Imagine a real trip down memory lane straight to the groovy disco and power ballad era of the 1970s and 80s. Or, what about the time when Motown reigned supreme? And this year, throw in the 90s, the noughties and maybe even ‘the now’, and the fun should definitely not set in the Artscape Opera House from November 21 to 25 when ‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya!’ takes to the stage.
This trip stops over at the disco floors where words like “boogie”, “groovy”, “funky”, “sugar” and “get down” were very serious in everyone who is anyone’s vocabulary. It promises to be an epic trip down Memory Lane.
The cast features well known performers like Gary Naidoo, Lucy Tops, Alex Tops and Liande Valentyn, as well as tribute show mainstays like Riyaan Cornelius, Janine Cupido, Jon-E, Cindy Gibbons and Celest. These singers will be backed by a six-piece band of local musicians.
‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya!’ is your chance to relive those golden years by donning your “funky” afro and bell-bottom trousers, or designing a completely “groovy” 80s-style outfit where colours clashed and plastic jewellery, shoulder pads and big hair reigned supreme.
Over the past eight years GANARAMA Productions took audiences on similar journeys annually with the beloved ‘Boogie’-themed shows like ‘Old School Boogie’, ‘Boogie Wonderland’, ‘Blame it on the Boogie’, ‘Back-2-School Boogie’ and of course last year’s smash hit, ‘Boogie-Licious’. This year the producers have promised to take audiences on an even bigger, more exciting trip with a show that will “yet again knock your socks off, guaranteeing a party from its opening number right through to the finale.”
‘Boogie’s Gonna Get Ya!’ will feature hits of Gloria Gaynor, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, The Bee Gees, Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang, Diana Ross and The Stylistics. These are but a few of the artists you can expect to ‘boogie’ to for two solid hours at Artscape this November, under the musical direction of Denzil M Thorne. The inimitable creative duo, Gary Naidoo and Rafiek Mammon, will again be filling the producers’ chairs.
* Tickets are R145 and can be booked at Computicket.
Visit www.ganaramaproductions.com for more information.