Life will be a cabaret with new fes­ti­val

Alpine Observer - - What’s On - By JUSTIN JEN­VEY

FAM Events and Pro­duc­tions will host the first ever Bright Cabaret Fes­ti­val from May 10- 12.

Four acts are set to for the three- day event at Bright while peo­ple will also be able to learn off renowned per­form­ers dur­ing ex­clu­sive work­shops.

FAM’s Jenny Pack­ham said start­ing a cabaret fes­ti­val was some­thing she had wanted to do for some time.

“Back in 2016 Ginger and Tonic, which my niece is part of, came to Bright and per­formed dur­ing the Spring Fes­ti­val,” she said.

“At break­fast the fol­low­ing morn­ing af­ter they had per­formed I said wouldn’t it be great to have a cabaret fes­ti­val here and have other acts part of it too.

“Ginger and Tonic came back last year and now we’ve de­cided to run with the idea and have got four fab­u­lous shows hap­pen- ing over Mother’s Day week­end.”

Lisa Crawly, Danielle O’Mal­ley and Bright’s own Priscilla Arm­strong join Ginger and Tonic on the bill for the first edi­tion of the fes­ti­val.

“We’re re­ally ex­cited to have Lisa Craw­ley com­ing with her show ‘ El­iz­a­beth’ which was nom­i­nated for Best Cabaret at the Mel­bourne Fringe last year,” Ms Pack­ham said.

“Danielle O’Mal­ley will bring ‘ You’re My World - The Cilla Black Story’ which fea­tures some of Cilla’s most iconic hits.

“Our home- grown hero Priscilla Arm­strong will per­form ‘ Good­bye to Ber­lin’ and Ginger and Tonic is com­ing back with ‘ For Love or Money’.”

Ms Pack­ham said she hoped to get peo­ple, young and old in­volved in the week­end with work­shops run­ning on the Fri­day and Satur­day.

“Part of the fes­ti­val is to bring in these fab­u­lous shows but also to im­part the knowl­edge and the joy that mu­sic and singing brings,” she said.

“We’ll be con­tact­ing the lo­cal schools and look­ing to have them par­tic­i­pate in some work­shops as well as the broader com­mu­nity.

“It’s a great op­por­tu­nity to learn off some re­ally great and tal­ented per­form­ers.”

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