SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Kyk Hier Staan ‘n Nuwe Mens, with the BTE VO1SS with Afrikaans compositions and poetry of well-known SA artists, Friday and Saturday at 3pm. R130pp at Computicket, R100 for pensioners.
My Vrou se Man se Vrou, starring Hannes Muller and Tobie Cronje. Monday to June 10, bookings at Computicket.
Jazz and African Music Nights at 8pm, R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door. Friday: Kunle Ayo and Skipper Shabalala.
Night of the Poets (Napo Mashiane), featuring Indigenous Orchestra and Street Light with Lips (performed by the University of Pretoria Drama Department), May 30, 7-7.30pm the launch of Napo Mashiane’s new anthology, 8-10pm poetry show. Tickets R50 at Computicket and also available at the door.
The Black Hermit, by Ngugi wa Thiong’o, directed by Diamond Mokape, with Molefi Monaisa, Sello Zikalala, Madge Ntamo and Segomotso Modise. Ends Sunday, R70 and R50 students and pensioners. Book 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.
Travel & Sport/Atterbury Theatre School Choir Competitions, 7pm, today, tomorrow and May 29, with the gala concert on May 31.
The Pat Boone Classics Show, with Louis-John, Helene Bester and Clinton Zerf, May 29 at 10am, followed by lunch at The Famous Fishoek Restaurant. Fund-raiser for Help Seniors. Call Gerrie Jamneck at 079 238 2016 to book.
The Barnyard Theatre, Menlyn Park, 012 368 1555:
Seven Wonders of Music, tribute to Elvis Presley, Carlos Santana, Bryan Adams, Whitney Houston and others, Tuesdays to Saturdays 8.30pm, doors open 6.30pm, Sundays 2pm, doors open noon, until June 24. Bookings at 012 368 1555 or www.barnyardtheatres.co.za
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
Othello by Shakespeare, produced by Margie Coppen. School performances on Thursday at 9am and noon, Friday at noon. Public performance at 8pm tomorrow and Friday. R60 pupils and R100 adults for the public performances. Book with Margie at 083 251 9412.
The Ballet Gala at the Brooklyn Theatre, with Mzansi Productions and the SA Ballet Theatre, June 1 at 8pm, June 3 at 3pm and June 6 at 8pm. Tickets: R60 to R200 at Computicket.
University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:
Symphonic Stellar Spectacular, Friday, 7pm. The University Pretoria Symphony Orchestra and Magaliesberg Children’s Choir conducted by Hannelie van Sittert. Music of the stars is the theme, under the baton of Eric Rycroft. Tickets R100 adults, R60 students and pensioners, at the door. For further info call 012 420 4183/2614.
Masker Theatre, 012 420 3644:
The House of Bernarda Alba by Frederico Garcia Lorca runs from today to Saturday at 7pm. Book with Yvonne Rabie at 012 420 2558.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Road, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant bookings 012 664 2381:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
Face the Music, dance by Followspot Productions, tomorrow.
Ses Snare, Thursday at 8pm, R140.
Van Nougat tot Nou, Jak de Priester, Friday at 8pm, R100/R110.
Ping, guitar and cabaret show with Lizz Meiring and guitar duo CH2, Saturday at 8pm, R130/R140.
Le-Chelle CD release, May 30 at 8pm, R100.
Eric Clapton Show and Tribute Show, May 31 at 8pm, R100.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg Ave, Villieria: 012 329 0709:
Tickets at the door.
Helena Ceronio and Minnie White sing songs in Pad van Liefde, guest artist Annestasia Fernandez. tomorrow at 7pm, R80.
Annale van ‘n Windgat, comedy with Neels Clasen, Thursday, 7pm (not for those under 13 years).
Ontprop, Liesl Marx with piano and voice, Friday at 7pm.
The Liane Heyl School of Drama, Sunday at 3pm, R45/R35.
The SA State Theatre is looking to audition actors, singers and dancers for a new musical theatre production called Africa’s Own Madonna: The Lebo Mathosa Musical. It’s written by Sello Maake ka Ncube and Sibongile Ngubane and directed by Sello Maake ka Ncube, and chronicles Mathosa’s life from her teen years through her coming into prominence and culminating in her solo career until her untimely death. Singers and actors who come for the audition are expected to prepare a song and a monologue. Artists should be able to either sing or dance. The production will be staged at the State Theatre from August to September. Audition venue: State Theatre, Friday and Sunday at 10am. Call Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4918.
