Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Brenda Fassie?

JOHANNESBURG – The producers of the acclaimed, first-ever musical on the pop icon’s life are looking for an understudy for the title role – and are having an open audition on August 2nd to find the perfect “Brenda”.

Says director Jerry Mofokeng, “We are looking for someone special, with an incredible spark and ability to sing like Brenda to come on as the understudy for our full run at the State Theatre in September.”

Already ‘Ma-Brrr’ left theatregoers speechless during a short run at the Vereeninging Civic Theatre early in July when Isidingo actress Lesego Motsepe stepped into the spotlight in the role of Brenda – and blew everyone away with her ability to evoke the sounds and soul of the beloved singer.

‘Ma-Brrr’ moves to the Pretoria State Theatre for a full run from September 3rd to September 26th. The August 2nd auditions are to find an understudy for Motsepe who continues her role as Brenda in the upcoming State Theatre run of “Ma-Brrr’.

Jerry Mofokeng and his team will provide the sides and the scripts for the potential performers. “However we don’t want to prescribe too much to those who believe they have what it takes,” says Mofokeng. “We are looking for that unique quality, that incredible energy that turned Brenda into one of the country’s most accomplished music talents.”

To take part in the audition, go to the Windybrow Theatre in Johannesburg on August 2nd between 09h00 and 16h00. Those auditioning must have gone through the audition side.

Conceived and directed by renowned and award-winning theatre veteran Jerry Mofokeng, ‘Ma-Brrr’ features the talents of choreographer Themba Nkabinde, music director Victor Masondo and script consultant Bongani Madondo. Muzi Clive stars alongside Motsepe.

For more information and to get your copy of the audition side/script please call Paballo 072 566 9910 or email: