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That 80's Show - Press Release

25 February 2013

Reliving the best of the 80's at Emperors Palace

Remember spending nights on the dance floor till the early morning hours, when musicians like Madonna, Queen, Abba, Stevie Wonder or Tina Turner kept on rocking all night long? Audiences will be able to relive those heady nights this April at the Vegas of Africa. The time warp will begin at the Theatre of Marcellus on 11 April with That 80’s Show!, a high energy concert of virtuoso musicianship and remarkable vocalists that brings the hot favourites of 80’s music back to life.

That 80’s Show! is directed by Mike McCullagh of 60 Something and Station 70 fame. Featuring flashbacks to Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Roxette, Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Joan Jett and many more, That 80’s Show! will have audiences dancing in the aisles and singing along until long after the final curtain.

A cast of sensational local talent is lined up - starting with lead male vocalists, the amazing Keenan Arrison, fresh from the MNet TV series THE WILD, accompanied by Riyaan Cornelius whose high vocal range is perfect for the 80’s lyrics. And leading the cast of brilliant female vocalists will be blonde stunner Lucy Tops whose electrifying Tina Turner impersonation cannot be missed, and the awesome bombshell Zena Wood.

Other gifted musicians include Kyle Peterson on the keyboard, bassist Neil Payton, drummer Safwaan Goodenough, and Jethro Stange on guitar.

With a line up like this, audiences can look forward to a thrilling rendition of the most popular songs of the 80’s. That 80’s Show! promises to be fun-filled entertainment for all ages, ideal for families and great for a rocking reunion of old school buddies.

The 90-minute show runs from 11 - 28 April every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, and Sunday afternoons at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace. Evening show time is 20h30, Sunday matinees are at 15h00 and tickets are only R125.

Make a full night of it with the unmissable Dinner and Show package which offers both the show and dinner at one of the excellent restaurants at Emperors Palace for only R245 per person.

Better yet, a Dinner, Show, Stay and Play package for two is on offer for those who’d like to stay overnight or spend the weekend at one of the prestigious Peermont hotels at the Palace of Dreams, at affordable prices:

  • 5-Star Peermont D’oreale Grande: R2530 Double (x2 people)
  • 4-Star Peermont Mondior: R1840 Double (x2 people)
  • 3-Star Peermont Metcourt: R1475 Double (x2 people)
  • Promotional code and Rate code: SHOWNSTAY

Winners Circle card holders receive 10% - 20% discount off show tickets. More information is available at the Winners Circle desk at Emperors Palace, at 

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