The Adelaide Festival Centre presents 'Be Mused: Class of Cabaret Graduates' playing at The Artspace on June 22nd at 7:15pm and June 23rd at 6:45pm. The show consists of cabaret at its best starring Naomi Crosby, Benji Riggs, Mellie Tantalos, Harry Nguyen and Jemma Allen while they belt out problems affecting them through song.
Being an adult is hard work - you have to learn to be a housewife, be independent, get a good job, find love and keep love and all this is hard, so come spend an evening with the cabaret graduates as they tell you tales about their lives.
Guests will experience parts of their lives from past, present and future, along with some funny anecdotes. Be ready to see Naomi imagining she's a young girl dressed up as a Disney princess, while Harry shares his tender heartbreak and Mellie is trying to be the perfect housewife in a family that resembles the one in 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'. When Harry gets his heart broken by the girl he fell in love with through a dating app he sings a song of revenge on what he thinks her and her new partner deserve. This was a highlight it was humorous and gutsy and really paid off.
Mellie's rendition of 'Don't Rain on My Parade' was incredible, made famous by Barbra Steisand and recently celebrated by Lea Michele on Glee. Mellie's performance is up there with them. It was great to watch and she knocked it out of the park.
Jenna, Mellie and Naomi teamed up with an explosive fight for their prince in 'I Need a Hero'. They remixed new lyrics to songs to represent present day situations like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, iPhone, Tinder, Grinder, Dating and more. These were presented humorously and very fitting. The show opened and closed with Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and ended with 'Find Me Somebody To Love'.
It's hard to believe these five individuals are around twenty five years old - they have the potential to go very far in the industry and have already made quite the mark in Adelaide's theatre scenes.