Golden Oldies with Alwyn Oberholster

Alwyn Oberholster

With the new Covid regulations in which theatres have been closed once again, Lefra has decided to broadcast their exciting Lefra Cellar Concerts online on Sunday afternoons at 17:00.

Lefra continues their Cellar Concerts this Sunday with Golden Oldies with Alwyn Oberholster. All bookings can be made at itickets.co.za or lefra.com at only R180.00 per production, per household. Lefra also has a special offer if you want to book for five productions at a time: you only pay R450.00, and save R450.00! Of course, theatre fans can also book for individual productions. Please also visit www.lefra.com and book at www.itickets.co.za. The Lefra Cellar Concerts are presented with the proud support of RSG, Sounds Good, Hollywood Costumes, Van Loveren Wines, Renegades Removals, Ambassador Execudrive and Savvy Holdings.

Settle in on your favourite couch and get ready for an online festival of music, comedy and drama over the next 17 weeks when Lefra visits your living room every Sunday afternoon at 17:00 with great entertainment. Our next Cellar Concert this Sunday at 17:00 is Golden Oldies with Alwyn Oberholster. Alwyn Oberholster is popular and well-known among his fans for his brilliant rendition of the older hits by singers such as Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Allen Jackson, the Staccatos, the Bee Spirit and many more. But what makes a hit timeless? What makes a song a “golden oldie”? “Golden oldies are those songs that resonate in your memories”, says Alwyn. “When you hear the song, it suddenly takes you back to the past and all the memories that come with it. Good memories. Your first kiss, your first date… golden memories”. Each generation has its golden oldies, and timeless hits will continue to flourish as new generations discover older tunes from the time when their parents and / or grandparents grew up. “It anchors you,” says Alwyn. “With the new technology, today’s children can discover and download older, timeless hits on their phones or mp3 players, ensuring that the golden oldies always remain timeless.”

On Sunday, 25 July at 17:00, the Lefra Cellar Concerts continues with the hit, Groet the Grotman 2. Its 20 years later. The Grotman and Elize are still happily married… or are they? The children are teenagers. Men and women are still very different creatures from different planets. Are all men still assholes? And are women still gatherers? Sir and madam, come recognise yourselves in Groet die Grotman 2. Sir, you will most certainly have the opportunity to point the finger at your wife! And Madam, you will definitely be able to poke your husband in the ribs with your elbow. Groet die Grotman 2 is the perfect tonic for any marriage, with Wynand van Vollenstee as the new wise and hilarious Grotman! There is an age restriction of no under 16’s for this production.

Lefra’s popular Country Legends and Country Legends and Friends concerts have entertained music fans over the years and were presented annually at Carnival City under the direction of the “Big Daddy” of South African country music, Lance James. Lance sadly passed away last year, leaving a huge gap. Frans wrote a moving tribute to Lance for a daily newspaper and says the following about Lance: “For years we worked together on the Country Legends productions, which we presented at Carnival City with sold-out shows. “For Lance James, nothing was ever too much effort to make the show work. He did media interviews, promotions, he talked to his fellow artists and made sure that the show was a success every time. And when appeared on stage, he enchanted with the purest voice and greatest stage personality you could think of. Lance James we say DANKIE. The entertainment industry is going to be so much poorer without you. We salute the legend, Lance James!” Lefra pays tribute to Lance with the broadcast of the Country Legends on Sunday, 1 August at 17:00. Other country legends sharing the stage with Lance are Clive Bruce, Lee Magnum, Tommy Oliver, Sally Vaughn, Jody Wayne, Barbara Ray and Bobby Angel in Country Legends, with The Rodeo Girls providing the line dancing.

On Sunday, 8 August at 17:00 we meet Gert Struwig, played by the brilliant Cobus Venter, in the production My Pa. Gert is a real South African man. Certainly not a metro man. Besides the Bible, rugby is his biggest influencer. A lifestyle. He plans his braai, his family, his parties and his family’s activities around rugby. His life revolves around rugby. His heroes are rugby players. His existence is rugby. A really typical South African man! There is much laughter in My Pa. But then life happens and Gert’s existence is dramatically changed when he is diagnosed with cancer. He struggles with the question: “Am I my child’s hero?”

