Posts Tagged ‘cabaret contest

15
Jan
14

Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest Finalists Announced!

 

Not one but TWO Queenslanders will perform on Friday night at The Basement in Sydney! Jessica Papst, winner of the Brisbane heat and Jenny Wynter, winner of the Melbourne heat! I think it’s fair that we still claim her!

 

Jeremy Youett. Image by Blueprint Studios.

THIS GUY

 

Jeremy Youett is the guy behind Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest. It was fun to catch up with him in Brisbane and inspiring to chat with him about how far this contest has come, and how it’s helped not only its winners, but performers who have been involved in the many heats.

 

Sydney heat winners Melody Beck, Sarah Gaul, Brendan Hay, Monique Salle, and audience vote winner Ben Hudson will be joined by inaugural Adelaide heat winner Candy Chambers (aka Jamie Jewell), Brisbane winner Jessica Papst, Melbourne winner Jenny Wynter, Auckland heat winner Joanna Millett and wild-card Ivy Lucille.

 

Prizes this year include the opportunity for the winner to present their newly devised solo show at The Noosa Long Weekend Festival, Slide Lounge Cabaret Festival, and the cabaret festivals of Adelaide, Melbourne, Ballarat, Queensland, and Tasmania respectively. Each gig includes the flights and accommodation for the artist and musical director. The winner also receives a website for their show, headshots and $1000, courtesy of the Ron and Margaret Dobell Foundation. The Foundation will also provide flights and accommodation to the value of $3000 enabling the winner to travel to the United States to present their show at the prestigious New York Musical Theatre Festival.

 

The Grand Final will be held at The Basement in Sydney this Friday 17 January. The judging panel for the evening includes Producer of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival Torben Brookman, Artistic Director of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival Ian MacKellar, Ballarat Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Graeme Russell, Entertainment Producer of Slide Lounge Jeremy Brennan, and Executive Producer of the Tasmania Cabaret Festival Lucinda Wilson. Previous contest winner Sheridan Harbridge and acclaimed Australian musical theatre performer Michael Cormick will co-host the evening, which promises to be an exceptional evening of entertainment that will also include special guest performances from previous winners Bradley McCaw and Toby Francis, as well as cabaret performer Cath Alcorn and entertainer extraordinaire Trevor Ashley.

 

Each contestant’s fate will be decided by a combination of judges’ scores as well as an audience vote, so by voting for your favourite performer, you could help them become the next winner, securing the largest prize package in YTICC history!

 

13
Jan
14

Sunshine Coast Arts January 11 2014

 

SCD Arts Saturday January 11 2014

Xanthe Coward 

 

Success for West Side Story Star

 

Hayden Rodgers

 

Talented local performer, Hayden Rodgers, from Palmwoods, has secured a coveted spot in Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University’s Musical Theatre course.

 

Hayden was Noosa Arts Theatre’s leading man last year, in their acclaimed production of West Side Story, directed by Sam Coward. “It’s vital that our local talent gets a chance to learn from the best in our industry and Sabey’s course offers some of Australia’s top teachers of musical theatre,” notes Coward. Paul Sabey, famed for establishing the musical theatre foundation course at London’s Mountview Academy, created the Bachelor of Musical Theatre, the first of its kind to be offered in Queensland. Rodgers said the offer of a place in the course was unexpected. “I was so resigned to next year being nothing like I hoped but now it can be everything I dreamed,” he said.

 

International Cabaret Contest

Tonight at Brisbane Powerhouse, Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest will see Sam Coward on stage to co-host with Brisbane’s Angela Harding, and local performers competing for a place in the Grand Final, in which one performer will take out a prize package that includes the opportunity to appear at The NY Musical Theatre Festival and cabaret festivals across Australia. Judges include Ian MacKellar, Artistic Director of the Noosa Long Weekend Festival, and competitors include the Sunshine Coast’s Toni Zaffa, Louise Kennedy and (Riff from Noosa Arts Theatre’s West Side Story) Adam Flower. Support our local talent at Brisbane Powerhouse tonight at 7:30pm. Bookings online brisbanepowerhouse.org

 

