Enthusiastic audience embraces time warp
It was all razzle dazzle as hundreds of music-lovers did the time warp yesterday.
Performance company Operatunity performed Razzle Dazzle!, a high energy show featuring songs and dances from musicals such as Les Miserables and Phantom of the Opera, at the Civic Theatre yesterday as part of a nationwide tour.
Operatunity director John Cameron, who took part in the concert, said about 300 people attended the Invercargill show.
"It was a good crowd. It all came together very well."
Part of the fun was the obligatory audience sing-along every show, which yesterday was the Time Warp from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, he said.
"We had the whole audience on their feet. It was wonderful."
Despite the many hours spent on tour together, the performers did not get sick of each other's company, Mr Cameron said.
"[Touring] keeps it fresh. The audience are different every day."
The group had two identical vans, one permanently stationed in the South Island and one in the North, to ferry performers and gear between 25 towns every month. "It's a big logistics exercise moving us around the countryside," he said.
The Invercargill performance was the last stop on the South Island tour, but the group will begin the North Island leg in a few days.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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