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COVERGIRL : MADONNA @ SLIDE

Jeremy Brennan, Erikah Heynatz and Michael Griffiths. Photo Maria Lawrie
Jeremy Brennan, Erikah Heynatz and Michael Griffiths. Photo Maria Lawrie

Madonna was the latest diva to have her musical legacy given a Slide COVERGIRL makeover. A myriad of mash-ups, spoken word humour and perky performance art pieces made up the quality cabaret fare.

The sumptuously intimate ambience of Slide, bursting with Madonna fans plus celebrities housed this exciting tribute well. The dinner and show ticket-holders as well as crowds in the upper level gallery formed a formidable throng eager for the new vogue stories.

Madonna’s career started in a decade without tweets, Facebook posts, fast internet or smartphones. CDs were emerging as the shiny new audio device. The developing star’s songs were consistently effective and the everyday girl-to-superstar story continually shocked, motivated and energised many. Continue reading COVERGIRL : MADONNA @ SLIDE

Man Of La Mancha @ The Reginald

Stephen Anderson, Glenn Hill and Courtney Glass in MAN OF LA MANCHA
Inset Pic- Stephen Anderson, Glenn Hill and Courtney Glass. Featured Pic- Marika Aubrey, Ross Chisari and Tony Sheldon in MAN OF LA MANCHA

When MAN OF LA MANCHA opened on Broadway 50 years ago, it was in an era where Martin Luther King was espousing I Had A Dream and the Kennedy’s were quoting George Bernard Shaw You see things and you say “Why?” I dream things that never were, and I say “Why not.”

No wonder then the linchpin lyric of this endearing and enduring show is The Impossible Dream, the musical mantra of Don Quixote, the knight errant tiller of windmills, who sees life as it should be, noble and elevated, not as it is, vulgar and base.

Independent music theatre company, Squabbalogic’s fiftieth anniversary staging of MAN OF LA MANCHA has an impossible dream realised – the securing of Tony Sheldon, lauded local Broadway star now domiciled in the United States, to play the poet paladin. Continue reading Man Of La Mancha @ The Reginald

SHORT AND SWEET CABARET- WEEK 1

Jade Yeong's piece WOK OFF TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM demonstrates racism is still alive in contemporary Australian society. Pic Diana Popovska
Jade Yeong’s piece WOK OFF TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM demonstrates racism is still alive in contemporary Australian society. Pic Diana Popovska

A thoroughly engaging night of cabaret entertainment awaits you at the New Theatre, King Street Newtown.

Short & Sweet is a competition showcasing both seasoned professionals, and talented upcoming theatre, cabaret and dance performers. The cabaret part of the Short & Sweet Festival takes place over two weeks, with the second week beginning on Wednesday 15th January. Audience members are invited to vote for their two favourite cabaret pieces, and the winners will be showcased at the Gala Finale on Sunday 19th January. Notices appear in the foyer warning of adult content and cigarette smoke! However, you should also be warned that you will be entertained to the max!

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