Joburg Theatre Complex, corner Loveday and Hoofd streets: 011 877 6854: all bookings for the theatre complex at 0861 670 670 or see www.joburgtheatre.com
The Mandela Theatre:
Le Grand Cirque Adrenaline, May 23 to June 17. Shows 8pm Tuesday to Friday, 3pm and 8pm on Saturdays and 2pm and 6pm on Sundays. Tickets from R190.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
The Gingerbread Man 2, musical written by Sir David Wood, June 4 to August 2.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre: 011 877 6854:
Lunares by El Rincon Flamenco Dance Company with guest artist Alexandra La Maitre and Rudo van Staden and Andre Liebenberg of guitar duo Mischief. May 24 to 27, Thursday to Saturday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, R130, bookings above.
Viva!, Thai pop-opera voice band, May 29 to June 16, Tuesdays to Fridays 8.15pm, Saturdays 6 and 8.15pm, Sundays 2.30pm. R170 to R190, booking as above.
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, |011 823 6933:
Dancing in the Street: visit exotic destinations like the Rio Carnival or the Mardi Gras. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, doors open 6.30pm, Sundays at 2pm, doors open noon, until June 24. Tickets R90 to R135, book at www.barnyardtheatres.co.za or 011 823 6933.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
Icons of the ‘80s, 11-piece cast, song and dance, Tuesdays-Saturdays 8pm, doors open 6.30pm, Sundays 2pm, doors open noon. Until June 24. Tickets R95-R145 at www.barnyardtheatres.co.za / 011 280 4370.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen/Rivonia Roads (entrance Achter Rd), just off Rivonia Rd turnoff on N1: 011 467 6983:
The Final Countdown, featuring six decades of rock ‘n’ roll, hits from the ‘50s to present day. Shows Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, doors open 6.30pm, Sundays 2pm, doors open noon, until June 24. Booking online at www.barnyardtheatres.co.za or 011 234 2033.
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888
Queen Will Rock You – The Show, tribute to the magic of Queen, Freddie Mercury and friends with live 10-piece cast. Specials on Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30pm. All shows include full buffet meal.
Montecasino Theatre, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Beautiful, Beautiful Piano, with Rocco de Villiers, music from the movies and more, until May 27, joined by dancers Sonnet Brouwer and Luigi Vigliotti. Bookings at Computicket.
Cabaret – The Musical, with Samantha Peo, Sascha Halbhuber and Bryan Hiles, directed by Steven Stead, June 7-August 5, R100-R325 at Theatre or Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
So You Think You Can Love?, new comedy with Sonia Esgueira, ends July 1. R150 at Computicket or theatre.
The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, starring Jonathan Roxmouth and Robin Botha, ends June 3. Tuesdays to Friday at 8pm, Saturday 3pm and 8pm, Sunday 1.30 and 6.30pm. Tickets Computicket.
Madame Zingara’s Spiegel Tent Victoria: |011 367 4250:
El Milagro, a dinner cirque spectacular with local and international artists combined with a four-course feast. R410-R495, see www.madamezingara.com or call 0861 623 263.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg, 011 832 1641:
Kwela Bafana+, A Night in a 50s Shebeen, musical with the Kwela Bafana band, May 25 to June 24. R75 to R150 available at the box office or Computicket.
Sibikwa Indigenous Orchestra – Too Cool for School, innovative music experience for schools, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between May 29 and June 14. R50 a pupil, minimum of 10 pupils a group, book at 011 832 1641.
Barney Simon Theatre,
Next Sunday by Godfrey Thobejane, directed by Khethiwe Dlamini, until May 27.
Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Jazz Monate and Afro-Beatz, Sundays at 3pm, hosted by Mesh Mapetla, R100 includes entrance and a meal, tickets at the door. Jazz Monate May 27, July 1, July 29, August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25 and December 16.
Afro-Beatz – June 10, July 15, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 8.
Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Ekurhuleni:
Drumbeat Festival, June 1 and 2: Paul Randolph, Sibongile Khumalo, Mi Casa, Stimela, Zakes Bantwini and others. Tickets R400 for Friday (one stage, includes cocktail snacks and drinks), Saturday tickets R250 (three stages, entry only). Tickets available at ticketbreak.co.za
Concert on the Deck – Inferno Opera, Sunday, May 27 at 3.30pm, with Lawrence Joffe, Adrian Galhard and Raymond Tyack accompanied by Neil Bennet on piano. R130pp. Bookings above.
