Kim Smith in 'Nova Noir'

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Slide Cabaret Festival returns for a third year with a line-up of over 20 national and international artists. With the introduction of a second venue and a piano bar, Slide promises a breath of fresh air for Sydney live entertainment.

“This year its bigger, fuller and more fantastic,” says Catherine Alcorn, the creative director of Slide.

Some of the highlights this year include award-winning New York cabaret artist Kim Smith, who brings his new show Nova Noir to the festival. Nova Noir charts a dark and whimsical path through neo-Weimar pop-fantasia, it’s full of genre-bending pop and peculiar period treasures.

Australian singer-songwriter Bianca Moon and musical director Anne-Maree McDonald worked in conjunction with Slide Cabaret Festival to create The Bold and the Musical. The two women write the music behind the TV soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, and will debut their new production at Slide.   

The festival kicks off with a music trivia fundraiser for The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF). (SM)

May 19-31, Slide Lounge, 41 Oxford St, Darlinghurst; The Pullman Hotel Hyde Park, 36 College St, Sydney, $30-80, slide.com.au

BY SEAN MAY