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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL’S ‘KOOZA’ UNDER THE BIG TOP @ THE ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER, MOORE PARK

 

All photography by Ben Apfelbaum.

Cirque De Soleil are back in Sydney with  KOOZA, the troupe’s eighth Big Tour show to tour Australia and they are as amazing as ever.

The show springs  open like a huge, wondrous toy box to stir our imagination. The narrative sees  the main character, the personification of innocence, go on a  journey of self discovery as he encounters a kingdom of eccentric, characters and many  surprises. The show combines amazing dare-devil acrobatic/circus skills that take one’s breath away with plenty of clowning for all the young at heart. Through the performance a  wonderful live band pump out a  great soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood music.

KOOZA features a cast of some 50 acrobats, musicians, singers and actors performing amazing feats.   Cirque Du Soleil pride themselves on  being inclusive and multi-cultural- the current cast and crew are made up of personnel from some 20 countries.

Highly recommended, KOOZA  is playing the Big Top at the Entertainment Quarter  Tuesdays to Fridays at 8 pm, Saturdays at 4.30 pm and 8 pm, and Sundays at various times. The season, as it stands at the moment, is set to run until November 6.

http://cirquedusoleil.com/kooza

 

 

GREASE IS STILL THE WORD

Antony Callea as Johnny Casino shows off his moves
Antony Callea as Johnny Casino shows off his moves

Get ready to dust off your leather jackets, comb and oil up the hair and start dancing as everyone’s favourite jukebox musical is back, GREASE

This nostalgic play created by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey that made its Broadway debut in 1971 and the 1978 movie that made John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John household names is now playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne.

With a star studded cast that includes Bert Newton (Vince Fontaine), Todd McKenney (Teen Angel) Australian Idol alumni Rob Mills (Danny), and Anthony Callea (Johnny Casino), and upcoming talent Gretel Scarlett (Sandy), this high energy production will have audiences of all ages bopping along with all the old favourites such as You’re The One That I Want and Grease Is The Word.

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