Dynamic show celebrates pop icons

Three of the most iconic and beloved performers in the history of pop music will be celebrated with an energetic, exciting show at Wests Leagues Leumeah this month.

Grace Fagnano and Susan Smith will bring their successful tribute show – Cyndi and Madonna – to the club and, as a special bonus, add an extra set celebrating the music of P!nk.

Fagnano, who plays Cyndi Lauper, said it was fantastic to perform the music of some of the most dynamic artists in the industry.

“Madonna and Cyndi sort of came up at the same time in the mid-80s and continued to have success,” she said.

“Cyndi has stayed true to herself and has gone on to make lots of albums of different styles, while Madonna has really stayed with pop.

“P!nk is obviously very popular now and one of the most exciting female performers in the industry.

“She started off with more of a rock sound before doing her circus shows.

“She is particularly loved in Australia and has set records at a bunch of venues.”

Fagnano said she had always been a fan of Lauper’s music and loved watching audiences sing along to her songs.

Ballads like Time After Time and classics like Girls Just Wanna HaveFun are particular hits with the crowds.

“People often think, ‘oh, well surely they can’t make a whole show of Cyndi’s songs, she hasn’t got that many’, but once we get into the show they realise that they actually know all of the songs,” she said.

“And of course Madonna has had hit after hit.”

It’s not just the high-quality music that will have attendees dancing in their seats, Fagnano said, it’s also the whole stage show.

From professional choreographed dancers on stage and a five-piece band to a synchronised light show and crazy costuming, the Cyndi and Madonna show is not to be missed.

“We’ve put a lot of time and effort into making this an energetic, top-quality show,” Fagnano said.

“My skirt that I open with, Cyndi’s famous newspaper skirt, was handmade, with each piece of newspaper sewn on, the skirt itself made from an old sheet and a welded frame.

“I think that attention to detail adds to the visual experience.”

The show is also somewhat of a family affair, with Fagnano’s husband taking bass-playing duties and their daughter acting as one of the dancers.

Fagnano said the show would be broken into three 45-minute sets, starting with herself as Lauper, then Smith as Madonna and finishing with the pair of them performing P!nk’s hits.

The show will be held on Friday, February 9 from 7.30pm at Wests.

Tickets are $20 for members or $23 for visitors. Details: 4628 4188, westslc.com.au.

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