Show & Tell
A sizzling cabaret about the ups and downs of SHOWBIZ! Stalwart of stage and screen Michele Maxwell teamed up with Roland Perold for this exclusive behind the scenes peek at what it means to be in the BIZ. A music lovers delight executed with class by the duo around a baby grand piano.
“Show and Tell” proves a true delight for theatre and music lovers. Two of South Africa’s most popular cabaret performers, the legendary Michele Maxwell and debonair Roland Perold, join together to bring their take on the entertainment industry to the forefront.
Presented by Perold and directed by Paul Griffiths, “Show and Tell” takes a look at the highs and lows of showbiz. The glitz, the glam, and the underbelly that comes as part of the package.
Sharing a baby grand, Perold and Maxwell compiled exciting new arrangements of classic songs from Stephen Sondheim to Irving Berlin to Randy Newman with a few rare gems thrown into the mix. There’s even some occasional ukulele and vocal percussion to excite die-hard musicophiles. With a light touch and lots of gusto Maxwell and Perold take a look at some of the trials and tribulations that industry folk contend with every day.
“Growing up, visiting the theatre and thinking: ‘Wow! That looks like fun… That’s what grabs you… until later when you realise what you’ve let yourself in for.” says Perold.
Maxwell concurs: “You’d need an epic trilogy to scratch the surface of this Freudian minefield; nonetheless Roland and I will attempt to breach it in 70 min!”.
Maxwell is one of South Africa’s most respected and versatile artists – actress, singer, pianist, and much more, her career has spanned stage and screen locally and internationally. A much-loved figure on South African television for roles in programmes such as Isidingo, Fishy Feshuns and Scandal, Michele has also appeared in numerous films. To her name is an extensive list of stage, musical theatre and cabaret credits, including her Fleur du Cap nominated one-woman cabaret, C’est La Vie. “Show and Tell” enjoyed an exclusive limited run at Kalk Bay Theatre.