South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: book at Computicket.
Beating the Ground, by Lulu Tsheola, directed by Kenneth Paepae Mmekwa, starring Nthabiseng Masemola, Peter Mothiba, Enoch Dlamini and others. March 20 to April 6.
Women in Dance. The Vicki Karras Tribute showcasing new and existing works by woman dance makers and choreographers. Thursday to Saturday. R50 at Computicket.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: tickets at Computicket or the door.
Riders from the Storm with Piet Botha, Albert Frost, Mel Botes, Nathan Smith, Robin Auld and Valiant Swart. 8pm tomorrow. R150 to R200.
Karen Zoid on piano. Friday at 8pm. R140 to R160.
Herfskombuis with Nataniël. 7pm. Monday. R200.
Skrywers en Digters with Jannie Moolman. 8pm. March 21. R130, R150.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033, 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.
Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra symphony concert featuring works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. Marlene Verwey (flute) and Amarillie Ackermann (harp) are the soloists conducted by Nic Nicolaidis with concert master Christopher Evans. March 21 at 8pm, March 23 at 3pm.
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: Ses Snare – song and guitar group with Blackie Swart, Pieter Smith, MD Greyline, Thean Kotze, Peter Hoven and Leon Ecroignard.
March 20 – UP Symphony Orchestra with conductor Eric Rycroft.
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:
Two Steinways, Four hands: Aglika Genova and Liuben Dimitrov piano duo concert tour. Sunday at 4pm. Programme: works by Bach, Arensky, Grieg, Liszt and Busoni’s transcription of the Overture to the Magic Flute by Mozart. R95 adults, R75 students, pensioners at the door. Call 012 429 3336/3311 or 084 763 4079.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709: tickets at the door:
Chris Chameleon. Today at 7pm. R130 adults, R115 pensioners, students, children.
Cortina. New dance music and nostalgic hits with Philip, Danie, Debré and Rojean. Friday at 7pm. R70, R80.
2 Manne 7 Muses with Herman van den Berg and Charl Lamprecht. Saturday at 7pm. R90, R80.
Mathys Roets celebrates Pierneef Theatre’s 11th birthday. Tuesday, March 18 at 7pm. R130, R120.
Eddie Eckstein. Wednesday, March 19 at 7pm. R90, R80.
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,. Ends Sunday.
Twilight of the Golds, written by Jonathan Tollins. A thought-provoking and provocative statement about sexuality, religion and science. Starring Annabel Linder, Michael De Pinna, Daniel Janks, Caryn Katz and Clayton Boys, directed by Maralin Vanrenen. March 19 to April 12.
Classical music concerts. Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. Friday: Short Romantic Pieces: from Faure to Block to Popper, with cellist Carel Henn and pianist Retha Klopper.
March 21: Gems of the Opera, with mezzo soprano Aukse Trinkunas and pianist Paul Ferreira.
POPArt Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Mojak Lehoko and friends do Improv tomorrow.
Going Gooding, conceived and scripted by Tim Sandham. A witty, nostalgic trip, starring Malcolm Gooding. Thursday to Sunday.
Chad Spade: Magic Underground, with street magician Chad Spade. March 20 to 23.
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, cnr Mashaba and Kinini rd, Mofolo Central, Soweto:
Franco na Biso! Celebrates Franco Luambo with a touch of jazz, as part of Francophonie 2014 and the Institut Francais African Tour, also featuring Jean-Remy Guedon, Christian Kossakamvwe Mpongo, Guy Tusiama Masiala, Alberto Mapoto Kingunza and Christian Kamba Levi. March 20. 7pm. See www.alliance.org.za.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Coppelia by Joburg Ballet. Ends March 23. R100 to R450.
Celebration 6, by Joburg Ballet. Saturday and March 22 at 7.30pm.
Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre: Lindsay McDonald 076 101 0421:
Celebrity 60-minute knit-athon. Saturday. 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Patrons are requested to donate balls of wool and knitting needles, to honour the legacy of Madiba by making blankets for charity. Contact Lindsay McDonald as above.
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. Ends April 20. School terms: 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays and certain Sundays: 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads Rivonia Rd: 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 Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show, until March 30, starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
John Edward. Saturday at 8pm. R500 to R995 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
A Load of Bull, comedy with Alan Committee and Robert Fridjhon, a woman’s guide to rugby and a whole lot more, directed by Christopher Weare. March 12 to April 20, Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at the box office or Computicket.
Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:
After Forever Tour, the dinner-cirque with captivating acts. Now running. R440 to R495.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
A night of Opera Arias with Zandile Gwebityala and Friends. Thursday. 7.30 for 8pm. R100 to R250 at Computicket.
A Human Being Died that Night, based on Professor Pumla Gobodo-Madizikela’s book of her prison interviews with De Kock. March 19 to April 6. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays at 3.15pm. Not suitable for children under 14. R70 to R158 at Computicket and the Box Office.
Barney Simon Theatre:
Ukutshona ko Mendi … Did We Dance?, written by Lara Foot and directed by Mandla Mbothwe. Starring Warona Seane, Amandla Vakala, Lulamile Nikani and Mongezi Ncwadi. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday 8.15pm and Sunday 3.15pm. R79 on Tuesday.
The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz. Monday to May 4. R110 chairs and R90 for cushions. Call Claudy for tickets.
Blue Room: New drama class for age group 5 to 7, providing a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment for young children. Every Saturday during government school term. New term starts May 3. 10am to 11am. R600 a term. Call 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or Cindy.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
BeBe Winans. Saturday. 7pm. R300 to R700 at Computicket.
Kris Kristofferson. March 22. 8pm. R500 to R600 at www.plankton.mobi.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric; 011 248 5000:
Crossing Over with John Edward. Thursday. 8.30pm. R600 to R996 at Computicket.
Miss India Gauteng. Saturday. 7pm, from R100.
Abdullah Ibrahim and his band Ekaya. March 20. 8pm, tickets from R250.
Soweto International Comedy Festival, featuring Yoursie Thomas, Grif, Martin Davis and more. March 21 and 22. 8pm. from R170 at Computicket.
Hillbrow Theatre, 30 Edith Cavell St, Hillbrow: Craig Smith 082 847 0841:
The Donkey Child, written by actor, writer and director Lindiwe Matshikiza in a partnership between Donkey Child Projects and the Hillbrow Theatre Project, March 26 to 29. March 26 at 11.30am (schools), 7pm (opening night), March 27 at 6.30pm, March 28 at 11.30am (schools) and 6.30pm, March 20 at 1 and 5pm. R15 (free for those who fit beneath the donkey) at the door or from Jeanette Bogatsu at 011 720 7011.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the ladies with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Every Wednesday. 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Morning Melodies with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. Comedic and musical virtuosity. Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm. Every Thursday. 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. March 28 to 30.
Going Gooding on the second Sunday of every month, until June 8, at 5.30pm. R140. Buffet lunch before the show, R150.
Play Station Theatre, cnr 2nd and 16th St, Parkhurst, 083 414 0041:
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356:
Chris Harper – Piano Strings Give You Wings!, a flight of musical fantasy, March 23 at 3pm. R120 (R60 for pensioners), bookings at SmartFan, www.roodepoorttheatre.com, 011 674 1356/7/8.
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 the opportunity to play for an audience. Youth bands and DJs aged 16 to 29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter contact at Masim 011 047 1455 or masim@youth artsfestival.co.za or see www.youthartsfestival. co.za. My Band, My Music Workshop, April 5. Leera and The Mind Craft, Impande Core, April 5.
Scotty Lloyd and the Blaq Swanz, March 22, 5 to 6.30pm, R20.
St Columba’s Presbyterian Church, 45 Lurgan Rd, Parkview, Joburg:
Horizons. Secular sounds in a sacred space. Twenty-four choristers present new vocal works by five young South African composers with a special performance of Peter Louis van Dyk’s Horizons. Tuesday, March 18 at 8pm. Works by Simon Bethell, Franco Prinsloo, Keith Moss, Antoni Schonken and Pieter Bezuidenhout will also feature. (Bring a cushion for those hard ecclesiastical seats.) R120 at Computicket or the door.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday, designed for up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door, 8pm till 11pm.
Steve Hofmeyr, with Afrikaans hits. Friday. 8pm. R150 at Computicket.
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani, Soweto. 011 930 7461/2/3, bookings at Computicket.
