One of my favourite memories from high school has to be the jazz choir, Shooting Stars. The first year the jazz choir was created we sang, among other songs, a medley of jazz favorites — “life is a cabaret old chum, come to the cabaret!” I absolutely loved it! We had coordinating outfits too: guys in black pants, girls in black skirts, both topped by white shirts/blouses. The kicker? The red cummerbund. The only thing that would have made the costumes pop would have been sequins. What’s a night at the cabaret without sequins?
On our last séjour in Paris, D and I stayed in the 9ème arrondissement, just a hop, skip, and a sashay from the Moulin Rouge. I have yet to see a revue at the Moulin Rouge though. D, who has already seen the popular Féérie, is waiting for the revue to change before taking me.
I did get my fill of sequins and feathers in December courtesy of the cabaret Séduction at the Casino Rhul. To say I was looking forward to it was an understatement as we tend to do most of our going out/dining out in cities other than Nice. Plus, there is something to be said about attractive bodies in barely there costumes. It almost makes me wish I worked out more… Almost.
We had bought tickets for dinner and the show for 64€ but for 24€ you can enjoy a coupe of champagne before the show. And while the food did not blow me away, the evening itself was a lot of fun. At the end of the night, the casino is yours to enjoy — if that’s your kind of thing — or you can take a walk along the Promenade and people watch.
Tip: Remember to bring your passport as it is required for your entry to the Casino.