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Monday
Mar192012

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Best Cabaret Award goes to EastEnd Cabaret

  

 

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Awards Night was held last night at the Fringe Club to celebrate and recognise outstanding acts.  Adelaide Fringe 2012 featured 6532 performances, over 4,000 artists and 923 Events, which made this year’s Fringe the biggest ever. The Fringe also recorded a surge in ticket sales by 10%.

There were 110 cabaret events registered this year.

The Best Cabaret category was awarded to EastEnd Cabaret: The Revolution Will Be Sexual. 

Aurora Murphy presented the award to the musical comedy cabaret duo Bernadette Byrne (Jennifer Byrne) and Victor Victoria (Victoria Falconer-Pritchard).

EastEnd Cabaret: The Revolution Will Be Sexual premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011 and enjoyed an enormous success. The show features provocative dark comedy, raunchy original tunes and creatively styled pop songs.

The duo will perform at Red Bennies in Melbourne on March 23. Click here for tickets.

 

Congratulations to EastEnd Cabaret and to all the nominees!

 

Best Cabaret Category Nominees

EastEnd Cabaret: The Revolution Will Be Sexual – EastEnd Cabaret - Winner

Hot – Damsel Sophie for CABfringe

La Soiree – La Soiree Australia

Miss Patsy DeCline in The Cowgirl’s Revenge – Squeezebox and Big Hair Productions

Short+Sweet Cabaret: Just a Little Something I’ve Been Working On – CABFringe & Short+Sweet

 

Click here to see the complete list of categories, nominees and winners.

 

 

 

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Sunday
Mar182012

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Cabaret What's On - Sunday March 18

 

 The Baily Dolls 


Doris Day at the Movies - A Celebration in Song


EastEnd Cabaret:The Revolution will be Sexual

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria present their smash hit show from the Edinburgh Fringe. “Comic genius” ***** - Three Weeks. “Genuinely naughty” **** - The Scotsman. “Vive la Revolution!” **** - The Skinny.

Read their ****review in the Advertiser by Tim Lloyd here.

 

Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach in an End to Dreaming

Award-winning Brisbane-based musicians, Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach, join hands (and pianos) to present a grave and mesmerising fairytale about loss, hope and the transcending power of dreams. The New York Post describes Dean as “sheer perfection”, while The Age likens Diefenbach to cabaret legends Tim Minchin and Eddie Perfect.

Click here to read their interview with Emma and Jake.

 

Gillian Cosgriff

Award-winning comedienne and songwriter Gillian Cosgriff makes a triumphant return to Adelaide after her smash hit season at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and a tour around the country.

With no job, no house, and no money, Gillian will be drawing mainly on skills attained through waitressing to help her face the demands of the Adelaide Fringe.

Click here to read her interview Gillian gave last year to Cabaret Confessional.

 

La Soirée SOLD OUT

 

MindBlown


Pianodivalicious!


Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show


The Baily Dolls SOLD OUT


The Johnny Cash Tribute Show


The LoveBirds


The Wrong Place at the Right Time

 

 

 

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Sunday
Mar182012

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach in An End to Dreaming

 

Photo by Giovanni C Lorusso


Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach in An End to Dreaming

La Bohème

Season continues until March 18

  

The latest collaboration from Brisbane based cabaret pop artists Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach comes in a form of enthralling gothic fairytale. Their self-penned songs performed over five stages tell individual stories, but they also collectively paint a bigger picture of their transformation.

Accompanying themselves on keys and piano, their gradual emergence from despair to recovery to hope is told through songs and monologues. The show is highly theatrical with no direct interaction with the audience. However, Dean and Diefenbach engage everyone through their superbly written numbers, taking them to the enchanted forest and each step of their transition. The emotions they sing about ring true and feel exquisitely real, yet, the story also brims with a sense of magic. Their ethereal vocals and the sounds of piano blend flawlessly to create a bewitching world of their own.

There is no doubt that these two immensely gifted performers will continue to take Australian contemporary cabaret to new heights. An End to Dreaming is a wondrous piece of storytelling and an experience not to be missed. 

 

Reviewed by Lena Nobuhara

 

Related posts:

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Ali McGregor’s Alchemy

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: The LoveBirds

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Hardboiled Lolly

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Exhibit Amy

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Queer: The Wicked Webs We Weave

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Mager & Smythe: In Search Of Atlantis

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: WE LOVE YOU! (as much as everybody else does)

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: An Unexpected Variety Show

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Short + Sweet Cabaret - Just a Little Something I’ve Been Working On

 

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Saturday
Mar172012

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Cabaret What's On - Saturday March 17

 

A Kick in the Head and Other Seduction Techniques

 

A Back Pages Ramble: Aussie Bob Pays Homage to 50 Years of Bob Dylan


A Kick in the Head and Other Seduction Techniques SOLD OUT 


An Awful Lot of Vaudeville


An Unexpected Variety Show

Don’t miss this award-winning one-woman cabaret written and performed by Jenny Wynter - it’s guaranteed to make you laugh and touch your soul. Read her interview with Cabaret Confessional here.

Click here to read the review in Cabaret Confessional.

Click here to read the *****review by Brian Godfrey in Adelaide Theatre Guide.


