Win 8 tickets to blues tribute

Pietermaritzburg’s Erin Fourie is among the cast of Ladies Sings the Blues, headed for Kloof’s Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel.

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BY BILLY SUTER

HOW would you like to win eight tickets to attend the Wednesday, September 25, opening night, of Ladies Sing the Blues, at the Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel in Kloof?

The show, staged at the recent Hilton Arts festival; at Hilton College, features four local singers – Erin Fourie, Tanya Nicolson, Grace Botha, and Helen Vermaak – under the direction of Peter Mitchell.

See the end of this story for the details on how to enter the competition.

Ladies Sing the Blues will be staged at 8pm on Wednesday, September 25, then again at the same time on Friday, September 27. The final performance will be at 2pm on Sunday,September 29.

The show will feature blues and jazz songs spanning a century of music –from Billie Holliday to Amy Winehouse, and Ella Fitzgerald to Norah Jones.The show also shows the fun side of jazz, showing that anything can be jazzed up, even hits by Beyonce, Britney Spears and Cyndi Lauper.

Included on the songsheet are Cry Me a River, Georgia on My Mind, My Funny Valentine, I’ve Got You Under My Skin and Mack the Knife. 

Tanya Nicolson started her musical theatre career at the age of eight, with PACT. She gained a B Dram drama degree at Stellenbosch University, majoring  in cabaret and physical theatre.

Her first role, straight out of university,  was a female lead in David Kramer’s District Six – The Musical. Immediately thereafter she starred in the BBC’s Cavegirl, a leading teen series in the UK.

Tanya then moved on to perform in musicals, children’s theatre, film and on television with the likes of Jonathan Roxmouth, Ian Von Memerty and Pieter Toerien. Tanya also performs in a jazz/contemporary duo with St John Haw.

Erin Fourie has become one of KZN’s most popular performers, both at local music venues and in theatres. A former Idols Top 7 finalist, she has a vocal and stylistic range that encompasses most genres from rock to jazz, with musical theatre thrown in.

A regular at the Hilton Arts Festival, Erin has had sold-out shows for the past three years.

Grace Botha is a jazz musician who enjoys the stage and shares her renditions of well-known songs while usually accompanying herself on piano or guitar. She studied jazz formally at Howard College and amalgamates her love for jazz, pop, folk and soul. She is one half of the duo Sachet SA, has sung with Seb Goldswain, and has been an opening act for Jason Hartman.

Helen Vermaak has been joyfully involved in music all her life – singing, piano playing, shows, concerts, musical directing, choirs, teaching. She has covered a classical repertoire, opera, musicals and standards, and has been musical director for shows such as Cabaret, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Grease, Godspell and West Side Story.

Tickets for the show cost R150 each (R130 for pensioners and large group bookings).  Book at Computicket or call Roland at 082 499 8636.

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WIN 8 SHOW TICKETS… WIN 8 SHOW TICKETS… WIN 8 SHOW TICKETS

Care to put yourself in line to win EIGHT TICKETS to the 8pm, Wednesday, September 25, opening performance of Ladies Sing the Blues, at the Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel in Beryldene Road, Kloof?

You simply have to be a follower of the SoSuterBill site to win.  At no cost.

If you are not already a follower, simply leave your email address in the space provided towards the end of the cover page of this site, sosuterbill.com

You will then be a follower, and receive email notification whenever I file a new story.

Once you have subscribed (there is no cost), send your NAME and PHONE NUMBER via email (NOT THIS SITE’’S CONTACT FORM) to sosuterbill@gmail.com and place the words ‘LADIES SING THE BLUES COMPETITION’ in the subject field. 

Note that the competition closes at 6pm on Sunday, September 21, and the winner will be contacted soon after.  (The winner was Jessie Allers).

NOTE: PLEASE READ ENTRY DETAILS CAREFULLY AS SOME PEOPLE ARE ENTERING COMPETITIONS INCORRECTLY.

ALSO NOTE THAT ONLY ONE ENTRY PER SUBSCRIBER WILL BE CONSIDERED.

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