Face the Music is described as a "high-voltage show combining chart-topping songs and dazzling dance moves with the novel, fun format of a spectacular music game show". It is all that, but like most things, there's good and there's not so good.
The good: appearance and timing
The three artists: Vanessa Harris, Lucy Tops and Leani Ekermans are gorgeous. Leani is Rapport's Model Of The Year - so, yes, that kind of gorgeous. They had a few costume and wig changes and looked lovely in all the costumes. The lighting was imaginatively done and enhanced their moves.
Even more impressive than their looks was their timing. Singing and performing to backing tracks requires absolute accuracy and precision of timing, and the "girls" were spot on with that. Their choreography was also faultlessly executed and they had clearly put in lots of practice to get their singing and dance moves so exactly in synch with the tracks and with each other.The not so good: volume
But please, please, please turn down the volume. KBT is an intimate theatre that does not require as many decibels as an outdoor stadium. I felt as if I had been shouted at for the duration of the performance. This was a real pity because instead of feeling that I had tasted a range of different and delicious songs, I left feeling that I had been forced a solid diet of noise. The show would be immeasurably improved by some modulation and variety of volume. That way the audience would be far more able to appreciate the considerable talents of the artists. Face the Music runs at the Kalk Bay Theatre till the 23 June.