Archive for August, 2009

AUGUST 2009 

An abbreviated affair this newsletter ……… so let’s get right to it:


For catering purposes we need to know how many people are attending our members’ evening which will be held on the opening night of Appointment with Death, namely Friday, 28 August.  We will be providing snacks and some free champers after the show and …. to really make it worthwhile all bookings made by MVDS’ members will receive a R10 discount!  That’s right, you, your family and friends get to see the show for a paltry R45 each!  All you need to do is book on 021 7881898 and advise Mav that you are taking up the MVDS’ special offer.  Bookings open on 12 August (not 15th as I mentioned last month) so make sure you book a seat!  THEN we also need to know how many will be staying afterwards so please phone me (Eve) on 021 7977286 or email me at everon@absamail.co.za to let me know numbers.  By Friday 21 August please.



A warm welcome to Ryan Cyster who, with his interest in both sound and lighting, is sure to be a great asset to MVDS; and to Scott Cooper – he of the twinkling blue eyes who is very ably portraying Jefferson Cope in Appointment with Death.



Only two birthdays in September …. or am I missing some?!?  PLEASE if your birthday doesn’t appear in my newsletter – let me know!

So all the best to Aubrey Hindle on the 20th, on which day in 1989 FW De Klerk was sworn in as president of South Africa and the musical “Miss Saigon” premiered in London.  In 1985 Walt Disney World received its 200-millionth guest!

Happy birthday also to Celia Musikanth on the 29th when, in 1994, the Pointer Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor was convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills!



 Wesley Figaji is directing ‘Abigail’s Party’ for Constantiaberg Dramatic Society and is looking for one more cast member – for the part of Tony: male, 35 to 45 years, doesn’t say much, cockney accent.  If anyone is keen to audition, they should please contact him on 073 286 9871.



Appointment with Death Bookings open 12 August – book now on 021 7881898.

Perfect Score 2 shows on Sat, 15 Aug.  Matinee R55 (R50), Eve R45 (R40).  This group of 7 youthful male singers will show you what can be done with the human voice.

Trap for a Lonely Man by Robert Thomas, directed by Mike Tompson at the Milnerton Playhouse from 14 to 21 August.  Bookings on 021 5573206/0822671061
Little Shop of Horrors the movie, will be screened at the Pinelands Players clubhouse on Friday, 21 Aug at 8pm.  There is NO CHARGE for the screening, although R10 raffle tickets will be sold and there will be a cash bar, open from 7pm.  The movie slams together twisted humor, a singing plant, a sadistic dentist, and sweet and oblivious love between two skid-row denizens into a rollicking musical well worth watching.
Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie, directed by Alastair Duff for MVDS at the Masque from 28 Aug to 5 Sept.  Sometime in the late 40s a group of characters meet in Jerusalem and then travel to Petra.  It is obvious from the start that something is wrong with the Boynton family and soon someone dies.
The Haunting of Hill House based on the novel by Shirley Jackson, directed by Angela Lee-Wright for Fish Hoek at the Masque from 18 to 26 Sept.  A group of people spend a summer at Hill House to gain solid evidence of haunting … but the house is gathering its powers …

Please note days, times and prices for Masque Theatre productions

(unless otherwise stated) are Thurs & Fri performances at 20:00,

Saturday matinee at 14:30, Saturday evening at 18:30

Thurs eve and Sat Matinees R45 (Theatre Club members R35)

Other Nights R55 (Theatre Club members R45)

Bookings on 021-7881898


“The Roman Emperor Augustus was 5ft 7in tall and wore thick-soled shoes so that he would look taller.  According to the historian Suetonius, his teeth were small, few in number, and decayed.  He softened the hairs on his legs by singeing them with red-hot walnut shells and he carried a sealskin amulet, which he believed protected him from his greatest fear – lightning.”  Sounds like a bit of a weirdo to me!





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