REVIEW: Spooky and Gay Cabaret

His enthusiasm, energy, and demeanour are appealing and inviting for celebration.

By Jean-Paul Fournier

For those of us that count down the days to Halloween, Spooky and Gay Cabaret is a nice little fix before the beloved holiday.

Bruce Ryan Costella starts off strong with a spooky Halloween fable, followed by a hilarious analysis of Halloween candies, then a catchy tune that inspired the audience to sing along. His enthusiasm, energy, and demeanour are appealing and inviting for celebration. Unfortunately, after a couple of fumbles within his following tunes, the vitality of the crowd faded. As it goes, the variety show changes gears, taking on a more serious and personal in tone—while this is not a bad thing, it did damper the potential for stronger laughs during his bit about “The Most Gay Halloween Songs.” Costella mentioned this is a work in progress that continually grows and expands. And with a solid ending, I look forward to where this show is heading.

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