RHUMBELOW THEATRE: The Family Players and Friends – Allan Quihampton, Derek Pearce, Greg Baptie, Roland Stansell and guests Derek De Froberville and Rowan Bartlett – star in Bad Habits. Enjoy an evening of fun, outrageous costumes, huge eyelashes, over-the-top wigs and make-up “to die for, doll”.
Runs on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. Venue opens 90 minutes before the show so bring a picnic dinner. R100 at Computicket, or call Roland at 031 205 7602.
SEABROOKES THEATRE: The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspre (Abriged) stages from today to June 22 at 7.30pm nightly and Sunday at 2.30pm. R75 for adults and R50 for students, pensioners and block bookings. Directed by Peter Court, this international hit comedy races through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in just 97 minutes (including a 15-minute interval) and stars actors Adam Doré, Marc Kay and Clinton Small. Bookings, info: 031 277 1570 or Marc at 072 435 8725. Tickets also available at the door before the show.
HERITAGE THEATRE: The popular Gee Jays are back, for one week only, with a compilation show of some of their finest and funniest material called Snippets. The show runs from today until Thursday. The Gee Jays – Gary McKenzie, Grant Bell and John Didlick – will perform excerpts from Not The Full Monty, The Three Tonners and Book Club to Bad Moon Rising, Who’s Your Daddy? and Boep Idles. R165 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch and R195 Wednesday to Saturday including a two-course meal.
There are three promotional “low price previews” on today, tomorrow and Thursday when tickets will be on a buy-one-get-one-free basis. To book call 031 765 4197.
THE BARNYARD THEATRE: To commemorate Father’s Day, The Barnyard Theatre at Gateway will stage Classic Rock on Thursday only. This production pays tribute to the timeless rock bands from the Sixties, Seventies and early Eighties. Expect to hear hits from Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Bad Company, Jimi Hendrix, Uriah Heep, Pink Floyd and more. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are R80. Bookings: 031 566 3045.
Moonshadows pays tribute to the sounds of Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Adele, Carrie Underwood, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, Shania Twain and more. Ends June 24.
Expect a soulful show incorporating the greatest sounds in acoustic rock which inevitably translate into some foot-stomping sing-alongs.
R135 Wednesday to Saturday, with specials of R100 every Tuesday night and Sunday matinee. For bookings and enquiries, call 031 566 3045.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Abbamaniacs, written and directed by Aaron McIlroy. Ends June 24. This musical comedy features hits by the legendary Swedish super group, and stars McIlroy as psychotic wannabe DJ Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, who is an obsessive Abba fanatic who hijacks East Coast Radio’s airwaves to flood listeners’ homes with an ongoing string of his idols’ hits. Lisa Bobbert, Marion Loudon, Pinkie Mtshali, Cobus van Heerden and Sean de Klerk also star. 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 3pm Sundays. R150 at Computicket.
CATALINA THEATRE: The popular Dingalings Productions, renowned for their children’s theatre, present the delightful Cinderella daily at 11am (except Mondays) from June 26 to July 16. Prepare to be dazzled by all the enchantment and magic of this well loved story featuring comedians Koobeshen Naidoo and Henry Ramkissoon.
This interactive play ends with a boat cruise around the harbour. R50 for show, R70 with the boat ride. Bookings: 031 305 6889 or www.strictlytickets.com. The show is suitable for children older than two years.
VARIOUS VENUES: The funny Karou Charou is back with a new show, Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. PG 16.R100 at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers.
The show tours The Odeon (in Chatsworth) on Friday, Umfolozi Casino (in Empangeni) on Saturday, Ladysmith on Friday, June 29, Newcastle on Saturday, June, 30, Umzinto on Friday, June 13, and at the Golden HorseCasino in Pietermaritzburg on July 27 and 28.
For info on venues, show times and tickets for each venue call 031 402 1142 or 031 403 9527.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Bookings are open for the 12th annual Rainbow Young Performers’ Project: the high-energy, girl-power celebration, Legally Blonde, which will be staged from July 3 to 15. Legally Blonde tells the story of college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Elle Woods, who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down her credit cards, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School.
Based on the movie of the same name, Legally Blonde is directed by Themi Venturas, choreographed by Daisy Spencer with vocal and musical support by Charon Williams Ros studio.
R100 or R80 at Computicket. Info: Mandisa Tshiqi at 031 201-4750
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