Having been to the Moulin Rouge in Paris, I actually felt disappointingly underwhelmed by the show. I would attribute that to the unimaginative lighting and the absence in the use of backdrops to create authentic atmosphere.
The dazzling, talented, costumed cast deserved so much more. Eternally young and beautiful, Marissa Burgess was all class and her history with the Moulin Rouge is renowned and well earned.
Cathie Boyd’s costumes were undeniably spectacular and obviously valuable. I read somewhere they are worth more than a quarter of a million dollars.
The dancers were exquisite, exotic beings blessed with special abilities plus sultry sensuality. They were divine creatures- jeweled, feathered perfect specimens.
Personally, I was disappointed in the Hip Hop interpretation of the Can Can, preferring the traditional version which I have danced. It was cabaret, it was variety but it could have been more spectacular.
Cabaret De Paris
Playhouse – QPAC, Cultural Precinct, Southbank (Brisbane)
Performance: Saturday 6 July 2019
Image: Cabaret De Paris (supplied)
Review: Michele-Rose Boylan