Rising stars from BORN TO PERFORM join GONE TOO SOON
The anticipation is building for when GONE TOO SOON takes to the stage at The Lyric at Gold Reef City in a few weeks, where the show will pay tribute to lost music legends who come alive again through their greatest hits.
The CoLab Network is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to the line-up, that being 7 rising young stars from the Born To Perform platform who will join the frontline singers as their Backing Vocalists, after their incredible success as part of Born To Perform 2018 SHINE! show held earlier in September.
Gone Too Soon will be on stage at The Lyric at Gold Reef City for 2 shows only on Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.
They have already enjoyed a vigorous 2-day vocal workshop with Timothy Moloi and are super keen to be on stage to perform these timeless classics with him, Mariechan and Joseph Clark, thus adding to the unforgettable experience for the audiences.
Says Gemma Marinus, Director of Born To Perform; “We are so excited that, after the success of Born To Perform 2018, The CoLab Network has decided to use some of our upcoming performers in Gone Too Soon. Collett and The CoLab Network has been a huge supporter of our platform since conception and our mission to expose our young performers to the professional world of entertainment is being fulfilled. Getting to work and be mentored by world-class artists like Timothy Moloi, Mariechan and Joseph Clark is such an amazing opportunity for them to learn and grow and this is exactly why we created this platform for talented young performers.”
Gone Too Soon is a fabulous tribute to the music legends we all loved, who died way before their time, but live on through their timeless music. The show will delight audiences old and young as they celebrate the powerhouse singers that became legends through their music over the past few decades.
Be transported on an unforgettable journey of pure nostalgia and heart-warming moments as homage is paid to a diverse selection of some of the greats, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Luther Vandross, George Michael, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, John Lennon and more.
South African artists will also be featured in the show, including Brenda Fassie and Mandoza.
While the show pays homage to these music icons who have left us too soon, the focus will be strongly on the uplifting atmosphere of inspiration that they continue to live on through their music, the memories they still evoke in all of us, as well as the impact that so many of them have made on the industry and world as a whole.
Another exhilarating collaboration is the inclusion of more young talented artists in the form of the superb Johannesburg Youth Orchestra conducted by Eddie Clayton, celebrating their 20th Anniversary, who join the vocalists on stage to evoke over 2 hours of unforgettable memories.
Gone Too Soon is on at The Lyric at Gold Reef City from 20 - 21 October 2018. Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.
Tickets range from R150 – R280.
Bookings are through www.goldreefcity.co.za or Computicket or by calling The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.
Discounts for senior citizens, students and scholars apply.
Tsogo Sun Rewards cardholders enjoy instant savings: 10% (Gold); 15% (Platinum); 20% (Black).
For group bookings of 10 or more, please contact the theatre directly on 011 248 5000.
Group Bookings of 50 seats or more qualify for a 15% discount if booked directly with The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.
For these various discounts, contact the Gold Reef City Box Office for more information on 011 248 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gone Too Soon Frontline vocalists photo by Corinna Tannian Photography