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Wela Kapela Productions presents  NEXT!!! Auditions are not for the faint of heart(Best Debut Production, United Solo, New York )   6-8 December @ Market theatre Centre on the   Kippies Fringe programme.”

My sister, Veronica, and I had this double act….. The young Relebogithata, is entranced, it is the third time she has seen this show. Her bright brown eyes sparkle as she soaks up every word, every move, every nuance. As the audience leaves the theatre, Relebogilethata just sits there with a little knowing smile. She softly whispers “I want to be a star!”.

10 years later Relebogithata see-saw between working as a waitress and auditions! Yet she clings to her near-impossible dream of starring as Velma Kelly in Chicago!

Is this the right song to impress?  STEP, KICK ,KICK, TOUCH, TURN my feet hurt, I am a sweaty mess…6-7-8…I need this break…NEXT!!! In this roller coaster ride of heartache and hope, Relebogilethata bounces from one audition to the next, performing popular musical numbers to powerful isiXhosa songs by Miriam Makeba. ANYTHING to avoid the dreaded Next!!!

Against this background, Dikelo, takes the audience through the highs and lows of our feisty young performer’s journey.  She slips between the eight different character with ease, yet it is her portrayal of the feisty, fun loving Relebogilethata,  that enables her to engage in a direct, emotional conversation with the audience. Using comedy, music and dance, Relebogilethata will dazzle you.

NEXT!! is a Wela Kapela production the cabaret is a written and directed by Amanda Bothma, with Jacques Du Plessis  as musical director.

WHEN: 6-8 December 2023   WHERE: Kippies Fringe@Market Theater TIME: 19:30

PRICE: R100 pp