The class of 2019 of the Rainbow Academy presents Dreamgirls at the Artscape Theatre from 5 to 8 February, 2020. The Rainbow Academy Cape Town is home to youth arts education and is now in its 10th year.

The lead cast will alternate:

Effie melody White: Shilo Thumba (all shows)
Deena Jones: Lusanda Soboyise (6 and 8) and Lindokuhle Melaphi (5 and 7)
Lorrell Robinson: Zandile Dumile (6 and 8) and Dehne Basson (5 and 7)
Curtis Taylor Junior: Sibusiso Sakayi (all shows)
Jimmy “Thunder” Early”: Elvis Mahomba (all shows)
Marty: Aviwe Nose (6 and 8) and Ndimphiwe Koloti (5 and 7)
C.C: Buntu Ceza (6 and 8) and Bandile Skweyiya (5 and 7)
Michelle Morris: Miche Geyer (5 and 7) and Khanyisa James (6 and 8)

The Rainbow Academy's class of 2019 is all prepped for Dreamgirls
The Rainbow Academy’s class of 2019 is all prepped for Dreamgirls

Showstopping Dreamgirls

Imke Du Toit, Deputy Principal of The Rainbow Academy, says: “Everyone is so excited ahead of the show. For some cast members, this will be their first production on a professional stage so there are a lot of mixed feelings but they are feeling good and ready to showcase some of Cape Town’s best young talent. Rehearsals are going very well! We are working extremely hard to put on a showstopping and memorable performance of Dreamgirls.” 

Dreamgirls is produced by The Rainbow Academy, directed by Imke du Toit with assistant director Patric Bhakaqana. Musical director is Wesley Wolhuter, choreography is by WeDfy Entertainment and the vocal coach is Regina Malan.

The Dreamgirls story

It follows the lives of three aspiring soul singers, The Dreamettes, as they compete at a local talent contest at the Apollo Theatre, to become the next best thing in showbiz. The experience changes their lives forever as they navigate through a competitive world in search of a dream.

Book Dreamgirls tickets at R100, or R80 for pensioners and scholars. Discounted prices R80 for all tickets on 5 February preview night. Block bookings of 10: R80. Book here, or at the Artscape box office.

What: Rainbow Academy Dreamgirls
When: 5 to 8 February 2020, 8pm
The Artscape Arena Theatre Cape Town
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