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Harare's Got Talent 8
Harare’s up and coming arts and entertainment talent has a free platform on which to showcase their performance, with the hosting by The Repertory Players of this year’s edition of the Harare’s Got Talent show.
Harare’s Got Talent has been an annual show on the programme at Reps Theatre since 2008, serving as a platform for aspiring performers to be seen, not just for the purposes of getting into shows at Reps, but also in being ‘discovered’ by directors, impresarios and other people in search of bright new singers, dancers, actors, comedians and specialist performers of all kinds.
“This year’s Harare’s Got Talent is number eight in the series and will be staged at Reps Theatre on Saturday February 7, when it is hoped a selection of performers will show us the enormous depth of talent that exists in Harare,” said Sue Bolt, who chairs the Repertory Players and the Reps production committee.
Auditions for the show take place at Reps this weekend and any performers who would like to showcase their talent are invited to join in one of the audition sessions in the hope of making into the big show. The first audition is at 2pm on Saturday January 24 and the second is at 11am on Sunday January 25, both taking place on the Reps main stage – entry is through the secure car park at the theatre rear.
“Everyone is welcome to try out for the show, but they must realise that this is meant as a service to the community and although we have modest prizes for a winner and runners-up, the real purpose is to provide a platform for performers of all kinds to be seen and, we hope, snapped up by directors and others who need to constantly source new faces for the local arts and entertainment scene,” said Ms Bolt.
“Similarly, we hope for a good attendance at the show on February 7, so that supporters can give a boost to their chosen acts and so that people in the community who need to source talent can come along and in the comfort of their seats witness the talent in action.”
While most of the performers are likely to be singers, the organisers are also hoping for dancers, dance groups, bands, musical ensembles, choirs and people with specialised entertainment skills – from illusionists and jugglers to unicyclists and everything else in between.
“The auditions are open to everyone – whether a school student who can sing or dance, or a performer already doing gigs around town, or even someone older who has never really tried to be seen on stage; let’s get a good look at how much talent there is in our capital city,” said Ms Bolt.
As Harare’s Got Talent 8 is likely to be well-supported by audience members, advance booking is recommended and this can be done at The Spotlight in the Reps Theatre foyer, open Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 12 noon – telephone (04) 308159). Tickets are $5 each, and supper vouchers can also be purchased at $5 to enable people to meet after the show to socialise with the performers seen on stage.
More information can be found at www.reps.co.zw or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the Reps office in working hours on (04) 335850.
Coming up in 2015
A Night of 2015 Laughs
with Simba and Friends. A family friendly comedy show.
Saturday 31st January at 7 p.m. All tickets $10.00
For any social events all are welcome and there is no cover charge … day visitor cards available for non-members to buy drinks.
Reps Reporter: March 2014
The March 2014 edition of the Reps Reporter may be found at this page.
Reps Theatre acknowledges with gratitude the support of Roger Fairlie of Filmcom (telephone Harare 883119) and the Mashonaland Photographic Society (Nigel Westwood), who undertake respectively the filming and stills photography of all Repertory Players productions.
Should anyone want to buy a DVD of a Reps production, please contact Roger Fairlie (filmcom[at]ecoweb.co.zw) and ask for a copy to be made ($10).
Opening times for the Spotlight (Reps Theatre Foyer) Phone: 308159 or 0771 357204
Mon-Fri: 9 am - 4 pm. Sat: 9 am - 12 noon. Sunday - occasional opening when there are big shows running or about to run, 9am to 12 noon and ONE HOUR BEFORE CURTAIN UP.
This page last updated: 26 January 2015
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