South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.
Beating the Ground, by Lulu Tsheola, directed by Kenneth Paepae Mmekwa. Ends April 6.
Droomkind, Die Storie van Josef. April 5 to May 4.
Exile, written and directed by Kgaogelo Tshabalala. April 8 to May 4, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R30 to R100 at Computicket.`
Smaarties, written and performed by Jannes Erasmus, directed by Jannes Erasmus. April 3 to 13. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tuesdays R20, Wednesday to Sunday R50.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, tickets at Computicket or the door.
Juwele op my pad, with Kevin Leo. Tomorrow. R130, R150.
Babalela ons Kan, children’s theatre. Saturday at 11am. R80.
Broadway Performance by FADCreations. Friday, April 4 at 7pm, Saturday, April 5 at 3pm. R120.
Atterbury Theatre Wine Club (3) with The Stellenbosch Wine Bar. April 7. Membership fees.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Forever Young, celebrating Elvis Presley, 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.
Limelight Concert by School of Music at North-West University. Performance features works by Mozart, Chaminade, Goedicke, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grundman.
Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, presented by Drama Programme of TUT. Ends Friday. For bookings see above.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
From Russia with Love, University of Pretoria Symphony Orchestra, con- ducted by Eric Rycroft features works of Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Arutiunian and soloist Alexander Urban. Tomorrow at 6.30pm for 7pm. R120 adults, R70 students and R50 block bookings by schools from www.iTickets.co.za. Call 012 420 2947.
Lunch-Hour Concerts: Thursdays. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free. Thursday: UP Ovuwa Cultural Ensemble, director Mxolisi Duda.
Club Bel Air, St Joseph St, Eersterust, Pretoria: bookings Gaga 078 255 54603:
Miss Gay Queen of Queens 2014. Saturday, April 5, doors open 8pm. Pre-sale R60, door sale R80, cooler box R100, beer and ciders only. Proceeds towards Lodewyk Spies Old Age Home in Eersterust.
Unisa Music Foundation, Muckleneuk, 012 429 3336/3311, 084 763 4079:
Unisa National Saxophone Symposium. April 12. All saxophone players, jazz and classical, are invited to attend a day filled with workshops, master classes, concerts and more. Ensemble Artvark (the Netherlands) and the Apollo Quartet (UK) as well as South Africans Karendra Devroop and Matthew Lombard will be working with attendees. Topics include practising techniques, repair and maintenance of equipment and literature for duos, trios, quartets and saxophone choir. Attendance is free, attendees should bring their instruments. Registration closes Friday. Application form is available at www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation.
Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:
Lunch-Hour Concert: Jazz vocalist Lindiwe Maxolo performs Friday. 1pm. She is joined by Sthe Bhengu (trumpet), Jacob Thomo (piano), Lungile Kunene (drums) and Thembinkosi Mavimbela (double bass). Free, but limited seats. Enquiries: 012 429 3335/3311 or 084 763 4079.
Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene:
Rapunzel by the Tshwane Youth Theatre. April 1 to 17, schools only from April 7 to 11. 10am and 3pm with evening shows on April 4, 5 and 12 at 6.30pm. R60 to R85 at Computicket or tshwaneyouththeatre@ gmail.com. Info at 084 804 0490.
Leonardo Gallery, 730 Witdoring St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, Suzette Rocher 084 252 4668.
Inspiration of the Muse. An evening of music, art, food and wine pairing with chamber music by Charl Lamprecht and Herman van den Berg. The performance is followed by a four-course meal, with each dish paired to the best wines from Middelvlei Wine Estate. Saturday. 6.30pm for 7pm. R600pp. Bookings close tomorrow. Call Suzette: 012 997 0520.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door.
Doep is nie Dood nie: Jannie du Toit sings the music of Koos du Plessis. Tomorrow at 7pm.
Gauteng Opera is holding chorus auditions on Saturday at State Theatre, Pretoria. 10am to 1pm, at 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria. Voice types: mezzo soprano/alto and baritone/bass. Prepare one aria or song. Bring the sheet music to the audition for the accompanist provided to play. Please confirm your audition time slot with Madeleen at 012 322 7944 (Monday to Friday before Friday).
Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
Twilight of the Golds, written by Jonathan Tollins, starring Annabel Linder, Michael De Pinna, Daniel Janks, Caryn Katz and Clayton Boys, directed by Maralin Vanrenen. Ends April 12.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, CBD, bookings: www.popartcentre.co.za.
Vittorio’s Secret, a comedy with Vittorio Leonard. Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
When We Were Nearly Young Lebogang Mogashoe shares stories about planning what is supposed to be the perfect kiss. Sunday at 3.30pm.
I Shit Diamonds, starring Stacey Sacks, presented by Not Normal. April 10 to 13.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: all bookings: 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Queen at the Ballet by Sean Bovim, led by Henk Opperman, Cito and Angela Kilian. Tomorrow to April 13. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R100 to R280 as above.
Anthems of Democracy, celebrating 20 years of democracy. Featuring Bright Blue, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Jennifer Ferguson, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Victor Masondo, Mzwakhe Mbule, others and guest star, Joan Armatrading. April 24 to 26 at 7.30pm. Special Freedom Day performance: Sunday, April 27. R160 to R300 as above.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Ends April 20. School terms: 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays government school holidays, certain Sundays:10.30am, 2.30pm.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
Dreams. Illusionist Ilan Smith’s new show, with The Parlotones. Thursday to April 6.
