Jaime Uranovsky

Jaime Uranovsky

Jaime is a creative who hails from Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her BA in English and psychology in 2015 and her honours in English Literature the following year, both at the University of Cape Town. After a couple of years, she returned to pursue her LLB, which she completed in 2021. Jaime is no stranger to the stage, having performed in various shows in Cape Town’s community theatre scene, some of which include Jane Eyre, The Full Monty, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Educating Rita. In 2020, she won Best Actress at the Cape Amateur Theatre Awards for her portrayal of Rita in Educating Rita. Jaime  formerly worked as a freelance writer, editor and proof-reader, has performed her own writing in comedy nights and, until recently, was a teaching assistant in the Private Law Department at the University of Cape Town. While at law school, Jaime was the Editor-in-Chief of the faculty’s student-led, quarterly magazine, Altum Sonatur. She was also one of the editors of Responsa Meridiana 2021, an annual student law journal published through UCT and Stellenbosch University. Jaime also has a side-hustle whereby she paints commissions. Recently, she began her newest adventure as a candidate attorney for a law firm in Cape Town.




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First Show:

The Lion King - on the West End. I was six years old!

Favorite Show:

WICKED

Favorite Stories:



MOST POPULAR ARTICLES

Review: SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI at Artscape Celebrates Comedy and Tragedy in Puccini's Operas
Review: SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI at Artscape Celebrates Comedy and Tragedy in Puccini's Operas
February 18, 2024

Cape Town Opera presents a Puccini double-bill of operas: SUOR ANGELICA and GIANNI SCHICCHI. Each opera runs for just under an hour, with an interval in between. The two operas are vastly different – SUOR ANGELICA, despite containing comedic moments, is ultimately tragic.

Review: THE GOLD RHINO OF MAPUNGUBWE at Baxter Theatre Is a Fresh, Vibrant, African-infused Ballet
Review: THE GOLD RHINO OF MAPUNGUBWE at Baxter Theatre Is a Fresh, Vibrant, African-infused Ballet
February 13, 2024

It is always gratifying to witness performers staging highly technical artforms, like ballet, and giving them fresh, local twists. THE GOLD RHINO OF MAPUNGUBWE BALLET is such an example. The show tells the story of Van Graan, a white man in the 1930s who embarks on a journey to discover the treasures of the ancient civilisation of Mapangubwe.

Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Artscape Is Fun, Frothy and Fierce
Review: LEGALLY BLONDE at Artscape Is Fun, Frothy and Fierce
February 11, 2024

LEGALLY BLONDE needs little introduction: based on the cult-classic movie of the early 2000s, the story follows blonde bombshell Elle Woods to Harvard Law School as she attempts to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner Huntington III.  However, Elle’s love story ends up being about so much more than ‘getting the boy’.

Interview: Jaqueline Dommisse of EAT THE STARS at South African Astronomical Observatory on Why this Show Will Leave You 'Starry-eyed'
Interview: Jaqueline Dommisse of EAT THE STARS at South African Astronomical Observatory on Why this Show Will Leave You 'Starry-eyed'
February 2, 2024

EAT THE STARS runs as part of the IN THE DARK season, which in turn takes place from 15 to 25 February at venues around Cape Town, and which is presented by Theatre Arts. This innovative piece of theatre is a “meditation in dance, poetry, and space on the metaphor of human stories in a cosmic context. The light we’re made of. The light inside.

Review: DIE FEL OMSTREDE KROON VAN EDWARD II & GAVESTON at the Baxter Flipside Explores the Fine Line between Monarchy and Anarchy
Review: DIE FEL OMSTREDE KROON VAN EDWARD II & GAVESTON at the Baxter Flipside Explores the Fine Line between Monarchy and Anarchy
January 19, 2024

At the outset, I beg potential patrons of this production not to avoid this play just because they cannot understand Afrikaans – this would be a grave error. The subtitles are comprehensive and, if you choose seats with a little height, you will have the perfect spot from which to observe the action while glancing at the English translations.

Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Theatre on the Bay Is a Masterpiece: Mesmerising, Menacing, and Moving
Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Theatre on the Bay Is a Masterpiece: Mesmerising, Menacing, and Moving
November 28, 2023

If you have read any of my LAMTA show reviews before, you’ll know that I’m an avid fangirl of their productions. And while I always rave because the raving is deserved, SPRING AWAKENING, as LAMTA’s first performance of a full-scale musical, is extra special and extra rave-worthy. As always, with LAMTA shows, the energy crackles.

Review: KING GEORGE at the Baxter Theatre Centre Is a Tense Game of Strategy and Power
Review: KING GEORGE at the Baxter Theatre Centre Is a Tense Game of Strategy and Power
November 27, 2023

KING GEORGE, a new play set in the heart of Cape Town, is a battle for domination between development mogul Shane Wyntock (played by Clyde Berning) and long-time, local strip club owner, George Megalos, ‘the Godfather of Lower Woodstock’ (played by Brent Palmer).

Review: CONSTELLATIONS: THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Spier Wine Farm Provides a Unique Experience Among the Stars
Review: CONSTELLATIONS: THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL at Spier Wine Farm Provides a Unique Experience Among the Stars
November 6, 2023

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Feature: Table Mountain Is Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Feature: Table Mountain Is Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
November 2, 2023

On 1 November, some of the cast members from the new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC embarked on a journey to the top of majestic Table Mountain – via cable car of course; save the trekking for Act II of the show.

