All set for ‘Joie de Vivre’ at NCC tonight


All is set for “Joie de Vivre”, a musical extravaganza at the National Cultural Centre, and it is your last chance to reserve your seats since the show promises to be an exciting ride. The Broadway-styled theatre production will be held on December 4 (tonight) for general audiences and on December 8 for school children.
tonight-show“Joie de Vivre” is a musical derived from a book that tells the story of a group of artistes at a nightclub who desperately want to be liberated from their domineering manager but feel trapped by their circumstances. It therefore follows the character  of one who becomes empowered to change the course of her life.

For over 25 years, Launce Northe and Oral Welshman have been entertaining audiences in the Caribbean, North America and Europe. In 2012, they joined forces with other artistes to form Laramade Musical Theatre and have been performing in New York City.


The company’s focus is in musical theatre, the Big Band era and Caribbean folklore. However, for the first time, there are more than 25 talented Guyanese who will be part of the cast ranging from dancers to poets and actors.
The names include Melissa Payne, Paul Charles, Kefa Smith, Charmaine Blackman, Cheeks Dance School and many others. The theatrical production is directed by Launce Northe with choreography by Oral Welshman; a renowned US-based Guyanese Choreographer/Director and among the cast playing starring roles are Linda Northe and Simone Basil among others.
It will be a fusion of dance, music, drumming and acting that will leave patrons mesmerised. In addition, several local artistes who have made a mark in the industry will be honoured at the event on December 4. These include Ron Robinson, Francis Quamina Farrier, Daphney Rogers, Margaret Lawrence, Desiree Edghill and posthumously, Habeeb Khan, Keith Andre Subryan and Robert Naraine.

Tickets for the show are available at the National Cultural Centre. For further information about this event that combines singing, drama and dance, call telephone numbers 231-3644 or 615-5637.


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