uShaka Marine World is once again looking for KwaZulu-Natal’s new and emerging talents to add to the entertainment line-up offered around the park.

Announcing the 2015 auditions for the “uShaka Search For The Stars” competition in partnership with the Department of Arts and Culture, uShaka CEO, Stella Khumalo, says that she is extremely excited to see what talent emerges from this competition which has become a much-loved event amongst uShaka visitors throughout the years.

Open to both amateurs and professionals, uShaka Search For The Stars boasts a number of categories that need to be filled with deserving talent. If you are a dance group, the judges are looking for a minimum of 3 dancers specialising in one or more of the various dance styles, from Pantsula, Contemporary, Local, International, Indian, Tswana, Tin dancers, Football dancers, Hip hop dancers, Isigekle, Kwaito dancers, Ingoma yamantombazane, uShameni and Gumboot; so start practicing your routines in order to ensure you produce a quality performance on the day of the auditions. Acapella singers, Wedding singers, Hip Hop singers, Kwaito singers and Afro Gospel singers are also encouraged to enter (4 group members or more), as well as professional bands.

Making the event even more exciting, is that the judges will also be searching for those with a speciality act, such as Mime artists, Circus performers, Buskers, Magicians and similar.

So if you think you have what it takes, you are invited to audition across the province in August and September on the following days:

08 August – UThukela District (305 Murchison Street in Ladysmith)

15 August – Amajuba District (Osizweni Arts Centre in Newcastle)

16 August – UMzinyathi District  (Nquthu V. A. Makhoba Hall)

22 August – Zululand District (Indonsa Arts Centre in Ulundi)

23 August – uMgungundlovu District (Winston Churchill Theatre in Pietermaritzburg)

29 August – uMkhanyakude District on the 29 August @ Hluhluwe – Phumulani Town Hall

30 August  – Ugu District (Venue to be confirmed)

12 & 13 September  – at uShaka Marine World in Durban

19 September – Harry Gwala District (Bulwer Arts Centre)

20 September – uThungulu District (Venue to be confirmed)

If you are successful at the auditions and are selected to go to the finals on Sunday, 27 September 2015 at uShaka Marine World, you will be competing with other districts for a one year contract to perform at uShaka Marine World.

“uShaka has seen more than 10 000 talented performers auditioning over the past eight years and we have created jobs for over 3 500 artists. We look forward to seeing more talented performers share their magic for our guests,” says Khumalo.

For more information about the auditions, contact Shaun Mbatha on 031 328 8008 or email him on



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