Excitement is building for when ‘Gone Too Soon’ takes to the stage at The Lyric at Gold Reef City in a few weeks time, where the show will pay tribute to lost music legends who come alive again through their greatest hits.

The CoLab Network is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to the line-up, that being 7 rising young stars from the Born To Perform platform who will join the frontline singers as their Backing Vocalists, after their incredible success as part of Born To Perform 2018 SHINE! show held earlier in September.

Gone Too Soon will be on stage at The Lyric at Gold Reef City for 2 shows only on Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.

This spectacular tribute stars Timothy Moloi (FIFA 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony, Always & Forever – A Tribute to Luther Vandross, Great South African Bake Off Celebrity Festive Special, Classics is Groot), Joseph Clark (Joseph Clark – The Music of Queen, Classics is Groot, Queen At The Opera, Buddy Holly – The Buddy Holly Story) and Mariechan (of Jamali and Popstars fame) as the frontline vocalists who will set the stage alight as they perform the instantly recognisable hits.

The seven Born To Perform artists who will now also be part of the Gone Too Soon cast are Marianthe Panas, John Tsenoli, Zinah Rose, Yahto Kroft, Rachel Games, Siyolise Mkondweni and Tylo Venter.

Says Collett Dawson, Executive Producer of Gone Too Soon; “I’ve had the privilege of being part of the Born To Perform Plaform since its inception 5 years ago and the work that Gemma and Matthew Marinus are doing with these talented youngsters, I believe, is invaluable for the development and nurturing of outstanding young talent. They are, in effect, developing our stars of tomorrow”.

The opportunity to be part of the show wasn’t just handed to them, however; all those interested went through an audition process in front of Timothy Moloi (who is not only “the man with the velvet voice”, but also one of South Africa’s top vocal coaches) and producer Collett Dawson.

From those auditions, seven bright rising stars were selected who will now be sharing the stage with the professional frontline artists, as their backing vocalists.

Gone Too Soon is a fabulous tribute to the music legends we all loved, who died way before their time, but live on through their timeless music. The show will delight audiences old and young as they celebrate the powerhouse singers that became legends through their music over the past few decades.

Be transported on an unforgettable journey of pure nostalgia and heart-warming moments as homage is paid to a diverse selection of some of the greats, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Freddie Mercury, Luther Vandross, George Michael, Elvis Presley, David Bowie, Prince, Amy Winehouse, Nat King Cole, Natalie Cole, John Lennon and more.

South African artists will also be featured in the show, including Brenda Fassie and Mandoza.

Gone Too Soon is on at The Lyric at Gold Reef City from 20 – 21 October 2018. Saturday 20 October at 20h00 and Sunday 21 October at 14h00.

Tickets range from R150 – R280.

Bookings are through www.goldreefcity.co.za or Computicket or by calling The Lyric Theatre Box Office on 011 248 5000.

Discounts for senior citizens, students and scholars apply.

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