Dawn Of JustAss: A DC Comics Burlesque Tribute @ Nexus Arts, Adelaide 24/2/2018

A cavalcade of DC Comics finest graced the stage of Nexus Arts for this fabulous burlesque show with a difference.

Dawn of JustAss: A DC Comics Burlesque Tribute is exactly what you are expecting, a tribute to the heroes and villains of DC comics, presented in a much saucier style than old school comic fanboys may be used to. Both local and interstate burlesque performers graced the stage throughout the evening, in a show clearly orchestrated by genre fans.

Following a similar format to Club Gotham: Villains Of Vaudeville and even a few obvious character overlaps, Dawn Of JustAss remains a fresh spin with a few differences. Audience participation is encouraged as part of the show, with impersonations proving a bit of fun in an attempt to find the best Batman voice of the night (a moment strangely hi-jacked by a Highlander impersonator who may have been at the wrong show), along with a mini pop quiz to see who the biggest DC fan was.

The sassy burlesque performers were the highlights of the show though and they did not disappoint. Superman has never spun his tassles with such tantalising talent and The Flash ran to some brilliantly modified music, a truly inspired piece of musical choreography.

There was much to love about Dawn Of JustAss, the perfect blend of comic book nerd and titillation, climaxing with a scene stealing turn by one of the members of the League, this is one cheeky Fringe show not to be missed.

Four and A Half Stars

Fringe Review by Peter Lanyon

For more info and tickets to Dawn Of JustAss: A DC Comics Burlesque Tribute head to https://adelaidefringe.com.au/fringetix/dawn-of-justass-a-dc-comics-burlesque-tribute-af2018

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