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SIDDHARTHA (article first published : 2002-05-21)

The colourful and spectacular New Age Opera Siddhartha, never before seen in the Western world, is brought directly from Malaysia. A cast of 16 singers and 24 dancers, with stunning, colourful costumes and sets, this 'must-see' show will be staged in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town during the month of July. Full Moon Productions, in conjunction with the Nan Hua Temple, will host this wonderful story of a wealthy Prince who renounces worldly life in order to attain absolute truth and wisdom. Sung in Chinese, with English sub-titles, the show has wowed audiences from all circles of life.

Siddhartha – The New Age Opera is essentially an eastern story retold in a Broadway style. Presented by a cast of award-winning and/or professionally trained performers, the show features a captivating music score putting together modern rhythms and classical elements. Audience will also be treated to a vibrantly coloured stage and design, including lavish costumes and computer animation effects.

The Civic Theatre in Johannesburg see two performances on July 5 and 6, while Cape Town’s Nico Malan is visitied on July 19 and 20.

Performances in Durban take place in the Playhouse on July 12 and 13 at 20h00. Bookings can be made by calling 031 369-9444 or Computicket 011 340-8000 http://www.computicket.com

Visit http://www.siddharthathemusical.com Or information also available at http://www.nanhua.co.za




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