Sarafina!

Cort Theatre

Previews Began: January 19, 1988

Opening Night: January 28, 1988

Closing Night: July 2, 1989

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Music: Mbongeni Ngema

Lyrics: Mbongeni Ngema

Book: Mbongeni Ngema

A South African student who has survived arrest and torture in the apartheid culture is inspired by her teacher to lead her classmates in a musical celebration of the life of Nelson Mandela.

Musical Numbers

Act One

Zibuuylle Emasisweni………………………….Company
Niyayibona Lento Engiyibonayo…………..Company
Sarafina…………………….S’Ginci, Stimela Sase-Zola
The Lord’s Prayer….Mistress It’s a Pity, Company
Yes! Mistress It’s a Pity…………Mistress It’s a Pity,
                                                  Company
Give Us Power……………………Thandi, Magundane,
                                                Mistress It’s a Pity,
                                                Company
Afunani Amaphoyisa eSoweto………………Company
Nkosi Sikeleli’Afrika……………………………..Company
Freedom Is Coming Tomorrow…………….Company
Entr’acte: Excuse Me Baby Please, Please If You
Don’t Mind Baby, Thank You……………………..Band

Act Two

Meeting Tonight…………….Thankdekile, Company
We Are Guerillas……………Thankdekile, Company
Uyamemeza Ungoma………………………………Thandi
We Will Fight for Our Land………….Priest, Thandi,
                                                         Crocodile,
                                                         Company
Mama…………………………Magundane, Thankdekile,
                                 Mistress It’s a Pity, Company
Sechaba………………………………………………Company
Isizwe…………………………………………….Thankdekile
Goodbye………………………………..Mistress It’s a Pity
Kilimanjaro………………………………………….Company
Africa Burning in the Sun…………………….Company
Stimela Sasezola……..Stimela Sase-Zola, Company
Olayithi………………………………………………Company
Bring Back Nelson Mandela……Sarafina, Company
Wololo!……………………………………………….Company