Applications Open for Adelaide Cabaret Festival’s Class of Cabaret 2023

A unique opportunity exists for talented Year 10 and 11 performing arts students to perform at the world’s biggest cabaret festival and learn from some of Australia’s best cabaret stars.…

Kota Banks poised to illuminate Adelaide at The Lab

Jessica Porfiri is the protagonist of her own story. A self-confessed theatre kid who started singing lessons at the age of seven and naturally gravitated towards music as a career.…

Composer Benji Riggs premieres musical The Boy with the Golden Fox

Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens are some of the iconic muses cited by Australian composer Benji Riggs, who has embarked on the ambitious task of writing the book and music…

Samuel Lau on forging artistic identity, finding community

Who am I? Where do I fit? Why do I feel this way? Such ubiquitous notions could be easily dismissed, but these thoughts have been the driving force behind Samuel…

Shamisen star Noriko Tadano on culture, music, mentors

Japanese musician Noriko Tadano has carved out a niche for herself in the Australian music scene. She has a rare talent coupled with charm and professionalism which has seen her…

Piano woman Emma Knights makes sweet music, creates community

Emma Knights is proudly South Australian. The Adelaide-based freelance musician and founder of Emma Knights Productions has been in business for nearly a decade during which she has established connections…

Project manager to professional musician – Josh Morphett on meaningful career choices

Adelaide-based musician Josh Morphett is no stranger to hard work. Having studied piano and guitar since he was six and singing in his teens, he realised that singing didn’t come…

2022 UMBRELLA FESTIVAL OPENS TONIGHT

Adelaide is truly the City of Music and will be hosting Music SA’s Umbrella Festival from Friday 1 July until Sunday 31 July. Starting today, over 200 live music events…

Musings on art: passing time with Waldo

When I have been reading Emerson, I see a deeper beauty in many things. The voices of the past offer refreshing insight that is seldom celebrated in modern life, and…

Immeasurable imaginations: learning through play

I often read children’s books so that I never lose my childlike imagination, that fertile ground from which robust flora blooms. Witnessing a child’s cognitive development is, personally, one of…

Taming the tormented artist

The choice to pursue a creative career is noble, yet daunting, and talent alone is no guarantee of success. Driven by passion, resilience, and creative effort one traverses a non-linear…

Who am I: a quest for artistic identity

When considering how to express oneself in any creative domain, it is natural to seek the opinion of others. Artists need mentors, and external validation may provide encouragement in competitive…

Creative Authenticity: finding poetry and beauty in the everyday

I’ve recently revisited a book that I read last year while in lockdown, it was as uplifting then as it is now. Creative Authenticity was written by painter Ian Roberts…

Priceless time: how do you spend it?

Time. You never seem to have enough of it yet there’s so much you’d like to be doing with it. We each get the same number of hours in a…

Review: A Box of Memories A Musical

The Jade staged an ambitious and intriguing new Australian work by father-daughter creative team Erin McKellar and Duncan McKellar. Their small-scale one-act musical A Box of Memories aims to bring…

Review: SeaStar Rock

The Box at the Garden of Unearthly Delights was packed with eager children ready to dance the afternoon away with the cast of SeaStar Rock, a children’s entertainment group who…

Review: San Ureshi and Friends

The Nexus Arts stage was graced by the talents of San Ureshi and some of Adelaide’s finest session musicians in the trio’s first official concert endearingly titled San Ureshi and…

Review: Arcadia Bohemian

The Octagon at Gluttony transformed into a desert wonderland through Cocktail Creative’s latest offering Arcadia Bohemian. Producer Renee Auciello is well known for providing immersive experiences with energetic dance numbers…

Ben Francis on arts advocacy; The 60 Four set for South Australian tour

Ben Francis is a South Australian performer, producer, and director of The 60 Four, an all-male vocal group aged between 21 and 24 years. Over 40 songs will be performed…

Artist Callout! Stories wanted

In two weeks time, the biggest Arts Festival in Australia will return! Once again The Serenade Files has received media accreditation to review shows and interview the wonderful artists who…

Nexus Arts announces the return of Interplay in 2022!

Nexus Arts is inviting contemporary musicians from culturally diverse and First Nations backgrounds to apply to take part in a career development and performance program, bringing together artistic and music…

Bortier Okoe’s upcoming uplifting single ‘Nokomba’

With a smile on his face, striking attire, and djembe at hand, composer, master drummer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, Bortier Okoe delivers a message of hope this summer through his new single…

Uke n play along with Ukulele Dream Girl

Phi Theodoros, the Ukulele Dream Girl, is excited to bring her show Self Isolation Songbook to the stage at Diverse City for one night only as part of the Feast…

Is there a bright side to adversity?

In the midst of calamity, it can be difficult to make sense of one’s feelings and the situation they face. As negative situations take their natural course a human being…

Embrace uncertainty; Robert Catto on theatre, photography, creative careers

I often get asked by my creative clients, ‘how do I become an artist?’ The general implication is that people want a road map and a sense of certainty that…

Gene Phoa talks intuition, meaning, music

Emerging artist Gene Phoa is an Adelaide-based musician who has searched far and wide to find his true calling, and he already has some significant achievements to his name. After…

‘Stay curious’: multi-hyphenate artist Johanna Allen on career longevity

Johanna Allen has had a decorated career in the performing arts. Her biography boasts some of the most loved productions in the theatre canon, and she continues to add to…

Exposure artists want: Callout for 2022 Adelaide Fringe poster entries

The largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, will be held from 18 February to 20 March 2022, and the search is on for its next…

Positive mental health and wellbeing in the arts

This evening I’ve had the pleasure of being in a wellbeing workshop with Dr Jane Miskovic-Wheatley and my fellow actors in Once the musical. Due to present covid-19 restrictions in…

Naomi Livingston on creativity, growth mindset, and hope

Naomi Livingston has had a multifaceted performing arts career to date and her recent accomplishments indicate that she has many more creative contributions to offer. Livingston is a Sydney-based singer,…