VIBING WITH VELVET REWIRED
A spectrum of colour shone brightly as lights hit mirror balls and millions of sequins at the opening night of Velvet Rewired in Wynnum last night.
One of the headline acts for the 2022 Wynnum Fringe, Velvet Rewired delivered everything it promised and more: glitz and glamour, jaw-dropping internationally acclaimed acts, disco songs, and Australia’s favourite diva, Marcia Hines.
The music director, Joe Accaria, who also features in the show as the DJ and percussionist, is the music mastermind behind the show and really knows how to get the party started! When a show features song that make you want to sing along and get out of your seat and groove—such as If You Could Read My Mind, Born to be Alive, Everybody Dance, Shake Your Groove Thing, It’s Raining Men, Don’t Leave Me This Way, Turn the Beat Around, He's The Greatest Dancer, Boogie Wonderland, Disco Inferno and Boogie Wonderland—the audience will do just that.
This super-fun cabaret circus show features only the crème de la crème of performers; it is truly an honour to have such elite talent come to Wynnum! Each cast member has such an impressive bio, one can’t help but hope they are being paid their worth.
With his fluidity, grace, and strength it is easy to see why aerialist Beau Sargent won the bronze award at the world’s most prestigious youth circus competition in Monaco. He also performs a duo act with fellow aerialist Harley Timmermans, who oozes masculinity.
Stealing the laughs with his comic routines of quick change and hula hooping, Hula Boy Craig Reid displayed incredible control of the hoops. Labelled “the world’s greatest skating duo”, Pierre Poissonnet and Stephanie Rijkens (aka the Skating Willers) perform a death-defying act that can only be seen to be believed.
Featuring solo, and sometimes alongside the great Marcia Hines, Tom Sharah’s character transformation and velvety voice is captivating. Singer/dancers Jacinta Gulisano and Sasha Lee Saunders perform brilliantly together throughout the show. The talented pair, along with Tom Sharah and Marcia Hines, are the thread that stitch the show’s acts together.
Directed by Craig Ilott, Velvet Rewired’s amazing team also include choreographer Amy Campbell, Lighting designer Matt Marshall, and set and costume designer James Browne.