Archive for June, 2014

Vinyl Viagra

She’s a bit of an icon really.

Off to the Brisbane Powerhouse to catch the stage monster that is Rhonda Burchmore is bringing us another of her glamorous cabarets, Vinyl Viagra, this time directed by Dean Bryant, king of theatre crass. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. But with Rhonda, it absolutely works. She is able to bring to life a collection of songs from a huge variety of eras and voice types, and with the help of Matthew Frank’s incredible arrangements, bring a performance that is fun, silly, occasionally touching, but more importantly – sexy.

Rhonda is showing no signs of slowing down, proudly showing off her I’ve-still-got-it tapping skills and not one but two tear-away skirts to reveal those long long legs she’s become famous for.

The two male dancers were probably a bit unnecessary, but it’s a minor detail, Vynil Viagra is a pleasure to watch. Rhonda takes the audience through a series of women who took the sexual revolution of music just that little bit further. And with some clever audience interaction, she’s got the whole room in the palm of her hand.