BIG 1967 COUNTRY and WESTERN STAGE SHOW
A camp-fire, bales of hay and a whole cast on stage, attired in ten-gallon hats, give an unusual, total and intimate Western atmosphere to the “Big 1967 Country and Western Show,” at present on its third consecutive tour of New Zealand.
Two and a half hours of non-stop, enjoyable entertainment, including comedy and song, presents itself in life-like colour and rollicking action.
The show is on a nine-week tour of all the main centres, beginning in Dunedin on July 22, and ending in Hastings on September 26. The free-and-easy, yet appealing qualities of the Country and Western sound, which is now influencing such top stars as Tom Jones, The Beatles and Dean Martin, make this show an enjoyable one.
The artists, all of whom appeared in the “Miss New Zealand Show,” have recently finished recording a television show, “Take Ten” This Country and Western Programme is due for release in the local stations in the middle of July. The producers were so delighted with this venture, that all the artists have been engaged for a further two productions.
The idea of having the stage and cast in a round-the-chuck-wagon setting was formulated last year, and was found to be a great success with the audiences. It gave a more relaxed and intimate atmosphere between artists and audiences, and the artist did not have to move on and off the stage.