Elvis is Alive (in Joburg)

On Thursday evening I attended “Elvis the Show” at the Joburg Theatre. This was my first-ever Elvis impersonation show and I quite enjoyed it. I shot a few photos from my seat and thought I would share them.

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Elvis is played by Nathan Belt, a musician/Elvis impersonator based in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Nathan has an amazing Elvis voice and a great rapport with the crowd, but I wasn’t blown away by his Elvis dance moves. His backup dancers are amazing though.

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Nathan changes outfits throughout the show, slowly transitioning from “Young Elvis” of leather jackets and blue suede shoes, to “Old Elvis” of sparkly white bell-bottom jumpsuits. Old Elvis was spectacular but I didn’t get any good shots of him — I’m still getting used to my new camera and the blinding white jumpsuit played havoc with my exposure settings.

My boyfriend and I really had fun at the Elvis show, even though neither of us are particularly fanatical Elvis fans. The show runs through 8 March at the Joburg Theatre — book tickets here if you’re interested.

Tomorrow I’m leaving Joburg for an adventure in the bush. Talk to you in a week or so.

My tickets for Elvis the Show were provided courtesy of the Joburg Theatre. 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Jackie February 16, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    I’ve seen this show and I love Elvis bit grew up with a dad who thought he could sing just as good

    • Reply 2summers February 16, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Ha! I figured you’d probably seen this 🙂

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