Annie – one more

And one more from “Die Burger” (this one actually makes mention of us backstage crew and the magnificent way in which we change the sets! [smile] ) Resensie: Vindingryke ‘Annie’ vermaak deurgaans op gladde tempo 2010-11-16 03:12 Marina Griebenow Musiekspel Annie Kunstekaap-operahuis, Kaapstad Die plaaslike Gilbert & Sullivan-vereniging vermaak al ­dekades lank nie slegs met…

Annie, the musical, at Artscape

Well, it’s happened… after months and months of long days and nights, we’ve had our opening weekend! Annie, directed by Kyla Thorburn for Gilbert & Sullivan in Cape Town, and featuring an excellent cast – opened on Saturday, to much applause and many smiles. Every one of our preformances so far has received a standing…

thoughts on a final curtain call

I can’t believe it’s a week since I wrote about my opening night jitters, and now it’s down to the last 3 shows… it’s all over tomorrow night. Opening night jitters were truly there last week – but we had a fantastic audience. Not only were they responsive (oh what a difference that makes to…

Opening night jitters?

It’s Friday the 13th and it’s our opening night tonight. If I was superstitious, I’d be worried – and even though the theatre world is very superstitious – I actually love the fact that we’re opening on this black-cat day. The evening has been going through my mind for a number of days! On the…

iago’s last dance

Tonight I was reminded that there is something incredibly rewarding about enjoying something against your will. It had been recommended to me to go and see Iago’s Last Dance, which we agreed to do this evening, but if I’d had a choice I may well have decided to stay at home and wallow in the…