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ADEL AIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 10-25 JUNE

2016


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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 10 – 25 JUNE 2016

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The Hon JACK SNELLING

DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM

MINISTER FOR THE ARTS

CEO & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Government is pleased to continue supporting Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Each year, audiences embrace the warmth of cabaret in June, as Adelaide Festival Centre and Riverbank precinct come alive for South Australians and visitors to enjoy. Adelaide Cabaret Festival shines a light on our city and our state to an international audience and plays a significant part in reinforcing Adelaide’s reputation as a great festival city. This year’s Festival marks a changing of the guards at the artistic helm. Barry Humphries has passed the baton to the next generation of Australia’s finest cabaret performers: Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect. I look forward to their program and I invite you to join me in enjoying the best cabaret entertainment the world has to offer.

Welcome to Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016! Now in its 16th year, Adelaide’s premier winter festival is the largest cabaret festival in the world and a much loved Australian event, attracting audiences and artists from around the country. A very warm welcome to our new Adelaide Cabaret Festival coArtistic Directors, Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect, who have created an outstanding program that includes dazzling world premieres, remarkable collaborations and diverse works from Australia and all over the globe. My sincere thanks to you, our loyal and enthusiastic Adelaide Cabaret Festival audience – those from Adelaide and those who travel to be part of the Festival. I’d also like to thank our sponsors for their ongoing and valued support. And finally, my thanks to the many staff and volunteers who bring Adelaide Cabaret Festival to life.

FRANK FORD AM CHAIR, ADVOCACY COMMITTEE

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is a fantastic celebration of the joys of live performance through cabaret’s intimate interplay between the performer and the audience. Fearless artists invite you into their personal world to share their insights and passions – to laugh, to cry, to swoon and to dream. The Festival is recognised worldwide for the quality and quantity of its adventurous programming. The atmosphere is fun, friendly and there is something for everyone. So spread the word at home and abroad to join us in this unique, joyful experience in beautiful Adelaide. I thank my fellow Festival Advocacy Committee members.

adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au


ALI McGREGOR

EDDIE PERFECT

I realised very early in my first season at this Festival in 2009, that I had found my heart. After performing with companies and festivals around the world the Adelaide Cabaret Festival was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. Every year, I come back and witness genredefying performance art, intimate theatre, and voices that make my heart feel like it will burst into a thousand pieces. This year, Eddie and I have put together a program of artists that we LOVE. A group of people who are taking this genre and developing it into the most visceral, poignant and sometimes anarchic art form. Cabaret has a long history and an even more exciting future. In this year’s program we are celebrating everything that cabaret can be: political satire, theatre, songbook songs, storytelling, burlesque and comedy. We’ve also added a family gala to inspire a life-long love of songs, stories and laughter. I’m so excited to share our inaugural season with the incredibly savvy theatre-going audience of my adopted creative home!

“What is cabaret?” After more than a decade of writing, composing, performing (and now curating) cabaret, I still wince at this question. For me, it’s cabaret’s refusal to be defined that makes it such a rewarding art-form. Ali and I could have used our first program to plant a defining flag in the sand of WHAT CABARET IS, but instead we’ve decided to explore WHAT CABARET COULD BE. We packed our bags, went searching, and this is what we found; a program full of the best cabaret artists working in the world today who, like us, are fascinated with WHAT COMES NEXT. We consider our first program a tribute to what the form can (and must) be; original, smart, intimate and, above all else, immediate. We want you to feel as electrified and moved as we were upon first seeing the work of these artists. We can’t wait for you to see WHAT COMES NEXT!

ALI McGREGOR & EDDIE PERFECT Artistic Directors, Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

VARIETY GALA PERFORMANCE

FAMILY GALA

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

HOSTED BY ALI McGREGOR & EDDIE PERFECT

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Director Andy Packer Musical Director Vanessa Scammell

A GLAMOROUS NIGHT OF SINGING STARS & SURPRISES The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival opens with a glittering night of stories and songs. Join Artistic Directors Ali McGregor and Eddie Perfect for a supercharged showcase of international and local stars flaunting their cabaret wares. Offering the ultimate night of cabaret, you will be privy to a stunning preview of Ali and Eddie’s inaugural year at the helm of the Festival. “High energy, fun and sophisticated” Broadway World

10 JUNE Fri : 7.30pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 1 hr 30 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Mature themes Claudio Raschella

OPENING WEEK

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STRUT YOUR STUFF ON THE RED CARPET! Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Directors Ali McGregor (Jazzamatazz!) and Eddie Perfect (Playschool) cordially invite your whole family to dress up and walk the red carpet! The kids will love feeling special at our familyfriendly gala performance. Sample the Festival’s finest performers offering jazzy beats, interpretative dance, comedy and even rollerskating-ukulele-playing-madness. Suitable for all ages, featuring lashings of cabaret glamour and a huge gulp of silliness that the little people in your life will adore. 12 JUNE Sun : 1.30pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr Suitable 2 – 100 years Shane Reid

WORLD PREMIERE ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Sydney Theatre Company production

THE WHARF REVUE CELEBRATING 15 YEARS AUS

Written and created by JONATHAN BIGGINS, DREW FORSYTHE and PHILLIP SCOTT

THERE AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A WHARF REVUE PARTY Over 15 years and 21 shows, they’ve mercilessly mocked all the usual suspects. We’ve watched Howard Tampa with refugees, Rudd give pennies from Kevin, Gillard refuse to be lectured by “that man”, “that man” scrap the carbon tax, stop the boats and – um – get the budget back into surplus... But no one has been able to outplay, outwit or outlast The Wharf Revue. So, we’re throwing a party and everyone’s invited. This year, The Wharf Revue will be a parade of past and present indignitaries – a who’s who of 21st century embarrassments, from the politicians to the celebrities – all skewered on the stake of seriously side-splitting satirical silliness and musical mayhem. Who will make the cut? Who has the numbers in the caucus room? It’s anyone’s guess. “The Revue is an equal opportunity satire – no political party is left unstoned, nor cultural shibboleth unmauled.” Stagenoise

SPECIAL EVENT

15 – 18 JUNE Wed – Fri : 7.30pm Sat : 3pm HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE 1 hr 30 mins Suitable 14+ years Warning: Contains some coarse language

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Musical Director Phillip Scott Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall Featuring Jonathan Biggins, Amanda Bishop, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

DITA VON TEESE BURLESQUE: STRIP, STRIP HOORAY! A LAVISH VARIETY PERFORMANCE WITH THE BIGGEST NAME IN BURLESQUE Dita Von Teese’s variety show, Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray! has sold out multiple dates in major cities across the US including Los Angeles, New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, and is now coming to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. This 90 minute spectacle will treat you to four of Von Teese’s most impressive performances, including her new Swarovski Martini Glass, and her most lavish show to date, ‘The Opium Den.’ Joining burlesque’s brightest star on stage is “the hardest working middle aged man in show business,” MC Murray Hill (Club Swizzle) along with a brilliant cast of Dita’s favourite burlesque acts from around the world. “Her attention to detail and embellished glitz onstage is unparalleled… your eye cannot turn away from the utter flawlessness of it all.” The Los Angeles Times

OPENING WEEK

13 JUNE Mon : 7.30pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 1 hr 30 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains nudity & haze effects

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

BOBBY FOX 4 SEASONS IN 1 NIGHT

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AUSTRALIA’S ORIGINAL FRANKIE VALLI Handpicked for the Australian production of Jersey Boys by Frankie Valli himself, and after three years and over 850 performances, Bobby Fox returns to the stage taking you through his journey of all your favourite Frankie Valli songs, including ‘Oh What a Night!’, ‘Sherry’, ‘Walk Like a Man’, ‘Grease’, ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’ and many more. Bobby shares his exclusive behind the scenes insight into the world of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Swing to Bobby’s smooth grooves and high altitude falsetto. “Fox’s remarkably Valli-like falsetto creates truly thrilling moments in the harmonies” Sydney Morning Herald

"An amazingly tremendous musical gymnast!" Alan Jones 2GB

10 – 12 JUNE Fri : 6.30pm Sat : 3pm Sun : 7pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages Written by Bobby Fox & James Millar

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MEGAN HILTY IN CONCERT USA

“such ingenious sincerity, it felt as though she had lent you her rose-colored glasses” The New York Times

THE SHINING STAR OF STAGE AND SCREEN After several critically acclaimed tours across the United States and Canada, star of stage, screen and music Megan Hilty is set to shine her light on the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Rising to prominence on Broadway for her musical roles, including her performance as Glinda in Wicked and her portrayal of Doralee Rhodes in 9 to 5: The Musical, her voice has been featured in multiple Disney and DreamWorks animations and she can also be heard singing alongside Placido Domingo on his duet album. With appearances on television’s Bones, The Closer, Desperate Housewives and CSI, Megan is best known for her starring role as Ivy Lynn on the musical-drama TV series Smash and her performance of the show’s original songs, including the Grammy Awardnominated ‘Let Me Be Your Star’. Hear Megan and her ensemble perform selections that reflect her entire career, from Wicked to Smash to Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and her renowned studio album, It Happens All the Time.

