Private Presley

Henk Opperman (Elvis) and Kristin Wilson (Priscilla) in Private Presley Photo by Bill Zurich
Henk Opperman (Elvis) and Kristin Wilson (Priscilla) in Private Presley
Photo by Bill Zurich

Travelling to Johannesburg for the first time, Sean Bovim’s Private Presley – A Salute to the King, will be staged at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre for a limited season from 9 – 25 October 2015.

I had the pleasure of watching the opening show that is now in its the third season of the show since it was created in 2013, but the first time that the public has a chance to see the show outside of Cape Town.

It will commence with a 3-week season in Johannesburg during October, followed by another 3-week season in Cape Town during November.

The high-energy production features over 30 of Elvis Presley`s original recordings including Love Me Tender, Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede Shoes, A Little Less Conversation, Hound Dog and many more foot-stomping, unforgettable hits.

Bovim Ballet dancers in Private Presley Photo by Bill Zurich
Bovim Ballet dancers in Private Presley
Photo by Bill Zurich

It’s hard not to sing along and tap your foot while the Rock ‘n Roll ballet takes the stage.

Private Presley follows the gigantic rise of one of Rock `n Roll`s greatest legends, portraying memorable and key moments from his jam-packed life.

The leads, Henk Opperman who play Elvis and Tanya Futter who plays Ann-Margaret were my guests on Cliffcentral’s #TheBuzz to talk about the production. Have a listen to the podcast here.

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Private Presley runs on the Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre from 9 – 25 October. Performances are Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There are fourteen shows only.

Tickets range from R150 – R350 and are exclusively available from www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670.

Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling Joburg Theatre on (011) 877 6853/6815.

For more info, log onto www.bovimballet.com

Follow @colabnetwork and @joburgtheatre on Twitter for more information.

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