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Tuesday
Jun282011

2011 Cabaret Fringe Review: A Modest Exhibit

 

 

A Modest Exhibit

June 24, 2011

Higher Ground

 

Reprising his 2011 Adelaide Fringe cabaret debut, Charles Sanders takes us on a journey of ‘a boy’ through the songs and muses that shaped him.

This version is chiseled down to its very essence in an intimate venue that brings the audience closer to him. It delivers an honest story and shines in its simplicity.

A boy’s love for musical theatre, his parents’ devastating divorce, putting up a wall, numbing himself with drugs – each of these stories are told with Sanders’ all-consuming zeal for his art. Visually striking, Sanders engages the audience with his soulful eyes and emotionally charged vocals that speak a thousand words.

His rendition of “I’m Not Afraid of Anything” is raw and powerful in its vulnerability as it takes his passionate performance to new heights. The closing number “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” suggests that this is an open-ended tale that will continue to unfold as Sanders grows as a cabaret artist and keeps on tapping into his unlimited potential.

Sanders gives an exquisitely nuanced performance in this return season and takes the show to a new level. 

 

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2011 Cabaret Fringe Festival Review: Tyrannosaurus Sex - The Puppet Rock Opera

 

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Friday
Jun242011

Adelaide Cabaret June 24, 2011

With the eleventh annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the fourth Cabaret Fringe now happening, there’s a good chance that South Australia holds the TWO biggest Cabaret Festivals in the world. Concurrently.

For an audience now spoilt for choice, Cabaret Confessional presents a comprehensive daily listing for Adelaide cabaret connoisseurs who haven’t yet finalised their plans. 

 

 

Alexis Fishman - Der Gelbe Stern (The Yellow Star)

Ali McGregor - Late-Nite Variety Nite Night

Amy Housewine - Back to Crack

Bryan Batt - Batt on a Hot Tin Roof

Bert LaBonte - When I Fall In Love: The Nat King Cole Story SOLD OUT

Jimmy Webb - An Evening with Jimmy Webb

Master Songwriter Jimmy Webb will showcase his vast catalogue with a number of iconic contemporary songs such as “Galveston”, “Wichita Lineman”, “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”,Up, Up And Away” and “MacArthur Park”. 

Melinda Schneider Doris Day - So Much More Than the Girl Next Door

Mike McLeish - The World is Winning

Storm Large - Crazy Enough

The Jitterbug Club - Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants SOLD OUT

 

 

Akuna Matata (No Problems)

A Modest Exhibit

After the hugely successful 2011 Adelaide Fringe season, Charles Sanders makes his Cabaret Fringe Festival debut with his show A Modest Exhibit. Click here to read his interview.

Flamenco Fridays

En Route to Modesty Lane

Annie Siegmann explores the world of storytelling the effect it has on our lives in her own words and own songs.

Pocket Full of Rainbows

Bordello Blues

The “Unexpected” Variety Show

 

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Wednesday
Jun222011

Adelaide Cabaret June 22, 2011

With the eleventh annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the fourth Cabaret Fringe now happening, there’s a good chance that South Australia holds the TWO biggest Cabaret Festivals in the world. Concurrently.

For an audience now spoilt for choice, Cabaret Confessional presents a comprehensive daily listing for Adelaide cabaret connoisseurs who haven’t yet finalised their plans. 

 

 

Ali McGregor - Late-Nite Variety Nite Night

Ali McGregor returns to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival by popular demand. Together with her butler Saxon McCallister (award-winning comedian, Asher Treleaven), she will have plenty of surprises, songs, comedy and burlesque in store.  Head to the Piano Bar where all the action is! LN 

Bert LaBonte - When I Fall In Love: The Nat King Cole Story

Bryan Batt - Batt on a Hot Tin Roof

Carrie Rawlings - When I Was Young, I Listened to the Radio

Jane Clifton - Any Place I Hang My Hat Is Home

Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake

Rhonda Burchmore - Cry Me A River -The World of Julie London

 

 

New Coat of Paint: The Songs of Tom Waits

States of Desire

Jennifer DeGrassi interprets the music of Waits, Brel, Piaf, Cohen and Cave with a touch of mischievous humour supported by four of Adelaide’s finest musicians. LN


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Sunday
Jun192011

Adelaide Cabaret June 19, 2011

With the eleventh annual Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the fourth Cabaret Fringe now happening, there’s a good chance that South Australia holds the TWO biggest Cabaret Festivals in the world. Concurrently.

For an audience now spoilt for choice, Cabaret Confessional presents a comprehensive daily listing for Adelaide cabaret connoisseurs who haven’t yet finalised their plans. 

