As the sun sets on the eve of the highly anticipated previews of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Theatre Royal Sydney, the spotlight shines on the dazzling Ruva Ngwenya. She ascended to the summit of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in a heart-stirring tribute to the legendary Tina Turner, who conquered the same climb in 1995 during a renowned NRL promotion.
Ruva shares her overwhelming emotions, saying, “Channeling the spirit of the incomparable Tina Turner in this breathtaking manner is a moment I will cherish forever. Stepping into the shoes of one of history’s best-selling artists is an immense honor, and I am determined to bring Tina’s story to life with fervor, honesty, and vibrancy. I am beyond excited to take the stage tomorrow night.”
BridgeClimb CEO Deb Zimmer exclaims, “We are thrilled to have worked alongside Ruva and her incredible team to recreate this iconic moment of Tina Turner atop the majestic Sydney Harbour Bridge.”
The curtain rises on TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL previews tomorrow, May 4th, with the grand opening night set for May 18th. Witness this electrifying production featuring 23 iconic songs, like “Simply The Best,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It,” “Nutbush,” and “Proud Mary.”
This inspiring and triumphant musical, produced by Paul Dainty AO/TEG DAINTY in collaboration with Stage Entertainment, Tali Pelman, and Tina Turner herself, unveils the unparalleled comeback story of a woman who defied the constraints of age, gender, and race to reign as the undisputed Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL is a testament to resilience and a beacon of hope.
The talented Ruva Ngwenya, who has mesmerized audiences in productions like The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Ragtime, and Moulin Rouge The Musical, takes center stage as Tina Turner. Australian sensation Tim Omaji will captivate as Ike Turner, while an exceptional ensemble brings the story to life.
Written by the esteemed Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins, and directed by Phyllida Lloyd, this world-renowned musical has been hailed by critics and garnered numerous accolades. The show has enjoyed record-breaking runs in London’s West End, Broadway, and beyond, leaving audiences spellbound with its powerful message and unforgettable performances.
Join the countless others who have been moved by the extraordinary life and legacy of Tina Turner, one of the most celebrated artists of all time. Embrace the music, the triumphs, and the inspiration that is TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL.
Secure your tickets now through October 8th at www.tinathemusical.com.au.