When a young rising talent with fresh creative vision joins forces with a seasoned professional, delicious new musical flavours come to life. West End’s Metro Arts was bursting with goodness when soprano Leah Lever premiered her new show, Leah Lever – Sweet Life, on 10 March as part of this year’s Queensland Cabaret Festival – Cabfest ’22.

Leah said her new cabaret, Sweet Life was developed at the invitation of festival director, Alison St Ledger, who is one of Australian cabaret’s top musical talents. She is hoping the show is just what the doctor ordered to entice audiences back to the theatres in these days of Covid-19. “Sweet Life is a story told through song – like a Tapas that samples all the ups and downs of romance, blended within a narrative that links each layer together like fresh cream in a black forest cherry cake,” Leah said. “The show will give the audience a tantalising taste of all of life’s more intriguing flavours, delivered through a varied repertoire of singers’ songs.”

As well as her stylised delivery of musical theatre, jazz, pop, and more classic covers, Leah has become increasingly known as a talented song writer whose original music is swaddled in empathy and encouragement and praises authenticity, individuality, and triumph over adversity. “I am especially thrilled to be premiering my latest original at Leah Lever – Sweet Life during this prestigious festival which showcases the talents of elite Australian and international cabaret performers,” Leah said.

“I was delighted to be invited to be among the glitterati of the cabaret industry presenting at this festival. Leah Lever – Sweet Life is my steppingstone to the next level within the entertainment industry and I’m pleased to have this opportunity while still in my teens. I am hoping many of my local friends and fans can come along to Brisbane’s West End on the night to enjoy my new show and share in my joy at being on the stage once again. Nothing makes me happier than developing and performing bright new productions for Queensland audiences, especially in these uncertain times, when creativity is just what the doctor ordered to get people out and about and smiling again.”

Leah’s new show follows two cabarets she performed with guest artists in the Redlands in 2021 at Redlands Performing Arts Centre and at the Redland Museum.

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