Hot, saucy and delicious, smoke fills the air of the 95 year old Spiegeltent as it opens for our very own Sorrento extravaganza.
The epitome of decadence and glamour, the Spiegeltent experience reveals a world of Parisian charm and sultriness with a cigarette haze floating just below the blush or ruby red drapes and exotic mirror walls.
Sexy young can can dancers envelope the stage with their high octane performance, with more than a hint of naughtiness.
The anticipation among the audience is palpable as if the Spiegeltent still holds the sultry energy of the ghosts of past performers, and the mirrors have eyes.
A chill shoots up the spine as leggy, red head Catherine Hancock channels Marlene Dietrich on the same stage the star graced many decades before.
Wayne Scott Kermond gives a wildly entertaining performance as the show’s Emcee; Jude Purl mesmerises the crowd with her sultry vocals; and Seann Miley Moore leaves the audience breathless and wanting more.
A special event for the peninsula, Spiegeltent is the dream of Three Palms owner James McPherson, who collaborated with Jason Coleman (So You Think You Can Dance/Ministry of Dance fame) to bring song, dance and circus excitement to the streets of Sorrento.
Already creating a buzz with leading critics, Spiegelicious brings together a mix of Cirque Du Soleil aerialists, seasoned professional dancers, and some of Australia’s leading talents.
Just as creators James and Jason had envisaged, Spiegeltent is a delight to the senses from the moment you enter, with its dark corners of decadence, leadlight windows, rich timber and luxurious velvet fabrics.
The entertainment begins long before the stage performance, with the history and nostalgia of this intimate Berlin mirror tent infectious in transporting you to a world of old European cabaret. All your senses are awakened in this feast for the eyes where anything can happen.
During the day Spiegeltent is home to Animalicious, a fun filled rip roaring journey through the animal kingdom that delights hearts young and old. With tap-dancing penguins, hip-hopping hippopotamus, rapping rhinos, very cool polar bears, harmonising monkeys, a spectacular flying rosella and even a foot-stomping elephant, this show is at once educational and a spectacle for the senses. If you’re lucky it might even snow.
The colourful costumes, thoughtful lighting and heart-pounding music for both shows make for non-stop toe-tapping, clapping and belly laughs, with a delightful touch of audience participation that makes for a party that lingers long in the memory and the heart.
And now due to full houses and incredible reviews, Spiegelicious will run for three additional weekends (Friday and Saturday nights at 7pm and 9.30pm) and Animalicious will be performed on Saturdays at 11am until Saturday 14 February.
Spiegelicious tickets are $79.50 and Animalicious tickets are $45.00, on sale at the Three Palms Box Office or via Ticketmaster 136 100