Finding the light

An evening with Musical Theatre Stars and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra hosted by Marc Lottering set for Artscape Opera House in April 2024!

The FTL Foundation is proud to announce their debut on-stage offering – FINDING THE LIGHT – as they assemble London’s West End and South African musical theatre Stars to take to the Artscape Opera House for a 2-hour Musical Theatre Event that will leave you breathless.

100% of net proceeds from the show, and a linked event in March in the UK, will go to The Kolisi Foundation which was set up by Siya & Rachel Kolisi in 2019 to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing South African communities. 

This musical extravaganza will run from 17 to 21 April 2024, with the Gala Night on Thursday 18th April 2024.

Bookings are now open and can be made at Webtickets. 

For 5 nights only, audiences can experience the transcendent power of some of musical theatre’s best loved shows. Top talent from London’s West End and South African musical theatre come together on Cape Town’s iconic Artscape Opera House stage to perform songs from shows including “Phantom of the Opera”, “Les Miserables”, “West Side Story”, “Company” and many more, with the exquisite on-stage accompaniment by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra.


The evening will be staged by the UK’s Paul Robinson (Singing In The Rain – Olivier Nominated) and hosted by South Africa, and Cape Town’s very own Marc Lottering.


“I am delighted to be venturing back onto the utterly magnificent Opera House Stage in April with our offering of FINDING THE LIGHT – the perfect venue and partner for what is set to be an easily accessible, world-class musical theatre event for the entire family. I have very fond memories of my previous outing there which was The Fugard’s West Side Story, and I cannot wait to get back,” says Daniel Galloway, who is producing the event alongside Jessica Ross, who is based in London.


Musical expression is a fundamental and vital channel through which we make sense of, and cope with, life and we are privileged to have an opportunity to use this as a vehicle to support the incredible work of the Kolisi Foundation. The project will unite music lovers, performers, philanthropists & business people with the ultimate goal of helping to change as the futures of as many vulnerable South Africans as possible” says Jessica Ross – the co-founder of the Finding The Light Foundation.


Accompanied by the full Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the evening promises a visual and auditory kaleidoscope in celebration of our humanity and search for the light.


Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Musical Supervisor) joins up once again with Producer Daniel Galloway – who together for The Fugard Theatre worked on Musicals such as The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Funny Girl, West Side Story, King Kong and Kinky Boots – alongside Paul Robinson, Jessica Ross and David Habbin – to bring audiences in Cape Town a wonderful evening out, among the stars.

The full cast will be announced in the coming weeks. 


Tickets cost from R190 to R420 and can be booked at Webtickets


No babies on laps, no under 5s.


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