• Seventh 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 2016
  • Grand Finale to be held on 4th December 2016 in Pune

Pune, October 17, 2016:Vodafone Rangasangeet, the iconic annual state level musical and prose one-act-play competition for budding theatre artists in Maharashtra & Goa is back with its seventh edition. Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers in association with Theatre Academy today jointly announce the call for entries for

Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016.
Vodafone Rangasangeet was conceptualised with the primary objective to encourage, enliven and promote Marathi musical plays – a more reformed and challenging mode of theatre. As has been the tradition since 2010, this year too, the preliminary rounds will be held in six cities viz Nashik (10th and 11thNovember), Aurangabad (12th and 13thNovember), Goa & Kankawli (15th to 17thNovember), Ratnagiri (18th and 19thNovember) and Pune (21st to 25th November). The winning teams from each city will qualify for the Grand Finale to be held on 4thDecember at Balgandharva Rangamandir in Pune and 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 1st Nov 2016. The participating teams need to be a registered group within the theatre circle .To register for participating in Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016, call on 9158867111 or write a mail to theatreacademypune@gmail.com. For more information, please log onto http://www.tapune.com
Speaking about Vodafone 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 talent in Marathi theatre. Vodafone Rangasangeet has 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 by Vodafone Rangasangeet has been getting bigger and better. Last year, we saw over 100 teams from Maharashtra and Goa participating in Vodafone Rangasangeet. I am delighted to announce the opening of entries to Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016 and eagerly look forward to some great theatre moments as the various city level rounds commence in the second half of November 2016.”
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, Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Kenkre, Subodh Bhave, Mukta Barve, Rakesh Sarang, Amol Palekar, Shrirang Godbole, and many more have been on the expert jury panel of Vodafone Rangasangeet.

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