Reviews

Check out what people are saying about us!  The following are a mix of reviews from Spag n Drag Dinner Shows, The Manly Sisters & The Jillette Jones Show.

Review – Spag n Drag Dinner Show

Event
Spag n Drag – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012
Show
Flower Power Disco Show
Reviewer
Zoe Wolfendale
Published
Review Date
Sunday, April 01, 2012

Flower Power Disco Show - Manly SistersIt’s hard not to roll your eyes when the opening song of a drag show is It’s Raining Men.

But even though The Manly Sisters are as cliched as they come, they stick to the classics for a reason. It works.The Spag n Drag Show is an outrageous two hours of Sister Act songs, sweaty backs, sparkles and sex jokes.

Jillette “the best a man can get” Jones plays the part of host with the most as she prances around on legs worthy of a catwalk while CeeCee LaMore and Christina Andrews shoot bitchy remarks at each other and the audience in between high energy cabaret numbers.

If it’s not laugh-out-loud funny because of the Bette Midler-esque, over-the-top miming and dancing then it’s hilariously awkward when the numerous hens in the audience are pulled up on stage, given shots and made to dance to Y.M.C.A.

There’s no doubt you need an open mind and a good sense of humour to really appreciate these “ladies” but once you accept the fact they’re drag queens – not comedians – it really is a lot of fun.Ladies, grab your girlfriends and make a night of it. Guys, only go if you’re manly enough to handle jokes about Enrique the pool boy.

Review – Spag n Drag Dinner Show

Event
Spag n Drag – Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2010
Show
Annie, The Nanny & a Tranny from Oz
Reviewer
Miranda Luby
Published
Review Date
Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Manly Sisters Movie Musicals Drag ShowOnce upon a time I used to go to many a drag show; the memories are a little fuzzy as they were late in the evening at a nightclub after copious amounts of liquor had been ingested.

With the above in mind I was looking forward to seeing a show earlier in the evening and before a night of drinking and dancing.

After some confusion about where to go once inside the venue (The British Crown Hotel), we settled down at our table, right in front of the small stage set up in the (currently being renovated) function room upstairs.

My two male companions were immediately aware that for the evening they would be prime targets for the performers… a premonition perhaps?

Spag and Drag is hosted by the very energetic and likable Jillette (the best a man can get), who revved us up as much as possible for a Wednesday evening and after a friendly introduction, including lots of interaction with the crowd, the show started.

With a mix of solo and group performances, serious songs and hilarious parody, I found myself singing along heartily and enjoying the sparkle and costumes, the professional but personable deliveries.

Miss Bunny and Jackie Stevens joined Jillette on stage and all seemed to enjoy performing as much as we enjoyed watching.

The show started around 8:30 and included three sets throughout the evening. The Spag portion of the night arrived after the first set, 9pm-ish, with the final set finishing around 11pm.

Dinner (Spag) was possibly a little late in the evening, maybe in future serving the meal before the show starts might create less tummy rumblings during the first set. That being said, the staff managed to serve the 50+ guests without fuss or bother or much interruption to chatter.

The final set was the gran finale with Annie, the Nanny and a Tranny in Oz, a riotous mix of old time favourite shows, with a bit of a special drag bent.
All in all a very enjoyable evening; it was so enjoyable, I managed to forget the 1000 things I had to get done the next day.

For some escape and laughs, go along to Spag & Drag… they are playing every Wednesday and Saturday for the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and then each Saturday from then on at The British Crown Hotel.

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Event
The Manly Sisters Drag Show
Show
Various
Reviewer
The Manly Sisters Drag Show
Published
Received via Email
Review Date
Various

Manly Sisters Drag Show“Thank you so so much for a fabulous night.  The Ladies absolutely loved you !! 
Am sure most of them had never seen a drag queen and even though was probably a bit riskee on my part and did cause some sleepless nights for myself… You are a true professional and worked the room well – knowing obviously what you thought you could get away with – Very funny !!!Everyone loved your show and being able to pose with you  Can’t wait to see the video of you and have some great photos.  Thanks again so much and you will go highly recommended.  We are certainly on your list of ‘satisfied customers’ as you said we would be.”30 Nov 2013

“I just wanted to say that the show was so much fun, I had the best hens night and people will not stop talking about it. I have had people saying that they want to go again and that they are going to recommend it for there friends and family and so will i, i would go again too. Best night out in ages, i did not stop smiling and singing along and that is the same for everyone. Great entertainment and i cant believe i even got up on stage lol, but it was awesome”08 Dec 2011

“I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you to you and the rest of your cast for the fantastic night out we had
on Saturday. You are all so talented and it was a very fun night out”

10 Feb 2011

“Thanks for last night. You are an amazing host. A great night was had by all and a few of my friends are thinking of booking their work parties with you at the end of the year.”
06 Feb 2011

“Veteran hockey players all from different backgrounds go away by annually with mixed views about our organised entertainment. We had a evening with Spag n Drag last Saturday & the 12 of us all agreed it was the best time ever. Being the organiser I am very worried about what we will see in 2012 as the expectation from my teammates is now extremely high.”
19 Oct 2010

“This is a very, very, very belated thank you – I had organised for Jillette to visit my best mate’s hens party in Feb and I never
got round to saying how fantastic she was!!! Another friend asked today for the Manly Sister details and I only had great things to say!”

25 Sep 2010

“Just wanted to send you an email to tell you how much we all enjoyed the evening. You… were warm and welcoming from the moment you walked in the door and when the show started Bunnie, Christina and yourself had us entertained from the moment you appeared from behind that curtain! You lovely ladies should be commended on your very entertaining show. We sang, we giggled and we laughed until the tears rolled down our cheeks. I couldn’t have gone to a better show cause I just love all those musical you added to your show!
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making my Hen’s night fantastic. We are already planning a return trip with other friends. Thank you once again and we hope to see you soon.”
02 May 2010

“Thank you, I would just like to give you a big thank you for making my Hens night a memorable one myself and all the girls had a fantastic night…. XOXOXOX”.
25 October 2009

“Hi, I just wanted to thank you (and all the others!) for a fabulous night on Saturday! You were all fantastic – we haven’t had so much fun in ages. You made a table of new fans (who are looking forward to making it to Spag and Drag asap!) Thanks again…
26 October 2009

“Hey Jillette, Thought I’d send you a quick email to thank you for a great night on Saturday. The Hen had a wonderful time and so did the rest of us. You did a great job hosting, and making the night entertaining with your quick wit and humour… Thanks again and good luck with the upcoming nights, Take Care.
26 October 2009

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