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Headline acts announced for return of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival

Mick Pacholli
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Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated return from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 July 2023.  Festival Producer Neville Sice revealed that two of Australia’s favourite acts, RnB songstress Prinnie Stevens and award-winning music comedy trio The Kransky Sisters will headline the festival.

Sice stated, “We were determined to mark our return with two of Australia’s most-loved, high-calibre cabaret shows, and that’s exactly what audiences will receive.” 

After a bruising three years due to Covid restrictions, the festival has found a new home in the iconic art deco MEMO Music Hall in St Kilda. The adjoining hidden gem upstairs in the St Kilda RSL, The Ruby Carter Lounge, will also host boutique and intimate performances. “We are so delighted to return to the City of Port Phillip, where we started the Festival 12 years ago,” added Sice.

Prinnie Stevens will perform ‘Lady Sings The Blues’, a story about women in song, their hurts, struggles, and pain. The show features the songs of greats such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and iconic modern voices like Beyonce, Whitney and Sade. The audience will be transported to a speakeasy in New York and into the very heart of the star of the show Prinnie Stevens.

The Kransky Sisters will perform ‘Assorted Nuts’, a spicy mix of their hot hits. This eccentric trio of siblings from Esk will share their nutty stories and songs, including well-known tunes with a peculiar spin, played on an eclectic mix of instruments including musical saw, tuba and old reed keyboard. The show promises to be a delightful if not disturbing experience.

The full festival program will be revealed in early May, with Neville Sice predicting an eclectic line-up. “We received well over 100 show applications which is an incredibly positive and welcoming sign of optimism from cabaret performers excited to resume their performing careers and eager to enthusiastically support the return of the festival in its twelfth year.”

Headline Act Information

Prinnie Stevens in ‘Lady Sings The Blues’

Venue: MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda (entry via Albert St)

Date: Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 July 2023

Time: Doors open at 7:50pm, show starts at 8:15pm

Duration: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

Preview video: click here

Tickets:From $55 to $65 +booking fees

Bookings: www.melbournecabaret.com

headline acts announced for return of the melbourne cabaret festival

The Kransky Sisters – ‘Assorted Nuts’ 

Venue: MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda (entry via Albert St)

Date: Saturday 8 July 2023

Time: Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm

Duration: Approximately 70 minutes with no intermission

Preview video: click here

Tickets: From $55 to $65 +booking fees

Bookings: www.melbournecabaret.com

Melbourne Cabaret Festival 2021

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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