South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.
…Women in Dance. The Vicki Karras tribute showcasing new and existing works by women dancemakers and choreographers. March 13 and 15. R50 at Computicket.
Tshwane Comedy Nights: R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door. 8pm. Saturday features The TV Guys Night: Nina Hastie, Tats Nkonzo, Eureka Nkese, Kedibone Mulaudzi.
February 22 at 8pm features Pule and Elton Mduduzi Ntuli.
Jazz and African Music Nights: 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door: February 14 features Vuyokazi.
Rock Nights: R60 at Computicket, R60 at the door. Saturday, February 15. 8pm: Saving Silence and the Andy Fisher Band.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, book tickets at Computicket or get them at the door.
The Science of our Times: Sex Determination and Gender by Professor Michael Pepper. 7pm today. R100.
Prime Circle. 8pm. Friday.
Oscar en die Pienk Tannie, with Sandra Prinsloo. 8pm. Saturday and Sunday. 4pm. R130, R150.
Bobby Van Jaarsveld and Band. 8pm. February 12. R130, R150.
Koos, Cohen, Dylan & Liefde: Valentine’s Day with Koos van der Merwe and sparkling wine. 8pm. February 14. R150, R180.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Strictly No 1’s. Chart toppers and milestones. Ends March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. February 15. 2pm. R90.
Book at www.barnyardtheatre.co.za.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or iSalon in Brooklyn:
Anton Nel, a South African pianist, will perform on Friday, February 14 at 8pm and Sunday, February 16 at 3pm. The first recital will feature works by Beethoven, Chopin, Granadois and Schubert. The second recital features his programme to be played at Carnegie Hall in New York in April this year; Bach, Schumann, Debussy and Beethoven.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Professor Josef Protschka from the Cologne Conservertoire in Austria will be giving vocal master classes to 10 selected South African singers. You are welcome to listen and watch him at work. Until Saturday. R150, R135 pensioners and students. Book at 011 447 9264.
Lunch Hour Concerts: Every Thursday.12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.
Tomorrow: – Award-winning students from the National School of Arts.
February 13 – Gauteng Opera Group, previously known as Black Tie.
February 20 – Piano Spectacular, with music department’s piano students.
Masker Theatre, 012 420 3644:
Liewe Heksie end die Rotbende. The Drama Department of the University of Pretoria’s children’s theatre production. February 12 to 22, weekdays 9am, Saturdays 10am and 3pm. Children R30, adults R35, block bookings of 20 or more R25pp. Book with Yvonne Rabie at 012 420 2558, [email protected]
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Road, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; shows start at 8pm, booking as above:
Glittergun for Ceilings, Comes with Cartridges. An evening of songs with Nataniël, accompanied by Charl du Plessis, Werner Spies and Hugo Radyn. No children under 15. Until February 15.
Eldo Little Theatre, 26 Christopher St, Centurion, 084 525 9585.
Woordfees: Sand and Melusine van Arcadia will be staged as a double bill before heading to Stellenbosch. Sand is written by Jannes Erasmus, directed by Quintin Wils, acted by Carina Nel. Melusine van Arcadia, written and directed by Corne Joubert, stars Zia Sonnekus, Stephanie Gericke and Sharlien Schwartz. Thursday to Saturday. R90 for the double bill. Book as above.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:
Bobby van Jaarsveld. Friday at 7pm.
Hansie en Grietjie. Saturday at 10am.
Die Grafsteensangers: Nostalgies. Songs from the past 15 years. Saturday at 3pm and 7pm.
Von West. Songs from their first cd as well as love songs and new songs. Wednesday, February 12 at 7pm.
Valentine’s picnic with Jannie du Toit: bring your picnic basket and enjoy an evening by candlelight with Du Toit, Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. The concert is in aid of the NCPPDSA (National Council for Persons with Physical Disabilities of SA). Friday, February 14 at 7pm. R120 adults, R100 children, students and pensioners.
