Adelaide Cabaret Festival – Hot Picks

With the gala opening fast approaching and such a huge program on offer at this year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival it’s almost impossible to choose.  Here’s our hot picks for the season – the shows to most look forward to!

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We’ve seen them before, and we’ve had a taste of how awesome they are. More of the same please!

Photo: Rosie Collins

Frisky & Mannish – They’re kooky, they’re quirky and they’re freaking funny.  A hit at the Festival in 2008 and on the Fringe circuit. It’s musical mayhem and we love it.

Photo: Laura Domela

Storm Large She’s got anatomy that’s 8 miles wide and the audiences love to hear about it… she’s a twisted diva with a massive voice and she’s back at the Festival to thrill audiences once again. A surprising hit!


We grow ’em good in SA.

Photo: Mark Wojt
Photo: Mark Wojt

Exposing Edith – We hope you’ve got your ticket because this one’s already sold out.  Michaela Burger is Adelaide’s own little sparrow and has taken the nation by storm with her Edith Piaf tribute show along with Greg Wain.

nurse-and-soldierThe Front – Written and composed by South Australian artist, Lane Hinchcliffe and teaming up with some of Adelaide’s best this new musical steeped in ANZAC history is evolving, and receiving its first staged performance. It’s great to see a new musical testing the waters once again at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.

adm-clownheartAdam Hills, Clownheart – While standup comedy is a bit of stretch with regards to what constitutes “cabaret”, Adam Hills is one of Adelaide’s greatest exports when it comes to entertainment.  It will be a joy to see his show outside of the usual Fringe Festival circuit and at the Festival Theatre.

Contrasting Cabaret

From one extreme to another, the crucible of cabaret is like no other.

Photo: Jeff Busby, MTC

Pennsylvania Ave – after the massive success of Songs for Nobodies, Bernadette Robinson earned her stripes as a supremely talented performer who is able to embody women from all backgrounds… this time round the women have a strong connection to the US White House (I’m betting her Marylin is spot on!)

The 27 Club – Hendrix, Morrison, Cobain, Winehouse and Joplin. A powerhouse group of musos to pay tribute to.  This cabaret is bound to rock.

Hayley Horton

Hayley was an arts worker in South Australia for twelve years working freelance for small to medium clients as well as for companies such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, State Theatre Company SA, Urban Myth Theatre of Youth and the Australia Business Arts Foundation. As part of her freelance work, Hayley founded the ATG Curtain Call Awards (which is now an annual gala event), co-produced three 24 Hour Show charity fundraiser events, has judged for the Adelaide Fringe Festival and reviewed for Aussie Theatre and the Adelaide Theatre Guide. Hayley now runs a boutique events and arts management business, Footlight Events and in her spare time, is involved with Adelaide’s amateur theatre community as a producer, performer and director.

Hayley Horton

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