Song­birds keep the dream alive

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Louise Alling­ham

Dar­lene Gianoli and Vanessa Rasper of Dream Girls had the au­di­ence tap­ping their toes through­out their stel­lar set of 1950s and 1960s clas­sics at the 2017 Outer Fringe Tour’s Va­ri­ety Gala in Kar­ratha last week­end. The Outer Fringe Tour brings WA re­gional towns a taste of Perth’s big­gest and most pop­u­lar fes­ti­val, Fringe World.

Dozens of Kar­ratha res­i­dents headed to the Tam­brey Tav­ern Sun­set room last Fri­day night for an evening of fun, laugh­ter, danc­ing and mu­sic at the 2017 Outer Fringe Va­ri­ety Gala. The night was kicked off by Mel­bourne co­me­dian and MC Daisy Berry, who had the crowd laugh­ing at her self-dep­re­cat­ing jokes and hu­mor­ous ob­ser­va­tions of the town. Al­though from Amer­ica, co­me­dian Mike Gold­stein is a sea­soned vet­eran in per­form­ing to Aus­tralian crowds, so didn’t hold back pok­ing fun at Aussie slang and cul­tural dif­fer­ences.

Gold­stein kept the laugh­ter go­ing with his quick wit and in­ter­acted with au­di­ence mem­bers through­out his set.

Head­line act Dream Girls then took to the stage in eye-catch­ing, sparkling cos­tumes and belted out cov­ers of favourite 1950s and 1960s tunes, in­clud­ing The Supremes’ Stop in the Name of Love, Elvis Pres­ley’s Jail­house Rock, Aretha Franklin’s Re­spect and many more.

The Outer Fringe Tour has been run­ning since 2012 in con­junc­tion with Perth’s Fringe World fes­ti­val and en­ter­tained crowds in eight re­gional cen­tres across the State this year, in­clud­ing Broome, Northam, Esper­ance and Carnar­von.

The all-ages Cir­cus Spec­tac­u­lar will hit Ex­mouth next Satur­day night with the ac­ro­batic and comedic stylings of Ross Ve­gas and David Eriks­son.

The Fringe World fes­ti­val has be­come one of the most pop­u­lar events on the Perth cal­en­dar and is big­ger and bet­ter ev­ery year.

It runs for more than four weeks and of­fers a huge va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment for all ages and in­ter­ests. For more in­for­ma­tion, head to fringe­

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

Pic­ture: Louise Alling­ham

US co­me­dian Mike Gold­stein.

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