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Dream On! A Poppins Tale of Joseph

The 2024 annual Young Performers Project (YPP) will have the biggest cast yet: 170 children aging from 5 years to 19 years from more than 50 schools throughout KZN will be participating in the production of the specially-created jukebox production of Dream On – a pastiche of fabulous musical theatre numbers, coming to the Playhouse Opera with daytime shows from 5 until 14 July.

“Everybody loved Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat so much last year, that we wanted to include some of our favourite Joseph numbers such as Any Dream will Do; Close Every Door and Joseph’s Coat – but add some other great songs and dances too – especially for the girls,” explained YPP Musical Director Des Govender.

“The solution was to create a jukebox musical using numbers from Joseph, Prince of Egypt and Les Mis, and tunes by Elvis, the Beatles, the Bangles, Ben Rector, and others.”

Dream On is being directed by Durban’s own director and choreographer, Daisy Spencer. The production team includes musical direction by Des Govender (who has led the team since 2017), choreography by Simone Mann, set design by Chris Taylor, costume design by Kathy Singery, lighting by Dylan Heath, and sound by Anthony Govender. Kyran Taylor (a first-year pupil at the International School of Performing Arts, who matriculated from Reddam House Umhlanga last year) reprises his role of Joseph.


Good to Know

Preview – Fri 5 July

Opens – Sat 6 July

Until – 14 July

The musical is staged by The Young Performers Project NPC, in association with The Playhouse Company, SAMRO and Go! Durban Academy (eThekwini Municipality)

The show runs at 90 minutes, with an interval. It is suitable for age four and above.

Tickets through Webtickets.

Public tickets: R 150 – R 225

OAPS:  R150 for all seats. Previews and School Performances: R90 a ticket

Parking available at Royal Hotel.

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