Michaela Burger to visit Ceduna for stage show 'A Migrant's Son'

SHOW: Michaela Burger is heading to Ceduna in March for her 'A Migrant's Son' show. Photo: Supplied
SHOW: Michaela Burger is heading to Ceduna in March for her 'A Migrant's Son' show. Photo: Supplied

Michaela Burger will be paying tribute to her Greek migrant family and hard-working father in A Migrant's Son, which is coming to Ceduna next month.

The show will be hosted at the Ceduna Memorial Hall on Wednesday, March 24 at 7.30pm.

It was originally scheduled to take place in 2020, but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ms Burger will star in the production, a story that will ignite memories so many Australians can relate to.

From early morning deliveries for the family bakery at the age of seven, heading down opal mines in Coober Pedy at 16, and opening a chain of discount supermarkets in Adelaide, the path for Ms Burger's father Luke was not one for the faint-hearted.

The show will feature original songs and a live band, including piano and bouzouki, as Ms Burger tells her family story with poignancy and humour.

"Performing this show in particular to regional South Australia is very important to me, as I was born and raised in a regional town [Coober Pedy], and I feel that it's important to bring the arts into the regions," she said.

"As the show follows the journey of my ancestors and family, the regional towns of South Australia are part of the performance.

"This is such a lovely way to connect people living in the regions directly to the story so that they feel a part of it. Some parts might feel very familiar."

Bobbie Bennett of the Ceduna Presenters Group said they were looking forward to the evening.

"We cannot wait to have award-winning cabaret star Michaela Burger come to our beautiful town to perform her critically-acclaimed performance A Migrant's Son," she said.

"This is such an uplifting way to start the new year. Let's get together and have a great time at the theatre."

The performance also requires a local choir in each region.

"It's a wonderful way to bring the community into the performance and to hear their beautiful voices in old town halls just lift the experience," Ms Burger said.

Ms Burger was the recipient of the award for Best Cabaret at the 2016 Adelaide Fringe and winner at the 2015 International Cabaret Contest.

Adult tickets are available for $27, or groups of six or more for $24, and under 17s for $10, from countryarts.org.au. A $2.50 transaction fee will apply.

General admission seating applies, with no reserved seats.

Doors will open at 6.30pm.