Can one live one's dream? That is the question we ask our local equivalent of Jennifer Hudson, the multi talented Lindiwe Bungane ('Effie White').
Simba spends the day with Lindiwe, sharing in some of the backstage preparations and on-stage glamour of South Africa's production of the hit Broadway musical Dreamgirls. Together they chat about Lindiwe's long road to finally scoring a leading role in this major theatre production. Simba ask about Lindiwe' favourite costumes, has fun with her in the wig department (he always did want to see what he would look like in an afro!) and attempts a vocal warm up, before meeting the show's director and some of her co-stars. Lindiwe's personality is as big as her voice and results in her being loved by all who work with her. And just like Jennifer Hudson did in the movie version Dreamgirls, Lindiwe shows how you don't have to have the perfect figure to be a success in show-business.
After seven years of struggle, it seems that Lindiwe's big break has finally come. She is living proof that you should never stop dreaming.
LINDIWE BUNGANE ‘Effie White’
JOY MARCELLE Associate Designer Hair & Make-Up
SAM DAVIS International Music Supervisor
AUBREY POO ‘Curtis Taylor’
ROBERT LONGBOTTOM Director & Choreographer
CANDIDA MOSOMA ‘Lorrell Robinson’
TRACY-LEE OLIVER ‘Deena Jones’
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Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino Dates: From Friday, 11 March 2011 for a limited season Show times: No Monday performances. Weekdays: Tuesdays – Fridays 20h00 Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00 Ticket Prices: Terrific Tuesday Specials: Balcony: R150 inclusive Stalls: R200 inclusive Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday Evening: From R120 - R350 inclusive Friday/Saturday (both shows)/Sunday Matinees: From R120 - R380 inclusive Duration:2h 30mins Corporate & Group Bookings: Jeanette Oosthuizen firstname.lastname@example.org Group Hospitality Packages: Montecasino Hospitality & Corporate Events, 011 510 7905 or email@example.com
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Venue: Artscape Opera House Dates: From Wednesday, 08 June 2011 for a limited season Show times: No Monday performances Weekdays: Tuesdays - Fridays 20h00 Weekends: Saturday 16h00, 20h00; Sunday 14h00, 18h00 Ticket Prices: Terrific Tuesday Specials: Balcony: R150 inclusive Stalls: R200 inclusive Wednesday/Thursday/Sunday Evening: From R120 - R350 inclusive Friday/Saturday (both shows)/Sunday Matinees: From R120 - R380 inclusive Duration: 2h 30mins Corporate & Group Bookings: Jeanette Oosthuizen firstname.lastname@example.org