OPENING WEEK

12 JUNE Sun : 8pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 1 hr 20 mins Suitable 12+ years

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD

By NATHANIAL STOOKEY with text by LEMONY SNICKET

STARRING FRANK WOODLEY WITH THE ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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A PERPLEXING ORCHESTRAL ‘WHODUNNIT’ Uh oh, there’s dreadful news from the concert hall: the composer is dead! Meet the orchestra, solve the mystery and have a good laugh in this enchanting introduction to classical music. The Inspector (Woodley) will interrogate the 55 piece orchestra – starting with the strings and working all the way to percussion. This murder mystery will keep music fans of all ages enthralled and remember, no one leaves the Festival Theatre until the mystery is solved. “Woodley has so cleverly matured into the most immature performer in Australian comic history” Courier Mail, Brisbane Conductor Brett Kelly

11 JUNE Sat : 12 noon FESTIVAL THEATRE 50 mins Suitable 8+ years Originally commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in 2006

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OPENING WEEK


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra present

TRIPOD

WITH THE ADELAIDE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

THIS GAMING LIFE

Orchestrated and Conducted by AUSTIN WINTORY

AUS

FRA

“A wild journey through nerdery... as fun and vivid as the fantasy worlds it evoked.” The Age

“To put it simply, This Gaming Life is a triumph of music, comedy and (awwww) friendship.” popculture-y.com

THREE MEN AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAMING What’s the secret to Tripod’s success? Video games – lots and lots of video games. This all-new love letter to gaming offers hilarious insight into friendships, families and who gets to use the TV. Tripod’s obsession with games is so epic that only the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and 55 of its musicians will do. The boys push their genius for songwriting to a whole new level – even diehard fans will be astounded. An original opus orchestrated and conducted by Grammy-nominated gaming composer wunderkind Austin Wintory (Journey, Assassins Creed Syndicate). Game on! Written and Performed by Tripod Directed by Andrew Pogson

OPENING WEEK

11 JUNE Sat : 8pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 1 hr 30 mins Suitable all ages James Penlidis

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

HELEN DALLIMORE

BARB JUNGR

DON’T BOTHER TO KNOCK

HARD RAIN THE SONGS OF BOB DYLAN & LEONARD COHEN

WORLD PREMIERE

AUS

A GOOD TIME WITH SOME BAD GIRLS She was the original Glinda in the West End cast of Wicked opposite Idina Menzel and a constant favourite on our small screen. Now, Helen Dallimore pays tribute to the platinum pioneer performers who led the musical way. Utilising little more than a blonde wig, a microphone and a little complimentary lighting, Helen transforms into your favourite trailblazers of sex appeal belting out iconic songs. Tell your friends you’re spending the evening with Marilyn Monroe, Mae West, Dolly Parton and Madonna. It’s kind of true! “The evening belongs to the pure-voiced Helen Dallimore… Tender and funny” The Advertiser (Masquerade)

10 – 12 JUNE Fri & Sat : 7pm Sun : 6.30pm BANQUET ROOM 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ years Warning: Contains coarse language & haze effects Marnya Rothe

OPENING WEEK

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

UK

A THOUSAND KISSES... BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND One of the finest interpreters of song, Barb Jungr, returns to perform the works of song writing legends Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. The British chanteuse has impressed critics and audiences around the world with insightful, intelligent interpretations of well-loved songs combined with her powerful, witty performance style. Barb’s song selection for Hard Rain reflects her personal despair with the political times that we live in – interpreting favourites that resonate as strongly today as they did when they were originally written. “Barb Jungr affirms her reputation as a consummate Dylan interpreter.” Uncut

12 – 13 JUNE Sun & Mon : 3pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 15 mins Suitable 16+ years Steve Ullathorne

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

ROBYN ARCHER

THE WEILL FILE

DANCING ON THE VOLCANO

WITH YOUR MASTER OF CEREMONIES ROBYN ARCHER

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

AUS

A MUSICAL HARMONY OF POLITICAL DISCORD There was a moment in Germany, between the two great world wars, when cabaret came alive. Songwriters and poets described it as ‘dancing on a volcano’, which then exploded so rapidly into the worst excesses of Nazism. Teaming up again with Michael Morley (piano) and George Butrumlis (accordion), Robyn offers a truly authentic interpretation of this repertoire including a hearty dose of Brecht and Eisler, Frederich Hollaender ‘Falling in Love Again’, Wilhelm Grosz ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’, Kurt Tucholsky, Frank Wedekind, Henrich Heine and more. “Just when we were wondering what cabaret is any more, along comes Robyn Archer to give us a splendid masterclass.” Barefoot Review

11 – 12 JUNE Sat : 3.30pm Sun : 7.30pm SPACE THEATRE

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1 hr 10 mins Suitable 16+ years

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OPENING WEEK

WORLD PREMIERE

AUS

EXPLORE BRECHT TO BROADWAY, AS WE CRACK OPEN THE WEILL FILE An opening weekend special homage to the famous cross-genre composer Kurt Weill. A prolific composer, innovator, social critic and political radical during the Weimer Republic, Weill lived through a tumultuous time in history and is best known for The Threepenny Opera. Featuring a medley of Festival artists invited to perform works from this legend’s diverse catalogue. This unique one off performance will travel all the way from Weimar era Germany to 1940s Broadway with one of the finest composers of the 20th century. 13 JUNE Mon : 5.30pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 20 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

AMY G

NAILED IT!

ENTERSHAMEMENT

ANDREW STRANO

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AUSTRALAN PREMIERE

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Written by Amy Gordon Directed by J S Fauquet

Music by Loclan Mackenzie-Spencer Lyrics by Andrew Strano

SHIRLEY BASSEY MEETS JERRY LEWIS AT A ROLLER-DISCO PARTY You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, sometimes at the same time! Brooklyn’s Amy G is a mad mash-up of physical, musical, stand-up and improvisational comedy that will leave you in absolute stitches. Inspired by Carol Burnett, Liza Minelli, Buster Keaton, Julie Andrews and even The Muppet Show, Entershamement is slapstick Diva heaven, full of hilarious song-and-dance numbers, rollerskates, a live chicken, and genuine human frailty. Amy G is comedy gold with a golden voice. That’s Entershamement! “A Tour-de-Force! Imaginative, offbeat, inspired, original, daring and exhilarating!”      To Do List London

10 – 11 JUNE Fri & Sat : 7pm SPACE THEATRE

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1 hr 15 mins Suitable 12+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language & haze effects

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OPENING WEEK

Olivia Rutherford

A HEARTFELT, MEANINGFUL LOOK AT RELATIONSHIPS, HOGWARTS, INCEST AND PLANT GENITALIA You’ll delight in this celebration of the insane, brutal and hilarious things we do when we’re in love – or falling out of love. Nailed It! is about when you are (or really aren’t) nailing it. Featuring the Green Room Award-winning original songs of Mackenzie-Spencer and Strano, Nailed It! reunites the team with director and long-time collaborator Casey Gould to bring you a show about love, loss and even coming to terms with your innate solitude. “Hysterically funny and poignantly touching” The Theatre Nerd

10 – 11 JUNE Fri : 6.45pm Sat : 3.15pm ARTSPACE 1 hr Suitable 16+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

RHONDA BURCHMORE AND TREVOR ASHLEY TWINS AUS

“Burchmore is an icon of her own right. Simply marvelous” Arts Review

“Ashley's vocal power is a thing of splendour” The Age

NO ONE CAN TELL THEM APART! Bold, brassy, raunchy and raucous, Burchmore and Ashley join forces for a once in a lifetime cabaret event. Trash and Ruda are icons of outrageous glitz and glamour, reinventing the likes of Sonny and Cher, Judy and Liza, Kermit and Miss Piggy. They’ll prove you may not need two to tango, but it’s a lot more fun! Great duets, powerful ballads and brilliant comedy that will have you laughing and screaming for more. Legends in their own lunchtime, they’ve sung every song ever written and consumed enough Champagne to sink a battleship. It’s double the giggles and double the grins and double the trouble when you’re blessed with twins! 10 – 12 JUNE Fri & Sun : 9.30pm Sat : 9pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ years

OPENING WEEK

John McRae

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Written by Phil Scott, Trevor Ashley, Rhonda Burchmore and Thomas Jaspers Directed and Choreographed by Cameron Mitchell

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE

ALI MCGREGOR

EUROSMASH!

