What a treat! The talented creative director, producer and owner of the Birdland Jazz & Lounge Club, Alma Fushikizoh, invited me to the performance of SL’s Moulin Rouge at the Balboa Theater last evening, Saturday, March 9, 2013. The cast performed an adaptation of Baz Luhmann’s 2001 feature film Moulin Rouge complete with original soundtrack. Song such as Lady Marmalade, Sparkling Diamonds, El Tango de Roxanne and Come What May guided the shows acts. A wonderful fun production highlighted fabulous costume design by Ingenue Campese, set design by Alma Fushikizoh, marvelous choreography by Alma and Blysse Biondi, and sound by MJ Mischievous John. The Balboa Theater venue was donated by co-producer Ayesha Lytton of Solace Beach Estates and what a classy home for this spectacular production. The cast of Showgirls & Burlesque was dramatic and dynamic in their reenactment of the ill-fated love story of Christian (MJ) and Satine (Jaine). The tango duos (Kaya, Marsha, MJ, and Mishi) thrilled the audience and was my favorite part. The Showgirls and entire cast outdid themselves with can-can, tango, contemporary, and Bollywood numbers. It was a great evening and a must see for film goers, theatre lovers and dance aficionados. This evening, Sunday March 10, 2013 has another performance at 6 PM SLT, and the following Saturday/Sundays at 6 PM SLT until March 24, 2013.
Plan to see this performance before it’s gone!
For a little humor, I dressed for the burlesque part of Moulin Rouge, oops….