Retro show likely

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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.

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