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Thursday, July 30, 2009


Popular glitzy fundraiser to take place on August 10.

The popular and long-anticipated return of the Night of 100 Stars will take its place on the Durban social calendar, thanks to the generous support and sponsorship of Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World (Suncoast) and Durban’s artistic and performance community.

Show director Mark Hawkins, together with a talented production team and the cream of SA’s entertainment talent, will be pulling out all the stops to bring Durban a night of “pure enjoyment”! The theme for this year’s glittering event is “Dress Like A Star” (…think Oscars).

“It always was a glitzy affair with Durbanites turning out in full-force to support this event,” says Hawkins. “We are thrilled to be involved in bringing Night of 100 Stars back once again,” says Suncoast executive director Mike Dowsley. “We invite other corporate companies and caring individuals to show their support by buying tickets for the event and in this way contributing to a really worthy cause.”

The star-studded line-up of performers brings together a selection of the country’s top performers from across all the areas of performance. The list includes Aaron McIlroy and Lisa Bobbert, Mark Banks, Robert Whitehead (of Isidingo fame), stars of the Cape Town City Ballet, Rory Rootenberg, Karen Van Pletsen, Melanie Roberts, Shelly McLean, Black Magic, Pop Idol finalist Pixie, Janna Ramos-Violante, The Sharkettes, dancers from Eenie Meenie Miny Mo Productions and Samantha Peo and Angela Kilian who have just completed a run in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Aspects of Love’.

The show’s musical director Burton Naidoo will also perform with his band and a number of sports stars and other celebrities will show their support by attending. Each performer will perform free of charge.

Night of 100 Stars takes place at 18h00 on August 10 at Suncoast and all proceeds from the evening will go towards Cancer research projects and awareness campaigns in the Durban region. Tickets R500 pp include a three-course dinner and an evening of top class entertainment. Whole tables and individual tickets are also available. Booking is strictly on a first-come-first-served basis. Donations can be made to CANSA KZN for those unable to attend the event.

For more information contact Shauneeta Pargoolall at CANSA KZN on 031 205 9525 or email: