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Six musical delights in bite-sized slots

Published: Thu 17 Sep 2015 01:43 PM
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Short+Sweet Cabaret and Song offers six musical delights in bite-sized slots
Short+Sweet Festival 2015 finishes on a high note in Auckland next weekend with six mini cabaret/musical performances in Short+Sweet Cabaret and Song.
Two cabaret shows feature alongside four musical offerings with performances each nightFriday 25 to Sunday 27 September. Each piece lasts 10 minutes and at the end of the night, the audience votes for their favourites.
Cabaret is new for 2015 and Short+Sweet Festival producer Sums Selvarajan said it’s exciting to have a new component for this year.
“We’ve got two cabaret pieces for 2015 and we hope to see this category grow in the future.”
Short+Sweet Cabaret and Song is curated by well-known musical director Robin Kelly (Silo Theatre’s The Events and Auckland Theatre Company’s Guys and Dolls).
PUSS follows the tale of a pampered Remuera pussycat who struggles to adjust to life when her family goes bankrupt, while The Pleasure’s All Mine features a potpourri foursome of performers.
Song performances feature Ship Life – a medley of songs by four performers encapsulating moments living and working on cruise ships; Darker Side featuring Edwin Beats who is keeping a secret; Sirensfeaturing four kuia whose voices cut through the hum of daily life; and 3.30am with Hadley Taylor who believes “sometimes your best work happens in the wee small hours of the morning”.
Short+Sweet Cabaret and Song follows a sold-out season of Short+Sweet Dance and a successful two week season of Short+Sweet Theatre and takes place from 25-27 September at TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), at Western Springs.
Find out more at www.shortandsweet.org.nz
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EVENT DETAILS
Short+Sweet Song / Short+Sweet Cabaret > 25-27 September
TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs, Auckland
Book www.tapac.org.nz (09) 845 0295 ext 1
www.shortandsweet.org.nz
About Short+Sweet
Short+Sweet began 13 years ago in Sydney and had its first outing in New Zealand in January 2010. It has migrated to other countries in South East Asia and has been adapted to suit the local performing arts communities in individual countries.

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