Finding the Light: An Evening With Musical Theatre Stars

Finding the Light

Finding the Light

Finding the Light – An Evening With Musical Theatre Stars is an exhilarating celebration of some of musical theatre’s best-loved shows, with 100% of net proceeds going towards supporting the incredible work of the Kolisi Foundation.

It will be presented at Artscape from 17 to 21 April 2024, with a Gala Night performance on Thursday, 18 April.

The show features a star-studded line-up of international guest artists and local luminaries of the stage, accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips (CPO Resident Conductor), and hosted by the incomparable South African icon, Marc Lottering.

More about Finding the Light – An Evening with Musical Theatre Stars

Finding the Light – An Evening with Musical Theatre Stars will be a wonderful musical theatre feast,’ says Daniel Galloway, who is producing the event alongside Jessica Ross. ‘Sport, music and live performance bring us together in ways which no other mediums can. For one week only, we present some of the world’s best performers right here on the Artscape Opera House stage, in a celebration of talent and our much-loved musicals!’

‘We are honoured to present, for the first time in South Africa, this powerhouse group of international performers, who join us in celebrating our common humanity through the magical force of music and live performance,’ explains Jessica Ross, Executive Producer of the show and co-founder of Finding The Light Foundation.

‘Proud to be associated with the Kolisi Foundation in this fundraising drive, we unite in giving South African audiences an evening of world-class entertainment, while providing an opportunity for them to invest in making a tangible difference in local communities.’

Finding the Light

Who stars in this musical production?

For the first time, South African audiences will have the chance to see performances by some of Broadway and West End’s best talent who have mastered their craft across stage, screen and recording studios. Kim Criswell received an Olivier Award nomination for Annie Get Your Gun, portrayed the role of Lucy opposite Sting in 3 Penny Opera among others. 

Criswell is joined by two-time Olivier Award-nominated actor and singer Michael D. Xavier known for his role in ITV’s Grantchester, David Habbin (West Side Story, Les Misérables, Amici Forever) and who is also the co-founder of the Finding the Light Foundation, and Broadway Star Nikki Renée Daniels.

South Africa’s beloved music stars who are no strangers to international stages also feature on the bill. Jonathan Roxmouth needs no introduction and is regarded as one of the country’s leading musical stars thanks to roles in Phantom of the Opera, and West Side Story. The rest of the cast includes Lynelle Kenned from the recent The Sound of Music national tour, Tshepo Ncokoane who wowed Johannesburg theatregoers in December last year with Janice Honeyman’s Peter Pan Pantomime, and Lucy Tops who is known for her roles in Kinky Boots, Funny Girl, and as part of The Romantix.

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An evening of song for a good cause

Finding the Light – An Evening with Musical Theatre Stars is the culmination of an international fundraising drive with The Kolisi Foundation. The Kolisi Foundation was set up by Siya and Rachel Kolisi in 2019 to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing South African communities. 

Finding the Light Foundation helps unite and mobilise South Africans and Africans in the UK and in South Africa in support of those addressing frontline challenges in South Africa.

The two organisations, in their own right, were both founded with the common desire of making an enduring difference in South Africa.

For further information visit kolisifoundation.org and ftl.org.uk

Finding the Light
Marc Lottering

How to book your tickets

Wheelchair-accessible seats as well as disabled parking are available.

Cost: From R290pp to R1600pp. Book via Webtickets

VIP Package, Available for the GALA night – Thursday, 18 April 2024

This package includes an opportunity to meet the cast, company and select celebrity guests and a R500 donation to the Kolisi Foundation. A dedicated underground parking space for one car, a bottle of sparkling wine as a welcome drink in the VIP lounge on arrival, and prime seats also form part of the package. During intervals, VIP guests can enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink of choice.

Cost: R1600pp, book via Webtickets

VIP Package – Available for all other performances

Enjoy the best seats to watch the show as well as a dedicated underground parking space for one car, and toast with sparkling wine on arrival in the VIP lounge.

During Interval, VIP guests are served a glass of wine or soft drink of choice. Further drinks can be ordered from the private cash bar at the interval. The ticket also covers an R500 donation to the Kolisi Foundation.

Cost: R950pp, book via Webtickets

When: Running from 17 to 21 April 2024. Wednesday to Friday, 8pm. Saturday, 3pm and 8pm. Sunday, 2pm
Where: Artscape Opera House, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town

Website: kolisifoundation.org
Email: info@kolisifoundation.org
Facebook: @kolisifoundation
Instagram: @kolisi_foundation

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