Musical Event to Run July 31 – Aug. 25, 2024 (Not 12 &19) at Assembly George Square Studios, Studio One, During the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland


EDINBURGH, Scotland – Inspired by the early years of singer, songwriter, producer and musician Harry Wayne Casey (KC), Who Do Ya Love? follows KC at the start of his journey to global superstardom with his group KC and The Sunshine Band. This feelgood musical transports the audience to 1970’s Miami and celebrates the music, friendships and relationships that helped KC find his true self and create the signature ‘Sunshine Sound’, a blend of Disco, Funk, R&B and more, that continues to inspire artists from all genres and fans of all ages today. Developed with Harry Wayne Casey and written by J. F. Lawton (Pretty WomanThe Musical), this world premiere is packed with over 20 of the band’s most iconic hits including Give It Up’, ‘That’s The Way (I Like It)’ and Get Down Tonight’, performed by a cast of eight including West End stars Paige Fenlon (Pretty Woman) and Fionán O’Carroll (Rocky Horror Show, Urine Town), and is full of nostalgia, humor and infectious music from a landmark cultural movement.

Harry Wayne Casey said, “There’s something infectious about dance music and the way it allows people to escape from the world and find themselves at the same time. I’m excited to share this show we've created with audiences in Edinburgh, from the generations who were there with me in the 70s, to younger ages who just know me from the hits on the radio, in the movies or on TV shows. Everyone can connect to the music. We just wanted to bring that nostalgia to the stage and I wanted to show people at the Fringe a little bit more about who I am. For me, this is about telling the story of what helped shape my dreams into reality. It is a sample of life and emotions among four good friends in the early 70’s. After all these years, the music has allowed me to tell that story. Enjoy the music, the magic, the musical!"

KC and The Sunshine Band were one of the biggest bands of the 70s and have sold over 100 million records worldwide. The band’s achievements include a Grammy award for Album of the Year in 1979 as part of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, five number one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, four UK top 10 singles and in 1975, became the first act to score four #1 pop singles in one 12-month period since the Beatles in 1964. A true household name, they have been featured at every major sporting event in the world including the Super Bowl, the NBA and the Kentucky Derby, not to mention nearly every wedding, birthday and bar mitzvah party.

J. F. Lawton is a writer, director and producer of over a dozen feature films. His feature credits include Pretty Woman, Under Siege, Mistress, Blankman, The Hunted, Chain Reaction and DOA: Dead or Alive. He has been nominated for a BAFTA, a Writers’ Guild of America Award and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Dramatists Guild, Inc. For Broadway and the West End, Lawton co-wrote the book for Pretty Woman: The Musical. His published works include Cosmic Ray’s Celestial Revival, The Last Writer, Princess of Rodeo Drive and his latest novel is Silver: Treasure Island Revisited.

Lisa Stevens is an internationally acclaimed, Emmy-nominated choreographer and director. She was inducted into UNESCO's CID, the leading organization recognizing excellence in dance worldwide. She has received an Emmy nomination for Dreaming Of A Jewish Christmas and accolades from the Broadway World Awards for West Side StoryThe Witches of EastwickMary Poppins and Spamalot. Other honors include a NYMF Award of Excellence for Common Grounds, Ovation Awards for XanaduSpamalot, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and multiple nominations from the Canadian Theatre Critics Awards, Betty Mitchell Awards, and Jessie Richardson Awards. Notably, she was Associate Choreographer for the Olivier Award-winning Bombay Dreams. Stevens choreographed the U.S. Tour of Bombay Dreams and spent six years with Disney Theatrical on High School Musical  and its sequel. She also worked on Dolly Parton's 9 TO 5 with productions in the U.K. and U.S. Her regional work includes new musicals like CutmanFirst Wives ClubOswald and The Little Prince, as well as classics like Guys & DollsGrease, and Footloose. She directed and choreographed the Victory Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics and has written and directed Bollywood musicals Tauba Tauba and Shakalaka Bombay.

Who Do Ya Love? Is produced by ATG Productions, CTK Enterprises for Harry Wayne Casey, Gavin Kalin Productions, LPO and Dudley Hinton Productions.

Running Time: 60 mins | Suitable for ages 8+

Company Information
Music and Lyrics by Harry Wayne Casey
Book by J. F. Lawton
Directed & choreographed by Lisa Stevens    
Music Supervisor
 Mark Crossland   
Set and costume design by Tom Rogers
Lighting design by Gillian Tan
Sound design by Chris Whybrow
Assistant Choreographer Demmileigh Foster
Casting Director Anne Vosser
Production Manager Chris Buffham  
Orly Peter Camilleri
Dee Paige Fenlon
Harry Fionán O’Carroll
Gina Annabelle Terry
Ensemble Lydia Bell, Evan Taylor Benyacar, Ashley St John, Sheehan Parsons

Music and Lyrics by Harry Wayne Casey | Book by
J. F. Lawton | Directed & Choreographed by Lisa
Instagram + FB: @WhoDoYaLoveMusical
Twitter: @WhoDoYaLove_

To keep up with KC and The Sunshine Band, follow them on FacebookTwitter and Instagram and visit heykcsb.com for more information.  

KC and the Sunshine Band are still as widely popular today as they were when they first danced into the music scene 50 years ago. Harry Wayne Casey—KC for short—developed a unique fusion of R&B and funk, with a hint of a Latin percussion groove, giving us an impressive string of hits like “Get Down Tonight,” “That’s The Way (I Like It)” and “Shake Your Booty.” With sales of over 100 million records, nine Grammy nominations, three Grammy Awards and an American Music Award, KC and the Sunshine Band was one of the most progressive bands of the 70s and is credited with changing the sound of modern pop music. Today, KC and the Sunshine Band play over 100 live shows annually, circling the country and playing dates regularly throughout Europe, Australia and South America. This year KC will celebrate 50 years of entertaining us, writing songs, and performing around the world and has no intention of stopping. KC’s success in music has earned him an extensive list of accolades including an American Music Award for Best R&B Artist in 1975 and a songwriting Grammy for Best R&B song for “Where Is The Love,” which was recorded by Betty Wright. He also received a Grammy Award for Album of the Year, as well as Producer of the Year in 1978 for his work on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. In 2001, KC was honored with the NARAS Governor’s Award, the highest honor given by a chapter of the Academy. He received a coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002, where Dick Clark and music producer Michael Lloyd turned out to honor him. This particular recognition represents the passion that KC has in writing music, implementing elements of various eras in his songs, proving him to be a passionate, veteran craftsman. All of these career highlights are chronicled in his book, That’s The Way I Like It – The Harry Wayne Casey Story, which was published that same year. KC’s music continues to be a favorite today. His songs have appeared in ads for companies like General Motors, Burger King, Payless Shoes, Papa John's Pizza, Old Navy and Nick at Nite. His music has also been featured in over 200 commercials and movies such as Forrest Gump (“Get Down Tonight”), Boogie Nights (“Boogie Shoes”), Boys Don’t Cry (“Rock Your Baby”), Rush Hour (“Get Down Tonight”), Carlito’s Way (“Rock Your Baby,” “Shake Your Booty” and “That’s The Way I Like It”) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (“Shake Your Booty”). In the summer of 2003, KC also had a cameo in the feature film The In-Laws starring Michael Douglas and Albert Brooks.

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