It has indeed been a week of awards! During the early hours of Monday morning (South African time) the world once again waited in anticipation to see the outcome of the Annuals Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. There were the usual shocks and surprises and for the next couple of months the discussions, laughs and gossiping will no doubt continue. Was it really better without an official host? (Not sure.) Was Green Book a worthy winner? (I thought so.) What about Olivia Colman blowing a raspberry in the middle of her acceptance speech? (Delightful.) And then the big one – are they or aren’t they – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, that is. (Verdict on that one still out!)
After many hours and seeing a lot of incredible talent,we can finally reveal the cast list for South Pacific. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time and effort to audition, and also to our audition panel for managing the difficult task of casting the show.Continue reading →
Adrian Kettle has been an invaluable asset to G&S since 1968. Whether it is being part of the chorus onstage, or simply manning the tea station, he has always lent a helping hand wherever he can. This year marks his 50th year since joining G&S. Continue reading →
It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that the Board has given approval for the major Cape Town G&S production for 2019 which will be the perennial favorite, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”. This enchanting musical has not graced the boards in Cape Town theatres for many years and is sure to be a runaway success. The run is planned for the ArtsCape Opera House for July/August 2019. Exact dates, director, musical director and audition requirements will follow in due course. Continue reading →
The annual G&S Awards Ceremony was held on 20 June 2018, in conjunction with the G&S AGM at the ArtsCape. It’s with great pleasure that we recognise the outstanding achievements and contributions of the following people:
Our resident musical genius, Alastair Cockburn, earlier this years presented a first for G&S – a musical literacy course to assist members who don’t read music – as well as for those who needed a refresher. Based on the feedback we received it was a resounding success and it hopefully was the first of many more. I asked some of the attendees to share their thoughts with us.
At G&S the Board and Management Committee are working hard on the last preparations for the annual AGM taking place at the Isibaya Room, ArtsCape Theatre Complex, 1st Floor Opera House Foyer, D F Malan Street, Foreshore, Cape Town on Wednesday, 20 June 2018. Registration will start at 19:15, with the Awards Ceremony at 19:30 and the Annual General Meeting at 20:00.