Today we welcome back City of Stonnington as a festival partner by announcing shows at their premier venue, Chapel Off Chapel.
The City of Stonnington support us because:
- we attract well over 3,500 people into the Chapel Street restaurant precinct in its traditionally quieter winter period;
- we provide Chapel Off Chapel with its busiest fortnight each year; and, of course,
- we present world-class quality of shows each year
This year we’re planning to delight audiences even more by converting the main space into an intimate cabaret soiree with most seating at tables.
Following is a summary of the shows, all of which are now on sale!
LIGHTHOUSE BERLIN – acclaimed Annie Lee’s (Kransky Sisters) moving tribute to the extraordinary life of cabaret legend Agnes Bernelle (1923-1999), possibly the last living link to the Weimar period. Click here to listen to Annie Lee in conversation with Richard Fidler about the show.
8.30pm Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June
A MATCH MADE IN HARMONY featuring Suade and Ginger & Tonic – two of Australia's best vocal groups come together for 60 minutes of shenanigans, bringing their big voices and big personalities.
8.45pm Friday 19 – Saturday 27 June
Kai Smythe in HAIRY SOUL MAN – HOW DEEP CAN I GO? – Hairy Soul Man is back with his explosive comedy soul extravaganza, backed by an 8-piece band.
8.45pm Wednesday 24 June
Avigail Herman in GOOD GIRL / BAD GIRL – explore the seven deadly sins and heavenly virtues in a funny, poignant and sometimes startling evening.
7.00pm Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June
Strange Bedfellows: UNDER THE COVERS – multiple Helpmann and Green Room Award winners Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen detonate across the footlights in a debauched and greasepaint-spattered riot of musical abandon.
10.15pm Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June
Ruth Wilkin in TRUE STORY – a collection of incredible real events from around the world, tied together with original music – tales of betrayal, daring escape, enduring love and overwhelming idiocy.
6.45pm Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June
Kelly Auty's WILD WOMEN: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS – take a powerful journey through the lives, music and fashion of some of the greatest female singers of the 20th century.
7.00pm Sunday 21 June
REVIEWING THE SITUATION – Phil Scott as Lionel Bart shares stories from his incredible life and sings songs including Living Doll, From Russia With Love and You’ve Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two.
7.00pm Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 June
LITTLE DIANA AND THE BIG FUZZ – spend a night with the stunning Bree Langridge as she indulges in all things diva, fashion and Motown, celebrating the music of Diana Ross brought to life by a Funk Brothers inspired band.
6.30pm Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June
Noni McCallum in TINDERELLA – Noni McCallum navigates through the depths and shallows of thirty-something dating life to prove you CAN hurry love! ‘Funnier in person. I would see her again’ – Bradley, RSVP.com
8.30pm Thursday 25, Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June
SPEAK EASY – this is the Jazz Age – the Roaring Twenties. You are wrapped in the warm embrace of the Speakeasy, a world of hedonistic pleasure where anything is possible. Featuring Jessie Gordon, Nick Maclaine and the nine-piece Perth Cabaret Collective, with two international guest artists – Mat Jodrell (trumpet, New York) and James Cross (trombone, Tokyo).
7.00pm Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June