Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
Twilight of the Golds. A statement about sexuality, religion and science. Tomorrow to April 12.
Classical music on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R40 which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: Gems of the Opera, with mezzo soprano diva Aukse Trinkunas and pianist Paul Ferreira.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: Next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Chad Spade: Magic Underground, with street magician Chad Spade. Thursday to Sunday.
Vittorio’s Secret, comedy. March 28 and 29. 8pm.
The Old and the Beautiful Present… with Fiona Ramsay and Tony Bentel. April 3 to 6.
The Bioscope, 286 Fox St, Ground Floor, Main St Life, Joburg, 011 039 7305:
KiezKino. German cinema with Wim Wenders’s Alice in den Stadten. March 25. 7.30pm. R15.
Eyethu Lifestyle Centre, cnr Mashaba and Kinini rds, Mofolo Central, Soweto:
Franco na Biso! Celebrates Franco Luambo with a touch of jazz, as part of Francophonie 2014 and Institut Francais African Tour. Thursday. 7pm. See www.alliance.org.za for info.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd, Braamfontein sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Coppelia by Joburg Ballet opens. Ends Sunday. R100 to R450.
Celebration 6, by Joburg Ballet. Saturday. 7.30pm.
Queen at the Ballet by Sean Bovim. Captures the story of Freddie Mercury in ballet. March 26 to April 13. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R100 to R280.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Ends April 20. 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays, government school holidays and certain Sundays: 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
Dreams with illusionist Ilan Smith and The Parlotones. March 27 to April 6. R160.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
‘80s vs ‘90s. Pop culture. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R145.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Battle of the Sexes. Rockers vs the divas of rock and roll. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm. R160. Sundays 2pm. R100.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance Achter Rd), Sunninghill: 011 234 2033:
Time Warp. Rock Stars, Broadway and Hollywood collide. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm. R160. Sundays 2pm. R100.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show. Ends March 30. Starring Brendan van Rhyn. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Call Me Lee, tribute to Liberace with Jonathan Roxmouth. April 2 to 27. R00 to R160 at Computicket or the theatre.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
A Load of Bull. Comedy with Alan Committie. A woman’s guide to rugby and a whole lot more. Ends April 20.
Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:
After Forever Tour. The dinner-cirque is back with local and international acts. R440 to R495pp.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg, 011 832 1641:
A Human Being Died that Night. Ends April 6. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays at 3.15pm. No under-14s. R70 to R158 at Computicket and the box office.
My Tutor Centre, 66A 7th Street, Linden, Josburg, Tel: 011 782 3309:
The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz. Ends May 4. Mondays to Saturdays during government holidays: 10.30am and 2.30pm daily to schools during term. R110 chairs and R90 for cushions.Call Claudy for tickets. Booking essential.
Blue Room: New drama class for ages five to seven, providing a creative, nurturing environment. Every Saturday during school term. Starts May 3, 10am to 11am, R600 a term. Call Claudy or Cindy.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Kris Kristofferson. Saturday. 8pm. R500 to R600 at www.plankton.mobi.
Jimmy Carr, UK funnyman. Saturday, March 29 at 7.30pm, R341 to R743 at Computicket.
Joss Stone. April 2. 8pm. R300 to R680 at Computicket.
Gandhi Hall, 23 to 29 Impala Ave, Ext 5, Lenasia
Vikram Hazra in Concert: The African Tour. March 29 at 6pm. R120: Julie Su 072 510 8390 or Rinel Bhownath: 072 230 0405.
Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361 or Vanessa@ gingko.co.za:
Concert on the Deck – Christoff Beukes and David Delaney. Sunday, March 30. 3pm for 3.30pm to 5.30pm. R125 as above.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric, 011 248 5000:
Abdullah Ibrahm and his band Ekaya. Thursday. 8pm. R250 to R435 at Computicket.
Soweto International Comedy Festival, featuring Yoursie Thomas, Grif, Martin Davis and more. Friday, Saturday. 8pm. R170-R355. Computicket.
Yonatan Razel, singer, composer, musical arranger and conductor. March 26. 8pm. R170 at Computicket or the box office.
An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish!. A different show each evening with Pieter-Dirk Uys. March 28 and 29. 8.30pm. R120 to R305 at Computicket.
Hillbrow Theatre, 30 Edith Cavell St, Hillbrow: Craig Smith at 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 tickets (free for those who fit beneath the donkey) at the door or from Jeanette Bogatsu: 011 720 7011.
