“A good heart these days is hard to find!” Also rare is a great mimic with tenor voice morphed into charismatic cross-dressing cameos. Ashley performed from his heart and talented soul, assisted by comic writing from Phil Scott and Gretel Killeen.
STAR STRUCK: A Live Cabaret Tribute to the Divas was fabulous Friday fare at The Star’s vibrant new venue. Ashley presented focused and musically refreshing impersonations. No well-costumed and coiffed diva, dead or alive, was safe from satire.
The highlight with regards to structure and large-venue-deserving energy came in the show’s second half. Back to back transitions with fast outfit changes from one female superstar to the next wowed the audience.
These musical and theatrical treats were ably supported by the triple-threat ‘Trevettes’, aka back-up couple Kirby and Ryan.
Hits and covers by Cher, Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Shirley Bassey and Tina Turner became new hits in the show-stopping hands and heels of Ashley, the ‘Trevettes’ and band.
This performance soared well beyond drag, or a collection of hilarious and dare I say ‘straight’ covers. STAR STRUCK continued a stream of Ashley’s inimitable concept shows.
A complete standing ovation was indication that this latest instalment deserves its history repeating.
Trevor Ashley’s STAR STRUCK played for one night only at the Star Event Centre.