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Sunday, November 16, 2014


(Joel Zuma)

Former Durban singer/actor Joel Zuma is presenting the premier of his new play, Music in the Air - the musical at the Playhouse.

The show pays tribute to 80's and 90's South Africa's pop music and its showcases the story and the music of likes of Brenda Fassie, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Letta Mbulu, Mahlathini and Mahhotela Queens, Soul Brothers, Chicco Twala, Juluka, PJ Powers, Vusi Ximba and others.

Originally from Pietermaritzburg, Joel Zuma is breaking new ground with this musical theatre production. His multi-award winning creative team comprises Mncedisi Shabangu (director), Victor Masondo (musical director) and Thabo Rapoo (choreographer). Shabangu’s skill as a storyteller won him a FNB Vita for best director. Masondo has produced music for Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Soul Brothers, Freshly Ground and many others. Rapoo won the Standard Bank Young Artist of the year in 2009 and this musical brings him back to his pantsula roots.

Youth from Zizezande Youth Development in Umlazi have been included in the musical to give them exposure and stage experience under the expert team.

Music in the Air - the musical is presented by Maduma Productions in association with The Playhouse Theatre, supported by the National Arts Council (NAC) and eThekwini Municipality.

There is one more performance in the Playhouse Opera this afternoon (November16) at 15h00. Tickets R100 booked at Computicket and Shoprite.