Dream comes true for trio

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Weekly Life -

PER­FORMER Lisa Adam ad­mits she does not feel very glam­orous while run­ning around af­ter her two tod­dlers, so any rea­son to hit the stage is a good one.

She will do just that with Dar­lene Gianoli and Vanessa Raspa when the trio per­form The Dream Girls at Fringe World Fes­ti­val this month as part of ACE’s Cabaret Down­stairs at the Maj pro­gram.

And they will be per­form­ing in style thanks to Perth de­signer Steph Audino, who cre­ated their fab­u­lous hot pink frocks.

“Dar­lene has known Steph for a while and it was just one of those serendip­i­tous things,” Adam said.

“I only met Steph when we had a fit­ting for th­ese pink dresses and I was ut­terly blown away by her talent; they’re just divine.

“I keep men­tion­ing her to peo­ple, say­ing there’s this de­signer called Steph Audino and all th­ese Perth peo­ple say ‘Yeah’. I’ve ob­vi­ously been liv­ing in Syd­ney for way too long and am out of the loop.”

Adam, a WAAPA grad­u­ate who starred in Jersey Boys as Mary Del­gado and more re­cently Black Swan State Theatre Com­pany’s Clin­ton the Mu­si­cal as Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton, joined The Dream Girls mid last year and said she was hav­ing a ball.

“We have sev­eral dif­fer­ent shows but for Fringe we’re do­ing our 1960s Elvis tribute show, which is one of our most pop­u­lar,” she said.

“It’s a re­ally slick show with catchy songs, a hot six-piece band and I think the women are hot too, if I do say so my­self.

“I’ve al­ways thought Down­stairs at the Maj was a fan­tas­tic venue and think The Dream Girls is a per­fect show for it; even though the venue is small, it suits live mu­sic. I just saw some of the other acts in the se­ries and we’re in very high-cal­i­bre com­pany.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d463081

Lisa Adam, Dar­lene Gianoli and Vanessa Raspa pro­vide vo­cals for Dream Girls - The Sen­sa­tional 60s.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.