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Friday, February 27, 2015


This years’ Festival of Fame, from March 11 to 15 at the Joburg Theatre and across the road at the National School of the Arts (NSA), is set to be amazing feast of all forms of the arts for anyone from 8 to 80! With a host of top quality NSA productions including some original works from learners and a selection of multi-nominated and award-winning professional productions curated by Assitej South Africa, Festival of Fame is a must for all arts lovers!

NSA’s major production is a vibrant modern-day version of the ever-popular musical, Fame-the Musical, about life and its journeys for learners at the New York School of the Performing Arts. With its multi award-winning professional directorial team of Mark Hawkins, Janna Ramos-Violante, Nic Michaletos and Charlie van Rooyen, and featuring professionals Jonathon Taylor, Lala Tuku, Helen Dubois and Dean Roberts as the teachers performing alongside NSA’s rising starts, this production at The Mandela at the Joburg Theatre is not to be missed.

Mark Hawkins and Janna Ramos-Violante are well-known names on the Durban theatre scene. Another Durban theatre personality, veteran theatre-maker Gisele Turner will direct Point Blank starring the astounding Deaf theatre practitioner, Sibo Masondo (AKA Mime le Mot). Masondo will present a collection of beautiful mimed stories inspired by French mime tradition with African infusions in a programme supported by Assitej South Africa.

Tickets from R80 for a full day pass to all shows (R60 for school block bookings) and R100 for evening and weekend shows at The Joburg Theatre. Book at or 0861 670 670. The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and Nedbank Arts Affinity are proud supporters of the Festival of Fame.

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