DECADENCE

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

AUS GER

AUS

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

WILD ROCK-UND-ROLL CABARET Fresh from their sell-out world tour, Berlin’s Prince and Princess of art rock and Europop, Otto & Astrid return to Adelaide for the first time since supporting Amanda Palmer in 2013. Hilarious, catchy and award-winning pop songs are constantly interrupted by the squabbling of dysfunctional siblings in the most irreverent, tantrum-loving gig you are likely to see at this year’s Cabaret Festival. Fans of Spinal Tap and Flight of the Conchords say, “Hallo!” to your new favourite band.      “ All you really need to know is this: they’re hilarious.” CBC Canada

10 – 12 JUNE Fri – Sun : 10pm SPACE THEATRE

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1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ years Warning: Contains coarse language, strobe lighting & haze effects

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Andrew Wuttke

OPENING WEEK

Written by Die Roten Punkte

CABARET PAR-EXCELLENCE A decade after joining the sideshow cabaret sensation, La Clique, Ali McGregor is an international sensation and returns to Adelaide as co-Artistic Director of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Join Ali in her own show as she guides you through torch songs, jazz reworkings and trashy mash-ups with the consummate ease of cabaret royalty, accompanied by award-winning pianist and long-time collaborator Sam Keevers. Hear the voice that The Scotsman declares, “transports you to a different plane”. “By turns glamorous, sexy, intimate and hilarious”      The Age

11 JUNE Sat : 6.30pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

RUDI’S THE RINSE CYCLE

MOTHER’S RUIN: A CABARET ABOUT GIN

HEW PARHAM

MAEVE MARSDEN & LIBBY WOOD

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WORLD PREMIERE

VAUDEVILLE THROUGH THE WRINGER Wash your sins away as Rudi strips cabaret bare with his passions for the classics. From potty songs by Porter to vile songs by Weill – Rudi has been compared to Ute Lemper impersonating Chaplin in a ute with a five-cylinder larynx. Local clown hero Hew Parham burst onto the cabaret scene with the award-winning, never-ending Berlin Cabaret. Since then he has impressed audiences around the globe with his manic comic creations, Giovanni and Schmoo. “Parham is a fascination and a delight, regardless of which character he plays. He’s engaging, crazy, laugh-out-loud funny” Glamadelaide.com.au

11 – 13 JUNE Sat : 9.15pm Sun : 6.45pm Mon : 3.15pm ARTSPACE 1 hr 5 mins Suitable 12+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language

OPENING WEEK

HEAVING HARMONIES AND TIPSY CANDOUR Explore the history of gin through story and song. Meet barmaids, bootleggers and master distillers. Stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets as you travel through 18th century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Have a gin with two of Australia’s rising cabaret stars. Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, with music by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Kurt Weil, Jessie J and more. “Comic cabaret gold.” The Scotsman

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90 Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90 Directed by Sarah Dunn Sophie Armstrong

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WORLD PREMIERE

10 – 12 JUNE Fri & Sun : 9.15pm Sat : 6.45pm ARTSPACE 1 hr Suitable 16+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language, violent themes/imagery

Patrick Boland

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Flying Penguin and Zephyr Quartet production

THE JULIET LETTERS FEATURING ZEPHYR QUARTET

Compositions by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet

STARRING MICHAELA BURGER, CAMERON GOODALL, JUDE HENSHALL & JAMIE JEWELL

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HAUNTING BRECHT / WEILL STYLE COLLABORATION An acclaimed and unforgettable song cycle that meditates on the dying art of letter writing and very nature of correspondence. Initially released as a studio album and performed live in 1993 by celebrity creators, Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet, The Juliet Letters sits fascinatingly somewhere between the pop and classical worlds. Now brought to the cabaret world in this new interpretation, an all-star South Australian cast promise an inspired musical journey – full of dramatic power, rich narrative, political insight and personal revelation. ADELAIDE PREMIERE & EXCLUSIVE Directed by David Mealor Musical Direction by Carol Young Design by Kathryn Sproul Lighting and AV Design by Chris Petredis

17 – 18 JUNE Fri : 6.30pm Sat : 9pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language, violent themes/ imagery

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SECOND WEEK


Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Shane Anthony and Critical Stages production

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN SHERIDAN HARBRIDGE with BEN GERRARD, GARTH HOLCOMBE & STEVEN KREAMER AUS

AWARD WINNING, SOPHISTICATED DEBAUCHERY It’s 1847. Deep inside a Parisian boudoir, reclining on her wide circular bed, the stricken, debtmired Marie Duplessis orders one last bottle of Champagne before her untimely, tragic death. Sheridan Harbridge’s personification straddles the centuries and traces Marie’s poignant evolution from street waif to ruinously expensive celebrity courtesan as Paris’s original party girl. This is the wild and hilarious tale of a woman who knew one thing: good girls don’t make history. You’re invited to the decadent final party.

15 – 16 JUNE Wed : 7pm, Thu : 9pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

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1 hr 30 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language, nudity & strobe lighting

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“Songs for the Fallen is a hilarious romp. The singing is exquisite, the performances are divine.”     ArtsHub Written by Sheridan Harbridge Directed by Shane Anthony

Music by Basil Hogios Set designed by Michael Hankin

Costumes designed by Lisa Mimmocchi Lighting designed by Alexander Berlage

SECOND WEEK

Louis Dillon Savage

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

JOE STILGOE SONGS ON FILM

2018

UK

Jordan McLachlan

THE GOLDEN TUNES FROM THE SILVER SCREEN Internationally acclaimed singer, pianist and songwriter Joe Stilgoe pays tribute to 100 years of music that aided and abetted the legendary status of Hollywood cinema. From An American in Paris to The Apartment, Casablanca to Catch Me if You Can, Joe and his remarkable band perform songs written for and inspired by some of the greatest films of the last century. Virtuosic musicianship, breath-taking theatricality combine with witty improvisation for big screen fanatics. “Sheer joy”      The Scotsman

“Dapper, handsome and quick witted... and gifted with dazzling digits” 

17 – 19 JUNE Fri : 6.15pm Sat : 7.30pm Sun : 3pm & 6.30pm FESTIVAL THEATRE STAGE 1 hr Suitable all ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $49.90 Concession $44.90 Matt Humphrey

Premium $59.90 Adult $54.90 Concession $49.90

The Times

“A jazz pianist and songwriter of considerable talent and no less charm” The Guardian

SECOND WEEK


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

MS. LISA FISCHER AND GRAND BATON USA

THE LEGENDARY BACKUP SINGER TAKES CENTRE STAGE Lots of people have heard Lisa Fischer’s voice – she has been a back-up singer for a multitude of famous artists, including Luther Vandross, Chaka Khan and Tina Turner to name a few, and has toured with The Rolling Stones since 1989, where her popularity with the fans has brought her to routinely duet with Mick Jagger on several songs when performing on stage. Many were also moved by her personal story and soaring voice in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary feature Twenty Feet From Stardom. Ms. Fischer now takes centre stage, revisiting iconic songs etched into her heart including tunes ‘Gimme Shelter’, ‘Wild Horses’, ‘It’s Only Rock and Roll’, ‘Fever’ and her Grammywinning original ‘How Can I Ease the Pain’. She has the ideal co-conspirators in Grand Baton, a virtuosic psychedelic soul trio that lays a rhythmic magic carpet under her feet.

18 – 19 JUNE Sat : 6.30pm Sun : 3pm & 7pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $64.90 Concession $59.90 Premium $79.90 Adult $69.90 Concession $64.90 Edward Gadjel & Djeneba Aduayom

“She inhabits her songs, taking listeners on a journey filled with generous heart, soul and spirituality” Star Tribune

SECOND WEEK

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WORLD PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

EMMA PASK A LATIN FIESTA

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AUS

DISCOVER YOUR LATIN LOVE WITH HIGH ENERGY JAZZ FUSION Award-winning vocalist Emma Pask is one of Australia’s favourite voices in Jazz. Combining Spanish, Portuguese and English vocals, Emma takes you on a vivid musical voyage deep into hot Latin America. Emma’s band is jam-packed with glorious horns and full percussion that will get your heart pumping and your hips swinging! An evening of luscious Latin jazz that will make you swoon. “Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing...”

16 – 18 JUNE Thu : 6.30pm Fri : 8.30pm Sat : 4pm FESTIVAL THEATRE STAGE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 Premium $54.90 Adult $49.90 Concession $44.90

James Morrison
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SECOND WEEK


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

HARRY SHEARER AND JUDITH OWEN THIS INFERNAL RACKET USA

He is a comedy writer-actor who voices some of our favourite characters in The Simpsons and is equally famed for his role in the cult mockumentary This is Spinal Tap. She is a soulful singer and confessional songwriter who has collaborated with Ruby Wax and toured with Roxy Music’s Bryan Ferry. Her approach is empathic and cautionary whilst his is merciless ridicule. They met, married and make musical mirth. Join Harry and Judith and their legendary studio musicians as they mix, match, and butt heads with their musical takes on life and the noise that surrounds and consumes us all. “Few have come close to matching the emotional insights and compositional brilliance of Carole King and James Taylor.” The Independent
 UK

16 – 17 JUNE Thu : 6.30pm Fri : 9pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language Written and Directed by Harry Shearer and Judith Owen Musical Direction by Harry Shearer and Judith Owen Leland Sklar – bass Pedro Segundo – percussion CJ Vanston – keyboard Alessia Laudoni

SECOND WEEK

Leland Sklar and Pedro Segundo

A MARRIAGE OF MIRTH AND MELODY

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $54.90 Concession $49.90 Premium $69.90 Adult $59.90 Concession $54.90

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

BRIDGET EVERETT POUND IT

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USA

BOLD, BRASH AND DELICIOUSLY BAWDY Loved in downtown New York, Bridget Everett brings her funny yet gut-wrenching and outrageous performance to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. This ferocious talent has developed a cult following with her edgy, sexed-up, punk rock cabaret. Each performance is as explosive as it is unpredictable. One of the funniest people in New York, Everett’s onscreen credits include Inside Amy Schumer, Two Broke Girls, Sex And The City and Trainwreck. “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

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16 – 18 JUNE Thu : 9pm Fri : 10.45pm Sat : 9.45pm FESTIVAL THEATRE STAGE 1 hr Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language & nudity

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 GreenRoom $22.45 Musical Direction by Matt Ray

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

MISS BEHAVE’S GAMESHOW UK

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LEAVE YOUR PHONES ON... AND YOUR JUDGEMENTS OFF Glam Miss B presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun. You’ll be divided into teams and pitted against each other based on mobile phone choice: iPhone v Others. Compete for points based on a no-rules system, play hilarious games using smart phones, pop culture and sheer adrenalin. Bring-Briiiiiiing your Phones! Everyone’s a winner! You’ll do anything for points... #mbgs.

