Tal­ented mu­si­cal cast prom­ises laughs aplenty

Go! & Express - - GO! IN KING - AMANDA NANO

East London au­di­ences can ex­pect a lot of laughs as four lo­cal artists tackle ev­ery­day re­la­tion­ship prob­lems in the mu­si­cal I Love You, You're Per­fect, Now Change.

The lively Mar­cel Cor­son, Me­gan Fran­cis, Marc Wil­liams and Kay Mosiane are the cast mem­bers for the mu­si­cal that starts its run at the Guild The­atre on Wed­nes­day.

Di­rec­tor Amanda Bothma said she had wanted to do a ren­di­tion of the show for a long time af­ter see­ing it on Broad­way.

“I met with Sonwa Sakuba in New York, talk­ing about shows and I sent some mu­sic to Jac­ques du Plessis,” Bothma said.

She said the play had no fewer than 50 char­ac­ters.

“The char­ac­ters are di­vided into voice parts and each per­son plays about 15 char­ac­ters each.

“They've been re­hears­ing for a month now, six days a week,” she said.

Fran­cis said it was chal­leng­ing play­ing so many char­ac­ters at once and could be con­fus­ing at times.

“Play­ing these types of char­ac­ters gives you a glimpse of your­self and at times you sym­pa­thise with them,” she said.

Mosiane said each day was a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and a chance to bet­ter one’s craft.

Wil­liams said the fact that they all knew each other had made an oth­er­wise dif­fi­cult pro­duc­tion eas­ier.

Stage man­ager for the mu­si­cal, Jeanne Mould, said her role was to trans­form Bothma's ideas into re­al­ity.

“Mine was to put into life her ideas through nice set de­signs and light­ing op­tions.

“There are also quite a lot of props in­volved,” she said.

Bothma said the show was geared for a wide au­di­ence – from young adults to old cou­ples.

“This play ad­dresses is­sues from LGBTI+ rights through to di­vorce. Ev­ery­one can take some thing from each story,” she said.

The flam­boy­ant cast prom­ises to have the au­di­ence in stitches when the play be­gins on Septem­ber 12 and con­tin­ues its run un­til Septem­ber 21.

Tick­ets are avail­able at Com­puticket at R120 and the show starts at 7pm.

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