Thursday, 28 June 2012

THEATRE SCOOP: Fifty 2 Rahtid has a big bag of surprises in store

Fans of Aston Cooke’s award-winning (and hilarious) revue Jamaica 2 Rahtid needn’t worry if the forthcoming Jamaica 50-themed incarnation will be a worthy addition to the series. Co-star and co-producer Dahlia Harris reports that the crew is busy whipping up another side-splitting dose of theatrical magic. “Fifty 2 Rahtid is in full swing. Deon [Silvera] returns, and she is pumping to go,” dishes Harris. “Kevin Moore of NDTC fame has joined as choreographer so movement will once again be slick and dynamic and, as always, Grub [Cooper] has come up with those catchy sing-a-long tunes!” Fifty 2 Rahtid is set to open at the Pantry Playhouse on August 1.

As for her next writing gig, an ambitious musical titled Jamaica Gold, Harris reveals that she’s been skillfully navigating a few hurdles. “It has been hit with venue challenges for the magnitude of the show. Scaling down is a possibility, but I'm holding out in faith!”

Not to be outshone or outdone, the Jambiz crew has a busy summer ahead with Yaad 2012, which debuts at Centrestage on July 25.

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