Eurovision will kick off in a few weeks’ time and the grand final will been shown on SBS on Sunday 25 May, but in the meantime if you can’t make the pilgrimage to Europe the Rockdale Theatre will prove your best alternative.
Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision has come back to Sydney and this year The Regals May Production Company will be taking on the script.
It’s a send-up of the Eurovision song contest, choreographer Lauren Nalty said.
It takes all the cliches, hilarious moments and camp characterisation of the contest and combines them to produce a laugh-a-minute cocktail of music and dance, presented by two mesmerisingly hysterical hosts.
The musical comedy is set in Sarajevo and will showcase the top 12 countries from around Europe. The production will star well-known community identity Tom Wotherspoon, who will play Sergei the host.
Director Paul Morrison said he wanted to make sure the production was fun and energetic to ensure it appealed to all types of humour and interests.
It has everything -“ characters which are like Bj? Robbie Williams, any boy band you can think of -“ and a crazy old Hungarian woman, he said.
You have a show which promises a plethora of variety from our pop culture traditions as well as the occasional snippet of classic folk song. With the actual final of the Eurovision Song Contest being aired during the run of our show, this send-up is a must-see to get into the spirit of things.
For each audience member there is something unique which they will remember and love.
Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision opens on Friday 16 May and will continue until Saturday 24 May. If you’re a fan of anything camp as well as the satirising of stereotypes and figures of popular culture then this musical is definitely for you.
This is a musical like no other in that you do not have to be a fan of musical theatre to find it entertaining, Nalty said.
Clever lyrics, slapstick humour, and unique choreography, all performed by a highly talented cast, make this show a guaranteed satisfying experience. You will not leave the theatre disappointed.