South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Twisted, a story of corruption, betrayal and deceit set in the twisted world of politics. Written and directed by Joseph Komani. March 29 to April 7. 8pm. Tuesdays R30, Wednesday and Thursday R80, Friday to Sunday R100 (students and pensioners R50) at Computicket.
Asbos Theatre, Karoo Square, cnr Albeth and Lynnwood Rd, 141 Lynnwood Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 082 564 0999:
Asbos Film Klub – Dr Zhivago. (Robert Fysh: introduction to film club). 7pm. March 27. R50.
Vana & the Oh So Serious Band. Nostalgic music. 7pm. March 31. R100.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:
Tickets at Computicket or the Door.
Stef Bos and Koos Kombuis. Today and tomorrow. R150, R170.
Liefde Anna, with Sandra Prinsloo, Deon Lotz and Gustav Gerdener. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R120, R140.
Kaptein Blitz. Family theatre with Frank Opperman. Saturday. 11am. R80.
Die Vetfaktor with Liesl Marx. March 26. 8pm. R130, R150.
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley, with Matt Stern. March 27. 8pm. R120, R140.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Thank you for the Music – Tribute to ABBA, Bee Gees and Queen with an 11 member-cast. Ends April 14. Tuesday at 8pm, R150 buy-one-get-one-free; Wednesday to Saturday 8pm, R150; Sunday at 2pm, R95. March 28 to 31 only R95.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
Wiener Blut, by Johann Strauss II with Salon Music Production. April 12, 17, 19 and 24 at 8pm, Sundays April 14 and 21 at 3pm.
Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre. Call Sergio 083 302 3113.
Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:
Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk St, Sunnyside. Bookings [email protected] or call 012 440 4834.
Tselane and the Giant. Multilingual and culturally diverse, Tswana folktale for children. Thursday to Saturday at 11am and 3pm, with complementary face painting an hour before these shows. R40 as above.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
Sunny Spanish Sensations. University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra features violinist Emmanuel Bach as soloist with a Spanish music programme. Eric Rycroft conducts the concert. Tomorrow at 7pm. Tickets on sale at the door: R80 adults, R50 students and pensioners. Call 012 420 2947/4183 for more info.
Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene, 084 249 9292:
Aladdin. Children’s theatre by Tshwane Youth Theatre. April 2 to 13. Starring Steven Ward, Markus Haywood and Angelique Antony. Shows daily at 10am, 3pm and an extra show on Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm. Bookings and enquiries: Clive Martin at 084 804 0490.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg avens, Villieria: 012 329 0709:
Tickets at the door.
Pierneef Theatre’s 10th birthday featuring Mathys Roets with Jannie du Toit, Susan Mouton and Clinton Zerf. March 26 at 7pm.
Daar is ‘n Engel in die Koskas. Willie Strauss with his new cabaret, music by Roelof Colyn. March 27 at 7pm.
Children’s theatre: Mini Circus and a Dancing Dog. Saturday and April 6 at 10am. R50, R40.
Die Gestewelde Kat. Comic production by students of Oakfields College. April 4 and 5 at 10pm and 2pm. R50, R40.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg.
Bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za.
From New York comes American Suicide Bomber Association. Thursday to Sunday. Book at www.popartcentre.co.za
I Question America. Life and times of Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer during the Civil Rights Movement. April 1 at 8pm. Book as above.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854:
Don Quixote, by SA Mzansi Ballet. Ends Sunday. R100 to R336, book as above.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For discounted tickets, join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see peoplestheatre.co.za
Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids ends April 21. Non-members R105, accompanying a member R90, members R70. Schools R60 a pupil, one free ticket for a teacher per 20 pupils.
First Position. Gifted ballet stars of tomorrow. Saturday. Noon. R40 as above.
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Hansel and Gretel in the Sweet Factory. April 20. Family show. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
Glory Days.Ends April 14. Bookings: 011 478 5300. Tuesdays R150 (buy one get one free), Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8pm: R150, Sundays at 2pm: R95.
