The Queen Experience with Joseph ClarkOpening Night Co.
Joseph Clark and his band will be at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria for two shows only on Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 July.
The Queen Experience was first staged on 18 November last year at The Gelredome Soccer Stadium in Arnhem in the Netherlands to an audience of over 30 000 people. In December they completed theatre runs of the show in The Hague and in Amsterdam.
The cast consists of: Joseph Clark - Lead Vocals/Piano, Nathan Smith - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Peach van Pletzen (Yesterday’s Pupil) – Drums, Richard Brokensha (Isochronous) - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Kate Borthwick - Keys/Backing Vocals, Trevor Donjeany/Paddy Smith – Bass, Sury Boltman - Vocals/Backing Vocals and Zetske van Pletzen - Backing Vocals. Guest artists are the soprano, Yollandi Nortjie and The Gaabo Motho Tenors, who will respectively star with Clark in the duet “Barcelona” and the song “Who Wants To Live Forever”.
Joseph refers to himself as “an American African” after he left his ballet career in the USA when brought to South Africa to dance the lead roles in Swan Lake, Papillion, Romeo & Juliet and Witchboy. He soon moved into musical theatre with lead roles in The Buddy Holly Story, West Side Story, The Fantasticks, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Sweeney Todd, March Of The Falsettos/Falsettoland, etc. In 2000 he was nominated as “best actor in a comedy” for his role in the solo play The Male Intellect – an oxymoron? To become the first/only performer in South Africa to have received numerous awards and nominations for acting, singing and dancing.
He became well known for his powerful interpretation of Queen’s music since his first appearance in Geoffrey Sutherland's popular Queen At The Opera. In 2004 Joseph and his band toured Italy and Germany performing his own tribute to the music of Queen. In 2009/10 he sang with the Northern Netherland Symphony Orchestra in 13 concerts of Symphonic Queen and in September last year five performances of Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen at The Madinat Theatre in Dubai.
Joseph mainly does corporate entertainment, voice overs and jingles for cinema, radio and television and enjoys singing with symphony orchestras all over. Highlights include the popular RMB Starlight Classics and previously Jhb Pops, Miss SA Pageant, sharing the opening song of the first International AIDS Conference in Africa with TK, the late R&B singer and singing at Nelson Mandela’s 85th Birthday Celebration.
This is indeed a show not to be missed!
The Queen Experience with Joseph Clark
Atterbury Theatre, Pretoria
Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 July at 20h00
Book at Computicket / www.computicket.com
or at The Atterbury Theatre on 012 471 1700
Opening Night Co.
012 332 0744
082 965 8024
Web site: http://www.josephclark.co.za
Atterbury Theatre, 4 Daventry Street corner Lynnwood Road Lynnwood Pretoria Gauteng South Africa