Indian Summer Nights. Five-star wining, dining and entertainment by Louise Carver. Ballroom at the Hotel, Frida. March 28 at 7pm. R450pp with three-course meal and wines.
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 at 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Morning Melodies with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson creators, comedic and musical virtuosity, Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson, 8pm every Thursday, R40pp.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Daar was ‘n Tyd, written and acted by Jan Groenewald. March 28 to 30.
Going Gooding. The second Sunday of every month until June 8. 5.30pm. R140.
Play Station Theatre, cnr 2nd Ave and 16th St, Parkhurst, 083 414 0041:
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356:
Chris Harper – Piano Strings Give You Wings! Sunday. 3pm. R120, R60 for pensioners. Book at SmartFan (www.roodepoorttheatre.com) or above.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba 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, starts 8pm till 11pm.
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani, Soweto. 011 930 7461/2/3, bookings at Computicket.
Skierlik, by Phillip Dikotla. Friday to April 13. R80.
Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.pisanti @wits.ac.za.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
Speak Sign Love. Regarding the communications divide between the hearing and deaf communities. March 27. 1.15pm and 7pm. R10 for students, full price R20, at the door.
Yeoville Recreation Centre, Raleigh St:
Franco na Biso! Celebrates Franco Luambo with a touch of Jazz, as part of Francophonie 2014 and Institut Francais African Tour. Friday. 4pm. See www.alliance.org.za for info.
Call for Entries:
The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available. Closing date is July 31 and the top five scripts will be selected for a week-long staged reading in October with the chance 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 get 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. 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. For details visit www.imbewuarts.com.
Applications for Bursary:
The Arts and Culture Trust (ACT) in partnership with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (Dalro) and Nedbank Arts Affinity offers three performing arts scholarships for local aspirant performers. The programme is aimed at Grade 12 pupils and individuals younger than 25 who are neither registered for an undergraduate degree nor considered professional performing artists. The programme is a competition in which participants are assessed on their acting, dancing and singing potential and culminates in a final showcase before an independent panel. The scholarships programme is open for registrations until May 31. For information or to register for participation visit www.act.org.za.
South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.
Beating the Ground, by Lulu Tsheola. March 20 to April 6.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, tickets at Computicket or the Door.
Skrywers en Digters with Jannie Moolman. 8pm. Friday. R130, R150.
Turn 2 God. Saturday. R100 at 012 997 5601.
Elvis Blue. 4pm. Sunday. R140, R160.
Juwele op my pad with Kevin Leo. March 26. R130, R150.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Forever Young celebrates the late great musical icons: Elvis, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong and others. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R160.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033/, 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.
Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra concert featuring works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. Marlene Verwey (flute) and Amarillie Ackermann (harp) will be soloists conducted by Nic Nicolaidis. Friday. 8pm. Sunday. 3pm.
Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
From Russia with Love, University’s Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Rycroft features works of Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Arutiunian and soloist Alexander Urban. March 26 at 6.30pm for 7pm. R120 for adults, R70 students, R50 block bookings by schools from www.iTickets.co.za.
Lunch Hour Concerts: Thursdays. 12.40pm to 13.20pm/ Free entry. Thursday: UP Symphony Orchestra with conductor Eric Rycroft.
Casa Toscana Lodge, 5 Darlington Rd, Pretoria ,012 348 8820, 071 482 2197:
Comedy Madness Mondays with Darren Simpson and Tony da King. Monday. 7pm. R250.
Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene, 084 804 0490:
Leonardo Gallery, 730 Witdoring St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, Suzette Rocher: 084 252 4668.
Inspiration of the Muse. Music, art, food and wine pairing with chamber music by Charl Lamprecht and Herman van den Berg followed by a four-course meal, with each dish paired to the best wines from Middelvlei Wine Estate. Saturday, March 29 at 6.30 for 7pm, R600pp. Bookings close March 26, call Suzette at 012 997 0520.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door.
Mathys Roets celebrates Pierneef Theatre’s 11th birthday. Today at 7pm. R130, R120.
Eddie Eckstein. Tomorrow at 7pm. R90, R80.
Doep is nie Dood nie: Jannie du Toit sings the music of Koos du Plessis. Wednesday, March 26 at 7pm.
Gauteng Opera is holding chorus auditions on March 29 at State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria. 10am to 1pm. Voice types: mezzo soprano/alto and baritone/bass. Prepare one aria or song. Bring the sheet music to the audition for the accompanist. Confirm your audition time slot with Madeleen at 012 322 7944 (Monday to Friday before March 28).
l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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