Prepare to rock ’n' roll

THE GREAT entertainment company and Popular Productions Ltd has announced the Middle East premiere of the hit Blues Brothers Tribute musical, Blues Brothers Unlimited at the Centrepoint Theatre, Dubai in June 2007.

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Published: Tue 15 May 2007, 11:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:31 AM

While making the announcement, Cathryn Gaspar, chief executive of The Great Entertainment Company, said, "We are thrilled to be staging a West End production in Dubai. Following the success we’ve had with audiences for ballet and family shows, we felt the time was right to deliver a new genre of quality entertainment."

Audiences will experience music magic as Jake and Elwood take to the stage to sing over 20 of the greatest rock and blues hits ever, in this brash, delightful tribute to the famous 'Blues Brothers'. Based on the hit movie and cult characters created by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, 'Blues Brothers Unlimited' features the Bluesbirds, the three sassy backing singers, (Lucy Hunter-James, Sharon Clancy and Kristina Eva-Paris) an excellent live band and of course the all singing, all dancing brothers themselves.

With hits such as Jailhouse Rock, Shake A Tail Feather, Everybody Needs Somebody, Gimme Some Lovin', Soul Man, Think, Respect, Do You Love Me, Sweet Home Chicago, Land of a Thousand Dances, Mustang Sally and many more, the audience will certainly be entertained.

A cast of West End and international singers, actors and musicians are led by the highly experienced team of Director John Payton, Musical Supervisor Anthony England and Choreographer Sam Spencer-Lane.

The lead roles, Joilet Jake Blues will be played by Ryan Molloy and Tim Harwood will take on the part of Elwood Blues. Molloy has a number of theatre roles in both the UK and Los Angeles to his credit, ranging from Shakespearean plays to musical productions.

He received a much coveted Olivier Award for best supporting performance as Tremonte/Gabrielle in Jerry Springer the Opera.

Blues Brothers on stage

VENUE: Centrepoint Theatre at Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates

WHEN: Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 June 2007,

TIME: Evening performances will be at 20.30. Matinee performances will be on Friday 29 June and Saturday 30 June at 16.00.

CHARGES: Tickets at Dhs175 for the balcony, Dhs 250 for Stalls and Dhs 325 for VIP (front four rows)

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