Magical Musicals with Annelize Viljoen, Johan Deysel, Rhona van der Merwe, Ruanne Ruthvin, with songs from South of Music, Les Miserables and Oliver. Saturday, February 16 at 3pm.
Call for Independent Productions:
The SA State Theatre is offering South African theatre practitioners the opportunity to stage their work at two of its theatre spaces, the Momentum theatre and the Intimate theatre, for the period July to March 2015, under the banner of its independent theatre programme STIPP (The State Theatre Independent Productions Programme). STIPP offers a platform to independent theatre practitioners where they can stage their productions at the State Theatre with no venue charges and receive technical support including the usage of State Theatre resources like décor, costume, marketing and a fee of R25 000 for each production. The independent producers will receive 60 percent of the door takings. Proposals can be submitted to [email protected] For more info contact Paul Grootboom or Thabiso Qwabe at 012 392 4000. Application deadline is February 21.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, by Richard Alfieri, starring Judy Ditchfield and José Domingos, directed by Greg Homann. Ends Sunday. R75.
Volunteer Man, with Roy Horovitz, Michael Gamiel and Carol Brown, directed by Roy Horovitz. A production from Israel. February 11 to 22.
Classical music concerts on Fridays, 12.45pm for 1pm. R40 which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: A Summer Serenade! with Miro Chakaryan (violin), Susan Mouton (cello) and Jacob Swart (piano). Programme: works by Offenbach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky.
February 14: A Flute Fantasy for Valentine’s Day, with Milica Conkie (flute) from Germany and pianist Annalien Ball. Programme: Prokofiev and Beethoven.
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. Ends March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. Tickets R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. February 22. 2pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees. Ends March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. March 1. 2pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds: 011 234 2033:
Time Warp. Rock stars, Broadway and Hollywood collide. Ends April 20; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. Saturday. 2pm. R90.
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. Ends March 30. R100 to R350 at 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 is back with a host of captivating local and international acts. R440 to R495.
Munfo Boutique Hotel, 63 St Patrick Drive, Houghton, 011 487 1420, [email protected] muinrohotel.com.
Last Dinner on the Titanic. Friday and Saturday, February 14 and 15. 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 as optional fun). R960 includes full menu, entertain-ment, wines, gratuities and commemorative gifts.
GoetheonMain, Arts on Main, 245 Main Street, City and Suburban, Joburg, 011 442 3232.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Work of composer-in-residence, Clare Loveday, with Waldo Alexander (violin) and Nandipha Mntambo. Friday. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
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 band together with Timothy Moloi, Naz Holland and Cito. February 14. 8pm. R130 to R170 at Computicket or call 011 248 5000.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Electric Light Orchestra Classics, featuring Phil Bates (ELO2) and The Muses. Four decades of ELO hits. Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14. R240 to R670 at Computicket.
Theatre of Marcellus:
Kama Sutra. Comedy for adults only with Da Charou. Starts Saturday. R150 at Computicket.
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the women with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Every Wednesday at 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Morning Melodies with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. Comedic and musical virtuosity. 11am Mondays to Fridays.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Minnie and Johnson. 8pm every Thursday. R40.
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, February 14 at 7.30pm with Valentine’s dinner at 6pm, February 15 at 7.30pm, February 16 at 11am. R150.
Des & Dawn: Unicorns, Spiders & Dragon Tales. For children aged three to 12. Saturday at 11am, February 15 at 11am. R85. Babies under two free.
Northwards House, 21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 726 1870:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Chamber music concert, performed by violinist South Korean Hyeyoon Park, pianist Florian Uhlig, cellist Peter Bruns and Annegret Kuttner (piano). Thursday. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Song recital by Protschka. February 8. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, 22 Whitely St, Melrose Arch Precinct, 011 218 4000:
Warm Up Sessions. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 5pm to 9pm, with DJ Misterio.
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone with the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. Friday and April 14.
