Gospel Easter festivities at Joburg Theatre

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Gospel Spectacular is a feel-good show for the whole family and has something for fans of virtually every gospel genre.

Mahalia Buchanan
Mahalia Buchanan

Gospel is South Africa’s top music genre and now Joburg Theatre and ATTV take South Africa’s favourite gospel songs and stage them in a multimedia spectacular that includes giant LED screens, video projections, lasers, pyrotechnics and other special effects. Gospel Spectacular will run on The Mandela stage from April 13 to April 23.

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Brian Temba
Brian Temba

Heading up the 30-strong cast are top South African gospel and pop artists Brian Temba, Connell Cruise and Mahalia Buchanan, backed by a big ensemble of singers and dancers. Traditional gospel legend Teboho Moloi also makes a special appearance. Not only will the cast perform everyone’s gospel favourites like “O Happy Day”, “Malibongwe”, “Stomp”, “Moya Wam” and “Joyful, Joyful”, each will also perform some of their own songs, so fans won’t go away disappointed!Gospel Spectacular is a feel-good show for the whole family and has something for fans of virtually every gospel genre. From pop hits like Shackles (Mary, Mary) to traditional songs “O Mpha Tsohle” (Teboho Moloi), movie favourites like “I Will Follow Him”, to light classics like “You Raise Me Up” and “The Prayer”, to sing-along praise songs like “Ancient of Days” and “Jesu Ke Moloki Waka”, Gospel Spectacular has it all! Even Carman’s dramatic story song, “The Champion”, gets staged with incredible lighting, graphics and stage effects.

Award-winning creative director Andrew Timm is responsible for mounting one of the most ambitious musical extravaganzas of the year. Choreography is by showbiz veteran Sandy Dyer, and the musical director is Dale Scheepers, former musical director for Showtime Australia and band leader of the Joburg Theatre Panto 2017.

“Gospel Spectacular will be just that,” says Andrew Timm. “Patrons will be dazzled by the sheer visual spectacle of it all, but the real stars of the show are the songs; there’s something in the show for everyone.”

Tickets range from R100 to R250 and are available by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com or calling 0861 670 670, and through Webtickets. For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the theatre directly on 011 877 6853/6815.

 

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