By Peri Sualp……
This wonderful concert blasted into our memories. It was a wonderful concert, with wonderful hard working supportive people! This broadway/musical show was held on 28th April 2018 at the Atatürk Culture Centre, Nicosia and it was so colourful and whimsical and in aid of the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukaemia and Cancer.
Demetra George Mustafaoglu’s leading lady songs to those of countertenor Nuri Harun Ates and accompaniment by Önder Cebeci was absolutely wonderful and you can see why they are famous!!! Evgenia Zeliskaya’s entertaining dance moves awakened the audience and Nevgi Ertanin graced the stage with her acting.
Ece Sualp and Hatice Kerimgil had the job of selling our show to sponsors and made sure that backstage things went well. Special guest and always an audience favourite was our Super Genie Can Gazi who never says no to appear for kids.
We really did pull it off very well. I was fortunate to share the Mermaid, Pocahontas, Les Miserables, Annie, Wizard of Oz, and parts of Peter Pan, Sound of Music & Mary Poppins with my professor Demetra. Our songs were loved and you could hear people singing along in the audience!!!
The stage was so colourful and neatly designed. Butterflies flying, a fairy castle, stars and flowers hanging from the curtains, teddy bears and cute barking dogs, a magical glowing sea & shark on the piano and a big purple sea shell next to a pirate ship, indian tent, talking parrot, glowing sparkling lights, magic carpets and many magical wonderful props on stage! I really do hope that we have this entertaining show repeated one more time in Cyprus so that this time, the masses would understand that they missed out.
If you came to this amazing show, then thank you so much for your support! Not only did you watch a cool show, but you also gave a helping hand to the kids with cancer “losemili cocuklar!”
But if you couldn’t come, then I think you should definitely not miss out another magical show to support music in Cyprus and help the kids who can’t survive without our help! Please help save our precious children who are our future so one day they can join in and enjoy this beautiful life. Music is magic. Just ask the children from the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation who were our guests that night. We made memories together! Help us support them.
You can make a donation anytime to the Foundation. We thank you ahead of time.
Photos courtesy of Demetra George Mustafaoglu