SPECTOR – WITH THE BEATGIRLS AND SPECIAL GUEST JASON CHASLAND
Devised / Choreographed by Andrea Sanders with help from the cast
Presented by The BeatGirls
at Circa One, Wellington
From 14 Jul 2012 to 28 Jul 2012
Reviewed by: Virginia Kennard; Ewen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Michael Boyes (The Lumiere Reader);
The BEATGIRLS present a musical tribute to one of pop's legendary producers.
The BeatGirls are back at Circa for TWO WEEKS ONLY with an homage to one of music's most influential record producers, Rock'n Roll's legendary madman - Phil Spector!
Spector showcases the best work from Phil's career and recounts the stories around the music as told by the artists with whom he worked: The Ronettes, The Chiffons, The Crystals, The Righteous Brothers, John Lennon, The Beatles, Tina Turner and more!
A far cry from the success, glamour and Hollywood mansions Spector now resides at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility where he is serving life for murder. Well known for his eccentric behaviour and penchant for wearing terrible wigs, Phil has described himself as 'relatively insane' a fact backed up by those who worked with him.
Over time people may forget Phil Spector but his music will live on with new generations discovering the songs that got the world rocking and changed the face of music forever.
Starring Carolyn McLaughlin, Kali Kopae, Andrea Sanders and special guest Jason Chasland, Spector features hit songs such as Be My Baby, He's A Rebel, Da do Ron Ron, Unchained Melody, Imagine, You've Lost That Loving Feeling, My Sweet Lord and River Deep Mountain High.
Spector is a spectacular celebration of an amazing career spanning over 60 years.
The BEATGIRLS Present
14-28 July, 6.30pm Tues & Wed, 8.00pm Thurs-Sat, 2.00pm Sun
Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
Bookings: 801 7992 or www.circa.co.nz
Cost: $46/38/25 Groups 6+ $39 each
$25 Preview Friday 13th July & Sunday 15th July
Set by Rose Kirkup
Costumes by Paul Jenden, Anne Scott and Andrea Sanders
Sound by James Wood
Lighting by Jennifer Lal
Technical Operator Jennifer Lal
Set Construction Rose Kirkup
Publicity Brianne Kerr
Graphic Design Rose Miller
Photography Poster Stephen A'Court
Photographer Production Paul McLaughlin
House Manager Suzanne Blackburn
Box Office Linda Wilson