And the nominees are....?
The highly anticipated South African Naledi Theatre Awards revealed the nominees with The Color Purple Musical recieving a whopping 13 nominations.
On the 11th of March 2019, the Naledi Awards Nominees for the year 2018 were revealed at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre.
The Naledi Theatre Awards have been in existence for 15 years and are recognised as the Premier Awards Event on the Gauteng Theatre Calendar.
The Color Purple, which premiered in South Africa at Joburg Theatre in February 2018, was honoured with thirteen nominations: Best Production of a Musical by Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay; Janice Honeyman for Best Director of a Musical; Best Supporting/Featured Performance In A Musical - Female to Lelo Ramasimong as Shug Avery, Neo Motaung as Sofia and Sebe Leotlela as Nettie; Best Supporting/Featured Performance In A Musical - Male to Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri as Harpo; Best Lead Performance In A Musical - Female to Didintle Khunou as Celie; Best Lead Performance In A Musical - Male to Aubrey Poo as Mister; Rowan Bakker for Best Musical Director; Oscar Buthelezi for Best Original Choreography in a Play/Musical; Sarah Roberts for both Best Set Design and Best Costume Design; and Richard Smith for Best Sound Design.
The 15th Annual Naledi Theatre Awards will take place on the evening of the 20th May in the Nelson Mandela Theatre at the Joburg Theatre. A limited number of tickets are on sale for the prestigious event. Visit www.joburgtheatre.com to book.
The theatre awards ceremony will be broadcast on Mzansi Magic as well as Kyknet.