Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
Volunteer Man, with Roy Horovitz,Michael Gamiel
and Carol Brown, directed by Roy Horovitz. A production from Israel. Ends February 22.
Classical music concerts. Fridays.12.45pm for 1pm. R40, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: A Flute Fantasy for Valentine’s Day, with German flautist Milica Conkie and pianist Annalien Ball. Expect Prokofiev and Beethoven.
February 21: 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, Joburg, book at www.popartcentre.co.za:
She Bellows, a satire. Thursday to Sunday. R80.
Your Gods Must be Crazy, with Martin Evans. February 20 to 22.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: bookings: 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre, Lindsay McDonald, 076 1010 421:
Coppelia open day. Friday. 10am to 1pm. Make blankets for charity, joined by dancers and fans of Joburg Ballet. See the behind-the-scenes of making a classical ballet.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
We are the Champions. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tina Turner, Pink and Freddie Mercury. Until March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast. February 22. 2pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Rand-burg: 011 478 5300:
Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees. Until March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast. March 1. 2pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, Rivonia, 011 234 2033:
Time Warp. Rock stars, Broadway, Hollywood collide. Until April 20; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show, starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. Until March 30. R100 to R350 through 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.The dinner-cirque with a local and international acts. R440 to R495.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Barney Simon Theatre:
Ukutshona ko Mendi … Did We Dance?. Written by Lara Foot and directed by Mandla Mbothwe. Tomorrow to March 16. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3.15pm. R79 on Tuesday.
Munfo Boutique Hotel, 63 St Patrick Drive, Houghton, 011 487 1420, [email protected]
Last Dinner on the Titanic. Friday and Saturday. 7pm for 7.15pm. A re-creation of the eventful night with fine wine and live music by the Double O Ensemble. Dress formal/black tie (period costume is encouraged). R960 includes full menu, entertainment, wines, gratuities and gifts.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric; 011 248 5000
My Big Band Valentine. A 17-piece big band with Timothy Moloi, Naz Holland and Cito. Friday. 8pm. R130 to R170 at 0911 248 5000 or Computicket.
Comedy Central Presents Sex. A hysterical look at procreation hosted by John Vlismas, Celeste Ntuli, Trevor Gumbi, Anele Mdoda and Nik Rabinowitz, February 21 and 22. 8pm. R205 to R390 at Computicket.
Naina – For Your Eyes Only. With the Jhankaar School of dance. February 23. 3pm. from R125 to R310 at Computicket or the box office.
Young Ballet Stars of the World, featuring international dancersn. February 25 and 26. 8pm. R120 to R360 at Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Electric Light Orchestra Classics, with Phil Bates and The Muses. Four decades of ELO hits. Friday and Saturday. R240 to R670 at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Des & Dawn Still Truckin’. Memories, music, pictures and laughter from the ‘60s to present. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Sunday at 11am, Valentine’s dinner at 6pm. R150.
Des & Dawn: Unicorns, Spiders & Dragon Tales. For kids aged three to 12. Saturday at 11am. R85.
Warts and All, starring Clive Scott. February 21 to March 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at noon.R130.
University of Johannesburg Theatre, Joburg:
Women of Trachis, a tragedy by Sophocles, (subtitled in English). Director Thomas Moschopoulos will introduce the play at both screenings. February 21 and 22.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 February 21. Panel discussion on Friday at 3.30pm. Free entry. Book at www.webtickets.co.za.
Tracing Structural Elements of Ancient Greek Tragedy, a two-day workshop hosted by the Greek
Embassy. February 18 and 19. 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) for the second day of the workshop. Consists of two six hours 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 world-first performance in partial fulfilment of his PhD requirements with a new hand-built hardware hacked guitar. Carlo Mombelli, Jonathan Sweetman and Justin Badenhorst will accompany. Saturday, February 22. E-mail caroline@ flowsa.com or call Caroline Smith: 082 612 1234.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, Wits, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376, Catherine. [email protected]:
Carlo Mombelli – Stories. cd launch concert with Mombelli, Kyle Shepherd, Kesivan Naidoo and Mbuso Khozal. Sunday, February 23. 6pm. R80 at www.webtickets.co.za, R85 at the door.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Valentine’s Concert – Love is a Many Splendored Thing. Friday and Sunday. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
The Joburg City Theatres’ Youth Development in partnership with Drama for Life is launching a strategic 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 are invited to collect application forms from Joburg Theatre at the box office. Forms must be returned by February 19, accompanied with the group’s profile. Each group must prepare a five -15 minute presentation. Auditions are on February 21 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 choreographer for The South African National Dance Trust, will holdauditions for professional dancers for her production of Spartacus to be staged next year. Auditions for professional, athletic and dynamic classical ballet and contemporary dancers (male and female) will take place in Cape Town, Joburg and Durban. Applicants should e-mail [email protected], requesting an audition in the city of their pre- ference, 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.
l Computicket: www.computicket.com or 083 915 8000
l www.strictlytickets.com or 082 553 5901/3.
l For inclusion in Boardwalk, e-mail details to clare.braun @inl.co.za by Thursday.