Lindsay is a born and bred South African who lives in Cape Town after studying English, Media and Art, and Teaching at Stellenbosch University. She fell in love with musical theatre when she first saw the film version of The Phantom of the Opera in 2004. After studying drama in high school, she focused more on singing at university singing with the Stellenbosch University Choir for 5 years. By day she works from home as a student manager and freelance writer, and at night she is involved in the local community theatre scene as a chorus girl and karaoke queen.
Vaslav Nijinsky stands as one of the most celebrated, yet also controversial great male dancers of the 20th century. Bringing the spirit and life of Nijinsky to the Fugard stage this month, Godfrey Johnson chats with BroadwayWorld about the triple Fleur du Cap Theatre Award nominated production VASLAV.BWW Feature: The Mirth and Merit of New Musical Theatre in Cape Town September 26, 2019
This isn't any ordinary Saturday night party. Under the guise of 'Annie's Party', patrons are invited to take an unreserved seat and listen to short numbers that tie to each of Annie's party guests. From scorned lovers to pigeon murderers, you're not only introduced to kooky characters, but also have jumped into the world of music from New Musical Theatre (with some GREAT COMET OF 1812 thrown in for good measure).BWW Review: Fugard's STATEMENTS Grips Audiences With Stellar Acting and Powerful Storytelling September 23, 2019
Trying to persevere under a law designed to oppress, Athol Fugard's STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT explores the affect on individuals and relationships when personal and emotional freedom is out of your control. The success of this production is evidenced by its five Kanna Award nominations at the KKNK festival, and is now brought to the intimate setting of Fugard's Studio Theatre for local audiences to get lost in.BWW Review: Dynamic Duo Lights Up Theatre On The Bay with Award-Winning A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS September 19, 2019
As part of their world tour, drag artists Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo opened A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS at Theatre on the Bay on Wednesday night. True to its description, the pair of these international and award-winning performers jam-pack their musical showcase with 'hilarious hijinks and shady shenanigans' that is only outshone by unforgettable outfit choices.BWW Review: Be Transfixed By The Heart-Racing Beats of STOMP at Artscape Opera House September 11, 2019
STOMP opened at the Artscape Opera House this week to uproarious applause as performers took to the stage in what was nothing short of a mesmerizing production. Described as 'a unique combination of percussion, dance and physical comedy', STOMP is an energetic and electrifying event that even the stiffest of theatergoers would get a thrill seeing.BWW Interview: Greg Karvellas on Directing Acclaimed Production of His Favorite Fugard Play September 10, 2019
As The Fugard Theatre's Artistic Director since November 2018, Greg Karvellas has an impressive number of productions behind his name. His latest offering - STATEMENTS AFTER AN ARREST UNDER THE IMMORALITY ACT by Athol Fugard - comes to The Fugard Studio Theatre this month, following an esteemed run at the KKNK Festival. Karvellas chats to BroadwayWorld about directing this powerful 'fever dream of a play'.BWW Review: CTCB's Sublime Staging of SLEEPING BEAUTY at Artscape Opera House August 20, 2019
Celebrating its 20th anniversary and making South Africa its last stop on their global tour, BURN THE FLOOR cha-cha'd its way onto the Baxter Theatre's stage earlier this month where it has been igniting audiences with vibrant dance numbers, glitzy costumes, and live musical accompaniment. An international sensation since the early 2000s with a Broadway and West End run behind its name, what BURN THE FLOOR lacks in cohesion, it makes up for in effortless energy.BWW Interview: Jessica Driver on Her Journey to Landing A Lead in the Upcoming ROCK OF AGES August 8, 2019
The iconic ROCK OF AGES bursts onto the Montecasino Teatro stage later this year bringing the 80s alive and boasting top local talent. This production celebrates the rock musical's 10th Broadway anniversary this year, with newcomer Jessica Driver celebrating her first lead role as small-town rockstar wannabe Sherrie. BWW Review: Louis Viljoen's THE HUCKSTERS An Intense Slice-of-Life at Alexander Bar July 30, 2019
A production that aims to 'intrigue and unsettle', THE HUCKSTERS has achieved this with an award-winning team behind it presenting a brutally honest script and an engrossing performance. Louis Viljoen's latest dark comedy delves into the relationship and psyches of complex characters that unashamedly caused Monday's sold-out audience to sigh out the weight of an unforgettable production at curtain call.BWW Review: 1940s Nostalgia in the Charming Rendition of SOUTH PACIFIC at Artscape Opera House July 23, 2019
VAN WYK: THE STORYTELLER OF RIVERLEA weaves in and out of South African writer Chris Van Wyk's life and thoughts while paying homage to his artistic, political and familial contributions. Combining humor with home truths, I couldn't get enough of this infectious down-to-earth persona that Zane Meas and Christo Davids expertly presented at the Baxter Theatre Centre this month.BWW Interview: From Rocky to Brad to Frank - Craig Urbani's Third Take in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW June 12, 2019
With its announcement late last month, South Africa is shivering with anticipation over THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW's arrival to Artscape and Montecasino later this year. Leading man Craig Urbani chats to BroadwayWorld South Africa about his history with Richard O'Brien's beloved rock 'n roll musical, and how he's approaching the fantastical Frank N. Furter.BWW Review: (B) at Baxter Theatre Centre An Intriguing Insight Into the Concept of Dance June 10, 2019
Dark costuming, pervading background bass and smoke in the air, the ominous presentation of MACBETH at Theatre on the Bay matches its subject matter expertly. Abrahamse and Meyer have brought forth a hauntingly engaging tragedy whose main character's mad quest for kingship is paralleled in the flow of this production.BWW Review: ORDINARY DAYS A Heartfelt Return to Baxter Theatre Centre May 22, 2019
The Offbeat Broadway franchise continues with its fifth installment of the popular musical theatre tribute/take-off. OFFBEAT BROADWAY 5 returns to Theatre on the Bay with its original three highly talented performers at the forefront, a well-respected director at its helm, and a repertoire of delightfully entertaining musical numbers from a variety of shows.