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16 – 18 JUNE Thu : 9.30pm Fri & Sat : 10pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 10 mins, or longer... it’s up to you! Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language, nudity, haze effects – anything may happen!

“Inventive, funny and shrewdly subversive of commercial entertainment. It’s also utterly daft – unpretentious, unruly, uplifting”

GA Downstairs $34.90 GA Upstairs $29.90

The Scotsman

“How something this much fun hasn’t been criminalised yet is a minor miracle”     

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

LOVE AND DEATH

FRIENDS OF BARBRA

THE SONGS OF JIM STEINMAN

THE WAY WE WEREN’T

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

AUS

AUS

Featuring Luke Gallagher Michael Smallwood Nigel Ubrihien

Written by Toby Francis Directed by Neil Gooding Musical direction & arrangements by Andrew Worboys Production design by Lauren Peters

INTOXICATING ROCK COVERS BY A TRUE ORIGINAL Toby Francis (Blokelahoma!, Dogfight) returns to Adelaide Cabaret Festival with his awardwinning cabaret. Lifting the curtain on ‘Bat Out of Hell’ composer Jim Steinman as he struggles to complete his stage adaptation of Peter Pan – a rock opera entitled Neverland. Boasting a collection of some of the biggest rock songs of all time, Love and Death is an epic yet intimate glimpse into the life of one of music’s greatest treasures. Set against the backdrop of unpaid royalties and lost friendships. “What Francis has done with a big bunch of Steinman songs is intoxicating.”

1 hr 10 mins Suitable 16+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language & haze effects

Introducing the internationally renowned mega-cabaret boyband hand-picked by Barbra Streisand herself to keep her music alive for generations to come. Besides reviving Barbra’s iconic power duets, this award-winning trio breathe new life into classics by The Spice Girls, Luciano Pavarotti, The Brady Bunch, Kermit the Frog and many others. Combining comic silliness with musical knowhow, and wrapped up in exquisite arrangements by Nigel Ubrihien, no megastar is beyond resuscitation – least of all Ms Streisand herself. “This is great cabaret, skewering the enthusiasms that greet Barbra’s every move!”

The Australian

18 – 19 JUNE Sat : 4pm Sun : 8pm SPACE THEATRE

SONGS IN THE KEY OF BABS

Time Out New York

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 GreenRoom $22.45

18 – 19 JUNE Sat : 6.45pm Sun : 4.15pm & 7.15pm ARTSPACE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90

1 hr Suitable 12+ yrs

Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90

Kurt Sneddon, Blueprint Studios

SECOND WEEK

James Penlidis Photography


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

CABARET DINNER

Hosted by EDDIE PERFECT

THE OLD & THE NEW

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HIGH CULINARY ART PAIRED WITH HIGH KICKING ENTERTAINMENT This year’s dinner features a menu designed by Adelaide’s renowned father and son chefs, Peter and Chris Jarmer, offering you a taste of the past and the future. This generational gustation gets even better with matched wines from Barossa Valley favourite, Grant Burge. Celebrate the old and new with a three-course extravaganza for the senses balanced with Cabaret Festival highlights completing a nourishing menu of fine food and entertainment. All you have to do is find a date! “A dinner show, like a dinner dance, seems to belong to generations past. But when both the entertainment and the dining measure up, and even better are presented as a seamless, thematic package, the idea of a one-stop-shop beats wandering between venues on a winter night” Adelaide Now

15 JUNE Wed : 6.30pm arrival for a 7pm start BANQUET ROOM Claudio Raschella

ALL

$169.90

Food & beverage inclusive

3 hrs Suitable 18+ yrs Warning: Contains coarse language

SECOND WEEK


OPENING WEEK

FRI 10

SAT 11

SUN 12

MON 13

The Composer is Dead

12 noon

FT 50m p8

Family Gala

1.30pm

DPH 1hr

Bobby Fox

3pm

DPH 1hr 10m p6

p2

Barb Jungr ST

1hr 15m p10

A 1hr p12

3.30pm

Robyn Archer

4.30pm

Songwriters Series

ST

ST

1hr 15m p10

Rudi’s the Rinse Cycle

Nailed It!

3.15pm

Barb Jungr

A

1hr 5m p15

1hr 10m p11

PB 1hr p45

Art Stories

PB 1hr p45

The Weill File

5.30pm

DPH 1hr 20m p11

Piano Bar Stage

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016 CALENDAR

PB

6.30pm

Bobby Fox

Ali McGregor

Helen Dallimore

6.45pm

Nailed It!

Mother’s Ruin

Rudi’s the Rinse Cycle

Amy G

Amy G

7pm

DPH 1hr 10m p6 A 1hr p12

ST

1hr 15m p12

Helen Dallimore BR

7.30pm

1hr 10m p10

9.15pm 9.30pm

A 1hr p15

FT

ST

1hr 15m p12

BR

Mother’s Ruin

A 1hr p15

1hr 10m p10

1hr 30m p9

1hr 10m p11

Dita Von Teese FT

1hr 30m p4

Megan Hilty FT

1hr 20m p7

Rhonda Burchmore & Trevor Ashley

DPH 1hr 10m p13

Rudi’s the Rinse Cycle A

Mother’s Ruin

1hr 5m p15

Piano Bar Stage + DJ

Rhonda Burchmore & Trevor Ashley

DPH 1hr 10m p6

ST FT

p45

1hr 5m p15

Bobby Fox

Robyn Archer Tripod

PB

1hr 10m p10

Helen Dallimore

1hr 30m p2

Piano Bar Stage + DJ

BR

A

Variety Gala

8pm 9pm

DPH 1hr 10m p14

p45

PB

45

DPH 1hr 10m p13

A 1hr p15

Piano Bar Stage + DJ PB

p45

Rhonda Burchmore & Trevor Ashley

DPH 1hr 10m p13

10pm

Backstage Club – Amy G & Miss Behave

Backstage Club – Amy G & Miss Behave

Backstage Club – Amy G & Miss Behave

Die Roten Punkte

Die Roten Punkte

Die Roten Punkte

BR 2hrs p43 ST

1hr 10m p14

BR 2hrs p43 ST

1hr 10m p14

BR ST

2hrs

p43

1hr 10m p14

TUE 14 6.45pm Movie Nights: Betty Blokk Buster Follies

DPH 2hrs p43

Country Arts SA and Adelaide Festival Centre present

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL For more information and bookings, visit countryarts.org.au

Hitting the road again this May with a superb array of hand-picked talent bringing some of the most outrageous, raw, fun and fierce performances around. THURSDAY 5 MAY, 2016 • 7.30pm Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, Mount Gambier SATURDAY 7 MAY, 2016 • 7.30pm Chaffey Theatre, Renmark