 

 

Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey Featuring Tim Draxl

High School Cabaret - Blackwood High School (SOLD OUT)

Josie Lane - Josie In The Bathhouse

Leo Sayer - The Show Must Go On

Mikey Robins and Margarita Pracatan - Live in the Piano Bar

Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake

Australia’s top performer couple Rachael Beck and Ian Stenlake will put a spotlight on their lives and take you on the journey of singing, dancing and having a love affair with each other. LN

Simon Burke - Something About Always

Sing Your Own Musical

The Wet Spots

Tuba Skinny

Urban Display Suite

 

 

Me ‘n Me Mate

Every Breath

Kabarett

Emerging cabaret artists who were born out of Cabaret Live! will showcase their material at La Boheme. LN

Cabaret Live!

Take Me Back to Paris

A Modest Exhibit

A smash hit at Adelaide Fringe 11, Charles Sanders reprises his debut show that follows a young boy’s life…a nostalgic cabaret. Read the interview Charles Sanders’ Evolving Exhibit here. LN

A Deliciously Dark Burlesque

Cabaret Hangover

Join the fabulous Catherine Campbell and Hans for an evening of ‘naughty’ songs that are strictly for over 18s and definitely not for the easily offended. LN


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Saturday
Jun182011

2011 Cabaret Fringe Festival: Sister Mary Lucy

 

 

 

Please note that all performances of Sister Mary Lucy have been unfortunately been cancelled.


Lucy Russell knows better than anyone that Julie Andrews had the right idea when she donned a habit and headed for the hills.

Signing up to the nearest nunnery sounds like a good idea when Jesus dons a Superman t-shirt, a nun can snag a spunky Austrian captain and Judas wears a white, bedazzled jumpsuit and boogies-down with a horde of afro’d back up dancers.

Or so Broadway led Lucy to believe.

Emerging cabaret performer Lucy Russell makes her solo cabaret debut in her show, Sister Mary Lucy – a tribute to her misguided and bizarre fascination with nuns.

From misadventures in Catholic school to her stint as Mob Member #8 in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar, this is one girl’s journey in and out of the nunnery through song, story and sock puppet.

 

Biographies

Lucy Russell

Twenty-one-year-old Lucy Russell is an emerging cabaret artist and performer. Discovering her love of cabaret at Cabaret Live! during 2010, she has since thrown herself into her new passion, honing her skills at the inaugural Australian Cabaret Summer School under the guidance of Matthew Carey.  

Lucy began formal singing training with Rosanne Hosking in 2005. During her high school years, she trained at the Hills Youth Theatre and was a featured soloist in Pelican Production’s Music Theatre Camps from 2006 – 2008. In 2009, Lucy travelled to Melbourne to undertake further music theatre and dance training. She studied at the Victorian College of the Arts as part of the Broadway Bound Music Theatre Intensive course and in 2010, participated in Certificate II dance training at Dance Factory. While in Melbourne, Lucy was also privately mentored by actor and acting coach Colette Mann.

 Professionally, Lucy has worked within the film industry as a chaperone, working alongside artists such as Kodi-Smit McPhee, Nadia Tass, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Hugo Weaving. Her film credits include The Tree (2010), Matching Jack (2010) and Last Ride (2009), in which she also had a speaking role.

So far in 2011, Lucy has performed for celebrated Broadway composer Jason Robert Brown as part of his Music Theatre Master Class and made her Adelaide Fringe Festival debut in Spankin’ New for the Butterfly House. Lucy currently teaches drama at the Hills Youth Theatre and trains with Catherine Campbell.

 

Ben Finn

Ben is a graduate of The Music Theatre Foundation Program at The Victorian College of the Arts. His theatre credits include: Les Miserables, Oliver!, Gypsy, The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Shout! The Legend of the Wild One for the MS Society, Oklahoma! for The G & S Society of SA, A Slice of Saturday Night for 20-1 Theatre, The Secret Garden for Therry Dramatic Society, A Little Night Music for VCA and Urinetown for Hills Musical Company.

He recently had his directorial debut with the award winning production of Curtains for Therry Dramatic Society and co-produced/performed in The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) in the 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival.

As a cabaret performer, his recent credits include One Night Only and Nobody Does It Like Me. He was also a participant in the inaugural Australian Cabaret Summer School.

Ben recently completed filming for the television series Danger 5 which will screen on SBS early in 2012.

 

Sister Mary Lucy

Venue: La Boheme 36 Grote Street, Adelaide

Date: June 22, 23

Time: 22nd 9pm, 23rd 7.00pm

Tickets: Full $20, Group/Concession/Fringe Benefits $15

Bookings: Click here or call Bass on 131 246

2011 Cabaret Fringe Festival’s official website: www.cabaretfringefestival.com

 

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Sister Mary Lucy is collaboration between Russell and fellow Australian Cabaret Summer School graduate, Benjamin Finn.