It’s Naledi awards time, and Prosound’s Technical Director Mark Malherbe, has two nominations for work he did on The Fugard Theatre’s productions of King Kong, and West Side Story. This is in conjunction with the astonishing twenty five awards that The Fugard Theatre are in contention for..
The Fugard have been nominated across the board, testament to their ability to consistently stage world class productions and fill seats. From costume design, lighting, choreography, as well as casting some of South Africa’s leading talent in their stage shows.
Five time Naledi award recipient, Mark Malherbe is nominated for Best Sound Design or Soundscape for both King Kong and West Side Story. Prosound, Mark and The Fugard Theatre have enjoyed a long working relationship, each understanding the importance of attention detail, long hours in production and rehearsals, and technical know-how. The twenty five Naledi Awards nominations are testament to the trust and respect Prosound and The Fugard Theatre have for each other.
The Naledi Awards will take place on 18 June 2018, and we wish all the nominees well, but Prosound will definitely be keeping a close eye on the Best Sound Design and Soundscape category for King Kong and West Side Story, and rooting for The Fugard Theatre, their staff, dancers, actors and musicians who all played a part in getting a total of twenty five nominations.
The list of nominations for Fugard Theatre productions is:
BEST PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL
West Side Story
King Kong – The Musical
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL/REVUE
Jonathan Munby and & Mdu Kweyama for King Kong – The Musical
Matthew Wild for West Side Story
BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL OR REVIEW/MALE
Andile Gumbi as King Kong in King Kong – The Musical
Sne Dladla as Pop in King Kong – The Musical
BEST LEAD PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL OR REVIEW/ FEMALE
Lynelle Kenned as Maria in West Side Story
Nondumiso Tembe as Joyce in King Kong – The Musical
BEST SUPPORTING/FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL/REVUE: MALE
Sanda Shandu as Lucky in King Kong – The Musical
BEST SUPPORTING/FEATURED PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL/REVUE: FEMALE
Bianca le Grange as Anita in West Side Story
Lerato Mvelase as Petal in King Kong – The Musical
Ntambo Rapatla as Miriam in King Kong – The Musical
BEST THEATRE SET DESIGN
Conor Murphy for West Side Story
Paul Wills for King Kong – The Musical
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Birrie le Roux for West Side Story
Birrie le Roux for King Kong – The Musical
Thanks to the Fugard for letting us use their photos