Mandla Mlangeni – Oratorio Of A Forgotten Youth at Artscape Cape Town South Africa

I attended another Artscape performance last week. The musical “Reflection of A Forgotten Youth” focused on South African youth in 1976 and wasn’t like what I imagined. South Africa Youth Day June 16, 1976 “marked the beginning of the Soweto Uprising, a series of escalating protests around the country, especially in Cape Town”. South Africa…

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I Capuleti E I Montecchi at Artscape Theatre Cape Town

Artscape Theatre is a favorite venue in Cape Town and last night I attended a performance of I Capuleti e i Montecchi – The Capulets and Montagues. In this creative production, Cape Town Opera (CTO) collaborates with the University of Cape Town (UCT) Opera School to present Italian composer Vincenzo Bellini’s work. It’s based on…

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West Side Story Artscape Theatre Cape Town

In March, human rights activist and producer Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story returned to Artscape. The popular American musical has been performed in Cape Town before and audiences raved about the brilliant actors, singers, dancers, music, and sets! Artscape Theatre Artscape is one of my favorite performing arts venues in Cape…

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The Sleeping Beauty Ballet at Artscape

Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) is performing  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Sleeping Beauty ballet at Artscape Opera House. The Cape Town Philharmonic conducted by Brandon Phillips accompanied the dancers. I attended the premier performance on September 2. It was an excellent, exciting production! CTBC is South Africa’s oldest ballet company. The premier performance of Sleeping Beauty featured impressive guest artists…

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