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Monday, May 31, 2021


Singer, actress, pianist, choir director and vocal coach Judith Hawthorn reveals her passion for Musical Theatre performance in her new show I Love A Show Tune! celebrating her life in music with a dazzling array of classic Broadway show songs.

Accompanied by Jacques Heyns on piano, Hawthorn transports her audience to the wonderful world of Musical Theatre with much-loved hits from The Sound of Music and Oklahoma to My Fair Lady and Beauty and the Beast, throwing in her own nostalgic salute to the great Victor Borge for good measure!

Devised and directed by Paul Spence, the show will run a Tina’s Hotel in Kloof from June 4 to 6, 2021. Hawthorn’s love for Musical Theatre songs shines through as she shares her childhood musical memories. Shot through with comedic flair, I Love A Show Tune! is charming, nostalgic and funny, as well as deeply heart-warming for audiences who enjoy the music of American song-writing greats such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lerner & Loewe, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.

A classically-trained pianist, Hawthorn turned to Musical Theatre in her 30’s and performed professionally in productions including The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, Guys and Dolls and The Man from La Mancha. Her richly varied music teaching career in schools across KZN from Curro Hillcrest Christian Academy to The Wykeham Collegiate and Durban Girls High also includes a social upliftment choral programme for the Drakensberg Boys Choir School.

As well as her very personal selection from the golden age of Broadway musicals, expect to hear songs from other favourite shows like Little Women, Sweet Charity and Gigi as well as a virtuoso showstopper from the recent Mary Poppins The Stage Musical.

I Love a Show Tune! appeals to all who love sincere musical theatre story-telling and gorgeous melodies. You’ll want to singalong to every golden show tune with Judith.

The show runs on Friday and Saturday, June 4 and 5, at 19h30 and on Sunday June 6 at 14h00. (Restaurant opens 90 minutes before meals)

“Whilst we are not changing our 2020 pricing for shows, we would ask that if you are able to please assist us and the performers by donating a higher ticket price,” says Roland Stansell who runs the Rhumbelow circuit.

Total ticket price for Tina’s – Show Only. R160 each (min table size 4)

All seating will be at separate tables and the venue will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. 50% max capacity per show therefore early booking is important.

Please note that for us to viably re-open The Rhumbelow Theatre at Tina’s Hotel we need to make some changes in regards to how we run at Tina’s. We need to assist in generating a regular income for the hotel so that the theatre can continue to operate and for the hotel to also sustain itself,” adds Stansell.

“To assist in keeping the hotel afloat as well, we have agreed that a basic meal will be offered – this is optional. There are five meal options available at a cost of R100 each.”

Total Ticket Price for Tina’s – including food: R260 each (min table size 4)

Total Ticket Price for Tina’s – show only: R160-00 each (minimum Table Size 4)

The kitchen is open for those who wish to arrive and order off the menu (bookings are essential) it is recommended that you arrive at least an hour and a half prior to the start of the show. As the hotel is on a reduced kitchen staff compliment, all show meals need to be ordered when you make your booking,

Tickets are EFT ONLY. To book email


Secure Parking is available. (No alcohol or food may be brought on to the premises)

For more information contact 082 499 8636 or visit

Tina’s Hotel is situated at 14 Beryldene Road in Kloof.