The Candy Topps – The Candy Totts

Presenting an outstanding variety of Cabaret shows and workshops, Gasworks Arts Park will for a handful days in February 2019 launch The Gasworks Cabaret Project with a much-loved venue and sassy bang!

Including 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, award-winning performer Jude Perl, and The Candy Topps – with a children’s cabaret show created for our littlest arts lovers, The Candy Totts – the Project is a celebration of some of our finest Cabaret artists around.

The Project will also include a series of workshops which plan to educate and inspire artists and audiences 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 unpredict-ability 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 pro-gram, 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.”

Established 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.

See one of the shows on offer at The Gasworks Cabaret Project at the Gasworks Arts Park!


Dates: 27 February - 2 March

Times: Wed - Sat 7pm and 8:30pm

Venue: Gasworks Arts Park (21 Graham Street, Albert Park)

Tickets: $25 -$40

Bookings: (03) 8606 4299

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Backpack On Productions