All posts tagged: fringe festival

Fringe Festival Review: A Star is Bored

A Star is Bored was anything but boring. In fact, it had all the energy of a one-man mini Broadway show in loud flanno PJs with fabulous hair. Kicking off with a hilarious showreel, where Nick parodies everything from Broadway and primetime crime to teen horror movies, we were taken on his journey from the ill-matched mean streets of Reservoir through an all-consuming Foxtel addiction, his never-give-up-efforts to make it big in reality television (including a super-funny ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ parody) to his final destination – when it all came together in a shower of glitter – set to Sesame Street. Nick Eynaud’s vocal range was incredible – his catchy but well written songs adapted to the tune of popular hits from the last few decades, my personal favourite.. set to Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights was perfectly timed and came out of left field for maximum effect.  I simply can’t recommend this show enough, especially if you are a fan of pop culture and musical theatre, ironic references to the desperation and depravity of soul-selling reality television and the narcissistic belief …

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Fringe Festival Review: Showga

Reading the bio for this piece, I was expecting to go along and have a good laugh at someone satirically poking fun at the pretentiousness and fake elements of the yoga / wellness industry which at the moment, is so very trendy – and for the most part I did. What I didn’t expect was an hour-long performance which was actually quite insightful – playing on not only the aforementioned pretension and perceived judgement of many so-called wellness “guru’s” but also the hidden undercurrent themes of this genre like low self esteem and hiding one’s own self-loathing by projecting it out onto others… kind of like blowing out someone else’s candle, so yours can shine that little bit brighter. A clever and relatable piece, with plenty of crowd interaction, dressed up in 12 inch glitter platforms, a green two-piece and a feathered headdress reminiscent of of Bollywood-themed Priscilla, Chelsea Evans (aka Chakanunda Vaganunda Chikki Chikki Wa) is one flexible, funny woman. Showga has finished it’s Melbourne Fringe Festival run, with the last show running Sunday evening, 20 September 2015 at the …