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Thursday, March 14, 2019


(Soloist Catherine van der Merwe (centre) surrounded by members of the St Anne's Dance Theatre Company, rehearse “Jazz Hot Baby” from “Victor Victoria”)

In celebration of their newly-built Theatre Centre, St Anne’s Diocesan College will stage This Is Me, a song and dance production in tribute to musical performance. The numbers have been specifically chosen to expose the college’s talented female voices, as well as for their musicality, theatricality, and timeless relevance to making brave, individual choices in the face of conformity. The producers have also chosen a few unusual songs that do not generally make the cut in musical reviews, but thoroughly deserve the limelight!

Musical numbers have been taken from both theatre and film genre, namely The Greatest Showman, Hairspray, Mamma Mia 1 and 2, Sarafina, Sister Act, Mulan, Anastasia, West Side Story, Victor Victoria, The King & I, Moulin Rouge and Wicked.

The cast includes 70 young ladies from the College, 28 singers and 42 dancers, who are rehearsing tirelessly to create this musical spectacular. The production team is led by Artistic Director, Lynn Chemaly, and includes Choreographer, Tegan Peacock, Voice training specialists, Elsa and Riaan Oosthuizen, musicians Anthea Hibbert, Andri Potgieter and Rudi Engelbrecht, who will play the live accompaniment, and Technical Director extraordinaire, Marcus Henning.

This Is Me - A Tribute to Musicals runs from March 25 to 28 nightly at 19h30 at The Theatre, St Anne’s Diocesan College, Hilton. Tickets R70 (concessions R50) booked through