Fans of the legendary Neil Diamond is in for a treat on Sunday, 15 August at 17:00 when Alwyn Oberholster returns with the exceptional production Beautiful Noise – A Tribute to Neil Diamond. At the age of six, Alwyn discovered his passion for music and so began his singing career. After participating in various singing competitions and after doing the “pub scene” properly, he decided to enter the theatre with this special production, Beautiful Noise – a tribute to Neil Diamond. “I love Neil Diamond’s music and I know every song he ever wrote. And my voice fits the Neil Diamond songs too like a glove. I’m not trying to sing like Neil Diamond – there’s only one Mr. Diamond – so I give my own interpretation to the songs,” says Alwyn.

With your booking for these concerts you are helping our artists in very difficult times! Lefra Productions has always operated independently without any subsidy or funding from the government or other organizations. “Our motto has always been: we bring theatre to the people”, says Frans Swart, managing director of Lefra. “We are still prepared to do that, but we must be able to rely on the support of our public. It is important that we follow the current rules and regulations to stop the pandemic, but in the meantime, you can enjoy your weekly piece of theatre and music online. So Lefra still brings top class theatre to the people! This time not only to your town, but to your living room!”

All bookings can be made at itickets.co.za. For more information and a complete list of all the Cellar Concerts, please visit www.lefra.com.


GOLDEN OLDIES WITH ALWYN OBERHOLSTER IS LEFRA’S NEXT CELLAR CONCERT ON SUNDAY, 18 JULY!

BOOK A SEASON TICKET AND GET A GREAT DISCOUNT!

LEFRA’S CELLAR CONCERTS PRESENTS:

GOLDEN OLDIES WITH ALWYN OBERHOLSTER – SUNDAY, 18 JULY 2021 AT 17:00
GROET DIE GROTMAN 2 – SUNDAY, 25 JULY 2021 AT 17:00
COUNTRY LEGENDS – SUNDAY, 1 AUGUST 20212 AT 17:00
MY PA – SUNDAY, 8 AUGUST 2021 AT 17:00
BEAUTIFUL NOISE – A TRIBUTE TO NEIL DIAMOND – SUNDAY, 15 AUGUST 2021 AT 17:00

BOOKINGS: WWW.ITICKETS.CO.ZA

MORE INFORMATION AT: WWW.LEFRA.COM


NOTE TO EDITORS:

1.            Lefra’s Cellar Concerts presents: Golden Oldies with Alwyn Oberholster will be broadcast online on Sunday, 18 July 2021 at 17:00. Reservations can be made at iTickets at R180.00 per household, by visiting their website at www.itickets.co.za

2.            Lefra also has a special offer if viewers want to book for five productions at a time: they only pay R450.00, which is a saving of R450.00!

3.            We can do readers’ or listeners’ competitions for the special offer, where a reader or listener can gain access to the next five Cellar Concerts. If you would like to make use of our competition line, please see the information below. We will draw and contact the winners, and then pass on the details for publication / broadcast:

WIN ACCESS TO LEFRA’S NEXT FIVE CELLAR CONCERTS!

Three readers / listeners can gain access to Lefra’s next five Cellar Concerts. First up is Golden Oldies with Alwyn Oberholster on Sunday, 18 July 2021, followed by Groet die Grotman 2 on Sunday, 25 July. On Sunday, August 1, it’s Country Legends’ turn, on Sunday, August 8, it’s My Pa, and on Sunday, August 15, Alwyn Oberholster returns with Beautiful Noise – A Tribute to Neil Diamond. To take part in [PUBLICATION / RADIO / TV] and Lefra’s competition, you can SMS the following to 43366: WEN CELLAR CONCERT [PUBLICATION, RADIO, TV], then YOUR NAME AND SURNAME and then YOUR CITY OR TOWN. The same information can also be sent by e-mail to wen@lefra.com with LEFRA & [PUBLICATION] CELLAR CONCERT COMPETITION as subject. Winners will be contacted by telephone and the Editor’s decision is final. SMS’ cost R1.50 each.