Khethi Live, featuring Khethi and her Afro-twist band showcasing her new album #wozaMoya. Saturday. R120 at 011 930 7461/2/3 or 081 889 1950.
Skierlik, play by Phillip Dikotla, Friday March 21 until April 13, R80.
University of Johannesburg Theatre, Kingsway Campus, Johannesburg:
Wozani – Discover the Orchestra, explore the world of orchestral music with young musicians of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and the Johannesburg Youth Symphonic Wind Band, Sunday. 3pm. The conductors have also put together a highly entertaining demonstration of the instruments of the orchestra. R50 at the door or call 011 484 1257.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
Speak Sign Love, directed by Feeya Asmal, choreographed by Amy de Wet and starring Luke Draper, Amy de Wet, Megan Gottscho and Kira Marie Timm. A production about regarding the communications divide between the hearing and deaf communities. March 27 at 1.15pm and 7pm. R10 for students, or R20 at the door.
The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:
Abendempfindung (Evening Sensations). Songs and solo performances by Johann Christian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert, featuring soprano Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach and pianist John Reid Coulter. Today at 7.30pm. R65 at Webtickets, R70 at the door, R50 students.
Yeoville Recreation Centre, Raleigh St, Yeoville:
Franco na Biso! Celebrates Franco Luambo with a touch of jazz as part of Francophonie 2014 and Institut Francais African Tour, also featuring Jean-Remy Guedon, Christian Kossakamvwe Mpongo, Guy Tusiama Masiala, Alberto Mapoto Kingunza and Christian Kamba Levi. Friday, March 21 at 4pm. See www.alliance.org.za.
Call for Entries:
The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available this year.
Closing date is July 31 and 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 Scribblers Dream, a financial prize to enable a writer to work alongside a mentor to develop the script.
The Imbewu Trust, a non-profit organisation, 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.
The scripts should be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes, with no more than five cast members. See www.imbewuarts.com.
Call for applications:
Detours: experimental avenues in movement composition is hosted by the Wits School of Arts/Dramatic Arts with directors Joni Barnard and Jane Crewe.
Detours provides a much-needed space for senior students and young professionals to perform their work. It aims to draw participants who are interested in creating work that challenges conventional and traditional understandings of movement, choreography, physical theatre and performance space. It will run May 9 to 17.
Proposals for live performance (10 to 15 minutes) and screen (no more than five minutes) should clearly articulate why the work is experimental in nature and the proposed work should not have been previously performed on a major platform.
Detours will be facilitating a workshop platform which provides participants the opportunity to host or attend various workshops and classes running over weekends. Participants interested in facilitating a workshop should make clear mention of this in their applications.
Live performance: a copy of your CV and references; a written motivation which includes title of work, short synopsis of work, cast size; visual examples of your work: footage and/or photographs or links to sites where work can be viewed (YouTube, Dropbox). Reviews of written material on your previous work (if possible).
Screen works/dance for camera: A copy of your CV and references. A written motivation which includes title of work, short synopsis of work, footage and/or photographs or links to sites where work can be viewed (YouTube, Dropbox). Reviews or written material on your previous work (if possible).
Application requirements: applications submitted without visual examples or those submitted late will not be accepted.
Detours and Re-visioning Dance cannot be responsible for covering particular costs. Detours is only responsible for covering cost of venue.
Venues are equipped with a standard saturated rig. Please note: Space is limited. All applications must be submitted by Friday. Selected participants will be contacted by Friday, March 21.
Applications for bursary:
Brett Goldin Bursary call for applications for two young South African actors aged between 20 and 30 years. Closing date is 5pm, Friday, no late applications will be accepted. Auditions will take place at the Market Theatre in Joburg on April 9 and 10 with callbacks and finals on Friday, April 11.
Applications should be sent to Nicolette Moses, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Road, Rondebosch, 7700, e-mail Nicolette.moses @uct.ac.za or fax 021 650 5260. The actor should be a South African citizen, under the age of 30 in July, have an interest in classic theatre, have a valid passport and be able to fly to Stratford during the stated period as the dates are strictly not negotiable.
At the audition actors will be required to perform two classic speeches (one tragic, one comic) as well as motivate why they should be awarded the bursary.
Applications should include a detailed cv and letter of motivation. For info call Nicolette Moses at 021 680 3963.
Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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