The Queen Experience is back in PretoriaOpening Night Co.
If you missed out due to sold-out performances in July, now is your chance to see this spectacular performance at The Atterbury Theatre in October.
The Queen Experience was first staged on 18 November last year at The Gelredome Soccer Stadium in Arnhem, where Joseph Clark wowed a sold-out audience of over 30 000 people. In December he completed theatre runs in The Hague and in Amsterdam, causing Netherland audiences to fall in love with him and his talented band.
Elzette Maarschalk produced the show in July at The Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria and both shows were completely sold out. Disappointed audience members who could not get tickets urged the theatre’s management for more performances and luckily three days became available in this popular theatre’s busy programme. With the exception of two replacements, Elzette got the same cast together to mesmerize those who will see the show for the first time, as well as those who want to have the Queen experience again, just for the thrill of it!
The 13-piece cast consists of Joseph Clark – Lead Vocals/Backing Vocals, Nathan Smith - Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Peach van Pletzen (Yesterday’s Pupil/Bittereinder) – Drums, Richard Brokensha (ISO) - Guitar/Backing Vocals, Kyle Petersen - Keys/Backing Vocals, Trevor Donjeany – Bass, Zetske van Pletzen and Altus Theart - Vocals/Backing Vocals, with soprano Yollandi Nortjie and The Gaabo Motho Tenors as special guests.
Joseph became established as “an American African” after he left his ballet career in the USA when brought to South Africa to dance the leading 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, Little Shop Of Horrors, etc. In 2000 he was nominated as “best actor in a comedy” for his role in the solo play The Male Intellect – an oxymoron? and became the first/only performer in South Africa to have received numerous awards and nominations for acting, singing and classical ballet.
He became well known for his powerful interpretation of Queen’s music since his first appearance in the popular Queen At The Opera. In 2004 he toured Italy and Germany performing his own tribute to the music of Queen. In 2009/10 he sang in 13 concerts with the Netherland Symphony Orchestra and last year he and his band did five performances 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 Joburg 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.
The shows run from Monday to Wednesday, October 22, 23 and 24 and start at 20:00.
The Atterbury Theatre, 4 Daventry Street (c/o Lynnwood Rd and Daventry St, Lynnwood, Pretoria) GPS COORDINATES: S 25° 45' 59", E 28° 16' 45"
Tickets are R150, R200 and R250 from Computicket and The Atterbury Theatre 012 471 1700.
To avoid disappointment BOOK NOW! This is a performance not to be missed!
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Atterbury Theatre, 4 Daventry Street corner Lynnwood Road Lynnwood Pretoria Gauteng South Africa