Preview: Innovative musical experience, Feeling Pretty, presented by Buttermoon Productions- on for three performances- April 21-23, 2022 at SixtyNine Theatre and Bar, Cape Town

What: Feeling Pretty #FeelingPretty
Where: SixtyNine Theatre and Bar, 87 Bree Street, Cape Town
When: April 21-23, 2022 at 8pm 
Duration: 60 minutes
Tickets: R250 at 
Produced by: Buttermoon Productions
Created and directed by: Ariella Barnett 
Musical direction by: Liné Koen
Choreography: Ariella Barnett, Liné Koen and Amy Reed   
Cast: Ariella Barnett, Liné Koen and Amy Reed
Instagram: @buttermoonproductions    

During the pandemic, we have not seen big musicals but independent companies have been keeping the flame of musical theatre alive. Here is exciting news: Feeling Pretty is a new musical experience. The producers are Buttermoon Productions and they are inviting us to “watch music, theatre, and reality collide in this original production”, starring Liné Koen, Ariella Barnett and Amy Reed. Koen, Barnett and Reed are exceptionally talented young performers and with the entrepreneurial and creative zeal, they are producing this show and performing. They are also in the creative seats – writing, choreography, direction, set and design. Feeling Pretty is set in the Good Time Radio – a fictitious recording studio. Koen, Barnett and Reed play a vibrant radio trio: Raquel, Belle and Michelle. How cool is that. There are three performances so booking advisable as seating is limited because of Covid lockdown restrictions. Info as supplied:

Women reclaiming their power

Feeling Pretty is a story of women reclaiming their power. It is a musical commentary on the daily frustrations and the unnecessary yet inhibiting powerlessness felt by women throughout time. Written and directed by Ariella Barnett, choreographed by Ariella Barnett, Liné Koen and Amy Reed, and with musical direction by Liné Koen, this original production is unique in its style and in its collaborative nature, and is a fresh interpretation of workshopped South African theatre- dazzling and polished.

Good Time Radio setting

Set in the recording studio of the fictitious, Good Time Radio, the vibrant radio trio, Raquel, Belle and Michelle, endure the chauvinism within our society with grace and gusto, and allow the audience to be immersed in their thought-provoking and vulnerable journey. Through the musicalisation of jazz, pop and barbershop classics, the actors show their finesse when it comes to both collaboration and performance. ‘Feeling Pretty’ uses music, dance and comedy to address a deeper message. This exciting and impactful production is sure to captivate your minds and have you dancing in your seats!

Sold out run October 2021 of Feeling Pretty

After an amazingly well received, sold-out run in October 2021 at The Kalk Bay Theatre, Buttermoon Productions has revamped and revitalised, Feeling Pretty and is very excited to be performing, April 21-23, 2022,at the newly rebranded SixtyNine Theatre, corner of Bree and Hout StreetTickets are selling fast, so make sure to secure your seat and BOOK NOW for this limited 3 day run. Bookings at: 

Feeling Pretty: Amy Reed, Ariella Barnett and Liné Koen perform in Feeling Pretty- an innovative musical theatre experience, set in Good Time Radio, a fictitious recording studio. The first season of this show was staged at the Kalk Bay Theatre in 2021 and a new season, with a revamped production is on for three performances only, April 21-23, 2022 at SixtyNine Theatre and Bar, 87 Bree street, Cape Town. Supplied.
Meet the cast of Feeling Pretty #FeelingPretty

Ariella Barnett   

Ariella is a Cape Town based actress, singer and dancer. She trained at The Byron Bure Academy of Theatre Arts and continued her musical theatre training at The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy, graduating with distinction in 2020. Before embarking on her professional career, Ariella began her journey in community theatre starring as ‘Ulla’ in The Producers and ’Amber’ in Hairspray at Artscape. She has since worked professionally in theatre, commercial, film, and television, including notable performances in the TV series American Monster and as ‘Gabby’ in Tagged The Musical. As well as a performer, Ariella is a qualified Exercise Scientist, having obtained her BSc Med Hons in Exercise Science and BSc in Genetics and Biochemistry at The University of Cape Town. Noticing a gap in the market, Ariella has combined her knowledge of Exercise Science and her expertise in the Performing Arts to create her brand ‘Performance Science’- equipping performers with the necessary skills and information to optimise their performance, minimise risk of injury and promote recovery. She is currently in her second year of teaching ‘Performance Science’ at LAMTA. When she’s not performing, you’ll find Ariella baking up a storm, getting her Pilatés fix or playing an intense game of Catan.

Instagram: @ariellabarnett

Liné Koen  

Liné is a Cape Town born singer, dancer and actress. After completing her BMus at Stellenbosch University she continued honing her musical theatre skills at the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy. Liné is a woman of many accomplishments, having won the Fleur du Cap award for most promising student in 2020. In 2021 she lit up the Kalk Bay Theatre stage in their production ‘ You Should Be Dancing.’ Liné is currently studying a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Stellenbosch University, specialising in FET subject music. She is also a vocal coach at The Byron Bure Academy of Theatre Arts. In her spare time you can find Liné playing guitar and piano, obsessing over dogs, and playing online games.  

Instagram: @line.koen 

Amy Reed  

With a love of crime documentaries, daschunds, pop punk and snacks, Amy’s deepest passion has always been the stage. Growing up in a very creative household, a love of performing was engrained in her from a young age. After receiving her performing arts diplomas while training at The Drama Lab, she continued studying at the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy, graduating in 2020. She has since worked for the Cape Town Opera Company in their production of ‘Hänsel und Gretel’ and dazzled audiences in Gate69’s production ‘Apoca-Lips.’ This talented creative is an admin whizz for a UK-based design company and also writes original music for her pop punk band, which will be releasing new singles very soon!

Instagram: @amynatashareed      

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