Liberace. Live from Heaven
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|Sun 8 Aug ’10, 7:30pm–10:00pm||
Where: Ashburton Trust Event Centre, 211a Wills St, Ashburton
Restrictions: All Ages
- Adults : $59.90
- Gold Card Members : $52.90
- Groups 12 or more: $49.90
- Booking fees may apply
Event listed by: BruceWarwick
Liberace, Live from Heaven is the story of Lee Liberace. His music, his costumes, his life.
Tonight Liberace plays for his life, his eternal life!
Bobby's latest show "Liberace, Live From Heaven" premièred at London's Leicester Square Theatre in October 2009 for a limited season. Written especially for Bobby by respected playwright Julian Woolford, the one-man show was an imagining of Liberace's impact on Heaven following his untimely demise in February 1987. The show received rave reviews.
February 4, 1987: Liberace, Mr Showmanship arrives at the gates of Heaven and God tells him that he needs to play a little Gershwin before the angels decide if he gets in or not. It may sound like the opening of a joke but in fact, it is a synopsis of Julian Woolford’s latest play, which essentially offers piano entertainer Bobby Crush the chance to bring back the legendary Liberace.
For many years, Liberace was the highest paid entertainer in the world, providing performances that were as spectacular as they were gaudy. A flamboyant personality supported by a strong, musical technique, Liberace appealed to audiences around the world.
If ever there was a performer destined to play Liberace, then Bobby Crush is that man. Blessed with his own strong keyboard technique, Crush, in a selection of diamante-encrusted outfits, evidently relishes the insane ‘gorgeousness’ that epitomised a Liberace concert. Old classical music favourites with the ‘boring bits cut out’ are merged with popular tunes, offering a hint of what a great popular entertainer Liberace was.
“Bobby Crush neatly captures Liberace's crinkle-noised, umpteen-caret diamante smile”
"Liberace, Live From Heaven Is Brilliantly Entertaining”
George Black, ‘what’s On Stage’ - London
For more details please contact Bruce Warwick & Ken Cooper for MLK Entertainments Ltd
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