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Tuesday, April 15, 2014


(Steve Peralto & Boki Ntsime with dancers Lyrinda Venter, Ayanda Mthimkhulu and Monique Bouwer. Pic by Jacqui Aspeling)

Prepare to discover a rocking fairy tale this Easter weekend where every prince will find his princess in the brand new production, Fairytale Rocks. The production kicks off its national tour at iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino, an extravaganza show which is suitable for the whole family.

Discover a world of imagination and delight where wishing is only the beginning, and dreams really do come true. This magical children’s show incorporates a variety of Disney movies where the story is intertwined to make a wondrous love story.

Join Alistar, our hero, and his friend Farryl as they set out on a journey, where audiences join in and help Alistar find his princess, the beautiful Ariana. Along the way, we hit the high notes from all of Disney and Pixar’s song classics; Aladdin, The Lion King, Cinderella, Toy Story, Mulan, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, and of course Shrek and the recent release, Frozen.

Pinetown-raised, musician and actor, Steve Peralto plays Alistar, the gorgeous Xania Osorio plays Ariana and 2010 Top Ten Idols performer, Boki Ntsime plays the faithful friend Farryl that will lead you through the fairy tale.

Assisting the heroes on their quest for love will be six top dancers from around South Africa. Performing alongside the leads are Rethabile Sefodi, Jeremia Banda, Monique Bouwer, Ayanda Mthimkhulu, Lyrinda Venter and Megan Black. The show also features a rocking live band with Marc Wilson on drums, brothers Daniel on guitar and Doultan Robson on bass.

Producer, Glen Beever from Frog Productions enthuses: “We have a strong cast and some fantastic music. We have intertwined popular Disney music into a love story that young and old are sure to enjoy! This is our first time performing in Durban, and we are delighted to be bringing this brand new show here.”

The fairy tale hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more. The irresistible line-up of performers, including power house singers, funky dancers and the live band, are featured in this rocking fairy tale fit for the entire family.

Featuring dynamic storytelling, award winning music, stunning costumes and glittering special effects, audiences will be captivated by the humour, fun and adventure of this spellbinding story. Dream with our princess, cheer for the heroes, and marvel as this story is brought to life in a theatrical experience that’s pure magic.

Grab the family for a fun-filled getaway as this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists and turns, will have audiences dancing, singing, playing air guitar and laughing.

Fairytale Rocks runs at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World from April 17 to 19. The production is presented in association with East Coast Radio.