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Now On Stage At Theatre On The Bay: "Up On The Roof - The Carole King Songbook'
07 October 2023
From the producers that brought you the hugely successful 'Here's To You - The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook' comes this year's magical musical offering: 'Up on the Roof - The Carole King Songbook', now on stage at Theatre On The Bay until 21 October.
Renowned for her extraordinary contributions to the music industry, Carole King has left an indelible mark with her iconic compositions such as 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman', 'I Feel the Earth Move', 'You've Got a Friend', and many more. This captivating musical journey through Carole King's repertoire brings these beloved songs and many more to life.
This production features a cast of six multi-talented female performers including Ashley Butcher (bass, guitar, ukulele), Louise Duhain (piano/keyboards), Angelica Hattingh (guitar), Sanli Jooste (cello), Neo Motaung (percussion) and Tiisetso Sefatsa (percussion), with musical direction by Wessel Odendaal.
"With new arrangements of timeless folk and pop melodies the performers create a lively and intimate atmosphere that reminds us of those unforgettable nights we have spent with friends, making music and telling stories throughout the night until the sun came up", says Jaco Van Rensburg, VR Theatrical.
Throughout the performance, interactive moments will invite the audience to sing along, creating a collective celebration of music and connection. Director Elizma Badenhorst says, "This resonates deeply with Carole King's belief in the power of music to bring people together, and uplift the human spirit".
Click HERE for interview with show director, Elizma Badenhorst and VR Theatrical producer, Jaco Van Rensburg.
'Up on the Roof - The Carole King Songbook' is more than just a tribute show; it is a homage to an iconic artist whose music has become the soundtrack of some of our most treasured memories, and it is a reminder that music connects us all, and that we have more in common with one another than what we might think.
Theatre On the Bay and VR Theatrical invite you to a night of nostalgia, extraordinary talent, and perennial melodies that have left an indelible mark on both the music industry and our lives.
'Up On The Roof - The Carole King Songbook' is on at Theatre On The Bay for a limited season until 21 October, before transferring to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Main Theatre from 1 - 26 November, 2023.
- Bookings through Webtickets or (021) 438-3301.
- Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1531667649 
- Duration: Approx' 2 hours, inclusive of a 20 minute interval.
- Age restriction: none.
- Direction & concept – Elizma Badenhorst
- Musical direction & orchestration – Wessel Odendaal
- Scenic design – Nadine Minnaar
- Wardrobe co-ordination – Elizma Badenhorst
- Lighting design – Kieran McGregor
- Graphic design – Jaco Van Rensburg
- Sound design – Christo Davis
- Production images – Mark Wessels
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