SECOND WEEK

WED 15

THU 16

FRI 17

SAT 18

SUN 19

ABC 891 with Sonya Feldhoff

2pm

PB 2hrs p45

The Wharf Revue

MON 20

3pm

HMT 1hr 30m p3

Michelle’s Story & 20 Feet From Stardom

TUE 21

4pm

1hr

p18

DPH 1hr 10m p19

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Sammy J

ST 1hr p31

DPH 2hrs 45m p43

Emma Pask FTS

6.45pm

1hr 10m p20

Love and Death

Labyrinth

ST

DPH 1hr 55m p43

4.15pm

FTS

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

6.45pm

3.30pm

Joe Stilgoe

1hr 10m p24

Insights Workshop

BR 1hr p45

Friends of Barbra

A 1hr p24

Songwriters Series

4.30pm

PB 1hr p45

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016 CALENDAR

6pm

PB

p45

GreenRoom Speakeasy

WG 1hr p45

Joe Stilgoe

6.15pm

FTS 1hr p18

Cabaret Dinner

6.30pm

BR 3hrs p25

DPH 1hr p16

Ms. Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

Hue Blanes

Hue Blanes

A 1hr p32

Friends of Barbra

A 1hr p32

Dave Hobson and Colin Lane

Dave Hobson and Colin Lane

Dave Hobson and Colin Lane

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

Emma Pask FTS

1hr 10m p20

The Juliet Letters

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen

Joe Stilgoe

DPH 1hr 10m p19

FTS 1hr p18

DPH 1hr 10m p21

6.45pm 7pm

Songs for the Fallen

DPH 1hr 30m p17

BR

ST

1hr 10m p29

1hr 10m p30

BR

ST

1hr 10m p29

A 1hr p24

BR

1hr 10m p29

Ms Lisa Fischer and Grand Baton

DPH 1hr 10m p19

1hr 10m p30

ABC 891 with Peter Goers

PB 3hrs p45

715pm

John Thorn

7.30pm

Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho

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ST

Friends of Barbra

1hr 10m p32

A 1hr p24

The Wharf Revue

HMT 1hr 30m p3

The Wharf Revue

HMT 1hr 30m p3

1hr 10m p30

Joe Stilgoe

FTS 1hr p18 ST 1hr p31

HMT 1hr 30m p3

8pm FTS

Bridget Everett

FTS 1hr p22

1hr 10m p20

Harry Shearer and Judith Owen

Songs for the Fallen

DPH 1hr 10m p21

9.15pm

John Thorn

John Thorn

9.30pm

Backstage Club – Jan van de Stool

A

1hr 10m p32

The Juliet Letters

DPH 1hr p16

Piano Bar Stage + DJ PB

DPH 1hr 30m p17 A

1hr 10m p32

p45

Hue Blanes

A 1hr p32

BR 2hrs p43

Miss Behave’s Gameshow ST

1hr 10m p23

9.45pm

Piano Bar Stage + DJ

Bridget Everett

Backstage Club – Jan van de Stool

Backstage Club – Jan van de Stool

Miss Behave’s Gameshow

Miss Behave’s Gameshow

PB

Piano Bar Stage PB

p45

p45

BR 2hrs p43

ST

10.45pm

1hr 10m p33

Love and Death ST

Emma Pask

8.30pm

10pm

BR

Sammy J

The Wharf Revue

9pm

Lance Horne

1hr 10m p23

Bridget Everett

FTS 1hr p22

FTS 1hr p22

BR 2hrs p43

ST

1hr 10m p23

1hr 10m p24

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016 CALENDAR

Piano Bar Stage

5pm


FINAL WEEK

WED 22

THU 23

FRI 24

SAT 25 Class of Cabaret

1pm

ST

1hr 10m p44

Tom Burlinson

2pm

FT 2hrs p34

Debora Krizak

2.45pm

A

1hr 10m p36

Kate Cebrano and Paul Grabowsky

3pm

DPH 1hr 10m p35

Class of Cabaret

4pm

ST

4.30pm 6pm

1hr 10m p44

Songwriters Series

PB 1hr p45

GreenRoom Speakeasy

WG 1hr p45

6.30pm

In the Balance

Rumour Has It

Rumour Has It

6.45pm

BeMused

Debora Krizak

Dash Kruck

Southern Belles

Tom Burlinson

Yana Alana

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2016 CALENDAR

7pm

DPH 1hr p38 A

In the Balance

DPH 1hr p38

1hr 10m p44

BR

1hr 10m p37

DPH 1hr 15m p39 A

1hr 10m p36

FT 2hrs p34

DPH 1hr 15m p39 A

1hr 5m p36

BR 1hr p37

Yana Alana

BR 1hr p37

715pm

BeMused

7.30pm

Southern Belles

A BR

1hr 10m p44 1hr 10m p37

Sven Ratzke ST

1hr 10m p40

Sven Ratzke ST

1hr 10m p40

Sven Ratzke ST

1hr 10m p40

Sven Ratzke ST

1hr 10m p40

The Last Galah

8pm

FT

Rumour Has It

9pm

DPH 1hr 15m p39

Piano Bar Stage PB

p45

9.15pm

Dash Kruck

9.30pm

Backstage Club – Libby O’Donovan

A

1hr 5m p36

Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky

DPH 1hr 10m p35

The Birds ST

1hr 20m p41

The Birds ST

1hr 20m p41

DPH 1hr 10m p35

Piano Bar Stage + DJ PB

p45

Dash Kruck A

1hr 5m p36

Debora Krizak A

1hr 10m p36

Piano Bar Stage + DJ PB

BR 2hrs p43

10pm

1hr 30m p42

Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky

p45

Backstage Club – Libby O’Donovan

Backstage Club – Libby O’Donovan

The Birds

The Birds

BR 2hrs p43 ST

1hr 20m p41

BR 2hrs p43 ST

1hr 20m p41

CALENDAR LEGEND VENUES Festival Theatre Festival Theatre Stage Dunstan Playhouse Space Theatre Artspace Banquet Room Piano Bar Her Majesty’s Theatre

FT FTS DPH ST A BR PB HMT

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

DAVID HOBSON & COLIN LANE IN TAILS AUS

“Is there anything David Hobson can’t do?" The Sunday Age

“So funny, I cried” The Age (Colin Lane)

THE ODD COUPLE COLLIDE What happens when a comedian and an opera singer swap roles? David Hobson and Colin Lane have been friends for 25 years and from time to time they have thought, “Gee, wouldn’t it be nice to have a go at what that guy does?” So here’s their chance to see whether the grass is a little greener. They sing. They dance. They sing and dance. Perhaps they might even sing and dance together… and oh, they tell jokes. Bear witness to a unique and hilarious experiment that promises to thrill and beguile you.

16 – 18 JUNE Thu, Fri & Sat : 7pm BANQUET ROOM 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 16+ years

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE & ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

MARGARET THATCHER QUEEN OF SOHO 30 32

UK

MISCHIEVOUS POLITICAL PANTOMIME! We gave them Kylie, now the UK are sending us a superstar of their own. After sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe and in London’s glittering West End, Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho is coming to visit her (soon to be) adoring fans down under. How did the Iron Lady get lost in the gay bars of Soho and accidentally become a cabaret superstar – and will she change her mind about the homophobic law, Section 28, before it’s too late? “Glorious camp with political punch“ The Times

“A rollicking good laugh, no matter what side of the political spectrum you sit on“      Attitude

15 – 17 JUNE Wed : 7.30pm Thu & Fri : 7pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language, simulated smoking & haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 GreenRoom $22.45 Co-created by Jon Brittain & Matt Tedford

SECOND WEEK

Mihaela Bodlovic


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

SAMMY J THE SAMMY J SONGBOOK AUS UK

58KG OF PURE ENTERTAINMENT Star of ABC TV’s musical comedy Sammy J & Randy in Rickett’s Lane, Sammy J has been nominated for three ARIA awards and performed to sell-out crowds around the world. Now he’s wheeling his keyboard to Adelaide Cabaret Festival and busting out his favourite songs. Randy is locked in his suitcase so Sammy’s finally got the microphone to himself. Smart, catchy, witty, filthy, and hugely entertaining – Sammy J is one of the most exciting performers on the comedy scene.

“An endlessly creative talent“ Time Out London

18 – 19 JUNE Sat : 7.30pm Sun : 3.30pm SPACE THEATRE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $34.90 Concession $29.90

1 hr Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language

Premium $44.90 Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 GreenRoom $19.95

SECOND WEEK

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

HUE BLANES

JOHN THORN

AND THE MOON

BACKGROUND BOY

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

AUS

AUS

Written & performed by John Thorn Directed by Sally Bourne

THE MASTER OF MELANCHOLY Conspiracy theorists believe the moon is a construction of man. And that when you fly to it, you discover it’s just a two-dimensional cardboard cut out. Hue Blanes and the Moon isn’t funny because it’s serious. It isn’t original because every story has been told. And the songs won’t move you because all hearts have died. Penned and performed by the virtuosic Hue Blanes and directed by Travis Cotton, this master of melancholy will break your heart. Watch him take on the Pope, the Queen and of course God. “Blanes is both a master of the piano and a gifted composer and singer”

1 hr Suitable 16+ yrs Directed by Travis Cotton

After years supporting some of the world’s finest cabaret performers including Meow Meow, Bob Downe and Caroline Nin, multi-award winning singer-song writer John Thorn deservedly steps into the spotlight. Taking the lead on vocals and piano, John is joined on stage with his talented daughter Bonnie and special guests. Featuring witty works, bittersweet ballads and songs inspired by the 1920s, John resembles such greats as Randy Newman and Hoagy Carmichael. “Thorn’s rich, deep voice whisking us away into a Gatsby-esque world... a great sense of Australian humour... an exceptional show”

Eddie Perfect

16 – 18 JUNE Thu & Fri : 6.45pm Sat : 9.15pm ARTSPACE

CABARET’S FAVOURITE MUSICAL DIRECTOR TAKES CENTRE STAGE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90 Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90 Wilk

Planet Arts

Ponch Hawkes

15 – 17 JUNE Wed : 7.15pm Thu & Fri : 9.15pm ARTSPACE

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90

1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages

Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90

SECOND WEEK


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

LANCE HORNE FIRST THINGS LAST

INTERNATIONAL COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE

ALBUM LAUNCH

USA

VIRTUOSIC FLAIR FROM ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST The insanely talented, Emmy awardwinning composer, lyricist, performer, producer and music director Lance Horne will bring his signature cabaret flair to this year’s Festival. Taking time off from creating and collaborating with the likes of Alan Cumming, Rufus Wainwright, Pink Martini, Liza Minnelli and Kylie Minogue, Lance will premiere new works from upcoming projects and celebrate the Australian launch of his album First Things Last with special surprise guests. This is a unique opportunity to experience the styling of a heart-on-his-sleeve singersongwriter up close and personal.

