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Life’s no drag for Rhubarb
It’s been a long journey to the Sydney Opera House stage for performer Ricky Beirao, AKA drag queen Rhubarb Rouge: from humble beginnings in his home country of Brazil, to a tough stint as a bullied teen...
- Posted 92 days ago
British cabaret duo Frisky and Mannish are set to hit Australian shores this month. The musical comedy twosome are travelling from Perth to headline the Aurora Group’s Fat Tuesday charity fundraiser on February 12 before turning their...
- Posted 104 days ago
Knock backs and garden tracks
Last year was a rough one for one of Melbourne’s most popular performers, the quick-witted and dainty Dolly Diamond. After a heart-wrenching break-up, she jetted off to her UK homeland for four months. In her grief came...
- Posted 125 days ago
Rolling in the Cabaret
The Adele cabaret show that has toured nationally is finally heading south for Melbourne fans of the smokey-voiced, musical powerhouse. The show that has proved to be a smash hit with the LGBTI community in Brisbane, Sydney...
- Posted 127 days ago
Surf, sex and schizophrenia
Meet Chicklet: a 16-year-old finding herself sexually in 1960s America. Life was tough enough for a teenage girl of the time as everyday ideals of women and status were flipped on their heads. But add schizophrenia and the fact...
- Posted 139 days ago
Woman on the verge
Fresh from a ‘dry run’ in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, drag diva Polly Filla brings her hilarious and at times heartfelt new show to Melbourne audiences for Midsumma. Kitsch in Synch presents Filla as a...
- Posted 155 days ago
Brazilian diva Melbourne-bound
It’s confession time and Brazilian drag star Rhubarb Rouge has more than a few things to say when her show, Confessions of a Drag Queen hits Melbourne’s Midsumma Festival next year. Rouge has played out three successful...
- Posted 160 days ago
Another kind of grand final
The 10th Annual Cabaret Showcase stages its grand finale on December 22 at The Basement, Sydney. The pressure escalates as 12 of the most outstanding cabaret finalists from around Australia compete to win the ultimate prize: their...
- Posted 161 days ago
Given the furore that greeted the announcement of his latest production, it seemed appropriate that the Star Observer spoke to Trevor Ashley on Transgender Remembrance Day. Ashley’s Little Orphan Trashley, a Christmas panto opening at the Sydney...
- Posted 175 days ago
Summer with Mum
The Kings Cross Hotel have announced the extended season of the smash hit cabaret Mum’s In: Stories from Razorhurst. The extended season will give residents and tourists to Kings Cross the chance to experience local history in...
- Posted 178 days ago