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David Fick

Birth Place: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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David Fick BIO

David Fick graduated with a Master of Arts in Theatre and Performance from the University of Cape Town in 2005, having previously graduated from the same university with a First Class Honours in Drama in 2002. Since graduating, he has performed in Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s EDGES, the Stephen Sondheim musical, MARRY ME A LITTLE, original South African musicals like YOU BET YOUR LIFE, Cape Town Opera’s Lloyd Webber and Rice Spring Bouquet and in cabarets like AFFIRMATION, SEASONS OF LOVE and A (SORTA) LOVE STORY.

Behind the scenes, he has worked as an assistant director to acclaimed theatre-makers Geoffrey Hyland (THE FANTASTICKS) and Janice Honeyman (HANSEL AND GRETEL). David has also has written and directed two musicals, OVER THE RAINBOW and HOUSE OF SHADOWS as well as several musicals for young audiences and performers, including THE SHOW QUEEN and NOAH'S ARK. Other productions he has helmed include ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, THE CRUCIBLE, INTO THE WOODS and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. David also places great value on academic writing and research and won the Keswick Prize for his paper "Homosexual Representation in the Broadway Musical: the development of homosexual identities and relationships from PATIENCE to RENT."

David is passionate about his work in the education sector, having established the Drama Departments at Springfield Convent High School and South Peninsula High School. He has also run scriptwriting workshops for PANSA Eastern Cape’s Youth Theatre Project and saw the launch of two volumes of Junkets Publishers’ "Now I Am Alone" South African monologue books, of which he is one of the compilers.

David Fick News

Review: DEVIL SONG is a Chocolate Box of Macabre Delicacies

The mood was set from the get-go when I watched DEVIL SONG on an autumnal evening with a yellowing moon. Compiled and directed by David Fick, this cabaret consists of different monologues and songs that create a funhouse of humanity's darker aspects. Needless to say, my inner goth was hooked from the start.

Interview: Schoeman Smit talks about bringing DEVIL SONG to life at the Avalon Auditorium

Dal Segno Theatre is bringing what they're calling a devilish new cabaret to the stage this month. DEVIL SONG is set to premiere to Cape Town audiences at the Avalon Auditorium at the Homecoming Centre towards the end of March. Star of the show, Schoeman Smit chatted to us about bring DEVIL SONG to life.

Avalon Theatre to Present DEVIL SONG Beginning in March

A brand new South African cabaret DEVIL SONG will have its premiere in Cape Town from 27 March to 5 April at the Avalon Theatre. Presented by Dal Segno Theatre, DEVIL SONG is created by a stellar team of theatre makers. Compiled and directed by David Fick, it is performed by Schoeman Smit.

Student Blog: Remembering the Godfather of Theatre

The loss of one of the brightest lights of the Great White Way has been terribly challenging to accept. I think everyone within the theatre community can share a story related to Sondheim that led them to where they are. For me, it was the production of West Side Story and the album of Sunday in the Park with George. The South African production of West Side Story, reminded me of the magic of theatre and it solidified my dream of being part of a story made for the stage. While the Sunday in the Park with George revival with Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford is my go-to album for inspiration.

BWW Blog: The Importance of High School Theatre

I think I can speak for all theatre kids when I say, High School, would've been awfully dreadful if we didn't have our school plays. From the actors to the techies. A community that is strong and full of love. 

Audiences in Action With New Art Masterclasses at the National Arts Festival

Beyond the theatre, audiences at the National Arts Festival can also roll up their sleeves and get creative with a new series of art classes that form part of the Visual Art programme for the first time this year.

Triple Tony Award Winner AVENUE Q Playing Winter Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre

In 2004 on Broadway, against all the odds, a little show called AVENUE Q snatched 3 Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical from a monster hit, WICKED. This year, VR Theatrical and Kosie Smit are proud to be presenting this triple Tony Award winner to Johannesburg audiences.

Vibrant New Musical Theatre Academy LAMTA at To Open in Cape Town

Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) is a full-time tertiary Academy for the Performing Arts and is especially geared for training triple-threat performers for a career in Musical Theatre. The school will open its doors to its first intake of students in January 2019.

