On Saturday the 20 July 2013, I played ‘Sigmund von Schnitzel’ – an Austrian circus ringmaster, and the ringmaster of ceremonies for UCT Ballroom’s Vaudeville Circus. This was UCT Ballroom’s first showcase of ballroom and latin dancing, and it was my job to give a voice to the production.

The character is a blend of the MC from Cabaret, a creepy clown, and my own questionable Austrian accent.

Here’s the promo video for the event:

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Here’s the showreel of the character:

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And here’s the promo for the DVD of the finished product:

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I had tremendous fun playing this character (always fun to be ever so slightly evil) and am really looking forward to reprising my role as MC for next year’s showcase – but with a very different character.

Videos by Arran Graham of www.afgphoto.co.za