this fringe, Sparkle Society‘s brand new circus show, Cab Suave will premiere at Gluttony’s Ukiyo from Feb 22 – Mar 6th and continue at the Main Dancefloor Stage at The Quicksteps Outdoor Ballroom from Mar 8 – Mar 20†
This sparkly new show is on a mission to make live circus and cabaret performance accessible to all, with queer + body positive representation, venue accessibility and sparkly, fun performances for all, young and old.
With an all-queer cast (except for the token straight white man), this show has all the vintage aesthetics without any of the pesky vintage values. Follow private investigator, Dick Johnson (yes, this show is peppered with dick jokes throughout), as he attempts to dig up dirt on the less-than-reputable Cabaret Suave and shut down the cabaret for good. Will Dick prevail or will the performers of Cabaret Suave live to dazzle another day?!
You don’t need an arts degree to enjoy this show, just be ready to be thrilled by acrobatics, extravagant costumes and live music as Cab Suave captures the sordid and sultry feel of classic film noir without the misogyny that usually goes along with it.
Speaking on the show’s diversity mission, Sparkle Society’s producers Latonya Wigginton and Abby Kelso say, “we wanted to make a show that was flashy and fun without the tired gender roles we are so used to seeing on stage.”
With a focus on normalizing queer artists in commercial settings, the show features a majority-queer cast who intends to break down the idea that all queer stories have to be angsty.
Sparkle Society is an independent arts collective that focuses on transparency, representation of LGBTQIA+ performers, and making art accessible for all Australians. Through their work as a booking agency for circus artists, Latonya Wigginton and Abby Kelso bring over ten years of friendship and performing arts experience to their new show. Developed during a residency at Gasworks Arts Park and Vulcana Circus in Brisbane, Cab Suave is set to bring together audiences for a fun-filled night at Adelaide Fringe 2022.
If you’re looking for a fun, inclusive night out this Fringe with all the glam of a cabaret, and all the excitement of a circus show – Cab Suave is for you.