Highcliffe Charity Players' Copacabana comes to the Regent Centre in Christchurch
TEMPERATURES are set to soar as Highcliffe Charity Players perform Barry Manilow’s hit musical Copacabana at the Regent Centre in Christchurch next month.
Rolled out for five shows including a Saturday matinee, the colourful and flamboyant production will be on stage from Wednesday 3rd August to Saturday 6th.
The action follows aspiring songwriter Stephen as he composes what he hopes will become a hit musical.
His imagination takes him to the steamy, sexy, dazzling world of the famous Copacabana nightclub in the 1940s, “the hottest spot north of Havana”, where “music and passion were always in fashion”.
The star of the show is ambitious young singer Lola Lamar who arrives in New York City from Tulsa hoping to become famous.
She lands a position at the Copacabana and strives to become a Copa girl dancer with the help of the bartender, Tony.
So begins the tale of the love and romance between Lola and Tony on the way to stardom.
With an award-winning musical score which includes Dancin’ Fool, Who Needs To Dream?, Welcome To Havana and the Grammy Award-winning title song, the show is bursting with great tunes, glitzy costumes and feathers galore.
The cast includes Shannon Cook as Lola, James Doherty-Box as Tony, Georgina Smith as Gladys, Pete Whitaker as Sam, Jade Morrell as Conchita, and Alex Cook as Rico.
Copacabana is on stage at the Regent from 3rd to 6th August. Tickets are £18.
For more information and bookings visit www.regentcentre.co.uk