In the usual Green Valley Theatre style, this weekend’s production of “The VerteFée Cabaret Goes to Sea” is fabulous, debaucherous, and highly entertaining.
This cabaret’s nautical theme sparked a lot of enthusiasm from both patrons and performers, and has given us the best cabaret at the theater to date.
This show has everything. No, really. Highlights include some excellent vocals, dancing, burlesque numbers, original music, classic sea shanties, filthy sea shanties, puppets, contact juggling, and fire eating.
Yes, fire eating.
In the aisles.
(It was epic.)
Ciara McClary and Owen Wilson emceed this cabaret together, and played very well off of each other. The Green Valley house band ( as “Boo Radley and the Finch Kids”) was truly excellent, and gave the singers and dancers a solid foundation on which excellent performances were built.
Ukulele Rob made an appearance, singing “At the Codfish Ball” and “Ukulele Lady,” and was charming as always. Holly Wilson rocked the house with the Styx classic “Come Sail Away,” and Anita Procedure sang Florence and the Machine’s “Spectrum.” Both were vocal highlights of the evening. The lighting that accompanied “Spectrum” was insanely creative. Eric Alley also deserves a nod for his energetic rendition of “Friggin in the Riggin” which had the audience in stitches.
David Daily is responsible for the original song, “Water Safety,” which had the crowd (patrons and performers alike) absolutely howling with laughter. The lyrics were clever, the tune was catchy, and his delivery was perfect. I can’t wait to hear more of his work.
Wesley Gomes was responsible for the aforementioned epic fire eating. I very seriously hope to see more of him in the future. His performance was smoking hot. (ba dum tss! I know. That was awful. I really should edit that out, but no… Perhaps in the morning.)
Ryan “Harpo” Harbert brought his mesmerizing contact juggling to the cabaret. I rarely get to see Harpo perform outside of an orchestra pit, so this was a rare treat – one I would like to enjoy more often.
This is undoubtedly Green Valley’s best cabaret so far, and is definitely not to be missed! There is only one more performance (Saturday, July 19, 8 p.m.) and I recommend that you purchase your tickets early. Friday night’s show was sold out, and I have no doubt that what remains of Saturday’s house will fill up fast!
For more information and to purchase tickets, click HERE. Please note: this performance is NOT appropriate for children. No one under 18 will be admitted.