By Abbey Cannan
One of the longest running and most successful cabaret shows in Australia, Paris Underground, is set to take Noosa locals on a train ride like no other.
The must-see performance is a part of this year’s Noosa Alive Festival Program, with two shows to choose from – Paris Underground Express at 5pm and Paris Underground (full version) at 8pm.
Producer Julia Madotti said they have now been running the show for nine years with the same cast.
“The show started in Melbourne at a cabaret club and it was supposed to be for one night only,“ Julia said.
“Richard Vegas and I produced the show and wrote the story together.
“The show went from running for six weeks, to eight weeks, and now to nine years.“
Julia said the cast just fell into place when they were putting it together.
The cast includes the beauty and grace of circus artiste and aerial angel Hannah Trott, the dynamic punch and rare skill of tap king Eden Read, the in demand charming chanteuse, singer and actor Aurora Kurth; and the comedic and devilishly handsome Richard Vegas.
Not to forget Julia, who has had a long standing career as a magician, cabaret and performance artist and is one of the few female illusionists in Australia.
She has performed professionally in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Australia, including many prestigious venues such as The Sydney Opera House and The Forum Theatre in Melbourne.
“I think I recognised being a magician and a performer as getting in touch with my shadow or my other side,“ Julia said.
“It was a character I always knew that was deep within me somehow.“
Witness astounding acts of magic and illusion, spectacular tap dancing, brilliant burlesque, breath taking aerials, quirky circus and incendiary song in a classic European cabaret and variety show.
“Being from Victoria, and being locked up for quite a while during Covid, we’ve learnt that you need to get out and do these things when you’ve got the opportunity,“ Julia said.
“I think everyone will really love this show. So go and get your tickets for a fun night with us.“
Enter the Paris Underground and journey through the dark delights of the city of light.
The 2022 Noosa Alive! Festival Program is now available at noosaalive.com.au
To purchase tickets to Paris Underground visit noosaalive.com.au/whats-on-noosaalive/