Your lockdown plans just got a bit more adventurous.
Melbourne cabaret queen Ali McGregor is back to host a hilarious online variety show. We’re streaming two very special episodes of Ali’s infamously fun variety night to you at home, with a twist. Available to watch for free exclusively on the Arts Centre Melbourne website. Much like the Choose Your Own Adventure books of the ’80s, audiences will have the power to choose which act to watch next and access some hidden content. A top hat icon will appear at various points in the interactive experience, and when clicked on you will be able to view bonus songs, encore performances, stories and random musings.
Joining Ali will be a top-notch line-up of the best comedians, cabaret stars and burlesque artists that Melbourne has to offer. Together they find a new way to bring the live cabaret experience to audiences online.
Each episode will be available to stream on demand for two weeks. So whether you’re wearing trackies or sequins, you’ll love what Ali has in store for you.
All government regulations were followed in the making of this program, which was filmed during different stages of lock-down. This video is best viewed in a Chrome, Firefox or Safari browser. Technical difficulties may be experienced within an Internet Explorer browser.
Available until Tuesday 6 October, 10:30am (AEST)
Choose your own school holiday adventure with some of Melbourne’s favourite performers! Frank Woodley delights us with some magical stories; comedy duo The Listies bring their usual mayhem; Dandyman clowns around with straws; Dane Simpson weaves tales about animals with his didgeridoo and Clara Cupcakes gets disgusted by balloon animals. Plus, Ali will sings songs from her backyard and there will be something extra special from a handful of talented kids around Victoria.
Catch up on a playlist of some of our favourite moments from past episodes. Featuring artists such as Sammy J, Thando, Cal Wilson, Zoë Coombs Marr, Gillian Cosgriff, Michelle Brasier and more.
★★★★★ “glamorous, sexy, intimate and hilarious”
★★★★★ “money can’t buy this much heart, sass and pure, mainlined joy”
★★★★★ “a truly dazzling variety show”
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne in association with Ali McGregor & Working Management.