Port Elizabeth is often called the bread basket of talent in South Africa and 18 year old Shannon Theron is no exception. Shannon is set to make her mark on the theatre world as she heads off to Pretoria to study dance at the prestigious Tshwane University of Technology. Shannon has wowed audiences with her stand out routines in Candice Johnstone’s memorable dance shows and appeared in many amateur productions for GS and PEMADS including the current GS production of Back to the 80’s. She will be showcasing her dynamic dance style and many of her talented friends in a benefit concert at the Savoy Theatre on Monday 12th November.
Shannon has studied dance since the age of 7, doing ballet with Marlene Rubidge and contemporary dance with Candice Johnston. She has taken part in the Friendly City Youth Ballet and the P.E. Dance Festival every year.
Shannon will be joined on stage by her brother Bradley, who is currently studying Musical Theatre at TUT. He has been dancing since the age of 15 with Aniela Haliday. The two have also done drama with Rother Swain Drama Studio from a young age and have been involved with the drama and music departments at Victoria Park High School, taking part in musicals such as Joseph, District Six and My African Dream. It will be the first time the pair have worked together on stage since appearing together in High School Musical for GS in 2010. Bradley has been selected as part of the SA Team, competing in the IDO Show dance World Championships in Germany at the end of the month.
The Variety Benefit Show will feature Shannon and Bradley along with well-known and up and coming dance and musical PE talent : They are Will Jensen, Andrew White, Charlie Smit, Aston Wylie, Tayler Morris, Bianca Pattinson, Joel Tommy Lwanele Mazisa, Sarah Morton, Ed Rautenbach, Arthur Daniels, Corne Delport, Jessica Rijs, Cuan Louw, Emily Bradley, Sisanda Ntlantsana and an instrumental ensemble from the V.P High School Jazz Band with Joash Soobramoney, Alex McCabe, Tamzin Brabfield, Luke Henderson and Nathan Cawood. All funds raised through the benefit will be used to assist the family with travel and tuition expenses.
The Variety Benefit Show will be held at the Savoy Theatre on Monday 12th November at 7.30pm. Seating will be cabaret style, so audience members are welcome to bring along snacks or a picnic basket. There is a drinks bar and coffee shop available. Tickets are R65.00 per person, with cabaret style seating at tables of 8. Smaller bookings may also be accommodated. Bookings can be made by calling Sue Theron on cell no: 082 566 45 26