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Frank meets Peggy and the the Count Basie Orchestra Sound



Sat 22 May 2021, 07:31 pm - 9:00pm


Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Coastlands Theatre
32 Raumati Rd


Music, Gigs Concerts, Performing Arts, Arts Culture,


Adult: $39.76 ($38.30 + $1.46 fees) Senior (gold card): $34.63 ($33.30 + $1.33 fees) Student: $25.41 ($24.30 + $1.11 fees) Child: $15.88 ($15.00 + $0.88 fees) Wheelchair seat: $26.12 ($25.00 + $1.12 fees)

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“Frank meets Peggy” is the working title for a new project which involves the writing, arranging, producing and staging of a theatre show celebrating the songs of The Great American Songbook, seen through the eyes of three iconic artists from the era - Franks Sinatra and Miss Peggy Lee, accompanied by the sound of the Count Basie Orchestra.

A show set in the grand era of a style of music that has never lost its lustre, woven together by a moving narrative, original musical arrangements, imagery and snapshots of the day. A witnesses the true era of swing.

Frank Sinatra - ‘The Chairman of the Board’, ‘Ol’ Blue Eyes’, ‘The Voice’ defined the Great American songbook with songs like “Come Fly With Me”, That’s Life”, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Mack the Knife”, “I've Got the World on a String”, “You Make Me Feel So Young”, “My Way”, “The Lady is a Tramp” and “New York New York”.

You will hear all your favourite Sinatra tunes – brought to life through the outstanding talents of Mr. Eugene Wolfin.

Add to the mix, songs of the incomparable Miss Peggy Lee such as “Fever”, “Love Me Or Leave Me”, “Black Coffee”, “Is That All There Is”, “Manana” and “I Don’t Know Enough About You”. Performed with love and affection by Ms Erna Ferry.

Accompanying these world-class vocalists is the sound of the Count Basie Orchestra, performed by New Zealand’s own Rodger Fox Big Band.

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