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Elvis music in town

THE timeless music of Elvis Presley will be the focus of a brand new musical production in Harare, to be staged at Reps Theatre in late August and early September.

Elvis Lives is the production, to be directed by award-win

ning actor and singer David Smith. It will feature nearly 30 of Elvis’ most famous songs and will be a tribute to the late “king of rock and roll,” who died in August 1977 at the young age of 42.

“I am a great Elvis fan and I know that many other people are, too, so while this show will appeal to them in particular, we know that his music has great appeal across the broadest spectrum of audiences and this show will, therefore, be widely popular,” said Smith.

The first half of the show will feature younger singers presenting Elvis songs from the 1950s and early 1960s, while the second half will feature David Smith as Elvis in a “live concert” presentation with a seven-piece live backing band.

The show opens on Tuesday, August 29 and will close on Saturday, September 9, with a total of 10 performances. Booking is now open at The Spotlight.

Also on stage will be 5Star boy band members Alex Fairlie and Josh Ansley, as well as Rowland Amm and Steve Theron and two female singers — Ellena Kupusa Smith and Adiona Maboreke. — Own Correspondent.

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