Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams.
“We are thrilled to present to you our very first program, chock-full of showbiz’ greatest performing artists. We have music icons. We have theatre royalty, we have the kings and queens of cabaret, and I’m proud to say they’re all from our own backyard,” said Artistic Director for the Festival, Catherine Alcorn. “The artists in our program have performed all over the world to critical acclaim and now they’re here in your very own theatre and ready to knock your socks off!”
Don’t miss the inaugural Cabaret In The Glen Festival. It is sure to be a popular addition to the northern beaches entertainment calendar.
2017 CABARET IN THE GLEN PROGRAM
SWING ON THIS – Opening Night Gala
Starring Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Rob Mills and Ben Mingay
Wednesday 18 October, 7.30pm
Four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together in Swing on This and will be officially opening the festival in a black-tie opening night gala performance. Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages), Luke Kennedy (The Voice, The Ten Tenors), Rob Mills (Wicked, Ghost the Musical) and Ben Mingay (Wonderland, House of Bond) deliver a modern and audacious take on all-time swing classics from Sinatra to Bublé, featuring well-swung interpretations of hits from Oasis, John Farnham and The Proclaimers. Ticket holders will also enjoy a post-show opening night party.
Created as a ‘One Night Only’ concert event for Kate Ceberano’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the friends are asked again and again to perform around the country in concert.
CAMPBELL SINGS BUCCHINO (Film screening)
Starring David Campbell and John Bucchino
Thursday 19 October, 2pm
ARIA award-winning performer and Australian television icon, David Campbell, is delighted to announce the screening of his acclaimed live performance of his latest Top 40 album, David Campbell Sings John Bucchino recorded live at Hayes Theatre Co.
David Campbell and Broadway composer John Bucchino have performed across the globe together over the last twenty years. In this deeply personal and intimate show, Campbell and Bucchino return to the stage to talk about their lives, careers and songs that bound them.
Starring Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood
Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. “Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” (TheatrePress), Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Mother’s Ruin has played to sold out crowds with critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Fringe World Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Festival of Voices.
Starring Michael Griffiths
Thursday 19 October, 9pm
Direct from standing ovations at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths is Madonna. No accent, costume or wig; just ‘Madge’ leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. Strike a pose, get in the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart.
Starring Michael Griffiths
Friday 20 October, 2pm
Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter includingYou’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day. Hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Cole premiered at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival by invitation of Barry Humphries and was the top-rated cabaret show at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.
HAIR TO THE THRONE
Starring Marney McQueen
Friday 20 October, 6pm
Hunnies! An unmissable full-body experience as former Miss Leningrad, celebrity bikini waxer Rosa Waxoffski spills the sequins from the pages of her star-studded celebrity appointment book in this comedy cabaret exposé. With a special guest appearance from Russia’s Biggest Pianist, Boris Longschlongadongski.
LIZA’S BACK (is broken!)
Starring Trevor Ashley
Friday 20 October, 7.30pm
There is no doubt about it – Liza Minnelli is a true Broadway legend. However, her appearances on the musical stage have been few and far between, and she’s only ever sung in a couple of true movie musicals. So, what would happen if Liza decided to perform all the great Broadway roles she never got to play, in one special night? LIZA’S BACK! (is broken) explores the parts that Minnelli should have done over the last 40 years – those great leading lady roles from Mame to Grizabella to Norma Desmond and all others in between. Ever wanted to see Liza tackle Wicked? Then this is the show for you!
Direct from rehab, and live with a seven-piece big band, don’t miss Liza singing Broadway’s greatest hits, including I Have Confidence, Memory, Send in the Clowns, Le Jazz Hot plus her own classics Maybe This Time, Cabaret and New York, New York!
SUNNY RAY AND THE MAGNIFICENT MOON
Starring Olivia Charalambous and Simone Page-Jones
Saturday 21 October & Sunday 22 October, 11am
Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon comes from the imaginations of Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias, creators of the internationally acclaimed Comedy Festival favourite, Die Roten Punkte, and one of Australia’s leading creators of theatre for young audiences, Arena Theatre Company, directed by Christian Leavesley. Starring the incredible Olivia Charalambous and Simone Page-Jones, Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon features original music inspired by everything from folk to funk, disco and pop.
Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon will delight audiences aged four years and over.
Starring Catherine Alcorn
Saturday 21 October, 6pm
Catherine Alcorn lets it all out after her nomination for Best Cabaret Show at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards. Hailed as “magnificent” and “masterful” with “a voice to die for”, Catherine’s intimate new show sizzles with craftily concocted interpretations of songs by our decade’s demigods that boldly blur the lines of rock and rap, blues and bluegrass, Blondie to Beyonce. Backed by a smoking-hot trio who lend intricate instrumentation and velvet harmonies to her voluptuous voice and killer wit. A masterclass in song interpretation.
CALLING ALL ANGELS
Starring Bernadette Robinson
Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm
Incandescent songs and stories: spend an evening with star of Songs For Nobodies and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bernadette Robinson. Robinson is masterful in her ability to inhabit a song. In her new concert, Calling All Angels Bernadette brings her thrilling voice and stagecraft to the songs of luminaries like Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin.
“I don’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t listening to voices, to great singers and their songs. From the shining purity of Julie Andrews to the torchlike quality of Billie Holiday or the heartbreaking vulnerability of Judy Garland or Edith Piaf. Each great voice I was exposed to and each great song they sang, excited and moved me over and over. I find something new and wondrous in so many styles and genres; the brilliance of Barbra Streisand, the soft smoky quality of Sarah Vaughan, the delicious twang of Tammy Wynette and so many others. I am fascinated by them all. This special concert is anchored by Jane Siberry’s song ‘Calling All Angels’ and I’ll also perform some other pieces by my favourite contemporary songwriters. It’s my chance to summon and pay homage to some of my favourite angels of song.” – Bernadette Robinson
BETWEEN THE CRACKS
Starring Yana Alana
Saturday 21 October, 9pm
Australia’s very own Diva extraordinaire, the feather ruffler, the rabble rouser, the cabaret provocateur Yana Alana, takes to the stage in this bent night of blues, burlesque and blame, joined by her long-suffering band the Paranas, Louis Goh on keys and Bec Matthews on kit.
A mistress at emotional manipulation and the art of entrapment, Yana Alana invites you to view the world from the heart and mind of a solipsistic, fragile and courageous diva, who’s not afraid to let it all hang out.
GIRLS ON TAP
Presented by Sally Hare
Sunday 22 October, 2pm
Join five powerful femme fatales of tap dance, rhythm and song as they present a snapshot of female life one shuffle-hop-step at a time. From Boogie Woogie to Beyoncé, Adele to Astaire, Girls On Tap pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh and funky. This is Australian tap dance at its best!
YOUNG ARTISTS/PRODUCERS PANEL TALK
With Nina Agzarian (Nina Las Vegas), Catherine Alcorn and Omar Musa
Sunday 22 October, 4pm
Join award winning cabaret artist Catherine Alcorn, internationally acclaimed poet and rapper Omar Musa, and DJ, music producer and former Triple J radio host Nina Agzarian (better known as Nina Las Vegas) for a special live panel discussion on the art of independently producing your own career and work in the Australian arts and music industry.
This is a free, all ages event and will feature a Q&A session.
Starring Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky
Sunday 22 October, 5.30pm
This very personal journey into words and music by two of Australia’s most respected musicians sees reinterpretations of some of the great love songs of the past 50 years. The effect on audiences is palpable as Kate Ceberano and Paul Grabowsky present stripped back renditions of love songs which were selected because of their ability to connect on a deep emotional level and more importantly, because they have influenced both artists at some point in their lives.
As the high priestess of pop and an award-winning jazz singer, Kate has lived the rockstar life jazz vocalists dream of. In the wake of her 24 albums, countless awards, TV appearances, festival highlight performances and generally prolific creative output, Kate stands as the icon emerging artists appeal to for hope, integrity and pride in their work. She is more than a national treasure, she is a cultural diplomat and carries with her the torch to light a thousand paths for the future of live jazz vocalists everywhere.
Bookings and more information at www.glenstreet.com.au or 9975 1455