4.            For interviews with the Managing Director of Lefra Productions Frans Swart or any queries, please contact Charl Senekal at 011 815 3000 / 061 616 6138 or e-mail admin@lefra.com.


MEDIA ENQUIRIES | Charl Senekal at 061 616 6138 / 011 815 3000 or admin@lefra.com


Goue Oues met Alwyn Oberholster

Geniet goue oues hierdie Sondag met Alwyn Oberholster in die gemak van jou eie sitkamer!

Met die nuwe Covid-regulasies waarin teaters weer eens toegemaak is, het Lefra besluit om hul lekker Lefra Kelderkonserte op Sondagmiddae om 17:00 aanlyn uit te saai.

Lefra sit sy Kelderkonserte hierdie Sondag voort met Goue Oues met Alwyn Oberholster. Alle besprekings kan by itickets.co.za of lefra.com gedoen word teen slegs R180.00 per produksie, per huishouding. Lefra het ook ‘n spesiale aanbod indien jy vir vyf produksies op ‘n slag wil bespreek: jy betaal jy slegs R450.00, en bespaar R450.00! Teateraanhangers kan natuurlik ook vir individuele produksies bespreek. Besoek gerus ook www.lefra.com en bespreek by www.itickets.co.za. Die Lefra Kelderkonserte word met die trotse ondersteuning van RSG, Sounds Good, Hollywood Costumes, Van Loveren Wyne, Renegades Removals, Ambassador Execudrive en Savvy Holdings aangebied.

Skuif reg op jou gunsteling rusbank en maak gereed vir ‘n aanlynfees van musiek, komedie en drama oor die volgende 17 weke wanneer Lefra elke Sondagmiddag om 17:00 in jou sitkamer kuier met heerlike vermaak. Ons volgende kelderkonsert hierdie Sondag om 17:00 is Goue Oues met Alwyn Oberholster. Alwyn Oberholster is gewild en bekend onder gehore vir sy briljante vertolking van die ouer treffers deur sangers soos Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Allen Jackson, die Staccatos, die Bee Gees en vele meer. Maar wat maak ‘n treffer tydloos? Wat maak van ‘n liedjie ‘n “goue oue”? “Goue oues is daardie liedjies wat in jou herinneringe weerklink”, sê Alwyn. “As jy die liedjie hoor, neem dit jou skielik terug na die verlede en al die herinneringe wat daarmee gepaard gaan. Goeie herinneringe. Jou eerste soen, jou eerste afspraak… goue herinneringe”. Elke generasie het sy goue oues, en tydlose treffers sal aanhou floreer namate nuwe geslagte ouer wysies ontdek van die tyd toe hul ouers en / of grootouers grootgeword het. “Dit anker jou”, sê Alwyn. “Met die nuwe tegnologie kan die kinders van vandag ouer, tydlose treffers op hul fone of mp3-spelers ontdek en aflaai, en verseker dat die goue oues altyd tydloos bly.”

Op Sondag, 25 Julie 2021 om 17:00 gaan die Lefra Kelderkonserte voort met die treffer, Groet die Grotman 2. As gevolg van die gewildheid van Groet die Grotman 2, sal hierdie konsert nie as ‘n heruitsending beskikbaar wees nie – so slegs regstreeks en lewendig aanlyn digitaal op jou TV vir slegs 25 Julie om 17:00. Dit is 20 jaar later. Grotman en Karen is steeds baie gelukkig getroud … of is hulle? Die kinders is tieners. Mans en vrouens verskil steeds en is eintlik van verskillende planete. Is alle mans steeds poepholle? Is alle vrouens steeds gaarders? Meneer en mevrou kom herken jouself in Groet die Grotman 2 en kom skaterlag vir jouself. Meneer jy gaan beslis die kans kry om vir jou vrou vinger te wys. En Mevrou jy gaan beslis die geleentheid hê om manlief in die ribbes te pomp. Groet die Grotman 2 is die ideale tonikum vir enige huwelik met Wynand van Vollenstee as die skreeusnaakse Grotman! Daar is ‘n ouderdomsbeperking van 16 op die produksie.

