THE Dramatic Society of East London’s annual Valentine’s cabaret is set to start on February 14 at the Alexander Playhouse and promises to transport audiences into the wonderful world of fantasy and love in the form of musical theatre.
Inspired by the world of fairy tales and aptly named Once Upon a Time, this year’s show will see love songs from golden oldies to modern hits and exciting storytelling come together to highlight everyone’s search for their very own happily ever after.
Directed by Peter Taljaard with musical guru Jo Stemmet as musical director, the show will see East London favourite Bronwyn Holloway singing some great musical gems, such as The Power of Love.
Audiences can look forward to a showstopper humorous duet in the form of the evergreen Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better by Holloway and the well-known Byron Mountford.
Local actor and teacher Cameron McEwan (The Glass Menagerie and Gonubie Passion Play) will play the deliciously evil Rumpelstiltskin and narrate the mysteries and magic of love to audiences throughout the play.
Other artists to look forward to seeing on the stage, include Renate Webber singing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Memory from well-known musical Cats and Larry van der Walt with the classic O Sole Mio.
Audiences can also expect more modern feet-tapping tunes, including Amy Winehouse’s Valerie performed by Jo Stemmet and See You Again by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Pugh performed by newcomer Asher Matanjana and Larry van der Walt among many other hits.
The cabaret runs until Saturday February 17 with opening night R140 per person, including a meal and R90 per person for the following performances.Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own snacks and drinks (except on opening night).
Tickets are available at Lee Gold Music (043)735-1586.