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Tinserella- Putting the G'Day in Cababret

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by Jeni Wilson (subscribe)
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If Joana Simmons was an electricity company her energy and power could light up a whole town. Couple this with the laughter and cheering of the audience and you have a very well lit city!

Tinserella - Putting the G'Day in Cababret is an incredibly unique Aussie and one hundred percent engaging one woman comedy (anti) cabaret.

According to the definition, cabaret is a restaurant or nightclub serving liquor and providing entertainment (as by singers or dancers) but this is unlike any cabaret I've ever been to. The sequins are few and far between, there's no long line of perfect-legged dancers choreographed to within an inch of their lives. There's no cheesy plastered on grins or voices that are like angels singing.

I think Joana should name and trademark her new genre of cabaret. She cleverly incorporates multimedia and alter egos to enthrall those who love the art of double meanings. Brace yourself for a night full of surprises.

Expect the unexpected because eclectic is in vogue. The show features Joana single handedly recreating herself, full costume changes and all, time and time again. She presents original songs, dances (like no other cabaret), tapping and miming her way through the show to keep the audience amused.

Tinserella mixes 80s pop with original music by Carmen O'Brien (Rapskallion) and Jamie Burgess (Handsome Devil, Impromptunes). Two personal favorites are the ironic harmonics of 'It's Not Easy Being a Hipster' and the final safety warning. She really is fabulous… which is ok, right?…if you're not hazardous! Leave with a Smile on Your Dial. Tinserella is a Beauty or as nan used to say 'It's Tinketyboo'.

This is an interactive show that engages from the beginning until the end. Part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, 'Tinserella – Putting the G'Day in Cabaret' is a physical work out for Joana and a guts laughter workout for the audience. It's shows like this that makes me really appreciate the hard work of our talented Aussie artists. I can't wait to see her new show.

If you only go to one cabaret, even if you're not into cabaret, this is the one to go to. You won't be disappointed, Joana is a real Aussie talent worth exporting. See if you can resist spontaneous out loud laughing, clapping and cheering… we couldn't. BOOK NOW.
It's bloody great mate!
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When: 29 Sep - 4 Oct 2015
Where: The Butterfly Club, 256 Collins Street, Melbourne, Carson Place, Melbourne
Cost: $20-$25
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