With the run of musical theatre sensation Roger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella opening at Durban Playhouse, we send our team, headed by Janez, to meet the singing-acting stars that are set to wow the Durban crowds.
Before long Janez develops princely ambitions and dreams of wooing his own Cinderella on the big stage!
More about Roger and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Starring in the title role of Cinderella is the multi-talented young South African actress-singer-dancer, Nondumiso Tembe, who recently made waves in national music circles with the release of her debut CD album, Izwi Lami (My Voice). Ms Tembe is currently based in Los Angeles in the United States, where she has recently been shooting several episodes of the popular TV series, True Blood (Series 4), due to be screened in South Africa soon.
The role of Christopher, a charming young prince, will be played by Ryan Flynn. Multiple-award-winning actress Lisa Bobbert will play Cinderella’s stepmother, Krystle Temmerman is Grace (Cinderella’s awkward step sister), Clare Mortimer takes the role of Joy (her sullen step sister), Lauren Dasappa will appear as Cinderella’s fairy Godmother. Other principal casting includes Cobus Venter as King Maximillian, Marion Louden as Queen Constantia, and Darren King as Lionel.
Cinderella runs in the Playhouse Opera Theatre from 26 November - 31 December 2011. T