Think Jay Gatsby hosted the best roaring '20s parties? Not anymore. It’s time to crack open some Champagne, because this scintillating smash-hit show is back for a third encore run!
The sparkling toast of the Sydney summer, Blanc de Blanc Encore has been wowing audiences since it opened in January in the totally refurbished cabaret venue the Grand Electric (on the Redfern side of Surry Hills). Clearly, Sydney can't get enough of this much-loved cabaret, circus and burlesque show.
The Blanc experience serves up the top shelf of cabaret-burlesque-circus entertainment with a devilish smile and a knowing wink. This show is bubbling over with hilarious hosts, talented perfomers dressed up (and down) in dazzling couture-fashion-level costuming, interactive stunts and so-rude-it's-right jokes. It's quite an accomplishment to stage a variety production that can so seamlessly gear-change from clownish wielding of crotches to superb aerial artistry, and from phallic percussion to a soulful pop crooner – all while maintaining a fun, playfully risqué vibe.
The internationally sourced cast packs some of the most stunning talents from near and far, with numerous Cirque du Soleil alumni in the ranks. Want an idea of the calibre? The inimitable Jake DuPree (they/them) – burlesque performer, fitness instructor, lingerie model and the first non-binary person to perform at the famous Crazy Horse in Paris – recently came direct from LA to join the Blanc de Blanc Encore cast for a strictly limited stint.
Want our top tips for maximising your Blanc de Blanc experience? Don't cut your arrival too close to the curtain, and make sure you have a little time to luxuriate in the French-inspired courtyard that is peppered with original Art Deco-inspired murals by Max Elbourne. The seating is also quite snug, so you may want to fork out for a ring-side cabaret table if you'd like more room to spread-eagle. (And if you have any aversion to flying feathers or floating bubbles, good luck to you!)
If the Grand Electric looks familiar to you, that might be because it's the original home of beloved comedy and performance hub the Giant Dwarf (may it rest in peace). Catch the show at this exciting new theatre and transport yourself back to the glitz and glamour of 1920s Paris to experience a world of risqué revelry.
Audience members are encouraged to embrace the experience with open arms and raised glasses. The dress code is, naturally, white with a touch of sparkle.
This adults-only experience from Strut & Fret is a bit fancy, a bit bubbly, a touch saucy, and super boozy.
Blanc de Blanc Encore is back for a good time until December 17, 2023. Tickets start at $75+booking fee. Find tickets and for more information at the website.