What: A Night At the Musicals - Musical Theatre Cabaret
Venue: The Box in the Garden of Unearthly Delights
When: Until March 17
Tickets: Adelaide Fringe website
It's been a couple of years since these two graced the Adelaide Fringe stage but we are very happy to have them back as Olivier winner Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo 'drag' you through the back catalogue of every song from every musical every written.
With dramatic entrances, glamorous costumes and glorious renditions of songs from your favourite musical theatre production, a Night at the Musicals is everything the Adelaide Fringe is about. It's fun, it's irreverent, it's loud, it's sparkly and it's very very naughty.
While singing alongside Le Gateau Chocolat would be tough on the ego of any stage performer (if you haven't yet heard that rich, velvety baritone you have no idea what you're missing), Jonny Woo does manage to keep up when singing live but excels while miming to some of the most iconic stage performances of all time including a terrifying balancing act as Sally Bowles.
Gateau is a vision in sequins and his ability to use that voice to either whisper seductively into your ear or blow you away with the power is incredible.
Of course audience participation is both encouraged and ridiculed in even proportions throughout the performance, and while it obviously saves on the power bills, there's one song where you become the lighting techs with phone torches swaying to the beat.
If you hate singing in public this is not the show for you, but if all it takes is a little crowd support then belt them out at this one because you're sure to know the words to at least one track, even if it's from Frozen!
Some things to note, Gateau has trimmed down A LOT since we saw him here last but he still has that larger than life presence about him and Jonny Woo must have THE BEST legs to ever don a pair of strappy heels.
A definite 4.5 stars. I left that theatre with the biggest smile on my face!