The traditional white Christmas turned a few shades of blue
and had the audience laughing uproariously when Santa's Sack - An Unconventional Comedy
Christmas Gala debuted in the Queenstown Memorial
Centre on Friday night.
The saucy M-rated tone was set from the start when singers
Nicole McLean, Lisa Moore and Fiona Stephenson dressed in
Chicago style corsets
and stockings to tease Santa and the audience.
Queenstown's issues, reputation, cost of living,
personalities and media, Wanaka and more were satirically
skewered by Mike Legge's stand-up comedy routine and new and
re-arranged songs, all with a festive theme.
A sketch involving a typical family unwrapping their presents
on Christmas morning was made hilarious when characters told
the audience what they really thought about their gift.
The Whirlwind Productions show, supported by Flame
Entertainment and the Queenstown Community Choir, involved
supper and a dance party afterwards.
About $5000 was raised to feed needy families in the Wakatipu