Girls tip hat to the golden era

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Sophia Con­stan­tine

The Fringe World fes­ti­val is head­ing to Port Hed­land and Kar­ratha for the first time.

The fes­ti­val of­fer­ing this year is an all-ages com­edy show held at Tam­brey Tav­ern in Kar­ratha on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 3, and Matt Dann Theatre In Port Hed­land on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 4.

The Dream Girls have put to­gether a show which one of the per­form­ers, Dar­lene Gianoli, said was “sen­sa­tional 60s with a lit­tle touch of Elvis Pres­ley”.

The per­for­mance pays trib­ute to the golden era of mu­sic, tak­ing the au­di­ence back to the be­gin­ning of the girl-group phe­nom­e­non, which be­gan in the 1950s.

The Dream Girls will also per­form at Fringe World in Perth as well as Outer Fringe, the re­gional part of the Fringe.

Gianoli said the Dream Girls had put many hours into re­hears­ing for the per­for­mance so it would be an en­er­getic and en­gag­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, and en­cour­aged lo­cals to join in for a dance.

“Peo­ple from re­gional ar­eas of­ten find it hard to get down to Perth, so it gives them a real taste to fringe,” she said.

“We’re re­ally look­ing for­ward to it.

“I think it’s fan­tas­tic to take it to re­mote ar­eas.”

The Dream Girls will fly into Kar­ratha on Fe­bru­ary 3, where they will per­form be­fore ar­riv­ing in Port Hed­land.

The first Fringe fes­ti­val was held in Fe­bru­ary 2011 and ex­tended to re­gional ar­eas in 2012.

Tick­ets for the show are on sale now for $15, or $50 for a fam­ily pass.

Pic­ture: Shaun Fer­raloro

Vanessa Raspa and Dar­lene Gianoli, of The Dream Girls.

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