Review: BUCKET BOY at Baxter Theatre Centre Is a Thrilling Exploration of the Banalities and Absurdities of Ordinary Existence
Review: BUCKET BOY at Baxter Theatre Centre Is a Thrilling Exploration of the Banalities and Absurdities of Ordinary Existence
November 2, 2023

Is there anything more epitomic of the 1990s and early 2000s than the video store? In slightly more recent history, is there anything more epitomic of decay, decline, and dead dreams than the last of the DVD stores of the late 2010s? – dying prolonged, understated deaths: not with a bang but a whimper. BUCKET BOY is set in such a wasteland.

Review: LA TRAVIATA at Artscape Is a Visual and Audial Masterpiece
Review: LA TRAVIATA at Artscape Is a Visual and Audial Masterpiece
October 28, 2023

LA TRAVIATA needs little introduction. As one of Verdi’s most famous operas, it has moved audiences since the mid-1800s. This production, presented by Cape Town Opera and UCT Opera is no different. Indeed, the show is best described as a sensory overload (in the best way) from start to finish.

Review: OF LOSS: HANDLE WITH CARE at Baxter Theatre Centre Is Experimental, Jarring, and Powerful
Review: OF LOSS: HANDLE WITH CARE at Baxter Theatre Centre Is Experimental, Jarring, and Powerful
October 21, 2023

OF LOSS: HANDLE WITH CARE interrogates the ramifications of the continued exhibition of stolen African artefacts in museums around the globe. What consequences does this have on the collective and individual psyches of African people and communities? What would restitution look like? Is it even possible?

Review: ORPHANS at Baxter Theatre Centre Is Powerful, Hilarious, and Heartbreaking
Review: ORPHANS at Baxter Theatre Centre Is Powerful, Hilarious, and Heartbreaking
October 21, 2023

ORPHANS, while originally set in North Philadelphia, is seamlessly transplanted to Woodstock in Cape Town. This production tells the tale of brothers Treat and Phillip, two adult orphans who have lived alone in their house on Gympie Street, since their mother died in their early childhood.

Review: UP ON THE ROOF – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK at Theatre On The Bay Is a Mellow, Melodic Celebration of Sisterhood
Review: UP ON THE ROOF – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK at Theatre On The Bay Is a Mellow, Melodic Celebration of Sisterhood
October 15, 2023

When I slumped into the Theatre on the Bay on last week, I admit that I was not in the highest of spirits. The heaviness of the world just felt like a bit too much and, in all honesty, I wasn’t particularly in the mood to leave the comfort of home. But I’m so, so grateful that I did: This show feels like a warm, genuine, beautiful hug.

Interview: Elizma Badenhorst and Ashleigh Butcher of UP ON THE ROOF – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK at the Theatre on The Bay Talk All Things 'King'
Interview: Elizma Badenhorst and Ashleigh Butcher of UP ON THE ROOF – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK at the Theatre on The Bay Talk All Things 'King'
October 11, 2023

From the producers that brought audiences the unforgettable HERE’S TO YOU – THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL SONGBOOK, VR Theatrical proudly presents this year's highly anticipated musical tribute: UP ON THE ROOF – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK, a second instalment in the Staged Songbook genre.

Review: WHEN THE DEAD ARRIVED at the Milnerton Playhouse Poses Dark Questions about Humanity
Review: WHEN THE DEAD ARRIVED at the Milnerton Playhouse Poses Dark Questions about Humanity
October 7, 2023

All I knew when I stepped into the theatre to see WHEN THE DEAD ARRIVED was that it included a warning that the show contained blood – a lot of blood. As a rule, I’m a sensitive viewer and I stay away from anything even slightly horror related. Suffice to say, I went in knowing that this production was out of my comfort zone.

Review: THE WAITING GAME Is on at The Masque Theatre
Review: THE WAITING GAME Is on at The Masque Theatre
August 28, 2023

THE WAITING GAME, a new show set to music and dance, is currently showing at the Masque Theatre, after its debut at the Wave Theatre in Cape Town. The production, which has a large cast (18 people), tells a new story while using songs from existing musicals (and changing the lyrics where necessary).

Review: ROUND OF APPLAUSE: SOUTH AFRICA STILL STANDING WITH MARIANNE THAMM at the Baxter Theatre Centre Traces Current Affairs with Wit, Intelligence, and Optimism
Review: ROUND OF APPLAUSE: SOUTH AFRICA STILL STANDING WITH MARIANNE THAMM at the Baxter Theatre Centre Traces Current Affairs with Wit, Intelligence, and Optimism
August 21, 2023

There are few who can claim to know South African goings-on like veteran investigative journalist, columnist, author, satirist, stand-up comedian, and Associate Editor of the Daily Maverick, Marianne Thamm does. There are even fewer who can remain optimistic while knowing what they know.

Interview: Lana English of A MUSCIAL DELIGHT at The Wave Theatre Talks Shows, Ships and Shores.
Interview: Lana English of A MUSCIAL DELIGHT at The Wave Theatre Talks Shows, Ships and Shores.
August 21, 2023

She is back! The phenomenal Lana English, the unforgettable Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, who has a considerable number of years graced the international waters, has decided to anchor in Cape Town. Her new show A MUSICAL DELIGHT hits the Wave Theater on 26 and 27 August.

Review: ON THE TABLE Is a Tantalising Smorgasbord of Talent, Comedy, and Pathos
Review: ON THE TABLE Is a Tantalising Smorgasbord of Talent, Comedy, and Pathos
August 5, 2023

“If music be the food of love, play on” –  and Bonny White does: her beautiful soiree of songs, involving nine knock-out performers and a fabulous accompanist, is a feast to experience. What makes ON THE TABLE so great is that most of the songs are not well known – they are not the ‘before-interval’ numbers of the biggest Broadway musicals.



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