St Mary’s School, The Edge, Athol Street, Waverley, Joburg, 011 571 1803:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Chamber Music Concert, with the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble. Friday. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
Final concert with pianist Florian Uhlig and members of the JFO with works by Clare Loveday, Johann Nepomuk, Hummel. Sunday. 3pm. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
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.
Dance Space, 1 President St, Newtown, 011 492 2033:
The Leftover Sacre, by choreographer Alan Parker with designer/performance artist Gavin Krastin and performers Nomcebisi Moyikwa and Joni Barnard. Friday, February 7. 7pm. R60.
Master class by Alan Parker on Friday. 10am to 11.30am, Performing the Archive. Free. Booking: Lindiwe at 011 492 2033.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
94.7Unplugged every second Sunday. 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za .
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Hate Radio, of the International Institute of Political Murder. Tomorrow to February 21. Panel discussion on February 14 at 3.30pm. Free entry. Book at www.webtickets.co.za.
O-Week (Orientation week): Wits Music Concerts, five days of lunchtime music concerts: Friday – Carlo Mombelli and Ensemble. 1.15pm. (Free, tickets at the door).
Tracing Structural Elements of Ancient Greek Tragedy, a two-day workshop hosted by the Greek Embassy, February 18 and 19. Participants should be 20 years or older, previous stage experience is required. The workshop will be practically focused rather than a lecture 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. Workshop consists of two sessions daily, 9am to 4pm. Book with [email protected] Enquiries: Catherine Pisanti at 011 717 1376.
Wits Theatre Complex:
O-Week (Orientation week): Wits Music Concerts, five days of lunchtime music concerts: Tomorrow – Marimba Ensemble at 1.15pm. (Free, tickets at the door.)
Wits Theatre Workshop:
O-Week (Orientation week): Skroothonde (Scrapdogs) by Tiaan Lubbe. Today, noon to 3pm, special installation performance, pop by any time. Tomorrow at 2.30pm, Thursday at 11am, Friday at 6pm. (Free, tickets at the door).
Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:
O-Week (Orientation week): Girls, Boys, F***ng and Tyre-Swings by Emma Tollman. Today at 4.15pm. Tomorrow and Thursday at noon. Friday at 11am.
O-Week (Orientation week): Uneasy by Abigail Thatcher. Today at 11am. Tomorrow and Thursday at 10am.
O-Week (Orientation week): Maid in SA by Roberto Queiroz.Today and Thursday at 2.30pm. Tomorrow at 4.15pm. (All shows are free, tickets at the door).
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
O-Week (Orientation week): How About them Apples? by Nicola Pilkington, Catherine Dickinson and cast. Tomorrow at 11am and 4.15pm. Friday at 4.15pm.
O-Week (Orientation week): Wits Music Concerts, five days of lunchtime music concerts: Today – Fezile Mtati and Ensemble at 1.15pm. (All shows are free, tickets at the door).
Wits Senate House:
O-Week (Orientation week): Snakes and Ladders by Claudia Hansen. A 3D game of Snakes and Ladders with challenges that advance a team (the participants are the playing pieces). Tomorrow and Friday at 1.15pm.(Free, tickets at the door).
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
O-Week (Orientation week): Complexion by Mbali Malinga. Today at 10am. Thursday at 4.15pm. Friday at noon. (Free, tickets at the door).
O-Week (Orientation week): Thirst, by Eugene O’Neil, directed by Feeya Asmal. An adaptation of the original work with a contemporary twist. Today at noon. Thursday at 11am. Friday at 10am. (Free, tickets 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. February 14 and February 16. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call 011 447 9264.
Call for Entries:
National Eisteddfod Academy’s (NEA) 2014 Young Artist Awards competition has launched a competition for top achievers in the creative arts. The NEA Young Artist Competition is a separate competition from the NEA Young Performer Awards Competition, providing specifically for the performing arts genres. Closing date for entries is February 10. All art works must be submitted to the NEA office by February 28. Art works of finalists will be on display at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on May 17. Entry forms, entry fees and information are at www.eisteddfod.co.za or call the NEA office: 011 886 6005, or e-mail [email protected]
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