Het Fancy Bal!!!
The original text
The 19th century saw a number of vaudeville-style performances of sketches and ballet's using the term Fancy Ball in their titles. Most often by an unknown author or devised by the cast of the particular performance.
This is the earliest mentioned as being performed in South Africa.
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Performance history in South Africa
1836: First performed (as Het Fancy Bal!!!) on 10 September in the African Theatre, Cape Town by Vlyt en Kunst. The rest of the programme consisted of Montoni (Duval/Bruggemans), Nognetzoo (Boniface) and an interlude, described as a "zeer prachtig Transparant" ("a very beautiful transparency") by Mr Poortemans. Music was provided by the musical group De Vriendschap. The evening was as a benefit (and revenge?) for the secretary J.J. de Kock, who had lost a litigation case against Joseph Suasso de Lima, the but of the satire in the play.
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