One of Cape Town’s arts monuments, the Masque Theatre, is finally opening its doors again after a dreadful year due to the pandemic.
The 61-year-old theatre, located in Muizenberg, hopes to light up the stage with This Moment - A Musical Cabaret.
In May, the non-profit organisation appealed to theatre fans to support them through their crowdfunding campaign.
Board member Erica Schofield previously said: “The coronavirus lockdown has crippled the entertainment industry as all shows were cancelled.
“In order to pay expenses and for the Masque [Theatre] to burst back to life with some very special shows (including the theatre’s own amateur production of Sister Act The Musical), the theatre needs to raise R250 000.”
Thus far, they’ve raised R120 000, which saw it through the months where many businesses were closed due to Covid-19.
The theatre is not back in full swing yet, but with the financial boost, they are able to sustain it by welcoming a new production to usher in the opening on December 11.
Erica says: “This Moment - A Musical Cabaret, with all proceeds being donated to the Masque Theatre, with the Covid-inspired cabaret slant allows audiences to still enjoy those big broadway musical numbers.
“No theatre is out of the woods yet. As with many businesses, however, the Muizenberg Community Theatre is delighted to bring an uplifting December offering to its audiences and fans.
“2021 may have new adventures in store for us all, so sometimes it’s simply time to enjoy This Moment.”