Funtavia mania has hit Geraldton.
With the Opening night nearly sold out, tickets are racing out the door as locals lap up the chance to access world-class never-seen-before-in-Geraldton dazzling performances in their home town on February 12 and 13.
The regional Fringe World ‘hub’ event brings international, national and local performers to Geraldton in a brilliant line-up of side splitting performances.
Funtavia organisers Event Nation and Geraldton Comedy Emporium are urging interested people to book fast to ensure their spot.
“We’re so excited about bringing an event of this calibre to the Geraldton event calendar and don’t won’t people to miss out,” Event Nation managing director Jodi Reilly said.
“And we’ve organised it so that seating is not set – you simply select your seat at the show, so you don’t need to wait for your mates to book their tickets in a group. Everyone just jumps online and gets their tickets individually and meets up in the Baba Marda Pop-up-bar and food arena.”
Ms Reilly said three shows would run concurrently on the Saturday night so Funtavia-goers would need to choose the shows they’d most like to see and book accordingly.
But she said two Funtavia highlights – ‘What the Funtavia?’ and the ‘RED FM Late Night Lock In’ offered such stand-out hilarity that they would be presented as stand-alone events (and not at the same time as other shows).
“We’ve got an awesome mix of local, national and international talent so be sure to jump online and book the shows you’d most like to see,” Ms Reilly said.
‘What the Funtavia?’ offers a tasting plate of the best international, national and local performers as the world's biggest acts come crashing into Geraldton, while the ‘RED FM Late Night Lock In’ is a half show, half closing party featuring all the best acts from Funtavia in one room.
Other shows include a cabaret-comedy performance by Die RotenPunkte from Berlin, a stand-up comedy performance by acclaimed entertainer Umit Bali and stand-up comedy by award-winning WA comedians Brodi Snook, Cameron McLarenand Matt Storer.
There’s also a Regional WA Comedy Showcase, a side-splitting theatrical production Fat Girls in Bike Shorts and outrageous musical theatre with original songs by Keira Daley (LadyNerd), Mark Simpson (Hairspray), and musical director Steven Kreamer (The Drowsy Chaperone).
Funtavia patrons and others can also attend the Baba Mardapop up Bar and Food arena, to wet their whistles, top up their tummiesand chill out and enjoy live music, entertainment and a game of Pong!
The baba Marda pop-up bar and food arena will be open from Friday February 12 from 5.30pm (come down for dinner and some awesome tunes) and Saturday from 4.30pm with Local lady Beck Tuesley releasing her debut CD.
For more information and to book tickets visit www.funtavia.com