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Friday, July 31, 2015


(Cat Simoni)

Cat Simoni does Barbra Streisand – her way! Written and directed by Paul Spence, The Way We Were runs at Rhumbelow Theatre from August 7 to 9.

Having spent 10 years entertaining in five-star venues and exclusive clubs in London, Cat Simoni returned home and now has a busy schedule appearing at venues around South Africa.

Her theatre/cabaret shows include Cat Sings Judy!, Over the Rainbow with Cat & Judy Garland, Cat Sings Ella!, The Story of Ella Fitzgerald, Francoise Hardy, C'est Si Bon! And In Love Again!The best of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.

Her pop repertoire includes the mega hits Stairway to Heaven. The Wall, Whiter Shade of Pale and Bohemian Rhapsody from the legendary Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Procul Harem and Queen.

Simoni comes to the Rhumbelow for National Women's Day hot off her debut at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown with her Barbra Streisand and Ella Fitzgerald shows, at the Albany Cabaret Club.

The Way We Were tells the highly entertaining story of the young Barbra in Brooklyn and the chutzpa that took her through adversity to stardom on Broadway. The show features music of some of the world's greatest songwriters, Gershwin, Kern, Porter, Sondheim, Bernstein, Rogers & Hart and Lerner & Lowe.

Director Paul Spence originally trained at the University of Natal (now UKZN). He went on to become a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for seven years and has worked in theatres from London to Copenhagen, Vienna to Tokyo. 

Performances of The Way We Were take place on August 7 and 8 at 20h00 and on August 9 at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner. Tickets R120 (R100 pensioners). Bring food picnic baskets and braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may not be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

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