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Combo Fiasco to
star at Sunset Spectacular

by Cameron Outridge

Combo Fiasco, one of Australia’s top cabaret acts, is to play in Montville on January 25 at 6 pm, as part of the ‘Sunset Spectacular’ Gala Opening to inaugurate the outdoor stage in Russell Family Park.   The three-member group has played all over the world, including a stint with Queensland Ballet last year.

Its members have performed in most of the major musicals to grace the Australian stages.  They have conquered the New York cabaret scene in an act that is “funny, sophisticated ... one of the best musical acts to hit New York” (Backstage, New York).   They are the first Australian cabaret act to appear on the NBC Today Show and were invited to open the New York Cabaret Convention as a result of the rave reviews they received from their premier season in Manhattan.

Television credits in Australia include; In Melbourne Tonight, The Midday Show, Hey Hey, It’s Saturday, and Carols by Candlelight.

The inaugural Gala Event will be free to all patrons. Starting at 6pm, the show also includes Karin Schaupp, Karak Percussion, and The View from Madeleine’s Couch, a Brazilian ensemble.  Peter Sumner, well-known Sydney actor, is master of ceremonies.

Guests are invited to park on the school oval or on the sports ground in Montville. A free shuttle bus will operate from the sports ground.   It is suggested that people bring along a blanket, a picnic hamper, and a bottle of champagne to celebrate this unique event.   “We want people to treat the evening as if they were attending the London Proms,” organizer James Cowan said.  “This is the beginning of a major new entertainment initiative for the Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.”

For further information, contact Montville Cultural Precinct on 544 29473.  “The beginning of a major new entertainment initiative for Montville ... Combo Fiasco will play at the Sunset Spectacular..”

Our thanks once again to Cameron & Tanya Outridge
of the Range News Newspaper for this story.