South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: book at Computicket.
Tshwane Comedy Nights: R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door. 8pm. Saturday: Pule and Elton Mduduzi Ntuli.
Jazz and African Music Nights: 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door: Friday: Jeff Maluleke with Nu Bump.
February 28: Abbey Cindi.
Night of the Poets: R50 at Computicket, R70 at the door. Thursday: the launch of the Marikana Poetry Anthology by Dr Raphael d’Abdon followed by a performance by writer, performance poet, workshop facilitator and programme director Natalia Molebatsi.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, book at Computicket or the door:
BosKombuis with Stef Bos and Koos Kombuis. 8pm. Friday and Saturday. R150 to R170.
Middag Konsert met Joe Niemand. 4pm. Sunday. R130.
Radio Kalahari Orkes. 8pm. Monday.
Cabernet-Cabaret with Magda van Biljon and Clinton Zerf. 8pm. February 25. R120.
Gary Moore Tribute with Nathan Smith. 8pm. February 26. R140 to R180.
Navi Redd. 8pm. February 28. R130 to R150.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Strictly No 1s. Chart-toppers and milestones. Ends March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk Street, Sunnyside. Bookings [email protected] or call 012 440 4834.
The Crucible, by students of the Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Drama and Film (Drama), fusing the Handspring Puppet Company to create a unique theatricality. February 25 and March 1 at 3pm. R40 adults, R25 students.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
Lunch Hour Concerts: Thursdays. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free. Thursday: Piano Spectacular with music department piano students.
February 27: The Karendra Devroop and roland Moses Duo with jazz on piano and saxophone.
Masker Theatre, 012 420 3644:
Liewe Heksie en die Rotbende: the Drama Department of the University of Pretoria children’s theatre production. Ends Saturday, weekdays 9am, Saturdays 10am and 3pm. Children R30, adults R35, block bookings of 20 or more R25pp. Bookings: Yvonne Rabie at 012 420 2558 or [email protected]
Laughing Chefs, 217 Soutpansberg Rd, Rietondale, Pretoria Moot, Esrida at 072 511 4946 or Maggie at 082 823 7846:
From Berlin to Bebop, with jazz musicians Barbara Tellinger and John Fresk. February 28. 7pm. R280, includes a three-course dinner. Bookings essential, as above.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door.
Haal Asem en Leer Dans. Lochner de Kock sings songs from his new cd, with guitarist Joshua Oosthuizen. Friday. 8pm. R100, R90.
Op Reis with Lieze Stassen. Saturday. 7pm.
Wiaan Fourie and Maritza Sing Country. February 26. 7pm.
Helene Bester. February 28. 7pm.
Call for independent productions: The State Theatre is offering South African theatre practitioners the opportunity to stage their work shown at two of its theatre spaces, the Momentum theatre and the Intimate theatre, for the period July 2014 to March 2015, under the banner of its independent theatre programme STIPP (The State Theatre Independent Productions Programme). STIPP offers a platform to independent theatre practitioners where they can stage their productions at the State Theatre with no venue charges and receive technical support including the use of State Theatre resources like décor, costume, marketing and a fee of R25 000 for each production. The independent producers will receive 60 percent of the door takings. Proposals can be submitted to: thabiso@ statetheatre.co.za. For more info, contact Paul Grootboom or Thabiso Qwabe at 012 392 4000. The application deadline is Friday.
The State Theatre is looking to train up-and-coming performers through its musical theatre programme, The Studio. Part of The Studio is a dynamic musical theatre performance training programme, TTT (Towards the Triple Threat), which gives budding performers who seek a professional career in musical theatre a dense training experience. This involves a strong skill-set of acting, singing and dancing. The TTT is an intensive 10-month programme with compulsory daily attendance (weekdays from 9am to 5pm) which, upon completion, will enable the budding performers with the required skill-set to competently perform in a professional theatre environment or to graduate to the main programme of The Studio, the Professional Performers Programme (PPP). TTT training will at at times involve extended training workshops and strategic interactions with the professional performers from the PPP. Admission to the TTT is by audition only, and those auditions will be held until tomorrow. For more info, call Paul Grootboom at 012 392 4000 or e-mail [email protected]
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets. co.za:
Volunteer Man. Ends Saturday.
