Lephalale has seen rapid development in the past few years and it has now been earmarked to be the first democratic city of South Africa. Just when we were finalising the list of big things hitting Lephalale, we had to add Lephalale The Musical.
The play has captured the essence of Lephalale through song and dance. It celebrates the Lephalale town by sharing its rich history by way of storytelling. The play was referred to as ‘edu-tainment’ as it has some educational benefits. It literally takes you through what Lephalale is about without being bored halfway as you would if you were reading about it.
The musical has been performed in various areas of Lephalale including rural areas. The art form was also recently showcased in Polokwane and they plan to make it a national show. Bafedile Masasa of Evergreen Arts Centre is the brains behind the musical as he produced the show. Bafedile started the company in 2013 with the aim of luring away young people from things such as substance abuse. With Evergreen Arts Centre Masasa achieved exactly that as he is working with mostly young people. Masasa explained that when he first got the idea about the musical he thought to himself why not as Polokwane also has its own musical and other musicals such as Sarafina. “I thought we too can have our own musical as we have a story to tell”, said Masasa. Masasa is says that he is a shy person but becomes a different person on stage.The show was directed by Thabang Ramabu.
Lephalale The Musical boosts of local talent as they showcase spectacular talent with their performances on the show. The show leaves you begging for more and it is a definite must see.