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'''There are two men named [[Bennie Gerber]] who very active in theatre in Port Elizabeth over the years.'''
  
''(There are two men named Bennie Gerber who were/are very active in theatre in Port Elizabeth.)''
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= [[Bennie Gerber]] (fl. 1960s and 1970s) =
  
== '''Benny Gerber, 1960s and 1970s''' ==
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He was a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, director and set designer in Port Elizabeth's amateur theatre.
 
 
[[Bennie Gerber]] was a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, director and set designer in Port Elizabeth's amateur theatre.
 
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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Directed and choeographed ''[[The Boy Friend]]'', ''[[Salad Days]]''.
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Directed and choreographed ''[[The Boy Friend]]'', ''[[Salad Days]]''.
  
1968: Directed, choreographed and designed the set for ''[[Irma La Duce]]''
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1968: Directed, choreographed and designed the set for ''[[Irma la Douce]]''
  
1968: Played the role of Charlie in ''[[Brigadoon]]'' for the [[Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society]].
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6 - 19 July, 1968: Played the role of Charlie in ''[[Brigadoon]]'' for the [[Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society]] at the [[Port Elizabeth Opera House]], directed by [[Helen Mann]] with musical director [[Peter K Woolston]].
  
 
1974: Choreographer for the [[Collegiate School for Girls]] Centenary production of ''[[The Gondoliers]]''.
 
1974: Choreographer for the [[Collegiate School for Girls]] Centenary production of ''[[The Gondoliers]]''.
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== '''Bennie Gerber - 2000 onwards''' ==
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= [[Bennie Gerber]] (1985-)=
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
  
Bennie Gerber was born in 1985 on a farm outside Cradock and later moved to Port Elizabeth. After studying at [[Stageworld]], [[Trinity College]], London and [[Nelson Mandela University]]. He now holds degrees in the performing arts, musical theatre and public relations, marketing and linguistics.
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Bennie Gerber was born in 1985 on a farm outside Cradock and later moved to Port Elizabeth. After studying at [[Stageworld]], [[Trinity College]], London and [[Nelson Mandela University]], he now holds degrees in the performing arts, musical theatre and public relations, marketing and linguistics.  
He is actively involved in local theatre. He is a professional marketing director, actor and choreographer. He is also involved in theatre marketing.
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A professional marketing director, he is actively involved in local Port Elizabeth theatre as actor, choreographer and theatre marketing.
  
He now works as a freelance choreographer, pr and marketing manager for a premium restro-bar.
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Besides doing freelance choreography, he also works in public relations and is the marketing manager for a premium restro-bar.  
He studied under [[Marlene Pieterse]] and works as a part-time tutor at [[Nelson Mandela University]].
 
  
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
  
Bennie danced and choreographed at Sun International for five years.
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Bennie danced and choreographed at [[Sun International]] for five years and having studied under [[Marlene Pieterse]], he  also works as a part-time tutor at [[Nelson Mandela University]].
  
2006: "Emcee" in ''[[Cabaret]]''
 
  
"Rooster" in ''[[Annie]]''.
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Productions performedd in, directed and/or choreographed include:
  
''[[Footloose]]'',
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2006: "Emcee" in ''[[Cabaret]]'' and "Rooster" in ''[[Annie]]''.
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2007: ''[[Footloose]]'', directed by [[Robin Williams]].
  
 
''[[Thoroughly Modern Millie]]'' and various other shows for Gilbert and Sullivan.
 
''[[Thoroughly Modern Millie]]'' and various other shows for Gilbert and Sullivan.
  
''[[The Tempest]]'' as Malvolio, a prim and proper head servant in Lady Olivia's household.
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February 24 – March 5, 2016: ''[[The Tempest]]''. Starred as Malvolio, a prim and proper head servant in Lady Olivia's household. Directed by [[Helen Flax]].
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2019:  The [[PE Gilbert and Sullivan Society]] production of ''[[Dancing Down Broadway]]'' ( director and choreographer )
  
 
== Awards, etc ==
 
== Awards, etc ==
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== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
  
https://ivormarkman0.wixsite.com/mannville/the-cast-c1jbj
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https://ivormarkman0.wixsite.com/mannville/the-tempest
  
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https://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=45235
  
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
 
Go to [[ESAT Bibliography]]
  
== Return to ==
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Return to [[ESAT Personalities  M]]  
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Return to [[ESAT Personalities  G]]  
  
 
Return to [[South_African_Theatre/Personalities|South African Theatre Personalities]]
 
Return to [[South_African_Theatre/Personalities|South African Theatre Personalities]]

Latest revision as of 15:37, 4 July 2021

There are two men named Bennie Gerber who very active in theatre in Port Elizabeth over the years.

Bennie Gerber (fl. 1960s and 1970s)

He was a dancer, choreographer, singer, actor, director and set designer in Port Elizabeth's amateur theatre.

Biography

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Directed and choreographed The Boy Friend, Salad Days.

1968: Directed, choreographed and designed the set for Irma la Douce

6 - 19 July, 1968: Played the role of Charlie in Brigadoon for the Port Elizabeth Gilbert and Sullivan Society at the Port Elizabeth Opera House, directed by Helen Mann with musical director Peter K Woolston.

1974: Choreographer for the Collegiate School for Girls Centenary production of The Gondoliers.

Awards, etc

Sources

1974:The Gondoliers theatre programme


Bennie Gerber (1985-)

Biography

Bennie Gerber was born in 1985 on a farm outside Cradock and later moved to Port Elizabeth. After studying at Stageworld, Trinity College, London and Nelson Mandela University, he now holds degrees in the performing arts, musical theatre and public relations, marketing and linguistics. A professional marketing director, he is actively involved in local Port Elizabeth theatre as actor, choreographer and theatre marketing.

Besides doing freelance choreography, he also works in public relations and is the marketing manager for a premium restro-bar.

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

Bennie danced and choreographed at Sun International for five years and having studied under Marlene Pieterse, he also works as a part-time tutor at Nelson Mandela University.


Productions performedd in, directed and/or choreographed include:

2006: "Emcee" in Cabaret and "Rooster" in Annie.

2007: Footloose, directed by Robin Williams.

Thoroughly Modern Millie and various other shows for Gilbert and Sullivan.

February 24 – March 5, 2016: The Tempest. Starred as Malvolio, a prim and proper head servant in Lady Olivia's household. Directed by Helen Flax.

2019: The PE Gilbert and Sullivan Society production of Dancing Down Broadway ( director and choreographer )

Awards, etc

Sources

https://ivormarkman0.wixsite.com/mannville/the-tempest

https://www.artlink.co.za/news_article.htm?contentID=45235

Go to ESAT Bibliography

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