Last night we were treated to an all-singing, all-dancing, all-action theatrical spectacular that is The Unbelievables.
We took our seats in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall without really knowing what to expect.
The show is touted as “a fast-paced entertainment spectacle jam-packed with death-defying acrobats and aerial acts, mind-blowing illusions, comedy, and award-winning ballroom dance, all backed by an incredible six-piece swing orchestra”. And well, that’s exactly what it is and the show just as exciting as it sounds. You never know what is coming next, but it just keeps coming at a perfect pace.
We had spent the day in 35+ degree heat at Luna Park so the kids were exhausted. I expected Ms 3 to fall asleep for the show, but as soon as the band started all the kids sat up in their seats and gave everything their complete attention.
So did I for that matter.
MC Comedian Harrison Greenbaum (America’s Got Talent) had me laughing out loud for all his performances (once I had tuned in to his New York accent). Then we were thrown act after amazing act, from a world-class juggler to an omg-I-can’t-watch sword swallower, to amazing sand art (weirdly entertaining) to a muscular Russian acrobat.
The ballroom dancers that kept magically appearing were super sexy and all of the stunts and magic tricks had us all enthralled. The band provided the perfect soundtrack to every act. Dramatic rock more than swing? Whatever the genre, it was moody and electric and enhanced whatever was happening on stage.
The show is kid-friendly, but there is a lot of innuendo and adult level humour. The adult content was too sharp for my kids to even notice, but my husband and I shared a fair few laughs between ourselves. And you have got to love a ventriloquist with a boy puppet on his lap that mentions Chucky!
A trip to the Sydney Opera House is always a treat, and The Unbelievables was hugely entertaining. Well worth catching before it vanishes, which won’t be long: The Unbelievables will be on stage at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for a very limited season before moving to the Arts Centre Melbourne in January, then it’s off all over the world.
The Unbelievables – Sydney
- Concert Hall – Sydney Opera House
- 19 – 29 December 2017
- Information and Bookings: www.sydneyoperahouse.com
The Unbelievables – Melbourne
- Hamer Hall – Arts Centre Melbourne
- 3 – 13 January 2018
- Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Disclosure: We received complimentary tickets to the Sydney show for review purposes