For immediate release - Tuesday 9 June
Variety Gala and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters open
the 2009 Adelaide Cabaret Festival
After a successful opening weekend for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, with the
Variety Gala on Friday night and the incredible performance of Broadway headliner
Bernadette Peters, audiences were left wanting more. From her poignant version of
'No-one is Alone' (Into The Woods) to her steamy version atop a Steinway piano of
Otis Blackwell's 'Fever', this Broadway star lit up the Festival Theatre like never
before. Bernadette Peter's Sunday performance was filmed by principal partner FOXTEL
and will air on Saturday 27th June on the Bio Channel. If you couldn't make it to
the festival this year be sure not to miss this astonishing performance from one of
Broadway's most loved cabaret stars.
Other highlights from the weekend included virtuosos Duel, who had audiences stunned
by their comedic brilliance and skill, Argentine songstress Barbara Luna who led her
audience from the Space Theatre right into the heart of South America with her
seductive rhythms and one of New York's most prolific songwriters, John Bucchino,
who received a standing ovation for his music and lyrics in John Bucchino and
With the second week almost upon us, Minter Ellison's 'BAFFOW' (Bring A Friend Free
on Wednesdays) is sure to have the Festival Centre abuzz with a number of sold out
shows and a wonderful line-up to entice audiences to come in out of the cold and
enjoy a show in one of the Festival Centre's cabaret venues.
This week's line-up includes grand dame Julie Wilson, the extraordinary talents of
Cabaret Decadanse, John Bucchino, Hayden Tee, Hugh Sheridan, Mahalia Barnes & The
Soumates, Robyn Archer, Tex Perkins & His Ladyboyz, Artistic Director David Campbell
performing with Jimmy Barnes in The Dad & Dave Show, Grace Knight, Tina Harrod, Mr
Percival, Victor Valdez & The Real Mexico Band and the incredible grooves of the
world's number one female beatboxer Butterscotch. There will be laughs aplenty from
the hilarious Jackie Loeb, Julia Morris, Phil Scott and Vincent Hooper, Courtney Act
and Trevor Ashley, Gutenburg! The Musical, Every Film Ever Made and Bingay (Bingo as
you've never seen it before)! Music lovers won't want to miss The Cat Empire's Harry
James Angus, Avigail Herman, Tyran Parke or gospel star Trace Canini.
Between shows, venture upstairs from the Playhouse to the Artspace Gallery to view
the FREE exhibition Close Enough For Jazz, featuring an array of photographs of many
of the 1950s and 60s jazz icons, including Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie
Parker and Billie Holiday.
Late Nights in the Piano Bar is the hub of entertainment after a Cabaret show
featuring a constantly changing line-up of local and interstate artists and bands
who will have the tunes pumping and the dance floor crowded well into the night!
Entry is $10, or free with a ticket to any performance that evening.
Artistic Director David Campbell says, "We are over the moon with the response we've
had from audiences and blown away with the talent in the venues, and that was just
the first weekend" These next four days promise to be just as exciting with a superb
line-up in store".
A wide variety of food and beverages are available in the undercover Festival Centre
Plaza area (just outside the Piano Bar), including hot beverages, doughnuts, pizza,
pasta and curry. The Bistro (downstairs in the Dunstan Playhouse), the Foyer Café
and bars and the Elder Park Café will be open for meals also.
Tickets on sale now from BASS on 131 246 or www.bass.net.au
<http://www.bass.net.au/> - tickets start from $10. For a free copy of the
Festival brochure, call the Adelaide Cabaret Hotline on (+61
8216 8901 or go to
Petrina Egan (+61
8216 8699 or 0423 324 288 /
Sophie Gardner (+61
8216 8540 or 0431 210 131 /