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Fred Abrahamse

FRED ABRAHAMSE  

Nationality:    South African
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FRED aBRaHaMSE graduated from UCT Drama School and started his career at The People's Space, as a founding member of Troupe Theatre Company. His production of Steven Berkoff's Decadence became the longest running production in the Space's history, playing for fourteen sold-out weeks. He was also artistic Director of the Baxter Theatre. Fred is also a well-respected producer and designer. His theatre involvement spans some 25 years and over 80 productions. He has directed Dramas, opera, musicals, cabarets and several community theatre groups. Of his productions at least 25 have involved bringing new South African works to the stage. Theatre credits include: Greek, The Glass Menagerie, angles in America, Shirley Valentine, District Six - The Musical, Steel Magnolias, Beautiful Thing, a Midsummer Night's Dream, Much ado about Nothing and The Secret Love Life of OpheliA. as Producer and Director his productions include Station 70, The Buddy Holly Story, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Grease, Solid Gold Juke Box, aBBa(toir), DISCOvery, Bouncers and Shopping and F***ing. In 1999 Fred co-founded the Gauloises Warehouse Theatre with Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and acted as producing management for 37 productions including Joe Barber, Naked Boys Singing, My Night With Reg and abdullah Ibrahiem before closing in 2003. Fred's most recent theatre credits include: The South African premiere of Sondheim's assassins, Private Lives, Romeo and Juliet, Broadway Babies and Mozart's Requiem for Cape Town OperA. With Marcel Meyer he co-wrote and directed Bangbroek Mountain and In Briefs.

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Bangbroek Mountain - The Musical About Camping         In Briefs - A Queer Little Musical



Bangbroek Mountain - The Musical About Camping

Synopsis:
a South African musical spoof of Brokeback Mountain: Two 16 year old boys meet and fall in love at a Boy Scout Camp in the Bangbroek Mountains in South Africa. Over the decades they return to Bangbroek Mountain for a series of romantic trysts. Their dream is to one day live together and run their own Bed & Breakfast in Bangbroek Mountain. The musical has two endings: a 'happy' and a 'sad' ending, during intermission the audience votes which ending they would like the actors to perform.

Notes:
Book & Lyrics by Fred Abrahamse And Marcel Meyer, Music by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder. Bangbroek is An Afrikaans expression for 'Scaredy-Cat'.

1st Produced:
On Broadway Theatre, Cape Town - South Africa    2006

Organisations:
Redcan in association with On Broadway

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Gay Musical Comedy. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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In Briefs - A Queer Little Musical

Synopsis:
Likened by the press to Stephen Sondheim's Company and William Finn's March of the Falsettos, In Briefs is a bitter-sweet musical comedy taking an intricate look into the lives of five gay characters struggling with very modern issues. The musical captures the vagaries of gay life with verve and sensitivity.

Notes:
Book by Fred Abrahamse And Marcel Meyer; Music & Lyrics by Marcel Meyer

1st Produced:
On Broadway Theatre, Cape Town - South Africa    2007

Organisations:
Redcan in association with On Broadway

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Gay Musical. - - Gay/Lesbian, musical

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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