Walk on the dark side
promises something completely different.
Chandler has always wanted to create a show that delves into the idea of perception vs reality. The Ringmaster Management director says the idea has evolved from a seed into a show – Silhouette Cabaret. Boasting a cast of 20, the one-night-only Gold Coast production features dancing, singing, acrobatics, burlesque, contortion, aerials, fire and more. Chandler says the show digs deep into the dark and hidden worlds of everyday life. ‘‘Not many people do this stuff on the Gold Coast. It’s a theatrical production that addresses social issues of sexual equality, sexual confusion and mental instability,’’ she says. ‘‘It delves into other worlds that we live in. We all wear masks in day-to-day life – we project an image by the way we dress and how we portray ourselves. ‘‘I wanted to figure out perception vs reality – what we are perceived to be and what’s really going on. It has all come together organically and beautifully.’’ Chandler says the production includes a few ‘‘little surprises’’ that are out of the ordinary for normal cabaret shows. ‘‘Expect the unexpected. I want people to feel like they have been entertained, feel like they have been on a trip, a real journey, a ride,’’ she says. ‘‘I want to take the audience out of their comfort zone. They should laugh and feel awkward. I want people to walk out and say ‘wow’. We have created a world in which the audience will believe anything is possible; that the dark creatures of fables and fairytales really do exist.’’ Chandler advises patrons to arrive for 7.30pm, promising ‘‘surprises’’ ahead of the show at 8pm.
plays Albert Waterways Community Centre, in Broadbeach, on Sunday. Tickets are $30. Visit silhouettecabaret.com for details.