Solo cabaret show coming to Whyalla

REGIONAL TOUR: Rachael Beck is bringing her cabaret show to Whyalla and Port Pirie next week.
REGIONAL TOUR: Rachael Beck is bringing her cabaret show to Whyalla and Port Pirie next week.

A stalwart of the Australian music theatre is bringing her solo show to Whyalla and Port Pirie, featuring New York-style cabaret and classics you can't help but sing along to.

Country Arts SA's Morning Program for 2021 stars Australia's own Rachael Beck, who will be performing the likes of Running up that Hill, I Dreamed a Dream and The Stars and the Moon in the regions.

"It's going to be a lot of fun with some heartfelt moments," Rachael said.

"I've done solo performances my whole life and learnt from the best ... it takes a long time to get into a groove to be able to perform on your own.

"You need to be relaxed enough to feel you can be yourself on stage without being anyone else, it's quite a vulnerable and fulfilling thing to do."

It marks the first time Ms Beck will be performing in regional South Australia, and she's looking forward to making her debut in the Upper Spencer Gulf.

"I've performed in regional Victoria and it was such a celebration of the arts ... it's so great to re-introduce people to live theatre again," she said.

"I love regional audiences because they don't get everything so they lap it up when they do ... I'm looking forward to seeing the South Australian countryside."

Rachael said her cabaret show had been getting "fantastic" reviews for its personable and cheeky nature

A long-time performer, Rachael is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release.

Rachael will be performing at the Middleback Arts Centre in Whyalla on Monday, June 21 at 11am and at the Northern Festival Centre on Tuesday, June 22 also at 11am.

Tickets can be purchased from the Country Arts SA website.

Due to current COVID restrictions seating is limited, and performances are being sold at 75% capacity.