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 Shopping 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, 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 Montecasino Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show. Ends Sunday. Starring Brendan van Rhyn and Paul du Toit. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Call Me Lee. Tribute to Liberace with Jonathan Roxmouth, directed by Ian von Memerty. April 2 to 27. R100 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.
The Sound of Music. April 5 to June 8. R125 to R425.
Madame Zingara: 0861 623 263:
After Forever Tour, 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, Joburg, Tel: 011 782 3309:
The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz. Ends May 4. Mondays to Saturdays during government school holidays, 10.30am and 2.30pm, daily to schools during government school term. R110 chairs, R90 for cushions, call Claudy 011 484 1584/5 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.
Big Top Arena:
Jimmy Carr, UK funnyman. Saturday. 7.30pm, R341 to R743 at Computicket.
Joss Stone. April 2. 8pm. R300 to R680 at Computicket.
Benjamin Dube launches new DVD. April 5. 7.30pm. R150 to R300 at Computicket.
Gandhi Hall, Lenasia
Vikram Hazra in Concert: The African Tour. Saturday at 6pm. Hazra is a writer, philosopher, media producer and social activist. The band comprises vocals, flute, electric guitar, nylon-string guitar and guitar synthesiser. R120 from Julie Su: 072 510 8390 or Rinel Bhownath: 072 230 0405.
Concert on the Deck – Beukes & Delaney, Christoff Beukes and David Delaney. Sunday. 3pm for 3.30pm to 5.30pm. R125.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric, 011 248 5000:
Yonatan Razel, singer, writer, composer, musical arranger and conductor. Tomorrow. 8pm. From R170 at Computicket or the box office.
An Audience with Pieter-Dirk Eish! A different show each evening. Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. From R170.
The Comedy Central Roast of Kenny Kunene with Jimmy Carr. Thursday, April 3. R700 at Computicket.
Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. Comedy with Karou Charou. April 5. R150 at Computicket.
Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, 011 248 5168/011 248 5000:
Richelieu Beaunoir, Siya B, Ryan Whittal, Eureka Nkese. Friday and Saturday. R90 at Computicket.
Alain’s HypnoComedy featuring Alain D Woolf. Every Wednesday next month. R60.
Hillbrow Theatre, 30 Edith Cavell St, Hillbrow: enquiries Craig Smith 082 847 0841:
The Donkey Child, written by Lindiwe Matshikiza in a partnership between Donkey Child Projects and the Hillbrow Theatre Project. Tomorrow at 11.30am (schools), 7pm (opening night), Thursday at 6.30pm, Friday at 11.30am (schools) and 6.30pm, Saturday at 1pm and 5pm. R15 tickets (free for those who fit beneath the donkey) at the door or from Jeanette Bogatsu: 011 720 7011.
Hyatt Regency 191 Oxford Rd, Rosebank, 011 280 1234, Bookings: info@ evergreenevents. co.za:
Indian Summer Nights. Five-star wining, dining and entertainment by Louise Carver. Ballroom at the Hotel, Friday, March 28 at 7pm. R450pp with three-course meal and wines.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Blacks Only Comedy. Saturday. Featuring Ndumiso Lindi, Jason Goliath, Donovan Goliath, Isaac Gampu, Skhumba Hlope and others. From R189 at Computicket.
Ceri Dupree. Female impersonator with hits by music’s leading ladies. Ends Saturday at 7pm. R80.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Classic Concert, presents Anna Wilshire-Jones and Ashley Roberts with works by Debussy, Poulenc, and appearance by Cesar Hurtado. Sunday at 3pm. R75.
Daar was ‘n Tyd, written and acted by Jan Groenewald, directed by Clive Rodel, shows from March 28 to 30.
Patidar Hall, Lenasia, bookings at Computicket:
Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. Comedy with Karou Charou. April 4. R100 at the offices of the Rising Sun and Computicket. Kids under 10 enter free.
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, runs until July 5. Youth bands and DJs aged 16 to 29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter, contact Masim at 011 047 1455 or e-mail masim@ youthartsfestival. co.za or see www.youtharts festival.co.za. My Band, My Music Workshop, April 5. Leera and The Mind Craft, Impande Core, April 5.
St Mary’s School, The Edge, Athol St, Waverley, Johannesburg, 011 571 1803:
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
What the Water Gave Me, launches R?VOIUTION MMXIV, exploring the deep connections between Indonesian and Cape Malaysian culture, the play excavates stories buried in the darkness of Cape Town’s history. Directed and designed by Jade Bowers, performed by Cherae Halley, April 9 to 12 at 7.30pm. Bookings at Computicket.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:
Speak Sign Love, directed by Feeya Asmal, choreographer Amy de Wet, starringLuke Draper, Amy de Wet, Megan Gottscho and Kira Marie Timm, regarding the communications divide between the hearing and deaf communities. Thursday at 1.15pm and 7pm. R10 for students, or R20, at the door.
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’s 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 and original content, 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.
Applications for Funding:
The National Arts Council invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the following disciplines: craft, visual arts and literature to submit their applications for project funding. Applications are invited for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development and arts promotion that facilitate access to the arts and markets. Furthermore, applications that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. Projects that celebrate 20 years of freedom and democracy are also encouraged to apply.
Conditions for acceptance: all relevant sections of the application form must be filled in completely; all requested documentation must be submitted with the application form; applications must be submitted on or before April 25, by no later than 4pm.
This invitation is also open to arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities.
Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered at all and no exceptions will be made. Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from www.nac.org.za.
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