THE BARNYARD THEATRE: Dancing In The Street criss-crosses the globe and visits exotic destinations such as the Rio Carnival, the Mardi Gras Carnival in New Orleans, the Cape Minstrel Carnival, St Patrick’s Day in Ireland, the Halloween Festival, the Soccer World Cup 2010 and a New Year’s Eve celebration at New York City’s Times Square. Expect tributes to Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Carlos Santana, Bob Marley and others. Ends March 11. Tickets: R135 from Wednesday to Saturday, with specials of R100 on Tuesday nights and the Sunday matinee. Call 031 566 3045, or e-mail [email protected]
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: KickstArt presents Marc Camoletti’s hilarious comedy farce Don’t Dress for Dinner until Sunday.
In a private game lodge near the Kruger Park, Bernie is hoping to entertain his celebrity mistress, Suzy, for the weekend. He has arranged for a chef to furnish gourmet delights, is in the process of packing off his wife, Jackie, to her mom’s for the weekend, and has invited along his best friend, Rob, as a suitable alibi. It’s foolproof. What can possibly go wrong?
The production stars Tim Wells, Bryan Hiles, Clare Mortimer, Jailoshini Naidoo, Janna Ramos-Violante and Nhlakanipho Manqele.
Performances are at 7.30pm from Tuesday to Saturday, at 2.30pm on Saturday and at 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets: R130, R100 for students, pensioners at Computicket. For block bookings and sold performances: Ailsa Windsor at 083 250 2690, or e-mail [email protected]
THE PUMPKIN THEATRE: It Takes Two is a tribute featuring duets from the world of rock, country and pop. Starring Danny Fisher and his “angels” – Danielle and Joanne Fisher – and a live band, the show will run on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons until March 18. Tickets: R140 for a meal and the show, or R80 for the show only. Call 032 946 2121.
IZULU THEATRE: Catch the touring comedy show, Beauty and the Charou: Double Trouble… of the Laughing Kind on Friday as Beauty Ramapelepele and the Karou Charou join forces on stage.
Ramapelepele is a 50-year-old nouveau-riche Houghton mother of two and describes herself as the perfect South African weapon: a black, bright, beautiful, bitchy woman at the top of her business and social game.
The charismatic Charou brings his brash, unapologetic style of comedy to the table, laced with expletives and trademark forays into the audience.
The show’s format will see both artists do stand-up sets before joining forces in a routine that will involve the audience. No under 13s.
Tickets: R120 (reserved), early bird limited tickets at R80 at Computicket. Call 083 660 1424.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE: Godfrey Johnson in The Jukebox Favourites. The show take place from Friday to Sunday. Expect songs by Leonard Cohen, Madonna, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Tom Lehar, Billy Joel, among others. Tickets: R100. Bring food picnic baskets. Book at Computicket, or e-mail Roland [email protected]
THE PLAYHOUSE: Think Theatre’s production of Shakespeare’s tragedy Othelloends March 12. Directed by Clare Mortimer, it offers a valuable aid for pupils it as a set work. Schools performances of Othello are held daily, Mondays to Fridays, at 9am and noon, with a public performance at 7pm on Thursday, February 29. Tickets cost R45 (R70 for the public performance). To book, call 083 251 9412.
THE ODEON: Aaron McIlroy is one of South Africa’s most popular entertainers with a string of stage blockbusters under his belt. He will perform Unplucked at The Odeon, in Chatsworth, at 7.30pm on Saturday. Expect some unforgettable reunions with Bruce Syringenson, Truscott Price, Joel Liebenburg, Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, Veejay Moodley, Lavern Levine, Pepe Gonzales as McIlroy unleashes his ever-changing jamboree of mayhem on his audiences. Tickets: R80 from B Nagiahs outlets. Call 083 660 1424.
THE PLAYHOUSE: Neil Coppen’s Abnormal Loads runs from March 16 to 31. Previews are at 7.30pm on March 16, and at 2.30pm on March 17, with the opening night’s show at 7.30pm on March 17. Shows during the run are at 7.30pm on Tuesdays to Saturdays, with 2.30pm matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. There will not be evening shows on Sundays, or a show on March 21.
The production offers powerful socio-historical perspectives for pupils, and two morning schools performances will be held on March 22. Early booking is advised. at Computicket or call 031 369 9540. For school and group bookings, call Margie Coppen at 083 251 9412.
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