KaDO is Japanese for ” way of the flower “ Ka = flower Do = way of Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital, has more venues, boutique restaurants, cafes, bars and cabaret dens per head of population than any other city. Is there room for another arts outlet in a thriving metropolis already spoiled for choice? “HELL […]
STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT EMPORIUM OPENING Uncle Ivan and Aunty Better ran pubs in rural Victoria from the late 1940’3 – 1980. As a child I spent two summer holidays with them. It was like visiting Disneyland… Uncle Ivan was a collector. He literally collected everything. Aunty Betty was a compulsive hoarder – […]
Musical Theatre Review by Matthew Grant As spring unfolds across Melbourne, a romantic sense of the promise of possibility abounds. Once, based on the 2006 film of the same name, opened at the Princess Theatre last weekend. Its simple set, use of song and dance – in a way I’ve not experienced in a ‘Broadway musical’ before […]
A subsidy of Swinburne University of Technology, the National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is the only government-accredited institution that provides professional training (Bachelor of Circus Arts) in contemporary circus arts in Australia. NICA graduates have gone on to pursue exciting careers with international and national circus companies, including Circus Oz and Cirque du Soleil. […]
Melbourne has an exciting, vibrant theatre district that ranks third in the world and is rivaled only by London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. Within half a dozen blocks from one another can be found an array of majestic old theatres, the Art Centre and a plethora of smaller cabaret and jazz salons. Whilst […]
Melbourne is a city rich with choice. Quite literally, if you can think of it, chances are it’s happening here. In the world of cabaret, we are blessed. Melbourne is spoilt with options. It’s a Monday night, I’m walking up a CBD alley off an alley to a dimly lit jazz club to see one […]
When is the next HONEY POT ? Where will it be ? “Art pushed to its outer limit: absurd, daring, sweet and hilariously disturbing” THE AGE With a past as tortured as his French accent, the Belgian demi-god of love, J’stan DuPont (aka: Matthew Grant) muses and sings as he explores LOVE GONE HORRIBLY WRONG. Together with the […]
Show Boat marked a defining moment in the development of the Broadway musical. Arguably, one of the most influential musicals of the twentieth century, Show Boat married the talents of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II, to create a show which challenged the status quo of what was possible on the Broadway stage. The story, […]
Founded by Jeanne Pratt in 1998, The Production Company continues to produce quality musical theatre in Melbourne while providing valuable opportunities for Australian musical theatre performers to hone their stagecraft. With a two-week rehearsal period and a quick 10 show run, The Production Company’s 2014 season opened with the bright lights of the Broadway classic, […]
Geoffrey Atherden penned the first episodes of Mother & Son in 1984 creating an instant classic! The multiple award-winning Australian television sitcom aired in 1984 and ran for a decade. Now 30 years later he has done it again, this time for the stage.The television show connected with Australian audiences. Addressing the problems of ageing […]
Multi Emmy award winning, Wayne Brady, is one of the most versatile performers in show business today. Brady came to public attention as one of the improvisational theater performers in the original (British) version of ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ after which he became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey. He’s […]
What: Les Misérables When: Until 21st September Where: Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne has an exciting, vibrant theatre district that ranks third in the world and is rivaled only by London’s West End and New York’s Broadway. Within half a dozen blocks from one another can be found Her Majesty’s, the Comedy Theatre, the Princess, the […]
What: Dolly Diamond Christmas in July When: 10 – 12 July Thursday – Saturday 8pm Where: Chapel off Chapel Book: Click Here Review By: Matthew Grant If we look at the “Star” performers of our time and ask “Are they special?” Of course, the answer is “Yes”. But not necessarily for the reasons that first leap […]
What: Rouge et Blanc When: 1 – 5 July 2014 Where: NICA As a kid growing up in rural Australia the call “The circus is coming to town” held a great deal of value; the anticipation of experiencing the extraordinary. For me, the circus was my introduction to theatre as spectacle. The marvel the circus […]
What: Melbourne Cabaret Festival When: 19 June – July 6 Shows: Matthew Mitcham’s Twists and Turns & Spanky in Candice McQueen: Nasty Where: Chapel off Chapel Review by: Matthew Grant In the midst of a chilly winter, twinkling lights beckon from venues scattered about Melbourne. Cabaret is a wise old whore who lingers in the […]
Musical Theatre Review by Matthew Grant What: The King and I When: Now Playing June- August Where: The Princess Theatre Directed by: Christopher Renshaw Starring Lisa McCune and Jason Scott Lee The King and I is a theatrical spectacle. The fifth musical by the team of composer Richard Rodgers and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II – and […]
Cabaret Review by Matthew Grant What: The Three of Us When: 18 – 21 June @ 8pm Where: fortyfivedownstairs Performed by Michael Dalton, Rachel Dunham and Luke Gallagher Wandering up and down the fortyfivedownstairs staircase to an open warehouse space that twists and turns and reinvents itself with each new show is a fun, Melbourne […]
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What: The Late Night Sexy Show (Cabaret) When: Thursdays May 15, 22, 29 @ 10.30pm Where: The Butterfly Club Created by: Grant Busé Melbourne is a city rich with choice. Quite literally, if you can think of it, chances are, its happening here. In the world of cabaret, we are blessed. Melbourne is spoilt with […]
What: The Dokboki Box – Next Wave Festival 2014 When: 30 April – 11 May Where: River Terrace – Federation Square Created by: Park Younghee, M’ck McKeague and Nathan Stoneham Wandering across Federation Square on a wet and chilly 8degree Wintery night, looking for a show playing in some makeshift theatre, wasn’t my idea of […]
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KaDO is Japanese for ” way of the flower “
Ka = flower Do = way of
Melbourne, Australia’s cultural capital, has more venues, boutique restaurants,
cafes, bars and cabaret dens per head of population than any other city. Is there
room for another arts outlet in a thriving metropolis already spoiled for choice?
“HELL YES” says Matthew Grant, Green Room Award winner and the man who
conceived and foundered Melbourne’s premier cabaret venue, The Butterfly
Matthew Grant is the founder and proprietor of KaDo (pronounced ‘car-dough’).
“Art pushed to its outer limit: absurd, daring, sweet and hilariously
disturbing” THE AGE
Located in the heart of the former Cremorne Pleasure Gardens of Richmond
(1853-1863), KaDo celebrates those heady days of Melbourne’s Gold Rush era,
when diggers were on the hunt for a bit of fun and flocked to Richmond, the
original down and dirty home of burlesque, cabaret and music-hall in Melbourne.
” Exclusive without being elitist” MIETTA’S GUIDE TO EATING AND DRINKING
KaDo consists of five unique spaces: – theatre/showroom – bar – art gallery – lounge – garden.
In addition to KaDo’s program of curratored Arts events – interior design and event management services are available at KaDo.
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