A new Afrikaans music and dance production, Sproetjies, will take to the stage at the University of Johannesburg’s Arts Centre on 26 and 27 October.
Using the successful song-and-dance formula that made the company’s Somebody To Love to the music of Queen such a hit,
Sproetjies features singers and musicians sharing the stage with the dancers of Mzansi Productions. The singers include Willem Botha and the musicians are DuPreez Strauss, who wrote the text and is the musical director, and the versatile Ilse-Louise Herholdt. The choreography is by Joel Morris and Craig Arnolds.
Sproetjies – which is sure to captivate and charm all – takes the familiar story of Cinderella, places it in a contemporary setting accessible to modern audiences, and uses a selection of well loved Afrikaans songs, among them ‘De la Rey’, ‘Jantjie’ and ‘Jy Soen My Nie Meer Nie’, as the soundtrack for choreography which is light-hearted and full of fun.
Mzansi Productions Director Dirk Badenhorst says of Sproetjies: “I am aware that entertainment for Afrikaans-speaking audiences tends to be sidelined in the cultural make-up of a changing South Africa and Sproetjies has been designed to help address this. It is perfectly tailored to appeal to the young as well as the young-at-heart by offering irresistible entertainment of the highest calibre.
Venue Arts Centre, University of Johannesburg
Dates 26 and 27 October
Ticket Prices R 70, R125 and R165
Booking At Computicket or by phone 011-340 8000
Enquiries 011-482 3727/8