Presented by Three Little Sisters
Reviewed 21 February 2020
This tribute show is more than just the tight harmonies that are synonymous with the Andrews Sisters. With the help of the narrator, Peter Noble, we were given an insight into the performing lives of the sisters. Tania Savelli, Shelley Pantic and Melanie Smith have been doing this for quite some time and clearly enjoy the music they produce as do their audience. Complete with the vintage look to suit the music the group is the whole package.
Backed by the 10th/27th battalion Royal South Australian Regimental Band, they really evoked the sound and feel of the 30s and 40s. All the favourites were there, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Rum and Coca-Cola, Apple Blossom Time, etc, and few that were not so familiar but great to be introduced to. The collaboration with Bing Crosby was included with Peter Noble doing a fine job of standing in for Bing. Musical director Victor Oria played piano and had complete control of the Big Band music. Josh Koop stood out for his fine trumpet playing.
Apart from the Bing Crosby distraction there was also an almost strip by Sapphire Snow, very beautiful and ladylike. There are no questions though, those three talented ladies are the stars of this show and if you know and love this music, it is a show not to be missed!
Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Rating out of 5: 5
Venue: Norwood Concert Hall
Season: 21-23 Feb
Duration: 90 mins