Songbirds keep the dream alive
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 fringeworld.com.au.
US comedian Mike Goldstein.