Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 25 Naledi Theatre Award Nominations

Fugard Theatre Productions Receive 25 Naledi Theatre Award NominationsTwo productions presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre have received an incredible 25 Naledi Theatre Award nominations.

The historic production of South African musical King Kong - The Musical garnered 15 nominations while their grand-scale production of West Side Story swept 10 nominations.

"Congratulations to all the nominees. We are honoured to be nominated among such esteemed company," says Daniel Galloway, Executive Director of the Fugard Theatre. "South Africa boasts world-class talent, from performers and artists to designers and technical staff, and we are proud to be recognised by these nominations which celebrate that talent."

The list of nominations for Fugard Theatre productions is:


BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

West Side Story

King Kong - The Musical


BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL/REVUE

Jonathan Munby and & Mdu Kweyama for King Kong - The Musical

Matthew Wild for West Side Story


BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL OR REVIEW/MALE

Andile Gumbi as King Kong in King Kong - The Musical

Sne Dladla as Pop in King Kong - The Musical


BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL OR REVIEW/ FEMALE

Lynelle Kenned as Maria in West Side Story

Nondumiso Tembe as Joyce in King Kong - The Musical


BEST SUPPORTING/FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL/REVUE: MALE

Sanda Shandu as Lucky in King Kong - The Musical


BEST SUPPORTING/FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL/REVUE: FEMALE

Bianca le Grange as Anita in West Side Story

Lerato Mvelase as Petal in King Kong - The Musical

Ntambo Rapatla as Miriam in King Kong - The Musical


BEST THEATRE SET DESIGN

Conor Murphy for West Side Story

Paul Wills for King Kong - The Musical


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Birrie le Roux for West Side Story

Birrie le Roux for King Kong - The Musical


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN

Joshua Cutts for West Side Story

Tim Mitchell for King Kong - The Musical


BEST SOUND DESIGN OR SOUND SCAPE

Mark Malherbe for King Kong - The Musical

Mark Malherbe for West Side Story


BEST ORIGINAL CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A PLAY, MUSICAL/REVUE

Louisa Talbot for West Side Story

Gregory Maqoma & Richard Lothian (fight choreography) for King Kong - The Musical


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / ARRANGEMENT /MUSICAL ADAPTATION

Todd Matshikiza & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Additional music & arrangement) for

King Kong - The Musical


BEST MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder for West Side Story

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Sipumzo Trueman Lucwaba for King Kong - The Musical


The winners will be announced on 18 June.

Athol Fugard's THE ROAD TO MECCA, staring Sandra Prinsloo, Marius Weyers and Emily Child must end on 19 May in the Fugard Theatre. Louis Viljoen's new comedy-horror THE DEMON BRIDE is currently on at the Fugard Studio Theatre until 2 June 2018. For further information and bookings, contact the Fugard Theatre Box office on 021 461 4554.




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