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Andy McGibbon’s Acoustic Forum, Judith Rd, Marks’ Park, Emmarentia, 082 651 1094:
International Guitar Night South Africa Summer Series. Produced by Tony Cox, featuring Andrea Valeri and Cox. Wednesday, January 8 at 8pm. R180, students, pensioners R140 at www. quicket.co.za or call above. R5 of every ticket sold goes to Kronendal Music Academy.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
Tarts. Musical cabaret by Kevin Feather with choreography by Owen Lonzar, featuring Judy Ditchfield and Ilse Klink. Ends December 21.
Classical music concerts on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R35 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: Final concert – Festive Season Favourites, with Jacob Swart and Miro Chakaryan.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Sfeer. A multimedia show that investigates the nature of place and belonging, starring Daniel Buckland, Naomi van Niekerk and Arnaud van Vliet. Thursday to Sunday.
Joburg Theatre complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: All bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Aladdin, directed by Janice Honeyman. Ends December 29.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club, call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see www.peoplestheatre.co.za.
Cinderella, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Ends December 24. Book with Andrew or Lorraine as above.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Forever Young. Ends December 31. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. R65 to R155.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 27 and 28. 2pm. R85.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Best Days of Our Lives. Rocking five decades of school reunion parties. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 20 and 21. 2pm. R85.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turn-off on the N1: 011 234 2033:
We are the Champions. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December Saturday and Monday. 2pm. R85pp.
Gordon Institute of Business Science, 26 Melville Rd, Illovo, 011 771 4390:
The National Youth Orchestra performs Thursday at 6pm. R200pp includes dinner and concert. Book with Sibongile as above, forumadmin@ gibs.co.za or www.gibs.co.za/forums/concert.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Blood Brothers. Willy Russell’s musical adapted and directed by David Kramer. Ends January 4. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4.30pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2.30pm and 6pm. R100 to R280 at Computicket.
The Rocky Horror Show. January 24 to March 30. Starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Ruby Wax… Out of Her Mind. January 7 to 19. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 4pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R90to R250 at Computicket.
Crossing Over with John Edward. March 15. 8pm. R618 to R995 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, by comedian Steve Solomon, with local actor Michael Richard. Ends January 5. R150 as above or at Computicket.
Sleeping Beauty on Ice, with the Imperial Ice Stars. Ends January 12. R150 to R400 at Computicket. Tuesdays at 7.30pm, Sundays at 6pm.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5. E-mail email@example.com. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za.
Seussical Jr, based on the book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, on the works of Dr Seuss. Ends December 22. 10.30am and 2.30pm during school holidays. R90 to R110, call Claudy as above to book.
Musical Theatre Week: summer holiday camp until Friday for children 7 to 17 years from 9am to noon. R1 000 per child, for the week.
Classes include singing, drama, dance and acting, working with acclaimed and professional artists. To book or for more information call Cindy: 011 484 1584.
Carnival City, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 915 5800:
Big Top Arena:
Christmas Spectacular concert. Saturday at 8pm some of South Africa’s most well-known artists – Jaconell Mouton, Alwyn Oberholster, Arina de Witt, Heuning, Rina Hugo, Henrico Coetzer, Jannie Moolman, Jay du Plessis, Kobus Muller, Liza Bronner and more. Call Monica at 011 815 3000.
Give Praise, a concert with leading gospel singers Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Solly Mahlangu and S’fiso N’cwane. Sunday. 7pm. R180 to R275 at Computicket.
A night with Zahara, The Muffinz, The Soil and Mi Casa. Monday. 7pm. R155 to R250 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Divas in Drag every Wednesday. 8pm.
Hey Now! December 31 at 8pm. Hits from the 1980s. R100 at the door.
Pulse Dancers for ladies’ night every Thursday. Doors open 6pm, show starts 7pm, Men allowed entry after 9.30pm. R50 at the MVG Ticket Booth.
Comedy Sessions on Friday nights.
Jazzy Sundays from 3 to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Lyric Theatre, box office 011 248 5000:
Get your Holiday Pass which will gain you entry to all the competitions. Exciting holiday programme and a Santa’s corner.
African Adventure: children’s theatre to educate and entertain on the need for wildlife conser- vation. Tomorrow at 4.30pm, Thursday at 2.30pm Friday at 7.30pm. R95 to R280 at the box office or Computicket.
Gospel outfits Reality 7 launch their album Angek ‘Sguqe and Light Appeal Ministries launch Umangikhumbula. Saturday at 7pm. R120 at the box office or Computicket.
Barry Hilton B.E.E. (Best of Everything Ever). December 20 and 21.8.30pm. R75 to R260 at Computicket or box office.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Herman van Veen. The Dutch superstar with songs, sketches and mime accompanied by Edith Leerkes, Dave Wismeijer and Willem Wits on multiple instruments. Saturday, January 25, at 8.30pm and Sunday, January 26 at 3pm. R250 to R350 at Computicket.
64Live: 011 928 1273:
Rocking the Ages! A musical rhapsody that runs till the end of the year. R140 at the door.
Alison Moyet, English singer. Friday and Saturday at 8pm (doors open 7pm). R295 to R475 at Computicket.
Gardens of Vespasian:
Garden of Lights, D’oreale Grand Hotel:
Music and Christmas characters provide fun and entertainment for the family. Daily from 7pm. Free.
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the ladies with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Every Wednesday at 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Duelling Pianos, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm. Fridays and Saturday until December 28. R40 at the door.
Morning Melodies with the Duelling Piano creators. Comedic and musical virtuosity. Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm every Thursday. R40.
@thePark, adjacent to Emperors Palace: 079 883 3823, www.eventpark.co.za.:
Santa’s Playground open until January 12 from 10am to 11pm. An Africa music festival and Bikers’ Santa Run. R60 includes entrance to the Waterpark with extra charge for the mechanical rides.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (Rosebank side of M1), 011 486 0935:
Daar Was ‘n Tyd, Jan Groenewald’s one-man performance, multimedia style, with original music by Du Preez Strauss. Saturday. 8pm, Sunday. Noon. R130.
Kinder Theatre, 39 Greenhill Rd, Emmarentia, 011 646 0870:
An African Tale – There’s a Monster in my Veggie Patch. Puppetales. Today. 10am.
Rudolph’s Adventure, with Spellbound Puppets. Thursday at 3.30pm.
Roodepoort Theatre 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
The Aristocats Kids (in the Main Theatre). Disney magic with a musical story of adventure and family togetherness. Ends December 22 at 10am and 2.30pm. R77.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door, starts 8pm till 11pm.
Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tina and Rod Vegas Tribute Show, featuring Cookie Watkins and Rob Caudill. Friday to December 31. R190.
Soweto Theatre, c/o Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani: book at Computicket.
Ishashalazi Theatre Festival, featuring 20 top productions to be staged until today.
Today: Reflection of Myself, 10am; Our Street our Hope, 11.30am; Simunye, 1pm; Apprehension, 2.30pm; Imperial Obsession, 4pm.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.email@example.com.
Peter Cartwright Masters Recital postponed till February. Works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Free admission.
lComputicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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