Sometimes there is a world of difference between a good show and a good, fun night out – the variety show ‘Live At The Soul Box’ is definitely the latter.
Author Brian Godfrey
Presented by Adelaide Cabaret Festival Reviewed Saturday 15th June 2013 If you go to Songs…
Songs from an Unmade Bed is exactly what it says: songs sung from and around an unmade bed, by a gay New Yorker; or is it several different gay New Yorkers?
Libby O’Donovan is, without doubt, one of Adelaide’s top cabaret performers. In fact, her secret seems to be that she doesn’t so much perform as just be herself.
This 19 year old pocket rocket is a diminutive diva who uses what little life experience she’s had so far to create a refreshing theme that’s far from the usual.
Lucy Maunder’s cabaret show is a look at the music of Irving Berlin: the man and the times he grew up in. Maunder herself is sexy, sultry and absolutely captivating.
Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel set during and after the American Civil War, this is a musical adaptation with a heart that has been lacking in many musicals of late.
It is heartening to see that the next generation of Barbershop Quartets have a very firm hand on the reins. These boys have a charm and cheekiness about them, and know how to use to it their best advantage.
Bradson, who wasn’t even born when Livermore was at his height, impersonates the man and his performances brilliantly, recreating every magical moment almost perfectly.
Shane Warne The Musical is a look at the man through Eddie Perfect’s very clever, extremely funny and wonderfully poignant music, lyrics and book.
There’s a lot to love about this show which delivers the humour well. It’s light, bright and fairly well paced, making this a production worthy of water cooler conversation in any office.