HERITAGE THEATRE: Presents Yesterday Once More, a musical look at the works of brother and sister supergroup Richard and Karen Carpenter, known as The Carpenters. Among the songs featured are Close To You, Top of the World, Only Yesterday, Rainy Days and Mondays and We’ve Only Just Begun. The show features Marion Loudon and Melanie Roberts backed by Chloe Clark on piano and keyboards, Nux Schwartz on guitar, Glen Turrell on bass and Andy Turrell on drums and pedal steel. Runs Friday to January 26. R185 Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch, R215 Wednesday to Saturday including a two-course meal. For more information or to book, call 031 765 4197.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DBN: Presents the eight-piece band, Platform Jazz, in their new production, Show Time. The line-up features Cathy “Hotlips” Peacock on trumpet, Dunc “The Hunc” Wooldridge on trombone, Ian “Lightning Fingers” Holloway on clarinet, Melvin Peters on piano and more. Expect jazz tunes from films and musicals from the pre-1920s to the present. Runs January 24 to 26 and January 31 to February 2. R120, R100 pensioners at Computicket. Call Roland at 082 499 8636.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, PMB: Cold Fact, featuring Barry Thomson and The Reals (Dawn Selby, Mali Sewell and Jason Andrews) is staged on Sunday at 2pm and 6.30pm. A tribute to Rodriguez, the show features all his best songs.
BARNYARD THEATRE: It’s a case of “long live The King” at The Barnyard at Gateway when they bring you Elvis Forever from tomorrow to January 26. This show captures Elvis’s hits from the 1950s through to the 1970s. Expect to hear Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel, Don’t Be Cruel, Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, It’s Now or Never, Return To Sender, Suspicious Minds, Can’t Help Falling In Love, Always On My Mind and the goosebump-inducing American Trilogy. Backing up Shaky Russell on vocals will be Granville Michaels and Luasanne Wijnberg, with the band comprising Regardt de Bruin on guitar, Calli Thomson on keys, Fresh Monanyane on bass guitar, Ruan Oosthuyzen on drums, Ola Aina on sax and Stephanie Pais on trumpet. R140 from Wednesday to Saturday, R100 Tuesday night, R95 for the Sunday matinee. For bookings call 031 566 3045.
CATALINA THEATRE: The Musho! International Theatre Festival will run from tomorrow to January 20 with a varied line-up of shows and work- shops for artists. It is presented by the Performing Arts Network of South Africa with the support of Twist Theatre Development Projects, the KZN Dept of Arts and Culture, The Daily News, Business and Arts South Africa and the Arts and Culture Trust. Performances are at the theatre. Bookings can be made at Computicket. Tickets: R50, students, pensioners and Pansa members R30; all-day tickets for Saturday and Sunday R100. Tickets for Musho! with a Twist and the New Directors’ Development Project are on a pay what you can basis. See www.mushofestival.co.za.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE: Presents Rocking the Greatest Hits – Krystle T & the Band is a show filled with music from the 1960s to the present with one singer, one stage and one band. Staging on February 9, each song is a story of struggle, triumph, love and pain. Expect hits from Joe Dolan, Tina Turner, Bon Jovi, Queen, Elvis, Pink, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Adele, Tom Jones, Don McLean and more. Krystle T, Chillie Stent, Shermin Bhagula, Dale Wardell (Habit To) and Sebastian Gilchrist will rock your socks off. R120 at Computicket. Call Roland at 082 499 8636.