Wela Kapela Productions presents a four-piece cabaret season at the Baxter Theatre’s Golden Arrow Studio.
The four cabarets are Mad About the Boys, Damsel in Distress, A Star is Born and The Story of Eva Cassidy.
The Cabaret season kicks off with Mad About the Boys, an ode to the lives of Ivor Novello, the matinee idol, Noel Coward, the quintessential, English gentleman, and the American playboy Cole Porter, with the suave, urbane style of theatre and movies in the 20s and 30s.
Mad About the Boys stars young and upcoming cabaret artist Daniel Anderson accompanied by Germaine Gamiet and features a series of stories around each of the Boys the songs that made them famous.
The Standard Bank Ovation Award 2021 winning cabaret Damsel In Distress tells the story of Griselda, a librarian, who lives in the library and escapes through the pages of popular stories such as The Great Gatsby and more. Alison Hillstead stars as Griselda in this funny, light-hearted tale.
A Star is Born follows the life of the iconic Judy Garland from her first stage appearance at the age of two and a half to her untimely death. Starring Kerry Hiles and Nathan Johannisen, this remarkable story is told mostly in song and the production features 14 songs which include Meet Me in St Louis, The Trolley Song, A Foggy Day In London Town, a heart-rending version of The Man that Got Away, and of course Somewhere Over The Rainbow from The Wizard of Oz.
The cabaret season ends off with The Story of Eva Cassidy, a brand new work created for the season, featuring Kerry and guitarist Alan Kozak. The story is about Eva Cassidy, a remarkable singer, who died of cancer aged 33. She never made it big, she could not even sign a record deal. Then four years after her death everything changed with her album ‘Songbird’.
MAD ABOUT THE BOYS: 22-25 September 2021 & 9 October 2021
DAMSEL IN DISTRESS: 24- 9 September 2021.
A STAR IS BORN: 30 September 2021-2 October 2021
THE STORY OF EVA CASSIDY: 6-8 October 2021
Venue: Golden Arrow Studio, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
Time: 19:30 | Saturday matinees at 3pm
Cost: R125 | R100 for schools and block bookings