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Supporting local talent through ‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’ musical
Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici visited rehearsals for the upcoming musical ‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’.  
“Thanks to such initiatives, we are promoting and strengthening local productions. Our cultural strategy is providing more platforms for further professionalization within the sector, and through such projects not only are we enhancing this sector, but we’re providing further outlets for the deliverance of original productions and making culture and the arts more accessible to society”, stated Minister Owen Bonnici during his visit.
Through Arts Council Malta, the ministry is assisting the commissioning of original musical theatre productions in Maltese by supporting shows such as ‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’, whilst also supporting new talent and youth working with established artists.
‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’ is an original musical in Maltese penned by Malcolm Galea. The songs are all part of Malta’s own king of rock ‘n roll Freddie Portelli’s extensive discography. With the direction of Sean Buhagiar, and under the musical arrangement of Mro Dominic Galea, this musical is creating lots of excitement.
With the participation of popular and professional actors, singers and dancers, such as Kevin Borg, Davide Tucci, Amber, Marilena, Petra, Frank Zammit, Luke Dalli, Leontine, Jamie Cardona, Michela Galea, Taryn Mamo Cefai, Colin Fitz, Max Dingli, Manwel Cassar, Warren Bonello, who is also the choreographer, and many, many more, this is sure to be a big spectacle. The cast is made up of more than 50 performers, and the whole team reaches at least 100 people.
‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’ premieres on the 9th of August. The dates are 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 of August, starting at 8:30pm, and it is taking place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. 
The show is in Maltese, but will also have subtitles for those who are not Maltese speaking.
‘Il-Kbir Għadu Ġej’ is-supported by Arts Council Malta, which falls within the Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
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