December will see the return of the award-winning children’s stage production, ‘Beautiful Creatures’, at the Theatre of Marcellus, Emperors Palace. Bookings are now open at Computicket for what promises to be a hot ticket season from December 8 to 18, with tickets retailing at R85.
Following on the huge success of their shows in 2010 and 2011, this fun, educational and interactive 60-minute show will be back by popular demand and features some of Beautiful Creatures’ most loved characters.
The musical tells the story of the shy and quiet Imvubu the Happiest Hippo and how he got to be so happy.
The audience joins him on his journey of self-discovery as he befriends Mafutha the Elephant, learns dance steps from Tallulah the Tortoise and finds his “inner roar” with the help of Lucas the Lazy Lion.
This popular South African children’s brand was created in 2004 by Alan Glass, Ed Jordan and Paul Choritz.
“Using the best session musicians, actors and singers, ‘Beautiful Creatures’ prides itself on being uniquely South African with a positive global message,” says Choritz, the co-founder.
The last five years has seen them releasing seven albums, which have achieved multi-platinum and gold album sales in South Africa, as well as four children’s books and a series of educational toys. The creative team has also received two SAMA nominations and received the Naledi Award for Best Children’s Production in 2010.
“In a world where parents and children have limited quality time, ‘Beautiful Creature’s’ mission is to bring families together offering a uniquely South African brand with an educational and positive message,” adds Glass.
The production is directed by esteemed director and actress, Gina Shmukler.
“There is a message in every single song. ‘Beautiful Creatures’ is a must for the whole family,” says Jordan.