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Opening Gala

7pm Tue 20 June


Australia's Boys of Motown

6:30pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June

Queen of Broadway – The Ethel Merman Story

7pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June

Ginger and Tonic: For Love or Money

8:30pm Wed 21 to Sun 25 June


2pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

Doll by Babushka Cabaret

4:30pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

Put the Blame on Mame

5pm Sat 24 & Sun 25 June

You're My World - The Cilla Black Story

6:30pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Blue:The Songs of Joni Mitchell

7pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Cyrens – The Songs of Cy Coleman

8:30pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

Dolly Diamond: The Lady is a Tramp

9pm Tue 27 June to Sat 1 July

It's not me, It's Lou

4:30pm Sat 1 & Sun 2 July


5pm Sat 1 & Sun 2 July

Dolly Diamond’s Closing Night Cabaret

7pm Sun 2 July



Five excellent shows remain in the final week of the festival.

The Kew Court House presents two new shows: Drew Downing's 'REBEL', and an all-star cast in 'LES FEMMES'.

Bloodbath continues at Draculas and The Butterfly Club hosts Tom Dickins' acclaimed 'MEET YOU DOWNSTAIRS IN THE BAR' (oops, sold out).

And then, ladies and gentlemen, the big one: the CLOSING GALA.

We can now reveal we've called in favours from the likes of Geoffrey Rush, Tim Minchin and Hugh Jackman who have all generously agreed to donate personal items for our charity auction on the night.

Do we need to remind you that the festival receives no support from the State Government? It’s up to fans of cabaret and the performing arts to raise funds for next year’s festival. But the night isn't just a fundraiser, it's also full of awe-inspiring entertainment.

Hosted by award-winning comedian Sammy J, confirmed acts are Mark Jones, Wes Snelling, Sally Bourne, Tom Dickins, Michael Dalton and Luke Gallagher, Ginger and Tonic, Tina Del Twist and Geraldine Quinn.

After three big weeks, you deserve to let your hair down and celebrate putting the spotlight on the Melbourne cabaret scene.