Before Amelia Ryan appeared on stage the loudspeakers at the Supper Club announced to the audience, "to fasten our seat belts, empty our bladders, we were heading into turbulence soon." I knew we were headed for a wild night of entertainment with that little introduction.
Then the diva herself appears, Amelia Ryan, a stunning curvy blonde in a hot pink low cut dress, singing her heart out in true cabaret style about the storm setting in to "It's Raining Men."
Amelia connects with the audience, comically reeling us into her world of mix ups, missed flights, bad dates, while disaster and calamity are always lurking close by. She cleverly changes the lyrics to many iconic pop songs in order to highlight her life's woes. Cameron Thomas accompanies her on piano which adds that extra pizazz to Amelia's singing.
Amelia has had a colourful life worth belting out cabaret tunes to, what with a gay father and a transsexual step mother. She was able to hilariously express these dramatic life experiences through 4 Non Blondes," What's Up." We also learned that while her "dad was part of a brotherhood of men," her mom was getting familiar with the 23 year old handyman.
I was rolling in my seat with laughter at her awesome rendition of Belinda Carisle's "Leave a Light on for me," set to her disastrous experience of having a UTI while touring with Australia's Theatre and Education group. Having unfortunately suffered from UTI's myself, Amelia being able to make a joke out of such a painful experience was brilliant! As they say laughter is the best medicine.
At the second half Amelia came out in a show stopping sequinned dress. This one woman wonder showed no signs of tiring as she grabbed 3 men from the audience and did another audience favourite, highlighting the different disastrous types of men women encounter while dating.
The show then took a more serious note as Amelia soulfully belted out Adele's "Someone Like You." She shared deeply with her audience about her personal life and losing the man she loved to another woman.
She sang an original song which I think we can all relate to, "What am I running for?" about the hectic schedule she keeps and why. From a stormy turbulent start Amelia finished the night by saying she's learning to dance in the rain and admitting, "I'm still a mess. I'm a mess who let the sunshine in."
There's still time to see Amelia Ryan's Storm in a D Cup this weekend. Go see it!
She takes you on a hilarious journey through her life, showing you there's always a rainbow and silver linings through the storm clouds. She's one hot mess, a Storm in a D Cup that can't be missed!