Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret

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The Lord Mayor's Seniors Cabaret is a free live music program that gives performing seniors the stage and opportunities to learn from the best in the biz along the way. If you can dream it, you can do it! If you’re a singer or performer we want to hear from you now.

Expressions of interest now open

If you can dream it, you can do it!

Expressions of interest are now open for seniors who enjoy performing and want an opportunity to further refine and develop their skills through on-stage experience.

This is a free program for all participants and no auditions are required.

How to register

If you would like to be involved, please complete the online form.  

Applications close at the end of the day on 19 July 2021.

You will be contact by the producer from Epiphany Productions tpo finalise your registration.

Contact Creative Communities if you have any questions.

2021 Theme – A Night at the Oscars

The Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret provides Brisbane seniors the opportunity to develop their creative and artistic talents in a non-competitive, supportive environment.

Participants will get an opportunity to work alongside top industry professional mentors in a masterclass environment which is guided by a series of learning developmental classes to encourage participants to successfully perform.

Master classes include on-stage presentation and performance, vocal technique, singing, dancing, instrumental, and more.

The program

1. Masterclasses

Participants will take part in masterclasses across Brisbane and work one-on-one with some of Australia's most popular performers and vocal coaches.

Masterclasses will be held from 20 July to 5 August 2021.

This year, for the first time, there will be a ‘beginner’s only’ class for those who have not performed before but have always wanted to.

The focus of the sessions include:

  • overcoming stage fright
  • stage craft
  • vocal technique
  • group singing
  • song and dance
  • a healthy voice
  • less is more
  • how to hit those high notes
  • ukulele and voice.

Each masterclass is three hours long and you will be asked to prepare two items to work on.

A pianist will be available to guide you through your performance if you wish, and you’ll be supported with professional sound equipment.

2. Showcases

After completing the masterclasses, some participants will have the opportunity to perform in a showcase concert and set the stage alight with their singing, dancing and instrumental skills in various venues across Brisbane.

Showcases will be held in August and September 2021.

3. Gala

The Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Gala: A Night at the Oscars will be held on Sunday 24 October at 3pm at Brisbane City Hall.

The Lord Mayor’s Seniors Cabaret Gala includes spectacular performances by the experts, as well as some participants from the program.

Tickets will go on sale in September and are $5 each. All proceeds will be donated to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust. Further details will be provided when available.

More information

For more things to see and do for seniors, visit Seniors in Brisbane.

Last updated: 25 May 2021