Kelly Harris and Tainui Kuru had not crossed paths in the performing arts world before working for Operatunity, but it was certainly a match made in heaven when they lit up the stage earlier this year in From Phantom to Les Mis singing ‘Sun and Moon’ from Miss Saigon and providing some great tap dancing. Their performance chemistry was magic and Operatunity director Sue Boland is thrilled that she had the forethought to cast them together in another tour in 2019.
“I just loved watching them perform together. They are such a crowd pleaser, so talented and make us all feel happy.”
Along with singing, Tai and Kelly are talented tap dancers and audiences can expect this skill will be put to good use in The Dancing Years. Also, with the concert featuring songs from the 1920s through to the late 1940s Kelly has been working on her Charleston. “It's not the easiest dance move, but once you get the hang of it it’s so much fun,” she says.
Don’t miss Operatunity’s The Dancing Years concert, touring 24 venues around New Zealand from June 4-5, including Tauranga on June 7.
For more information and to buy tickets, visit: www.operatunity.co.nz
The Weekend Sun has two double pass to see The Dancing Years in Tauranga for two lucky readers.