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PRESS: Love is in the air at the Drama Factory

Christine Skinner


Celebrate the month of love with some of the most beautiful love songs by legendary artists!

James Marais and Monique Cassells present Love Is in the Air: Romantic Love Songs Tribute at The Drama Factory for one show only on Sunday 12 February at 4pm.

Enjoy wonderful love songs by artists from the 1950s through to the 1990s, such as Nat ‘King’ Cole, Engelbert Humperdinck, Neil Diamond, Chris de Burgh, Elvis Presley, the Carpenters, the Platters, Leo Sayer, Jennifer Rush, Roy Orbison, Bryan Adams and Elton John.

The show features the dynamic vocal and visual performances of James and Monique, alternating as a duo and individual performers, who also do multiple costume changes throughout.

James and Monique are known for their oldies tribute shows, such as “Oldies But Goldies” and “From Memphis To Las Vegas: Elvis Presley Tribute”.

James is renowned as the no. 1 Elvis Presley tribute artist in South Africa, and has appeared on television several times, including appearances on SABC 2’s game shows, “Noot Vir Noot” and “Musiek Roulette”, as well as Kyknet’s “Jou Show”, presented by Emo Adams.

In Love Is in the Air: Romantic Love Songs, he shows his romantic side with songs such as Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Quando, Quando, Quando” and “The Last Waltz”, Chris de Burgh’s “Lady In Red” and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.

Monique, who has gained widespread praise for her powerhouse voice and performances, performs memorable songs like The Platters’ “Only You”, The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody”, Leo Sayer’s “More Than I Can Say”, and Jennifer Rush’s “Power of Love”. Monique made her television debut on SABC 2’s “Musiek Roulette” in May 2018.

James and Monique are a powerful duo and perform some stunning duets in the show, including the likes of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s “Unforgettable”, The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and John Paul Young’s “Love Is In the Air”, the show’s theme song.

Tickets cost R165 to R180

For enquiries contact 073 215 2290

With its fully licensed bar and cosy, welcoming atmosphere, The Drama Factory is the perfect venue to enjoy top-quality entertainment with a group of friends or family. The solar-powered invertor ensures the show will always go on, even when there is load-shedding!

Make a staycation of a visit to The Drama Factory, booking in with one of their wonderful accommodation partners. Spend the night at The Views Guesthouse, 185 on Beach or Majorca House to enjoy the beauty and many other activities on offer in the surrounding Helderberg region. Visit the website for further details.

The Drama Factory is situated at 10 Comprop Sq, Henry Vos Close, Asla Business Park, Strand, Western Cape. Parking is available at the venue.


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