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Arts & Culture

Civic Theatre unveils its Re-Ignite Cabaret Festival line-up

Published: 11 Sep 2020 9:00am

In a time when many businesses are cancelling events and future plans, Wagga’s Civic Theatre is bucking the trend, announcing a brand-new festival for the city.

The inaugural Re-Ignite Cabaret Festival will run from 24 September to 3 October 2020 and promises to be exclusive and intimate.

Audiences will experience show-stopping performances from some of the country's best cabaret performers.

Civic Theatre Manager Carissa Campbell said as an extra special touch; both the performance and audience for these events will be located on the Civic Theatre stage.

“With many performers unable to get work in the cities, it is the perfect opportunity for us to lure them to Wagga for a real live gig,” Ms Campbell said.

“The line-up of performers will push boundaries, celebrate local talent, dazzle you with musical talent and leave you wanting more!”

Local performers Meredith Adams, Peter J Casey and Jamie Way kick off the festival with their show ‘You’re Welcome’, while jazz vocalist Emma Pask, crooner Michael Simic and acclaimed stage performer Simon Burke round out the line-up.

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JAZZ STAR: Award winning Australian vocalist Emma Pask will take to the stage with her swinging jazz standards, upbeat Latin rhythms, tender ballads and some raucous blues on Friday 25 September.

“We are so proud of the COVID Safe plan we have in place, which enables us to bring live events and performances to the Wagga community, when so many of our colleagues throughout Australia and the world are yet to open their doors,” Ms Campbell said.

“It's time to get out of the house and onto the stage for a night of entertainment and eats - escape the everyday and embrace the night with Re-Ignite Cabaret Festival.”

Tickets for the Cabaret Festival are being sold in tables of two or four and include savoury or sweet platters of food and your selection of wine.

For more information about the shows and to book your table before they are sold out, visit the Civic Theatre website or call the box office on 6926 9688.