What do you do with a BA in English? Well, among other things, you write a multi Tony Award wining, coming-of-age musical about taking that big leap into adulthood. The show uses puppets a la Sesame Street, but that's where the wholesome similarities end. Brutally honest, snarky and brilliantly constructed, the 2003 musical continues to be a mainstay on Broadway and off-Broadway.
Ashleigh Harvey (Funny Girl, BASH, Mandela's Gun) alternates Kate Monster, a kindergarten teacher and Lucy The Slut, a vixen with a dangerous edge. Oakfields graduate, Songezo Khumalo makes her professional theatre debut as Swing for various roles and Assistant Stage Manager.
Avenue Q runs at Montecasino Theatre from the 10th May.
A little bit of country and a whole lot of rock 'n roll! Buddy Holly's fusion of the two genres, still new in the 1950's, shook up the industry in his short life. One of the first artists to write, produce and sing his own material, Holly and his band, The Crickets, would go on to be the first White band to play the historic Apollo theatre in Harlem. And bring the house down!
Hugh Becker (Z'bondiwe, Sherlock Holmes, Race) joins the updated production Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story at the Theatre of Marcellus at Emporers Palace from 17th May to the 10th June.
The Deep goes deep to celebrate their 20th anniversary! Thulsasizwe Kubeka's Muvusana is introduced as a nefarious character who lays corruption charges against Sechaba to force him to join his political party. He stops at nothing in his devious antics to manipulate the decision and sparks fly from there.
Fresh from the Danish TV show, Liberty, Thulasizwe brings his rich experience from other productions such as Inkaba, uGugu no Andile and Isibaya to the show.
Catch the drama in Isidingo weekdays at 19:30.