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November 05, 2010

Experiencing Cape Town’s history through music

the cast

The cast. Photo supplied by Hippo Communications

Cape Town has talent, that is no lie, seeing her children perform her rich history in a magical musical, is a truth that is far too beautiful to comprehend.

The Cape Town Show, running at the Rainbow Room at Mandela Rhodes Place from Friday, November 5,  is a vibrant, fantastic theatrical performance that delivers a heart-warming tribute to the Mother City.

Starring the exuberant Denay Willie, Dobs Madotyeni, Josh Prinsloo and Jade de Waal as well as ten talented aspirant performers from the Rainbow Academy (a non-profit organisation that specialises in training young adults who are passionate about the performing arts but lack the resources for tertiary training), the Cape Town Show celebrates our city, our history and our infectious spirit of Ubuntu.

If the turbulent past of Cape Town has long since faded to a distant primary school memory for you like it has for me, then this show is an absolute must. It portrays the Mother City’s stories from the Dutch Settlers’ arrival to Apartheid to the birth of democracy through vivid poetry readings, energetic dance numbers and soulful songs.

The cast effectively brings to life the struggles of our forefathers, the pain of the past and the freedom and hope of our recent democratic existence.

Watching this show made me proud to be Capetonian and grateful for the sacrifices our elders made on our behalf.  Willie’s moving rendition of Paradise Road nearly had me in tears but a joyful dance routine by the ensemble to Give me hope Joanna quickly had me laughing and moving along too.

The Cape Town Show will run on Wednesday and Friday evenings during the summer season at 19h00 each evening. Tickets are R 295 a person, which includes a delicious three course meal, or R120 for the show only. For more information, please contact Alison on 021 422 1418 or alison@rainbowcpt.co.za.     

For an evening of entertainment that will make you love Cape Town even more, do not miss this show.

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