The Great American Songbook
Hexagon Dive, UKZN.
Fri 29th, Sat 30th November, Thurs 5th, Fri 6th, Sat 7th December
7.00 for 7.30pm
Tickets R75pp (or R70pp for a table of ten)
Picnic evenings (bring food, but not drinks – there is a cash bar)
Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 033 260 5537
START YOUR FESTIVE SEASON OFF WITH AN EVENING OF GREAT SINGING AND MEMORABLE MUSIC.
They’re back by popular demand – after a sold out season in July, The Great American Songbook is back for the many people who missed out, and those that wanted to see it for a second and third time!
The Great American Songbook refers to songs from the golden era of musicals, both Broadway and Hollywood, which have become classic standards many years after they were written. Songs made famous by people such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole and The Platters, and taken up in this century by the likes of Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Norah Jones and Queen Latifah. Each generation has its popular singers who continually update and reinterpret these songs for a new audience. From jazz to swing, ballads to anthems, riveting solos to choral harmonies ,The Great American Songbook presents the best that American music has to offer.
Peter Mitchell and Helen Vermaak, directors of many musicals, have brought together the top local talent to take a new look at some oldies but goldies. The amazing voice of well known songstress Erin Fourie joins the melodious sounds of Ryan Calder, Sandra Styles, Tammy Calder, Brandon Bosch, Jon Branch and Vermaak herself. Each singer has something special to offer, as, accompanied by the inimitable Jeff Judge, they bring us new versions of such hits as Fly Me to the Moon, Misty, I Got Rhythm, That Old Black Magic, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Summertime, When I Fall in Love, The Way You Look Tonight and Let's Do It, amongst many other old favourites.
If good music, sung by great performers, is your thing, then The Great American Songbook is the place to find it!