The moving musical Sarafina! is coming back to the local stage for an inspiring cause

2019-01-29 12:57
 
Sarafina!

Cape Town - South African hit musical Sarafina! is returning to the stage with a special cast and cause.

The famous ode to the lives of our fallen youth, who fought for equality in education during the 1976: Soweto youth uprising is going to be brought to life by the Rainbow Academy graduating class of 2018.

The special production will take place at The Artscape Arena Theatre in Cape Town from 29 January until 2 February 2019. 

The well-loved and iconic musical was written and composed by Dr Mbongeni Ngema with additional songs by the late struggle icon Hugh Masekela.

THE CAST AND WHAT MAKES THIS VERSION WORTHY OF YOUR SUPPORT: 

The youthful cast, who will be bringing to the stage the full power and vibrance of the initial production, are from The Rainbow Academy which strives to educate empower and employ disadvantaged youth, and through their own personal struggles for education. This students’ show embodies the importance of remembering our history, and to celebrate the youth and to empower them to strive for a better future. To that end, the proceeds from the ticket sales of all the shows will contribute towards the fees for the incoming Rainbow Academy students of 2019.

WHEN YOU CAN GO WATCH THIS INSPIRING PRODUCTION: 

The official opening night takes place on Wednesday, 30 January with daily matinees and evening performances through to 2 February. Schools across Cape Town are encouraged to attend the matinees of 30 and 31 January and as well as 1 February and can receive discounted group bookings. Schools can contact imke.dutoit@gmail.com for bookings.The Rainbow Academy is a non-profit School of Performing Arts and Business with the aim of nurturing talent, educating young people, and addressing youth unemployment in the performing arts and creative industries. 

WATCH THE CLASS OF 2018 FROM HERITAGE DAY 2018 PERFORMING SONGS FROM SARAFINA! HERE:

(Click here to watch it on Facebook)


TICKET INFORMATION FOR SARAFINA!

Venue: The Artscape Arena Theatre

Dates: 29 January until 2 February 2019

Ticket prices and show details:

There are 4 Matinee shows at 14:00 daily and tickets are R60.

There are evening shows daily at 19:00 and tickets are R100.

Scholars (aged 13 -18 years) have their own special ticket prices and those are as follows:

Evening shows tickets are R50 per person

Matinees are R40

Students (aged 18 and over with valid student IDs) also have their own ticket prices and they are as follows: 

Evening shows tickets are R70 per person. 

Matinee tickets are R50  per person. 

Lastly pensioners also have special ticket prices and they are as follows: 

Evening shows tickets are R70  per person. 

Matinee tickets are R50  per person. 

Block bookings of 10 or more people get a discounted rate at R80 per ticket. 

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