March 7, 2023

Watch Out Gay Panda

Watch Out Gay Panda is a one man show that is partially improvised. It doesn't have the high energy or quick pace you'd expect from improv. It's really a coming out story set to improvised music, Dennis (the performer/panda) creates tracks and lays them on top of each other to create an echoing harmony. 

The improvisation may be partly in response to audience feedback and partly him still crafting his show. The blurb for the show mentioned it would cover saving the species but that may have been an earlier draft. What you do get is discussion on sexuality/homophobia and culture/racism through the lens of a panda trying to live a human life. But as the panda aptly says "why should I stand on my hind legs like a human?"

Tickets: $22

Performances: 7-11 March, 630pm

March 2, 2023

A Lovely Day to be Online

A Lovely Day to be Online is a rock concert about the internet for millennials - I say millennials because I'm one and I related. We're young enough to be obsessed with the internet but old enough to know it's not healthy. Through clever lyrics the good and the bad of the internet, mostly social media, are explored.

At its heart it's about the singer, Connor (who also plays keyboard, guitar and electric guitar while backed up by band members on bass and drums) and his journey through a very relatable experience. It was surprisingly emotional as well as funny and a little thought provoking.

My companion compared him to Tim Minchin except he's younger, wears shoes and can sing better. It's a reasonable comparison, they both mix comedy with music and commentary with a message. There is also the undeniable fact that they are both Australian males with long hair.

Tomorrow if the final night so get your ticket now!

Tickets: $30

Performances: 7pm 2-3 March