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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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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Cape Town Opera at Simonsig Wine Estate

Although the time in Hermanus is peaceful and wonderful, I miss Cape Town’s energy, excitement, and performing arts venues. It’s only a two-hour drive, but unsettling not knowing what weather might occur while crossing Sir Lowrys Pass at night. Wind and fog on the Pass can be fierce, and there are no lights or dividers along…

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Cape Town Opera’s Carmen

Cape Town Opera’s production of Georges Bizet’s popular Carmen is glorious! It plays through October 29 at Artscape Theatre and I attended the sold-out Saturday evening performance with a friend. The spectacular production was dedicated to the memory of Carolyn Holden, flamenco choreographer and founder of La Rosa Spanish Dance Theatre. Holden devoted her life…

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A Steady Rain – Fugard Theatre

The Fugard Theatre’s powerful production A Steady Rain doesn’t disappoint. I attended the pre-opening of playwright Keith Huff’s award-winning Broadway hit last night and was transfixed by the high-quality performance! Before the Fugard run, actors Brent Palmer and Nicholas Pauling performed the two-man play for sold-out audiences at the Alexander Bar, Café & Theatre. Palmer and…

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