the most beloved and unexpected love songs performed in a style that only the Cultural Attaché can inspire with his trademark personal magnetism.

“…full of booze-fuelled enthusiasm... the front row probably wished they had been issued disposable ponchos to protect them from the shower of fragrant spittle that rained down”

ONE SHOW

ONLY

FINAL

THE AUSTRALIAN

NIGHT WARNING: Contains coarse language & haze effects

L

All you need is some Sir Les love

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WORLD PREMIERE Directed by Andy Packer Musical Direction by Vanessa Scammell

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Class beyond their years

Photo: Franklin Yao

Featuring: Adelaide High School Australian Science and Mathematics School Blackwood High School Brighton Secondary School Charles Campbell College Christies Beach High School Gleeson College Henley High School Kadina Memorial School Mt Gambier High School Norwood Morialta High School Pembroke School Scotch College St Peter’s Collegiate Girls School Westminster School Wilderness School Wirreanda High School Woodville High School

WORLD PREMIERE

WORLD PREMIERE Directed by Kim Spargo Featuring Logan Watt on piano

CLASS OF CA ARET

UNDER THE NFLUENCE

Raw aspiring talent

CLASS OF CABARET GRADS

Fledgling cabaret artists take flight on the Cabaret Festival stage. The best and brightest performing arts students from secondary schools across South Australia have trained for months at cabaret masterclasses, guided by the very best – director Matthew Carey with mentors Michael Griffiths, Kim Spargo, Amelia Ryan and Stacy McCandless. Share personal stories and songs from the future stars of cabaret.

Experience the future of cabaret with the audacious, witty and talented graduates from previous years of Class of Cabaret. Introducing Lauren Greco, Beth Hubmayer, Kate Lewis, Ella Lawry and Jego Loreto, five fearless teenagers under the influence… Their stories intertwine through song – celebrating music as a tool for expression while paying tribute to the forces that have shaped them. With just a few years of experience up their sleeve, you’ll be intoxicated by their energy and astounding musical abilities.

Supported by centrED and Department for Education and Child Development

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ACKSTAGE CLUB CABARET FESTIVAL

ON THE DOOR $25.00 [subject to capacity]

PRE-PURCHASED $20.00

Reserved Seating

Expect the unexpected as cabaret’s elite team-up for unique collaborations and celebrations of all things cabaret. Anything can happen and usually does. Hosted by an array of stars from the Festival the club is teeming with daring, one-off performances by artists at play directly after their own shows. The party doesn’t stop there, venture to the Piano Bar on Party Nights where the DJ awaits to ensure you dance the night away.

Photo: Matchless

COMES OUT TO PLAY

BANQUET ROOM

OPENING WEEKEND Host: REUBEN

SECOND WEEK Host: HANNAH

With a wicked grin and a heavy dose of glitter, erudite, classy, dapper devil in a tailcoat, Reuben has a residency at London’s historic Savoy Hotel and infamous London nightspot The Box. Traversing between Australia, London and Berlin, Reuben’s musical breadth is matched only by his ability to charm you into complete and utter submission.

You’re in for a treat this week with one of Australia’s funniest award-winning comedians. She’s sardonic, laconic and, after numerous bone crunching accidents, bionic. Her droll delivery, delightful wordplay and selfdeprecating observations charm audiences all over the world.

It is rumoured she’s the product of a night of unrestrained indulgence between Peggy Lee, Mel Brooks, Nina Simone, Dean Martin and Janis Joplin. Adored by audiences from London, to Edinburgh, and her home NYC. Explore a taste of Joe’s Pub and Soho Theatre here in Adelaide with this ‘Cabaret Superstar’.

FRI 5 JUNE SAT 6 JUNE SUN 7 JUNE 2 HRS

THURS 11 JUNE 9.30PM FRI 12 JUNE 10PM SAT 13 JUNE 10PM 2 HRS

THURS 18 JUNE 9.30PM FRI 19 JUNE 10PM SAT 20 JUNE 10PM 2 HRS

KAYE

10PM 10PM 10PM

GADSBY

FINAL WEEK Host: LADY

RIZO

WARNING: Contains coarse language, simulated smoking and haze effects

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Piano Bar Stage

Join Guy Noble [5 – 7 & 17 – 20 June] and Trevor Jones [10 – 13 June] with an array of special guests and cabaret morsels. See Calendar for dates and times

Piano Bar proudly supported by

Piano Bar Party Nights

Stay on after the 11th hour on Party Nights as our dance floor erupts with guest DJ’s. See Calendar for dates and times

The Airbenders

GUY NOBLE

Adelaide band The Airbenders perform a mix of originals and jazz standards in the Wintergarden on selected evenings throughout the Festival. 5 – 7 June, 11 – 14 June, 18 – 20 June

GreenRoom Speakeasy

Experience exciting new work from our talented team of GreenRoom members. These emerging cabaret performers will spin songs and stories on Wednesdays in the Wintergarden. 10 & 17 June, 6pm

TREVOR JONES

Big Ideas – Radio National Panel

Big Ideas brings you the best of talks, forums and festivals in Australia and around the world. Please join Walkley Award winning journalist and broadcaster Paul Barclay, as we divulge and discuss cabaret in all its tawdry glory and splendour. Saturday 6 June, 12.30pm, 1hr, Banquet Room

Anne Wills in conversation with Peter Goers ‘OUR WILLSY’

PAUL BARCLAY

South Australia icon, TV legend, Logie Award hoarder and earing aficionado Anne Wills will dish the dirt on the joy, the pain and the glamour of her colourful life in the spotlight in this special “in conversation” event with 891 ABC Adelaide presenter and Sunday Mail columnist Peter Goers. Originally conceived for the Feast Festival

Monday 8 June, 4pm & Sunday 14 June, 3pm 1hr 5mins, Piano Bar

ANNE WILLS

Cabaret Catch Up

891 ABC 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. Saturday 13 June, 4 – 6pm LIVE Piano Bar

SONYA FELDHOFF

Local Radio Broadcast

Photo: Brent Leideritz

Peter Goers brings his 891 ABC Adelaide Evenings program to the Piano Bar for a live broadcast. Come and join the live audience and experience Peter’s unique “audio vaudeville” – cabaret style. Thursday 11 June, 7 – 10pm LIVE Piano Bar

Join the conversation: Talkback 1300 222 891 SMS 0467 922 891* Twitter @891Adelaide Facebook 891Adelaide Instagram @891Adelaide

PETER GOERS

* Standard SMS costs apply

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PERFORMANCE ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS PIANO LESSONS [page 10]

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