Last night was the first set of can-can shows at Gerties, kicking off the summer season. I went with a gang from work, including a gal who grew up in Dawson but is now from Nova Scotia, and whose mother used to have the contract to make all the dresses for Gerties shows.
This year, there are two new dancers, but ‘Gertie’ herself is the same. I was thrilled to see this because the singer/actress was born for the part and is an excellent host.
The shows and costumes were comparable to last year, but the songs were different. The song I remember best from last year was ‘Anything Goes’ (from Indiana Jones) and this year’s most memorable is ‘Moon River’ (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s).
There is something about that ‘Gold Rush’ music that sends a shiver down my spine. Combine that with the colourful swirling skirts and the mile-long legs kicking sky high and I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting bored with Gerties any time soon!
I tried to take some pics and video, as I did last year, but I don’t have the equipment to take pictures in the dark. There are some good ones on the Diamond Tooth Gerties site.