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Backpack On Productions light up February 2019 with the launch of The Gasworks Cabaret Project

BY Sassy Red PR | 05-Dec-2018
Bringing an outstanding variety of Cabaret shows and workshops to the Gasworks Arts Park for four days only in February 2019, The Gasworks Cabaret Project launches the year at this much-loved venue with a (sassy) bang.
The Gasworks Cabaret Project
With an all female line-up including multi ARIA award-winning jazz singer Sally Cameron, Green Room award-winning female a cappella group Ginger and Tonic, acclaimed musician and comedian Selina Jenkins, multi award-winning performer Jude Perl, and The Candy Topps - with a children’s cabaret show for our littlest arts lovers, The Candy Totts - The Gasworks Cabaret Project is a celebration of some of our finest Cabaret artists. A series of workshops have also been scheduled to educate and inspire artists and audiences alike on the possibilities of singing, performing, and producing theatre.

“Cabaret blends two things we love - music and stories. There's a genuine feeling of spontaneity and unpredictability at a cabaret show”, explain producers and artists Jane Patterson and Laura Burzacott.

“As artists we've been able to approach this event from a unique perspective, having performed at festivals and events ourselves for many years. Working with other artists and being able to provide them with support and a joyful experience is a very rewarding part of putting on an event like this. As with our first successful festival - The Bright Cabaret Festival - we aim to appeal to a broad range of age groups and have a variety of shows in the program, including a show for kids. We've chosen pieces that entertain but also tell great stories. This kind of event is a unique one to the Gasworks calendar and a first for the Port Phillip region.”

Avid lovers of Cabaret are also invited to attend the exclusive Gala Night held on the 19th of February. Experience a taste of The Gasworks Cabaret Project on this hosted evening with preview performances from the artists, as well as special guest performers. The Gala Night will showcase an array of excellent talent and offer guests a sophisticated sample of the main event.

Founded in 2017 by Laura Burzacott and Jane Patterson, Backpack on Productions is passionate about community engagement and creating joyful and enriching experiences for audiences, as well as fulfilling opportunities for artists. After the success of their first event in 2018, The Bright Cabaret Festival, they have developed The Gasworks Cabaret Project with a determination to build on the growing and unique artistic vibrancy in the Port Phillip region and to provide an opportunity for audiences to experience outstanding cabaret talent.