NEW | Cabaret in the Glen


Inaugural Cabaret Festival for Syd Northern Beaches

Glen Street Theatre is proud to announce the program for the inaugural Cabaret in the Glen, the first cabaret festival on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and North Shore. Over five days and nights, and across two live stages, Glen Street Theatre will transform into a glorious feast of entertainment, theatre, music, art and conversation. From film to live music concerts, panel events and cabaret, Cabaret in the Glen will be positively bursting at the seams.

“We are thrilled to present to you our very first program, chock-full of showbiz’ greatest performing artists. We have music icons. We have theatre royalty, we have the kings and queens of cabaret, and I’m proud to say they’re all from our own backyard,” said Artistic Director for the Festival, Catherine Alcorn. “The artists in our program have performed all over the world to critical acclaim and now they’re here in your very own theatre and ready to knock your socks off!” 

Don’t miss the inaugural Cabaret In The Glen Festival. It is sure to be a popular addition to the northern beaches entertainment calendar.


SWING ON THIS starring Rob Mills, Luke Kennedy, Michael Falzon and Ben Mingay.

SWING ON THIS – Opening Night Gala
Starring Michael Falzon, Luke Kennedy, Rob Mills & Ben Mingay
Wednesday 18 October, 7.30pm
Four of Australia’s leading stage and screen stars come together in Swing on This and will be officially opening the festival in a black-tie opening night gala performance.

Starring David Campbell & John Bucchino
Thursday 19 October, 2pm
ARIA award-winning performer and Australian television icon, David Campbell, is delighted to announce the screening of his acclaimed live performance of his latest Top 40 album, David Campbell Sings John Bucchino recorded live at Hayes Theatre Co. 

Starring Maeve Marsden & Libby Wood
Thursday 19 October, 7.30pm
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Mother’s Ruin has played to sold out crowds with critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Fringe World Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Festival of Voices.

Starring Michael Griffiths
Thursday 19 October, 9pm
Direct from standing ovations at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths is Madonna. No accent, costume or wig; just ‘Madge’ leading you on a journey through her tough life and tender songs. Strike a pose, get in the groove and express yourself as Madonna opens her heart.

Starring Michael Griffiths
Friday 20 October, 2pm
Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths explores the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day. Hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom. Cole premiered at the 2015 Adelaide Cabaret Festival by invitation of Barry Humphries and was the top-rated cabaret show at Edinburgh Fringe 2016.

Starring Marney McQueen
Friday 20 October, 6pm
Hunnies! An unmissable full-body experience as former Miss Leningrad, celebrity bikini waxer Rosa Waxoffski spills the sequins from the pages of her star-studded celebrity appointment book in this comedy cabaret exposé. 

Trevor Ashley as Liza Minnelli.

LIZA’S BACK (is broken!)
Starring Trevor Ashley
Friday 20 October, 7.30pm
There is no doubt about it – Liza Minnelli is a true Broadway legend. However, her appearances on the musical stage have been few and far between, and she’s only ever sung in a couple of true movie musicals. So, what would happen if Liza decided to perform all the great Broadway roles she never got to play, in one special night? LIZA’S BACK! (is broken) explores the parts that Minnelli should have done over the last 40 years – those great leading lady roles from Mame to Grizabella to Norma Desmond and all others in between. Ever wanted to see Liza tackle Wicked? Then this is the show for you!

Starring Olivia Charalambous & Simone Page-Jones
Saturday 21 October & Sunday 22 October, 11am
Imagine what it’s like to stay up all night! One night Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and instead of going to sleep, stays up very, very late to party with the Magnificent Moon. 

Starring Catherine Alcorn
Saturday 21 October, 6pm
Catherine Alcorn lets it all out after her nomination for Best Cabaret Show at the 2016 Sydney Theatre Awards. Hailed as “magnificent” and “masterful” with “a voice to die for”, Catherine’s intimate new show sizzles with craftily concocted interpretations of songs by our decade’s demigods that boldly blur the lines of rock and rap, blues and bluegrass, Blondie to Beyonce.  

Starring Bernadette Robinson
Saturday 21 October, 7.30pm
Incandescent songs and stories: spend an evening with star of Songs For Nobodies and Pennsylvania Avenue, Bernadette Robinson. Robinson is masterful in her ability to inhabit a song. In her new concert, Calling All Angels Bernadette brings her thrilling voice and stagecraft to the songs of luminaries like Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand and Aretha Franklin. 

Starring Yana Alana
Saturday 21 October, 9pm
Australia’s very own Diva extraordinaire, the feather ruffler, the rabble rouser, the cabaret provocateur Yana Alana, takes to the stage in this bent night of blues, burlesque and blame, joined by her long-suffering band the Paranas, Louis Goh on keys and Bec Matthews on kit. 


Presented by Sally Hare
Sunday 22 October, 2pm
Join five powerful femme fatales of tap dance, rhythm and song as they present a snapshot of female life one shuffle-hop-step at a time. From Boogie Woogie to Beyoncé, Adele to Astaire, Girls On Tap pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh and funky. This is Australian tap dance at its best.

LOVE SONGS  Closing Night
Presented by Kate Ceberano & Paul Grabowsky
Sunday 22 October, 5:30pm
Join five powerful femme fatales of tap dance, rhythm and song as they present a snapshot of female life one shuffle-hop-step at a time. From Boogie Woogie to Beyoncé, Adele to Astaire, Girls On Tap pays homage to the past while keeping it fresh and funky. This is Australian tap dance at its best.

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