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Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017

Presented by Brisbane Powerhouse, QPAC and Queensland Cabaret Foundation

After three successful years, the Queensland Cabaret Festival is returning in 2017. This year boasts an impressive selection of international and Australian performers ready to set stages alight at Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) and Queensland Multicultural Centre this June.

Cabaret comes in many forms, but at its heart, it is a form of storytelling. It can be stunningly beautiful as well as thrilling and hilarious. It’s an ever-changing evolution of ideas and performances, a mix of music, song, dance, comedy and movement.

Many think of cabaret as an evening stroll down a Paris cobblestone street, falling into a small wine bar and listing to Edith Piaf covers. However, it is so much more. Originating in the city of love, it has evolved and taken over performance spaces across the world, offering intimate, heartfelt performances, soulful recitals and comical narratives.

Queensland Cabaret Festival 2017 invites you behind the red velvet curtain to discover the scintillating world of cabaret! From spine-tingling home-grown talents, to international sensations, this year’s Festival tells stories of love, loss, passion and fame. Performing across three venues this year, immerse yourself in the sublime acoustics of QPAC’s Concert Hall, feel the heat with the intimacy of Brisbane Powerhouse, then discover new and exciting local talent at Queensland Multicultural Centre.

Whether you want an evening soaked in nostalgia or a contemporary romp of music re-imagined, this year’s Festival will connect with your musical soul and leave you singing out for more.

Brisbane Powerhouse thanks our Queensland Cabaret Festival sponsors Ernst and YoungSofitel Brisbane Central and JCDecaux.  

Festival Events

Song Lines

An evening of music from the Eagles to Troy Cassar-Daley, Archie Roach to AC/DC

Cabaret

Song Lines

THU 01 JUNE, 2017

Seven On Sinatra

A night to celebrate the Leader of the Pack, Frank Sinatra

Cabaret

Seven On Sinatra

FRI 02 JUNE, 2017

Felix Riebl

One of Australia’s most accomplished songwriters and musicians

Cabaret

Felix Riebl

In Your Arms

FRI 02 JUNE, 2017 - SOLD OUT

The Really Real Housewife of Surfers Paradise

This comedy cabaret will have you laughing your mink eyelashes off!

BLUE

"Queenie van de Zandt thrills with her rich, passionate voice." Herald Sun

Cabaret

BLUE

The Songs of Joni Mitchell

SAT 03 JUNE, 2017

Cabaret Showcase

The next generation of cabaret superstars

Cabaret

Cabaret Showcase

WED 07 JUNE, 2017

Bridget Everett & Murray Hill Live!

Stars of Inside Amy Schumer and Club SWIZZLE join forces

In the Warm Room

Fall in love all over again

The Foxy Morons: I ♥ a Sunburnt C*ntry

"Intelligent, sexy, and confronting cabaret...It’s pure genius.” Anywhere Festival

Cabaret

The Foxy Morons: I ♥ a Sunburnt C*ntry

FRI 09 JUNE, 2017

The Devil Wears Leigh Buchanan

Heart-rending song and catwalk comedy

Cabaret

The Devil Wears Leigh Buchanan

FRI 09 JUNE, 2017

Modern Māori Quartet

"Billed as the new face of Māori showbands...entertainment at its best.” Theatreview

Cabaret

Modern Māori Quartet

That’s Us!

SAT 10 JUNE, 2017

Soldier’s Wife

True stories of the wives and widows of war veterans' sung by talented Queensland songwriters.

Cabaret

Soldier’s Wife

SAT 10 JUNE, 2017

Promise & Promiscuity

"...a delight to behold.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Alan Cumming

“One of the most fun people in show business.” TIME Magazine

Cabaret

Alan Cumming

THU 15 JUNE, 2017

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