Classical music concerts. Fridays. 1pm. R40, box office, 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: More Notes on Shakespeare! Poetry, music by Isabel Bradley and Susan van Wyk. Expect Chaminade, Faure, Saint-Saens, Schuman.
POPArt Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, CBD. Bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Your Gods Must be Crazy, with Martin Evans. Thursday to Saturday.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: book at 0861 670 670:
The Mandela Theatre:
Flames of Desire, by the Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires, until Sunday.
Dance Spectrum Freedom Songs, by the National School of the Arts. February 28. 7pm for 7.30pm.
NSA’s Festival of Fame: February 26 to March 1. R80 for a full day’s programme, Wednesday to Friday, and R100 for evening and weekend performances. School bookings: Charmaine Stander: [email protected] or 011 339 6539.
Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
Festival of Fame: The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco, and I Stand Before you Naked, by Joyce Carol Oats.
The Chilli Boy with Matthew Ribnick. February 27 to March 1. Book as above, school bookings: [email protected] or 011 339 6539.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show, until March 30. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.
Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:
After Forever Tour. R440 to R495pp.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, CBD, 011 832 1641:
The Colored Museum, wit, humour and high sophistication, written by George C Wolfe, directed by James Ngcobo. Ends Sunday.
Barney Simon Theatre:
Ukutshona ko Mendi… Did We Dance? Ends March 16. Tuesday to Saturday 8.15pm and Sunday 3.15pm. R79 on Tuesday.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings: 011 484 1584/5. Enquiries: [email protected]
It’s Your Life (HIV/Aids Awareness Programme) in partnership with the Dept of Education for pupils, teaching life-skills necessary to face the challenges of life. Ends Friday. Visit www.national childrenstheatre.org.za or call Sydwell Koopedi: 071 313 2483 or 011 484 1577.
Blue Room: Drama class for age group five to seven. Saturday mornings during government school term. 10am to 11am. R600 a term. Call 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or Cindy.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Groot Grap 2, with Barry Hilton, Lizz Meiring, Mark Banks, Dowwe Dolla, Melt Sieberhagen, Christo Davids, Jody Abrahams, Hannes Brummer and Piet Potgieter. March 1 at 8pm. R110 to R160 at Computicket.
Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361:
Josie Field and Laurie Levine Side by Side, March 2. 3pm to 5.30pm, R125. Book as above.
Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood (entrance off Newport Rd), 011 442 3232:
Gardens of the Equinox: Jill Richards will perform with Swiss drummer/composer Christophe Fellay. Violinist Waldo Alexander will perform Clare Loveday’s music Sunday at 4pm. Free.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric, 011 248 5000:
Comedy Central Presents Sex. Hosted by John Vlismas, Celeste Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi, Anele Mdoda and Nik Rabinowitz. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R205 to R390 at Computicket.
Naina – For Your Eyes Only. With the Jhankaar School of dance. Sunday. 3pm. R125 to R310 at Computicket or the box office.
Young Ballet Stars of the World. February 25 and 26. 8pm. R120 to R360 at Computicket.
Basket Mouth and The Three Kings Uncensored. Nigerian act with SA comedians Mpho Popps, Skhumba Hlophe and Donovan Goliath. February 28. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
Stand Up with featuring Nik Rabinowitz. March 1. R120 to R150 at Computicket. PG16.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Warts and All. Friday to March 9, Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays noon. Tickets R130.
Melrose Arch, 0861 623 263:
Citadel 20 Hats – Celebrating 20 years of social change. An unplugged concert with Johannesburg Festival Orchestra Quartet with Freshlyground and Vusi Mahlasela. Thursday at 5pm. Free, but you are asked to contribute to the development cause. (In front of Meat Company Restaurant, Joburg).