Babyboomers Rule - OK SOLD OUT


BALD EAGLES: LIFE IN THE SLOW LANE II SOLD OUT


Best of Fringe - Variety


BOPPIN THE BLUES


Doris Day at the Movies - A Celebration in Song


EastEnd Cabaret:The Revolution will be Sexual

Bernadette Byrne and Victor Victoria present their smash hit show from the Edinburgh Fringe. “Comic genius” ***** - Three Weeks. “Genuinely naughty” **** - The Scotsman. “Vive la Revolution!” **** - The Skinny.

Read their ****review in the Advertiser by Tim Lloyd here.

 

Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach in an End to Dreaming

Award-winning Brisbane-based musicians, Emma Dean and Jake Diefenbach, join hands (and pianos) to present a grave and mesmerising fairytale about loss, hope and the transcending power of dreams. The New York Post describes Dean as “sheer perfection”, while The Age likens Diefenbach to cabaret legends Tim Minchin and Eddie Perfect.

Click here to read their interview with Emma and Jake.

 

Everybody Does Love Songs

 

Gillian Cosgriff

Award-winning comedienne and songwriter Gillian Cosgriff makes a triumphant return to Adelaide after her smash hit season at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival and a tour around the country.

With no job, no house, and no money, Gillian will be drawing mainly on skills attained through waitressing to help her face the demands of the Adelaide Fringe.

Click here to read her interview Gillian gave last year to Cabaret Confessional.

 

Hot

English comedy-cabaret sensation Damsel Sophie is back with a fiery new tale of self-love gone mad.

Winner - Adelaide Fringe Awards 2011 Best Cabaret 

Click here to read the 5-star review by Tessa Akerman in the Advertiser.


Illure SOLD OUT


La Soirée SOLD OUT


MindBlown


Pianodivalicious!


Porcelain Punch Travelling Medicine Show


Sex Pest


Sights & Sounds from Movie Greats


The Con Artists: Stealing the Show


The LoveBirds


The Mile High Club


The Rat Pack Revue SOLD OUT 


The Upside-Down Girl


Three Old Farts and a Couple of Tarts


Upstaging Hans: A Tribute to Stage Mothers Throughout Time

Stage mothers have shaped the lives of history’s iconic superstars and now the darling of them all, Hans, pays tribute to these great women. From Gypsy Rose to Dina Lohan, no one is safe. Join Hans, the “Ungrateful Bastards” and the JonBenét-esque “Lucky Bitches” for this unforgettable cabaret adventure.

Click here to read the 4.5/5 review by Aaron McDonald in the Adelaide Theatre Guide.

Click here to read the 4.5-star review by Jessica Haynes in the Advertiser.


What Is This Thing Called Love?  

Starring Adam Goodburn and Deborah Caddy with Matthew Carey on piano, this cabaret tells a story of the legendary songwriter Cole Porter and his wife will be told through Porter’s timeless classics. Read Adam Goodburn’s interview on the show with Cabaret Confessional here.

 

Wrongtown: Homicide And Home Cooking!

‘The Andrew Sisters coming down from a drug binge’ - Alan Brough. WRONGTOWN, bring you a delectable variety hour celebrating all things “WRONG”, dangerously packed with naff infomercials, psycho killers, disturbing anecdotes, potty-mouth lyrics, hot vocals, high heels, headlights and…THIS FREE CLOCK RADIO!! Make WRONGTOWN’s population -YOU!

Check out their YouTube clip here.

 


 

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Friday
Mar162012

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Short + Sweet Cabaret - Just a Little Something I’ve Been Working On

 

 

Short + Sweet Cabaret - Just a Little Something I’ve Been Working On

La Bohème

Season closed

 

After being crowned the overall winner as well as picking up Best Writing and People’s Choice Awards at 2011 Short+Sweet Cabaret, Ruth Wilkin is in fine form in this full-length version of the same show at La Bohème.

Wilkin goes to town portraying an eccentric, peanut-loving, Orlando Bloom-obsessed performer in this hilarious satire on cabaret with talented Trevor Jones on piano.

She recounts her failed attempts at getting into musical theatre both as a cast and crew member. Then comes a light bulb moment, when it dawns on her that she can just write her own cabaret and have the spotlight to herself. With misguided enthusiasm and a mic stand that’s semi-attached to her throughout the show, she dishes out odd advice on how to write that smash hit, interspersed with catchy original tunes, slapstick humour and a bit of Rick Astley.

There is a fine line between deranged and passionate. Wilkin treads it precariously and brings in truckloads of belly laughs.

Just a Little Something I’ve Been Working On is a fun, light and charming show that will have you come out of it smiling ear to ear.

 

Reviewed by Lena Nobuhara

 

Related posts:

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Ali McGregor’s Alchemy

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: The LoveBirds

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Hardboiled Lolly

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Exhibit Amy

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Queer: The Wicked Webs We Weave

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: Mager & Smythe: In Search Of Atlantis

Adelaide Fringe 2012 Review: WE LOVE YOU! (as much as everybody else does)

 

*If you are interested in having your show featured on Cabaret Confessional, click here for more information.

Find out how YOU can become an exclusive Founding Patron of Cabaret Confessional.

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