Top of the Pops

Once again, the Mayfield outdoes itself with this stellar expose of British pop and rock that has dominated the music scene for the past five decades

BY EMIL TIEDEMANN

WHO knew that the Brits were some damn good at making music?! Okay, most of us did, or at least anyone familiar with the songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, or even One Direction. But how soon we forget that across the pond there were so many talented folks making unforgettable music that has proven timeless and not limited to one generation or one nation in particular.



'Top of the Pops,' the latest extravaganza put on at the always fun Mayfield Dinner Theatre, reminded some of us of just that. From The Fab Four to 1D, 'Top of the Pops' belted its way through 50 years of great British songs, and performed by a group of ridiculously talented actors, singers, and dancers that could entertain any crowd.

Hilarious skits filled in between musical numbers that included everything from the song that ignited the British Invasion in 1964, "She Loves You," to Adele's Oscar-winning 007 theme "Skyfall." For every one of the dozens of songs that were performed during the 3-hour show the actors played the part, doing their best to imitate the original performers themselves.

No one more than Manitoba's Gerrad Everard, who stole the show with his rendition of the eccentric Mick Jagger, enveloping the iconic rock star's every thrust, every strut, and every facial trademark synonymous with the Stones frontman. That's not to say the other performers were subpar...far from it.

If you're looking for a great night out, with good friends, food, and fun, then Mayfield's 'Top of the Pops' is the perfect solution. The performance runs at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre (16615-109 Avenue) until February 1, 2015. Ticket prices vary, and all include a delicious buffet dinner. For more information visit their website or call them at 780.483.4051. Do yourself the favour and book a spot now!


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