Song, Dance and Comedy to Collide in JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL at Alexander Upstairs

Song, Dance and Comedy to Collide in JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL at Alexander Upstairs
Promotional artwork for JULIA AND CARL AT
CARNEGIE HALL at the Alexander Upstairs

JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL is a pastiche of 1960s television variety specials, particularly those performed live in supersized concert halls by Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett. Julia (Robin Botha) and Carl (David Fick) and two Julie and Carol superfans, and they are hitting the road with their long-suffering pianist (David Lubbe) to perform a cornucopia of musical theatre numbers and comedy skits in the Carnegie Hall of their minds. Duelling duets, dirty husbands and Disney marathons all conspire to make for an hour of toe-tapping, giggle-fuelled entertainment.

Known throughout the classical world for her unconventional approach to music, Robin Botha is known for keeping audiences spellbound with her vocal acrobatics and thrilling stage performances. No song is a problem for this eclectic performer. An internationally acclaimed soprano, Botha won the 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award in her musical theatre debut as Christine Daae THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. She has also appeared in SHOW BOAT, MODE, COSI FAN TUTTI and IN OPSTANDING, while also being a highly sought after artist for corporate work.

David Fick graduated with a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2005. He has also appeared on stage in Benj Pasek and Justin Paul's EDGES, the Stephen Sondheim musical, MARRY ME A LITTLE, in cabarets and revues like A (SORTA) LOVE STORY, AFFIRMATION, SEASONS OF LOVE as well as an original South African musical, YOU BET YOUR LIFE!, which played the National Arts Festival and a season at the Alexander Bar, Theatre and Café's Upstairs Theatre.

David Lubbe is a pianist and teacher in the Cape Town area. Most recently, he has been seen onstage in musicals and cabarets like THE PITCH, DANI AND THE LION and ANGELS ON HORSEBACK: RELOADED. Before graduating from the University of Stellenbosch, Lubbe won the Hugo van der Spuy Cup for Best Accompanist, was the first runner-up in the inaugural Nina Schumann Overseas Bursary Competition and performed with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Youth Music Festival.

JULIA AND CARL AT CARNEGIE HALL will run for two performances only at the Alexander Upstairs, on 26 - 27 May at 19:00. Tickets, costing R90-R100, are available from the Alexander Bar website. For telephone enquiries, call 021 300 1652. The Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre is situated at 76 Strand Street in the Cape Town city centre and can be followed on Facebook and Twitter.

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