Space Theatre, Fri 10 Jun
Nothing you may have heard about this terrific cabaret performer will prepare you for the outrageous, hilarious and zany fun that she lays on from start to finish. Amy G is a true entertainer, who wraps the audience around her like a family of newly found friends and we willingly go with her, she is so deliciously daggy and adorable.
Explaining the basis of the show, namely the value of exposing those things we feel ashamed about, (and there are always plenty) Amy G launches into Shame, the first of many songs, backed by John Thorn on piano, and his hot three piece band, affectionately tagged by Amy as The Gag Reflex.
Natural Woman and I Who Have Nothing become uproarious anthems to her chicken fillets, and show us the vocal talent and comedic skill of this delightful performer.
Donning roller skates and huge showgirl feathers and, eventually, a ukulele, Amy G floored us with the glorious piece of physical comedy that had us gasping and laughing at the same time. Her skill on skates is gorgeous, and featured throughout, delighting us with tap dancing and the fantastic inflamed flamenco diva piece, with a truly beautiful costume change that earned its own round of applause. Her use of costume throughout the show is inspired and adds another dimension to the joy of the performance.
The range of her power-house vocals touched us in the poignant It’s Not Easy Being Green, thrilled us with the insane rage of I Put A Spell On You, (accompanied by a magic trick) and went on with a French chicken song and a wonderfully irreverent version of Mad About The Boy.
Her interaction with and use of the audience members is remarkable, hugely skillful and at times jaw-droppingly courageous and she takes us all to the far-side of our comfort zones and beyond, in a marvelously executed expose of squirmy truths.
The encore of the American national anthem played on kazoo, but not by mouth, was unforgettable. Amy G is marvelous!
Courageous, outrageous, whacky and hugely entertaining!
Amy G performs Entershamement at Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre, from 7pm until Sat 11 Jun.
Book at BASS on 131 246 or bass.net.au. Click HERE to purchase your tickets.
Image courtesy of Maike Shultz
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