Another Night At The Musicals
If you felt the Northbridge pavement trembling last night, you weren’t imagining it.
Le Gateau Chocolat and his bellowing voice have returned to Perth, bigger and better than ever with Another Night At The Musicals.
Joined in a seamless collaboration with leggy drag queen and master of comedic timing Jonny Woo, the crowd were in for a real treat.
While modestly titled, Another Night At The Musicals isn’t your average sing-along.
This unlikely duo is immensely talented. Their vocal prowess combined with their quick wit and outstanding costumes make for a wickedly entertaining hour.
Never was this more obvious than in their epic duet of Liza Minnelli’s Cabaret. While every note was hit with precision, the crowd were in stitches at the sight of Chocolat’s concentration as he attempted to shimmy the sequin tassels on his skin-tight red leotard.
From Mamamia to Les Misérables, no musical is off limits, and nothing will stop Chocolat and Woo from paying homage to their favourite musical divas.
No budget? No worries.
A little help from a bubble machine and all of a sudden, we were transported underwater, feeling The Little Mermaid’s longing to be a walking, talking human.
Likewise, a willing audience participant and a humble fan transformed the dramatic bridge of Olivia Newton John’s Xanadu into a real-life 80s music video.
The only regret I have for this show is Chocolat’s incredible rendition of I Dreamed A Dream being cut short. While yes, he’s sung it in past shows, it’s above and beyond good enough to bring back year on year.
Regardless, this is a truly unmissable piece of Fringe Festival fun – showing a fantastically unique use of world class talents.