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 Senior’s Cabaret Showcase
Wing Chong Chung will perform at the Sandgate showcase.
Interested seniors take part in a three-hour masterclass to work on their performance skills alongside some of Australia’s star performers and vocal coaches. Each senior selects two songs or pieces appropriate to the theme to work on during their masterclass. Afterwards, participants have the opportunity to perform at one of the showcase events across Brisbane. Selected participants from the showcases will then be selected to perform at the grand finale – the Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Gala event in November.
“A highlight of the showcases is the diversity of the performers and the feeling of goodwill and camaraderie between the performers and the audience,” Chris said.
Sandgate Town Hall will host one of the free showcase performances in October. Audience numbers will be limited, and socially distanced seating will apply, but the event will otherwise run as per previous years. The audience can expect a wide variety of seniors’ talent consisting of ten different dance and singing acts. Ingrid James will also join them onstage – a sought-after performer, and one of this year’s professional mentors.
Who knows? You might even find yourself inspired to join in on next year’s program.
“Just go for it. It’s never too late to join in and if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be on the stage, this is the program for you,” Chris said.
You can find out more via www.
Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Showcase Wednesday 14 October, 11am-12.15pm Sandgate Town Hall
Corner of Cliff and Seymour Street, Sandgate.
TStory Jodie Woodward
he theme for this year’s Lord Mayor’s Senior Cabaret program is ‘Celebrating the Hits of the Decade.’ Now in its eighth
year, the program is an initiative of Brisbane City Council and is produced by Epiphany Productions.
Director of Epiphany Productions Chris Fennessy said it was a creative learning program rather than a styled competition.
“Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret gives the participants an opportunity to develop their performance skills alongside professional mentors and then put those skills into practice in front of a live audience,” he said. “A full spectrum of styles will thoroughly entertain audience members.”

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