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International Guest Artists for FINDING THE LIGHT in April!

by | Mar 13, 2024 | News | 0 comments

A celebration of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows!

FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS, with a star-studded lineup artists including international guest artists, is an exhilarating celebration of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows, with 100% of net proceeds going towards supporting the incredible work of the Kolisi Foundation.

Accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Brandon Phillips (CPO Resident Conductor), and hosted by the incomparable South African icon, Marc Lottering, FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS runs at Artscape Opera House from 17th to 21st April 2024, with the Gala Night on Thursday 18th April 2024.

For the first time, South African audiences will have the chance to savour performances by Broadway and West End luminaries Kim Criswell (Olivier-award nominated for Annie Get Your Gun; “Lucy” opposite Sting in 3 Penny Opera; Cats); Michael D. Xavier (Joe in Sunset Boulevard opposite Hollywood film star Glenn Close; Joe Bradley in Roman Holiday The Musical; ITV’s Grantchester); David Habbin, (West Side Story, Les Misérables, Amici Forever, and co-founder of the Finding the Light Foundation) and Broadway Star Nikki Renée Daniels (Company; The Book of Mormon; Les Misérables; Hamilton).

These four artists are seasoned masters of their craft across stage, screen and recording studio.

They join South Africa’s beloved music stars, who are no strangers to international stages themselves, Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Cats), Lynelle Kenned (West Side Story, The Sound of Music, Orpheus in Africa), Tshepo Ncokoane (Janice Honeyman’s Peter Pan Pantomine, Kinky Boots, We Will Rock You – The Musical World Tour) and Lucy Tops (Kinky Boots, Funny Girl, The Romantix). Jonathan Roxmouth, Lynelle Kenned , Tshepo Ncokoane , Lucy Tops

FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS is the culmination of a coordinated international fundraising drive with the Kolisi Foundation. The Kolisi Foundation was set up by Siya and Rachel Kolisi in 2019 to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing South African communities. ( For further information Visit OR Visit )

“We are honoured to present, for the first time in South Africa, this powerhouse group of international performers, who join us in celebrating our common humanity through the magical force of music and live performance,” says Jessica Ross, Executive Producer of the show and co-founder of Finding The Light Foundation. “Proud to be associated with the Kolisi Foundation in this fundraising drive, we unite in giving South African audiences an evening of world-class entertainment, while providing an opportunity for them to invest in making a tangible difference in local communities.”

“FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS will be a wonderful musical theatre feast,” says Daniel Galloway, who is producing the event alongside Jessica Ross. “Sport, music and live performance bring us together in ways which no other mediums can. “For one week only, we present some of the world’s best performers right here on the Artscape Opera House stage, in a celebration of talent and our much-loved musicals!”

BOOK EARLY and be sure not to miss out on this celebration of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows!
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WHAT: FINDING THE LIGHT – AN EVENING WITH MUSICAL THEATRE STARS
WHERE: Artscape Opera House, Foreshore, Cape Town 8001
WHEN: 7th to 21st April 2024, with the Gala Night on Thursday 18th April 2024. | Evening performances are at 20h00, with matinees on Saturday at 15h00 and Sunday at 14h00.
TICKETS: starting from R190 can be booked at Webtickets | VIP experience packages are available and include welcome sparkling wine and prime seating. | No babies on laps, no under 5s
INFO: VISIT
Kolisi Foundation

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