Lefra se gewilde Country Legendes- en Country Legendes en Vriende-konserte het musiekaanhangers deur die jare vermaak en was jaarliks by Carnival City aangebied onder die leiding van die “Big Daddy” van Suid-Afrikaanse countrymusiek, Lance James. Lance is verlede oorlede en laat ‘n groot leemte. Frans skryf ‘n roerende huldeblyk aan Lance vir ‘n dagblad na sy afsterwe en sê die volgende oor Lance: “Vir jare werk ons saam met veral die Country Legendes produksies wat ons by Carnival City aangebied het met uitverkoopte vertonings. Vir Lance James was niks ooit te veel gevra om die “show” te maak werk nie. Hy doen media onderhoude, hy doen promosies, hy gesels met sy mede-kunstenaars en sorg dat die “show” ‘n sukses is. En as hy op die verhoog kom, bekoor hy met die suiwerste stem en grootste verhoogpersoonlikheid waaraan jy kon dink. Lance James ons sê DANKIE. Die vermaaklikheidsbedryf gaan soveel armer wees sonder jou. Ons salueer die legende, Lance James!” Lefra bring hulde aan Lance met die uitsending van die Country Legendes op Sondag, 1 Augustus om 17:00. Ander country legendes wat in die uitsendings die verhoog met Lance deel, is Clive Bruce, Lee Magnum, Tommy Oliver, Sally Vaughn, Jody Wayne, Barbara Ray en Bobby Angel in Country Legendes, Die Rodeo Girls verskaf die danspassies.

Op Sondag, 8 Augustus om 17:00 ontmoet ons vir Gert Struwig, gespeel deur die briljante Cobus Venter, in die produksie My Pa. Gert is ‘n rêrige-êrige Suid-Afrikaanse man. Hy is beslis nie ‘n metroman nie. Naas die Bybel, is rugby sy grootste aanwyser. Hy beplan sy braais, sy gesin, sy partytjies en sy gesin se aktiwiteite rondom rugby. Sy lewe draai om rugby. Sy helde is rugbyspelers. Sy bestaan is rugby. ‘n Eg tipiese Suid-Afrikaanse man! Daar is skaterlag tye saam met My Pa en ‘n komiese kykie na Suid-Afrikaanse rugby. Maar dan gebeur die lewe en Gert se bestaan word dramaties verander as hy gediagnoseer word met kanker. Hy worstel dan met sy eie vraag: “Is ek my kind se held?”

Aanhangers van die legendariese Neil Diamond kan op Sondag, 15 Augustus naderskuif wanneer Alwyn Oberholster terugkeer met die besonderse produksie Beautiful Noise – ‘n huldeblyk aan Neil Diamond. Op die ouderdom van ses het Alwyn sy passie vir musiek ontdek en so het sy sangloopbaan begin. Nadat hy in verskeie sangkompetisies deelgeneem het en nadat hy die “pub scene” behoorlik gedoen het, het hy besluit om die teater te betree met sy besondere produksie, Beautiful Noise – ‘n huldeblyk aan Neil Diamond. “Ek is mal oor die musiek van Neil Diamond en ken seker elke liewe liedjies wat hy ooit geskryf het. En my stem pas die Neil Diamond liedjies ook soos ‘n handskoen. Ek probeer nie soos Neil Diamond sing nie – daar is net een Mnr. Diamond – so ek gee my eie vertolking aan die liedjies,” sê Alwyn.

Met jou bespreking vir hierdie konserte help jy ons kunstenaars in baie moeilike tye! Lefra Produksies het nog altyd onafhanklik gefunksioneer sonder enige subsidie of befondsing van die regering of ander organisasies. “Ons leuse was nog altyd: ons bring teater na die mense toe”, sê Frans Swart, besturende direkteur van Lefra. “Ons is nog steeds bereid om dit te doen, maar ons moet op ons publiek se ondersteuning kan staatmaak. Dis belangrik dat ons die huidige reëls en regulasies volg om die pandemie te stuit, maar intussen kan jy jou weeklikse stukkie teater en musiek aanlyn geniet. So bring Lefra steeds topklas teater na die mense toe! Die keer nie net na jou dorp toe nie, maar na jou sitkamer toe!”

