I love it when a plan comes together!

What a privilege to be a part of the #StarlightExpressSA journey.  I cannot tell you how amazing its been to see this production come together.

Yesterday I attended a rehearsal on the main stage.  A stage that has been especially designed and built for the production by James Macnamara.  From ‘on-stage’ seating, to ramps and revolving parts.  Everything is brand spanking new and clearly a labour of love.

Lights, Stage, Action
Lights, Stage, Action

Yesterday was also the lighting designers turn to start making magic.  And Declan Randall is truly a magician.  The lights are almost their own character.  It was so special to watch this part of the production happen.

Lighting
Lighting

Apart from all the technical wizardry happening yesterday, the cast and crew were making last minute changes to choreography and direction.  I love getting this behind the scenes look.  The cast has truly become a family.

David Schlachter aka Rusty, contemplating one of the ramps
David Schlachter aka Rusty, contemplating one of the ramps

The highlight of my visit yesterday was seeing the two boys playing Control interact with each other.  Joshua Moreira and Ziya Devar are 10 years old and the youngest cast members.  It was fun watching them just be kids together in between scenes.  Thats not to say they are not serious actors.  These kids will blow your minds.  Two more confident and talented youngsters you wont find very easily!

Josh and Ziya
Josh and Ziya

Watching rehearsal yesterday, I realised just how close we are to opening a 9 week run of this MEGA musical.  If you havent already, I suggest you give the Joburg Theatre a call (0861 670 670) or hop on over to their {website} to book your tickets.  This production is pure magic for the whole family.  I cant wait to take Aaron to see it.

Dinah, Buffy, Duvet and Pearl
Dinah, Buffy, Duvet and Pearl

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