Cabaret Fringe returns for 2018 with artist development in mind

The Adelaide Cabaret Fringe will return in 2018, staging 45 events across 15 venues throughout June for its 11th iteration, and a new artist development program free for artists and eligible music and performing arts students.

With a range of local and international acts on the bill for 2018, the Cabaret Fringe will see the likes of Pamela Shaw tour her Naughty performance to Adelaide after seasons in Edinburgh and New York. Perth’s Tomás Ford will also bring his multimedia style to heel in a marathon triple-show performance at La Bohéme.

Off the beaten track, local women’s acapella group Allegria will go underground to the Treasury Tunnels for Allegria After Dark, a choral performance that has received praise in previous performances in the Adelaide Fringe. Even more women’s vocal talent will be found in Kitty Van Horne’s iDenTITTY, described as a “cabaret adventure into the world of breast ownership” and singer/dancer Diana Scalzi’s Bacharach ‘n’ Tap.

Tomás Ford (Photo: supplied)

Cabaret Fringe Festival director Paul Boylon described the 2018 lineup as a “breathtaking bevy of wonderful performers” in a release. “It’s time to dust off those top hats, preen those feathers and get primed for another wonderful festival season.”

A new initiative entitled the Salon Discussion & Masterclass Series will make its debut at the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe this year and be provided free of charge to artists and eligible music and performing arts students from South Australia. The program, consisting of discussions and classes conducted at La Bohéme, aims to develop artists, help build career pathways and provide valuable networking opportunities to participants.

Adelaide Cabaret Fringe Festival
Various venues
June 1-24

Header image: Cabaret Collective (Photo: supplied)

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