Hansel and Gretel in the Sweet Factory. Saturday 11am and 2pm. Book as above.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Don’t Dress for Dinner. Ends April 14, Wednesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R100 to R160 at Computicket or the theatre.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Without a Hitch. Ends April 14. R150 at Computicket or the box office. Wednesday to Saturday 8.15pm, with a 5.15pm show on Saturdays and Sundays.
Jersey Boys. A musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. April 3 to 28. R100 to R400 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Barney Simon Theatre:
The Island. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday 8.15pm, Sunday 3.15pm.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.zaInquiries [email protected]
Story Time. Fiona Budd tells stories to the little ones on Saturdays. A second group runs 10am to 11am. R150 a term.
Goggas!, a musical. Ends April 21. R110. Book with Claudy at 011 484 1584/5.
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
The Drifters Diamond Dynasty World Tour. April 6. R275 to R650 at Computicket.
Big Top Arena:
The Grateful Tour. MTM Joyous Celebration launch their CD and DVD Grateful. March 29 to 31 at 7.30pm. R150 to R300 at Computicket or Shoprite.
Show Bar, Carnival City:
Gilan Gork, international mentalist. Every Wednesday to April 24. 8pm. R80.
Coca-Cola Dome, cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, North Riding:
Dralion with Cirque du Soleil. Thursday to April 1. R365 to R515 at Computicket, March 24: R340 to R490.
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Globe Theatre, 248 5000:
Oh Golly it’s Bolly. Ends March 31. R80 to R120 at Computicket or the box office.
#Rush. Thursday to April 7.
Lyric Theatre, 011 248 5340:
Sans Moonsamy’s Funniest Bitz, a comedy show. Friday. 8.30pm. R150 at to R335 Computicket or the box office.
Road to Joy of Jazz with Frank McComb and The Muffinz. April 6. 7pm.R250 to R300 at Computicket or the box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
fACTORy, with Nataniël. Ends March 31.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
From West End to Broadway and Beyond. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at noon. R130. Book as above.
Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown Precinct, Joburg
Hansa Festival of Legends. More than 40 of SA’s top musical legends from the past 30 years in a 10-hour celebration. Includes Lilly Million, Lulo Café, Nothende, The Muffinz, DJs Mphoza and Kenzhero. Saturday. 2pm. R150 at Computicket.
Mzansi Productions, Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:
The Bitter End of Rosemary, with Dada Masilo. April 2. 7.30pm.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Curl Up and Dye. Ends April 20, Tuesday to Friday 8.15pm, Saturdays 6pm and 8.30pm. Book at the theatre.
Heather Mac. Sunday. 6.30pm. R300 (includes wine and canapés), R350 (includes signed Mac CD). Book as above.
Classical music concerts on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R35. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: Young South African pianist Gareth Ross with works by Chopin.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, 011 482 1606:
Organ Concert Series. Tickets at the church. Vocal performance by soloists from the Royal Academy of Music in London, accompanied by the St George’s Choir and Peter Black on organ. Richard Pantcheff will conduct. March 26 at 7.30pm.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For upcoming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm to 11pm.
Soweto Theatre, Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto: book at Computicket.
The African Passion. April 5 to 7. R130 at Computicket.
Sakh’ubuntu – Ubuntu Kraal, Orlando West Extension, (below Vilakazi St) Soweto.
soJaZZme!, Soweto Jazz Meander. Thursday. R100 at the door or R80 online at Tixsa, under-18s free. Catch a taxi from Lucky Bean in Melville to Soweto for R200. Includes return trip plus entry, departs noon via the Enoch Sontonga Cemetery. Book via Tixsa: https://www.facebook. com/ HouseOfNsAkO/app_ 277112852299042
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket. Ends May.
