Acclaimed “Simon & Garfunkel Songbook” at the Sneddon in March.

Fall in love with the music of  Simon & Garfunkel all over again in this dynamic and uplifting musical journey through more than twenty of their classic hits. The familiar and chart-topping songs of the hit duo, Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel will be performed live at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from 19 to 29 March 2020 by eight highly talented local singers in “Here’s to You” The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook national tour including Johannesburg Cape Town and for the first time Sasolburg.  Tickets are on sale now at Computicket.

Take a trip down memory lane with the solo hits of Paul Simon and Simon & Garfunkel including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Cecilia, The Sound of Silence, Scarborough Fair, You can call me Al, Mrs Robinson and the mega hit, Graceland. The show features fresh, yet faithful re-interpretations of Simon & Garfunkel`s evergreen songs, blending nostalgia and imagination, so that young can discover the magic of their music for the very first time and not-so-young will enjoy memories of the Simon & Garfunkel era.

HERE’S TO YOU was originally produced last year, making its debut at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre where the show enjoyed a sold-out season and rave reviews. The show then successfully toured Cape Town. “The response to the show was phenomenal, creating a high demand for tickets in both Johannesburg and Cape Town which resulted in return seasons this year,” says Jaco van Rensburg of VR Theatrical, the show’s Producer. “I am delighted that we are performing in Durban where I am sure audiences will be not only be entertained but perhaps something in this songbook resonates closely with a time in their life – be it long ago, or just today.”

“I loved Here’s to You’s easy elegance and theatricality, it’s freshness involving a very talented cast of eight, all of whom sing beautifully and also handle various musical instruments, allowing the music, the Simon and Garfunkel poetry, to speak for itself,” says Durban arts and entertainment reviewer Billy Suter from SoSuter.  Journalist and arts critic for almost fifty years, Peter Feldman wrote on Artslink.co.za; “It’s a low-key show, never over the top, with sensitive lighting patterns and a rare enthusiasm that bubbles from the performers and engulfs the audience. A commentary on the life of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is left to a minimum because it’s the music that really does all the talking.”

HERE’S TO YOU is performed by a stellar all South African cast of eight talented singers who also play musical instruments live in the show.  Under the Musical Directorship of Wessel Odendaal (Saturday Night Fever, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) the cast is led by The Voice SA 2017 runner-up, Josh Ansley (Rock of Ages) on guitar with Ashleigh Butcher (Peppa Pig Live, Great Balls of Fire) playing guitar, ukulele and bass guitar; assistant Musical Director, Daniel Geddes (Avenue Q, Charlotte’s Web) on keyboards and guitar; South Korean-born music teacher Hanna So on piano, violin and cello;  Justin Swartz (Oliver Twist, West Side Story) on cajon and percussion; Sanli Jooste (Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music) on cello and Kwa Mashu-born Durbanite and top four finalist in Idols 2017, Phindile Dube (Dolphins by Starlight, Journey to Eternity) on percussion.

The highly talented creative team behind the show comprises of director, Timothy Le Roux; musical arrangements by Bryan Schimmel, Wessel Odendaal, Daniel Keith Geddes, Matthew Vlok and Jaco van Rensburg; scenic design by Nadine Minnaar; sound design by Fried Wilsenach and lighting design by Oliver Hauser.

Simon and Garfunkel’s great catalogue provides a carousel of memories shared at “the Sneddon” for a limited season in Durban. The sensational cast of multi-talented performers bring this timeless music to life in a theatrical setting.  It’s a fresh take on Simon & Garfunkel`s classic songs that speak to all ages. Book now at Computicket.  Special discounted offers available including an Early Bird 20% discount on top price tickets only, valid until 10 February as well as discounted ticket prices for children, students, pensioners and group bookings of 10 or more tickets.

Here’s to You begins its national tour in Johannesburg from 31 January to 8 March at Montecasino; thereafter performing in  Sasolburg at the Etienne Rousseau Theatre on Thursday, 12 March, Friday, 13 March and Saturday, 14 March; then in Durban from Thursday, 19 March to Sunday, 29 March at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre followed by Cape Town at the Theatre on the Bay from Thursday, 03 April to Saturday, 25 April. Here’s to seeing you at the show!

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DURBAN SHOW INFORMATION

Dates: Thursday, 19 March to Sunday 29 March 2020
Venue: The Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre, Durban
Showtimes: No Monday shows. Weekdays and Saturdays 19h30 •  Saturdays and Sundays 15h00
Ticket prices:  Weekday performances: R185, R150.  Weekend performances: R230, R180. Children 3 to 18 years:  R130

Special discounts:
Early Bird Special valid until 10 February 2020 only. 20% Off top price tickets only, subject to availability.
Students and pensioners, upon presentation of valid ID, R130. Only one ticket per patron.
Available only at Computicket outlets.

Block bookings: 10% Block booking available for 10 or more tickets.

Bookings: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com  or visit your nearest Computicket outlet

2020 TOUR INFORMATION

Johannesburg: Friday, 31 January to Sunday, 08 March • Pieter Toerien’s Theatre, Montecasino

  • Wednesdays to Saturdays 20h00 •  Saturdays 15h00 • Sundays 15h00 and 18h00 on 01 March

Sasolburg: Etienne Rousseau Theatre

  • Thursday, 12 March and Friday, 13 March 19h00 • Saturday, 14 March • 15h00

Ticket prices:  

Thursday, 12 March and Saturday, 14 March: R180. Children 3 to 18 years:  R130

Early Bird special valid until 28 February:  R160.

Students and pensioners, upon presentation of valid ID, R160. Only one ticket per patron.

Available only at Computicket outlets.

Block bookings: 10% Block booking available for 10 or more tickets.

Friday, 13 March: R200 to R220 Children 3 to 18 years:  R130

Bookings: Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet

Cape Town:  Theatre on the Bay

Thursday, 03 April to Saturday, 25 April

Tuesdays to Saturdays 20h00 •  Saturdays 16h00 • No Sunday performances

Ticket prices: R100 – R250

Tickets available at:  www.computicket.co.za

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ABOUT VR THEATRICAL:
HERE’S TO YOU is produced by VR THEATRICAL, the up and coming  producers that  burst onto the theatrical scene in 2016 with their smash hit musical I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.  They continued to make their mark in the entertainment industry,  producing a string of SA premieres of existing Broadway material including HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, AVENUE Q and ROCK OF AGES, and stage some original adaptation, including PETER AND THE WOLF, a musical adaptation of THE LITTLE PRINCE and Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL.