Kristina Burge plays the lead role of Tracy Turnblad. Pinelands Players will be staging Hairspray the Musical at the Artscape from Saturday February 2 to Saturday February 16.Based on Hairspray, the 1988 cult classic film, Hairspray the Broadway Musical has been reproduced worldwide with its tale of love and acceptance.The story follows teenager Tracy Turnblad in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Tracy, with her considerable Jackie O-inspired hairdo, dreams of dancing on The Corny Collins Show. After initially being rejected, Tracy’s determination lands her on the show, but despite rocketing to local celebrity status she faces discrimination for her opinions, weight, choice of friends and hairdo. Determined to be the change she wants to see, Tracy uses her position to challenge social perceptions and bring about the racial integration of the show. “It may be a volunteer show, but with our very talented cast you are not going to see an amateur show, you are going to see a professional production,” said Pinelands Players chairperson, Laura Bosman. “Pinelands Players is a community theatre society with a long, proud, award-winning history, spanning more than 70 years. “We don’t do this for money, but for the love of theatre.”Tickets cost from R185 to R225. Book through Computicket.
Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SAM) expanded its big bike line up for the Malaysian market after introducing two new models during the WSBK Malaysia 2015 race weekend on Sunday. New to our market are the GSX-S1000 ABS naked and its full-faired GSX-S1000F sport-touring sibling.Essentially, both bikes are offshoots of the mighty Japanese S-badge’s GSX-R1000 ‘Gixxer’ supersport. Both bikes come powered using a detuned version of the 2008 GSX-R1000’s liquid-cooled DOHC 999cc in-line four-cylinder engine. Bothbikesalso made their debuts during last year’s edition of the annual Intermot bike show in Cologne, Germany.The powertrain in both bikes are houses in a brand new all-aluminium frame chassis design, thus making the GSX-S1000 more of a roadster than a streetfighter, and the GSX-S1000 more of a sport-tourer instead of a full-fledged sport bike.Crucially, both models share several key features such as the three-mode traction control system, the new multi-info instrument panel and the fully adjustable 43mm Kayaba inverted front forks. Both models are also primed with a set of radially-mounted Brembo Monobloc brake calipers derived from the current GSX-R1000 model, each boasting four 32mm opposed pistons acting on a floating 310mm brake rotor for optimal stopping power. The Malaysian-spec GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F come primed with ABS as standard.Available now via authorised dealers nationwide, the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS and GSX-S1000F are priced starting from RM68,400 and RM74,400 respectively WITHOUT 6% GST. Suzuki Assemblers Malaysia Sdn Bhd introduces new Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS and GSX-S1000F during WSBK Malaysia 2015 – RM68,400 and RM74,400 respectively. –Ads–
LONDON, CMC – World number one Twenty20 bowler Rashid Khan is among three more players confirming their participation for the ICC World XI in the Hurricane Relief match against West Indies at Lord’s next month. The 19-year-old Afghanistan star, who helped propel his side to the capture of the ICC World Cup Qualifying title in Zimbabwe last month, has been joined by the Bangladesh duo of Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.England’s Eoin Morgan will captain the World XI in the May 31 fixture which will raise funds for five stadiums in the Caribbean damaged by dangerous category five Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.Rashid Khan said it was an opportunity for the cricketing world to give back to the culture that had provided the sport with so much. “It is a matter of great honour and pride for me and my country that I have been chosen to support one of cricket’s oldest and most loyal members,” the leg-spinner said.“I don’t think it will be incorrect to say that a number of cricketers from this and previous generations were inspired and attracted to cricket due to the heroics of the West Indies sides of the 70s, 80s and 90s.“And if the West Indies are now looking upon us for help, then there shouldn’t be a hesitation for even a second.” Rashid has taken 139 wickets from 96 Twenty20s and 100 scalps from 44 One-Day Internationals, and lies second in the ODI rankings.Tamim, meanwhile, has been successful across all formats, and will be one of the attractions at the upcoming contest.The left-hander has scored 4 585 in 167 T20s and belted two hundreds, and also averages 38 from 54 Tests and 34 from 179 ODIs. “The West Indies’ contribution to the global game is unmatched and unparalleled, and if the cricket fraternity can get together to play a small role in the rebuilding of their damaged venues following last year’s hurricanes, then this is a very small price with hugely positive results,” Tamim said.“Playing at Lord’s is itself a great honour for any cricketer. My only international appearance there was in 2010, so I look forward to reliving those memories. Playing with and against some of the best cricketers of this era will only make this occasion better and more memorable.”His teammate Shakib is the top-ranked all-rounder in ODIs and third in T20Is, and has also taken 299 wickets from 259 T20s while scoring 4 000 runs. The Windies will be captained by Carlos Brathwaite and includes superstars Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell.