Starlight Star Bright! #StarlightExpressSA

*I am not being paid to blog/tweet/talk about #StarlightExpressSA

Along with an awesome social media team, I have been invited to follow the journey of the South African production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic rock musical, {Starlight Express}!

Andrew, Wenchy, Jodene, Shelly, Me and Chevè - Photo by Mariola Biela
Andrew, Wenchy, Jodene, Shelly, Me and Chevè – Photo by Mariola Biela

And by follow the journey, I mean, skate lessons, rehearsals, costume fittings, set building, dress rehearsals, interviews with cast & crew and finally, opening night.

The most notable thing about the South African production is that, essentially, for the first time since Starlight made its debut in 1984, with the exception of the songs and music, the production is entirely new.  New costumes, new choreography, new, all South African cast, new life!

Yesterday I was privileged to watch the cast in full costume for the first time, skating with lights, smoke machine and music.

Produced by {Joburg Theatre} CEO Bernard Jay and directed by acclaimed director, Janice Honeyman, the local production should be a site to behold!

To come along on the journey with me and the others on Twitter follow:

I will leave you with some of my impressions from yesterday!

At rest
At rest

 

'Poppa'
‘Poppa’

 

Lights
Lights

 

Consult
Consult

 

 

Panorama - Rehearsal Stage
Panorama – Rehearsal Stage

 

 

 

4 Replies to “Starlight Star Bright! #StarlightExpressSA”

  1. Well, as you’ve seen on Twitter – Jon has been convinced by you that we will be seeing this show. So consider this blog post highly successful. LOL.

    x

  2. Awesome! Logan and I are actively (and not so patiently) waiting for Cats to be staged in South Africa again. In the meanwhile we will have to watch Starlight Express

  3. What an awesome thing to be a part of!
    I think I’d like to see the show too. I love the theatre and I don’t see enough of it.

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