On Thursday, March 5, the acclaimed revue Chippendales headlined The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island. The performers included Shiva, Mozart, Okewa Garrett, Chris Mike, Cody Canyon, Adam Barabas, Teddy Z, and Marty Hargrove.
Teddy Z served as the emcee of the evening and welcomed the crowd to their 2020 “Get Naughty” Tour. “We are going to have a good time tonight,” he exclaimed.
They began their set with a neat percussion set, which was followed by a hammer toss. “Make some noise,” they shouted, and The Paramount audience obeyed their commands. Several Chippendales performers subsequently went into the crowd and interacted with them in their seats.
Okewa, Teddy Z, and Chris Mike were a part of the “Purple Rain” routine, and it was followed by a steamy shower number that featured Chris Mike.
They danced to Post Malone’s “Rockstar” and Robin Thicke and Kendrick Lamar’s “Give It 2 U.”
“Huntington, have you guys had enough to drink yet? What’s going on Huntington?” Teddy Z asked. “My name is Teddy Z and I will be your host tonight,” he added and then invited three women on stage to participate in a game show contest entitled “Chip Shot” with The Chippendales.
“Who likes Bruno Mars?” Teddy Z asked, and they juxtaposed his song “Uptown Funk” with a Chippendales dance number (that featured Adam, Cody, and Marty) that worked well.
After a brief intermission, they returned for their second act. It kicked off with a sizzling Latin dance number. “Huntington. Welcome back to the second half of the ‘Get Naughty Tour’,” Teddy Z exclaimed, as Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” played in the background.
He went on to introduce Shiva Paul for his solo number, who he described as the most popular Chippendale cast member tonight, especially since his face is on their merchandise. Another well-received number was the one where they brought an audience member on stage and they danced to Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect.” Most impressive about this audience member was that she is a cancer survivor, and the Chippendales exclaimed that tonight they are “celebrating life.”
Mozart collaborated with Teddy Z on Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow,” where they allowed their rich, rumbling voices to shine.
Of course, they had to make their country fans happy and they did that by dancing to Big & Rich’s “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” which featured Adam, Shiva, Chris Mike, Okewa, and Marty.
“Keep it going for the Chippendales cowboys,” Teddy Z said. He went on to praise the audience tonight at The Paramount for being “amazing” and noted that their energy is “electric.”
They concluded their elaborate show by paying tribute to several boy bands such as the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. They began with “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back),” where everybody was singing along with them.
Cody Canyon and Teddy Z showcased their crisp, velvet vocals on the pop ballad “I Want It That Way,” and it was followed by NSYNC’s “Pop.” Their voices were controlled and smooth as silk.
Equally glorious was Cody and Teddy Z’s expressive rendition of “Shape of My Heart” by the Backstreet Boys, which was filled with tender emotions. Mozart went on to deliver a killer guitar solo, and the Chippendales cast members continued with NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” and Backstreet Boys’ “Larger Than Life.”
When asked how it feels to be performing at The Paramount, Shiva remarked, “It’s good. It’s my fifth year here. We always have a good time here. It’s an awesome stage and an awesome audience. I am looking forward to being here again.”
“The staff and everybody at The Paramount is super nice so we appreciate that for sure,” Adam Barabas added.
“Not only are The Chippendales entertaining, but they work hard. They have every routine flawlessly executed for this spectacular show that goes around the world,” said DJ Sandra Dee, fan and attendee.
Overall, The Chippendales put on a well-crafted, high-octane and entertaining show at The Paramount in Huntington as part of their “Get Naughty” Tour. They exuded a great deal of charm, wit, and charisma on stage. Each performer allowed their unique personality and talent to shine on stage (and they delivered both in their individual sets and as a cohesive unit of performers).
The Chippendales are highly recommended seeing live whenever they come to town. Their show at The Paramount garnered five out of five stars.
Read More: Teddy Z and Chris Mike of The Chippendales chatted with Markos Papadatos prior to their show at The Paramount. Check out that insightful interview by clicking here.