Gluttony – Carry On, Sat 13 Feb
Bounding onto the stage with the kind of energy usually reserved for toddlers hopped up on sugar, the titular Two Brunettes And A Gay don’t waste a second. Let Me Entertain You isn’t just a song; it’s a demand.
Amid sibling-like bickering and crowd pleasing insults, Celeste, Deanna and Aaron don’t just play into stereotypes, they run towards them headfirst. All while looking like they raided the dress up box of an Aunty who once worked on cruise ships.
The show is at it’s best when it makes use of it’s best asset – the solid harmonies of three people who have sung together for a long time. The familiarity is evident as the three voices work together to bring the best out of each song.
The song choices themselves are also of a high quality, with each one endorsed and beloved by the gay community at large and hand picked to showcase the vocal range of each performer. From Lady Gaga to Robbie Williams, Barbra Streisand to a pretty damn good impression of Cher, and a check-in with fellow Adelaidian Sia, complete with interpretive dance number by a cross-dressing Maddie Ziegler.
The moments in between the songs could use a little polishing, with ad-libbed jokes often falling flat. The show was at it’s funniest during the pre-rehearsed gags, but could frankly do without them altogether. They might be better off focusing solely on the music and letting the vocals do the talking.
Admitting they actually don’t have any idea what the show is about was actually quite refreshing. Without an overarching theme to stick to this is a show where the performers pick songs they enjoy performing and encourage the audience to have just a good a time as they’re having.
Two Brunettes And A Gay continues at Gluttony – Carry On from 7pm until Sun 28 Feb.
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