Last week I had the privilege of going to see Strictly Ballroom (the musical) in Melbourne at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
It was SENSATIONAL! The colours, the music, the fun. What a brilliant performance and a very clever adaptation from screen to stage by Baz Luhrmann,
Strictly Ballroom has been adapted from the movie made back in 1992 into a stage show retelling the inspiring story of a ballroom dancer who challenges the rules to follow his heart and love for dance.
The shoe followed the loved film closely and used classic Australian humour with a little appropriate pathos in the storyline. Naturally, the dancing is spectacular – as are the costumes. The normally red plush seats of the theatre are now covered with a sea of pink, green, yellow and blue, to get you in the mood, and the stage curtain also shimmers in its red glory.
I highly recommend going and seeing for yourself. It makes you smile and will have you dancing on stage by the end!! It is a limited season so make sure you get there!
I wore my new favorite maxi skirt. It’s long so heels are a must and I love the detail on the skirt. Even though this black detail is see through, it makes me love it more! It was a little cool on the evening so I couldn’t get away with just the crop top, lucky I was able to borrow a cropped leather jacket to finish off my outfit.
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*images of show taken from Strictly Ballroom website
I was lucky enough to head off to see Once Musical opening night over the weekend which has started playing in Melbourne.
I took along Nic and was so excited to see this acclaimed performance especially as two Geelong girls I have the privileged of working with (albeit a long time ago!) in this incredible show.
It only took seconds to see why this musical has won incredible awards and traveled the world. It is running until December here in Melbourne and I really encourage you to go along and check it out. The humor, the music, the performers all blew my mind and captured me into the experience. What made me love the musical even more was that the cast played all the music. Each character had an instrument they played as they danced and sang on stage; proving just how talented these really were.
Once is set in modern-day Dublin and is about a Guy wanting to give up his music when a Girl comes along and inspires him to dream again. Tom Parsons and Madeline Jones played the leads and their voices worked so well together.
As mentioned I have met two of the performers who are originally from Geelong; Amy Lehpamer and Lisa Hanley. Amy played Reza and did such a wonderful job of having a Czech accent and playing the violin while making the audience laugh. While I didn’t get to see Lisa perform (she is the understudy for Girl) I know she too would be incredible and blow the audience away with her talent!
As it was opening night I wanted to wear something that was fun and luckily enough the weather was beautiful!
I love this skirt and I think one of my favourite things about it is the pockets!
I am also still loving these mules which are so comfortable! I was happy with how my outfit came together!
And thanks to watching a video on Redcliff Style’s blog I was able to get great curls in my hair, which I have tried to do for years now!! ! So thank you Rachel for your wonderful tips!!
What do you think of my outfit?
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Photos taken by Nicole Bacely and supplied by Once Musical.