Swan song show

South Waikato News - - ENTERTAINMENT - By DOUG BLAIR

Since the lo­cal op­er­atic so­ci­ety closed some years ago, the Toko­roa Lit­tle The­atre has en­deav­oured to cover the re­sult­ing mu­si­cal show gap.

In the main, these have been trib­ute shows, based on a se­lec­tion of pop­u­lar songs.

They have gone down well draw­ing much praise and fill­ing the the­atre.

Over the past 10 years, pro­duc­tions such as, Re­gards to Broad­way, Solid Gold, Colour my world, Taste of Kiwi, The Mo­town sound, That 70s sound etc have been suc­cess­fully staged.

This year’s trib­ute show, Thank you for the mu­sic, could be the last of its type for some time, be­cause there is feel­ing that a change may be due.

Partly with this in mind, much ef­fort, time and thought has been put into mak­ing this show just that bit dif­fer­ent from pre­vi­ous pro­duc­tions.

Em­pha­sis will be on sing- ers rather than par­tic­u­lar songs; dancers will be in­cor­po­rated as will over­head pro­jec­tions; stag­ing will be dif­fer­ent; cos­tumes will be sim­pler and colourful.

The ac­tion will be non­stop, with 19 singers, three dancers, a five-piece back­ing band and 30 songs from Abba, Johnny Cash, The Hol­lies, Neil Sedaka, Seek­ers, Everly Broth­ers and Frankie Valli and the Four Sea­sons. This show prom­ises to make a mem­o­rable swan song.

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