Con2TheCabaret: Fire & Ice

Be dazzled, hoodwinked and scandalised by some ofcabaret’s newest stars!


The Musical Theatre students of Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University will lie to you, cheat on you and after it’s all said and done, beg you to forgive them in this intriguing self-crafted cabaret.

Con2TheCabaret is the perfect blend of traditional, contemporary and never-before heard arrangements of some ofthe world’s most evocative and treasured songs, devised and directed by award-winning composer/playwright Megan Shorey.

“It’s an up-close and personal show — in every sense!” she promises.

“In developing the show’s content, the students were asked to reflect on the theme of Fire & Ice, and bring repertoire to the table that evokes and represents how they feel about this.

Award-winning composer/playwright Megan Shorey will lead the musical theatre students for Con2TheCabaret
Award-winning composer/playwright Megan Shorey will lead the musical theatre students for Con2TheCabaret

“We then take this repertoire from all genres and eras and play with it — taking familiar songs in their truest form and turning them on their head for a fresh perspective, while working in new and original pieces.”

“The cabaret is being crafted and brought together in our black box theatre, which is an exciting venture for us, as we transform the space into a secret club!” she says.

Megan is working closely with Australia’s emerging triple threat stars to generate the unique cabaret performance, which will be proudly presented by the Queensland Cabaret Festival 2015.

For Paul Sabey, who leads the Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium, the show presents another opportunity for the students to learn the skills required to enter professional life as creative and flexible contemporary performers.

“Working with professionals like Megan and performing as part of an incredible event such as the Queensland Cabaret Festival is a wonderful opportunity for the students to experience life on stage,” he says.

“It’s real-life, intensive training in acting and improvisation, speech, voice, singing, dance and movement – and best of all, it allows Brisbane audiences the chance to see the next rising stars in the musical theatre scene.”

Con2TheCabaret will be presented in eight shows at the Queensland Conservatorium Burke Street Studios, 8 Burke Street, Woolloongabba. Tickets available from qtix

  • Friday 12 June at 7.30pm
  • Saturday 13 June at 7.30pm
  • Tuesday 16 June at 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 17 June at 7.30pm
  • Thursday 18 June at 7.30pm
  • Friday 19 June at 7.30pm
  • Saturday 20 June at 2.30pm&7.30pm

Please note: This production contains adult themes and strong language.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Marino, 0418 799 544, [email protected]