19 JUNE Sun : 7.30pm BANQUET ROOM 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 JD Urban

INSIGHTS WORKSHOP with Lance Horne

Sun 19 June : 4.15pm 1 hr

FREE

SECOND WEEK

See page 45 for details

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

TOM BURLINSON PERFORMS ‘SINATRA AT THE SANDS’

featuring SENSATIONAL ALL STAR BIG BAND

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AUS

COME SWING WITH SINATRA Kick back to the big band sound of Sinatra. Australian star of stage and screen Tom Burlinson returns with a special new performance of the classic live album Sinatra at the Sands. Hear all the wonderful songs from ‘Come Fly with Me’ to ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’, ‘Fly Me to the Moon’, ‘My Way’, ‘New York, New York’, and many more. Tom Burlinson is internationally renowned for his smooth vocals and astonishing performance skills. Unforgettable.

24 JUNE Fri : 2pm & 7pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 2 hrs [inc interval] Suitable 12+ years

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult A Res $54.90 Conc A Res $49.90 Premium $69.90 Adult A Res $59.90 Conc A Res $54.90 Adult B Res $49.90 Conc B Res $44.90

“The next best thing to Sinatra” The Courier Mail

Stuart Spence

FINAL WEEK


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

KATE CEBERANO AND PAUL GRABOWSKY LOVE SONGS AUS

LOVE SONGS THAT WILL LEAVE YOU LONGING FOR MORE The ultimate, intimate date with former Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director, Kate Ceberano and former Adelaide Festival Artistic Director and musical maestro, Paul Grabowsky. Two of Australia’s most respected musicians reinterpret some of the great love songs of the past 50 years. Discover why these songs have the ability to connect on a deep emotional level and fall in love again as Kate and Paul strip back renditions of hand selected love songs that have influenced both of their lives.

24 – 25 JUNE Fri : 9pm Sat : 3pm & 9pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $44.90 Conc $39.90 Premium $59.90 Adult $49.90 Conc $44.90

“It is a match made in musical heaven. Her ravishing voice paired with his keyboard mastery.” Herald Sun

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

DEBORA KRIZAK

DASH KRUCK

LAUGH BE A LADY

I MIGHT TAKE MY SHIRT OFF

WORLD PREMIERE

ADELAIDE PREMIERE

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Original music composed by Chris Perren Originally directed by Emily Gilhome Musical direction and arrangements by Benjamin Kiehne

LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL

POP A CABARET CHERRY

Join the fun with a special tribute to icons of screwball hilarity Betty White, Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Joan Rivers and our very own Jeannie Little! Laugh be a Lady celebrates some of the world’s greatest female comediennes, and introduces the flamboyant Lola L’amore, played by award-winning performer Debora Krizak in an inspirational homage to some of the greatest stage and screen divas in musical comedy cabaret. It will be simply hilarious! “Comically seductive...” Sydney Morning Herald

24 – 25 JUNE Fri : 6.45pm Sat : 2.45pm & 9.15pm ARTSPACE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ yrs Jeff Busby The Production Company

Musical Direction by Andrew Worboys

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90 Premium $39.90 Adult $34.90 Concession $29.90 Warning: Contains coarse language & simulated smoking

It’s Lionel’s first time. You promise to be gentle, right? After a difficult break-up with his long-term boyfriend and following advice from his terrifying German therapist to ‘express himself’, Lionel has inadvertently found himself in a cabaret show. He’s now left to draw on his limited knowledge of the style and formidable Wikipedia skills to hilariously stumble his way through an hour on stage covering sex, booze, boys and mythical beasts. From the mischievous mind of writer/performer Dash Kruck. “Kruck — the dashing love child of Eddie Perfect and James Corden — is marvellous” Herald Sun

23 – 25 JUNE Thu & Fri : 9.15pm Sat : 6.45pm ARTSPACE 1 hr 5 mins Suitable 16+ yrs Louis Dillon Savage

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90 Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90 Warning: Contains coarse language, nudity & strobe lighting

FINAL WEEK


Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

SOUTHERN BELLES

YANA ALANA

JANE CLIFTON, NICHAUD FITZGIBBON, CARLA LIPPIS AND THE SOUTHERN BELLES BAND

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

POWERHOUSE VOCALS FROM POWERFUL WOMEN

AUS

CAMP, CURVED & COMPLETELY CLOTHED CABARET

Celebrating the sassy, red-blooded female musicians of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Nichaud Fitzgibbon, Jane Clifton and Carla Lippis perform the songs of Dusty Springfield, Loretta Lynn, Nancy Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Gladys Knight and the Pips and many more. Featuring the powerful musical direction of Clare Moore on drums and Rosie Westbrook on bass, Southern Belles honours a time in history when women took hold of their lives, stories and the mic.

Yana Alana is infamous for her nude, rude and lewd cabaret appearances. In a risqué act of defiance this camp, bouffant, drag diva will appear on stage with her all-female band – fully clothed! A very special performance for those of us yearning for Yana to bear her soul but not her arse. Joined by The Paranas featuring Bec Matthews and Louise Goh with songs made famous by Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Shirley Bassey, Laurie Anderson and Joy Division.

22 – 23 JUNE Wed : 7.30pm Thu : 7pm BANQUET ROOM

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90

“Yana Alana is without a doubt the first lady of cabaret. Outlandish, bawdy and slightly unhinged, she is worthy of cult status.”

1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ yrs

Premium $49.90 Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90

Melbourne Observer

24 – 25 JUNE Fri & Sat : 7pm BANQUET ROOM

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $34.90 Concession $29.90

Musical directors Rosie Westbrook & Clare Moore

1 hr Suitable 16+ yrs

ADELAIDE PREMIERE & EXCLUSIVE

Warning: Contains coarse language & haze effects

Premium $44.90 Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 GreenRoom $19.95

FINAL WEEK


ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Restless Dance Theatre production

IN THE BALANCE RESTLESS DANCE THEATRE AND THE AUDREYS

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You’re invited to party with local hit youth dance company Restless Dance Theatre accompanied by musical darlings The Audreys. Explore the intricacies of how people behave and interact at a party. Be intrigued as the Restless dancers flirt, fight and entice each other. The party progresses from alluring and delicate to challenging and confronting. By the end of the evening everyone hits the dance floor with a no fear attitude. Join the fun!

The Audreys

A GLITTERING PARTY WITH CHARM

“With flirting, quarreling and a little love, what a swell party this is” The Australian

22 – 23 JUNE Wed : 7pm Thu : 6.30pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr Suitable all ages Warning: Contains haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $34.90 Concession $29.90 Premium $49.90 Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90 GreenRoom $19.95 Shane Reid

Director Michelle Ryan Design Gaelle Mellis Lighting Design Geoff Cobham Music The Audreys

FINAL WEEK


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents a Little Red Company production

RUMOUR HAS IT NAOMI PRICE AS ADELE AUS

Created by Adam Brunes and Naomi Price Performance also features Mik Easterman, Rachel Everett-Jones, Andrew Johnson, Luke Kennedy, Michael Manikus, Jason McGregor and Lai Utovou

PART MTV CONCERT, PART BEDROOM LAMENT You’re invited to an intimate evening with blockbuster soul sensation – Adele. Naomi Price, Australian theatre star and Ricky Martin’s leading lady from The Voice Australia 2015, performs Adele with haunting accuracy offering a satirical glimpse behind the glossy veneer of this pop legend. Hear the mega-platinum hits including, ‘Hello’, ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Someone Like You’, in a universally acclaimed homage to pop’s most loveable lass that is both cheeky and irreverent. Audiences across Australia have declared this to be a truly mesmerising bravura performance that both dispels and starts the rumours. 23 – 25 JUNE Thu : 9pm Fri & Sat : 6.30pm DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE 1 hr 15 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language & haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 Premium $59.90 Adult $49.90 Concession $44.90 GreenRoom $24.95

“Both poignant and pithy... Fabulously entertaining!” The Courier-Mail

“Don’t miss this. It will make you glad to be alive.” Scenestr

Dylan Evans

FINAL WEEK

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

SVEN RATZKE STARMAN

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A SHOW WITH THE MUSIC OF DAVID BOWIE

MEET THE STARMAN, HE’LL BLOW YOUR MIND Take your protein pills and put your helmets on! Extraordinary entertainer Sven Ratzke presents a dazzling new rock show inspired by the music of the legend that was David Bowie. Enter the hyper-real world of seventies glam-rock. Ratzke inhabits Bowie’s multiple personas – a mad, bizarre, androgynous universe of incredible music and outrageous costumes. Explore the brilliant worlds of Ratzke and Bowie colliding in this epic rock and roll ride. “The shark has feathers: Ratzke is the homme fatale, the glamour animal on stage” Tagesspiegel, Berlin

22 – 25 JUNE Wed – Sat : 7.30pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages Warning: Contains haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 Premium $54.90 Adult $49.90 Concession $44.90 GreenRoom $24.90 Musical Director Charly Zastrau Denis Veldman

