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BORN TO PERFORM presents SHINE! 2019.

A First at the Teatro – for 4 shows only!

Experience the stars of tomorrow, on stage today!

The Teatro at Montecasino

Friday, 14 September at 20h00

Saturday, 15 September at 15h00 and 20h00

Sunday, 16 September at 15h00

Following the incredible success of SHINE! 2018Born To Perform is excited to announce the show will be re-staged at The Teatro at Montecasino from Friday,13th –  Sunday, 15th September for four performances only.

Born To Perform was founded in 2015 by Gemma and Matthew Marinus as a platform to give young performers opportunities and experiences in the arts working alongside seasoned professionals, whilst allowing self-development and personal growth through the love and passion for various performing arts. 

In 2018, Born To Perform played to sold-out audiences at The Lyric at Gold Reef City and they are thrilled to announce their new collaboration with Montecasino for 2019’s show, with some variations and unexpected new surprises, taking the show to the next level.

Born To Perform’s SHINE! 2019 is an explosion of South Africa’s most exciting young talent! 

There’s nothing quite like witnessing the energy of 450 passionate young performers on stage, alongside celebrity appearances by The Voice SA Winner Craig Lucas and The Voice SA Finalist Thembeka Mnguni as well as a special appearance from Yahto Kraft from the current season of The Voice SA.

With material that includes songs from The Greatest Showman, Hamilton, School Of Rock, as well as Justin Timberlake, Prince and Mozart, entertainment value will be high. The productions features a spectrum of musical and choreographic styles that will take the audience on a journey from pop to hip-hop, from ballet to rock ‘n roll to opera. mixed with EDM.

Born To Perform artists John Tsenoli and Philippa Higgins, who gave standout performances in 2018, will return to set the stage alight with their original numbers. Tugging at the heartstrings once again will be a performance by Buddy Sacks, as they all showcase their young talent at its best, covering current and relevant topics with strong positive and transformative messages to the youth.

Popular Born To Perform star, ZINAH returns as the MC for the shows, keeping the audiences dazzled and captivated throughout.

This years line-up will feature another Born To Perform sensation Siyolise Mkondweni and introduce new upcoming artists Jamie Nell and Micah Stojakovic, both learners at Fourways High School.

The 450 young performers on stage will feature performances from Fourways High School, Mondeor High School, Curro Aurora – Sundowner and New Generation Pantsula Dancers from Alexandra.

Returning for another heart-warming performance will be St Vincents School of the Deaf. 

This is nothing short of a celebration! From ages 8 – 80, this is ideal family entertainment like no other!

Says Creator/Director Gemma Marinus; “I am so proud to be part of a project that not only showcases the amazing young talent we have in SA but is actively playing a part in making life long positive changes in the lives of these young people”.

Gemma’s  producing and creative partner, Bryan Schimmel, adds; “I love being a part of the Born To Perform family. It is transformation in action, through the barrier-breaking medium of the Performing Arts.”

Mike Page, Montecasino Director of Operations and General Manager states; “This show is amongst the most innovative and inspiring we have hosted, and we have no doubt that our audience will be absolutely enchanted. “

He continues; “Montecasino has always been committed to supporting young talent and our local schools – through the Teatro as well as other community initiatives – and this production promises to be a highlight on our calendar with outstanding entertainment by 450 of South Africa’s young performers. It’s a great show for the whole family. We look forward to welcoming the production.”

Group School Bookings are available on request by emailing .

Upon confirmation, Group School Bookings of 20 seats and more will receive the added benefit of a SHINE! Workshop delivered by Born To Perform, at their school.

A special performance made accessible for the deaf community will be taking place on Saturday 14th September at the 15h00 performance, with an on-stage signer. 

At this performance, audiences have access to the Opticon system for the hearing impaired. This facility is only available in specific seats within The Teatro, so bookings would need to be made directly with the  Teatro Box Office on 011 510 7472.

Various Public Group Bookings and Tsogo Sun Rewards Discounts are available through Computicket.

SHINE! 2019 is on stage for FOUR SHOWS ONLY at The Teatro at Montecasino on Friday 13 September at 20h00, Saturday 14 September at 15h00 and 20h00 and Sunday 15 September at 15h00.

Tickets range from R180 – R320 and can be booked online at or through Computicket.

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SHINE! 2019 is produced by Born To Perform NPC, Created & Directed by Gemma Marinus, Bryan Schimmel and Matthew Marinus with Design by Oliver Hauser.

With grateful thanks to Montecasino, Howard Audio, Gearhouse Splitbeam, The CoLab Network. Computicket, Kelsey Mastering and Justine Mac Photography.


This isn’t just a show; it’s a movement!

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