Melbourne Cabaret Festival – Opening Soiree
To mark the return of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival, we’re bringing back the dazzle to our famous Opening Soiree.
We’ll have you dancing* the night away with three hand-picked acts from across the festival program, hosted by St Kilda icon and comedy genius Rachel Berger.
First up, we’re introducing Melbourne audiences to ‘Frankly’ – it’s synonymous with honestly, and when you hang out together that's what to expect.
Frankly will be followed by Matthew Hadgraft’s homage to the undisputed worldwide emperor of glam pop when he previews his festival show ‘Elton John – Your Song’.
If you’re not yet out of your seats, the final act will jet propel you to the dance floor. Enjoy Sun Rising – The Songs That Made Memphis, a critically acclaimed show which pays homage to the birthplace of rock n roll and the greatest recording studio in music history: Sun Records in Memphis. Join Damon Smith, David Cosma and their seasoned band as they take you on a musical journey featuring iconic artists like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more.
*that’s right, for the first time in our 12-year history, thanks to our new venue MEMO we have a dance floor at the back of the room at our Opening Soiree!