Adam Flower & Danjal Roi Olsen

Adam Flower & Danjal Roi Olsen sizzled in West Side Story

 

NT Live Screenings

Thanks to Noosa Arts Theatre and Free Air Entertainment, we can catch up with acclaimed productions from Great Britain’s National Theatre this month, including Macbeth on Friday January 17 at 1pm & 7:30pm and The Habit of Art on Friday 1pm & 7:30pm. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343

 

Season Launch Soiree

Join Sunshine Coast Theatre Alliance President, Sam Coward, and member theatre companies for the Season Launch Soiree on Saturday February 8 at Noosa Arts Theatre, for an evening of fine company, fun, drinks and canapés, all for just $35. Enjoy a preview of each company’s 2014 season, with each company offering a sneak peak of their upcoming productions. Catch up with old friends and if you’re new to the scene, meet new friends and put names to those familiar faces from our local stages. Limited capacity. Bookings online noosaartstheatre.org.au or call 5449 9343

 

See Cinderella Before She Disappears Like the Fine Morning Mist!

See Cinderella, a traditional pantomime presented by BATS and directed by Mary Newton, today at 10am & 4pm. Season continues tomorrow and January 18 & 19 at Buderim Memorial Hall. Bookings online batstheatre.com.au or call 5445 2515

 

 

The Making of the Great Lover

Written by local identity, Jo Denver, and directed by Denver and Michelle Connelly, The Making of the Great Lover is a deliciously decadent tale of exotic desire…from the pen of the wife of an English Pig Breeder. As fate would have it, there is just the young Italian to play the sensual title role in the screenplay she comes up with, and it’s a hit! Book early for The Making of the Great Lover, a fantastic comedy to see with the other half or a bunch of good friends, opening at the Lind in time for Valentine’s Day. February 14, 15, 19, 21 & 22 at 8pm. Matinees February 15, 16 & 22 at 2pm. Bookings online lindlane.com.au or call 5441 1814

 

Images: West Side Story. Images by Andrew Seymour.

11
Jan
14

Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest Tonight at Brisbane Powerhouse!

You won’t want to miss some of the best and brightest cabaret talent from across Queensland, as they compete tonight for a chance to win the ultimate career launching prize package!

 

Adam Flower & Danjal Roi Olsen in West Side Story

Adam Flower & Danjal Roi Olsen in West Side Story

 

In its 11th year, the Your Theatrics International Cabaret Contest (YTICC) will see Queensland contestants Julie Beard, Toni Brokenshire, Adam Flower, James Halloran, Rachel Head, Bobbie-Jean Henning, Louise Kennedy, Steve MacKay, Dana Musil, Jessica Papst, Nicole Power, Belinda Raisin, Belinda Hanne-Reid and Marcus Skeggs take to the stage tonight at Brisbane Powerhouse, to compete in the biggest cabaret contest in Australasia.

 

Only a handful of acts from each city will be selected to compete in the Grand Final event at The Basement in Sydney on Friday 17 January. Featuring performances from finalists from all five cities, the finals will be judged by Adelaide Cabaret Festival Producer Torben Brookman, Long Weekend Festival artistic director Ian MacKellar, entertainment producer at Sydney’s Slide Lounge Jeremy Brennan, Ballarat Cabaret Festival director Graeme Russell and Tasmanian Cabaret Festival artistic director Paul Kopperman. The Grand Final will also include performances from Sheridan Harbridge, Bradley McCaw, Toby Francis and cabaret superstar Trevor Ashley.

 

BradleyMcCaw

Bradley McCaw – winner of the 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase

 

Winners of the Queensland heat will join Sydney heat winners Melody Beck, Sarah Gaul, Brendan Hay and Monique Salle in the Grand Final.

 

One lucky performer will ultimately win a HUGE prize package, including a fully produced tour of their newly devised solo show touring to seven Music Festivals across Australia and New York. The prize package includes mentorship from a prominent industry figure, flights and accommodation, plus $1000 cash, a photographic package, and a website for their show.

 

Don’t miss some of the best and brightest cabaret talent from across two countries, as they compete for a chance to win the ultimate career launching prize package! Chookas to all our Queensland contestants! See you tonight!