Event a Fantastique success
THE Big Banana has proven itself as a live performance venue following the success of the world-class Fantastique on Ice show.
It was the first time that a professional high calibre show had been brought to the ice rink, and local families jumped at the opportunity to see it.
"Normally to see shows like this they have to go to, at the nearest, Newcastle or Brisbane, but now they can see them in their own back garden," Big Banana general manager Drew Groves said.
The show's success establishes the ice rink as a quality performance venue that will see more international acts coming to Coffs Harbour in the future.
"We will absolutely continue to bring shows like this to Coffs Harbour. We plan on organising more, especially around Christmas time, and will hopefully get a new event here every six months.
"It really means a lot to families that they get to see something like this in their home town. The response to the show has just been amazing.
The show featured twelve ice skating champions, live vocals, and spectacular costumes, and received rave reviews from audience members.
Almost 2500 tickets were sold, and nearly every one of the nine shows was sold out.
"We had an absolutely overwhelming response. Everyone that came walked out smiling and saying how wonderful it was.
"The performers were great and the audience really loved it. It was very professional, and any little hiccups went unnoticed."
Audience members described the show as "spectacular" and said that it offered "something for everyone".