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: A Grand Night For Singing

The first show by Exeunt (Pursued by a Bear) Productions, A Grand Night For Singing is a revue showcasing the Golden-Age repertoire of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein. First produced…

Review: Live On The Heysen Trail

Born out of a hike on the southern end of South Australia’s longest hiking trek, Live on the Heysen Trail is a celebration of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s spectacular landscapes accompanied…

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: Millicent Sarre is Opinionated

The sophomore offering following her award-winning Friendly Feminism for the Mild Mannered, Millicent Sarre is Opinionated showcases the emerging cabaret star at her best and boldest, tackling a rich array…

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…

Review: Shreklesque

Bring together the spirit of Dita Von Teese, Ru Paul’s Drag Race and a beloved cast of fairy tale creatures from an iconic 2001 Dreamworks film, and what do you…

Review: Electric Dreams – ‘Anthropocene in C Major’

Evolving over 45 minutes, Anthropocene in C Major is an audiovisual map of the past 12000 years of climate change led by Portugal-based composer Jamie Perera. Presented live in the…

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…

OzAsia’s Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere Explores the Ghosts in our Machines

A brief in-person interaction between Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere’s Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi three years ago has since, through the wonder of technology, morphed into a long-distance artistic collaboration. At…

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…

OzAsia Festival 2021 announces first shows

This year will see the first full-scale OzAsia Festival under the leadership of new Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah. Theatre, comedy, writing, and music shows are among the exciting lineup of…

Adelaide Fringe 2021 results bring hope to battling artists

Earlier this week, the Adelaide Fringe released its official facts and figures pertaining to this year’s festival held between 19 February and 21 March. Not even a global pandemic could…

Cabaret Chanteuse Tina Arena announced as 2022 Artistic Director

Australian singer-songwriter, ARIA Hall of Fame inductee, and highly accomplished international artiste Tina Arena AM has been announced as next year’s Artistic Director by outgoing Adelaide Cabaret Festival Artistic Director…

Uke-playing, pink-haired Phi Theodoros seeks to shift stigmas through story and song

Growing up in the Adelaide Hills, Phi was raised in a creative family. Her mum, a visual artist and writer, and dad met in the regional town of Lameroo, “locking…

Renee Auciello blends nostalgia with immersive experience in Playback

For over a decade Renee Auciello has worked as a professional dancer and singer in award-winning productions. Her work has seen her travel internationally with Carnival Cruise Lines garnering experience…

Go Bananas this Valentines Day

Matthew Eberhart, whose superhero identity is Banana Man, will be hosting a free event for families at Moseley Square Glenelg on Sunday 14 February 2021 at 5.00 pm. Eberhart invites…

Dance to Cuban rhythms: Lazaro Numa brings Mi Cuba back to the Adelaide Fringe

Cuban-born trumpeter and composer Lazaro Numa will showcase the story of Cuban music in the return season of his popular show Mi Cuba. With a six-piece band, stage dancers, and…

Celebrate AusMusic Month this November

There are many things to love about November. We get to enjoy spring in the southern hemisphere and celebrate #AusMusicMonth. I’ve selected just a few events, by no means an…

The motivations of Jasmine Crisp

Jasmine Crisp doesn’t mind being labelled a maximalist. In fact, when renowned fellow painter Andrew Salgado took notice of her ‘unbridled skill’ and ‘lush’ style, Jasmine was rightly exultant. “I…

Come what May: 7 FringeVIEW picks to see you through the month

With just over a week remaining before the Adelaide Fringe Festival’s FringeVIEW ends, here are my tried and tested picks to see you through this weekend. I encourage you to…

What good is sitting alone in your room? Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2020 re-imagined

Cabaret aficionados will be able to savour the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in its re-imagined format, Bite-Sized & Home Delivered, where they’ll be serving canapés rather than their usual smorgasbord of…

Adelaide FringeVIEW: a new digital initiative by Australia’s largest open-access festival

In its unforgettable diamond year, Adelaide Fringe has broken its all time box office record with 853,419 tickets sold to the value of $21 million, with a three per cent…

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Australian Theatre Live’s (Virus-) Free Theatre Streaming Festival

Since 1962 the International Theatre Institute has celebrated the art of theatre on 27 March each year. This year is unlike any other with Australian performing arts venues closed, and…

F1 Grand Prix cancelled: COVID-19 situation “fluid” as the Australian Government meets to address mass gatherings

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) is currently meeting in Sydney to discuss a national strategy to address Coronavirus concerns, particularly when it comes to sports and entertainment. As share…

Review: Lenka

After two years, Lenka returns to Adelaide with a brand new double EP, unpacking more whimsical tunes and rhythmic piano that has delighted audiences across the globe. From being featured…

Review: Dystopia

A picturesque yet gloomy stage beats to a soundtrack of erupting guitar riffs. A perplexed group of creatures turned aerialists and hula-hoopers rise from the ashes of an environmental war.…

Review: Amyl and the Sniffers

As an Adelaide Uni alumni, I’ve many fond memories of the former UniBar on Level 5 of Union House, jugs of pale, cheap parmis, and roughed-up decor indicative of the…