ABBA is on my mind. I’ve stopped being surprised. It’s a group both my Mother and I loved with equal passion. I remember those days, sometimes it would be just the two of us, coming from gym or something. Dreaming together we would sit and listen, dance, sing together. We had fun. Now I think I understand a little of what my mother must have been feeling when she would sing to me with a huge smile, eyes closed, as if wanting to capture and hold that moment in time forever while I danced with Abandon….
You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen
Dancing queen, feel the beat from the tambourine
You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life
See that girl, watch that scene, diggin’ the dancing queen
You’re a teaser, you turn ’em on
Leave them burning and then you’re gone
Looking out for another, anyone will do
You’re in the mood for a dance
And when you get the chance
You are the dancing Queen, young and free only Seventeen….
You can dance, you can fly-high having the time of your life…
oooh see that girl, what that scene digging the dancing queen.
There was something in the air that night
The stars were bright, fernando
They were shining there for you and me
For liberty, fernando
Though I never thought that we could lose
There’s no regret
If I had to do the same again
I would, my friend, fernando
If you change your mind, I’m the first in line
Honey I’m still free
Take a chance on me
If you need me, let me know, gonna be around
If you’ve got no place to go, if you’re feeling down
If you’re all alone, when the pretty birds have flown
Hone y I’m still free
Take a chance on me…
I’m gonna do my very best and it ain’t no lie
If you put me to the test, if you let me try….
We can go dancing; we can go walking, as long as we’re together
Listen to some music, maybe just talking, get to know you better
Cos you know I’ve got so much I want to do, When I dream I’m alone with you its magic
You want me to leave it there, afraid of a love affair
But I think you know…
That I can’t let go…
You’ve heard me say smoking was my only vice
But now it isn’t true
I still don’t know what you’ve done to me
A grown-up woman should not fall so easily
I feel a kind of fear when I don’t have you near
I unsatisfied, I skip my pride
Knowing me knowing you, a-ha
There is nothing we can do,
knowing me knowing you, a-ha
We just have to face it
This time we’re through
Breaking up is never easy I know but I have to go
Knowing me, knowing you
It’s the best I can do.
Mammia! Here Igo again, My my how can I resist you
Mamma mia, does it show again?
My my just how much I’ve missed you?
Yes I’ve been broken-hearted,
Blue since the day we parted
Why, why did I ever let you go?
Mamma mia, Now I really know
My my I could never let you go.
Art- ABOUT- Town
If ABBA is not your thing and you feel like a local brew of rhythmic beats and some comic relief. If you’re not out toi-toi-ing with striking farm-workers in the Western Cape, or striking underpaid miners across the country, of newly homeless folk in Lenasia and everywhere, if the new e-tolling tariffs and electricity price hikes that will be introduced in a matter of time – will make no difference to your life… then why not do yourself a favour and go support some artists at the market theater….
The Market Theatre and Metro FM present Comedy & Music Extravaganza
The Market Theatre has joined forces with Metro FM for this year’s festive season with a series of unmissable live performances by combining some of South Africa’s music and comedy icons.
The Market Theatre will set the stage alight in Jozi with a super-star line-up of leading performers. Music superstars such as Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zahara, Oliver Mtukudzi, Trompies, Rebecca Malope and many more will entertain Mzansi audiences during a four-week period.
Comedy heavy weights – Mark Banks, Alan Committie, Siv Ngesi, Eugene Khoza, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake are guaranteed to deliver side-splitting humor that will leave you begging for more with their take on the state of the nation. The Festival of Classical Music boasts some of South Africa’s finest classical performers from internationally renowned Opera Africa, Soweto Quadro and Inferno Opera. This will leave the audiences enthralled by some angelic, breakthrough opera, never experienced before at the Market stages.
What makes the Market Theatre performances so exciting is the venue’s intimacy. Get up close and personal with the artists. It promises an experience that Gautengers will enjoy without having to break the bank!
The Market Theatre is the place to be from 13 November to 09 December 2012.
R200 Rands get you in.