– Call for entries open for the sixth edition of the popular annual state level musical and prose one-act-play competition for budding theatre artistes
– Preliminary rounds in six cities – Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Goa, Ratnagiri and Kankawli in November 2015
– Grand Finale to be held on December 2015 in Pune
Pune, September 03, 2015:Vodafone Rangasangeet, the iconic annual state level musical and prose one-act-play competition for budding theatre talent in Maharashtra & Goa is back this year in its sixth edition. Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers in association with Theatre Academy has been organizing the Vodafone Rangasangeet each year since 2010.Ashish Chandra, Business Head Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India, today announced the Call for Entries to Vodafone Rangasangeet 2015, in the presence ofShri Prasad Purandare of Theatre Academyand eminent Marathi Film and Theatre personalities.
Vodafone Rangasangeet was conceptualised with the primary objective to encourage, enliven and promote Musical plays in the Marathi language – a more reformed and challenging mode of theatre. As per tradition, this year too, thepreliminary rounds will be held in six cities viz Aurangabad (20th and 21st November), Nashik (22nd and 23rd November), Goa (24th November), Kankawli (25th and 26th November), Ratnagiri (28th November) and Pune (30th November – 1st December). The winning teams from each city will qualify for the Grand Finale to be held at Balgandharva Rangamandir in Pune. Shortlisted teams will get an opportunity to perform in front of eminent theatre and cinema personalities. The winning teams will be entitled to a cash prize worth INR 1 lakh for musical and INR 10,000 for prose along with a host of other prizes worth INR 5 lakh.
Entries from colleges, stand-alone groups and theatre associations will be accepted till 10th November. The participating teams need to be a registered group within the theatre circle .To register for participating in Vodafone Rangasangeet 2015, call on 9158867111 or write a mail to [email protected]
Speaking aboutVodafone Rangasangeet, Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India said, “ Today Vodafone Rangasangeet has gone on to become one of the most credible platforms for the finest budding talentin Marathi theatre. Vodafone Rangasangeethas been able to take the perception of art and its forms beyond just a hobby, rather giving talented artistes a much needed support to display their skills, while encouraging youth to pursue their dreams and build a career in theatre.With each passing year, the number and quality of entries received byVodafone Rangasangeet has been getting bigger and better. Last year, we saw 112 teams from Maharashtra and Goa participating in Vodafone Rangasangeet. I am delighted to announce the opening of entries to Vodafone Rangasangeet2015 and eagerly look forward to some great theatre moments as the various city level rounds commence in the second half of November 2015.”
Prasad Purandare of Theatre Academy said, “Our association with Vodafone goes back to 2010 when Vodafone Rangasangeet was launched. Over the years, Vodafone Rangasangeet as a property has received tremendous accolades from the Theatre Fraternity across Maharashtra and Goa. Some of the participants in the past have moved on to achieve fame in Marathi Film and TV industry. With constant support from Vodafone, I am confident that Vodafone Rangasangeet will continue to provide an ideal platform for budding theatre enthusiasts.”
Over the years, eminent personalities like Mahesh Manjarekar, SachinKhedekar, Vijay Kenkre, SubodhBhave, MuktaBarve, Rakesh Sarang, AmolPalekar, ShrirangGodbole, and many more have been on the expert jury panel of Vodafone Rangasangeet.