Cape Town Boardwalk - February 4, 2014

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l Death of a Colonialist runs until March 1 at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. Winner of three Naledi Awards, the play tells the story of Harold Smith, an ageing, eccentric, unpredictable but extremely passionate history teacher at a high school in Grahamstown. R100 to R140 at Computicket.

 

l The Darling Music Experience runs from Friday to February 16 in Darling, and presents the music of Beethoven. R100. See www.darlingmusic.org.

 

l Kingdom of Earth runs until February 22 at The Baxter Theatre. The award-winning team of Fred Abrahamse and Marcel Meyer bring this Tennessee Williams classic to the Baxter, after its return season in the US where it played to sold-out houses and standing ovations. 8pm. R100 to R140 at Computicket.

 

l Cape Town City Ballet presents Les Sylphides from tomorrow to Saturday at The Masque Theatre. 8pm. 2.30pm to 6.30pm. R65 to R75. Tel: 021 788 1898.

 

l TheatreSports Improv Festival 2014 ends Saturday at the Kalk Bay Theatre. Each night will be dedicated to a genre or format of long form improv shows. 8pm. R60, R50 for students. Book at 072 939 335.

 

l South African veteran singer PJ Powers tells her life story in Firefly at GrandWest, Roxy Revue Bar, from Friday to March 29, Wednesdays to Saturdays at 8.30pm. R90 at Computicket.

 

l Riaad Moosa, Kurt Schoonraad, mark Banks, Tshepo Mogale, Conrad Koch, Deep Fried Man, Stuart Taylor, Rob van Vuuren, Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Tracy Klass and Mel Jones perform in The Kings and Queens of Comedy on Saturday at GrandWest’s Grand Arena. 8pm. R160 to R200 at Computicket.

 

 

l Cape Town Opera start their season when African Angels runs tomorrow at the Artscape Theatre. After a successful 33-city tour of the Netherlands and Belgium, African Angels returns home with a fantastic programme of moving and uplifting African songs mixed with American gospel and opera classics. R150 at Computicket.

 

l Harbour, a Kalk Bay musical, runs from Friday to February 15 at the Cottage Club, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Tel: 021 785 5052.

 

l Cape Town Philharmonic Youth showcase on Saturday at the Baxter Theatre. All four Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestras and their outreach projects will be showcased in this gala concert with conductors including Brandon Phillips and Sean Kierman, and leading local artists. 3pm. R80 at Computicket.

l An Audience with Miss Hobhouse ends Saturday at The Alexander Theatre. Director Christopher Weare’s production of Tony Jackman’s one-hander with Lynita Crofford in her Fleur du Cap Award-nominated role as Emily Hobhouse, whose efforts to make the British establishment grasp the injustices of their concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War ring familiar alarm bells today. R100. 7pm. Tel: 021 300 1652.

 

l The Beauty of Incomplete Things runs until February 16 at The Intimate Theatre. Written, produced, designed and directed by Daniel Dercksen. Rowan Studti in the challenging role of Tommy, with Wojtek Lipinski as David and Andre Lombard as Lawrence. Bookings at www.webtickets.co.za.

 

l Jewels of Opera and Song runs until February 23 at the Rosebank Theatre. 7pm. Jewels of Song and Opera is a not an opera sung by opera singers, rather it is opera sung by a singers who love opera. Mixing song with wonderful and humourous storytelling, many of which are stories chronicling their careers, Aubrey Ellis and Renee Osborne create, with great panache, a memorable evening for the whole family. R100 at www.webtickets.co.za

 

l Sane New World runs until February 15 at The Theatre on the Bay. Presented by Pieter Toerien and featuring US comedian and actress Ruby Wax. 8pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket.

 

l Live with Ivy, a play by Nicholas Ellenbogen, ends Saturday at the Rosebank Theatre, 16 Alma Rd, Rosebank. Wednesday to Saturday. 8pm. R60 to 100 at www.webtickets.co.za or call 074 101 5066.

 

l Sleeping Beauty on Ice ends Sunday at the Artscape Theatre. The Imperial Ice Stars from Russia together with 26 Olympian, European, national and world championship skaters take to the stage in a breathtaking production. 7.30pm. R125 to R400 at Computicket.

 

l The Firebird runs until February 14 at the Maynardville Open-Air Theatre. Danced to the music of Stravinsky, the exotic firebird belongs in the sylvan setting of Maynardville Park. 8.15pm. R110 to R130 at Computicket.

 

l Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of King Richard III at the Maynardville, Open-Air Theatre. For the first time in its 58-year history, this work graces the Open-Air Theatre stage. Runs until February 22. 8.15pm. R60 to R160 at Computicket.

 

l Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. Today, 8.30pm .R80 at Computicket. See www.joumasecomedy.com. Call 021 447 7237.

l Theatresports runs every Tuesday nights at the Kalk Bay Theatre. South Africa’s longest running, award-winning and hilarious theatre improvisation show. 8pm. R60. Tel 072 939 3351.

 

l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets from R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

 

l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za.

 

l Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair, 135 Lower Main Road every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

 

l Waseef Piekaan presents Swagnotes, an elegant evening of music, comedy and entertainment featuring Loukmaan Adams (Where the Boys Are), Moenier Adams of Afrikaaps, Nur Abrahams with Vibe, Ashur Petersen (Like Father Like Son) and James Bemjee. February 14 and 15 at the Baxter Concert Hall at 8pm. R120 to R150 at Computicket.

 

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