A Migrant's Son
"The show contains all of the elements required for entertainment – a story which reaches the heart, makes us laugh, inspires us, makes us appreciate real talent and allows us to leave with a sense of hope that hard work and determination will eventually equate to success."
"Her song-writing and compositions are a testament to artistry"
"Michaela's connection with audience is authentic and her intonation and partnership with her accompanist, easy and unaffected. She is an asset to the cabaret community!"
“Just like Piaf, there are knives in Burger’s singing voice…Greg Wain is no mere accompanist. His musicianship is extraordinary.” ★★★★★
“One of the best cabaret performers Adelaide has to offer”
“A brilliant portrayal. ★★★★★”
“A beautifully written and musically sumptuous experience ”
“This audience was captivated”
"The closest you’ll get to Piaf in this day and age”
“An astonishing voice, packed with knockout power and an ability to wrench emotion out of lyrics”
"This is a charming and very funny cabaret that not only shows off Burger’s highly skilled vocals, but her excellent grasp of comedy, wonderful knack for character voices and accents, and her ability to Riverdance (along with her pianist-in-crime Matthew ‘If it’s Fringe season, I’m there’ Carey)."
"In contrast to her petite structure, her voice is colossal. As well as possessing her glorious voice, she is a wonderful story teller. Her comedic timing and off the cuff comments are hilarious and sassy and always tailored to whatever character she is playing at that moment. ★★★★"
"Her songwriting and composition are a testament to artistry, and her versatility of style begs me to seek a more complex grouping for her music [than pop]."
"With so much power and a phenomenal range, she was able to move from tender, passionate ballads to hard driving, rock beats with ease...her songs and music are hard to categorize but who needs a category when you’re that good!"
Burger approaches her music with a maturity and dexterity that swerves the formulaic beats and teenage angst that dominates the charts and airwaves...though there's a danger you'll have to have the catchy chorus surgically removed, which is a recurring problem with her music.
“ The temperature really shot up when Michaela Lucas stepped on stage...a musical powerhouse with personality to match...seriously good singing. She was mesmerising accompanying herself on piano...unforgettable!”
“...An energetic and charismatic performance...”
“Michaela Burger is raw emotion made musical!”
“Michaela Burger...stands out for her vocal and acting talent”
“She has one of the finest voices this state has produced!”