Green Tile Tango Cabaret
"Top quality cabaret!" Broadway World Review.
"★★★★1/2" Glam ADELAIDE
"The Sold-out crowd was lapping it up" Weekend Notes PERTH
"Sultry, scintillating" Pheasantry Club LONDON
Green Tile Tango, an original Cabaret-style musical created by fellow composers, Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson, steps onto the stage of Domain Theatre for one night only for Adelaide Fringe this March.
With a Sold-Out debut show at ADFringe in 2020, Jen (vocalist/performer/composer) and Bill (guitarist/composer) join forces once again with Southern Cross Tango Directors, Adrienne and Andrew Gil, alongside fellow members, Tricia Miller and Glynn Nicholas.
This fun, entertaining show about the eccentric characters from a local tango club, is brought to life through a smorgasbord of original music and dancing, quick costume changes, French cabaret and sing-a-longs. Celebrates the power of community to help us laugh, cry, sing and dance to survive the rigours of love. Sam gets his story, Jack gets his lesson, Esta and Michele find love, and we all belt out, 'Forget About Pierre!' so Jaquie can reinvent herself.
In Green Tile Tango the “excellent song writing” and “magnificent voice” of International Singer/Songwriter Jen de Ness and “superb guitar playing” of fellow composer Bill Atkinson (BWW Review 2015) are accompanied by some of the hottest and best Tango Dancers in Adelaide from Southern Cross Tango. Directors Adrienne and Andrew Gill with dancer Tricia Miller and performer/director/dancer Glynn Nicholas. Together they form one of the Adelaide Fringe festivals most diverse and entertaining acts.
Green Tile Tango tells the story of the eccentric characters who frequent the Green Tile Tango Club (inspired by some real-life love skirmishes and the couples own visit to a local tango club ). Their intertwining stories come to life through a smorgasbord of original live music and tango dancing, crossed with French Cabaret and the occasional sing-a-long. MARCH 13, 2021 @ 7PM DOMAIN THEATRE
$35 (6+ $33)
International Singer Songwriter Jen de Ness is a highly skilled, soulful performer who gives her all at every show, be it outdoor festivals or intimate clubs Jen “knows how to entertain an audience” (Crazy Coqs London) and from the moment this “accomplished performer” steps on stage her “distinct style is soothing and has the audience relaxing into the comfortable atmosphere she creates.”(Glam Adelaide) Jen is often joined by her husband and fellow composer Bill Atkinson on guitar in various bands including Jen de Ness Sextet and de Ness Nu Vox.
Previous performances have received rave reviews from Broadway World Review who declared their shows to be “Top Quality Cabaret!” with “ excellent song writing, magnificent singing and storytelling and very fine guitar playing” , Australian Theatre Guide describing it as “both polished and intimate”, Glam Adelaide giving 4.5 Stars and Pheasantry Club in London saying Jen’s performance was “sultry, scintillating, and completely mesmerising."
Jen and Bill joined forces again this year to present their original Musical "Green Tile Tango" for Perth Fringe where Weekendnotes declared that Jen's performance was " Engaging, relaxed and humorous, and (that she) had the audience in the palm of her metaphorical Parisian evening gloves... even 'dancing on the table' at one point." declaring Jen to be "A natural between-songs 'chatter' and seasoned performer, having toured nationally and internationally, (who) warmly connected with the audience.", noting "the sold out crowd was lapping it up and even getting involved..." and concluding that this "lighthearted show with love-tinged jazz vocals and sassy moves should hit the spot and soothe the heart."
“ Hopefully this accomplished performer will return to Adelaide soon. ★★★★ 1/2" GLAM ADELAIDE, 2016
" TOP QUALITY Cabaret" BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW 2016
"Sultry, scintillating and completely mesmerising.” Pheasantry club LONDON