That famous expression "boys will be boys" isn't necessarily true here in Thailand where sometimes boys will be girls. And when boys chose to be girls they very often take part in one of the famous Thai institutions: the Cabaret Show. Cabaret Shows are musical performances where the performers will dress extravagantly and gorgeously to look like the real singer, and they lip synch to songs. The stage sets, choreography, lighting and sound are excellent and make for a wonderful show. In any typical show you can see Madonna, Lady Gaga, Tina Turner, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and so on... they're all here in Bangkok!
Calypso is perhaps Bangkok's best Cabaret Show. So much so, that the real Lady Gaga on her recent concert tour in Bangkok came to see the Calypso show herself first hand and by all accounts was very impressed!
For years, Calypso's home was at the Asia Hotel. But now they have moved to a brand new riverside entertainment, dining and shopping complex called Asiatique. The theatre can seat up to 450 people, with seats around cozy, round tables & you'll have a complimentary drink during the show. Afterwards you can take a few photos with some of the 'stars' for some memorable snaps to show off on Facebook!
There are 3 choices for the Calypso Show Tour:
1) The Main Calypso Cabaret Show, ticket only, 2 shows nightly at 20:15 and 21:45
2) A Thai Dinner with classical Thai Dance Show performed by the Calypso Girls, 2 sittings and shows nightly at 19:15 and 20:45
3) Or see both shows together - have a nice Thai dinner first and then see the Cabaret show afterwards
Calypso transfers are available, but only if there is a minimum of 4 persons, so it's easier to get to Asiatique by taxi or by Skytrain (to Saphan Thaksin station) and take the Asiatique shuttle boat from there.