STARS EARN THEIR STRIPES
with each one placed perfectly in the musical, while continuity in the show is worked out with fluency because of Elizma Badenhorst’s ideal tempo and eye for detail in her refreshing direction and choreography while managing to keep a number of surprises in store.
Particularly entertaining is the Ed Sullivan Show sequence where all the details of this TV-programme are run through in three minutes and 11 seconds, as well as the Private Functions insert which stands out as the most hilarious scene on any stage this reviewer experienced so far this year.
Rowan Bakker’s musical direction forms the foundation of the show. Not only his piano playing, but also the energy which flows from him keeps the whole production focused.
PLAYWRIGHT: Stuart Ross DIRECTOR, CHOREOGRAPHER: Elizma Badenhorst MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Rowan Bakker CAST: Jay Hlatshwayo, Kirk Harrower, Michael Hyams and Johan Nöthling VENUE: Theatre on the Square, Sandton UNTIL: December 20 RATING: