Musical theatre: A Boarding Line, A Musical Extravaganza, premiering June 2021, Cape Town

What: A Boarding Line, A Musical Extravaganza Where: The Masque, Muizenberg- 37 Main Road When: June 11 – 19, 2021. Preview is on June 10 Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes (with interval) Tickets: R110 with discounts for seniors/students/groups Booking: Computicket Covid protocols: Mask must be worn indoors, sanitising etc Info: 076 158 4688 Masque facebook page:  

In December 2020, Stephan Fourie and a team of creatives brought festive cheer to audiences at the Masque Theatre, with This Moment- a musical cabaret. The exuberant and energetic show was an upper in a time when people needed a lift. Now, the same team is bringing A Boarding Line, A Musical Extravaganza- to the Masque. The show is conceptualised around “the bustle of a glamorous and enigmatic airport”. On a particular morning, a gaggle of characters are clumped together at ALW Airport. They have no idea that a day of non-stop turbulence is ahead – with lots of fun and “hilarity”. Frequent flyer travellers and trainee flight attendants are thrown together and they sing us through the day of unexpected events. “With jazz hands like Fosse, quartets like Lloyd Webber and belting like LuPone – this is your one-way ticket to a musical extravaganza that will have you clinging to your seat and tapping your tray tables,” says Fourie. There is lots of mirth in this airport. The song list includes travel inspired numbers like, Part of Your World, Don’t Rain on my Parade, 9 to 5, Me and the Sky and Tonight Belongs to You. Leisure travel is likely to be out of reach for a long time, for most people, and this musical sounds like a much needed tonic. The tag is “a hilarious musical” and we all need to decompress, so “hilarious” fare is most welcome. I saw This Moment in December and loved it. I look forward to enjoying an airport inspired musical extravaganza. The idea of a packed airport seems like another era and seeing a busy airport conjured up on stage, in a theatre is very much about hope. There is the hope that one day, we will be able to fly, without the fear of getting Rona. There is the excitement of imagining where we could go but for now, we can celebrate what we have and sing and tap along. A Boarding Line is a fundraiser for the Masque Theatre, so keep that in mind. By purchasing a ticket, you are contributing to the sustainability of the 61-year-old community theatre which has provided a fantastic platform for the arts. In pandemic times, with the closure of independent venues in the pandemic, it is likely to become a much needed space for artists.

Cast – A Boarding Line, A Musical Extravaganza

Tamith Hattingh – The PA Announcer
Regina Malan – Captain Jo Samuels, the pilot
Sian Atterbury – Emma Lewis, the head stewardess
Dudonne Diergaardt – Billy Kodali, the co-pilot
Caldine Wyngaard – Julie, the check-in girl
Ruby Paton – Lily, the air hostess
Rob Shenton – Larry, the flight attendant
Lindzay Jade Naidoo – TSA officer
Mariana Slabbert – TSA officer
Tersia Harley – TSA officer  


Anastasia Thorne
Andre du Preez
Ella van der Riet-Field
Freda Dreyer
Heinrich Massenheimer
Johan Botha
Kevin Thyssen
Robert Hill
Sean Dryden
Taryn Shenton
Willie Blignaut  

Show times- A Boarding Line, A Musical Extravaganza  – June 2021 season at The Masque

Friday, 11 June 2021, 20:00 Saturday 12 June 2021, 14:30 and 19:30 Sunday 13 June 2021, 14:30 Wednesday 16 June 2021, 20:00 Thursday 17 June 2021, 20:00 Friday, 18 June 2021, 20:00 Saturday 19 June 2021, 14:30 and 19:30  


The production team is committed to observing strict Covid Protocols. The audience is asked to respect social distancing measures wear masks. Temperature checks on arrival so please arrive with time to fill out the Covid track and trace forms and to do the requisite santinising.    

Director – Matthew Kingwill and Stephan Fourie
Musical Director – Tersia Harley
Choreographer – Robyn Humphreys
Written by – Matthew Kingwill and Stephan Fourie
Set designer – Stephan Fourie
Costume designer – Matthew Kingwill
Producer – Stephan Fourie
Stage Manager – Morag Tison 
Lighting and sound designer – Gary Fargher
Tech – Gail Duguid Fargher  

The Masque

Address: 37 Main Road, 7945 Cape Town Facebook: Twitter: @MasqueTheatreSa Instagram: @masquetheatresa  

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