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Thursday, January 31, 2019


(Marianthe Panas & Bernlee Frick)

A Nick Wium Production, Listen, coming to Rhumbelow Theatre Durban from February 8 to 10, 2019, is a collaboration between Wium, his Durban band Shizam, and teenage musical theatre sensations Marianthe Panas and Bernlee Frick.

This show had its debut at the 2017 Hilton Arts Festival.

An ‘easy’ power ballad singer, the 16-year-old Marianthe’s mature, interpretive singing and incredible vocal range have made her a sought-after performer. Marianthe’s powerful rendition of the Dream Girls hit song, Listen, which Beyoncé catapulted into status as one of history’s Musical Theatre greats, and her soulful version of Christina Aguilera’s Burlesque hit, Something’s Got a Hold Of Me, are only two of the treats on offer.

The review on artSMart comments: “Panas is an incredible talent. She’s not just a great singer with an impressive range but she brings a strong dramatic component to her performance … She gave the right feel of gentleness and sincerity to Don’t Cry for Me Argentina and her I Don’t Know How to Love Him was a sure-fire audience favourite ... and she looked terrific!”

Panas is supported by the talented 18-year-old Bernelee Frick, who delivers a sensual rendition of Cher’s Welcome to Burlesque and an emotionally stirring You Must Love Me.

The almost tangible synergy between the Shizam band members – sought-after session drummer, Alwyn Singh; quick-fingered guitarist, Shyane Kistensamy; seasoned and highly-respected bassist, Sebastian Gilchrist; and über experienced pianist Nick Wium - adds a fresh dimension to every Musical Theatre hit in this revue.

Listen runs from February 8 to 10 with shows on Friday and Saturday at 20h00 and on Sunday at 14h00 and 18h30.  (Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnics & drinks)

Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners, students with a valid student card, R75 under 13s and tables of eight or more).

Take along food picnic baskets. Braais will be available. There is limited secure parking and booking is essential. A cash bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Rhumbelow Durban is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 082 499 8636, email (also for group booking discounts of 20 or more) or visit