The Plus Ones were invited to boogie on down for the opening weekend performance and it was a night of high octane moves and funkalicious beats that had the whole theatre dancing in their seats. Whether you’re a diehard Bee Gees fan or not, you will be sure to be singing along to the endless stream of hits that defines an era.
Saturday Night Fever is set in working class Brooklyn, the year is 1976. Tony Manero is a working class 19-year-old, living at home with a family struggling to make ends meet. Tony lives for the weekend, cutting shapes at his favourite club, 2001 Odyssey, one day hoping to make it big on the dancefloors across the bridge in the Big Apple.
There were some standout performances of the night across the cast, with my personal highlight coming from Annette, played by Elise Brennan, whose crisp vocals stole the show. Lead Mike Snell (Tony), built strength throughout with some defining comical solos and was a pleasure to watch. (Those abs!)
Make sure you get down to Chapel off Chapel to check out this show. It’s not often you get to experience a musical of this scale in such an intimate space. ‘Saturday Night Fever’ is sure to leave you on a high. Luckily, there are lots of clubs within walking distance for you to bust some moves out after the show.
Brenton Spink is a social Melburnian who loves a good feed, drink, dance, and other related shenanigans. Find him on Twitter at @SoSpinky.