Moulin Rouge star brings Paris to Brisbane
After sold out shows in 2016, the Parisian revue show Cabaret de Paris will return to Brisbane for two shows on Saturday September 9. The shows will be the only ones for Australia this year.
Cabaret De Paris is a stage spectacular celebrating old-fashioned showgirl glamour combined with the skill of adagio dancers, aerial pole artistry, comedy circus performers, quick change performers, illusionists and of course the French Cancan Dancers!
For the 2pm show the dancers will be covered, while for the 7.30 pm show they will be topless.
Australian born and trained Marissa Burgess, the longest-serving performer in the Moulin Rouge's 120-year history, stars in show. The showgirl, with a string of accolades to her name, became the toast of Paris and the subject of many French TV talk shows and a US documentary. Marissa will be joined by showgirls, with dancers who have graced the stages of Moulin Rouge, The Lido and other French cabaret revues also featuring in the 90-minute production.
The show features more than a quarter of a million dollars’ worth of lavish costumes crafted in traditional Paris style, with feathers, sequins, rhinestones and jewels (some covering barely anything)!!
Cabaret de Paris is choreographed by Todd Patrick, one of Australia’s dance leaders who began his career with Disney, before working for Versace, Dior, Issey Miyaki, Gucci and Chanel, across Europe and Asia. As a dancer he worked internationally, one of the highlights being the principal in The Lido in Paris.
Additionally, illusionist and Australia’s Got Talent finalist Michael Boyd will perform his illusions, disappearances and magic.