A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be given tickets to see Strictly Ballroom The Musical and I was over the moon. I’d already seen it earlier in the year, but couldn’t wait to see it again!
We arrived half an hour before the show started so we got a quick bite to eat. I’d dragged a friend along who hadn’t seen the movie and dancing wasn’t really her thing. I was pretty sure she’d like it though.
Walking into the theatre was like walking into the dance comp. The whole room was sparkling! The brightly covered seats, the postered walls and of course the mirror ball.
The show starts with introductions to all the dancers whilst they waltz around the stage singing Strictly Ballroom. They then have a quick costume change (on stage) into something a little more…sparkly for the Latin championships. If you haven’t guessed by now there was a lot of glitter in this show.
There was so much energy on stage. It looked like the cast were having so much fun and it felt like you’re up there with them.
Some of my favourite moments:
Whenever Phoebe Panaretos (Fran) sang, her voice is ah-mazing and I loved the duet Beautiful Surprise with Thomas Lacey (Scott)
The flamenco scene before intermission. The dancing, the vibe and oh my the voices of Natalie Gamsu and Fernando Mira.
Getting up on stage at the end with all the cast having a dance to love is in the air. What a great way to finish off the night!
I even managed to get a couple of photos with cast members, Lachlan Martin & Jarryd Byrne (from Dancing with the Stars) thanks to my friend for snapping them. She even had a great night.
All I can see is if you haven’t seen it, go get your tickets now. It’s a fantastic night out with lots of sparkle, dancing & laughs. You can find out more about Strictly Ballroom the Musical here.
And to finish on a quote from the show:
“A life lived in fear is a life half lived”