Australian Cabaret Sensations

Australian Cabaret Sensations

at The Studio Theatre

  • Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Get two shows for the price of one, when two formidable Aussie talents take to the stage in a double-bill that is not to be missed! Direct from a five-city tour of Australia, each artist will present 60 minutes of self-contained entertainment that promises to leave audiences with a taste of what the land Down Under has to offer! Laugh, cry and be entertained by these two knock-outs in their New York debut performances!

Amelia Ryan: A Storm in a D Cup

Dysfunction follows this dazzling disaster around like the broken heel on a four-year-old stiletto. But one thing is certain: a life full of catastrophe makes for a damn entertaining story!

When you've been blessed with a gay father, include "exotic dancer" on your resume, and have caused the spectacular demise of four automobiles, what's left to do but sing for your supper in a candid, yet hysterically delivered cabaret?

A fresh force to be reckoned with in Australia's cabaret landscape, 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase prize winner Amelia Ryan, takes her audience on an uninhibited journey. Ryan parodies artists such as 4 Non Blondes, Tim Minchin, Belinda Carlisle and Rodgers & Hammerstein with a cunning tongue and powerhouse vocals.

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Bradley McCaw in CABARET: The Complete Unauthorized Biography

Winner of the 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase, composer/playwright Bradley McCaw brings his acclaimed show, "Cabaret: The Complete Unauthorized Biography," to NYMF!

In 1881, a group of young radical writers gathered in a salon in Paris. Here they spent the night sharing ideas, taking turns in-between drinks to serenade each other over wine and candlelight. It was here in the 'Black Cat' salon that Cabaret was born.

There's something for everyone in a show that couples old favorites with self-penned originals. Journey from the conception of the word itself, through to modern day Broadway stages and everything in between, as Australia's newest cabaret sensation pays homage to the evolution of an art-form that refuses to be forgotten!

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Running Time: 2 hour 15 minutes with intermission.

Bradley McCaw

Bradley McCaw (Self)

Bradley McCaw is an Australian performer, composer, playwright, actor and singer/songwriter. He has worked onstage playing lead roles in countless musicals and toured the world with International singing group 'The Ten Tenors,' which included an internationally televised performance at the 2004 AFL Grand Final. Recently, he was the winner of the 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase with his new one-man show, Cabaret: The Complete Unauthorised Biography, which will now premiere at the 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by The Noosa Long Weekend Festival, Ballarat, Brisbane and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals and the New York Musical Theatre Festival. He is currently in the studio recording his debut album at 'The Recording Oasis' (Gold Coast) with LA session guitarist/producer Louie Shelton (Jackson 5, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Neil Diamond and more) and Bassist/Keyboardist Jose McLaughlin (Jerry & The Pacemakers, Peter Allan).

As a composer/playwright, Bradley wrote the music, lyrics and book for his first musical, Becoming Bill, in 2010, which was presented during a sold out performance at 'The Hum Series' by Joymas Creative Production Company and the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts. In 2011, he was awarded the '2011 Young Emerging Playwrights Award' by the Queensland Theatre Company, for his new musical In Good Company. The piece was developed and workshopped in partnership with the company during 2011 and was the first musical ever to be awarded this prize. Currently in development are two new plays, Gone Fishin' and The Race. Bradley was also commissioned to contribute original music/lyrics to the Aboriginal Centre of Performing Arts adaptation of Roger Bennett's play, Up The Ladder, directed by renowned playwright and director Wesley Enouch. The production opened at the Cremorne theatre, QPAC on October 24th 2012.

As a singer/songwriter Bradley writes and performs constantly. He bares a passion and love for the music of yesterday and believes that there is still a place for melodic composition in popular music today. He has supported the likes of Bernard Fanning, Pete Murray, Candice Alley, and performed at the Crossbows Festival, Noosa Jazz Festival, Centenary Rocks Festival, Racecourse Rd Carnival, Gympie Muster and The Straddie Stomp, to name a few. In 2010, "Mine," a song he co-wrote, was a finalist in the Music Oz Awards. His music has been heard on Bay FM, 4zzz, and ABC Radio, where he was a featured artist in 2010.

Amelia Ryan

Amelia Ryan (Self)

Growing up as a 'child performer' on the south coast of NSW, Amelia Ryan consolidated her passion for the stage at the Victorian College of the Arts, to study Musical Theatre. With a string of theatre credits to her name, such as 'Cathy' in Whistle Down the Wind (Roo Theatre) Understudy 'Fantine' in Les Miserables (Concertworks), 'The Witch' in Into the Woods (VCA), 'The Bakers Wife' in Into the Woods (Melbourne Uni.), 'Gwendolen' in The Importance of Being Ernest (Squeaky Floor Productions), 'Rona' in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Squeaky Floor Productions), and recently appearing in Still - a series of monologues by Jane Bodie at The Old 505, she continues to enjoy theatrical pursuits. She has also toured with Echelon Productions in their T.I.E. shows Rock Me, Galileo, Rain Reaction and Jump To It! In addition, Amelia is a sought-after presenter and MC, appearing in online campaigns for The Australian Government, and MCing for Better Homes and Gardens Live, as well as 2day FM and Triple M Radio shows. She cemented her presenting skills in the NIDA one-year 'Presenter' course and has recently been appointed as head presenter for Inside Out TV on Foxtel.

Amelia truly comes to life in the realm of cabaret. Following the success of the debut seasons of her self-devised show A Storm in a D Cup, she was awarded the Springboard Recipient for the 2012 Sydney Fringe Festival, gaining mentorship from Cabaret veterans Trevor Ashley and Luckiest Productions. She then went on to win the Showcase Prize at the 2012 Australian Cabaret Showcase, which will see the show toured to all major festivals around Australia, along with the New York Musical Theatre Festival.

Your Enterprises

Your Enterprises (Jeremy Youett)

Your Enterprises is a production company incorporating Your Management International in Australia and Your Theatrics Inc. in The United States. Producing and managing live music and theatrical events for independent artists and arts organizations in both countries since launching in 2007, Your Enterprises has made a name for itself for producing consistently illuminating entertainment which engages and entertains audiences, while maintaining a strong commitment to the development of emerging and established artists. The Executive Producer of tours for artists including Tony Award-winning composers Jason Robert Brown and Adam Guettel, Tony Award-nominated composers Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, and Broadway composer John Bucchino. Other credits include Executive Producer of 2 independent albums, as well as The Australian Cabaret Showcase, the largest Cabaret event of its kind in Australia.

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"Amelia Ryan has everything she could possibly need to take her blossoming cabaret career as far as she wants" -Lisa Nightingale, Theatre Press​  

"Her humour is ruthlessly self-depreicating, to the point where you can't help liking her"​​​​​​​​ -Justin Huntsdale, ABC Illawarra               

"I cannot fault the piece at all, the crowd at The Oxford Hotel were positively loving it...calling out, erupting into applause at the end of each reworked song"​​​​​​​​​​​​ - Erica Brennan, Theatre Junkies      

​​​"She takes you on an hilarious journey through her life, showing you there's always a rainbow and silver linings through the storm clouds. She's one hot mess, a Storm in a D Cup that can't be missed!" -Amy Basha, Weekend Notes  


06/08/2013 - The Advertiser: Cabaret newcomer Amelia Ryan sings up a storm

06/10/2013 – The AdvertiserReview: Bradley McCaw - Cabaret: The Complete Unauthorised Biography

06/11/2013 - Broadway WorldBWW Interviews: Life Has Become a CABARET For Showcase Winner Bradley McCaw


05/09/2013 – Winner of the 10th Annual Cabaret Showcase will tour Australia… And New York!