FINAL WEEK


WORLD PREMIERE & ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

THE BIRDS BY FINUCANE & SMITH AUS

Starring Moira Finucane, Clare St Clare, Rockie Stone, Mama Alto, Holly Durant & Miss Chief

AVANT GARDE VARIETY IN FULL FLIGHT The infamous globally acclaimed glamazons behind Glory Box and Burlesque Hour return to Adelaide with a brand-new gothic, erotic, airborne variety show. Edgar Allen Poe meets late night Paris. Offering a plumage shaking poetic seduction of dark torch songs, devil dance, wild tales and amazing feats of the aerial exquisite. Grand Guignol for the 21st century; you’ll plunge into a tumultuous and beautifully feathered world. Come fly into a midnight sky. “The perfect fusion of vaudeville tradition with the experience of postmodernity… amazing, magical, underground and unforgettable, seductive and revolutionary, provocative and glorious.”  Farsa Magazine, Buenos Aires

“Finucane & Smith create worlds so beautiful it hurts to leave them” Aus Theatre

22 – 25 JUNE Wed – Sat : 10pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 20 mins Suitable 18+ years Warning: Contains nudity, strobe lighting, simulated smoking & haze effects

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $44.90 Concession $39.90 Premium $59.90 Adult $49.90 Concession $44.90 GreenRoom $24.95 Created & directed by Moira Finucane & Jackie Smith Jodie Hutchinson

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WORLD PREMIERE & ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

THE LAST GALAH HOSTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTORS ALI McGREGOR & EDDIE PERFECT

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CABARET HAS NEVER BEEN SO PATRIOTIC It’s the final hurrah and we’re celebrating Australia’s greatest songwriters in an evening of stellar performances by local and international cabaret superstars from the final week of the Festival. From big Aussie rock numbers to soul-searching ballads, this year’s Festival artists will optimise the Australian spirit by taking their favourite Australian songs and trying to make them better. Put a smile on your dial, then come and join us as we go off like a pack of flaming Galahs.

25 JUNE Sat : 8pm FESTIVAL THEATRE 1 hr 30 mins Suitable 16+ years Warning: Contains coarse language and mature themes

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $84.90 Concession $79.90 Premium $109.90 Adult A Res $89.90 Conc A Res $84.90 Adult B Res $79.90 Conc B Res $74.90

Director Andy Packer Musical Director Vanessa Scammell

FINAL WEEK


CABARET FESTIVAL COMES OUT TO PLAY

BACKSTAGE CLUB

ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND USUALLY DOES

Expect the unexpected as cabaret’s elite team-up for unique collaborations and celebrations of all things cabaret.

HOSTED BY

AMY G & MISS BEHAVE

BANQUET ROOM

2 hours

Presale: $25.00 On the Door: $30.00

Warning: Contains coarse language

Suitable 16+ yrs

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HOSTED BY

HOSTED BY

JAN VAN DE STOOL

LIBBY O’DONOVAN

Join our spectacular cabaret chanteuse straight from New York, Amy G and the quick-witted, mistress of ceremonies Miss Behave for three late-nights full of frivolity and fabulous spontaneous performances from an array of our opening weekend Festival artists.

Already an interpretive dancer and singing psychologist, Jan van de Stool, International Musical Therapist, is now adding show-host to her extensive ego. Join Jan for ‘healarious’ comedy, a few Dutch parlour games and some soulful tunes from her star student, Queenie van de Zandt.

Ignite your evening with sassy songstress Libby O’Donovan, thrilling audiences in a spontaneous affair that will offer once in a lifetime experiences for the closing nights of this year’s Club.

FRI 10, SAT 11 & SUN 12 10pm

THU 16 FRI 17 & SAT 18

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL

MOVIE NIGHTS

THU 23 FRI 24 & SAT 25

9.30PM 10PM

9.30PM 10PM

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE All Tickets: $10.00

Tickets are only $10 on the door (no transaction fees*), otherwise $10 pre-booked through BASS (booking transaction fees will apply*) *normal credit card surcharges still apply

DOCO NIGHT – MONDAY 20 6.45pm BETTY BLOKK BUSTER FOLLIES (1976) 120min Introduced by Reg Livermore This recording of Cabaret Icon Award winner Reg Livermore’s groundbreaking one-man show captures an extraordinary event in the history of cabaret performance in Australia.

TUESDAY 14 6.45pm Rated

LABYRINTH

MICHELLE’S STORY (2015) 30min Introduced by Michelle Ryan An inspirational story of dance and disability and the redeeming power of art by Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard in her filmmaking debut.

Rated

20 FEET FROM STARDOM (2013) 91min Introduced by Ms. Lisa Fischer Documentary shining a light on the untold stories of legendary vocalists and backup singers behind some of the greatest musical acts of the last century.

Rated

(1986) 101min Introduced by Sven Ratzke Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this wonderful family cult classic and enjoy David Bowie’s iconic performance.

TUESDAY 21

6.45pm

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Adelaide Festival Centre presents

Adelaide Festival Centre presents

CLASS OF CABARET 2016

BeMused CLASS OF CABARET GRADUATES

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Featuring Blackwood High School Brighton Secondary School Cedar College Charles Campbell College Concordia College Hallett Cove School Henley High School Immanuel College Loreto College Pembroke School St. Peter’s Girls’ School Scotch College Thebarton Senior College Trinity College Senior Underdale High School Urrbrae Agricultural High School Barbara Jayne Dance School

WORLD PREMIERE & ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

WORLD PREMIERE & ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

THE STARS OF TOMORROW IN SONG Now in its seventh year, the 2016 Class of Cabaret is in session. The brightest rising stars from secondary schools across South Australia present two astonishing performances inspired by personal stories shared through song. Lighting the path is Adelaide’s vocal darling Charmaine Jones with support from professional cabaret performers Michael Griffiths and Amelia Ryan. “Even if you don’t have a personal connection with any of the students, if you want a musical night out that will put a huge smile on your face – this is the show for you.” InDaily

25 JUNE Sat : 1pm & 4pm SPACE THEATRE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable 12+ years Accompanied by Carol Young & Logan Watt

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $34.90 Concession $29.90 Premium $44.90 Adult $39.90 Concession $34.90

A BIT OF WISDOM FROM THE FUTURE Five not-quite-twenty year olds find the business of ‘adulting’ to be highly perplexing. Bombarded with exciting opportunities and hefty grown-up decisions to make, these upcoming artists are determined not to let their bewilderment overcome them. Meet Naomi Crosby, Benji Riggs, Mellie Tantalos, Harry Nguyen and Jemma Allen as they explore life through the musings of their past, present and future. Coached by vivacious cabaret artist, Libby O’Donovan, these insanely talented and vocally gifted Class of Cabaret Grads are back to baffle your mind. 22 – 23 JUNE Wed : 7.15pm Thu : 6.45pm ARTSPACE 1 hr 10 mins Suitable all ages Director Andy Packer Musical Director Mark Ferguson

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE Adult $24.90 Concession $19.90 Premium $34.90 Adult $29.90 Concession $24.90 GreenRoom $14.95 Lara Merrington

FINAL WEEK


FREE EVENTS PIANO BAR STAGE

GREENROOM SPEAKEASY

BANDS IN THE WINTERGARDEN

Enjoy a variety of FREE cabaret entertainment hosted by piano-man extraordinaire Trevor Jones. Each night will be spontaneous and unique, filled with fun, musical entertainment and some very special guests throughout the Festival.

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 Wintergarden.

Join some of our great local musicians whilst they entertain patrons in the Wintergarden on selected evenings through the Festival.

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom

LIVE LOCAL RADIO BROADCAST with Peter Goers Thursday 16 June, 7 – 10pm Piano Bar

Piano Bar proudly supported by

LATE NIGHT DJs Piano Bar Stage Stay on after the 11th hour on Party Nights as our dance floor erupts with guest DJs. Every Friday and Saturday night from 11.30pm as well as Sunday night of the opening weekend.

SONGWRITERS SERIES Saturdays 11, 18 & 25 June, 4.30pm – Piano Bar Converge in the Piano Bar for three Saturday afternoon sessions venturing into the creative minds of cabaret and musical theatre composers. Guided by Co-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 song writing. Informative, educational, and free – this is an amazing opportunity to have your questions about composition answered.

INSIGHTS WORKSHOP

with

LANCE HORNE

Sunday 19 June, 4.15pm Banquet Room Having worked with cabaret artists from around the world, award winning international composer and sought-after musical director Lance Horne will share his industry insights and experiences. Take up this rare and exclusive opportunity to understand the creative process of a true artist before he performs his debut album First Things Last, (see page 33). Audience registration essential. Email cabaret@adelaidefestival centre.com.au with “Workshop” in the subject line.

ART STORIES Sunday 12 June, 4.30pm Piano Bar What’s inside a song or a story? What’s hidden beneath the glare of the spotlight? Eddie Perfect, Ali McGregor, Barb Jungr and Reg Livermore altogether on one stage – 2 generations, 2 women, 2 men, 4 great interpreters of song! Art Stories invites this incredible quartet to come together to swap stories about their formative years, reflecting 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. Hosted by theatre director Chris Drummond.

