Gateway Theatre of Shopping

20 July - 27 July

Gateway Theatre of Shopping and The Barnyard Theatre are again offering KwaZulu-Natal’s rising stars the opportunity to become a superstar when they host the fourth annual Gateway To Fame talent search competition.

Due to the huge success of the first three Gateway To Fame competitions, the contest is getting bigger and better again this year, with the event culminating in a two night final event.

While the competition is primarily to find singing talent, the search will also cover dance. The three singing categories will be broken down into the following groups – Primary School (grades 1 to 7), High School (grades 8 to 12), and Young Adults (ages 18 to 24). The dance competition will be for dance crews of four to seven members (below the age of 23).

The auditions for the Primary (09h30 to 12h30) and High School (13h30 to 16h30) categories will be held at The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on Saturday, 20 July; while the Young Adult (09h30 to 12h30) and Dance Crew (13h30 to 16h30) categories will be held on Saturday, 27 July. Pre-registration is encouraged as it will make the process easier with a time-slot being allocated to each child. Entry forms are available at Gateway’s information desk and at The Barnyard Theatre.

Workshops will be held on Saturdays in August and September for the seven finalists in each of the three singing categories, as well as for the four chosen dance crews. The final event and judging will take place over two nights on Monday and Tuesday, 23 and 24 September (with the latter being a public holiday – Heritage Day). Besides the noteworthy title of winner in each category, there will also be phenomenal prizes up for grabs again.

Gateway To Fame has seen two of the 2012 Young Adult finalists performing in Barnyard Productions. Graeme Wicks, who won this category, as recently seen in Surf’s Up, while Zach Hill is in The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway’s current production, Thank You For The Music.

For further information or details, please contact The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway on 031-566 3045 or

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