Cape Town and Gauteng audiences have consistently asked and Joseph Clark has listened….
After incredible public demand, this lead vocalist extraordinaire will be in Cape Town for the first time for 5 performances only with Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN at The Artscape Theatre from Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2018.
Thereafter, Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen travels directly to Pretoria for 3 performances at the new Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine from Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018.
Being regarded by many as the world’s number one performer doing justice to Queen’s music, Joseph will thrill you with his magical and individual style by taking the iconic group’s music to another level.
Added to the sensory experience, Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN also features a star-studded band of top local and international musicians; Axe Lourens / Nathan Smith (Lead Guitars/Vocals); Richard Brokensha (Guitar/Vocals); Kyle Petersen (Piano/Keyboards/Keytar/Vocals); Shaun Johannes / Trevor Donjeany (Bass) and Peach van Pletzen (Drums).
Joseph and his band tour internationally with this powerful tour de force and played to over 30,000 Queen-fans in The Gelredome Stadium in The Netherlands in 2011 after which they followed up with European theatre runs and outdoor concerts till November 2017.
Queen crossed all musical genres and the line-up of songs in Joseph Clark– The Music of QUEEN is like no other Queen tribute. Apart from classics like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We Are The Champions, I Want To Break Free, Killer Queen, Fat Bottomed Girls, Bicycle Race, and Bohemian Rhapsody, they also cover songs not normally performed live, including Innuendo, You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Mother Love and In My Defence.
Says Clark; “I’m not a believer in impersonating great artists. But to pay tribute to their music, to keep it alive and new and fresh, is the greatest compliment to their genius.”
He continues; “To give an audience a taste of their music live, onstage, creates an atmosphere of magic and nostalgia for some and new discovery for others.”
Joseph Clark – The Music of QUEEN has all the elements to make for an eventful, memorable time out and audiences will enjoy an unforgettable 2-hour journey of pure nostalgic rock delight!
With reference to the PRETORIA shows, Joseph and his band are proud to open and be the first production to play in the Sun Arena’s new 1500-seater Theatre layout, located in the Arena.
Joseph says: “My introduction to the Sun Arena was the two shows of Classics Is Groot on the 9th of June. It was an incredible experience. I was honoured when asked to open their new concept of a more intimate theatre style space. The Music of Queen lends itself perfectly to traditional theatres as well as arenas and I trust the audience will enjoy watching the show more “up-close and personal”.
He continues; “I’m thrilled to be able to perform back-to-back in the Western Cape and Gauteng, with Namibia and Durban to follow, after performing in Europe for the past nine years.”
Joseph’s “Queen-roots” lie in the 90’s when he starred in Queen At The Opera, one of the most successful productions in South Africa. Apart from being a regular soloist with symphony orchestras in South Africa, Joseph has been the lead vocalist with the NNO (Noord Nederlands Orkest), since 2009, performing throughout the Netherlands, including the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Born and raised in Texas, Joseph left his ballet career in America when he was brought to South Africa to dance the lead role in Swan Lake and Romeo & Juliet.
He soon expanded to musical theatre and won immediate acclaim and national awards for dancing, acting and singing. Musical theatre roles include Buddy in The Buddy Holly Story, Riff/Bernardo in West Side Story, El Gallo opposite pop star Jason Donovan in The Fantasticks, Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar, the narrator in Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, Anthony in Sweeney Todd and Whizzer in March Of The Falsettos.
One of the highlights of his career was singing for Nelson Mandela at his 85th Birthday.
“For me Joseph Clark has long been one of the great interpreters of Queen’s music and he certainly doesn’t disappoint with this magical performance. His vocal versatility comes magnificently to the fore as he moves effortlessly from the quiet ballads, to blues, to rock.” – Journalist Peter Feldman (Artslink.co.za)
CAPE TOWN DATES:
Wednesday 11th – Sunday 15th July 2018 – 5 shows only!
Artscape Theatre Centre Performances are Wednesday – Saturday @ 20h00 and Sunday @ 15h00 Ticket Prices range from R150 – R250 and bookings can be made through Computicket or by calling Artscape-Dial-A-Seat on 021 421 7695.
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd July 2018 – 3 shows only!
Sun Arena, Time Square, Menlyn Maine
Performances are Friday & Saturday S@ 20h00 and Sunday @ 15h00
Ticket Prices range from R200 – R450 and bookings can be made through Computicket, online at www.computicket.com or call 0861 915 8000.
The duration of the show is 2 hours 15 minutes including interval.
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