Australia’s next generation of cabaret superstars will launch their careers at The Sydney Cabaret Competition: Grand Final hosted by ‘International Queen of Cabaret’ Trevor Ashley.

On the night nine performers will each perform their own short cabaret shows, and we’re thrilled to announce our Grand Finalists: Nyssa Milligan, Irene Nicola, Katelin Koprivec, Sarah Murr, Naomi Livingston, Rachael Gillfeather, Ali Calder, Billie Palin and Clare Ellen O’Connor.

One lucky winner will receive a career changing prize and will go on to perform at the festival’s closing night. Our judging panel of distinguished international entertainers will also select a runner up and the audience will choose their favourite to receive an award from a total prize pool valued at over $5,000.

The Sydney Cabaret Competition has already seen contestants compete throughout June in three separate heats. Each heat was overseen by some of Australia’s most valued entertainers, including Catherine Alcorn, Matt Lee and Margi De Ferranti, who helped select our nine grand finalists.

Come support local talent and live music at the Grand Final of the Sydney Cabaret Competition.


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7:30PM – Wednesday, 10th July 2019
2.5 hours

@Seymour Centre
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Archery productions are proud to present the first annual Sydney Cabaret Competition in 2019.

Our aim is to find and foster cabaret superstars.

Cabaret has a rich history in Australia – and this competition follows in the remarkable footsteps of our friends at Your Management International and The Australian Cabaret Showcase, who discovered a decade of artists who’ve all gone on to brighter futures in the industry, including Tom Sharah, Melody Beck, Alexis Fishman, Toby Francis, Sheridan Harbridge, Marika Aubrey and Gillian Cosgriff.

Cabaret is a funny beast – we know it combines any mixture of singing, drama, performance, comedy or art – but executed perfectly, leaves the audience wondering  if ‘cabaret’ can really be defined if each performance is so different.

It can be about anything – relationships, memoir, satire, politics, sex, aliens?

Which is why it’s our privilege to find…excuse our lack of a more unique phrase….Australia’s next Cabaret Star and first annual winner of the Sydney Cabaret Competition.

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