Finding The Light- Stars of the West End and South Africa in a musical theatre celebration of the human spirit

When: April 17 to 21, 2024
Where: Artscape Opera House, Cape Town
Cast: To be announced
Orchestra: Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra
Booking: Booking opens October 25, 2023- link to follow, when it goes live
Producer: FTL Foundation

Amazing news is the announcement by The FTL Foundation, of their musical theatre extravaganza, “celebrating the human spirit”, which will be on at Artscape Opera House next year-April 17 to 21 2024 – accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. The FLT is the Finding The Light Foundation and this show is being co-produced by Daniel Galloway (South Africa) and Jessica Ross (based in London).  Bookings open on October 25, 2023.  Proceeds (after production costs have been taken care), are going to charities, so this show is not only igniting the musical theatre industry in post pandemic times but is also spreading the light to those in need. More to follow on this exciting season. Note there are only five performances. Check in for updates. Info as supplied:

An evening with Musical Theatre Super Stars and the Full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra set for Artscape Opera House in April 2024

The FTL Foundation is proud to announce their debut on-stage offering as they assemble London’s West End and South African musical theatre stars to take to the Artscape Opera House for a 2-hour Musical Theatre Event that will leave you breathless, while supporting a constellation of charities tackling some of the toughest challenges in South African communities.

This musical extravaganza will run from April 17 to 21 2024.

Bookings will open on Wednesday October 25, 2023.

For five nights only, audiences can experience the transcendent power of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows. Top talent from London’s West End and South African musical theatre come together on Cape Town’s iconic Artscape Opera House stage to perform songs from shows including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “West Side Story”, “Company” and many more, with the exquisite on-stage accompaniment by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.

“I am delighted to be venturing back onto the utterly magnificent Opera House Stage in April with our offering of FINDING THE LIGHT – the perfect venue and partner for what is set to be an easily accessible, world-class musical theatre event for the entire family. I have very fond memories of my previous outing there which was The Fugard’s West Side Story, and I cannot wait to get back,” says Daniel Galloway, who is producing the event alongside Jessica Ross, who is based in London.

Musical expression is a fundamental and vital channel through which we make sense of, and cope with, life. We are tremendously excited to channel the support of music lovers, performers, and philanthropists in a celebration of our humanity, and in support of organisations who are at the forefront of grassroots change in South Africa” says Jessica Ross – the co-founder of the Finding The Light Foundation.

Accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the evening promises a visual and auditory kaleidoscope in celebration of our humanity and search for the light.

Original visual elements and musical scoring link a programme of exceptional vocal performances and bring the best of the world’s musical theatre stages to Cape Town. 100% of proceeds go to charities working to transform the lives of South Africa’s underprivileged youth, including addressing the immensely limiting impact of violence and trauma.

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (musical director) joins up once again with producer Daniel Galloway – who together for The Fugard Theatre worked on Musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl, West Side Story, King Kong and Kinky Boots – alongside Jessica Ross and David Habbin (creative director) – to bring audiences in Cape Town a wonderful evening out, among the stars.

The production cast and partner charities will be announced shortly, and tickets will be available from October 25, 2023 onwards. Early Bird pricing will be available until January 31, 2024.

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✳ Featured image – Daniel Galloway – co-producer of Finding The Light- Stars of the West End and South Africa in a musical theatre celebration of the human spirit – April 17 to 21, 2024 at Artscape Opera House, Cape Town. Pic by Jesse Kramer. Sponsored content. Images supplied.