The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - FRONT PAGE - EMILY MAC­DON­ALD

With their love of flash­ing flesh and down­ing cham­pagne in fab­u­lous com­pany, it’s no won­der the saucy in­ter­na­tional stars of Blanc de Blanc found their spir­i­tual home on the Gold Coast.

Any­thing goes at Blanc de Blanc which the show’s debonair maitre’d Gregg Romeo, known to au­di­ences as Mon­sieur Romeo, proved when a time zone ker­fuf­fle saw the Bul­letin ac­ci­den­tally call him at 2am French time for this in­ter­view.

But when your job is to wran­gle cast mem­bers who have been known to ca­vort semi-nude and sop­ping wet on to the laps of de­lighted au­di­ence mem­bers you’re forced to adopt a show-mustgo-on at­ti­tude.

“I in­vite you to join my party and I try to con­trol my cast, but some­times it seems like it’s out of my hands,” Mon­sieur Romeo says.

“You have to be open­minded but there’s nothing to be feared in this show.

“There is some shock fac­tor and we do have full- frontal nu­dity. Peo­ple cover their eyes, but we can see them peek­ing through.”

Mon­sieur Romeo has worked with the likes of Bey­once, Nelly Fur­tado, Kylie Minogue, Marc Anthony, Nicki Mi­naj and Lady Gaga.

He’s also ap­peared in movies in­clud­ing Dance Flick, Blades of Glory and Jack­ass 2 and in his spare time he moon­lights in Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray bur­lesque tour.

De­spite his jet­set­ting life­style, the glam­orous model turned per­former can’t wait to head back to the Gold Coast.

“The Gold Coast is all about fun. The show is very loud and I think the Gold Coast crowd re­ally en­joyed it as it is very com­ple­men­tary to your life­style,” he says.

“It’s very well re­ceived by all dif­fer­ent ages. We’ve got peo­ple com­ing in their 20s right through to 90 plus years old. I had one 80-year-old come up to me after a show and tell me cheek­ily how much she loved it.” Blanc de Blanc will be show­ing at Broad­wa­ter Park­lands from today un­til Novem­ber 5. Tick­ets start at $55 and are avail­able at tick­ets.blanc­

Blanc de Blanc ring­mas­ter Mon­sieur Romeo gets cheeky.

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