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Jett & Jin, the Theme Park’s new 4D adventure, alternated with Pirate Story, presently running.
Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, |011 248 5168/011 248 5000:
Funny Bitz, with Sans Moonsamy, a mind-blowing biryani, Friday and Saturday nights, until May 27 and a matinee on Sunday, May 27, at 5.15pm. Tickets from R120 at the box office or Computicket.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Tribute Mania, Sultans of Swing – tribute to Dire Straits, May 23, 25 and 27. Crazy Diamond – tribute to Pink Floyd, May 24 and 26. R120pp, book at the box office or Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Des & Dawn Lindberg’s Soiree, followed by “proper” afternoon tea at 3pm every last Sunday of the month when Des and Dawn host artists, R175pp for show and tea. Sunday, May 27, features Tessa Ziegler.
Il Giardino and The Room, 44 Stanley Ave, Millpark, 011 482 4978:
Music events for May: |May 22, Erika Strydom Duo, 7pm, R30 cover charge
May 23, Hot Club d/Afrique, 7pm, R30 cover charge.
May 24, Soul Picnic, 7pm, R30 cover charge.
May 25, Runaway Train Cult, 7.30pm, cover charge R30.
May 26, Herman van den Berg, 7.30pm, cover charge R50.
May 27, Ensemble Borsalino, 12.30pm, R30 cover charge.
May 30, Hot Club d’Afrique, 7pm, R30 cover charge.
May 31, Soul Picnic, 7pm, cover charge R30.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
FEDA – Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Art, High School play festival, until May 26.
Boesman and Lena, Athol Fugard’s masterpiece starring Quanita Adams and Elton Landrew, directed by James Ncgobo, May 29 to June 30.
Roodepoort City Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Val Whyte Bursary Evening, featuring Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and the SA Ballet Theatre, May 25 and 26. Tickets available at Computicket.
Nataniël in Concert, featuring Nataniël with pianist Charl du Plessis and Combo, June 1 and 2 at 8pm, June 3 at 3pm. Tickets R120 at Computicket.
The Basement Theatre (Roodepoort City Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:
Just Nje Comedy Nights, monthly events hosted by Kedibone Mulaudzi – Oravesh Nungaldave, Maanda Mungulwa, Deen Schroeder and Chris Mapane, Friday, May 25 at 8pm, doors open 7.30pm. R40 at the door.
Mama Said Sessions, May 27 at 3pm, doors open 2.30pm. This session features choreographer, actress and educator Nomsa Manaka with dancer/choreographer and singer Somizi Mhlongo who will give guidance on how to survive in the creative industry. R40 at the door.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 011 482 1606:
Public concerts featuring internationally acclaimed organists: tickets are R175 available at Computicket or from the church.
May 27 and 28 at 7.30pm, Gordon Stewart from UK will play lighter pieces and a more serious repertoire.
Shine Studio, c/o Smit and Henri Sts, Braamfontein:
Sanaa Africa Festival: Dance Forum will present a dance programme on May 24 at 7pm and May 26 from 1pm. Tickets R50 from Computicket.
Sanaa Africa, three-day African cultural festival with art exhibitions, craft village, cinema, music, theatre, slam poetry, African cuisine, May 27 to 29. Tickets from R50 at Computicket. See www.sanaaafrica.com.
Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at Computicket.
Road to Joy of Jazz, featuring artists Zarcia, Ndumiso Ntovane, Paul Hamner, May 26.
Country Legends, Lance James, Barbara Ray, Billy Forest, Clive Bruce and Tommy Dell, May 27.
Soweto Theatre, Bolani Rd, Jabulani, Soweto: bookings at Computicket.
Wozani – Discover the Orchestra, Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company with a programme of classical and light music, music from the movies, SA works and jazz. R60, R30 for students and pensioners, available at the door or from the JYOC offices in Parktown. Inquiries Susan 011 484 1257/083 377 9445. June 3 at 3pm.
The Suitcase directed by James Ncgobo, starring Siyabonga Twala, opens the theatre on Friday and Saturday in a celebratory weekend; runs for a few weeks.
UJ Arts Centre, corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
UJ Arts & Culture Conference – The Art of the Creative Economy, May 24 and 25, with local and international thought leaders including Dr Wally Mongane Serote, Avril Joffe, Andries Oliphant and many others.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
Forbidden Broadway, musical comedy revue, ends May 26 at 7.30pm. The production is directed by Greg Homann. Tickets at Computicket.
* Computicket: 083 915 8000
www.strictlytickets.com or 082 553 5903.