Anya Anastasia stars in this hilarious off-off-Broadway comedy musical about her own life. All original songs and outrageous physical comedy!

“While comparisons to Kate Miller-Heidke, Kate Bush and Lady Gaga might spring to mind, Anya Anastasia’s very much her own artist and an original talent.”

  • The Adelaide Advertiser - 2019 ★★★★★ After 10 years of writing, performing and touring internationally, Australia’s “Cabaret Queen” is quitting cabaret. Cabaret Star For Hire is part performance-art, part Aussie opera, part physical and musical comedy extravaganza with all-original songs and hysterical musings of an artist on the brink of superstardom, or mental breakdown, or both. Anya Anastasia’s brand new one woman show highlights her bizarre and riotous CV as she publicly seeks new employment. Tired of the razzle-dazzle insta-glam “look at me I’m nailing it” showbiz lie, she has crafted this brazen showcase of one woman’s failures - admitting to everything that she’s messed up or covered up in pursuit of her dreams, and the result is hilarious. From the sublime to the ridiculous and everything in between with very relatable and honest tales from a recently retired showgirl discovering her new life’s purpose... to become a secret agent super-spy and uncover a world-wide global plot.

Adelaide Fringe 2019 - Winner of the Best Comedy Cabaret (The Sunday Mail)

Venue Format
Theatre, Hall, Black Box Venue, Outdoor
Technical Rating
D, The production can be modified to suit most venues
Touring Party

Mild infrequent sexual references Mild infrequent swearing

Anya Anastasia is a singer-songwriter, theatre maker and workshop facilitator who has spent over a decade as a free-lance creative entrepreneur. Her performances have become a staple of many festivals on international performing arts circuits.

She has traversed the globe with her original songs and bold performance pieces appearing at festivals in Europe, around Australia and NZ. Anastasia is also the creator and writer of multiple critically-acclaimed darkly funny musical theatre shows touring Australia. Anastasia has also released two albums and is currently recording her third album due for release this Spring (2019). Anastasia’s songwriting is noted for her odd musical time signatures, rhythmic vocal delivery and an impressive operatic range. Lyrically she is best known for her wit, poetic lyricism and social and political commentary.

Winner Made in Adelaide Award ($10,000 prize) Arts SA 2018 Winner Critics Choice & Best Cabaret Weekly Award at Adelaide Fringe 2018 Winner “Best in Fringe” the Adelaide Advertiser 2017 Winner “The Voice” Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe 2017

As an original Australian music artist, Anastasia has been described as “The lovechild of Kate Bush and Tim Minchin - the intelligence of his rhyme with the range of her vocals” - Fest Mag UK

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Unique Selling Point

  • Original script and music from a female identifying artist. Anastasia explores concepts of ambition, failure and the struggles of a female professional artist and aspirational entrepreneur through the perspective of a female lens. There are feminist and humanist themes running throughout the show.

  • Audiences get a glimpse "Behind the curtain" in the world of showbiz, this show provides an exciting insight into an often romanticised and unusual lifestyle / industry.

  • The live original music element is a hugely celebrated and critically acclaimed aspect of all Anya Anastasia's show

  • Glamorous and outrageous costume make Anastasia a perfect pick for media photoshoots / photo-calls.

Marketing Materials

Cabaret Star for Hire Press Kit: (includes links to video, imagery and other digital assets)

Community Engagement

WORKSHOP: Ukulele to Save the World Under the careful guidance of ukulele lover, activist and performer Anya Anastasia, you will learn some great basic uke skills and experience the joy of playing and singing with a group. The 60 minute ukulele workshop covers songwriting basics, covering a classic tune or two and collectively writing a world saving anthem together in the workshop