Big Hoo-Haa makes a mark on the Dann
Comedy show “The Big Hoo-Haa” bounded into action at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre in Hedland last week, making its hilarious presence felt in a very permanent way.
Sure, the gang’s improvised wit had the audience cheering for the two comedic teams involved.
Yes, the players’ changeable accents were a hit and we all hit rock bottom with the character “Sally”, even if she was letting herself down with blue hair and a beard.
Indeed, when audience members became keen participants, they were actually being offered the chance for long lived, onstage embarrassment (congratulations Julie Tapscott for your winning fish joke*).
And ultimately, the two person black “Skulls” team had a concrete win over the red “Hearts” in the hilarity stakes.
However, at the end of the night, when the cheers had faded and the fabulous Hedland audience had headed home, the cast of The Big Hoo-Haa set in stone a brand new Matt Dann tradition:
Making a permanent mark with permanent marker.
It’s the only way to do it, really.
They became the first performers to inscribe their names in black ink on the theatre’s backstage “Wall of Fame”.
Matt Dann Production Coordinator Brad Holder instigated the moment in time and was excited to see the first signatures embedded onto the blue brick wall.
“It’s something they’ve done down in Geraldton at their theatre and it looks fantastic,” Mr Holder said.
“We get so many performers in Port Hedland of awesome quality and I thought it’d be great to have that memory of them.”
With many exciting shows on the cards for the Matt Dann during 2012, he can’t wait to see the arty signatures increase in number.
Next up is the extraordinary acrobatic “circus stripped bare” troupe “Circa” on Thursday, April 26.
Book at www.mattdann.com.
*You thought I might tell you the fish joke here, but golly, it was way too rude to share!