Story added: 5:00pm Wed Feb 13, 2013
Nostalgic trip back to Boogie Wonderland
Tuesday 12th February, 2013 - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
By Dawn Bond
Boogie Nights — The 70s Musical In ConcertANDY ABRAHAM, Gareth Gates, Louisa Lytton, Chico and Shane Richie Junior in Boogie Nights. (pic by Linda Lusardi)
There was a real party atmosphere when Boogie Nights — The 70s Musical In Concert took to the stage at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Tuesday.
The packed audience, ranging from young children to pensioners, danced, clapped and sang the night away as the energetic and enthusiastic cast of singers, dancers and musicians, took them on a nostalgic trip back in time when flares, afros, tank tops, denim and great music were all the rage.
Shane Richie Junior plays womaniser Roddy, a role made famous by his dad many years ago.
He wowed the crowd with his version of Elton John’s Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word, backed by The Osmonds.
Gareth Gates was excellent as Roddy’s best mate, Dean, dressed in a green and white striped suit.
He belted out Spirit In The Sky, Puppy Love with The Osmonds and a sweet emotional version of If You Leave Me Now.
Chico was great as geek Terry, wearing a tank top and sporting glasses. Heowed us he could flex his pecs in Kung Fu Fighting, stripped for YMCA, and gyrated his way through lots of dance numbers, even paying tribute to the late Michael Jackson.
Andy Abraham, wearing a psychedelic jacket was nightclub owner Spencer, and proved he had a soulful voice to match.
Louisa Lytton, dressed in some very tight hot pants and boob tube, was love interest Debs.
The stars of the show, however, were The Osmonds — Merrill, Jay and Jimmy — who not only sang their own Proud One, Love Me For A Reason, One Bad Apple and Crazy Horses but performed some of their favourite 70s hits, whipping the crowd into a frenzy.
The best Boogie Night ever — DAB.
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