SA's Premier Cabaret Theatre Gate69 Keeps Chilly Nights Sizzling Hot With Mini Medical Musical SNIP/TUCKED

There is nowhere better for fans of cabaret to visit than the Purple Palace on Bree, Gate69. This premier cabaret theatre currently sees Cathy Specific and the Trolley Dollies making magic in their latest production, SNIP/TUCKED - a mini medical musical that sees Cape Town's beloved pin-up girls of Aviation take on today's 'self-improvement' culture and come out looking even more magnificent than ever.

2018 Global Connectivity Event YOU ARE NOT ALONE Aims for Change

In today's world, there has been a marked resurgence of humanitarian rallies and causes. People are standing up for their rights, demanding that the time has come for change. With movements like The Women's March and the #metoo campaign, it is clear to see that the up and coming generation are ready to cultivate a world that they can be proud to live in

Jonathan Roxmouth to Pay Tribute to Bernstein, Lloyd Webber and Sondheim in LENNY, ANDREW, STEVE AND ME at Theatre On The Bay

For two weeks only, popular musical theatre star Jonathan Roxmouth returns to Theatre on the Bay to perform the words and music of titan composers Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. Between these gentlemen, the musical theatre was reshaped and revitalised. 

Eighth Edition of the Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa Brings the Bard to the Artscape and Baxter Stages in April and May

The eighth Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSF SA) is taking place in Cape Town this April and May. The Shakespeare Schools Festival is Educape's flagship initiative, an education program that is aimed at improving language and social skills through the performing arts.

Lefra Productions to Hold Auditions for May Production of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Emperors Palace

Lefra Productions is excited to announce the staging of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emperors Palace from 14 May to 10 June. Written by Alan Janes to showcase a jukebox of pop hits from the late 1950s, BUDDY has been enjoyed by millions of people around the world and tells the story of the tragically short life of Buddy Holly, who along with his high-school friends, the Crickets, turned country music upside down to create some of the best rock 'n' roll songs ever written.

BWW Interview: Five on Friday with The Fugard Theatre's Greg Karvellas

Athol Fugard's THE ROAD TO MECCA is back on stage in South Africa in a major production mounted by The Fugard Theatre. At the helm of this new staging of the classic play is Greg Karvellas, who shared his thoughts on directing this well-loved South African play in this week's edition of 'Five on Friday' for BroadwayWorld South Africa.

The Fugard's WEST SIDE STORY Now Running Through 22 April By Popular Demand

WEST SIDE STORY, the Fugard Theatre's epic out-of-house production, which is currently back for a final South African season at the Artscape Opera House, has extended its run by popular demand. The highly acclaimed show that opened on 7 March to rave reviews and five-star ratings, has once again taken Cape Town by storm and will now run to 22 April 2018, when it must close. There is no possibility for extension beyond that date.

JAM EVERY OTHER DAY Returning to The Masque Theatre This April

JAM EVERY OTHER DAY is returning to the Masque Theatre to delight and entertain audiences this April. Adapted from the memoir of South African author, Emmaleen Kriel, this play is a feel-good show with healthy doses of humour, charm and pathos.  F Creations is proud to be presenting this incredible play in association with Constantiaberg Theatre Players for a run in April 2018.

BWW Review: The Fugard's WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Theatre a Musical for the Ages

The current season of WEST SIDE STORY - produced by the Fugard Theatre in the Artscape Opera House - is still as grand as it was in 2015, but is even better in 2018 than it was before - an emotional rollercoaster that is second to none. When I look back at the various productions and performances of WEST SIDE STORY that I have seen to date, this is the one I will remember.

Jam-packed Eighth Annual Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Now On Stage

The eighth annual 2018 Zabalaza Theatre Festival to showcase some 40 productions by dynamic young theatre-makers from all over the Western Cape.

#METAMORPHOSIS Lends Thematic Unity to Drive Decolonisation and Transformation at UJ Arts & Culture

#METAMORPHOSIS is UJ Arts & Culture's 2018 programme of change. Drawing inspiration from the theme of #METAMORPHOSIS has seen UJ Arts & Culture plan to change more than its content. The 2018 programme features two brand new festivals as well as new partnerships that will increase opportunities for the university community, creative industries and the public to experience and participate in the arts.

Mini Medical Musical SNIP/TUCKED Aims to Have Audience in Stitches at Gate69

The divas of Cape Town's 'purple palace' are at it again, aiming to have audiences in stitches with their new show, SNIP/TUCKED. The girls have been pricked, plucked, pulled and prodded - and its time for everyone to brace themselves for this titillatingly turbulent treat.

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