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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Hot in the City to Make a Festive Encore @GoldReefCitySA #LoveGRC

Hi Friends, 
Gold Reef City is thrilled to announce the return of its critically acclaimed production, Hot In The City, to The Lyric Theatre following hundreds of requests for its return. From Sunday, 16 December 2018, guests will have the opportunity to once again, experience the show.

The hour-long musical extravaganza, directed and produced by Jared Mackenzie, stars multi-talented singer and actress, Bianca Le Grange and stage veteran, Gary Burts. The duo will belt out an assortment of local tunes and timeless classics from artists such as Bryan Adams and Wham! along with big Hollywood and Bollywood hits. They will also be accompanied by 12 incredible dancers in dazzling garb, amazing sets and stunning choreography.

Bianca shot to fame after she appeared on the first season of Idols South Africa. After becoming a fan favourite on the show, she released four albums and toured the country, performing live and was even the opening act for three international shows featuring Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and Usher. She later augmented her singing with acting, with her first role being Cinderella in Janice Honeyman’s pantomime of the same name. She has since been lauded for her subsequent stage performances, with her winning a Naledi award for her role in David Kramer’s Blood Brothers and being nominated for a Fleur du Cap for her portrayal of Anita in the smash hit musical West Side Story. Bianca made her film debut in Leon Shuster’s Pay Back the Money and was cast in the Mzansi Magic dramedy, The Mayor. She has also starred in major musical productions for Madame Zingara and featured in District 6 Kanala as well as in Pieter Torien’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Hot in the City to Make a Festive Encore @GoldReefCitySA #LoveGRC

With over 25 years in the industry, Gary is no stranger to the spotlight having toured with Ozila; Shell Road To Fame winner, Desire Baird (now Keenyia); Kreeson and Ricardo & the Syndicate Sisters. All this, before jetting off on a 12 year international tour. Since returning to South Africa, Gary has dominated the stage in over 14 extravaganza shows at various entertainment resorts throughout the country. When not on stage, he can be found in the studio composing music for TV and radio as well as other artists such as MarcAlex, Blondie, Lucky Dube, Brenda Fassie, Bones Delight and Cecil Mitchell.

Hot in the City to Make a Festive Encore @GoldReefCitySA #LoveGRC

“I look forward to watching this magnificent show again, and hope that the audience is ready to witness some breath-taking performances. Gold Reef City prides itself on supporting local musicians and talents, after all the best entertainment is found right here in South Africa,” says Kiran Singh, Gold Reef City’s Director of Operations and Complex General Manager.

“This show has always been a world-class production and is set to blow audiences away. Gold Reef City hosted the show earlier this year and it was a sold-out success. We expect the same this festive season,” concludes Mackenzie.

Tickets are available from Computicket or Gold Reef City’s Box Office and Tsogo Sun Rewards cardholders can enjoy discounts of up to 20% off the price.

The show will take place on Sundays at 14h30, Thursdays and Fridays at 20h30 as well as on Saturdays at 14h30 and 20h30.

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About Gold Reef City
Just eight kilometres from the centre of Johannesburg lies the world-famous yet uniquely South African, Gold Reef City. Being ‘Pure Jozi, Pure Gold’, the property provides a multitude of experiences under one roof, 24-hours a day. Gold Reef City has the best of everything; from A-list entertainment and award-winning restaurants to the exhilarating theme park and the excitement of the casino. Offering pure energy, pure indulgence and pure escape, it’s where Jozi comes to life.

The luxuriously styled Lyric Theatre, seating up to 1,100 people, is reminiscent of the opulence of the world's grand opera houses with its plush fittings and rich atmosphere. It has established itself as one of Johannesburg’s top entertainment venues, presenting world-class theatre, local and international musicians, ballet performances, comedy shows and much more.

Gold Reef City also offers two 4-star hotels, a casino comprising of smoking and non-smoking casinos as well as a Prive section, over 12 dining options to suit every palette and wallet, the only theme park of its kind in the country, the Apartheid Museum, kiddies entertainment facilities, as well as a selection of conferencing and team building options. Visitors can also enjoy a six-theatre cinema complex, bowling alley, fast food court and additional restaurants.

Whether you want to kick back and take it easy, or suit up and get your game face on, find yourself, or lose yourself, Gold Reef City is the place to do it all.

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