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David Fick

 
Birth Place:
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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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 ... (read complete bio)
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Birth Place: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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David Fick Biography

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

Student Blog: Remembering the Godfather of Theatre Photo Student Blog: Remembering the Godfather of Theatre
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Dec 10, 2021

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 Photo BWW Blog: The Importance of High School Theatre
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Jun 23, 2020

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 Photo Audiences in Action With New Art Masterclasses at the National Arts Festival
by David Fick - Jun 13, 2018

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 Montecasi Photo Triple Tony Award Winner AVENUE Q Playing Winter Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by David Fick - Jun 3, 2018

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 Photo Vibrant New Musical Theatre Academy LAMTA at To Open in Cape Town
by David Fick - May 11, 2018

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 Medica Photo SA's Premier Cabaret Theatre Gate69 Keeps Chilly Nights Sizzling Hot With Mini Medical Musical SNIP/TUCKED
by David Fick - Apr 28, 2018

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 Photo 2018 Global Connectivity Event YOU ARE NOT ALONE Aims for Change
by David Fick - Apr 5, 2018

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, AN Photo Jonathan Roxmouth to Pay Tribute to Bernstein, Lloyd Webber and Sondheim in LENNY, ANDREW, STEVE AND ME at Theatre On The Bay
by David Fick - Apr 3, 2018

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 th Photo Eighth Edition of the Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa Brings the Bard to the Artscape and Baxter Stages in April and May
by David Fick - Apr 3, 2018

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 STO Photo Lefra Productions to Hold Auditions for May Production of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at Emperors Palace
by David Fick - Apr 3, 2018

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.

David Fick Videos

VIDEO: Sneak Preview of The Fugard Theatre's Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY Returning to VideoVIDEO: Sneak Preview of The Fugard Theatre's Grand Scale WEST SIDE STORY Returning to Artscape in March 2018
by David Fick - Dec 7, 2017

Watch a sneak preview of Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre's timeless musical production of WEST SIDE STORY, which will return to the Artscape Theatre Centre in 2018 following two seasons in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer for DIE REUK VAN APPELS at The Fugard Theatre
by David Fick - Oct 8, 2017

The Cape Town premiere of the award-winning play, DIE REUK VAN APPELS, will take place in Cape Town next week. Watch a trailer for the production, which is performed in Afrikaans with English surtitles, and book your tickets through Computicket today!

VIDEO: Performer, Blogger, Poet and Dance Teacher Thola Antamu Reaching Out for Educa VideoVIDEO: Performer, Blogger, Poet and Dance Teacher Thola Antamu Reaching Out for Education and Empowerment
by David Fick - Oct 9, 2017

Local performer, blogger, poet and dance teacher Thola Antamu is asking for help. Having been accepted into the The University of East London to complete a degree in psychology, she is running a Generosity campaign with the slogan, 'Educate me, I'll educate the forgotten black girl.'

VIDEO: All About the Baxter Theatre Centre in its Fortieth Anniversary Year VideoVIDEO: All About the Baxter Theatre Centre in its Fortieth Anniversary Year
by David Fick - Oct 8, 2017

The Baxter Theatre Centre is available for conferences, events and film shoots. Find out all about this historical Capetonian venue in this video, released as a part of the theatre centre's fortieth anniversary celebrations.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Penelope Youngleson's SILLAGE
by David Fick - Feb 12, 2017

SILLAGE, the award-winning drama directed, written and designed by Penelope Youngleson and performed by Rebecca Makin-Taylor and Michele Belknap, returns to the Alexander Bar's Upstairs Theatre this February. See the behind-the-scenes video featuring interviews with the cast below.