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356:
Cinderella. Ends Sunday. Book at 0911 674 1457.
Soweto Theatre, c/o Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani, Soweto: book at Computicket.
And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses, by Zakes Mda. Opens Thursday at 7.30pm for 8pm.
University of Johannesburg Theatre, Joburg,
Women of Trachis, tragedy by Sophocles, (sub-titled in English). Director Thomas Moschopoulos will introduce the play. Friday and Saturday. Bookings: [email protected] or 079 777 7871.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Hate Radio, of the International Institute of Political Murder. Ends Friday. Book at www.webtickets.co.za.
Tracing Structural Elements of Ancient Greek Tragedy, a two-day workshop hosted by the Greek Embassy. Today and tomorrow. Participants to be 20 years or older, stage experience required.The workshop is practically focused and all theoretical information will accompany or follow the action. A basic knowledge of ancient Greek dramaturgy and mythology is advised. Participants might be asked to learn a monologue from an ancient Greek tragedy (in English). Two six-hour sessions daily, 9am to 4pm. Bookings: [email protected] Enquiries: Catherine Pisanti at 011 717 1376.
Edge of Wrong Festival. Jonathan Crossley, a jazz guitarist and a PhD candidate, in a performance in partial fulfilment of his PhD requirements with a new hand-built guitar. Carlo Mombelli, Jonathan Sweetman and Justin Badenhorst will accompany. Saturday. E-mail caroline@ flowsa.com or call Caroline Smith: 082 612 1234.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376:
Carlo Mombelli – Stories. cd launch with Mombelli, Kyle Shepherd, Kesivan Naidoo and Mbuso Khozal. Sunday. 6pm. R80 at www.webtickets.co.za, R85 at the door.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown:
Concert Series by Johannesburg Musical Society. Cellist Peter Bruns and his pianist wife Annagret Kuttner feature in a romantic programme (Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro, Opus 70, Chopin’s Cello Sonata, Opus 65 and Brahms’ Sonata in F for Cello and Piano, Opus 99.) on Sunday. 5pm. R145 to R170 at Computicket, or from 4pm on the day, at the box office. Enquiries: www.jms.org.za or 011 728 5492.
Call for Entries:
National Eisteddfod Academy’s 2014 Young Artist Awards competition has launched a new competition for top achievers in the Creative Arts. This competition is separate from the NEA Young Performer Awards Competition, providing specifically for the performing arts genres. All art works must be submitted to the NEA office by February 28. Art works of finalists will be on display at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on May 17. Entry forms, entry fees and more information at www.eisteddfod.co.za. Or contact 011 886 6005, e-mail [email protected]
The Joburg City Theatres’ Youth Development in partnership with Drama for Life is launching an intervention programme called Introduction to Performing Arts and Arts Management. It is an outcome-based programme that encompasses business and artistic practical projects where the participants will have to produce a production, market it and their entire organisation, build an audience/market, maintain proper business records and administration. The programme has three levels over three years. All community-based groups in Gauteng can collect application forms from Joburg Theatre at the box office. Forms must be returned by tomorrow, accompanied with the group’s profile. Each group must prepare a five- to 15-minute presentation. Auditions are on Friday at 10am at the Cas Coovadia Studio, Joburg Theatre. For info call or e-mail Mlindelwa 011 877 6867 or [email protected]
Veronica Paeper, artistic director and choreo-grapher for The South African National Dance Trust, will hold auditions for professional dancers for her production of Spartacus to be staged next year. Auditions for professional, athletic classical ballet and contemporary dancers (male and female) will take place in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban. Applicants should e-mail robyntaylor @iafrica.com, requesting an audition in your city, by February 20. Applications to include a one-page CV, a full-colour headshot and a full-length shot. Proposed dates for auditions: March 7 to 20. Dancers applying must be available until July 26.
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• For inclusion in Boardwalk, e-mail details to clare.braun @inl.co.za by Thursday.