Show will rekin­dle Abba ma­nia

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY! -

Palmer­ston North is set for a mem­o­rable evening of danc­ing and se­quined fri­vol­ity when the ABBA trib­ute, The ABBA Show, jets into the city next month.

Following more than 4000 in­ter­na­tional per­for­mances, in­clud­ing tours of Amer­ica and South Africa, the show’s New Zealand tour takes in an ex­haust­ing 22 dif­fer­ent venues in just over a month.

The ABBA Show’s one Palmer­ston North per­for­mance will be held at the Re­gent on Broad­way on Novem­ber 19.

Far from be­ing just another cover band, The ABBA Show is a full-scale con­cert ex­pe­ri­ence and stage show fea­tur­ing two and a half hours of live mu­si­cal per­for­mance with a live band, replica cos­tumes, the­atri­cal light­ing and ef­fects and all the danc­ing an ABBA fan can han­dle.

Palmer­ston North au­di­ences can sing to Danc­ing Queen, Know­ing Me Know­ing You, Ring Ring, The Win­ner Takes It All, Fer­nando, Su­per Trouper and many more.

And de­spite MAMMA MIA! be­ing suc­cess­fully per­formed in the city last year, pro­moter John Van Grinsven from Show­time Aus­tralia, is con­fi­dent fans will recog­nise the dis­tinct and worth­while ex­pe­ri­ence that The ABBA Show of­fers. ’’They’re com­pletely dif­fer­ent shows. We’ve worked hard it make The ABBA Show just the way the fans will re­mem­ber it if they were lucky enough to see the orig­i­nals per­form live,’’ he says.

The stars of the show in­clude Brits Han­nah Po­cock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida and Aussies Cameron Char­ters as Bjorn and Brent McMullen as Benny. They’ve put in count­less hours to achieve the at­ten­tion to de­tail that the show is fa­mous for.

In ad­di­tion to pre-pro­duc­tion re­hearsals in Aus­tralia and solo re­hearsals in their own home­towns across the globe, the cast uses free days dur­ing their tours to prac­tise and study old ABBA footage in or­der to per­fect their ac­cents and man­ner­isms. The cast is look­ing for­ward to big crowds and a great re­sponse to their tour.

Book­ings at Tick­etDirect.

Han­nah Po­cock is Agnetha and Jenna Ball is Frida in The ABBA Show.

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