The Long Awaited Gospel Musical #MARIA to showcase in Durban during the 10th SABC Crown Awards

Gospel Musical #MARIA, a production by the World Gospel Powerhouse in association with Boss Lady, will showcase live at the upcoming 10th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards on the 26th of November 2017 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Center (Durban ICC).

This ground breaking stage productionwas well received during its launch at Carnival City in June 2017. Entertainment Guru Jerry Mofokeng, renowned gospel musician Pastor Benjamin Dube and founding Principal of the gospel ensemble Joyous Celebration, Lindelani Mkhize were some of the many industry leaders that echoed their sentiments after witnessing the execution of this grand production.

The SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards will this year celebrate 10 Years since its inception in 2008. With a decade of existence, evident of growth, lives changed, the unearthing and identification of raw talent and the massive transformation of the industry – the gospel musical #MARIA is a fitting production to open the 10th awards show with its element of creativity, music and dance by the young talent that the World Gospel Powerhouse has discovered.

This is a unique, one of a kind theatre project that tells the story of Jesus by Maria. Therefore, whilst it is not about Maria but about the son, for the first time, Maria and the women in the Bible have a voice! The story is told through son, acting and dance. The story begins with a teenage girl who has a bizarre visitation and she is challenged to raise a unique Son against a hostile environment of the burdened people. He is meant to unshackle, but they end up killing him leaving Maria carrying the heavy burden of distress. But also, at the end she rejoices at the resurrection! The prophecies are fulfilled!

The public can expect to be treated to a great deal of song, dance, performing arts, praise & worship, a joyous banter and a mood of reflection as Maria opens the show for the biggest and leading gospel industry awards in South Africa and beyond – 10th SABC Crown Gospel Music Awards, a decade of gospel excellence!

Nominations are still open and will close on the 30th September 2017, forms available on or by calling 0313033520 or sending a Whatsapp text to 0818461824. Early bird ticket purchases are welcome and can be made through our offices by calling 0313033520 sending a request to [email protected].

You can also join the Crown Awards conversation by following us on our SOCIAL MEDIA platforms, Facebook: Crown Gospel Music Awards, Instagram: @crowngospelmusicawards and Twitter: @SabcCrownAwards, Facebook: Maria the Musical ….. (Hashtags: #Sekukaningi #CrownAwards10 #DoubleLevels #MARIA)

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