Adelaide Fringe Review 2024: So Fresh! Hits of the 2000s Music

Posted on: Mon 4 Mar 2024

The Noughties takes you on a whirlwind journey back to a time when flip phones were all the rage, MySpace ruled the social media scene, and every household had their own “So Fresh” CD collection. This show is a refreshing blast from the past that will transport you straight to the heart of the early 2000s.

Get ready for a world of non-stop bangers that defined an era. Led by the dynamic and mesmerising duo of Chloe Castledine and Winston Howard, backed by a talented 10-piece ensemble including a live band and wonderful dancers, this production promises to be an unforgettable party reminiscent of the 2000 frenzy.

The energy and the passion radiating from the stage is infectious, igniting a sense of joy and nostalgia among audience members of all ages. With hits after hits packed into one hour of pure power, there’s never a dull moment as you relive the soundtrack of your youth.

The synergy between the cast members is palpable, creating a vibrant atmosphere that’s impossible not to get swept up in. As the audience dances and sings along to familiar tunes, it’s clear that this show is more than just a performance—it’s a celebration of a defining era in music history.

The performance is a vibrant, high-energy party, cramming in a plethora of iconic tunes spanning from teen pop sensations to rock bands, covering a wide spectrum of genres. We were served a veritable feast of hits, ranging from Britney Spears (complete with the iconic red PVC bodysuit, yesssss) to Justin Timberlake and a plethora of other chart-topping favorites.

Chloe Castledine owns the stage with passion and you can’t help loving her as she takes you on a journey back to the 2000s, showcasing the era’s pulsating technology and pop culture phenomena. It’s a total nostalgia trip sprinkled with all the familiar hits we knew, loved, and still adore.

The band exudes electric energy, owning every note and rhythm. There is not a single doubt that the stars of the show are lead vocalists Chloe and Winston. Their stage presence and vocal delivery hit the mark every single time, no small feat considering the vast array of material they effortlessly navigate from a myriad of different artists and genres. Bravo you were both absolutely amazing!

With killer beats and unforgettable melodies, it’s an absolute standout. Don’t miss your chance to experience this top-tier show—it’s a must-see! Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the era or simply looking for a night of pure joy, So Fresh: Hits of 2000s Music delivers on all fronts.

If you missed Chloe Castledine and her fabulous team, you can still catch them this fringe season in another 5 stars show called: 80s Ladies

Rated: 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ + 🥐

Image provided by: Media Files supplied by So Fresh! Hits of the 2000s Music on Fringe AVR

Reviewed by: Virginie the Frenchie

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