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Hayes Theatre Cabaret Season

The line up for this week is; (click on the show name for more info)

Blake Bowden, Phil Scott: MARIO

Wednesday 9th – Saturday 12th July 6:30pm

Cruello de Vil in Dance with De Vil

Thursday 10th July – Saturday 12th July 8.30pm

Tom Sharah in That ‘90s Show
Sunday 13th July 6:30pm and 8:30pm

TheatricHals in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents

The Tap Pack

Friday 1st – Sunday 17th August

Created by
Jesse Rasmussen, Jordan Pollard and Thomas J Egan.
Directed and Co-Created by Nigel Turner-Carroll

The Tap Pack is a new, highly entertaining act featuring some of Australia’s finest tap dancing performers tapping up a storm.

With dazzling performances on stage, dressed in slick suits and equipped with sharp wit, The Tap Pack is a modern twist on the classic Rat Pack. They infuse Tap Dance with swing music and witty banter. Cool Classics with a fresh twist. With credits on stage, film and television and with over 20 musical theatre productions between them, The Tap Pack is pure entertainment. They sing. They dance. They joke. They bring a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style.

Cool Classics with a fresh twist.

Cast featuring: Jordan Pollard Jesse Rasmussen Thomas J Egan Ben Brown with Chris Horsey


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Adelaide Cabaret Festival


Dear Cabaret Aficionado,

The crowds donned their finery for last Friday’s Festival opening. It was a night of glitz and glamour and a wonderful celebration of all things cabaret! Did you walk the red carpet? Check out the photos to see if our photographers snapped you in your tux or sequins.

The Variety Gala Performance raised the curtain on this year’s Festival. As always, it was a fantastic taster of the incredibly diverse acts on offer this year. Rachel Beck shone as Miss Saigon, European Cabaret superstar Sven Ratzke unleashed his inner diva, and Melanie Safka transported us all back to Woodstock in 1969.

My personal highlight was awarding the 2014 Cabaret Icon Award to the legendary Rhonda Burchmore. She was taken completely by surprise and was a gorgeous, gracious and totally deserving winner.

Watch our highlights video to catch all of the action from opening night.

With one week behind us, there’s still plenty of excitement in store for audiences. Don’t miss Tim Freedman’s intimate tribute to Harry Nilsson, New York Composer Scott Evan Davis’ brand new musical, Picture Perfect, the mischievous cabaret for kids, Still Awake Still!, David Campbell performing songs by Broadway composer John Bucchino, and the incomparable king of cabaret, Paul Capsis, in Little Bird. Plus our late night Backstage Club is the perfect place to kick on after an evening of cabaret. Come and join the party!

Kate Ceberano
Artistic Director, Adelaide Cabaret Festival

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Every Second


Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Michael Sieders present a brand new Australian play
supported by AccessAustralia. Every Second by one of the country’s most daring and witty
playwrights, Vanessa Bates, will preview at the Eternity Playhouse from 27 June with the World
Premiere on 1 July.

Directed by Shannon Murphy (Bliss, This Year’s Ashes), the cast includes Simon Corfield (Torch
Song Trilogy) as Tim, Glenn Hazeldine (The Removalists) as Bill, Julia Ohannessian (Blood
Wedding) as Meg and Georgina Symes (In Between Wonderful) as Jen.

Every Second tells the story of two thirty-something couples desperate to have children. They’ve
given up sushi and champagne, as well as their sanity. Both couples discover conception is not as
easy as they once thought and assume they’re impervious to the stress of infertility.

Full of wry observations and bitter truths, Every Second takes a comedic look at a very modern
dilemma. Several years ago, in her mid-thirties, playwright Vanessa Bates discovered that she and
her partner were infertile. They embarked on the rollercoaster that is Chinese herbs, acupuncture
and IVF. “It was absurd but it was also nightmarish and draining and expensive, and I don’t just
mean that in the monetary sense,’ said Vanessa.

“At the time we felt terribly alone, none of our friends seemed to be like us. Now, it all seems
horribly common. Every Second came out of that experience.”

Director Shannon Murphy is thrilled to be bringing this play to an audience for the first time. “I
believe Vanessa to be one of our country’s greatest female playwrights. The structure of her work
and the truth and vulnerability of her characters are incredibly unique. Her talent is being
recognised overseas and I want Australia to have the opportunity to see her newest work and
experience the world premiere before it goes offshore.”

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The Shoehorn Sonata

All Venues - The Shoehorn Sonata - poster, e-flyer

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by | July 7, 2014 · 12:02 am

RUTHLESS! The Musical 19 June – 5 July

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Producer ALISTAIR THOMSON and director LISA FRESHWATER are thrilled to announce that their new independent theatre company THE THEATRE DIVISION will produce the Sydney Premiere season of RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL, playing an exclusive three-week season from 20 June to 5 July 2014 as part of The 2014 Reginald Season at The Seymour Centre.

Winner of the New York Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical, RUTHLESS! is a razor sharp send-up of the entertainment business, full of witty one- liners, bright, brassy show tunes and ingenious plot twists. RUTHLESS! turns housewives into movie stars, grandmothers into grand dames, and children into sociopaths, all the while parodying Broadway and Hollywood classics Gypsy, Mame, The Women, The Bad Seed and All About Eve.

The Sydney premiere of this hilarious dark comedy stars an all-female cast featuring musical theatre favourites KATRINA RETALLICK, MEREDITH O’REILLY, MARGI DE FERRANTI and CAITLIN BERRY, with the iconic GERALDINE TURNER as Broadway critic Lita Encore.

THE THEATRE DIVISION is an emerging independent theatre company established in 2014 by producer Alistair Thomson and director Lisa Freshwater to develop, produce and tour popular, innovative live entertainment.

Productions will range from intimate solo shows and regional tours to concerts and large-scale theatrical productions. THE THEATRE DIVISION is the culmination of Thomson and Freshwater’s creative partnership that has seen the production of the charity concerts Raise the Roof! and Hats Off! and the Launchpad cabaret seasons. Freshwater directed the new Australian musicals Every Single Saturday and Life Force and Thomson produced the Sydney premiere of Follies at the SOH.

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“HILARIOUS… it is beyond praise!” New York Daily News
“Merry mayhem…Malicious, delicious and a total joy.” New York Observer

“A spoof that has enough absurd plot twists and multiple identities to fill several old movies…the fun comes from the sheer brazenness” The New York Times

“Wild amusement” New York Post
“A wonderfully smart and funny send up of every Broadway brat from Gypsy to The

Bad Seed…loaded with campy wit and charm.” Variety

Thursday 19 June Saturday 5 July
Performances: Tuesday Saturday 7.30pm; Wednesday 1pm; Saturday 2pm Prices: Adult $49; Concession / Preview / Groups (10+) $42;

Multi-Tix $39.20*
*Multi-Tix: Must purchase more than one
Reginald Season production. Available by phone or in person at the Box Office

Bookings: 02 9351 7940 or
For further media enquiries:-
Amanda Buckworth, AB Publicity M: 0413 949 140 E:

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The GLUGS blog serves as a What’s On listing of shows we’ve seen or are looking forward to seeing in Sydney theatres. It also alerts to upcoming luncheons and opportunities to connect with The GLUGS.

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