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JUPITERS' LATEST STAGE SHOW IS A GLOBAL JOURNEY
Forget about going around the world in 80 days – Michael Boyd will take you on an allsinging and alldancing global adventure in just one night.
The producer raised the curtains on Bon Voyage last night, a new stage show at Jupiters Theatre which features a talented cast of 13 Queensland-based performers.
Boyd says the idea for the “variety show” was conceived on a flight from Melbourne to the Gold Coast six months ago.
“It starts off in New York with a Broadway section before heading to Asia, where you spend One Night in Bangkok,” he says.
“Then we head off to Africa where we are immersed in the fire and the rhythms. From Africa we go to India and there’s a massive Bollywood section with all the colour you could imagine.
“And I needed to include the romance of Paris with all the showgirls and their feathers and high kicks.”
Inspired by Jules Verne’s novel Around the World in 80
Days, Boyd says he added a few additional stopovers for his stage show extravaganza.
“That’s when we go back home to Australia for the finale and do a tribute to our country,” he says.
“It’s really nice way to finish. It’s one of my favourite sections and a brilliant way to close the show.”
Boyd says the best part of the vibrant global journey is that you don’t need a passport or visa to come along for the ride.
“It’s around the world in 80 minutes,” he says.
“There’s a real aviation theme and some great tonguein-cheek humour from our air hostess.”
Showing at Jupiters Hotel & Casino for a limited season,
Bon Voyage is Boyd’s third show for the theatre.
He says the non-stop action of the production is great for audiences who have short attention spans.
“It’s true old-fashioned variety with dancing, singing, comedy, magic, horsemanship and so many more elements.”
Bon Voyage plays Jupiters Hotel & Casino Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm.
Bon Voyage at Jupiters Theatre.