Much-loved cabaret show stops in Port
The A-Z of Cabaret next Thursday QUEENSLAND’S best-loved and longest-running cabaret show will be docking in Port Douglas for one night next Thursday.
The A-Z of Cabaret is a whirlwind tour of the history of cabaret, from English music halls of the early 20th century to the dazzling Las Vegas ballrooms, detouring via the cobblestoned streets of Paris and the smoky beerhalls of Berlin.
“Once again, it’s really wonderful to have this cooperation with the Civic Theatre in Cairns,” show organiser John Burden said.
“It’s wonderful to welcome them again after the successes of last year.
“They always send us really good shows.”
The Brisbane-based ensemble have picked the eyes out of a century’s worth of cabaret numbers, from Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf through Peter Allen and Billie Holiday to Frank Sinatra, the Doors and Australia’s own prophet of doom, Nick Cave.
“Like the court jesters of old, cabaret artists see everything as fair game,” performer Alison St Ledger said.
“It’s a place to milk the sacred cows, it’s no-holds barred, it’s political, satirical, lyrical, mystical and musical, a place to lose your inhibitions and enter a world of revelation and provocation.”
Cabaret has enjoyed a hard-edged ribald revival in recent years (think Good News Week), but the A-Z of Cabaret is a family show, rated PG.
Tickets are $25, or $20 for members of DTAG, and are available from Goodies Cafe, Mossman and Origins Café, Grant Street, Port Douglas, or online at ticketlink.com.au (plus booking fee).
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