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Monday, February 15, 2010


SA producer looking to discover SA’s dreamgirls and guys for sensational new smash hit musical.

Recently on stage at Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theatre in New York City and now touring the USA, a brand new, sensational stage production of Dreamgirls comes to South Africa, opening at the Teatro at Montecasino in March 2011 and Artscape, Cape Town in June 2011.

Featuring an entirely South African cast to play its all African American characters, Dreamgirls is produced by leading South African Producer, Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management in association with John Breglio for Vienna Waits Productions, New York. All the characters in this African This multi award-winning production, true to its star-making script, is about discovering, developing and nurturing fresh, new talent.

“By hosting open “discovery” auditions, we are looking to find unknown singers with exceptionally strong vocals who are able to move well.” says Hazel Feldman. “We are very excited at the prospect of finding new “gems” from an untapped pool of raw talent and offering them the opportunity to literally live their dream in Dreamgirls.”

The Dreamgirls cast comprises 29 versatile performers who are strong singers and dancers. All characters are African Americans. Male and female ensemble dancers, in their late teens to mid-thirties must be able to sing. The four female and four male principal roles require exceptionally strong “big belt” lead vocals.

Nationwide open call ‘discovery” auditions begin in Durban at The BAT Centre Dance Studio on February 22 (ladies from 09h30 to 13h00, men from 14h00 to 17h00) followed by auditions in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Final auditions, hosted by a combined local and international creative team are scheduled for April 2010.

Every applicant is required to present a one-page current, professionally presented CV together with a recent high quality picture at the registration desk, one hour prior to audition starting times. CV’s and photographs will not be returned. Auditioning artists must prepare one brief standard R&B, standard pop or gospel song (that best shows off their voice and range) and ensure that they bring sheet music for the accompanist. It is important that applicants wear appropriate clothing and footwear i.e. flat jazz shoes or sneakers for men and flat jazz shoes and character shoes with heels for women. Auditioning artists must ensure they are available from end January 2011 to end August 2011.

For audition enquiries visit or call Yolanda Kimber on 079 909 9982.