Retro show likely
Time to dust off the platforms as Saturday Nigh Fever tipped for Timaru
A dancefloor musical of Saturday Night Fever is set to hit the Timaru stage in December.
The show is scheduled to be performed at the Theatre Royal on December 5, from 8pm.
The musical is touring arenas and theatres in New Zealand in November and December and coincides with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta - spawning a ‘‘decade of disco’’, fuelled by Bee Gees hits including Stayin Alive, Disco Inferno, More than a Woman, You Should Be Dancing and Jive Talkin.
Saturday Night Fever was the coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn.
By day he is a humble paint store clerk but at night he turns into the polyester-clad king of the local discotheque.
He uses the dance floor as an escape from the reality of his deadend job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his association with a gang of dead-beat friends.
The contemporary retelling of the story aims to capture the energy that thrilled movie audiences in 1977.