NATHAN BELT RETURNS WITH ELVIS THE SHOW
Joburg Theatre audiences will be rocking as Las Vegas legend Nathan Belt returns with Elvis – The Show. He will be on the stage of The Mandela from February 19th to March 8th.
From the music that rocked the 50’s, the movie songs that charmed us in the 60’s, the electrifying 68 Comeback Special performance and the thrills of the Las Vegas years, Elvis – The Show has it all. And it’s with true talent, reverence and respect that Nathan Belt delivers this stunning musical biography.
Crowned as ‘The King of Kings’ and named ‘one of the world’s best’ by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Belt delivers the look, the moves, the charm and most of all the voice. Every song is performed live by this multi-instrumentalist and his full band and every authentic wink, smirk and hip-swivel will take you back to the glory days of The King.
In 2010 world-renowned producers Showtime Productions (Michael Jackson HIStory starring Kenny Wizz, The ABBA Show starring ABBAsolutely fABBAulous) sought to recreate the essence and phenomenon of Elvis live in concert, on a world scale. After embarking on a world search to find a performer to take on the incredible new production, Showtime soon found Nathan Belt, a performer who transcended tribute and entered reality.
For years Nathan Belt has toured the USA creating a reputation as the best and bringing back the legend of Elvis to thousands of fans. Nathan discovered Elvis at an early age and says: “The first time I remember recognizing an interest in music was when I was about 5 or 6 years old. I had found an Elvis Presley 45 of my Dad’s that had ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ on the A-side and ‘I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (Over You)’ on the B-side, and I listened to it over and over again on my Fisher-Price record player! I pretended to play guitar and danced like Elvis, not even knowing who he was or how he performed”.
Since the founding of his Elvis obsession in his youth, Nathan has gone on to achieve some of the highest honours within the ‘Elvis’ realm including headlining the EP Expo produced by Presley Productions and becoming a Top 10 finalist in the Ultimate Elvis finals in Memphis.
The show will feature a whole host of classics; Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Are You Lonesome Tonight, Heartbreak Hotel, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, Always On My Mind, Can’t Help Falling In Love, A Little Less Conversation, to name but a few.
“After the incredible response from Johannesburg audiences first time round, we thought we would mix up the repertoire just a bit, including some other crowd favourites like Wooden Heart, In The Ghetto and others,” says show producer John van Grinsven, “Elvis had so many great hits, we felt we wanted to add in other songs that were requested, for those wanting to return a second time”.
Performances for ELVIS THE SHOW begin in The Mandela at Joburg Theatre on Thursday February 19th and the limited season must close on Sunday March 8th. Shows are at 8pm Thursdays to Saturdays, and 3pm on Sundays.
Tickets range from R160 to R350, and are on sale by visiting www.joburgtheatre.com, or by calling the theatre’s ticketing line on 0861 670 670. Discounted rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling Joburg Theatre on (011) 877 6853(011) 877 6853/6815.
Discover what everyone is raving about when Elvis enters the building in Elvis – The Show. If you respect and honour the memory and musical legacy of Elvis Presley, make sure that you put on your Blue Suede Shoes and get ready to Shake, Rattle and Roll, Elvis style, with Nathan Belt!
Nathan Belt is endorsed by South Africa’s Elvis Appreciation Group Blue Suede Heaven.
“The group welcomes Nashville’s own to SA shores. Singer, songwriter and talented musician, Nathan, is respected and applauded worldwide for his unique tribute to Elvis Presley, King of Rock ‘n Roll. He has the looks, he has the moves and he has a voice and charisma that might just make you forget that you are in the 21st century!” says a spokesperson for the group.
Tickets for Thursday performances range from R120 to R280.
Pensioner discounts are available.
For more information on Nathan Belt, visit his website at www.nathanbelt.com