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With a diverse repertoire that includes rock and roll and classical tunes, as well as golden oldies and rap, Crank it Up is raising the roof at The Globe.
HOT dance moves and singalong songs are promised in the musical Crank it Up, playing at Gold Reef City’s Globe Theatre until 20 February.


Crank it Up features the music of PJ Powers, among othersCrank it Up features the music of PJ Powers, among other musiciansAt 45-minutes long, the musical features foot-tapping songs that range from golden oldies to rock and roll, rap to classical. Julie de Jager, the director, says the show revolves around a jukebox, on which different songs are selected, covering music from the 1950s to the present day.

Included are Crank it Up by Peter Brown, Love Potion Number Nine by The Searchers, Wake Up, Little Suzie by Buddy Holly and Jabulani by PJ Powers, performed by Tracey-Lee Oliver and Sury Boltman.

The Globe Theatre at Gold Reef City Casino caters for Broadway productions and musicals, as well as a variety of other genres; the Lyric Theatre, the other theatre at the venue, is a more cosy space.

Joburg’s original Globe Theatre opened its doors in the early 1890s; it was later renamed the Empire Palace of Varieties, where the first moving pictures in South Africa were shown. In 1907, Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of satyagraha at the Empire Palace of Varieties.

The Globe Theatre today presents revues, music and comedy shows; it has a warm and intimate atmosphere, offering cocktail seating, a full service bar and light snacks.

Tickets for Crank it Up are R55 each and shows are on Fridays at 9pm, on Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm, and on Sundays at 2pm.

Gold Reef City is on the corner of Northern Parkway and Data Crescent in Ormonde.

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