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New festival will offer a new ride for musical theatre writers

May 4, 2021

The inaugural Artfluence Human Rights Festival, presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, will culminate with the announcement of yet one more new festival to be added to the Centre’s bouquet of annual festivals.


Launching Cabaret & Beyond - Hosted by Artfluence

May 7, 2021

Composers, lyricists and book writers often work in isolation, locally, which leads to a lack of momentum in growing an appreciation for new works in the genre.

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CAB Festival applications now open

May 18, 2021

Music theatre composers, lyricists and book writers invited to apply for “Cabaret and Beyond” Festival 2021. Deadline for applications: 6 June.

The Centre for Creative Arts at UKZN announced the launch of the new CAB Festival in 2021: “Cabaret and Beyond”. CAB will be an annual event aimed at bringing together musical theatre creatives from across South Africa. It will promote, develop and commission new compositions and writing within the broad spectrum of musical theatre, cabaret and music-related storytelling.

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CAB Festival participants announced!

June 30, 2021

The Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is pleased to announce the cohort of writers and composers selected to participate in its inaugural “Cabaret and Beyond Festival” aimed at developing new works of musical theatre.

“We received 80 applications,” says Roland Perold, curator for the festival. “I was pleasantly surprised that there was so much interest in the project, and it means we were able to assemble a strong list of candidates who will be composing for the showcase in October”.