Private Presley’s back for a second season with new venue and casting

| May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Private Presley ballet - The wonder of you

Photo by Pat Bromilow-Downing courtesy of Bovim Ballet.

Due to the success of Private Presley – Bovim Ballet’s latest Rock-‘n-Roll ballet – this toe-tapping tribute to the king is back in Cape Town for a second season, this time at the Baxter Theatre from 4 to 15 June 2013 with a few new faces in the lead roles.

“I am so excited to reveal some of South Africa’s newest rising stars in our second run of Private Presley,” said Sean Bovim.

“It is gratifying to be able to respond to the immense demand that we received for another run so soon after the first one. We’ve been told there were some people who saw the show 3 or 4 times!”

Getting all shook up all over again

Take over 20 of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits and bring to the stage 17 multi-talented dancers, dressed by top International fashion designers Ian West, Craig Port and KLÛK/CGDT, and you have something quite extraordinary – especially considering that these ballerinas are rocking and jiving en pointe!

In fact, click over to this Private Presley photo gallery and take a peek at some of the Elvis action for yourself.

Fresh casting

Bovim Ballet claims the roles will be expertly filled by some of South Africa’s most sought after dancers, such as Trevor Schoonraad portraying Elvis and Nicola Van der Merwe performing as Priscilla, with the role of Natalie being danced by Simoné Botha (Miss Deaf SA 2012).

Private Presley ballet- Somebody to lean on

Photo by Pat Bromilow-Downing courtesy of Bovim Ballet.

The rest of the talented cast includes James Bradley (Nick), Devon Marshbank (Billy), Faye Dubinski (Juliet), Tanya Futter (Ann-Margret), Grant Van Ster, Zandile Constable, Llewellyn Mnguni, Ché Milani, Martin Harding, Chris Ncekana, JV Mattei, Michele La Trobe, Tamryn Van Houten and Gillian Upsher.

Here are a few of the critics’ comments following Private Presley’s first run (at the Artscape Theatre during April 2013):

“The show is a hit…..Gripping Performance” – City Press

“Treat fit for a King” – Cape Times

“Visually Striking” – Cape Argus

“Technically Perfect and Artistically Delightful” – FANBASE Magazine

Booking details:

Dates: 4 – 15 June 2013, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm with a matinee performance on Sunday 9 June at 3pm.
Venue: Baxter Theatre, Cape Town
Tickets: from R150 to R220 through Computicket or directly by calling the Baxter Theatre on 021 685 7880. A 10% discount is available to Pensioners and Students.

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