PAST CLIENTS / PAST VENTURES THEATRE
National tour of South Africa
Starring: Pat Gill - Las Vegas, Maureen Donne,
Assistant Stage Manager – Sound Engineer
Meropa – African Spectacular! (Royal Command Performance)
Starring: Mara Louw, Betty Mtombeni
Music: Vitor Ntoni
Stage Manager & Marketing & Promotions
Gypsy Starring Libby Morris - UK
Bonny Langford - UK
Special Effects and Lighting & Children & Animal Chaperone
Starring: Joan Brickhill, Ron Alexander
Music: Boris Cohen
Assistant Stage Manager & Marketing & Promotions
Port Elizabeth Season
Sound of Music
Starring: Diane Todd & Louis Burke
Props Manager Durban Season
HIS MAJESTYS THEATRE - JOHANNESBURG
Joseph & Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
Starring: Richard Loring, Bruce Millar, Alvon Collinson
Stars of the American Ballet - New York US Cast
The Magic Show – Presto! Broadway
UK Cast Equus – Pieter Toerien Management
Sound Engineer Johannesburg
Richiardi – Magic Show
US MAGICIAN ALL STAR CAST
MASERU HOLIDAY INN THEATRE
World Strip Festival – Maseru
Director, Staging and Costumes
International cast from Germany, Philippines, France, Indonesia
Ray Charles Show
Starring Ray Charles
Featuring Johnny Clegg & Juluka
Stage Design, Stage Director
MARKET THEATRE COMPLEX MANAGER
African Odyssey – African Spectacular!
Starring: Mara Louw, Sammy Brown
Music: Vitor Ntoni
Production & Stage Manager & Marketing & Promotions
BRIAN BROOKE THEATRE
Cole - Cole Porter
International Cast and Show
Birds of Paradise
Management: Hymie Udwin
Starring: John Lesley, Patricia Saunders, George Korelan
Stage & Touring Manager
OPENING WILDCOAST SUN CASINO RESORT & THEATRE
ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER & SPECIAL EVENTS
Gwen Brisco Show Direct from Las Vegas
Starring: Gwen Brisco Dancers & Rotating Overseas Specialty Act
Show Director & Lighting and Sound
Wild Frenzy Rotating UK Overseas Speciality Acts
Starring: Carlo Spetto Dancers
Overseas Specialty Acts
Concept, Stage Director
Starring: Carlo Spetto Dancers Rotating US Overseas Speciality Acts
Concept, Stage Director
Show Toured Internationally
Bertha Egnos Full South Africa cast
Follow up to Ipi Tombi international hit show
Bertha Egnos Full South African Cast
ARTIST MANAGEMENT - PRODUCTION MANAGER - STAGE MANAGER –
DESIGN LIGHTING – SOUND – PR & PROMOTIONS -
Eugene du Plessis hails from Port
Elizabeth where he started his career as an amateur theatre enthusiast making a
name for himself as a stage manager, lighting and sound operator. On his 22nd birthday he joined the
Brickhill Burke theatrical management team in Johannesburg.
Having learnt from the best, he
was introduced to spectacular entertainment, cabaret, musicals and events. Brickhill Burke’s Follies Spectacular, Minstrel
Follies, Meropa Drums of Africa, Sound of Music and Gypsy, during their 8 week
seasons in each of the major centres in South Africa.
Having gained his experience @
His Majesty’s Theatre in the formal theatre environment, working on hit West
End shows like Bertha Egnos’ Ipi Tombi, Clarence Wilsons’ Meropa, Presto Magic
Show, Cole (Cole Porter) & Equus and Richiardi a world famous magician. Locally Pippin, Birds of Paradise and Andrew
Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice’s Joseph and his amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Casino Resort Opening
He was Entertainment &
Special Events Manager - Opening the Wild Coast Casino resort in Kwa-Zulu Natal
& directing (Gwen Brisco – Bob Andersen – from Las Vegas, Dancin Wild, Wild
Frenzy and Champagne Follies shows. Eugene
was a member of a team responsible for organising of first ANC Bosberaad and
the drafting of the new Labour legislation conferences at the Aloe Ridge Hotel
just outside Johannesburg.
Mega stars of Pop!
Mass hysteria was caused at
Shopping Centres and Night Clubs when the touring shows of super stars often
being mistaken for the real Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and Madonna
"Look-a-Likes" from Las Vegas – being featured in the SA Tour.
Another exciting club promotion
that he was involved in was the staging of the Planet Dance World FREESTYLE
Finals in South Africa. Three Planet dance CD's were launched and sold in
excess of a million copies.
Major South African Launch for
When Spoornet decided to launch a
new train service Shozolosa Meyl service they called on him to conceptualize
the national corporate identity launch at Expo Centre, with the artistic and
technical control, plus simultaneous satellite broadcast to all regions,
falling under his watchful eye. The Ministers
Jeff Radebe and Dullah Omar were keynote speakers. Post launches in East London and Bloemfontein
with regional presentations. This was a
R3 Million rand launch.
Major Retail Shopping Centre
Having done that and been there,
Eugene changed direction into the Retail World with the opening of the Tyger
Valley shopping centre in Cape Town, as promotions manager, this was the
largest shopping centre in the Western Cape at the time. The Shopping Centre initiated late night
shopping featured a fully equipped promotions hydraulic stage with lighting,
sound and a white grand piano and several resident entertainers, for
spectacular promotions and events.
Returning to Johannesburg to
conceive and direct the Closing Ceremony of the last Rand Show at the Milner
Park Showground. This spectacular show
with the theme Yesterday Today and Tomorrow featured a cast of thousands,
animals, acrobats, marching bands, army displays and a reenactment of the Paul
Kruger opening the first Rand Show in the late 1900’s.
Snack Food Company
After joining Simba snack Food
Company he literally turned this corporate multi-billion rand company into a
fun loving innovative and market leader with spectacular events, entertainment
and outside event driven promotions. He was responsible for increasing the
sales @ The NASEC Expo centre within a 2 week period in excess of R300K.
As an Out of the Box thinker he
conceptualized several of South Africa’s biggest Motor vehicle launches
i.e Volkswagen Jetta, BMW’s M60 engine in
the BMW 520i and 518i models, Renault, Rover, Toyota, Mitsubishi and SAMAG trucks.
Entertainment Line & Eugene
du Plessis launched the first mobile credit card machine in South Africa with
Nedbank as the banking partner.
Customer Care beckoned with the
introduction of the CPA Consumer Protection Act and the appointment of the
first Consumer Goods and Service Ombud.
The customer care call centre was based in Cape Town.
In order to keep up with the
current trends in the industry, Eugene started exploring avenues to introduce
social media into the Customer Care arena.
With the phenomena and the success of social media in the mainstream
marketing, where it has matured and is now an accepted platform to communicate
and to provide an immediate response mechanism on mobile, laptop and PC’s
Monitoring – Create – Creating on-line
Presence – on-line Reputation Management - Database Management & Email
As you can see Eugene du Plessis
has gained the reputation as a multi-talented personality that excels in
everything he puts his name and signature to.
In response to our recent
communication, we would hereby like to explore social media opportunities with
you and your management team.