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.
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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!”
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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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