WORLD PREMIÈRE PRODUCTION OF

A story of hope. A story of love. A story of home.

OPENING 17 AUGUST 2017

Calling Me Home is a story of hope, a story of love and a story of home. The musical premieres on 17 August 2017 at the Joburg Theatre with an all-star cast of 33.
A young woman, Grace, prepares to leave the country of her birth. Her safety is threatened by war and she is forced to flee, to abandon everything she loves for the uncertainties of a new urban jungle, where concrete structures block out the stars in the sky.

As she journeys across the savannah and the ocean to this new home, she meets others like her, with similar stories of survival, compassion and courage. They become her friends, her travelling companions, her family. Amongst them she finds a love ‘so strong that it tears the night sky apart’.
But light is never far from darkness and in the dark there is danger. Where will Grace find her true home? Follow her as she journeys to a country that doesn’t know her, under a sky that won’t ease her longing.

MUSIC, BOOK AND LYRICS by Alice Gillham

DIRECTED by Magdalene Minnaar

“The style of the music, the words and the entire concept blew me away and I have every reason to believe that this is a potential hit show…I was hooked from the first song I heard – epic, sophisticated, heartfelt and sincere are words that spring to mind.”

Rodney Trudgeon, Fine Music Radio

 

“This is a story that will not only resonate with South Africans, but to the world at large and we are confident that the production has all the critical musical and storytelling components needed to ensure its worldwide success.”

Rowlin Naicker, Managing Director – Sony / ATV South Africa

 
IN JOHANNESBURG
17 AUGUST 2017 – 3 SEPTEMBER 2017
LOVEDAY ST. AND HOOFD ST.
JOHANNESBURG
2001
Lynelle Kenned
Grace
Christiaan Snyman
Ivan
Clint Lesch
Dino
Yollandi Nortjie
Whitney
Thiart Li
Mario
Anthony Downing
Rafael
Tankiso Mamabolo
Mother
Leb-Barry Simons
Ethan
Vasti Knoesen
Olga
Laura-Lee Pitout
Tamara
Samantha Peo
Isabella
Saxola Ketshengane
Gregory
Richard Gau
Mike
Zion Zuke
Princess
Musanete Sakupwanya
Nelson
Carly Graeme
Angie
Conroy Scott
Commanding Officer
Luigia Casaleggio
Mary
Zolani Mahola
Lindiwe
Pierre van Heerden
Vladimir
Given Nkosi
Manda
Annemarie Steenkamp
Juanita
Michael McMeeking
Ben
Sebastian Zokoza
Samuel
Isabella Jane
Eva
Sarah-Ann vd Merwe
Katrina
Nadine Minnaar
Production Design
Alice Gillham
Musical Co-Director
Grant van Ster
Assistant Director
Magdalene Minnaar
Director
Louis Minnaar
Production Design
Stefan Lombard
Musical Co-Director
Alistair Kilbee
Production Manager
Jako Krige
Marketing and Communication
Shreshtha Ramesar
Assistant Producer
Alice Gillham
Writer and Composer
Werner Burger
Production Design
Shaun Oelf
Choreographer
Leigh-Anne Nanguia
Stage Manager
Collett Dawson
Publicity - The ColabNetwork
Michelle Pearce
Logistics Manager
Joshua Cutts
Lighting Design
Juanita Køtzé
Wardrobe Coordinator
Carynn Wolff
Deputy Stage Manager

CALL TO ENTER

If you dream of starring on Broadway, this is the competition for you!

We are calling all young stars who are in high school and live in Gauteng and surrounding provinces.

Send us a video clip of yourself singing and you could be chosen to be in the brand new musical, Calling Me Home, which opens at the Joburg Theatre in August 2017.

Entries need to reach us by 28 April 2017.

Our experts will narrow the entries down to 20 finalists. The finalists will perform in front of a live audience and a panel of judges. The two brightest stars will join the original cast of Calling Me Home!

THE PRIZE ALSO INCLUDES:

• a chance to spend some time recording in studio
• a chance to experience the vibe, excitement and adrenaline on a big theatre production
• a chance to meet and be mentored by some of the biggest stars in the theatre and music industry

GET YOUR CAMERA OUT AND START RECORDING!

Send your videos, accompanied by the attached entry form to info@shymusic.co.za with the words ‘CALLING A STAR’ and your name in the subject line.

Terms and conditions apply (read them carefully!)

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