South African Cultural Observatory

Sarafina Musical Opens In Style

BY Sihle Poswayo 16.03.17

PEOPLE from all occupations came to support theatre in South Africa on the opening night of Sarafina this past Friday, 10 March 2017. The highly anticipated Sarafina hosted them; all showed up in Broadway style, from celebrities, media personnel, government and business personnel to international ambassadors.

The “Sarafina” Hashtag even landed a comfortable number five spot on the twitter trend tally just before the show started at 20:00 pm. Sarafina will play live at State Theatre until 20 May. Daily show schedule is available on Computicket with prices starting from R100 to R180.

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Upcoming Events

SACO2017 - South African Cultural Observatory 2nd National Conference

Date:24 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Venue:The Forum Turbine Hall
Where:Port Elizabeth

Platteland Preview Arts Festival

Date:30 Jun 2017 - 02 Jul 2017
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Where:Smithfield
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