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MADONNA (article first published : 2006-06-21)

The career of pop-queen Madonna (born Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, in Michigan in 1958), has lasted longer than most of her detractors ever predicted. She has become an icon for female pop stars thanks to her proven ability to reinvent herself while retaining complete control of her career.

A renaissance woman in the truest sense of the term, this singer, songwriter, actress, author and recording executive, has become a kind of modern-day, multimedia uber-celebrity. Madonna is also one of the most commercially successful artists in the history of popular music. No other female singer in the pop arena has been as prominent or as successful over such a long period.

“So, when putting a series together to tribute some of the world’s most successful musical artists, we could not leave out Madonna,” says Dockyard Supper Theatre director and producer Stuart Mey.

All told, Madonna's No.1 and No.2 singles have spent a total of 40 weeks at the top of the charts - almost a solid year of uninterrupted hits. In one period in the late 80's, she racked up six straight Top 5 singles, neatly beating the Beatles old record for back-to-back chart-toppers. Of Madonna’s more than 20 albums, every one has reached Top 15. All but one has made it into the Top 10. Seven have attained Top 5 status.

The role of the pop diva will be shared by regular Dockyard performer Karen Wood and Tami du Preez, a newcomer to The Dockyard who has an extensive background in dance and cabaret.

The show spans the lengthy career of Madonna from the garish 80’s and her humble beginnings of hits like Holiday, Material Girl, Like A Prayer, Like A Virgin and Pappa Don’t Preach through her more daring days with Hanky Panky (a song written for the movie Dick Tracey) to her more recent numbers like Don’t Cry For Me Argentina from the motion picture Evita in which she starred. Also featured will be Frozen, Ray of Light, Music and her latest smash hit Hung Up.

The Dockyard Show Band includes musical director Bruce Boome on guitars, Ian Jones on bass, Musa Mtetwa on keyboards and Ian Webster on drums.

Madonna show runs from June 21 to July 1. Tickets R160 include two-course dinner and the show (R110 on Sundays for main course and show). Bookings through Karen on 031 332 1086 or Computicket.




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