Here is another great show for the ‘Baby Boomers’ and younger generation to boot. No group either before or since has influenced music quite the way The Beatles did and if you are a Beatles fan this is one not to be missed.
Centrestage reprises its very first band show as ‘Forever Fab’ brings the ever popular music of the Beatles to the Cape St Francis Resort for one night only on 3 January 2016. The show features Port Elizabeth’s very own popular fabulous foursome – Alan Kozak as John Lennon, Wayne Kallis as Paul McCartney, Andrew Warneke as George Harrison and the inimitable Gino Fabbri as Ringo Starr – with Fenlin Pitie on keyboards.
The first half of the show features the raw energy of the early Beatles club performances, which are majestically replicated by the superb group of Centrestage entertainers/musicians in such a way that the frenetic live performance authenticity which drove the late 1950’s / early 1960’s fans into a frenzy, is recreated. Songs such as Mr Postman, Twist and Shout, I Want to Hold Your Hand, From Me to You, I Saw Her Standing There, Help, Love Me Do, Paperback Writer, 8 Days a Week and Can’t Buy Me Love amongst others are faithfully reproduced and imbued with the trademark early-day naive Beatles personalities and wry humour.
As the Beatles matured, their music changed to incorporate ground-breaking new sounds and experimental, often drug inspired, influences of the time. Trippy songs like Eleanor Rigby, All You Need is Love, Come Together, Get Back, Back in the USSR, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds and Magical Mystery Tour will demonstrate the strong psychedelic feel in this segment.
Much loved sing-along Beatles classics such as Yellow Submarine, Obla Di Obla Da, Revolution and Hey Jude are guaranteed to get the audience participating at the top of their voices!
The big Beatles ballads such as Let It Be and The Long and Yesterday are also included in the line-up which features no less than 38 Beatles classics.
“The simplicity of the Beatles music really allows the performers to show their individual strengths”, says Gary Hemmings. “Since the first incarnation of the show, Wayne Kallis has blossomed as an incredibly confident front-man, whilst Alan Kozak has become a firm crowd favourite with his textured vocals and crisp acoustic guitar playing. Gino, who drummed on the original show, provides the rhythm and the predictable, unpredictable fun.
Forever Fab features the ultimate feel-good festive season song-book and promises a roller-coaster evening of face-paced entertainment in what has become known as ‘the Centrestage tradition’.
The show starts at 20:00 and tickets costing R140 per person can be booked at Computicket or by calling Riekie on 042 298 0054 or Wendy on 082 661 6921.