Award Winning Cabaret Artist Previews New Show About Migration In Australia
A cabaret tale exploring one the most colourful times in Australian history, the arrival of the Greeks!
Created and performed by award winning cabaret star Michaela Burger (Exposing Edith), A Migrant's Son is an extraordinary new work exploring powerful true stories of Greek migration to Australia in the 1930's.
?This is a cabaret tale about a man, the son of a poor migrant, who defied all odds and rose above his circumstances.
From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at age seven, down opal mines in Coober Pedy at age sixteen and opening a chain of discount supermarkets in Adelaide, his road was not one for the faint-hearted.
His sheer determination to make something of his life is comical and dramatic, as he pushes through life with an unstoppable force, breaks the rules and strives to give his family the life that they deserve.
With incredible historical stories, all brought to life through original compositions by Burger, A Migrant's Son features modern arrangements of traditional instruments including the bouzouki and oud by Dave Higgins.
Described by Kate Ceberano as 'an asset to the cabaret community', Burger is the recipient of the award for Best Cabaret Adelaide Fringe 2016, winner 2015 International Cabaret Contest and has been nominated for a Helpmann Academy Award for Best Cabaret Performer 2016. In addition to touring extensively with her hit show Exposing Edith (the life and songs of Edith Piaf), her most recent performing credits include Can You hear Colour? (Patch Theatre/2018 Adelaide Festival), Rumpelstiltskin (State Theatre SA/Windmill Co.) and Brel: The Immortal Troubadour (2017 Adelaide Cabaret Festival).
A Migrant's Son, Melbourne previews, run from 28th May to 2nd June at The Butterfly Club. This Melbourne-only-sneak-preview is not to be missed. Book now at thebutterflyclub.com