I guess what i mean is a show in that area - does not have to be in that actual venue but something to get the feel of the place - i would have thought that there were a few places to offer a show based on the Moulin Rouge type of thing????
Apart from the Lido, I know of no other similar show. Both of these are mostly filled with visitors.
As for 'getting a feel of the place', well, they're both cabaret shows. The MR just happens to be in the area with s*x shops. I doubt it's any different that similar areas in Noosa. If this is not what you meant, you'll have to elaborate.
All these cabaret shows are pricey - not sure how much "the earth" is worth, these days, but they cost probably more than you want to spend. For a lot less money, you would do just as well to have a couple of drinks and dinner somewhere else - then go take some photos outside Moulin Rouge while you watch the other tourists lining up to get fleeced.
Seriously, some people love this place, and the other shows like it - but if money is a consideration, you'll do best just taking some photos and say you went there.
As said by others, the show is totally for tourists. You are a tourist and if you think you want to make it part of your experience, go for it. We went a number of years ago and enjoyed it for what it is. It's not the kind of thing you do more than once, it is overpriced and despite all the criticism of it here on TA, I'm glad we did it.
Thanks for your help everyone!
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