BORN TO PERFORM GALA CONCERT
The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City
Wednesday, 1 July at 7:30 pm
Local stars Daniel Baron, Graeme Watkins, Nathan Ro and Cito join budding
stars of tomorrow on stage for ONE NIGHT ONLY in the Born to Perform Gala
Concert taking place at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City on Wednesday 1st
Born To Perform is a platform created by Gemma Marinus Donnelly and
Matthew Marinus to create professional opportunities in the Performing Arts
Industry for young budding talented children and teens.
Originally coming from the UK, Gemma has been a major player in the musical
theatre industry in SA for over 8 years before opening up an elite performing
arts school (Stageworx School Of Performing Arts) in 2009.
Passionate about growing a bright future for our budding artists Gemma and
Matthew are heavily involved in training and showcasing the future stars of SA.
Matthew is best known as the talented drummer for The Graeme Watkins
Project, but most recently is fast making a name for himself as “Dream Canvas
Productions” – video production company he has recently formed – where he
produces music videos and EPK’s for SA artists.
The combination of Matthew and Gemma has led to the Born To Perform
The inaugural event introducing the platform to the industry and public alike is
the Born To Perform Gala Concert taking place at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef
City on Wednesday, 1st July.
Gemma and Matt have searched all over Johannesburg for the most talented
singer, dancers and actors in musical theatre and pop music to put together a
variety style show inspired by the annual Royal Variety Show in England. These
budding performers will be teaming up with some of SA’s favourite artists to
show the world what South Africa has to offer.
Says Gemma; “We are lucky enough to have such strong industry support and have
managed to gain assistance from some top industry players including Collett
Dawson and Cito from The CoLab Network as well as seasoned pro’s such as
Graeme Watkins (The Graeme Watkins Project) Nathan Ro (Lonehill Estate),
Daniel Baron and Cito ( WONDERboom).”