Peter Goers brings his 891 ABC Adelaide Evenings program to the Piano Bar for a live broadcast featuring interviews with and performances from Cabaret Festival artists. Come and join the live audience and experience Peter’s unique “audio vaudeville” – cabaret style.

CABARET CATCH UP with Sonya Feldhoff Saturday 18 June, 2 – 4pm Piano Bar 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.

Listen anywhere. On Air. Online. On the ABC Radio app. abc.net.au/adelaide Talkback 1300 222 891 SMS 0467 922 891* Twitter @891Adelaide Facebook 891Adelaide Instagram @891Adelaide

* Standard SMS costs apply

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Choose from a diverse range of catering options before, between and after every performance.

The Wintergarden

Grant Burge Wine Bar

Festival Theatre Terrace Enjoy the lively atmosphere and pop-up style eateries offering your favourite Festival cuisine including hearty meals, coffee and sweets to help refuel between shows.

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.

Cabaret Kitchen Located in Lyrics Enjoy a casual dining experience overlooking Elder Park from 6pm. Purchase a two course meal from a select menu of the finest South Australian produce for just $30. Reservations can be made when purchasing your tickets to selected shows or by calling BASS on 131 246. To secure your table, bookings must be made by 3.30pm on the day you wish to attend. Alternatively, you can arrive on the night if availability allows.

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

Pol Roger Lounge Adjacent to Piano Bar Over the Adelaide Cabaret Festival the most stylish Champagne Pol Roger plays host to a lounge-style venue where you might even get to rub shoulders with the artists and performers.

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.

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.

PREMIUM ENTERTAINMENT Share an unforgettable experience The 2016 Adelaide Cabaret Festival offers diverse and exhilarating worldclass entertainment over 16 unforgettable evenings. Corporate boxes, dinner and show packages, 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 corporate.entertainment@ adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or phone: (08) 8216 8919

Bistro

by the food business Meet and unwind after work or party on after the show with dining options from food at the bar to something substantial. Bistro by the food business is the perfect place for everything from tantalising tastes to luscious cocktails while you soak up the best outlook in town. Reservations 8216 8744

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 8218 4244

Madame Hanoi Adelaide Casino, North Terrace Internationally acclaimed celebrity chef Nic Watt brings you French-Vietnamese Espresso Bar & Bistro serving an exciting blend of cultures. Reservations 8218 4166


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A splash of Burge. Proud supporters of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival. The Grant Burge Wine Bar is situated in the Space Theatre Foyer.

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Keep it flowing at our Chandelier Bar. Open 24/7. DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

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Enjoy a pre theatre cocktail in The Atrium Lounge or indulge in our sumptuous Winter menu in Riverside Restaurant. All just a short walk from the Adelaide Festival Centre. For bookings call 8238 2400.

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HOW TO BOOK

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

ACCESS SERVICES

BY PHONE BASS 131 246 All major credit cards accepted Monday to Saturday 9am to 6pm [CST] International bookings +61 8 8205 2300 ONLINE adelaidecabaretfestival.com.au or bass.net.au OVER THE COUNTER Adelaide Festival Centre and all BASS outlets. For information regarding BASS outlets please phone 131 246 or visit bass.net.au Transaction fees apply to all transactions and are not included in the ticket price. • Contact centre & BASS outlets: $8.95 • Online & Adelaide Festival Centre box office: $6.95 A payment processing fee of 2.5% of the transaction value applies to all credit card transactions.

• Subscriptions are only available in A Reserve and are subject to availability. • You must buy the same type of ticket (Adult and/or Concession) across your subscription. For example, if you are buying one adult and one concession to the first show you choose, you must also buy an adult and a concession to the other three or more shows in your subscription. • Additional tickets to shows you have already subscribed to may not be seated with your original booking. Call BASS 131 246 if you have any questions regarding seat allocation. • Pensioners, seniors, unemployed and full time students are entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards.

To ensure our programs are accessible and your time with us is as enjoyable as possible, we have access-friendly facilities on site. Including: wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing system, access toilets, access seat allocations, lift access in the Space Theatre and Festival Theatre venues and lift access to the Bistro. When booking your tickets, please inform the BASS operator if you have any specific access requirements. For all other disability access inquiries please contact Patron Services at contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au or phone 08 8216 8600.

REDEVELOPMENT NEWS

CAR & DRIVER SERVICES Smart Car Australia 1300 130 020 Citicar 08 8440 0777

TICKET INSURANCE When booking online, for a small fee you can nominate to protect your ticket purchase. Event Ticket Protection offers you peace of mind by insuring against unforeseen circumstances affecting the availability of anyone in your party. In the event that you or any of your party are unable to attend, 100% of the ticket price will be refunded. Note: Ticket price does not include transaction fees and credit card surcharges. Ticket insurance cost and information available online.

The redevelopment of the Riverbank precinct is a once in a generation opportunity for South Australia. Adelaide Festival Centre sits at the heart of the precinct and we’re delighted to be part of a project that will create the city’s flagship public space. Adelaide Festival Centre works are the most significant capital infrastructure project undertaken since our doors opened in 1973 and we’re looking forward to the results – a new northern This Insurance is issued by National Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd (NUA) ABN 60 089 657 849 AFSL access, refreshed foyers and bars, an arts playground for families and a technical 246229 acting under a binding authority with the upgrade for our aging sound, lighting and insurer, certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London. staging infrastructure. This Insurance is arranged by Adelaide Festival Centre Trust t/as BASS South Australia (BASS) Adelaide Festival Centre redevelopment ABN 90 940 220 425 as an Authorised Distributor will commence from mid-2016. There will of NUA. BASS cannot provide any advice, opinion be other construction happening in the or recommendation about this insurance. Please Riverbank precinct as the work on Festival read the combined Financial Service Guide and Product Disclosure Statement in considering if the Plaza gets underway. Throughout this time, access points to Adelaide Festival Centre product is appropriate for you before purchasing may change, depending on the construction any cover. timetable. The latest information will be available on our website and signage will be provided on site to guide you. By purchasing four shows in one transaction you are eligible to become an Adelaide Festival Centre subscriber. See the “How To Subscribe” section Parking is available at Adelaide Festival below for further instruction. Centre car park until 30 June 2016. Adelaide Festival Centre has partnered with Wilson You’ll have access to fantastic savings on Parking to offer patrons discounted rates tickets you buy throughout 2016 to shows at Wilson Adelaide Central car park at presented by Adelaide Festival Centre 225 North Tce. Adelaide Cabaret Festival as well as other subscriber benefits patrons who have booked tickets will receive throughout the year. a Wilson Parking promo-code prior to their visit. adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/parking

TRANSPORT TAXI COMPANIES Suburban Adelaide Independent Yellow Cabs Access Cabs

131 008 132 211 132 227 1300 360 940

TRAMS / BUSES / TRAINS Adelaide Metro 1300 311 108 or 133 677 (hearing impaired) Lines are open 7am to 8pm daily adelaidemetro.com.au

RAA MEMBERS RAA Members are eligible for discounts on selected performances throughout the Festival. For more info please visit raa.com.au/adelaidefestivalcentre

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE

PARKING

FOLLOW US Adelaide Cabaret Festival @AdelaideCabaret #adcabfest @AdelaideCabaret #adcabfest

HOW TO SUBSCRIBE

If you’re purchasing online: 1 Choose BUY SUBSCRIPTION on any event page. 2 Follow the prompts to purchase a minimum of four shows.

STAYING INFORMED

We have a lot of communication planned to keep our patrons informed. When coming to Adelaide Festival Centre, all ticket buyers will receive our Your Visit email 3 days prior to the show which contains the If you’re purchasing in person: latest information with respect to parking, 1 Choose a minimum of 4 shows you’re access and other relevant information. interested in. The latest information on access and 2 Visit us at any BASS Outlet, the Box Office parking is also available on our website adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/about-us/ of the Festival Theatre or call our contact redevelopment-project/ centre on 131 246.

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 Email contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE’S

ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 10 – 25 JUNE 2016

Proudly produced and presented by

Government Partner

Festival Partners

ADELAIDE GUITAR FESTIVAL 11 – 14 AUGUST 2016

YEAR LONG PROGRAM OF THEATRE, DANCE, MUSIC & EXHIBITIONS

Associate Partners OZASIA FESTIVAL 17 SEPTEMBER – 2 OCTOBER 2016

Media Partners

Supply Partners COME OUT CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL 18 – 27 MAY 2017

TO DISCOVER MORE, VISIT

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE

TRUSTEES Michael Abbott AO QC, Chair Jim Hazel Deputy Chair Susan Clearihan The Hon Don Farrell Phil Hoffmann AM

Carolyn Mitchell Irena Zhang

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION Legh Davis Chair

adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au AGED BETWEEN 18 – 30? Why not get a GreenRoom membership to access cheap tickets, free workshops and special events. Look for the GreenRoom price throughout this brochure to score cheap tickets to selected performances at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival. JOIN ONLINE NOW

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