Beethoven, Beer, Bratwurst … and Bjork! continues to be a hit, and for good reason. Part of its genius is the juxtaposition between “high” and “low” culture it enacts when it takes the granddaddy of classical music and places him in a shed in Freo.
Hot Chocolate are a more polished ensemble than the first act and also in some cases degrees cooler and lower key. Their bouncy beat numbers were interspersed with a few nuanced sad storylines such as Emily.
Burlesque has enjoyed a significant revival in recent years. It seems its combination of dance, comedy, circus, music, theatre and striptease with a variety-show feel has struck a chord with modern audiences.