Beat-Route brings their show, Mr Bojangles – Dance, to Rhumbelow Theatre from February 17 to 26.
“Absynth makes the heart grow fonder,” says the group. “Come with us on a musical journey as Beat-Route celebrates the laughter and sadness of the Bohemian life, the riches and poverty of poetry, dreams, music, art, comedy and of course love. We sing songs where life takes no prisoners and the dog gets it. We take a few pages out the books of some of the great entertainers from Scott Joplin, Ronnie Scott, Spike Milligan, Louise Prima, Sammy Davis jr, Bra Hugh and much more. We have a laugh at life, love, each other, at you and at ourselves and celebrate the human condition. Join us for a musical feast of the spirit, gorge yourselves as we gorge ourselves.”
Expect a musical smorgasbord that stretches from the birthplace of Jazz and Rag in the brothels and speakeasies of New Orleans to the grazing grassy plains of South Africa and the vibrant street Carnivals of Cape Town.
The show features original interpretations of much-loved classics like My Funny Valentine, Mr BoJangles, Cry Me a River, and Happy and some original surprises.
“Join our ragtag crew for a few laughs and musical frivolities. You loved it last time and we’re hoping to cash in on that,” they add.
The group features Daniel Sheldon on trumpet/flugel horn; Tom Hare on saxophones; David Langley on keys; Riley Giandhari on drums and Logan Byrne on double bass with Zoe Masuku and Kerry Langley on vocals.
Mr Bojangles – Dance runs from February 17 to 19 and again from February 24 to 26 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 20h00. February 19 at 14h00 and February 26 at 14h00 and 18h30. The venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner.
Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners – first weekend only). There are also large group booking discounts for 20 or more (contact Roland). Bring food picnic baskets, braais will be available for those who wish to cook some meat) Bar Available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises) and there is limited secure parking.
Booking is essential through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636 or email : firstname.lastname@example.org or events.durbantheatre.com Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.