Fri 29th April | 6.30pm
Stone Building, Inveresk Precinct
It’s been 50 years since Liza Minelli graced our screens as the musical bohemian Sally Bowels in Cabaret. Shining the spotlight on the denizens of the Kit Kat Klub, where decadence and kinky ambiguity were all a part of the ambience, it is a fitting backdrop for the BOFA Launceston Red Carpet Opening Night party.
Set amongst the grandeur of the historic Inveresk Stone Building, you’re invited to join in the fun in your finest roaring 20’s outfit, indulge in divine drinks, delicious canapes and some of Tasmania’s finest cabaret performers.
It’ll be an evening to remember, so get ready to revel in all that Cabaret is selling; laughter, singing and forever living in the moment.
“Cabaret at 50: Bob Fosse’s show-stopping musical remains a dark marvel”
– The Guardian
Friday, 29 April, 8.00pm
Tramsheds Theatre, Inveresk
Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography – Academy Awards 1973
Fifty years ago, Cabaret burst onto the cinema screen. Set in the Kit Kat Klub in 1930’s pre-war Berlin, this was no ordinary musical. It shocked audiences by mixing the rise of the Nazi party with the decadence and sexual ambiguity of that period – and also underlined how good an actress Liza Minelli was. Directed by Academy Award winner, Bob Fosse, this cinematic masterpiece can be taken either as a fabulously enjoyable, romp-filled musical snapshot of decadent pre-Reich Germany – or as a stark warning of the dangers of demagogues manipulating society for their own aims. Using for-its-time groundbreakingly intimate filming allied with an unforgettably catchy soundtrack, Cabaret quickly established itself as one of the 70’s most widely acclaimed films. Don’t miss it, because as much as it entertains, its storyline uneasily echoes what’s happening in Europe now. Either way, as Sally Bowles would say: “Does it really matter, as long as you’re having fun?”