The Sound Of Music Inspires Tsogo Sun Arts Academy Students
A group of 22 Tsogo Sun Arts Academy students were afforded an opportunity to experience a live theatre production at Montecasino’s Teatro.
The students some as young as 12, were invited to a spellbinding performance of The Sound of Music production at The Teatro at Montecasino. Not only did they get an exclusive backstage tour of the Teatro andThe Sound of Music set, the students were also treated to a Q&A session with Bryan Hill, General Manager of The Teatro at Montecasino, during which they were able to find out what it takes to become a child actor in a production such as the one they had just seen.
Bryan Hill, General Manager of The Teatro at Montecasino says, “To be able to constantly feed the South African theatre industry we have to start at grass roots level. Our vision is to help facilitate opportunities for the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy students which allow them to gain experience and have an overall understanding of the theatre industry.”
Tumisho Mogano, a Tsogo Sun Arts Academy student from Johannesburg Secondary School was thrilled to see the show as it was her first time at The Teatro and her very first live show. “It was absolutely wonderful and we all enjoyed watching the performers. I hope that one day I will also be on stage and be able to express myself through art.” she says.
The Tsogo Sun Arts Academy aims to make a real difference in 480 talented students through 12 schools in Mayfair and Diepsloot. The programme offers students insight into what makes an ideal performer by developing artistic talent and providing life skills development.
Says Shanda Paine ,Group CSI Manager of Tsogo Sun, “Exposing the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy students to world-class productions such as The Sound Of Music allows the pupils insight into what makes a performer great while giving them an understanding of what tools and characteristics are needed to pursue a career in the world of performing arts. This aligns with the overall belief of the Tsogo Sun Arts Academy that the educational framework must be supported by providing extra-curricular activities where skills and talent can be identified meaning learners’ potential can be fully realised”.
The Sound of Music production comprises an all-star South African cast singing some of the most memorable songs ever performed on the musical stage. The production will be captivating audiences at The Teatro at Montecasino until 8 June. Tickets are on sale now through Computicket.
For more information on Tsogo Sun Arts Academy, go to www.tsogosun.com. For full details, dates and show times for The Sound Of Music at The Teatro at Montecasino, visit montecasino.co.za
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