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DRUMMER QUEENS : A GRAND SPECTACLE OF SOUND, LIGHT AND ACTION

DRUMMER QUEENS, a spectacle of sound, light and action, is a high energy celebration of female percussion. I feel ‘Drummer Queens’ is almost a misnomer as the light show, choreography and musical backing are major components of this exciting performance.

DRUMMER QUEENS is being performed at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, which is an excellent venue. In a smaller venue this extravagant show would be overwhelming. The Sydney Lyric Theatre is compact enough that the audience does not miss out on the subtle interplay between the performers or the more delicate moments. Continue reading DRUMMER QUEENS : A GRAND SPECTACLE OF SOUND, LIGHT AND ACTION

VELVET : A DIVINE DISCOTHEQUE CIRCUS @ ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE

Featured image – Aerial artist Stephen Williams.

It’s big. It’s bright. It’s loud. Dancing, drums, disco music and acrobatics are delivered passionately, precisely and with lots of fun.

Musical director, Joe Accaria, opens the show as drummer and DJ from an elevated position above the stage. The music and lights are pumping as a young man enters the stage and is slightly overwhelmed by the feverish nightclub scene.

Tom Oliver plays the young man at the centre of the simple narrative. Initially overwhelmed, as he is exposed to wild scenes of abandon, glamour, singing and dancing he gradually moves towards his disco enlightenment. Continue reading VELVET : A DIVINE DISCOTHEQUE CIRCUS @ ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE