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By Michael Doran

Marcia Hines is bringing a night of Boogie Fever to Burrinja Theatre in Upwey on Friday 21 September.

“It’s me and three other guys on stage for a song, a dance and a whole lot of fun,” she said.

“Memories are the tapestry of life, so we like to do plenty of the up-tempo songs from the disco era, like Superstar, Got the Music in Me and You, and also some newer stuff as well.

“Like any creative artist, you need to evolve and grow with the time and that’s what I am doing.

“I’m continually re-inventing myself and I was blessed to have seven years judging on Australian Idol which introduced me to a whole new and younger audience.

“They’re in their twenties now and I see them at my shows alongside those who grew up with me from the early days.

“This show is something different as we interact a bit with the audience, have a bit of a chat, and a former Idol contestant is singing with us as well.

“Music exists to bring joy into people’s lives no matter what age they are, and that’s what I am always trying to do.”

Marcia is returning from a successful run with Velvet, an Australian musical partly based on the famous Studio 54 disco in New York and a concept she was involved in developing.

It opened at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in 2015 before touring Australia and New Zealand and playing at the Edinburgh Festival during it’s18-month season.

At just 16 she left the US to come to Australia and star in the musical Hair and with a career spanning four decades and sales of 2.6 million copies, she shows no signs of slowing down.

“I’m better when I am busy,” Marcia said.

“I like working and will keep doing it for as long as I can.

“I’m looking forward to singing at Burrinja and giving everyone who comes along a great night out.”

Tickets are available from www.burrinja.org.au and showtime is 8pm.

  • J.

    boogie fever! I once came down with a hardcore case of the ol’ Boogie Fever, back in the 90s. very different kind, though. It was a great time to be alive – this place was just like studio 54! Only, it was more a warehouse in the docks, completely empty, few mice here and there, couple-a drinks and some rollerskates and some tunes courtesy of the old transistor. Who needs flashy jumpsuits when you’ve got your transistor and some trackies? get down on it!

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