We’re just days away from MUSIC OF THE NIGHT – one composer, many lyricists –
We’re just days away from the opening of Music of the Night – one composer, many lyricists, and the cast are knee-deep in rehearsals ahead of the opening of this power punch of a musical.
Music of the Night opens this Thursday, February 24th, at Centurion Theatre, running for a limited season from February 24th – March 5th.
The show then transfers to Johannesburg where it will be staged at The Dome, situated on the grounds of the NSA (National School of Arts)from March 17th – 20th.
Audiences will delight in enjoying some of their favourite hits from the Andrew Lloyd Webber songbook.
Some 25 songs from 55 years of the composer’s collaboration with some of the great lyricists in the modern music genre. Lloyd Webber may have had three wives in his personal life, but he has had at least ten lyricists in his musical harem.
What Music of the Night does, is provide a musical highway for four of our most seasoned musical theatre artists, Craig Urbani, Carly Graeme, Adrian Galliard and Stephanie Baartman, to take their glorious voices out for a high level full throttle ride.
It also affords an opportunity to introduce an extra ordinary new talent, Emma-Jean Galliard who is part of the father/daughter duo who has taken the internet by storm.
This internet sensation born in the deepest part of lockdown already has 56K Youtube subscribers and 79K Facebook followers.
The First Video they uploaded was The Prayer on 17 April 2020 (Easter Sunday) by the end of the day it had been shared all over and had had 25k views, within a week or two it was picked up by a music aggregator in the UK, The Music Man (https://www.themusicman.uk/).
Within 2 weeks it had had over 7 million views on the Music Man.
In 2020 their version of Time to Say Goodbye went viral in South America when the Prensa Ginebra Newspaper’s Facebook Page published it saying erroneously that they were the son & granddaughter of Andrea Boccelli.
The Video has gone on to amass over 15 Million views on the Prensa Ginebra Facebook Page. This lead to a 90min live interview with Radio Tu which broadcasts all over South America.
Music of the Night takes a close look at the music you’ve come to love . All the obvious hits are there – Any Dream Will Do, I Don’t Know How to Love Him, Memory, Phantom of the Opera, Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and many more, along with some surprises.
There is also a cheeky peek at some of the tunes that are alarmingly similar to other people’s tunes, making for an evening to satisfy every theatre lover.
For example did you know that the song Memory owes a lot to Ravel’s Bolero ?
Overall, this is a loving tribute to the greatest living composer of musicals who has been substantially responsible for the creation of great musical franchises of all time.
South Africans love a little Lloyd Webber.
All packaged into a non-stop 90-minute gift box of musical treats.
Musical Staging is by Joubert Jonker, with Musical Direction by Clifford Cooper and lighting by Jane Gosnell .
Centurion Theatre offers an intimate outing , just off the highway from the Botha Avenue Off-ramp, situated between Johannesburg and Tshwane, safe secure parking on the grounds and its own well stocked bar.
The theatre has a strict No Mask, No Entry policy, making a trip to Centurion Theatre a stress-free experience .
Performances of Music of the Night run at Centurion Theatre from Thursdays – Saturdays, over a limited two week season from 24th February – 5th March 2022.
- Thursday, Fridays & Saturdays at 19h30
- Matinees Saturday at 16h00
Tickets range from R190 to R275 and Bookings are online at Quicket
After Centurion, Music of the Night travels to Johannesburg, with a short season at The Dome, situated on the grounds of the National School of Arts (NSA)
Thursday 17th – Sunday 20th March
Performances will be Thursday – Saturday at 19h00 and Sunday at 16h00
Tickets are R250 and Bookings are through Computicket.