Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret | Adelaide Fringe | Review

New Decade, New Show! Introducing… Baby Cabaret!

by Ashleigh Grant

★★★½- 3½ Stars for some wiggly, giggly fun!

Are you wondering where you have seen this smiley woman with the adorable Minnie mouse hair before? Monski Mouse has been tearing up the dance at the Adelaide Fringe since 2012 with her popular under 5, Baby Disco! Well, it’s the beginning of a new decade and Monski Mouse and friends are back with an additional show for all the little fans!

The show begins with the parents and children finding a comfortable spot amongst a sea of carpet, rugs, and pillows splayed out in front of the stage. Chairs were also available at the back for those that preferred a seated position. The layout easily allowed all guests to see the stage with enough room for the little dancers to boogie.

After a few fun vocal warm-ups, the musical cabaret of nursery rhyme classics, originals, puppetry, and the fun began! Song starring blackbirds, elephants, and fish were all covered by the harmonious vocals of Monksi Mouse and her collaborators along with the talented Pablo on guitar.

As Monski Mouse describes, some songs are sung ‘to you’ and others are sung ‘with you’. The audience is encouraged to sing and dance along as the performers model various actions. Children excitedly clapped along to classics such as ‘If You’re Happy and You Know It’ and ‘The Wheels on the Bus’. Parent’s giggled along to the well known Amy Winehouse song ‘Rehab’, as it was cleverly reworded to describe the relatable life of a strong-willed toddler.

After the last song, the performers took a bow, whilst the audience clapped and thanked them for the show. Outside the venue, Monski and her friends were outside handing out stickers and posing for photos with their excited little fans.

Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret was an enjoyable performance to introduce children to the experience of cabaret. The final show is on Saturday 14 March at 11am.


Review by Ashleigh Grant

For more information please visit the Adelaide Fringe website.

What:  Monski Mouse’s Baby Cabaret Review

When: Until Saturday 14 March 2020

Where: Fortuna Spiegeltent, Garden of Unearthly Delights

Who: Recommended for children aged 0-5

All photos by Ashleigh Grant for Play & Go Adelaide (unless specified)

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