Stellar line-up star in Boogie Nights - The 70s Musical in Concert
The Osmonds, Gareth Gates, Louisa Lytton, Andy Abraham, Chico and Shane Richie Junior take to the stage as Boogie Nights - The 70s Musical in Concert comes to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking on Friday 1 March.
Boogie Nights was the West End’s original jukebox musical, conceived by Jon Conway and Shane Richie in 1997, and followed the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil. Set in a provincial British town in the height of the disco 70s, it completed 5 UK tours after its London success and has also toured the world.
Boogie Nights returns in 2013 as a remixed concert version of the ultimate party show! Join the original characters for a fantastic evening’s entertainment featuring live music, multimedia and no less than 70 of your favourite hit songs from the 70s.
The Osmonds will return from the USA as special guest stars, performing not just their own hits such as Crazy Horses and Love Me For a Reason, but also a range of classic hits. Jimmy Osmond first appeared in the award-winning Boogie Nights in 2004 and now for the first time ever he and his brothers will appear in a musical together.
Jimmy says; 'I’m thrilled to once again be a part of the amazing energy of this great show. My brothers, Merrill and Jay and I had so much fun on our 2012 record-breaking tour, I’m excited they have agreed to join in on the fun and continue the party! They are really looking forward to doing a little something different than our usual concert appearances.'
Starring as heartthrob Dean is Gareth Gates, recently seen starring in the West End classics such as Les Misérables and Legally Blonde, he’ll be treating audiences to such pop classics including If You Leave Me Now, Disco Inferno and a feature with The Osmonds including a cover of Donny’s Puppy Love.
Gareth says; 'I’m really excited about getting back on stage to sing all the hits from this era, as a lot of the tracks are personal favourites of mine. It’s going to be a fantastic show.'
EastEnders, The Bill and Strictly Come Dancing star, Louisa Lytton will star as Debs with Boogie Nights - the 70s Musical in Concert marking her musical debut and she can’t wait to belt out I Will Survive and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
Joining Louisa, are X Factor finalists Andy Abraham, as tough guy soul singer Spencer, performing Barry White classics such as You’re My First, My Last, My Everything and Chico as Terry, who was also a finalist on Dancing On Ice 2012, bringing his energetic dance moves to such hits as Le Freak. Completing the all star line up, with his theatrical first is Shane Richie Junior, who takes over the role of Roddy, as created by his father, the original 70s bad boy. It is the first time a role created by an actor has been inherited by his son and 22 year old Shane Junior will prove to be a real chip off the old block as he powers through hits such as Blame it on the Boogie.
With a cast of 15 musicians, singers and dancers, Boogie Nights - the 70s Musical in Concert features all your favourites from the original show including Y.M.C.A, Happy Days, We Are Family and Boogie Wonderland!