Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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Country and Region AustraliaSouth Australia
Type of Festival Dance, Drama, Music
Location of Festival Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Festival Contact Information

Adelaide Cabaret Festival
c/o Adelaide Festival Centre
GPO Box 1269 King William Road
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: (61) 8-8216-8600
Fax: (61) 8-8212-7849

Festival Description

Come join the celebrations in June, where once again Adelaide Festival Centre will be transformed into Cabaret mode and experience some of the best Cabaret at one of the world’s most unique festivals for the genre.

The 2011 program featured 50 international artists from the United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and the best from Australia with 224 Australian artists, 125 of those South Australian performers. There were 15 international shows, 32 Adelaide premieres, 3 Adelaide exclusives including 7 Australian premieres and 15 world premieres.

Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director David Campbell says, “We are thrilled to announce this year’s program, my last as Artistic Director, and feel that we are truly delivering something out of this world. We have numerous international chart toppers. Tony winners and multiple Grammy award winning songwriters. We have the newest up and coming artists from all over the world. We have scores of shows debuting here at the Festival and we have our headliner – the most successful Australian singer of all time. How is that for going out with a bang? Thank you for coming with us on this incredible journey. It has been a blast and I look forward to seeing you at this year’s Festival”.

Festival Dates June 7 - 22, 2013
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Festival Events:

Participating artists 2013:
  • Kristin Chenoweth
  • Molly Ringwald
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • Idina Menzel
  • Daniel Koek
  • Taye Diggs
  • Barb Jungr
  • Joey Arias
  • Adam Guettell
  • Haley Bond
  • Michael Lindner
  • Daniel Koek
  • Teddy Tahu Rhodes
  • Eddie Perfect
  • Simon Phillips
  • Adelaide Art Orchestra
  • Iain Grandage
  • Lisa McCune
  • Shane Jacobson
  • Verity Hunt-Ballard
  • Christie Whelan Browne
  • Tommy Bradson
  • Darren Percival
  • Michael Griffiths
  • Sarah-Louise Young
  • Julie Madly Deeply
  • Marika Aubrey
  • and more…
Artist feature 2013:
  • Daniel Koek
    Adelaide Cabaret Festival is excited to unveil a superb performer —acclaimed tenor Daniel Koek returns home to South Australia to present his show A Decade Down The Road in the Dunstan Playhouse on 21 and 22 June. Fresh from Opera Australia’s production of South Pacific, Daniel Koek returns to his roots to perform a captivating evening of songs and stories from the past decade of his life, along with an 8-piece band direct from London. Daniel’s show combines classic musical theatre, opera and popular songs interspersed with charming and funny anecdotes that encapsulate the life of a musical theatre performer. Born in Gawler, Daniel studied at the Conservatorium of Music at Adelaide University. He then moved to London and was awarded a place on the Musical Theatre postgraduate course at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Daniel has performed roles in countless musicals in Australia, the UK and Europe including West Side Story, Chess, Phantom of the Opera and Saturday Night Fever, My Fair Lady and The Mikado. He has performed sell-out solo concerts across the UK, released a solo album with another on the way, and has been a featured artist on West End legend Elaine Paige’s BBC radio programme Elaine Paige on Sunday. Don’t miss Daniel as he takes you through a decade of his life, and discover why he is considered one of Australia and the UK’s leading men.
  • June 21 & 22, at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre
  • Cost: Adult $49.90, Concession $44.90, Season Subscription Adult $44.90, Season Subscription Concession $39.90. Suitable for 16+ years
  • Bookings: BASS 131 246 or online at
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