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Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2013

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by Kezia Lubanszky (subscribe)
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Twelve bursting nights of non-stop cabaret
One-hundred performers, seventy-eight performances and seven venues over twelve spectacular nights. The Melbourne Cabaret Festival has come a long way since its opening in 2010.

The Fabulous Singlettes at the Opening Gala 2012. Photo by James Thomas.
The Fabulous Singlettes at the Opening Gala 2012. Photo by James Thomas.


The event will kick off with an opening gala at the Palais Theatre on the Saturday the 6th of June. Following this, venues across Melbourne will be bursting with exciting, lively cabaret until Sunday July 7th. This year is sure to be exciting, with 2012 attracting over 8,000 visitors - 83% more than 2011.

This can only mean great things for 2013. The festival will contain a myriad of cabaret shows including comedy, vaudeville, New York styled acted, gay and lesbian and musical theatre stars.

Sheilas of the '70s at the Opening Gala 2012. Photo by James Thomas.
Sheilas of the '70s at the Opening Gala 2012. Photo by James Thomas.


Venues include The Butterfly Club and Bohemia - iconic places known by anybody who knows anything about the cabaret and burlesque scene.

Downstairs Lounge at The Butterfly Club
Downstairs Lounge at The Butterfly Club - www.thebutterflyclub.com


But it's more than just a show. The Melbourne Cabaret Festival gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in some of our city's best nightlife. There are seven bars on offer, as well as elegant meals to be enjoyed with views of the stage.

A Full House at Chapel off Chapel 2012. Photo by James Thomas.
A Full House at Chapel off Chapel 2012. Photo by James Thomas.


The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is a non-for-profit organisation. Its funding comes entirely from sponsorships, fundraisers and ticket sales.

Organisers David Read and Neville Slice formally owned and ran The Butterfly Club. It was here that they witnessed talented cabaret acts with nowhere to progress. Inspired to give performers a bigger, more extravagant chance to show the public their skills, they created the Melbourne Cabaret Festival.

Out the Back at The Butterfly Club
Out the Back @ The Butterfly Club - www.thebutterflyclub.com.au


Well, it's definitely been a success. Praise for the 2012 festival was high. There were both national and international acts, some who had worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra.

The 2012 festival was a complete sell out. To keep up to date with the festival program and ticket sales, be sure to check the website.

You can also stay tuned to their Facebook page for more information.

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is sure to be a week of non-stop elegance, music and dance. Performers will be hopping around Melbourne to keep up with the program.

A perfect opportunity for a drink with some friends or a full dinner while you enjoy one of the many shows on offer.
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When: Wednesday June 26 to Sunday July 7
Phone: Email only - info@melbournecabaret.com
Where: Numerous venues across Melbourne - Bohemia and The Butterfly Club.
Cost: Varies with each show. Check website for details.
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