Seasonal Sessions - Summer Edition - 25th & 26th February 2023
Seasonal Sessions returns this Fringe with some of Australia’s most celebrated names in music and cabaret for two nights of entertainment at the historic Woodville Town Hall on February 25 & 26.
On the 25th, celebrated Adelaide actress and singer Louise Blackwell - backed by a superb 6-piece band - brings to life the inspiring story of French singer Juliette Gréco. Love on the Left Bank is a musical celebration of love, life and liberty during Paris’ liberation from Nazi German occupation.
The evening of the 25th be enthralled by One night of ‘Random Creative Adventure’ - with Clare Bowditch. Fear not, Bowditch is here, with a show that will once again re-fill your cup and remind you of what it truly means to be ‘re-enchanted by life’ (or at the very least, entertained, in person, by a seasoned professional).
The following day is Simply Brill, a triumphant celebration of the teenage songwriters who shaped rock 'n' roll, performed with humour and heart by acclaimed performers Amelia Ryan, Michaela Burger and Michael Griffiths.
Love on the Left Bank
Saturday 25 February 3pm
Celebrated Adelaide actress and singer Louise Blackwell brings to life the inspiring story of French singer Juliette Gréco. It is a musical celebration of love, life and liberty as it occurred in the Left Bank of Paris at the time of its liberation from Nazi German occupation. Backed by a superb 6-piece band led by musical director Mark Ferguson, Louise performs songs which evoke the joy and revelry of liberation as it occurred in the legendary underground clubs of Saint Germain des Prés, the bohemian district where Juliette found refuge during the war.
Philosophers, writers and artists gathered round Juliette as she made her debuts in cabaret nights that presented a myriad of different performers, poets and musical acts, and she is still known as the muse of Saint Germain des Prés.
“Nothing short of majestic....effortless grace and elegance....a masterclass in how true storytelling is done.” - Matthew Hoctor, Theatre Travels “In her striking long black dress and with a French styled bob hairstyle Blackwell commands the stage and holds the audience in her thrall” - Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle
“Blackwell’s performance is staggering in its command of emotion, sensibility and vocal prowess that follows Gréco’s lead.” - David O'Brien, The Barefoot Review
Saturday 25 February 7:30pm
One night of ‘Random Creative Adventure’ - with Clare Bowditch
For many of us, the last few years haven’t been… ‘that much fun’, yes?
Fear not, Bowditch is here, with a show that will once again re-fill your cup and remind you of what it truly means to be ‘re-enchanted by life’ (or at the very least, entertained, in person, by a seasoned professional).
Simply Brill: The Teens Who Stole Rock n Roll
Sunday 26 February 3pm
Acclaimed performers Amelia Ryan, Michaela Burger and Michael Griffiths shine in this triumphant celebration of the teenage songwriters who shaped rock 'n' roll.
Brimming with sublime vocals, humour, and heart, hear the songs and stories from The Brill Building - the hit factory at the heart of New York's music scene in the 1960's. With hits such as You've Lost That Loving Feeling, River Deep Mountain High, Splish Splash, Oh Carol, and Leader of the Pack, it's a joyous homage to some of the most popular songs of the 20th century.
“Now THAT is cabaret” Theatre Travels
"a wonderfully slick...musical bonanza" The Clothesline
"The combination of these three cabaret stars is hard to beat” Stage Whispers
Sunday 26 February 5:30pm
Step back in time with this feast for the senses. The historic Woodville Town Hall comes alive with the swing sounds of the 1940’s.
Lucky Seven will have the town hall jumpin! Dancers from Swing That Thing will be stompin the floor boards, award winning burlesque glamour, Sapphire Snow, will wow the audience down to the last feather!
Joining the “Swing Spectacular” will be the va-va-voom singer, Cailene Kilcoyne (USA). This little red head packs a punch!
Suits, gowns, tantalising jazz, drinks flowin & bullet holes in the double bass. Don’t miss out!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “Lucky Seven are fabulous... not as fabulous as me, but they are still stars” - Matt Gilbertson. (Hans / The Advertiser)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “So many try... Lucky Seven are the real deal!” - Frank Ratta. (The voice of Rundle Mall)