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Sunday, January 31, 2016


(Anthony Stonier)

Following the success at Pietermaritzburg’s Hexagon Dive in 2015 of Anthony Stonier’s last one-man show, The Sound of his Music – Richard Rodgers, Stonier is delighted to be back in Pietermaritzburg again with this new two-man production titled Accustomed To His Words The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner

One of the most prolific writers and lyricists of the 20th Century, Alan Jay Lerner wrote the book and lyrics to many of the world’s best-loved musicals, My Fair Lady, Camelot, Gigi, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon and On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.

Stonier sings hits from these and other hit musicals with Evan Roberts at the piano as Musical Director, celebrating the beauty, wit and style of a master wordsmith.

Stonier has been a part of the KZN and National Theatre industry for 28 years. He has been involved in numerous productions over the years in capacities ranging from actor/singer to pianist to composer. He won a VITA award in 1989 for Frank ‘n Stein and has since won two Durban Theatre Awards for Best Male Vocalist in 2003 and 2007.

Evan Roberts - The call of the stage, lights, sound and performance has long been a core part of award-winning musician and musical director Evan Roberts’s life. A self-taught musician, he has played the piano since age four. He has won numerous awards for his work on and behind the stage, including several Theatre Awards for performance and musical direction. Evan was also nominated for a NALEDI award for musical direction for his work on the musical Cabaret which toured SA to critical acclaim. Evan has achieved significant success both on stage and in the corporate world with his events company Makulu Events, building a reputation for top quality productions and corporate events.

Performances of Accustomed To His Words – The Lyrics of Alan Jay Lerner will take place at the Hexagon Dive on the UKZN Pietermaritzburg campus in Golf Road There wil be shows on February 12 and 13 at 19h00 for 19h30. These are picnic evenings – bring food, but no drinks, as there is a cash bar. Tickets R120 pp.- Tables seat 10. Bookings through the Hexagon on 033 260 5537 or email for enquiries.