Higher and Higher Revival

Higher and Higher Revival
Conceived, Directed and Co-Choreographed by Jamie Watt, Kellie Niebling and Lauren Wormald. Spotlight Theatre, Benowa, Gold Coast, August 2nd – 24th, 2019.

Spotlight Theatre has revived a popular “juke box” musical from 2016 with great success. 

It is a musical tribute to Motown during that great period in the 60’s and 70’s, featuring over 50 tunes.

The pace is fast and furious with the six dancers hardly off stage and whipping up a nonstop whirlwind of energy.

Under the baton of Ben Murray, the four featured artists: Caroline Taylor, Jacquelyn Turner, Hannah Rigby and Jamie Watt were greatly supported by the seven piece onstage band and the four backup singers, who each had the opportunity to share their talents with the audience.

The simple staging was effective (I’ve never seen so many mirror balls of varying sizes dress a stage).

And the costumes and wigs added to the atmosphere along with Leonnie Jones’ lighting.

The appreciative audience loved everything about the performance.

Motown devotees will be in seventh heaven with this production and you can dance along with the hits – that’s if you have the energy to match the dancers!

Another great night at the theatre.

Roger McKenzie

Image: Vargo Studio

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