Elton out of the closet

Jason Paris as Elton

Jason Paris as Elton

Jason Paris’ show, Elton – Out Of The Closet is a music-theatre spectacular that recreates Elton John in his golden period of the mid-70s, paying homage to the flamboyant star’s signature costumes, instruments, assemblage of classic band members (Davey Johnstone on guitar, Nigel Olsson on drums, and Dee Murray on bass), and much more, in addition to recreating John’s monologues, mannerisms and tantrums on stage.

Inspired by the world’s great tribute shows, Paris set out to recreate the Elton experience in all its 1970s glory. To make the show more authentic, Paris had a grand piano shell custom made, reproduced Nigel Olsson’s beautiful 1974 drum-kit, and acquired the iconic guitars and other exotic instruments that feature on the classic recordings.

“It’s been a real labour of love, working through all the challenges of finding top costumiers, instrument manufacturers, graphic designers etc,” Paris said.

“For Elton – Out Of The Closet to occupy the same space as the world’s greatest tribute shows means having a world-class attitude and attention to detail, which all our cast members possess.”

Jason Paris will be bringing his show, Elton - Out Of The Closet, to Club Sapphire on Friday May 12. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Doors open at 8pm. This is a 15+ event.