Seduce the senses
Showtime at the Pink Flamingo”, a thrilling new show developed in partnership with the creative masterminds behind international sensations “Blanc de Blanc” and “Limbo”, is expected to be the centerpiece of Atlantis’ swanky spring festival – Twilight Electric.
Twilight Electric, it is expected, will tantalize the senses as a technical spectacle of color, music and frivolity collide with local performers and culinary talent to create an evening of delight, glamor and total surprise. A dedicated craft market featuring Bahamian artisans and a beach boardwalk-style culinary showcase will add to the excitement. From the moment guests enter the eclectic entertainment playground, they will be transported into a fantasy world that goes beyond the norm – one that sparks the imagination and delights the soul, according to Atlantis officials.
The ultimate attraction of Twilight Electric will be “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo”, which is being billed as a must-see cabaret show.
Described as an intoxicating theatrical production, “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo” is said to be intriguing and breathtaking, featuring a talented cast of international entertainers ranging from burlesque dancers, acrobatic artists and classically trained vocalists. And it will be representative of the glitz, glamor and romance of the 1920s with a neon-futuristic twist. It will be performed harborside in a traditional Spiegeltent.
Atlantis officials say art, theater and culture enthusiasts will be surprised and delighted as they come face-to-face with talented sideshow performers including fire-breathing entertainers, limbo dancers and trapeze artists.
Local musicians are also expected to take the stage and entertain festival-goers with pop-up performances. Junkanoo, as per the Bahamian custom, will close out the evening each night.
In addition to nightly “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo” performances, festival-goers will be drawn to the harborside beach boardwalk which will feature culinary stations comprised of traditional carnival treats and authentic Bahamian dishes like conch salads and conch fritters.
A curated selection of Atlantis restaurants will have their own pop-up culinary booths during Twilight Electric’s 10-week run beginning April 13 through June 23. For the cocktail and spirit enthusiasts, hand-crafted libations ranging from sky juice and rum punch to signature festival cocktails featuring locally-infused flavors will also be available.
The festival’s one-of-a-kind artisan marketplace, designed for shoppers and souvenir seekers, will offer Bahamian-created paintings, sculptures, jewelry and decorative accessories.
“The magical playground of Twilight Electric will speak to our ‘Bahamas at Heart’ mantra as we merge international entertainers with local talent and tradition in creative and fantastical ways,” said Audrey Oswell, Atlantis president and managing director.
“We are proud to host the international premiere of ‘Showtime at the Pink Flamingo’, an over-the-top performance that you won’t want to miss.”
Twilight Electric, which will be entertainment-focused, is for all ages. “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo” is for a mature audience, 16 and older.
Tickets for Twilight Electric are $15 plus VAT for adults age 12 and older; $7.50 for children four to 11; and three and younger are free. Gates open at 6 p.m. Tickets for “Showtime at the Pink Flamingo” cabaret show range from $45 to $120 plus VAT per person with shows at 8 p.m. nightly. Tickets can be purchased at the Atlantis Box Office or by email at [email protected] Tickets will also be available at the festival, on-site, from April 13 – June 23.
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