Post by Justine Cammerino.
Record Masterchef and come and see the real thing, as emerging local comedy group Toot Sweet Productions give you their maiden performance THE ULTIMATE for this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Fresh out of University, Kallista resident and actor/writer/artist Holly Bohmer says she’s excited to get her foot in the door of the Melbourne Arts scene. “Coming from the burbs of Melbourne, it feels like a ‘little fish, big pond’ transition for me. Having been involved in the Hills’ arts scene, the Melbourne Fringe Festival felt like a natural step forward.”
The show is a satirical exploration into the world of reality television. “THE ULTIMATE is something we’re very proud to bring to the Melbourne stage. It will make you laugh, then feel bad for doing so”, says Bohmer.
The show follows ‘host with the most’ Max Silvertooth as he searches for that one person who has the talent, the looks and the personality to be ‘The Ultimate’. The challenges are tough, the contestants are tougher. Watch them battle it out against each other to claim the ultimate prize: their own reality TV series and lotsa dosh. Not to mention the fame and notoriety that comes with it… and the spinoffs, book deals, interviews, product endorsements, invitations to fancy parties, Coles vouchers, a lifetime supply of cling wrap and VIP treatment at the school dropoff.
Bohmer says the characters will resonate with people who love, and love-to-hate, reality t.v. “Our characters are realer than real. Perhaps a little too close to home for some”.
Like Aussie girl Maddie who wants to find that special someone, or Sofia Sofia who loves her husband, kids and food (not necessarily in that order). Amber the quadruple threat or Gynah the lady who lunches. And Victoria whose quest for perfection knows no bounds. The show is being performed at Club Voltaire in North Melbourne from Thursday September 18th.
If you want to see local funny girl strut her stuff, you can buy tickets to THE ULTIMATE on the Melbourne Fringe site here.
Bohmer has her sights firmly set to the future. “Kallista to the City, the City to who knows where! I ultimately want to act and write, and make that my career.”