By Tammy Walters
Johnstone Park, Geelong has been transformed into a full-fledged arts and entertainment highlight as Spiegeltent Geelong makes his debut.
Three years after its creation, the iconic Aurora Spiegeltent will settle in Geelong throughout the month of June, offering an exceptional range of comedies, music, cabaret, dance and mystifying acrobatic acts.
So far, everything has started well with the global sensation and Madonna-endorsed flagship show, LIMBO. Where death-defying stunts, heart-wrenching contortions and incomprehensible acrobatics intermingle on stage, LIMBO has left Geelong audiences gasping with shows that sell out quickly for the rest of the month.
“LIMBO has been to 17 countries, it has performed over 1000 performances around the world, and everywhere we do it people love it. Due to the fire and energy of music, it is a great addition to winter and it’s just a great first tent outing.
“If you’ve never attended a Spiegeltent show before, LIMBO will certainly leave you with an unforgettable experience,” says Creative Director Scott Maidment.
“So far the response has been pretty overwhelming. The tent is magnificent on this site, ”he continues. “There is already a buzz in the air and it makes us feel like we made the right decision in bringing the tent to Geelong.”
They say good things come in threes, and Spiegeltent is definitely producing the goods with his exceptional musical offerings. Three powerful female legends, Renée Geyer, Ella Hooper and Kate Ceberano have been carefully selected to join the lineup, gracing the Spiegeltent stage for solo performances on Sunday June 9, Sunday June 16 and Thursday June 20 respectively.
“It’s not just because they’re women. This is because they are at the top of their game and are amazing to see in the Spiegeltent. Same with Judith Lucy – she is an amazing and powerful woman. It’s those kinds of acts that you should come in and see, ”Maidment says.
“We always want to present a diverse range of acts in the tent and try to find something for all demographic groups, but also people can see these artists up close and personally because the stage is not very far from the scene. last row.
“In this environment, the audience is really part of the action. The incredible environment of the tent’s velvet curtains, stained glass windows and mirrors makes it really special not only for the audience but also for the artists.
Along with Judith Lucy’s already sold-out show, Australian comedy Joel Creasey, Tom Gleeson and Tom Ballard are expected to hurt cheeks, stomach and tears.
Eurovision Song Contest host Joel Creasey takes care of millennials with his NSFW show To drink. Tear down. Repeat. while Tom Gleeson will elicit more joy than Marie Kondo in Joy. Tom Ballard will also be there, bringing his very frank show Quite at the Geelong tent.
The fun doesn’t end there. A dance team and viral YouTube thrills, Djuki Mala will bring their high energy, while wildly hysterical Carlotta: Queen of the Cross prepares to serve a dish from her Priscilla, queen of the desert– cabaret inspired.
“We are also quite proud of the show program. With Kate Ceberano and Renée Geyer and Ella Hooper, there’s a great music program as well as some of these amazing comedians.
“When I was there the other night LIMBO was getting a standing ovation so we’ve been really happy with that so far. But there are only a few weeks left, so I really encourage people to take the jump now, because it will go away before they know it, ”Maidment said.
Given the overwhelmingly positive response so far, Maidment confirms that it is possible to return in 2020.
See music, dance, comedy and theater bring Geelong to life at the Spiegeltent in Johnstone Park until Sunday, June 23 (except Monday). Explore the program and collect your tickets at spiegeltentgeelong.com.