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Lady Liberty

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by Tayla Giles (subscribe)
Tayla Giles
Event: -
Event: 12/08/2019 13/08/2019

Overall rating: ★★★★

Date Attended: 13/07/2019

Get your one-way ticket to "The Big Apple" in Broadway-themed cabaret Lady Liberty

Image sourced from Lucienne Weber

"A tale of three men, one city and an audition" What do you get when you combine sex (or a lack of it), sightseeing and singing? You get Lady Liberty: a creative cabaret enjoyed by hopeless romantics, Broadway buffs and the doe-eyed dream chaser within all of us.

Meet Adelaide's newest cabaret queen on the scene, Lucienne Weber. Sassy, seductive and self-assured: Weber is a triple threat, and boy does she know it and want to flaunt it to the rest of the world: first stop, Broadway!

The somewhat autobiographical cabaret Lady Liberty documents Weber's trials, tribulations and triumphs as she auditions for Broadway in none other than the City of Dreams, New York.

What better way to convey her rollercoaster ride of a journey than through song! Weber has carefully curated a setlist of Broadway belters from musicals old and new, each song thoughtfully matched to an emotional period of her life.

Image sourced from Lucienne Weber

Audiences are transported back to the Golden Era with old-time hits such as Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries, then whisked back to the twenty-first century with newfound cult classics from modern-day musicals such as Wicked and Kinky Boots.

Whatever your musical taste desires, Lady Liberty is sure to deliver something to satisfy your eardrums: capturing theatre "noobs" under Broadway's enchanting spell and educating longtime Broadway buffs with the latest and greatest musicals on the scene.

Between melodies, Weber continues the storytelling by recounting memories (the good, the bad and the ugly!), sharing relatable anecdotes and asking hand-raising questions to encourage audience participation. It's the unique Tinder-themed twist Weber spun on Wicked's musical claim to fame Defying Gravity that stole the show, leaving millennials like myself wiping away tears of laughter.

Image sourced from Lucienne Weber

Weber is joined on stage by an incredibly talented ensemble show-band, who adds yet another layer to Weber's intricately spun musical web. On the keys is proficient pianist Jason Hammond, whose direction steers the miniature orchestra on a journey through the musical decades. Drummer Kevin van der Zwaag gets feet tapping and hands clapping, whilst Bonnie Aue maintains the catchy rhythms on bass guitar. The musical cherry on top is the golden old-time trumpet as played so beautifully by Christian Weber, brother of the show's star Lucienne.

You'll be able to tick a trip to New York off your bucket list once and for all after seeing Lady Liberty, with Weber personally helping you navigate your way around the people, places and "phalluses" that "The Big Apple" has to offer. Although Weber may not have married a Yank and scored a Green Card, she sure has captured the hearts of many back home in the Land of Oz.
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When: Bar Open: 7pm | Doors Open: 8pm
Where: Holden Street Theatres, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh, SA, 5007
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