Pemads revue offers a glamorous outing

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Bob Eveleigh writes: The Port Elizabeth Musical and Dramatic Society (Pemads) will stage a revue, Iconic Broadway, in the Little Theatre from May 10 to 21. There will be evening performances at 7.30pm plus 3 matinees at 2.30pm on Saturday, May 20, and the two Sundays of the run on May 14 and 21.

With show deviser Leslie Speyers are dancers (from left) Emma Albertyn, Sian-Beth Hitchner and Mariska Knoetze in this number from the Pemads revue, Iconic Broadway. Photograph: Chris Gertsch.
With show deviser Leslie Speyers are dancers (from left) Emma Albertyn, Sian-Beth Hitchner and Mariska Knoetze in this number from the Pemads revue, Iconic Broadway. Photograph: Chris Gertsch.

Promising “two hours of glamorous entertainment”, the show has been devised by Leslie Speyers, whose theatrical career in Port Elizabeth has been sensationally revived in Port Elizabeth of late, with his double Clover Showtime Award-winning debut (Best Actor in a Musical and Best Comedy Portrayal) as a pantomime dame in Pemads Puss in Boots in December, followed by an equally hilarious, highly original outing as Dogberry in the PE Shakespearean Festival’s Much Ado About Nothing in February.

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Singing the best of Broadway in this latest “songs from the shows” programme – there have been many such concert-style events from the PE Gilbert & Sullivan Society as well in recent years – Speyers will also headline the revue as lead male singer, teamed with female leads Marelize Booyens and Kelly-Leigh Mucka.

Audiences will meet new voices Zena Bally and Laura Fullbrook, supported by male PE show regulars Sikho Gaika, Glen McIlroy and Litha Hewitt-Coleman.

Choreographer Sian-Beth Hitchner also dances with Emma Albertyn and Mariska Knoetze.

There will be evening performances on May 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 19 and 20 May plus the three matinees.

Tickets are priced at R80 and booking is at all Computicket outlets – these will also be available at the Little Theatre box office 30 minutes before each performance.

 

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