Cape Town Boardwalk - Juy 15, 2014

What's On - Cape Town

• The Magic of Operetta runs July 22 at the Baxter Concert Hall. Director, producer, singer and academic, Angelo Gobbato, will stage a programme tracing the development of operetta from its French beginnings to the modern musical. 7.30pm. R125 at Computicket.

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Rust Coloured Skirt will be performed at Artscape on Sunday.

• Rust Coloured Skirt, presented by Alfred Hinkel’s Garage Productions, at Artscape on Sunday at 6pm. In aid of Cape Town dance legend Christopher Kindo who is battling a life-threatening illness. Rust Coloured Skirt is an auto-biographical consideration of dance as a medium through which life is experienced, from the perspectives Hinkel, Debbie Goodman-Bhyatt, Adelaide Majoor and Byron Klassen. R80 to R120 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.

• Bhabha runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Artscape Theatre. Bhabha, (meaning “to fly” in Xhosa), a new Jazzart work, framed within the themes of democracy and freedom, is choreographed by Moeketsi Koena and directed by Jackï Job. 8.15pm. R80 to R100 at Computicket.

• Oklahoma (Rodgers and Hammerstein musical) runs from Saturday to August 3 at the Artscape Theatre. Based on the classic stage musical. 7.30pm. R100 to R205 at Computicket.

• Sinnerman runs from Thursday to Sunday at The Masque Theatre. South African singer Auriol Hays in a tribute to Nina Simone with her own compositions. 8pm. Tickets R100 at 021 788 1898.

• The Modern Africa runs from Thursday to Saturday at the Alexander Theatre. Would you be able to spot the African if they walked into a room? Probably not! There have been many false assumptions that have been circulating in recent years regarding who and what the African is. Now the time has come for the truth to emerge. A species unlike any other: this lecture sheds a light on the identity of the African in the 21st century. 8pm. R100. Tel: 021 300 1088.

• Desire Under the Elms runs until July 26 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Eugene O’Neill is considered one of the world’s greatest playwrights and the father of modern American drama. This production transposes O’Neill’s New England setting to the Eastern Cape in the 1890s. 7pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Fishers of Hope ends August 2 at the Baxter Theatre. Set along the lakes of Kenya, Lara Foot’s production explores the theme of hope: its essence, its longevity and its possible demise. Starring Mncedisi Shabangu, Shaun Oelf, Phillip Dikotla, Lesedi Job, Phillip Tipo Tindisa. Choreographer: Grant van Ster. Lighting: Benever Arendse. 7:30pm. R120 at Computicket.

• Slowly runs from Thursday to August 3 at the Artscape Arena. As invading barbarians approach the palace of a decaying culture, four princesses debate their fate. 7pm. R80 at Computicket.

• The Shadow of the Hummingbird ends July 26 at The Fugard Theatre. Written, directed and starring Athol Fugard, who returns to the stage after an absence of 15 years and plays opposite Marviantos Baker in this intimate, delicate two-hander. 8pm. R130 to R150 at Computicket.

• Bokele and the Sun ends Saturday at the Rosebank Theatre. An African creation story told with puppets, created by Isabelle Grobler and Jill Joubert. 10pm. R50 at

• Vaslav runs from Thursday to August 9 at the Kalk Bay Theatre. A new cabaret celebrating the life of legendary Russian ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky. Performed by Godfrey Johnson and directed by Lara Bye. 8pm. R80. For further information and bookings see

• A Handful of Keys ends August 10 at the Theatre on the Bay. Ian Von Memerty and Jonathan Roxmouth celebrate the 20th anniversary of their show. 8pm. R95 to R165 at Computicket.

• Alice in Wonderland ends Sunday at Canal Walk’s centre court. Lewis Carroll’s much-loved classic will be brought to life by the award-winning duo, Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer. Tuesdays to Sundays at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm. R70. Book at Computicket.

• The Music of Queen ends August 30 at the Grandwest Theatre. A musical tribute to rock band Queen. 8.30pm. R90 at Computicket.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre, V&A Waterfront. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. For information, see or call 021 447 7237.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets:from R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

• Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers & Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• To appear, e-mail all theatre-related information to Atiyyah Khan at Atzushka@ by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put ‘boardwalk’ in the subject line of your e-mail.

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