Cyrens: the Songs of Cy Colman

Cabaret Cyrens Cy Coleman

Three absolute professionals of Australia’s musical theatre and cabaret scene took to the stage on Tuesday night and breathed life and love into the songbook of one of Broadway’s star composers and coolest cats, Cy Colman. Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Renton-Gibb, and Melissa Langton were exceptional from first appearance on stage to last note sung in […]

Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story

Queen Broadway THE F Melbourne Cabaret Festival 3

To bring to life one of Broadway’s most iconic divas, translate her larger than life personality to an intimate cabaret space and performance is no mean feat. Jon Jackson took the bull by the horns and did just that in his Melbourne Cabaret Festival show Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story at Chapel Off […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

John & Jen @ Chapel Off Chapel

Director, Mark Taylor, asks us ‘How much of who you are as an adult relates to who you were raised to be as a child?’ in the program of PURSUED BY BEAR’s 2015 show John & Jen. One would also be wise to ask the question, `How far can you go to protect the one […]

Dreamgirls at Chapel off Chapel

It’s unequivocally impressive every time to see just how many of the GLBTIQ community seem to manifest on the opening night of a show as camp and scintillatingly glittery as Dreamgirls: the musical. In a performance that does its best with limited means to catapult the audience to a time long since passed and a […]