Joburg Theatre recognised in 2019 Naledi Awards

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Image result for colour purple musical south africaJoburg Theatre bagged a total of seven awards last night on the Mandela Stage for The Color Purple and one for Tshepang, the third testament. Nominated for 23 awards in collaboration with renowned producers, Lara Foot for Tshepang, the third testament & Bernard Jay for both The Color Purple & Snow White.

Joburg Theatre bagged a total of seven awards last night on the Mandela Stage for The Color Purple and one for Tshepang, the third testament.

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Artistic Director for Joburg City Theatres, Makhaola Ndebele says, “Congratulations to the cast, production and creative teams of The Color Purple and Tshepang, the third testament for their excellent work. Their work has touched not only the judges but audiences around the country. These awards are an affirmation of the exceptional skills and world-class talents that exist in South Africa.”

Joburg Theatre in collaboration with renowned producers received awards for the following productions:

– Best Production of A Musical – The Color Purple – Prod. by Joburg Theatre & Bernard Jay, Written by Marsha Norman, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray, Dir. by Janice Honeyman

– Best Musical Director – Rowan Bakker for The Color Purple

– Best Director of A Play – Lara Foot for Tshepang: The Third Testament

– Best Director of A Musical / Revue – Janice Honeyman for The Color Purple

– Best Supporting/Featured Performance in A Musical: Female – Lelo Ramasimong as “Shug Avery” for The Color Purple

– Best Supporting/Featured Performance In A Musical: Male – Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri as “Harpo” for The Color Purple

– Best Lead Performance in A Musical (Female) – Didintle Khunou as “Celie” for The Color Purple

– Best Original Choreography in a Play/ Musical – Oscar Buthelezi for The Color Purple

Tickets for the ‘Bon Voyage’ Season of the musical The Color Purple are available on the Joburg Theatre website prior to the all-South African company taking its acclaimed production on a tour of Europe and Asia in 2020.

“This is a very special occasion for us at Joburg Theatre and for the City of Joburg itself,” says CEO of Joburg City Theatres, Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema. “The all-South African creative team and cast will be flying the flag for Joburg when they take this glorious production internationally in 2020.

The requests from our patrons for a return season on The Mandela stage following the two sold-out seasons in 2018 have been so numerous that we are delighted to present this uplifting and empowering musical once again as a ‘bon voyage’ treat before it travels”.

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