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Thursday, June 29, 2023



(Above: The cast: note Aaron McIlroy in Elvis costume! Pic supplied)

Young Performers Project 2023 presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the Playhouse Opera from July 8 to 16, 2023.

The 2023 annual Young Performers Project (YPP) will have the biggest cast yet: 167 children aging from 5 years to 19 years from more than 50 schools throughout KZN will be participating in the production of the iconic musical.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a sung-through musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the character of Joseph from the Bible's Book of Genesis. The show boasts some great musical theatre numbers sung in a variety of styles. Stand-out numbers include Any Dream will Do; Close Every Door and One More Angel in Heaven

(Right: Georgie Mabbett Kelly plays the Narrator. Pic supplied)

This year there are two professional performers: Aaron McIlroy as the Pharaoh, a 70’s-inspired Elvis lookalike; and Georgie Mabbett Kelly as the Narrator. Joseph will be directed by multi-award-winning, Johannesburg-based actor, producer/ director and choreographer, Jaco van Rensburg. This is his third time at the helm of the YPP Production Team. The production team includes musical direction by Des Govender (who has led the team since 2017), choreography by Simone Mann, set design by Chris Taylor, costume design by Kathy Singery, lighting by Dylan Heath and sound by Megan Holder.

The musical is staged by Go Durban! Academy (eThekwini Municipality) in association with The Playhouse Company and DALRO.

The show runs at 90 minutes, with an interval. It is suitable for age four and above.

Public tickets R150 – R250 (OAPS: 10% Discount on all seats) booked through Webtickets.

Block bookings of 10 and more - 10% discount

Parking available at Albany and Royal Hotels.