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Mastering the Art: September Cabaret Master Class

“Frankly, I don’t think you can afford not to see what’s going on if you’re really serious about performing…”

 – Bob Harrington, The Cabaret Artist’s Handbook

 

Melbourne Cabaret Masterclass

with Dr. Kim Edwards 

Learn:

* How to choose repertoire for cabaret

* How to perform songs cabaret-style

* How to analyse song lyrics

* How to workshop audition pieces

* How to improve your performance skills

See behind-the-scenes of crafting cabaret, as performers learn how analyse, develop and recreate songs in this public workshop.

 

Date: Wednesday Sept 1

Time: 8pm

Venue: The Butterfly Club, 204 Bank St, Sth Melbourne

Duration: 70 mins

Tickets: Conc $17.00, Full $22.00, Group $17.00

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/event.php?eid=148690575157426

 

  

Cabaret Course Performance Nights

A taste of cabaret…!

Box Hill TAFE graduates of the Creating Solo Cabarets course present extracts from their developing shows: an eclectic, unexpected and entertaining evening of performances from emerging cabaret artists.

Featuring:  

Thur: Stephanie Price, Kate Osborn, Jennifer Coles
Fri: Tracy Tarr, Cassie Elliget, Jennifer Coles
Sat: Stephanie Price, Kate Osborn, Elizabeth McFarlane
Sun: Tracy Tarr, Cassie Elliget, Elizabeth McFarlane

 

Accompanied by: Rowland Brache

 

Date: Thur – Sun Sept 16-19

Time: 7.00pm (6pm Sun)

Venue: The Butterfly Club

Tickets: $22

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111521225570446&ref=mf

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Applications Closing: Three Places Left For Cabaret Course

Last chance for Creating Solo Cabaret course in 2009

Applications are now closing for the August-September course at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne’s premiere cabaret venue.   Creating Solo Cabaret is the only intensive short course in Australia on developing professional cabaret, and co-ordinator Dr. Kim Edwards is an expert in her field of cabaret and an experienced director, dramaturg, writer and performer.

There are currently only three places still available for this unique opportunity.   Moreover, the successful applicants for this month’s course enjoy the bargain of two special bonus features*, while paying the regular price.

1. The Creating Solo Cabaret course now runs over six weeks, rather than five.   That means a bonus workshop focussed entirely on developing songs, and designed specifically around the repertoire of students involved.

2. There are now two Performance Nights instead of one, whereupon students have the opportunity to perform their developing work twice with the benefit of additional feedback.

SoloCabaretCourse

Dates:
Workshops (Two hours)
Session One  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 17
Session Two  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 24
Session Three  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Aug 31
Master Class (Two hours)
Session Four  7:30-9:30pm, Monday Sept 7
Rehearsal (Three hours)
Session Five  7:30-10:30pm, Monday Sept 14
Performance Nights (A 75-minute performance plus follow-up discussion)
Session Six  8.00-11:00pm, Tuesday/Wednesday Sept 22/23

Cost: $480 inclusive

Contact: playright@optusnet.com.au for an application or for more information

Theatre People
In Focus: Kim Edwards
http://theatrepeople.com.au/feature_articles/2009/may/20090524_tp_infocus_kimedwards.htm

Arts Hub
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.artshub.com.au.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/au/news.asp?catId=1069&sc=0&sId=169464

Facebook Group
Creating Solo Cabaret
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=793560557#/group.php?gid=60549178072

* The curriculum and structuring changes have been made in response to enthusiastic student feedback, with requests for additional class and contact time with the co-ordinator.   They are also the result of audience demand, whereby Performance Nights were continually selling out, and friends and family were missing out on the debut of Melbourne’s newest cabaret artists.

The Secret Life Of A Secretary: A Quirky New Cabaret

PAs, receptionists, admin staff and office workers of the world unite!  

You have nothing to lose, but… all that job stress this week when you laugh it all off with your colleagues in this great theatre night out!

We all know what really goes on in a corporate office – the backstabbing, the romance, the dramas…   Finally, here’s one secretary who isn’t afraid to talk (and even sing) about it!

The Secret Life of a Secretary
The Secret Life of a Secretary

Melbourne performer Claire de Freitas is springing straight out of the most recent Creating Solo Cabaret course and into her own feisty, frazzled and funny look at life in the corporate world.   This new and quirky debut show isn’t afraid to open the office briefcase and poke fun at all the crazy, cheeky, sexy things that go on behind the water cooler, under the business suits, and on those boardroom tables…

Turn off the work pager, slip off the high heels, unbutton the power jacket, and sit back with Miss Byrd as The Office meets Sex and the City for your chance to enjoy glamour, gossip – and one hell of a lunch break!

 

Performed and written by Claire de Freitas

Directed by Kim Edwards

Accompanied by Cameron Thomas

Venue: The Butterfly Club
                204 Bank St, South Melbourne

Dates: Thursday 27th – Sunday 30th August

Times: 7.00pm Thurs to Sat; 6.00pm on Sun

Ticket price: $22 Full/$17 Concession or groups of 8 or more

Bookings: www.thebutterflyclub.com

Duration: 60 minutes approx

On Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=101760342452

Cabaret Masterclass: A Unique Opportunity For Performers

THIS SUNDAY NIGHT JULY 12TH…

Want to do a better audition?

Give a better performance?

Create a better show?

 

Want to learn how to prepare a song for cabaret?

 

I’m running a one-off masterclass* at The Butterfly Club this Sunday July 12th at 8.30pm. The class is designed for:

 

1. Singers developing audition songs or looking to improve their performance skills

2. Performers workshopping new material for upcoming shows

3. New artists who are interested in finding out about cabaret

 

If you’ve been interested in the Creating Solo Cabaret course, but are not ready to take the plunge, this is a great chance to come along and get your feet wet by seeing how I work and teach.  

 

This is an unusual opportunity to see cabaret creating in action!  

Plus, you only pay normal Club ticket prices ($22/$17) rather than class fees. Bargain!!!!

Cheers,

Kim Edwards

 

BOOK NOW: www.thebutterflyclub.com

You can RSVP if you’re on Facebook

Play Right Theatre Productions
Play Right Theatre Productions
 
 
 

*A masterclass is an open cabaret lesson where you, the audience, get to learn about the craft by:

1. Hearing me talk about how cabaret works

2. Seeing cabaret artists perform songs they’re working on

3. Experiencing a unique public workshop as I develop their cabaret material with them.