Press: Fugard Theatre announces its first out of house production- West Side Story - at Artscape in July 2015

February 10, 2015

Five years on from its official opening in February 2010, the Fugard Theatre announces its first out of house production. 

 

In July of this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will proudly present a grand-scale four week season of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s musical theatre masterpiece West Side Story, based on a conception of Jerome Robbins.

 

From the creators and producers of the Fugard Theatre’s runaway smash hit Musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, and the highly anticipated CABARET (from 10 March 2015 at the Fugard Theatre), comes one of the world’s greatest musical theatre productions, West Side Story.

 

Under the direction of Matthew Wild, the musical direction of Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and with choreography by Louisa Talbot, the Fugard Theatre team will present the best of South African theatre talent in their Fugard Theatre production of this classical masterpiece, which first premiered on Broadway in 1957.

 

With a full cast of 40, and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra in the orchestra pit, this will be a must-see for the whole family and a highlight on the 2015 musical theatre calendar in South Africa. 

 

The powerful cast will be led by South African theatre stars  - Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, A Handful of Keys, Grease) as Tony, Lynelle Kenned (Blood Brothers, Showboat, Orpheus in Africa) as Maria , Bianca Le Grange (Blood Brothers) as Anita, Christopher Jaftha (Dirty Dancing) as Bernardo and Daniel Buys (Jersey boys, The Rocky Horror Show) as Action. 

 

The season will run from 23 July to 23 August 2015 at the Artscape Opera House and tickets are now on sale through Computicket or 0861 915 8000 or via the Artscape box office on 021 421 7695.

 

Owing to the very limited season, advance booking is highly recommended as this one will sell out fast!

For further information please visit wwww.thefugard.com or call 021 461 4554. 

 

Press Release provided by Allison Foat.

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