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Sunday, April 3, 2016


(Duane Alexander in action!)

These workshops have now been consolidated into one workshop taking place at the RSPA Theatre School, located behind Ushaka at168 Mahatma Ghandi Road from Saturday, April 30 to May 2, 2016.  “Taking parents requests into consideration we opted to rather host one workshop in a more central location and over the long weekend at the end of April,” says Duane Alexander.

Especially for budding young singers, actors, dancers and drama students in KZ are two great opportunities to learn the art of being a triple-threat (dancing, acting and singing) performer in musical theatre and fine tune their singing, dancing and acting skills from two of South Africa’s highly regarded and experienced musical theatre performers: Director, musician, actor, singer and songwriter Anton Luitingh and choreographer, dancer, dance teacher, actor and singer Duane Alexander.

These two award-winning triple threat performers have performed locally and internationally in major music productions including Rocky Horror Picture Show, Evita, Cats, Beauty & the Beast, Grease, Chicago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Sound of Music and most recently Singin’ in the Rain.

The Musical Theatre Workshop was established in 2010 to offer scholars, students and upcoming professionals practical training in the field of musical theatre where students learn in a safe, theatre environment that is stimulating, educational and entertaining. Not only do students benefit from participating in professional vocal coaching, dance training and acting classes they also build on their confidence, make new friends and further their communication skills while at the same time becoming a little more expressive – perhaps even finding their true potential.

Says Duane Alexander;"We started the Musical Theatre Workshop to give children and teenagers a taste of the professional performing arts industry. We expose them to professional level production techniques, hoping to instill them with greater appreciation and fonder love of this fantastic industry. As two individuals passionate about our craft, we really value the opportunity to discover new potential, develop their skills, all the while building confidence and boosting self-esteem in a safe, creative and professional environment. Our hope is to uplift 'Musical Theatre' in South Africa in the broader sense, but also to gear young talent for a shining career in the performing arts."

The first Musical Theatre Workshop is a weekend learning camp hosted in association with the Rising Star Performing Arts Theatre School (RSPA) at the Twin Streams Centre, Mtunzini, from the afternoon of April 29 to May 2, 2016, for Grade 6 to 12 learners.

The second of the two musical theatre workshops caters for Juniors (7 to 13 years) and Seniors (from 14 years) at Crawford College La Lucia over four days from May 5 to 8, 2016.

The cost of the camp at Mtunzini is R2,100 per student and includes training by qualified professionals as well as accommodation, beverages and three meals daily. Optional bus transport at an extra cost is available to the Musical Theatre Camp from Westville on Friday afternoon. For camp bookings, contact for a registration pack.

More information at and venue details RSPA, which has a sterling track record for managing highly successful camps for young performers, is a result driven performing arts training centre and authorized examination centre for Trinity College, London and LAMDA.

As the Musical Theatre Workshop at Crawford College takes place during the school term, classes are scheduled outside of school hours. To book, or for more information call Anton on 082 336 7913, visit or email