Windybrow Theatre, cnr 161 Nugget and cnr Pietersen sts, Hillbrow, 011 720 9037, 082 610 6274:
Human Rights Festival. Thursday to Sunday. Tickets at Computicket and door.
Arts Gathering. Thursday, 2pm to 4pm. To confirm attendance call Zodwa Shongwe or Mavis Nengovhela: 011 720 7009,
082 610 6274 or 082 872 2725.
Spoken Word Performance: Napo Masheane and the Fat Black Women sing. Thursday. 8pm. R55.
Comedy Night with Siyabonga Radebe and Skhumbuzo Hlophe. Friday. 8pm. R55.
Music Concert with CamaGwini and N’Zania. Saturday. 8pm. R55.
The Triumph, dance with Moving Into Dance Mophatong. Sunday. 3pm. R55.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or [email protected]
Wednesday free lunch-hour concerts, 1.15pm to 1.50pm: Wednesday: Anzelle De Wet (drums) Doron Kanar (piano).
Sibikwa Art Centre, 13 Liverpool Park, cnr 2 Liverpool St and Bolton Rd, Benoni South: 011 422 4359:
Sibikwa Arts Dance Company calls community and dance groups and dance projects to its fifth Sibikwa Dance Xplosion. Thursday, 10am to 5pm. It will showcase new work choreographed by Yuhl Headman. Before the festival there will be a one-day workshop on theatre craft and conceptualisaiton for the creation of new work. R30 at the door. Registration for Dance Xplosion! is R100. Call 011 422 4359 and ask for Yuhl Headman. Visit www.sibikwa.co.za
Civic Theatre Vereeniging:
Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph, a township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Ends Saturday. Performance paying tribute to Nyakane Tsholo, who led the march, Thursday. Call 079 483 7434 or 084 282 9160. Tickets at Computicket.
Dance Umbrella invites entries for the Stepping Stones programme, an open and free platform for new work. All dance is programmed. Application forms and info: 011 492 0709/2033 or danceumbrella@ danceforum.co.za. Closing date: March 29.
Auditions for Parts in Brussles. Parts (Performing Arts Research and Training School) in Brussels will hold auditions for a scholarship in Joburg on April 6, at the Dance Space, Newtown. Auditions will run from 9am and include a ballet class, a contemporary class and a chance for students to show their own work (one minute only). Results will be announced after the process. The basic cycle “Training” aims to help students gain insight in the technical foundations of contemporary dance. Call Georgina or Lindiwe to book a place: 011 492 0709.
Detours: rerouting movement compositions is hosted by Wits School of Arts department of dramatic arts with curators Joni Barnard and Jane Crewe. It presents the chance for a more streamlined festival experience, from May 15 to 18. It will also facilitate a workshop platform which gives participants the chance to host or attend workshops and classes at weekends. If interested in facilitating a workshop make mention of this in your application. Deadline: March 29. E-mail submissions to Jane.Crewe@ wits.ac.za or [email protected] Applications must include copy of CV and references, written motivation which includes: title of work, short synopsis of work, cast size, visual examples of your work to be downloaded on YouTube or through dropbox, reviews or written material on your previous work. Applications without visual examples will not be considered. Enquiries: Catherine. [email protected], 011 717 1376.
British Council call out for playwrights. New writing opportunity with international theatre, Royal Court. Applications deadline is April 14. There are 12 places for emerging playwrights who can show evidence of a record of writing plays. The applications will be assessed by a panel consisting of representatives of the British Council, Royal Court and South African theatre professionals. Royal Court will travel to South Africa to host the workshop in Magaliesberg from July 6 to 14, to support each playwright in writing a new play. Send your application with a motivation letter why you want to attend the workshop; a single-page CV including date of birth and sex; a scene from a recent play you’ve written and a synopsis of that play; and two letters of recommendation, to lois.anguria@ britishcouncil.org.za. Call 011 560 9340.
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