Review: Saturday Night Soirée

La Bohème, Saturday, February 15

Saturday Night Soirée is a brilliant way to round up your Adelaide Fringe Saturday night with an excellent diversity of cabaret acts that is rare to find in one performance. Sidonie Henbest provides the explosive and sexy vocals, Matthew Carey demonstrates his flair on keys, Miss Sapphire Snow dazzles with her burlesque, and Ninian Donald provides hilarious comedic touches, puppetry and some smooth grooves. Saturday Night Soirée highlights some great SA talent; the group work wonderfully together and each act flowed into the next with ease. The performers were certainly challenged on opening night with a hen’s night crashing the evening (I think Aussie Hunks Australia might have a more appropriate choice, girls), but they coped with professionalism and fun. Some of the highlights of the show included the synchronised swimming dance and the Little Red Riding Hood acts, which involved all the talented performers. Rating: ***1/2 Saturday Night Soirée continues at La Bohème until Saturday, March 15. *This review also appears on Rip It Up

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