#ElvisShow is in the @joburgtheatre building!

Hello my friends and other interesting creatures –

I was indeed blessed to be invited to see #ElvisShow at Joburg Theatre last night. The event included celebrities such as Steve Hofmeyr and his fiancé Janine as well as Kurt Darren wife Dunay amongst others. An amazing atmosphere!

I had such a good time! All shook up – reliving songs that I love, singing, laughing and remembering my teenage years where Elvis was all over my walls. 🙂

I suggest you make use of the specials on offer and just relax….. SING and enjoy!


I wish you enough,


…Oh yes you can! #AladdinPanto at @joburgtheatre

…and with magic in the air & glitter everywhere, #AladdinPanto weekend has arrived!

Good morning friends and other interesting creatures,

I have been holding back on writing this blog as I experienced such intense personal fulfilment, I almost wanted to keep it to myself. A pearl of wisdom and inner wonder.

I have recently awoken to some personal flaws within myself and my interaction (and reaction) to the world. While holding onto the essence that is me, operating in a world without conforming, but respectfully visiting within the spaces and places I find myself – this revelation has added a calm balm to my soul.

Change has intensified my enjoyment of situations, people and places. A behavioural shift, a different approach and ridding myself of a coping mechanism, is a work in process as you can imagine.

When I joined the #newmedia team on invitation for #AladdinPanto at @joburgtheatre I was excited and thrilled. It is a great honour for me to able to see behind the scenes, getting to know the cast as their character and their person. It ignites my soul to be privy to what to them may be just another dat “at the office”

I love the rolling red carpet steps as you walk up to The Mandela Theatre. It hold such regal promise. The intimacy of The Fringe – all holds its own addiction. If you revel in the little things, @joburgtheatre is an experience and not merely a venue. The productions are works of art, down to the finest detail.

In the midst of focussing on my own positive change, being invited to lunch with the creative genius that is Janice Honeyman and the ever charming Bernard Jay who holds your attention with a flicker of mischievous laughter in his eye, is never to be turned down.

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Lunch was held in the formal, Manhattan with exquisite food. It is always such a treat! The cheese cake was melt in your mouth delicious…

I prepared a few questions before, but it seems @Jodenecoza and I are very much on the same wave length as our questions were almost extensions of the other. 🙂 Janice and Bernard is very clearly individuals who have happily worked together over many years.

They have a friendship and excitement within them, that lights up a room. I was blessed to witness such a display of deep friendship with respect, an appreciation for each other.

Janice and Bernard took us subtly through the worldly traditions of Pantomimes, the history, the sets, wardrobe, the casting of main characters almost two year in advance of the next Panto, the script writing and music (@_RoelofColyn – can this get any better!?

All the nuts and bolts that it takes to create this wonder which has become part of Christmas tradition for so many of us was assembled as we listened and build it in our minds eye. Our goodbyes was relaxed and happy….filled with excitement as #AladdinPanto rolls out its magic carpet to all who visit the Genie in the lamp.

The cast and crew are talented and sure about their skill set. Seeing the preparations I have to think “Wow!” – yet each December my loud “Wow!” becomes even bigger.

#AladdinPanto has the handsome Prince, the gorgeous Princess, an Emperor, a shady Villain, a Genie that grants wishes – all in perfect harmony in song, hysterically funny laughter, written by Janice who again brings amazing dialogue, sing songs and humour for all ages!

Visit @joburgtheatre Tickets: 086 167 0670 | http://www.joburgtheatre.com for more info on #AladdinPanto but more importantly to start this Christmas tradition with your family.

I wish you song, dance, magic, glitter and laughter….oh and slush in the foyer!!


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WOULDN’T IT BE NICE? Ticket give-away for #BoysintheBand @joburgtheatre

Boys in the band press release

Boys in the Band celebrates the world’s greatest hits from the most iconic bands of the 20th century! The show features four of the most talented, versatile, handsome and hip young guys in the entertainment industry today and is backed by their own sensational band, The Players.

The show features such classic tunes as Walk Like a Man, Sherry, Can’t Buy Me Love, Let it Be, Hey Jude, Imagine, Blame it on the Boogie, ABC, Unchained Melody, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Surfin’ USA, Good Vibrations, Night Fever and Staying Alive and also includes medleys of the biggest mega hits the world has known.

Boys in the Band are excited to perform their first concert season at the Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg South Africa.

I have two double tickets to give away! How fabulous is that!

To win tickets to this show, on 1 October 2013, all you need to do is answer this easy question:

1.  Which theatre will #BoysintheBand be performing in?

2. Please leave your answer in the comment section (top right hand corner click on “leave a message”.

3. There will be two winners, each receiving two tickets to dance and sing to the well known songs we all know.

4. Winners will be announced on my blog, tomorrow 28 September 2013 at 6pm.

I wish you enough,

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Where chuckles, fudge & white chocolate meet. Sounds oraait to me! #StarlightExpressSA

I asked some of the cast members a few trivial questions on what they like, love and splurge on when not skating on #StarlightExpressSA at @Joburgtheatre:

Nintendo, the Shinkansen bullet train engine from Japan

(with Buffy, the buffet coach – my son Liam James and my husband Noid LOVES Buffy!)


