Slide announces new annual cabaret festival

Sydney’s most famous cabaret venue, Slide, will produce its first annual Cabaret Festival from Monday 6 February – Saturday March 3, 2012 announcing over 23 artists from the United States of America, France and Australia including interstate artists from Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.

TV stars, comedians and cabaret divas feature in the festival lineup boasting Phil Scott (Priscilla, Wharf Revue), Michael Griffiths (Jersey Boys, Adelaide Cabaret Festival), Marney McQueen (Hairspray, Rosa Wax), El Circo, David Raleigh (NYC), Toby Francis (2010 Cabaret Showcase Winner), Catherine Alcorn (The Divine Miss Bette, Monday Night Live) and Marika Aubrey (Redhead) as just some of the names on this extensive program.

The program, produced and curated by Catherine Alcorn (Marketing Manger/Producer) and Marc Kuzma (Creative Director), presents Sydney with a seasonally diverse selection of theatre, musical theatre and cabaret shows perfectly suited to align with Mardi Gras 2012.

Festival Opening Night will occur on Monday 6 February where patrons will be invited to walk the red carpet and witness a star-studded line-up of talented cabaret artists featured in the Festival including sneak peek performances by Kelfi & Fikel, Tom Sharah, Marika Aubrey and Marney McQueen.

The festival will round off with an open door Mardi Gras parade party on Saturday 3rd March.

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