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Thursday, August 17, 2017


Cape Town Opera is excited to announce auditions for its new production Tsotsi, the Musical.

With music composed by Zwai Bala, lyrics by Mkhululi Mabija this innovative adaptation of Athol Fugard’s novel will be directed by award-winners Neil Coppen and Khayelihle Dominique Gumede.

The production will premiere at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town on February 7 with an initial run until 18 February, 2018.

First-round auditions will be held in Cape Town on August 18 and 19 2017 and in Johannesburg on August 21 and 22, 2017.

Beside the 10 lead / supporting characters there will be an ensemble of 8 to 10 performers who will portray a number of characters and should be strong actors, singers and dancers.

Rehearsals will be in Cape Town from December 11 to 22, 2017 and then again from January 8, 2018 until opening.

For artists residing outside of Cape Town, CTO will be able to offer the following:
2 return economy class air tickets between Johannesburg and Cape Town for the two rehearsal periods, or the cash equivalent of R2,500 per return trip.

No accommodation will be provided but a R260 per day allowance in lieu of accommodation is offered.

For character descriptions, any further audition information and to book an audition slot, contact