Alle besprekings kan by itickets.co.za gedoen word. Vir meer inligting en ‘n volledige lys van al die Kelderkonserte, besoek gerus www.lefra.com


GOUE OUES MET ALWYN OBERHOLSTER IS LEFRA SE VOLGENDE KELDERKONSERT OP SONDAG, 18 JULIE

BESPREEK ‘N SEISOENKAARTJIE EN KRY AFSLAG

LEFRA SE KELDERKONSERTE BIED AAN:

GOUE OUES MET ALWYN OBERHOLSTER – SONDAG, 18 JULIE 2021 @ 17:00
GROET DIE GROTMAN 2 – SONDAG, 25 JULIE 2021 @ 17:00
COUNTRY LEGENDS – SONDAG, 1 AUGUSTUS 20212 @ 17:00
MY PA – SONDAG, 8 AUGUSTUS 2021 @ 17:00
BEAUTIFUL NOISE – ‘N HULDEBLYK AAN NEIL DIAMOND – SONDAG, 15 AUGUSTUS 2021 @ 17:00

BESPREKINGS: WWW.ITICKETS.CO.ZA

MEER INLIGTING BY: WWW.LEFRA.COM


NOTA AAN REDAKTEURS:

1.            Lefra se Kelderkonserte bied aan: Goue Oues met Alwyn Oberholster word op Sondag, 18 Julie 2021 om 17:00 aanlyn uitgesaai. Besprekings kan by iTickets gedoen word teen R180.00 per huishouding, deur hulle webblad te besoek by www.itickets.co.za

2.            Lefra het ook ‘n spesiale aanbod indien kykers vir vyf produksies op ‘n slag wil bespreek: hulle betaal slegs R450.00, wat ‘n besparing van R450.00 is!

3.            Ons doen graag lesers- of luisteraarskompetisies vir die spesiale aanbod, waar ‘n leser of luisteraar toegang kan wen na die volgende vyf Kelderkonserte toe. Indien julle van ons kompetisielyn gebruik wil maak, sien asseblief die onderstaande inligting. Ons sal die wenners trek en kontak, en dan die besonderhede deurgee vir publikasie/uitsending:

WEN TOEGANG TOT LEFRA SE VOLGENDE VYF KELDERKONSERTE!

Drie lesers/luisteraars kan toegang wen tot Lefra se volgende vyf Kelderkonserte. Eerste aan die beurt is Goue Oues met Alwyn Oberholster op Sondag, 18 Julie 2021, daarna volg Groet die Grotman 2 op Sondag, 25 Julie. Op Sondag, 1 Augustus is Country Legendes aan die beurt, op Sondag 8 Augustus is dit My Pa, en op Sondag, 15 Augustus is Alwyn Oberholster terug met Beautiful Noise – ‘n Huldeblyk aan Neil Diamond. Om deel te neem aan [PUBLIKASIE/RADIO/TV] en Lefra se kompetisie, kan jy die volgende na 43366 SMS: WEN KELDERKONSERTE [PUBLIKASIE, RADIO, TV], dan JOU NAAM EN VAN en dan JOU STAD OF DORP. Dieselfde inligting kan ook per epos gestuur word aan wen@lefra.com met LEFRA & [PUBLIKASIE] KELDERKONSERTE KOMPETISIE as onderwerp. Wenners sal telefonies gekontak word en die beslissing van die Redakteur is finaal. SMS’e kos R1,50 elk.

4.            Vir onderhoude met die Besturende Direkteur van Lefra Produksies Frans Swart of enige navrae, kontak gerus vir Charl Senekal by 011 815 3000 / 061 616 6138 of epos aan admin@lefra.com.


MEDIANAVRAE | Charl Senekal by 061 616 6138 / 011 815 3000 of admin@lefra.com


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Lefra Produksies
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Alwyn Oberholster
Alwyn Oberholster
Alwyn Oberholster
Alwyn Oberholster