Hi girly.

My favourite flower: the Protea.
Favourite colour: grey.
Favourite chocolate: Woolworths Chukkels, and;
I splurge: allot on shoes… I have a lot.


The Big Hopper, Dustin

(third from the left, and third from the right!)

Michael Riff Themba (Red Caboose), Jarryd Nurden (Hip Hopper

My favourite flower: Barberton daisy.
Favourite colour: Red.
Favourite chocolate: I don’t eat chocolate anymore (tell you why in person – top-secret Weslee!  – Wenchy) so now I stuff myself with fudge or jelly tots, and;
I splurge: Toughie: books, food (who’da thunk) and clothes. 🙂

Huge thank you to the cast of #StarlightExpressSA for being so open and available to the #newmedia team (and @NocturnalWenchy aka Stalker) at @Joburgtheatre!


Wenchy, Queen of self photography, Social Media Diva and tattooed stalker.


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My favourite flower:  Yellow Roses and Sunflowers
Favourite colour: Purple!
Favourite chocolate: White chocolate – proper, not cheap crappy imitations  and;
I splurge: BOOKS! Books!…. and mugs. I collect mugs.

I wish you enough money to splurge!

PS. Forgive errors! I typed this at 2am and scheduled it to run at 8am. LOL

…and then life whistled at me. @Lifeology #StarlightExpressSA

An old friend, Fi ( @figs_home ) wanted to introduce me to a friend of hers for years now. She often mentioned that we would really like each other. For some reason it just never happened….. until I replied to a tweet regarding the @Joburgtheatre and Jodene @Jodenecoza ) responded. We instantly clicked!

I have had two professional role models in my life Jyoti Moti who worked very closely with me at AForbes, a kick ass perfectionist successful consultant, and my x brother-in-law, Kevin Trudgeon who is one of the top Tax Lawyers in the country…. and here I literally clicked onto the third that would take me to a place where I knew for sure, THIS is what I wanted to be when I grow up.  Jodene Shaer of @LifeologySA .

Jodene invited to an event or two, @NocturnalWenchy was alive and well, tapped into her resources and for once I was allowed to be on my phone all I like! Small part of heaven. Even @SirNoid and @ZippyFairy helped tweet. Thank you. I appreciate the support endlessly!

I had been wanting to get more involved in Social Media. I wanted to analyse, manage accounts, review, visit events, wear glitter, write and dabble in photography, walk in soft lighting – so ….when @LifeologySA presented me with an opportunity to freelance, I grabbed it with both hands, holding a phone in one, a camera around my neck and a Galaxy pad in the other! (… and currently begging @SirNoid for his old one when he upgrades as I need more “hands”.)


Jodene & Wenchy

I am beyond grateful for the opportunity, and the beautiful people I have met, the twitter followers who keep on coming and share my excitement and the Face Book friends who are so supportive and always encouraging my growth as a person, especially my BFF, Wil, Charms and Vicky, I love you… and my Mammie and my two sisters, Mary-Ann and Rentia. Also, a huge thank you to the small business accounts I am assisting with Face Book and Twitter. You mean so much to me. THANK YOU!

HUGE thank you to @SirNoid who is getting use to me not being at home every single night and my greatest thanks goes to @Jodeansa and @ohgodknows for taking a chance on me. (Abba playing in your head yet….?)

The greatest experience in these few short months has been getting more involved with @Joburgtheatre and the amazing non replica production of #StarlightExpressSA.  I have followed the journey from the first reading, to watching the TV advert being filmed to rehearsals and technical rehearsals and having loved theatre before…. I am now safely in love with the red curtain, the glitter and the truth that music speaks to your soul.

In my personal experience you have to see #StarlightExpressSA as the MEGA musical ever to come to the South African stage because as a regular theatre lover, I have never seen anything like it. The performers are in top form – singing, dancing, performing – all on rollerskates, the music is Andrew Lloyd Webber, need I say more? The two performers that I really connected with is Weslee (Dustinsee my previous interview with him, https://twitter.com/WesleeLauder ) and Bongi (Poppa https://twitter.com/Bongi_Mthombeni ). That man has a velvet, unbelievable voice and has been my Mammie’s BBM picture since yesterday!

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Wenchy & Weslee (picture taken by @ZippyFairy)

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Weslee & Bongi (picture taken by the fabulous @NocturnalWenchy hehehehe)

Starlight Express can be seen at the Jo’burg Theatre during the week at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and on Sundays at 2pm and runs until 1 September 2013. Prices range from R100 to R380  – Children as well as adults will be left wanting more!  You can purchase tickets on their web site.

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel…. (the music never stops!)

I wish you enough,


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