Win tickets to the Tina Turner show

Caroline Borole as Tina Turner in Tina: Simply The Best, headed for Sibaya Casino, near Umhlanga.

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BY BILLY SUTER

STAGE and television personality Caroline Borole is filling big shoes for the latest tribute show headed for the kraal-shaped iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino, near Umhlanga, this festive season.

The singer and actress, placed ninth in the 2007 season of South Africa’s Idols and known for playing Jackie in SABC1’s Generations and Tshidi in the comedy series On the Couch, is to portray queen of rock, Tina Turner, in Tina: Simply The Best.

It also features cast members familiar from previous Showtime Australia-produced shows staged at this theatre – among them The Greatest Love of All: The Whitney Houston Show, the Michael Jackson HIStory Show and Queen: It’s A Kinda Magic.

Tina Turner in her heyday.

Scheduled to run until January 7, Tina: Simply The Best is said to be a two-hour production offering dancers, a lively backing live band and 15 of Turner’s most popular tracks, among them What’s Love Got to Do with It, River Deep, Mountain High, Proud Mary, (Simply) The Best and Nutbush City Limits.

“Tina is not like a lot of other performers out there. She really puts on a show when she is on stage, so when one tries to emulate her, you have to make sure you study her down to the tee,” says Borole in a press release.

Hooked on singing since she was 14 and won a high school talent show. Borole studied musical  theatre for three years after she matriculated in 2011.

Her first professional show was 2005’s Girl Talk, produced by Richard Loring, and she has since featured in such stage successes as Under African Skies –  which saw her on a three-month tour to Holland, Germany, Belgium and Denmark – and Dreamgirls, in which she understudied the standout role of Effie White. She received a Naledi Award nomination for her performance in the musical Sister Act.

Tickets for Tina Turner: Simply the Best cost R250 throughout. Booking is at Computicket or the Sibaya Casino box-office.

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TWO SETS OF DOUBLE TICKETS TO BE WON FOR THE TINA TURNER TRIBUTE SHOW

This site is offering, by courtesy of Sibaya Casino, two sets of double tickets to attend the opening of Tina: Simply the Best, at 8pm on Friday, December 15, at the casino’s kraal-shaped iZulu Theatre.

To be in line to enter the competition, simply subscribe to my sosuterbill.com showbiz and leisure site. It is FREE and easy to do – simply write your email address in the space provided at the end of the cover page of my site and, by doing so, you will be notified whenever I post stories.

Once you have done that, mail your name and phone number to sosuterbill@gmail.com and make sure you write TINA TURNER TICKETS in the subject field.

Note: The two winners of double tickets will be chosen at 1pm on Wednesday, December 13, and notified soon after.  Best of luck! (Update: the two lucky winners were Roselle Cracknelleand Viroshen Chetty.)

 

 


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