Theatre preview: Awakening by LAMTA, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2020

Show: Awakening Featuring: Students of LAMTA(Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy)
Where: Theatre on the Bay When: November 25 to 28 and Dec 1-5, 2020 Show times: 8pm and a 3pm matinée on December 5 Tickets: R150 Bookings: e-mail or call Sharon at 066 5641816    

Throughout the national lockdown, in Cape Town, students at LAMTA (Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy) have continued with their studies – practical and theoretical. In hard lockdown, everything was online with classes on Zoom and self-taping galore. When regulations were eased, it was back to the studio, with strict adherence to Covid protocols and staggered classes with small numbers, masked. Hybrid learning continued and is still in place to keep students as safe as possible by minimising physical contact. Now, that theatres may operate with 50% capacity, LAMTA is able to showcase what has been achieved in the year of Covid. The show is titled, Awakening, which is exactly what these young artists are doing – emerging triumphant on stage- awake and very present. They have ‘come alive’ – on stage. Note: Limited seats available per performance because of Covid-19 regulations – 50% of venue may be filled and allowance needs to be taken in consideration for technical and creative team. Bookings advisable.

Info supplied by LAMTA:


After the huge success of their last production Encore! at the end of 2019, the students of the Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy (LAMTA) have, like the rest of the world, had to confront a national lockdown and other restrictions imposed by the Corona Virus, bringing to a halt their studio classes and student life at LAMTA.

With enormous courage, grit and through the help of devoted lecturers, they have soared through both an online teaching term and a hybrid teaching term and now, after a number of weeks of hard work in their studios, the students are thrilled to finally have the opportunity to perform live with our exciting new production: ‘AWAKENING!’

‘AWAKENING!’ takes you on a journey through the crazy ups and downs of the past eight months as the world turned upside down. Depicted through song and dance, this new socially distanced theatre experience will leave you reflecting on the past and celebrating the future! The show boasts a diverse selection of musical theatre numbers mixed with ‘popular’ music hits that will entertain audiences of all ages and leave them wanting more. With brand new choreography by Hope Maimane, Ashley Searle, Grant van Ster, Shaun Oelf and Duane Alexander and musical direction by Anton Luitingh, this production is a must see and an opportunity to reawaken your love for live theatre after months of isolation!

We are very excited to be able to share a safe and live theatre experience with you all at the Theatre on Bay with COVID safety protocols in place, and social distanced seating as per government capacity regulations. We are restricting numbers of audience members per performance, sanitising the venue, and doing health checks upon entrance to the Theatre.  

Tickets are R150 per person.


⭐ Wednesday 25th November at 8pm

⭐ Thursday 26th November at 8pm

⭐ Friday 27th November at 8pm

⭐ Saturday 28th November at 8pm

⭐ Tuesday 1st December at 8pm

⭐ Wednesday 2nd December at 8pm

⭐ Thursday 3rd December at 8pm

⭐ Friday 4th December at 8pm

⭐⭐ Matinée: Saturday 5th December at 3pm and ⭐ Saturday 5th December at 8pm

Rehearsals for Awakening, performed by LAMTA, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2020. Photo: Ingrid van Blerk.

From left to right: Simone Neethling, Tannah Levick, Tarah O’Brien, Morgan Marshall and Chanté Hart in Shell-shocked Tango, choreographed by Duane Alexander.  

Rehearsals for Awakening, LAMTA, Cape Town, South Africa, November-December 2020. Michiel Bester and Morgan Marshall rehearse If the world was ending, choreographed by Ashley Searle. Photo: Keandri van Wyk.


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