Saturday, 02 July 2016
Naked Boys Singing
Written by Heather Bloom   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 12:26

Naked Boys SingingLast Saturday evening, facing the bitter cold winds of Melbourne's South, a crowd began to gather around the Malthouse Theatre, the kind of crowd that can only be brought together for one thing. Gratuitous nudity. The all-dancing, all-singing, all-nude group behind the raucous crowd is better known as Naked Boys Singing and is exactly what it promises to be, no shame, no judgment and most importantly no clothes.

In what could have been a confronting parade of voyeuristic pleasure, the team of eight talented performers, sang and danced their way through an hour of songs, keeping the energy and the entertainment up for the entire evening.

Appealing to the modern gay male, this group of camp yet charming lads were amusing and had audience members giggling as they made no attempt to avert their eyes from the fine specimens on display. Of the 14 musical numbers, "Robert Mitchum" and "The Entertainer" were standout pieces with Tyle Shepherd stealing the show with a gorgeous performance befitting any great diva.

What this performance lacks in story-telling and continuity it makes up for with an hour of beautiful harmonies, clever lyrics and flawless dancing. There's really not a lot to this show, but there is a lot on show. If you're after a voyeuristic evening and an insight into the trials and tribulations of Melbourne's campest society, this is the perfect show to indulge in the visual feast that is Naked Boys Singing!


Naked Boys Singing

Director Jonathan Worsley

Venue: Beckett Theatre | The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank
Dates: Friday 4 May to Saturday 12 May 2012
Times: Tues-Thurs 8:00pm, Fri & Sat 7:00 & 9:15pm
Bookings: www.nakedboyssinging.com.au







Pin It

Comments (1)

Subscribe to this comment's feed
...
Adrian Fernando
For sure the Naked boys are sure not going to win the "Voice". The day i saw the prodution there was only six boys and it was the opening night. What happened to the other two? All shapes all sizes and hats off the guys for swaying in the wind. Pitty they didn't have a place to pin a microphone.
Adrian Fernando , May 12, 2012

Write comment

You must be logged in to post a comment. Please register if you do not have an account yet.

busy
 
PozibleAustralian Stage JobsMembers Area
 

Most Read MELBOURNE Reviews

Skylight | Melbourne Theatre Company
David Hare is one of those rare playwrights who is able to embed political ideas and arguments so deeply within a character...
TWENTYSIXTEEN | Circus Oz
Maybe it’s the blend of old and new talent in the cast, or the influence of its guest director Davey but, returning to its...
Van Morrison's Masterpieces | Vince Jones and the Astral Orchestra
Playing to a capacity, mainly baby-boomer crowd, Jones was backed by a cracking band led by Sydney pianist Matt McMahon and...
The Events | Malthouse Theatre
Given the frequency over recent years of mass public killings, any staging of Scottish playwright David Greig’s The Events...
The Dhungala Children's Choir in Concert with Archie Roach AM | Short Black Opera
With passion and conviction, Deborah Cheetham spoke about “what an honour it was to sing and share these songs.” And for us...

More Reviews By 'Heather Bloom'