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1st March 2024
Arts & Culture

The Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre celebrates 50 golden years

As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations and to place a spotlight on its many achievements, the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre hosted a gala evening for honorary members, dignitaries and the George community on Saturday, the 6th of April. Among those attending were George Executive Mayor, Melvin Naik and Managing Executive of Oakhurst Insurance, Peter Grindlay who enjoyed the warm atmosphere and avant-garde setting that only this charming Theatre could provide.

“The Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre’s purpose is to feed the artistic soul of the community at every level and this year is dedicated to celebrating 50 years of doing just that. We are a Non-Profit Public Benefits Organisation and would not have survived without the support of our local companies and individuals. We want these celebrations to remind everyone about the vital role theatre plays in our lives.” said Madie Calitz, Chairperson of the George Arts Society.

The George community is invited to get involved in celebrations by attending one of 2019’s enchanting productions which are guaranteed to dazzle. The line-up begins with April’s performances of The Sleeping Prince, followed in June by a rip-roaring production of Little Shop of Horrors – the tale of Seymour and his delightful flower, that acquires a taste for humans. A variety show (with a twist of cabaret) is set to delight audiences in September, and December’s traditional pantomime will bring down the curtain on 2019.

There is something for everyone in 2019 at the Oakhurst Insurance George Arts Theatre, as it celebrates its 50th year in style. To book your seat for one of these productions or to make use of the Theatre for a private or corporate function such as a wedding or a conference, please email info@georgeartstheatre.co.za or call 044 878 3142. You can also visit the website to find out more about this year’s shows at www.georgeartstheatre.co.za.


Oakhurst Insurance staff member Riaan Reyneke made his team proud after his performance in The Sleeping Prince with co-actor and Chairperson of the George Arts Society, Madie Calitz. Left to right: Ryan Passanah, Shawn Carr, Elaine Grindlay, Peter Grindlay, Riaan Reyneke and Madie Calitz.

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