The musical Saturday Night Fever offers high-energy family entertainment. It has all the elements of a successful show - catchy tunes, energetic dance numbers and a cast of 30 well-honed performers who enliven each funky scene.K Directed and choreographed by Arlene Phillips, the stage musical is based on the 1977 film starring John Travolta, who boogied to a soundtrack by the Bee Gees. The story revolves around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn teenager who is a paint salesman by day and a disco king at night. He and his friends face many problems involving money, love, family, friendship and the lack of direction in life. Classic Bee Gees songs are featured throughout the performance, kicking off with the upbeat Stayin' Alive and wrapping up with the soothing ballad How Deep Is Your Love. Jon Fiorentino, in the lead role, is successful in his attempt to distinguish himself from Travolta. He is definitely a better dancer than the film star. Fiorentino sparkles with confidence while wowing audiences with his almost flawless dancing skills - even while wearing platform shoes and nylon pants - and his well-gelled hair stays put after each split-jump. Dale Pengelly, who plays the hairy DJ Monty, is another standout performer. It's hard to believe that he previously played Don Lockwood, the well-clad gentleman in the stage musical Singin' in the Rain. The entertaining 150-minute musical leaves the audience with food for thought. Although set in New York City during the 1970s, the situations the young characters face are still relevant today, except that discos have been replaced by a club scene, and in the place of Bee Gees pop songs are celebrity DJs and rappers. Saturday Night Fever runs until June 19 at the Lyric Theatre in the Academy for Performing Arts. Tickets range from $295 to $695 for adults and $250 to $295 for students. Reservations at HK Ticketing on 3128 8288.