The Jabbawockeez will continue their storming run at Jupiters Hotel and Casino on the Gold Coast.
The show has received rave reviews ever since it landed in Australia earlier this year and now the US dance crew is reluctant to wave our golden sands goodbye.
“We started in April, so we have been going for ages! From the crowd’s response, it sounds like we’re doing well and we keep seeing the ticket sales rising. It’s going well, we’re doing eight shows a week; we’re doubling up on Saturdays and Sundays.”
Tony Tran is one of the newest members of the team and loves being in Australia.
“Well you know, you just can’t beat the weather can you.”
Tony and his cohorts have been making the most of the little time off they get.
“We saw a few things so far. We all went up to the rainforest, that was cool. We had a day out kayaking and the scenery was beautiful. There is talk from some of the guys that we will be doing a skydive before we leave as well, that’s top of the list at the moment.
“We’re just enjoying ourselves. If anything then it’s more like a vacation than anything else. Energy is good out here.”
The Jabbawockeez show is about more than just dancing, as Tony explains.
“The show is about comedy, music and of course dancing. It’s a full theatrical production … It is a very motivating and inspiring show. There is the comedy side to it but there is also the story. It is the story of a janitor, I don’t want to give it away too much though.
“It’s not just b-boy dance. There is popping, freestyle and locking, there are so many genres of dance in the show, I couldn’t name them all.”
The extended run will finally come to an end in a few weeks, but the hard work doesn’t stop for the Jabbawockeez. The entire cast will be due back in Vegas to begin creating an entirely new show in a bespoke theatre.
“After this we will be straight to work on our new show, in our new theatre. We’re going to be concentrating on that really. The next show is at the Luxor in Vegas. We hope it goes as well as the Gold Coast has.”
The Jabbawockeez perform Thursday-Sunday at Jupiters Hotel & Casino until November 1.