Saxola (Sax) Ketshengane best known for his role as Max in etv Z’bondiwe season 3 is a musical theatre performer from Adelaide and Fort Beaufort, Eastern Cape based in Johannesburg. He completed his B-tech in Musical Theatre at Tshwane University of Technology. His career for Musical Theatre was ignited the second he was part of the Hairspray The Musical (2011) cast at The Alexander Playhouse in East London, while he was studying Drama and music at Cambridge High School.
His musical theatre credits include: Sarafina The Musical (2013), Legally Blonde The Musical (2014), Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 The Musical (2015), Seussical jnr The Musical (2016), Calling us home (2017), Janice Honeyman’s Pinocchio Pantomime (2017) and Snow White Pantomime (2018).
Sax has also performed at many corporate companies such as Tailormade group, Frog group, and Live Co as a dancer. Other credits include TV lead commercial roles: One Life (2017), KFC (2017), Sanral (2017). Singer at the Suncity resort (2014-2015), sharing the stage with Legendary John Khani in Tony Kgoroge’s Tshwane 2020 (2014) and a dancer for Kgalakgadi (2015) choreographed by Thabo Rapoo.
Besides being a performer, he is also a creative. He holds credit for composing the full scores of Wiseman Chauke’s Elixir The Musical (2015) and Qina The Musical (2018) which premiered at the South African State Theatre and also had a run at the National Arts Festival (2019). He was also musical director of a song and dance show “Izwi” ( 2016) That premiered at the Carousel Casino in Hammanskraal.
During 2019-2020 period, he’s been performing overseas on cruise ships such as Mein Schiff (Tui Cruises, German company) and MSC Divina (Italian company) through which he has traveled to over 30 countries.