Opening Gala6:30pm, Tue 19 June
Experience highlights of multiple shows from across the festival in the one extravaganza, hosted by the one and only Dolly Diamond.
Katya: The Minx From Minsk6:30pm, Wed 20 and Thu 21 June
Katya is dark, sexy and powerful at her core, even if she doesn’t know it yet. With Melbourne soul-songstress Jessica Papst and a killer band.
Kabaret Dietrich8:30pm, Wed 20 and Thu 21 June
Nikki Nouveau performs a delicious theatrical affair unveiling the alluring enigma of Marlene Dietrich through song and story.
Nancy Sinatra – You Only Live Twice6:30pm, Fri 22 to Sun 24 June
Danielle O’Malley is following her 2017 sell-out seasons of ‘You’re My World – The Cilla Black Story’, with a sexy, sassy tribute to another icon of 60s pop.
God Only Knows: The Songs of Brian Wilson8:30pm, Fri 22 to Sun 24 June
Accompanied by band, cabaret rockstar Drew Downing narrates the life of Wilson through one of the most acclaimed songbooks of any composer.
Sun Rising4:30pm, Sat 23 and Sun 24 June
Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis consists of music and narrative that pays homage to the early music of Memphis record label, Sun Records.
We've Only Just Begun – The Music of the Carpenters6:00pm, Wed 20 to Sun 24 June
The Carpenters are a beacon of hope for one little Italian girl (Angela Lumicisi) growing up in the confines of her traditional life in Melbourne.
Shaken – A James Bond Cabaret7:30pm, Wed 20 to Sat 23 June
Charlie D. Barkle and Erin Hutchinson pit the seven ‘Bond’ actors against each other in a race to determine, scientifically, which of them is the greatest all-time Bond.
What Doesn't Kill You [blah blah] Stronger9:00pm, Fri 22 and Sat 23 June
Winner of the two major awards from Perth Fringe World 2018, this outstanding production reveals several bizarre, extraordinary, but true, tales of survival.
Monash Uni - Cabaret Showcase12:30pm & 2:30pm, Sat 23 & Sun 24 Jun
We present the next generation of cabaret stars thanks to Monash Uni’s School of Music Cabaret.
Ovariacting: A Period Drama4:30pm, Sat 23 and Sun 24 June
Inspired by her uterus, Laganja, the love child of Joffrey and Donald Trump, Jamie Boiskin explores the monthly nightmare of losing your favourite underwear.
Late Night Jazz Cabaret7:30pm, Sun 24 June
Presenting a vaudeville style line up of artists from Melbourne’s thriving variety circuit, in an irreverent and skilfully beautiful performance of rat pack to Ella Fitzgerald.
The Songs That Saved Your Life6:30pm, Tue 26 and Wed 27 June
Join Jazz Chanteuse Kimba Griffith and her darkly sensitive rendering of iconic songs from the grunge era of the 1990s, backed by celebrated improvisational jazz musicians.
Fire Walk With Us: The Music Of Twin Peaks8:30pm, Tue 26 and Wed 27 June
A live re imagining of songs and music from both the Twin Peaks TV series soundtrack (1991) and the prequel film Fire Walk With Me (1992).
Practically Perfect – The Music of Julie Andrews6:30pm, Thu 28 to Sat 30 June
This glorious stage production celebrates the life and music of the legendary Dame Julie Andrews.
Someone's Daughter8:30pm, Thu 28 to Sat 30 June
Someone's Daughter is Alyce Platt's exploration of the disquieting and electrifying side of one woman's shadow, her upside down. A curious journey through the imaginings of this funny little world.
He's Every Woman6:00pm, Tue 26 to Sat 30 June
Justin Clausen's powerhouse vocals take on some of the best songs made famous by some of our favourite ladies, with Jamie Burgess at the piano.
Comma Sutra7:30pm, Tue 26 to Sat 30 June
From sign language gone wrong to Germany's penchant for weird and wonderful words, join language-loving Lou as she figures out why she's so smitten with the written.
Peter Allen – Live in Inverted Commas9:00pm, Fri 29 and Sat 30 June
Join Matthew Hadgraft as he takes the fabulous journey from rural NSW to the top of the world and back, with all the sites, the songs, and all the feels along the way.
Max Riebl – Hard to Handel12:30pm, Sat 30 June and Sun 1 July
A performance combining virtuosic hits by the greatest composer of the baroque era with songs from the golden era of pop.
Baby Bi Bi Bi4:30pm, Sat 30 June and Sun 1 July
A wickedly funny, often filthy cabaret about being a bisexual woman.
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