FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS Set for Montecasino
(8/3/2015) - This September, Montecasino is the place to be for a night of Broadway's finest entertainment. The multi-award winning star of local theatre, Jonathan Roxmouth will perform three concerts entitled FROM THE FOOTLIGHTS, featuring a variety of hits from internationally acclaimed Broadway and West End musicals such as CHICAGO, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISÈRABLES, SWEENEY TODD and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. These songs are also featured on Roxmouth's latest album (released last month) by the same name.
Reflections: What SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Lacks in Star Power, It Makes Up for In Extended Scenes, Live Spectacle
(7/28/2015) - When compared to 'Sunset Boulevard,' (orig. film: 1950; West End premiere: 1993), which follows the same classic film-to-stage pedigree as 'Singin' In the Rain' (orig. film: 1952; West End premiere: 1983) and tackles the same dilemma of making the transition from silent films to talkies in the 1920s--albeit of psychological melodrama in genre compared to the latter's rollicking parody--'Sunset Boulevard' had big stars of stage and screen who headlined West End and Broadway, i.e. Patti LuPone, Glenn Close, and Elaine Paige who played the faded silent movie star Norma Desmond.
Whereas 'Singin' In the Rain' did not delve into such stunt casting from the onset--unless you consider Tommy Steele, who originated the role of Don Lockwood in the West End, as big as Elvis Presley or Gene Kelly, the silver screen's original Lockwood.
Provincetown's Tennessee Williams Fest to Feature International Productions & More
(7/28/2015) - Every September, the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest) draws theater-lovers from around the globe to celebrate the life, work, and enduring relevance of America's great playwright in performances of his classics, his daring experimental works, and new works Williams has inspired. Since its founding in 2006, the TW Festival has presented 58 plays by Williams, including ten world premieres.
Engelbert Humperdinck Returning to South Africa in November
(7/28/2015) - His name comes from the 1911, century Austrian composer who wrote HANSEL AND GRETL. His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for more than forty years, with over 150 million records sold. He has a global fan base of millions. He is Engelbert Humperdinck.
Alexander Bar Upstairs Theatre Hosts Brand New ANTHOLOGY - 'ANTI-MATTER'
(7/27/2015) - ANTHOLOGY: ANTI-MATTER, a selection of new short plays based on a the theme indicated in the title, will premiere at the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this August. Written by Louis Viljoen, Joanna Evans and Jon Keevy, the plays will star Andrew Laubscher and Brendon Daniels, with Greg Karvellas at the helm.
FRESH FROM FEST 2015 to Play UCT Drama's Arena Theatre and Bindery Laboratory
(7/16/2015) - The University of Cape Town's Drama Department presents the annual student-run theatre festival, FRESH FROM FEST, at the university's Hiddingh Campus. This year, UCT Drama will play host to five Western Cape institutions which have returned from the Grahamstown National Arts Festival as part of the Student Theatre or Schools' Festival.