This sensational show, highlighting the unforgettable hits from the legend herself, Tina Turner, now travels to the Roodepoort Theatre in the West Rand, providing ideal family entertainment for the Festive Season. In the LGBT community, Tina Turner has long been a performance favourite among drags: remember Nomi at Bull’s Eye and Stardust, Charne at Ramp Divas?
Tina – Simply the Best will be on stage for a limited season at the Roodepoort Theatre from Thursday, 6th December – Sunday, 16th December.
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s which features the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalist and dancers to make this the definitive tribute and a fabulous fun night out for the family.
Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina Turner one of the 20th century's biggest names in music such as Simply the Best, What's love got to do with it, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We don't need another Hero, What you get is what you see, Private Dancer and many more.
Caroline Barole – The Lead
The lead role of Tuner Turner is played by South African born Caroline Borole. She was handpicked by Showtime Australia director, Johnny Van Grinsven to take this powerful role to stage. For Caroline Borole, music has been a major influence in her life. The South African-born songstress credits her family for saturating her childhood with various genres and artists, many of which helped shape Caroline's own personal musical style.
At the tender age of 10, Caroline's father introduced her to "The Soul of Ike & Tina Turner"', a record that sparked interest in the jazz and Blues genres. After numerous weekends of the record on repeat, Carole began to idolise the iconic female musician, taking note of Tina's outrageous confidence and high energy. Throughout Caroline's schooling, she took every opportunity to perform and steadily developed a lust for the spotlight. After taking home first prize at her first talent show, Caroline set her sights on a musical career, eventually studying Musical Theatre at a tertiary level.
After her three years at University, Caroline ventured into the entertainment industry, landing notable roles on television shows and musical productions, including appearances in Generations, On the Couch, Under African Skies and a starring role as Effie White in the South African national production of the musical Dream Girls. Eventually, Caroline found her way to becoming a member of Showtime Australia. She began touring as a backup singer for two of the company's largest productions, The Greatest Love of All: Whitney Houston Show & the Michael Jackson HIStory show. Discovering Showtime Australia was bringing in a new show, Tina - Simply The Best, Caroline knew it was her chance to take the spotlight.
With hours of study and repetition of the Tina - Simply The Best set list, Caroline used her bold personality and knowledge of various music genres to conquer Tina's iconic growls, grunts and raspy vocals. As well as this, Caroline became acquainted with the highly intense dancing Turner performed on stage for her audiences. Borole explained that although a challenge at first, her passion is performing, and she will happily endure the painful workout to leave her heart on stage for the audiences of Tina: Simply The Best.
Tina: Simply The Best is proudly brought to you by Showtime Australia in association with Roodepoort Theatre.
100 Christiaan De Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort
Ticket Price: R180
Bookings: www.roodepoorttheatre.com or by calling Roodepoort Theatre's Box Office 011 472 1374 or 011 674 1357/8.
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Promo Trailer: https://youtu.be/Xlq60G_OcSY
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