Daphne Kuhn of Sandton’s Auto and General Theatre on the Square presents Beautiful Barbra! a glorious musical with Cat Simoni and Johan Laas.
The production, a Barbara Streisand songbook, is devised and directed by Paul Spence. It runs from July 20 to 30.
This has been a dream come true for Johan Laas, the man the SA Idols series brought into every living room across the country. All that was needed was the right voice to deliver the soaring beauty of the Streisand songbook.
In five-star London/SA chanteuse Cat Simoni, Johan found his voice and inspiration. Cat’s golden voice and gorgeous stage presence are perfectly suited for the Barbra standards like On A Clear Day, People, The Way We Were; Papa Can You Hear Me?; Ne Me Quitte Pas and Send in the Clowns. Yes, all the Barbra hits are there.
The featured composers, such as Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Ms Streisand herself, couldn’t be of a higher calibre – coupled with the lush new musical orchestrations by Johan Laas.
Bookings are now opening. There will be 6 performances per week including two shows on Saturdays at 5pm and 8.30pm. Call the theatre on 011 883 8606 or Strictly Tickets on 082 553 5903 or book online: www.ticket.co.za. Enquire about group discounts and dinner show bookings by arrangement with many of the adjacent upmarket new restaurants on the Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City.