Review of Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor (4.5 out of 5 stars)

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Image courtesy of Joana Simmons 

Joana is a comedy, cardio, cabaret queen, as fitness instructor ‘Joy’ in Confessions of an Aerobics Instructor. Join Joy for 45 minutes of gym stories and truths, as she does aerobic exercise! This is high energy physical comedy.

The show is very cleverly written and acted with the intensity of a hard-core gym session. The character is loveable and entertaining from start to finish, you won’t be able to look away as she commands the stage.

You will see a grape eating skipping rope session, and a musical comedy number performed on a gym ball. There are elements of clown and circus to this show that add to it’s entertainment value and accessibility for a wide audience. Cabaret lovers definitely shouldn’t miss this aerobic cabaret.

It takes talent to combine brilliant one liners, puns, musical comedy, cabaret, clown, and high energy exercises in a show with a strong  structure. Commendation must also be given to co-director/co-writer Elizabeth Dawson-Smith, who has clearly worked Joana hard to make it a tight, aesthetically dynamic production.

If going to the gym were as entertaining as this show, I’d get a membership.

You can see Joana’s show-

Where: Speakeasy HQ (522 Flinders Street, Melbourne)

When: Friday 10th & Friday 17th March, 7:30pm

Tickets: $25+ (premium deals available, see Speakeasy HQ website)

Information: Great deals on parking via the Speakeasy HQ website