Photos from our July 2014 production of Cabaret. All photos by Shae Waite.
We've had a fantastic opening performances and received fabulous and audience and critical feedback.
"Canberra Philharmonic’s production of Cabaret will stand as one of the great standouts on Canberra’s Musical Theatre scene. Above the stage, the outstanding orchestra offers the reprise tunes as the enthralled audience leaves the theatre, aware that they have seen a Cabaret of the highest calibre. ... This Cabaret is a real feather in the cap for Canberra Philharmonic and the team. Don’t miss it!"
- Peter Wilkins, Canberra Critics Circle
"This is a musical with a sense of history as well as a dark humour and the power to disturb comfortable thinking. It should not be approached with a light heart and Canberra Philharmonic Society’s production ultimately shows why."
- Alanna Maclean, The Canberra Times
"Angel Dolejsi is mesmerising as the edgy, reptilian MC, commenting on events, singing and dancing up a storm with the brilliantly choreographed and costumed Kit Kat girls. Dave Smith (Ernst Ludwig), Kitty McGarry (Frauline Kost) and Ben Trabinger (Max) contribute characterisations that are strongly supported by an excellent ensemble cast, superb orchestra and costume design for this outstanding Philo production."
- Bill Stephens, CityNews
There is quite a range of restaurants and fast food outlets available in Erindale, all within a short walking distance of the theatre. We've compiled a shortlist based on past experience and a bit of web searching.
We recommending booking in advance. If you have any good experiences or recommendations, please leave a comment below.
La Piazza have a special offer for Cabaret patrons - a complimentary drink with your mains. To claim the offer, print this voucher and bring it along.
9a/20 Gartside Street, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 9766
China Tea House
2 Ricardo St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1259
Erindale Shop 3B/ 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1088
Soulfood Kitchen Restaurant
Shop 8 38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 2568
Oriental Terrace Restaurant
28 Denigan St, Wanniassa
(02) 6296 1288
Barbecue Nation Indian Grill
Shop 4, 33 Erindale Centre, Gartside St, Wanniassa
Erindale Vietnamese Restaurant
Unit 6/38 Gartside St, Wanniassa
(02) 6231 1033
A huge weekend - disassembling the set, packing the truck (in the rain), and reconstructing in the theatre. More photos here.
Enter the draw below for your chance to win one of ten double passes to the opening weekend of Cabaret. We'll also send all entrants a discount code for opening weekend tickets.
The competition is now closed. Congrats to the lucky winners: Akiv, Sonja, Michele, Alastair, Mathew, Peter, Phoenix, Joan, Carol-Lyn, and Heather.
Terms and Conditions
- By entering the competition you agree to be added to our mailing list, from which you can unsubscribe at any time.
- The winners will be chosen by random draw on Thursday 26 June and winners notified by email. Winners will then have 7 days to claim their tickets.
- Winners may choose to attend any of the opening weekend performances (10, 11 and 12 July). In the event that tickets are sold out, we may offer alternative performances in place.
- The competition is not open to current cast or committee members.
- Only one entry per person will be entered into the draw.
Set building officially started Saturday May 17. We started by building some very sturdy walls, the construction of which was overseen by our youngest helper.
We'll be continuing every Saturday from now (10 am - 4 pm ish). If you can spare some time, we'd love all the help we can get. Please get in touch with us via or join our Friends of Philo Facebook group for the latest news.
There's many ways to help - drilling, putting in screws, painting, holding things, helping with props and costumes... No prior experience needed. We also provide lunch. 😀