South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.
Cosi Fan Tutte, by Mozart, produced by Gauteng Opera with Nozuko Teto, Annemarie Steenkamp, Teresa de Wit, Phenye Modiane, Aubrey Lodewyk and Douwe Bijkersma. Sunday, March 4 (pupils only, 16 and above) and 9 at 3pm, March 7 at 8pm. Italian with English subtitles. R180 to R400, R50 for pupils’ show. Book at 012 322 7944.
Jazz and African Music Nights: 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at door: Friday: Abbey Cindi.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: book at Computicket or the door.
Cabernet-Cabaret with Magda van Biljon and Clinton Zerf. 8pm. Today. R120.
Gary Moore Tribute with Nathan Smith. 8pm. Tomorrow. R140, R180.
Navi Redd. 8pm. Friday. R130, R150.
My Country with Rocco de Villiers. 8pm. Saturday. R130, R150.
Alien Sky, with Karen Hougaard. 4pm. Sunday. R130, R150.
Nag van die Lang Pette cd release with Jack Parrow. March 5 and 6. 8pm. R150.
Ses Snare sings The Beatles. 4pm. March 9. R140, R160.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Strictly No 1’s. Ends March 9; Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R95 to R150.
The Crucible, by students of the TUT’s Dept of Drama and Film (Drama), with the Handspring Puppet Company. Today and Saturday at 3pm. R40 adults, R25 students.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
Lunch Hour Concerts: Thursdays, 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.
Thursday: Karendra Devroop (sax) and Roland Moses (piano) Duo.
March 6 – Marimba Madness.
March 13 – Ses Snare. Song and guitar group with Blackie Swart, Pieter Smith, MD Greyline, Thean Kotze, Peter Hoven and Leon Ecroignard.
Laughing Chefs, 217 Soutpansberg Rd, Rietondale, Pretoria Moot, Esrida at 072 511 4946 or Maggie at 082 823 7846:
From Berlin to Bebop with jazz musicians Barbara Tellinger and John Fresk. Friday. 7pm. R280 includes three-course dinner. Book as above.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:
Wiaan Fourie and Maritza sing country. Wednesday. 7pm.
Helene Bester. Friday. 7pm.
Die-hoe-se-wat-se-wie-nou-weer? Elize Cawood and Wilson Dunster in a comedy about an elderly couple. Humorous but with a great deal of empathy. Written by Ilné Fourie, directed by Johan Engelbrecht. Wednesday, March 5 at 7pm, Sunday March 9 at 3pm. R115 adults, R95 scholars, students and pensioners.
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
50 Shades of Bambi, starring Bambi Kellerman. Opens tomorrow. R75. 8.15pm.
Classical music concerts. Fridays. 1pm. R40 at box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: Favourite Violin Duos, with guest Martin Pantaleev (Bulgaria), Miro Chakaryan and pianist Ilse Myburgh. Pantaleev will also conduct the last two weeks of the JPO First Symphony Season.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, bookings: www.popartcentre.co.za.
Music: Introducing Colin Casey. Thursday. R60.
The Sexiest Show on Legs, with Paris Hillbrow and Easy Dora. Friday and Saturday.
Mojak Lehoko and Friends do Improv. March 12.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburg theatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Dance Spectrum Freedom Songs, by the NSA. Friday at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Coppelia by Joburg Ballet. March 7 to 23.
Celebration 6, by Joburg Ballet. March 15 and March 22 at 7.30pm.
Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre: Lindsay McDonald: 076 1010 421:
Celebrity 60-minute knit-athon. March 15. 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Patrons are asked to donate balls of wool and knitting needles, to honour Madiba’s legacy, making blankets for charity. Free.
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.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Monday to April 20. School terms: 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays, government school holidays and certain Sundays: 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
The Bald Prima Donna by Eugene Ionesco, and I Stand Before you Naked, by Joyce Carol Oats.
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. R95 to R150.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude 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. Saturday. 2pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre (Sunninghill), Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turnoff on the N1: 011 234 2033:
Time Warp. Rock stars, Broadway and Hollywood Collide. Ends 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 Montecasino Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show. Ends March 30. Starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. R100 to R350 through Computicket.
Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:
After Forever Tour. The dinner-cirque is back. R440 to R495pp.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Barney Simon Theatre:
Ukutshona ko Mendi… Did We Dance? Ends March 16. Tuesday to Saturday 8.15pm and Sunday 3.15pm. R79 on Tuesday.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings:
Blue Room: Drama class for ages five to seven. Saturday during government school term. 10am to 11am. R600 a term. New term: May 3. R600 a term. Call as above and speak to Claudy or Cindy.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Groot Grap 2, with comedians Barry Hilton, Lizz Meiring, Mark Banks, Dowwe Dolla, Melt Sieberhagen, Christo Davids, Jody Abrahams, Hannes Brummer and Piet Potgieter. Saturday. 8pm. R110 to R160 at Computicket.
Afriganza. More than 40 local artists perform in an Afrikaans music show. March 8. 7.30pm. R250 to R450 at Computicket.
BeBe Winans. Saturday, March 15. 7pm. R300 to R700 at Computicket.
Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361 or Vanessa@ gingko.co.za:
Concert on the Deck: Josie Field and Laurie Levine Side by Side. Sunday. 3pm to 5.30pm. R125. Book as above.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric, 011 248 5000:
Young Ballet Stars of the World, featuring dancers from the Korean Youth Ballet, National Ballet School of Cuba, Youth America Grand Prix in New York and dancers from the US, Switzerland, China, Brazil, Japan, South Africa and more and medal winners of this year’s South African International Ballet Competition. Today and tomorrow. 8pm. R120 to R360 at Computicket.
Basket Mouth and the Three Kings Uncensored. Nigerian act with South African comedians Mpho Popps, Skhumba Hlophe and Donovan Goliath. Friday. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
Stand Up. Featuring comic Nik Rabinowitz. Saturday. 8pm. R120 to R150 at Computicket. PG16.
99% Zulu Comedy: A Better Laugh for All, with Celeste Ntuli, Simphiwe Shembe, Skhumba Hlophe, Mashabela and others. March 7 and 8. 8pm. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Sexy Magic, comedy magic show for the ladies with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Wednesdays. 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Morning Melodies with the Duelling Piano creators, Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. Comedic and musical virtuosity. Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Minnie and Johnson. 8pm. Thursdays. R40.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Daar was ‘n Tyd, written and acted by Jan Groenewald, directed by Clive Rodel. Tomorrow and March 5 at 8pm, with further shows from March 28 to 30.
Warts and All, starring Clive Scott. Ends March 9, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at noon. R130.
The Basement Theatre, (Roodepoort City Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:
My Band Project. Opening doors into the music industry for young artists. Ends July 5. Bands get to play for an audience. Youth bands and DJs aged 16 to 29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter the programme, contact Masim at 011 047 1455 or e-mail masim@youth artsfestival.co.za or see www.youtharts festival.co.za.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday, for up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm until 11pm.
Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at silverstar.reservations @tsogosun.com.
Evolved. Comedy with Joey Rasdien. March 7. 8pm, doors open 7pm. R150.
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link rds Jabulani, Soweto, 011 930 7461:
And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses, by Zakes Mda. March 4 to 9. 7.30pm for 8pm. R80 at Computicket.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
94.7Unplugged. Every second Sunday, doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Indo-jazz-flamenco fusion ensemble, the Mandolin Prakash Trio. March 9. 4pm to 6pm. See http://gmtiny.com/M9wVH for info.
Call for Entries:
The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available. Entries open Saturday, closing date is July 31. The top five scripts will be selected for a week-long staged reading in October with the opportunity for discussion and feedback from the public and members of the theatre industry. The winning script will be produced by a professional creative team for a run at a Cape Town theatre next year. A second winner will have the chance to further workshop the play, with a third award of the Scribbler’s Dream, a financial prize to enable a writer to work alongside a mentor to develop the script. The Imbewu Trust, an NGO, was founded by Same de Romijn and Paul Griffiths to create an accessible community of varied voices that can flourish through collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation. Imbewu is looking for new works of outstanding quality, original content and which represent the range of the South African theatre landscape. Scripts should be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes, with no more than five cast members. For more details see www.imbewuarts.com.
• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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