IN CAPE TOWN AT ARTSCAPE
13 – 28 OCTOBER 2018

Calling Us Home is a story of hope, a story of love and a story of home. The musical premiered on 17 August 2017 at the Joburg Theatre with an all-star cast of 33 and will be staged in October 2018 at Artscape in Cape Town.
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

“… phenomenal set design and voices that beautifully pierce the silence is how I would describe it.”

– Jacaranda FM

“…fresh, innovative and spectacular.”

– Bruce Dennill 

 

“…showcasing some wonderful home-grown creativity and talent… Lead Lynelle Kenned in the role of Grace sings like a songbird with “Trail of Stars” being a showstopper…”

– Whats On In Joburg

“This production, 100% local, is one of the finest gems ever produced on an SA Stage. It weaves different cultures, different musical genres, into one classical masterpiece… the music and powerful lyrics are a huge force in this production and make for an unforgettable theatrical experience.”

– Stage And Screen

SHY MUSIC PRESENTS

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

CAPE TOWN ARTSCAPE 13 – 28 OCTOBER 2018
Lynelle Kenned
Grace
Sebastian Zokoza
Sam
Musanete Sakupwanya
Nelson
Annemarie Steenkamp
Juanita
Conroy Scott
Ivan
Len-Barry Simons
Ethan
Isabella Jane
Eva
Thiart Li
Mario
Given Nkosi
Manda
Vasti Knoesen
Olga
Luigia Casaleggio
Mary
Lynelle Kenned
Grace
Christiaan Snyman
Ivan
Clint Lesch
Dino
Yollandi Nortjie
Whitney
Thiart Li
Mario
Anthony Downing
Rafael
Tankiso Mamabolo
Mother
Len-Barry Simons
Ethan
Vasti Knoesen
Olga
Laura-Lee Pitout
Tamara
Samantha Peo
Isabella
Saxola Ketshengane
Gregory
Richard Gau
Mike
Zion Zuke
Princess
Manda Ndimande
Florence
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
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
Joshua Cutts
Lighting Design
Juanita Køtzé
Wardrobe Coordinator
Carynn Wolff
Deputy Stage Manager

Calling A Star is an online-based competition aimed at identifying talented high school singers. It culminates in a gala event on the 25th of August 2018 where 10 finalists will perform in front of a prestigious panel of judges and an audience. At this event, two winners will be chosen. They will win a once in a lifetime opportunity to perform in the cast of Calling Us Home for its Cape Town Run.

Any high school learner between the ages of 16 and 20 can enter, regardless of previous musical experience. The Production Team is looking for talented singers with a love for the stage! All they have to do, is send a video clip of themselves singing a song from a musical or cabaret.

The 10 selected finalists will also at be invited to attend a workshop presented by the Africa Voices Trust, where some of the country’s most experienced performers and industry professionals will work with them, teaching them the basics of performing, making it in the industry, and much more.

The first Calling A Star competition took place as part of the Johannesburg production run. The competition generated huge excitement and was considered a wonderful experience by all who participated. The two winners were Tannah Levick (16) and Dihan Schoeman (18).

ENTRIES OPEN ON 1 JUNE 2018

Calling All Voices is an online-based competition for young choirs and vocal groups based in the Western Cape that consist of a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 18 vocalists. The contestants must be between the ages of 16 and 35 years. Each choir or vocal group must send through a video of them performing a musical theatre song of their choice not longer than 5 minutes.

All recordings will be listened to carefully and three finalist choirs/vocal groups will be selected to be part of a workshop presented by the Africa Voices Trust, where some of the country’s most experienced performers and industry professionals will work with them, teaching them the basics about performing, making it in the industry, and much more.

They will also be invited to sing at the gala concert on the 25th of August 2018. At the gala concert a final winning group will be selected by a prestigious panel of judges and the grand prize includes the following:

  • The opportunity to record one of their songs in a professional recording studio with a renowned producer.
  • Performing as the winning group at two Calling Us Home concerts in September

ENTRIES OPEN ON 1 JUNE 2018

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