Celebration of musical theatre

Kim Criswell

International guest artists have been announced for Finding the Light – An Evening with Musical Theatre Stars at the Artscape Opera House from Wednesday April 17 to Sunday April 21, with the gala night on Thursday April 18.

The production is a celebration of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows, with proceeds going towards supporting the work of the Kolisi Foundation.

South African audiences will have the chance to savour performances by Broadway and West End luminaries Kim Criswell; Michael D Xavier; David Habbin and Broadway star Nikki Renée Daniels.

David Habbin

These four artists are seasoned masters of their craft across stage, screen and recording studio.

They join South Africa’s beloved music stars, who are no strangers to international stages themselves, Jonathan Roxmouth, Lynelle Kenned, Tshepo Ncokoane and Lucy Tops, accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) under the baton of resident conductor Brandon Phillips.

Nikki Renée Daniels

Finding the Light – An Evening with Musical Theatre Stars, hosted by Marc Lottering, is the culmination of a coordinated international fundraising drive with the Kolisi Foundation, which was set up by Siya and Rachel Kolisi in 2019 to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing South African communities.

Tickets cost from R190 to R420. Book through Webtickets. There are also VIP experience packages available which include welcome sparkling wine, reserved underground parking, a donation to the Kolisi Foundation and prime seating.

Michael D Xavier