Trib­ute to ge­nius of Prince

District Mail - - VERMAAK ENTERTAINM­ENT -

Fans of the mu­si­cian that was Prince are in for a treat when Show­time Aus­tralia brings its new stage show spec­tac­u­lar,

1999 The Ul­ti­mate Prince Ex­pe­ri­ence, to the Artscape Opera House in May.

The ge­nius, in­no­va­tion and grandeur of the one-and-only Prince will fea­ture through­out this im­mer­sive stage show, which fur­ther pays trib­ute and rev­er­ence to one of the great­est mu­si­cal pi­o­neers of our time.

1999 The Ul­ti­mate Prince Ex­pe­ri­ence new the­atre-style trib­ute con­cert cel­e­brat­ing the late mu­si­cian’s cat­a­logue of mu­sic with ded­i­cated live per­for­mances from tal­ented South African multi-in­stru­men­tal­ist Dale Ray on vo­cals, gui­tar and pi­ano and an eight-piece dance band in sup­port.

The Jo­han­nes­burg based Ray is ex­cited to bring the iconic legacy of Prince to life on stage for the very first time.

“I in­tend on giv­ing the peo­ple an is a un­for­get­table Prince trib­ute ex­pe­ri­ence, as close to the real deal as pos­si­ble,” he re­lated.

“I hope to por­tray Prince as the mul­ti­in­stru­men­tal­ist that he was, the agile, en­er­getic per­former that he was and the gen­er­ous en­ter­tainer that he will al­ways be re­mem­bered for.”

He fur­ther de­scribed im­per­son­at­ing the mu­si­cal icon as “a mas­sive hon­our”.

Fans can ex­pect a sen­sory spec­tac­u­lar, be­spoke cos­tum­ing and pro­duc­tion as well as a raft of iconic songs such as “Pur­ple Rain”, “When Doves Cry”, “Kiss”, “1999”, “Lit­tle Red Corvette”, “Rasp­berry Beret”, “Di­a­monds and Pearls”, “Cream”, “The Most Beau­ti­ful Girl in the World”, “Let’s Go Crazy!” and much more.

The show will run at the Artscape from 27 to 31 May.

Ticket prices range from R250 to R390 and can be booked through Com­puticket.

Newspapers in Afrikaans

Newspapers from South Africa

© PressReader. All rights reserved.