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LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL (article first published : 2005-11-14)

Remember Durban festive season favourites, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Nunsense? The same creative team of Very Very Big Productions, director Mark Hawkins and musical director Evan Roberts promises a brand new family show over the festive season with the rocking Let The Good Times Roll.

The show will feature some of the top entertainers in the industry and is billed as a “rollercoaster ride of old favourites, number-one hits and nostalgic tunes from the last five decades of popular music which will keep you rocking till the very last song”.

Expect to hear classics such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Let the River Run, Jailhouse Rock and Somewhere over the Rainbow and, maybe even, a Boney M Christmas special!

“This is not just another compilation show,” says Mark Hawkins. “Rather it is a well staged, choreographed and incredibly visual show with some unusual twists and turns.”

Adding to the feel-good vibe of the show, the audience will have the opportunity to decide which songs will be performed after interval and have their dedications to loved ones read out on stage during the show.

Let The Good Times Roll unites the stars of last year’s hit show Nunsense - homegrown stars Shelley McLean (Rock Me Amadeus, Feeling Groovy) and Nonthando Ngubane (Home Talk, One Voice). Adding to the vocal talent is Granville Michaels from Gauteng, recently seen at the Barnyard Theatre in Born to Run and previously in Beethoven Rocks Again and Roll Over Beethoven.

The band features Evan Roberts on keyboard, Tom Hare on brass, Bruce Baker on drums, John Stengel on bass guitar and Rowan Stuart on lead guitar. Choreography is by David Gouldie, while Michael Broderick once again weaves his award-winning magic as lighting designer.

The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre provides ample, secure parking, a coffee and snack bar as well as a deck and bar area that is open after each performance so audiences can have a drink with the cast and band.

Let The Good Times Roll runs from December 2 to 31. The season opens with a special preview performance on December 2 at 18h00 where discounted tickets are offered at “two for the price of one”.

Performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 19h30. Tickets R90 (inclusive) with Saturday and Sunday matinees at 15h00 when tickets are R65 (inclusive). There are no performances on Mondays or public holidays.

Book at Computicket, with credit card bookings on 083 915 8000 or visit www.computicket.co.za




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