4th Annual Melbourne Cabaret Festival Calls for Submissions; Deadline Feb 2013


The Melbourne Cabaret Festival calls for submissions to perform in its fourth annual festival. The Festival will kick off on Wednesday 26 June 2013 with an Opening Gala at Australia’s largest capacity theatre, the Palais Theatre, then cabaret will burst upon stages all across Melbourne until the Closing Gala on Sunday 7 July.

Last year the Festival experienced multiple sold-out shows, attracting more than 8,000 audience members which was 83 percent up on last year and 150% up on the inaugural Festival in 2010.

To perform in one of Victoria’s fastest growing and most exciting festivals, performers should submit via http://melbournecabaret.com/perform-in-2013. Submissions close at the end of February.

The Festival also announced the line-up for its end-of-year show / fundraiser at The Butterfly Club. Tix from $18. Book at www.thebutterflyclub.com. Details below.

Friday 14 December 10.30pm
Host: The Dirk
Gillian Cosgriff, Benny Dimas, Zuleika Khan,Tom Dickins

Saturday 15 December 10.30pm
Host: The Dirk
Sarah Gaul, Jamie Burgess, Han Day accompanied by Drew Downing, Benny Dimas

The Festival also announced hit show ‘Candice McQueen: Nasty!’ (starring London’s Spanky) will return to tour Australia in 2013. Confirmed dates and venues are:

The Spiegeltent, Monday 18 to Sunday 24 February

Slide Lounge, Thursday 28 February (Mardi Gras parade week)

Holden Street Theatres, Friday 1 to Monday 4 March
The Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights, Wednesday 6 March

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