New Cabaret Festival announced for 2014

The Con's Muiscal Theatre students perform on stage

The Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will partner with Brisbane Powerhouse, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Arts Centre Gold Coast and Ipswich Civic Centre to bring a new state-wide festival to audiences from 6-15 June, 2014.

According to Queensland Cabaret Festival co-creative producers Kris Stewart and Alison St. Ledger the festival is set to bring Queenslanders the best of local and international cabaret.

Kris Stewart explains that the “Queensland Cabaret Festival builds upon the Brisbane Cabaret festival foundations and takes it to another level — there’ll be international and Australian performers covering the sequin-spangled heights of cabaret in all its forms.”

“If you enjoy great music, dance, circus and burlesque, delivered with drama, humour and glamour then you’ll be right at home during Queensland Cabaret Festival.”

Co-creative producer Alison St. Ledger encourages everyone to submit their shows and get involved.

“We want artists that will shock, entertain and seduce an audience; no idea is too wild.”

Queensland Conservatorium Director Professor Scott Harrison believes the new festival is a perfect fit for the Con and will be the ultimate showcase of music and dance.

“It will be a perfect opportunity for our star performers from musical theatre to take to the stage alongside national and international talent, while we continue to extend our relationship with local performing arts organisations,” he says.

Submissions from participants will be accepted until December 20. All information can be found at