There is a very interesting production coming up at the Baxter Theatre in August “Queen at the Ballet”. Well I am not an huge expert in ballet, but I like Queen, so I thought I will share this info with you
Queen at the Ballet is a rock ballet created by Sean Bovim as a tribute to Freddie Mercury, that brings the music of Queen vividly back to life – interpreting the stories behind classic tracks such as Bohemian Rhapsody, Radio Ga Ga and Killer Queen.
Queen at the Ballet uses the athleticism of rock ballet en pointe in a high-impact production that will entertain people of all ages. As audiences have come to expect from Bovim Ballet productions, the show is packed with high artistic standards, innovative and original choreography, and powerful performances from the strong cast of dancers.
This hit show captures the story of the great pretender, Freddie Mercury, told through the medium of dance. Set to over 20 of his greatest hits (including ‘Who wants to live forever’, ‘Another one bites the dust’, ‘Barcelona’), the show takes viewers on a journey through the fascinating life of one of the world’s greatest singers. The audience can expect to see tender pas de deux interspersed with exciting rocking group numbers.
Henk Opperman dances the role of Freddie while his lovers are portrayed by Devon Marshbank, Tanya Futter, Nicola van der Merwe and Faye Dubinski.
Michael Hankinson’s exquisite recorded orchestral arrangements of Queen’s music are further enhanced by the live gymnastic vocals of CITO (WONDERboom and Jesus Christ Superstar fame).
Dates and Times:
Opens on 8 August at 20:00
Thereafter Tuesday–Saturday at 20:00
Matinee on Sunday, 12 August, at 14:00
Prices: R180, R165, R150
Students and senior citizens less 10%