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Monday, October 2, 2017


Deadline: October 20, 2017

South Africa’s iconic piano show, A Handful of Keys, is coming to Durban and is on the lookout for a new pianist to feature in the line-up.

As the show tours, the management is sourcing pianists in each region to be guests star joining Roelof Colyn and newcomer James Smith in the run of A Handful of Keys which is coming to Durban this November.

Auditions will take place on October 30, 2017, at the Rhumbelow Theatre, in Umbilo.

The director of A Handful of Keys, Ian von Memerty, will be in Durban to host the audition process starting at 10h30.

Co-creator of the historic show, von Memerty said, “You will need to perform one razzle dazzle piano piece, in any style. And then a contrasting number – a song, a parody or something completely different. So please prepare two totally different pieces to blow us away!”

The successful pianist would need to be available to perform in A Handful of Keys for the Durban run at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino and Entertainment World from November 8 to 19.

Audiences can still expect highlights such as The Complete History of The Broadway Musical in 12 Minutes, Liberace, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Funeral for A Friend and the SA Medley.

“But of course we are always open to opportunities to invent new material!” says von Memerty.

If you are keen to showcase your piano-playing prowess email for further details, and to book your space, before October 20, 2017.

The Rhumbelow Theatre can be found at 42 Cunningham Rd, Umbilo, Durban. Parking is on site.