Treasure the timeless hits of ABBA at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre this festive season. That’s right; ABBA mania is in the air once again as Centrestage pays tribute to the super swinging Swedes from Stockholm in their hit production, ABBA: Here We Go Again, on 27 and 28 December 2018. Fronted by vocalists Tara-Jane Stern and Caron Strydom, along with Kerry Hiles and Kerry-Lee Jeffrey, this perennial favourite feel-good revival sold out 3500 tickets at the Opera House in Port Elizabeth earlier this year and the shows at The Boardwalk coincide with the long-awaited movie sequel to the smash hit Mama Mia 2. The cast of ten includes Centrestage stalwarts Andre Strydom on bass and Wayne Kallis and acoustic, both also members of the very first 2006 lineup, along with Fenlin Pietie and Debbie Everard on keys, Sandy Robbie on lead guitar and Kevin Mattheus on drums.
The evergreen ABBA songbook includes beloved hits such as Waterloo, Super Trooper, Chiquitita, Fernando, SOS, Voulez Vouz, Gimme Gimme, Knowing Me Knowing You, Money Money and Dancing Queen. Brand new additions made popular again by the movies comprise of As Good As New, If it Wasn’t for the Nights, Our Last Summer and Hole in Your Soul, whilst Does Your Mother Know, Take A Chance on Me and Rock Me make for popular lighter moments. These are contrasted by the big ABBA ballads such as The Winner Takes It All, Thank You for the Music, I Have A Dream and Andante Andante.
A distinguishing signature of the Centrestage approach is the authenticity with which the complex studio vocal arrangements of the ABBA sound are recreated live on stage. This, along with impressive musical virtuosity of the band, the rollicking entertainment factor and the inter-generational appeal of the Abba music is what has made this show the most appealing of all.
The performances start at 19h30 on both nights. Tickets cost R160 each (with U18’s paying R120) and are available through Computicket.🔥39