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).”

Sello Ramosepele

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