Date(s) - 24/02/2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NEXT!!! stop New York!
NEXT!!! featuring Dilkeolo Mamiala is been invited to perform at the United Solo Festival in New York !! York selected to Per Nexty sister, Veronica, and I had this double act…..
The young Relebogilethata, is entranced, her bright brown eyes sparkle, she soaks up every word, every move, every nuance.
Ten years Later Relebogilethata, seesaws between waitressing and being a chorus girl! Yet she clings to her near impossible dream, starring as Velma Kelly in Chicago. She wants it so badly… In this roller coaster ride of heartache and hope, Relebogilethata, bounces from one audition to the next, singing everything from well-known Broadway hits to the most powerful isiXhosa songs by Miriam Makeba. ANYTHING to avoid the dreaded “Next!”.
NEXT!!! by South African company, Wela Kapela Productions, received a STANDARD BANK OVATION AWARD Nation Arts Festival (2020). The cabaret explores a human story of triumph and resilience and investigates the very real difficulty of talented black female performers to gain recognition in the musical theatre. Against this background, Dikelo accompanied by Jacques du Plessis, takes the audience through the highs and lows of our feisty young performer’s journey. Will she get her big break and what will she have to endure on the way?
This cabaret will both inspire and invoke societal introspection of an industry so often resilient to change.
The cabaret is a written and directed by Amanda Bothma, with Jacques Du Plessis as musical director and pianist starring Dikelo Mamiala as Relebogilethata,
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