Following the success of The Jazz Age Dance Cabaret as part of the Anywhere Festival in 2015 Candy Shop Show are back with their brand new sequel Sugar, Sugar!
Hosted by your favourite retro sweeties Miss Peppermint Twist, Miss Starburst, Miss Skittle and Miss Everlasting Gobstopper, this production highlights the best of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and really is the ultimate sugar-fix.
“This time around we really wanted to showcase our individual personalities in a fun way. We also thought it would be a great gimmick to follow the popular candies and sweets through each era and create ways to involve the audience in our performance,” said Director Jenny Usher.
Sugar, Sugar! has a cast of four – Jenny Usher (Gaythorne), Maureen Bowra (Wavell Heights), Anna Welch (Taringa) and Natalie Renouf (Tarragindi), all supported by Stage Manager Lucy Kelland (Kedron).
“When I was writing the show I had to think carefully about the girls’ personalities and how they would relate to each candy from each specific era. It was such a fun process and the performers have really brought their candy personalities to life,” says Jenny.
What can people expect from the production?
For two weeks we will completely take over The Retro Bar on Moggill Road in Kenmore, a wonderful space completely dedicated to supporting live music and local artists. Owner Richard Harrison is extremely excited about hosting Candy Shop Show and we are truly grateful for his support. Sugar, Sugar! is suitable for all ages and promises to satisfy your ultimate sugar cravings!
“Candy Shop Show are famous for their spectacular costumes, long legs and high-energy dance routines and this production features these a-plenty!” says performer Maureen Bowra.
“We’ve curated a wonderful mix of popular music from some of the best artists in history, and will perhaps introduce you to a funky tune or two you may not recognise,” says performer Anna Welch.
“This production is created, produced and presented entirely by a fabulous team of inspirational women and we are so excited to start sharing it with both new and recurring audiences!” says performer Natalie Renouf.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Miss Peppermint Twist, Miss Skittle, Miss Starburst and Miss Everlasting Gobstopper are your luscious-leggy-lolly-hosts on a marvellous musical journey through the retro era! Featuring fabulous dance numbers, stunning vocals and spectacular costumes Sugar, Sugar! is a cheeky fix guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth!
Showing 11-21 May 2016
Saturdays 3pm & 8pm
The Retro Bar
Down the lane 2071 Moggill Road, Kenmore
All tickets $27
Proudly supported by The Retro Bar and Anywhere Festival 2016.