MUSIC OF THE NIGHT – starring Craig Urbani and Stephanie Baartman – kickstarts 2022 with a bang with LIVE outdoor theatre!

Outdoor fun and music doesn’t need to end in the summer holidays! 

Kickstart 2022 with a bang with LIVE theatre in the outdoors!

The striking new outdoor amphitheatre, The Dome, situated on the grounds of The National School of Arts (NSA), launches the venue’s 2022 entertainment calendar in grand style on Friday, 28 th January 2022, with the opening of Music of the Night – one composer, many lyricists.

One thing is certain; outdoor entertainment rules this summer, and the venue just 400m up from Empire Road and behind the Joburg Theatre – also not to be confused with the now defunct Ticketpro Dome in North Riding – has the perfect socially distanced and safe outdoor space, ensuring the wellbeing of its patrons who attend shows and the artists who perform there.

Stars of Stage and Screen, Craig Urbani and Stephanie Baartman star in Music of The Night; a hit-filled musical revue that presents a special take on the very many lyricists who have adorned the musical notes of the iconic musical theatre composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

This is not a tribute show but rather a musical anthology of fifty- five years of words and music from the legendary lyricists, including Sir Tim Rice, Don Black , Sir Richard Stilgoe, Charles Hart, Glenn Slater and others who have penned a veritable treasure-chest of hits we have grown to love over the years.

Audiences will be taken on a dazzling journey of pure nostalgia with over 30 hits ranging from Any Dream Will Do and Memory to Don’t Cry For Me Argentina and As If We Never Said Goodbye, all sparkling with fresh new arrangements and showcasing the diverse mix and styles of the lyric wordsmiths who created these hits.

This one composer, The Lord Lloyd-Webber, together with his many lyricists, has created the soundtrack of the musical theatre genre of more than a half a century, all spectacularly celebrated in Music of The Night.

Instantly recognisable numbers will captivate the audience with songs from hit shows including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard and other rarely unearthed surprises to keep everyone thoroughly entertained.

All packaged into a 90-minute gift box of musical treats.

The stellar cast setting the stage alight will be stage and screen star Craig Urbani (Rock of Ages, The Rocky Horror Show, Legacy), Stephanie Baartman (Getroud Met Rugby, Supersterre), Carly Graeme (Starlight Express, The Boys in the Photograph) and introducing the internet sensation, father-and-daughter duo Adrian & Emma-Jean Galliard.

Musical Staging is by Joubert Jonker, with Musical Direction by Clifford Cooper and lighting by Jane Gosnell.

The Dome offers an ideal summer outing in the heart of Joburg, safe secure parking on the grounds of the NSA, a raked amphitheatre in a tree flanked setting with excellent Sound and Lighting.

The atmosphere is summery and casual – audiences are encouraged to bring their picnic baskets, including their own bottles (just no glass please) and cushions to ensure their maximum protection from Covid-19.

As the venue is free seating and restricted to a maximum of 500 audience members, with a strict “mask on at all times” policy to be adhered to (except when eating and drinking); audiences can choose their own degree of social distancing.

All Covid-19 protocols will be strictly observed, making a trip to The Dome a stress-free experience.

There will be food and non-alcoholic beverages available on sale before the show.

Performances of Music of the Night are from Fridays – Sundays, over a limited three week season from 28th January – 13th February 2022, with an additional special final evening planned for Valentine’s Day on Monday, February 14th

  • Fridays & Saturdays at 19h00, Sundays at 16h00.
  • Valentines Day Starlight Picnic, Monday, 14th February at 19h00.

The gates open 90 minutes before the advertised performance time for patrons to select their favourite spot as Free Seating applies.

Plans are in place should any shows be affected by weather, that being bookings will be honoured, subjected to availability, for the Monday following the rained out show. Details will be provided at the time to any affected patrons.

Tickets are just R220 and Bookings are already open at Computicket, making this an ideal gift for Christmas and the perfect way to kick-start 2022, with top-quality live entertainment!

Bookings can also be done telephonically by contacting the Computicket Call Centre on 086 191 5800.

Craig Urbani states; “Will we get to perform these awesome classic songs for all you musical theatre lovers out there? We’re full of hope that we will! So, all being well, we’ll see you in early in the New Year! I am so excited to perform this amazing material with these talented people!

Stephanie Baartman adds; “Sharing the stage with such talented musical theatre legends is something that I could not ever imagine. Combine this with the opportunity to bring my biggest passions to life – acting and singing in front of a live audience….an absolute dream come true.”

The Dome is operated by the National School of Arts.

Music of the Night – one composer, many lyricists is produced by Colin Law for Ticket to The Moon Management

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