An opulent Adults Only evening direct from the French Quarter of New Orleans, the ever elusive Circus Society now invite Melbourne audiences to their electric and flamboyant parade at the illustrious Melba Spiegeltent this May.
Influenced by the city of New Orleans and the best party on earth, it’s Mardi Gras, in the past these types of infamous festivities were hosted by secret societies competing to uphold the most lavish party in their quarter.
Blending Cajun party culture, French exuberance, Creole voodoo, masquerade, and breathtaking acrobatics, Society serves up audiences an extroverted lighting design and unique styled sound track of live music and original tracks. An alluring, all-encompassing onslaught on the senses, nothing is off limits in this indulgent Circus Cabaret.
With a star-studded international cast including world renowned Latin Ballroom and Ballet dancers, a competitive Gymnast, Circus Oz and Flying Fruit Fly Circus alumni, and graduates of Melbourne’s prestigious National Institute of Circus Arts performing a mesmerizing mix of contortion, acrobatics, aerial, manipulation, juggling, and dance across the evening, Society promises to deliver audiences a visual feast like no other.
Running since 2007, AfterDark Theatre has built a solid reputation as a high-end design and production company, offering Australian Circus lovers a veritable feast of superior quality shows and events. Previous award-winning productions include Pants Down Circus, Sediment, BARBAROI, Element of Consequence, and The Boardwalk Republic; the original Southside hub during Melbourne Fringe.
Continuing with that trend, AfterDark Theatre now proudly presents Society – a high octane tribute to the Bourbon Street Circus and the wild nightlife of the French Quarter.
Director: Francesco Minniti Featuring: Jacinta Rohan, Mathew Brown, Tully Fedorowjtsch, Simon Storey, Mimi LeNoire, Alyssa Moore, Francesco Minniti Music Director: Kara Ciezki Lighting Designer: Harrison Cope Costume Designer: Nay Cananzi Assistant Director: Julie Sharpe
The Melba Spiegeltent, 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Season: 12 – 26 May 2018 (previews: 10 – 11 May)
Information and Bookings: www.afterdarktheatre.com
Image: Mathew Brown – photo by Jacinta Oaten