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Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings: 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.com:
An Unromantic Comedy, with Antony Coleman, Charmaine Weir-Smith and Jaci de Villiers, written by Rosalind Butler. Ends October 26.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za.
Phobic, by Janna Ramos-Violante. Thursday to Sunday.
The Jittery Citizens. Improv theatre. Last Saturday of the month. 3pm. Book at www.strictlytickets.com.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Boys in the Band. Celebrating hits from boy bands. October 1 to 13. R100 to R290.
From Russia with Love. Johannesburg Youth Orchestra and Youth Ballet in music and dance from Russia and James Bond hits. October 16 and 17. 7.30pm. R150.
The Testament of Mary, by Colm Toibin. Ends Sunday. Today R100, tomorrow, Thursday R120, Friday, Saturday R150, Sunday matinee R120.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Thank You for the Music, tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees. Ends October 13. Tuesdays to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R65 to R130.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Strictly No 1s. Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers. Ends October 13. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R75 to R150.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds: 011 234 2033:
Rocking in a Free World. Music from 12 countries. Ends October 13. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm. R75 to R150.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Sunset Boulevard, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical with Angela Kilian, Jonathan Roxmouth. Ends October 20. R100 to R325 at box office and Computicket.
Adapt or Fly, with Pieter-Dirk Uys. From October 23 for three weeks.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
The Sewing Machine, starring Sandra Prinsloo. Tomorrow to October 27, Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 3.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket.
MTN Festival: Trevor Noah until October 13.
The Big Bad Musical. October 11 to 13.
Outdoor Event Arena at Montecasino:
MTN Festival: Tops at Spar Bierfest. October 10 to 13. Book at Computicket.
MTN Festival: Absa Boktown. Saturday.
MTN Festival: Watershed. Sunday.12.30pm. Free.
MTN Festival: Piazza Rocks. Concert with Prime Circle, Lloyd Cele and the Soweto String Quartet. October 12. R100 at Computicket, with free drink.
MTN Festival: Good Luck. October 13. 12.30pm. Free entry.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
The Zulu, by Mbongeni Ngema. Ends October 26. R250, R80 pensioners, scholars at Computicket.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5, email@example.com. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za.
Shakespeare for Generation Y adapted for grade 8 to 12 pupils. R70 adults, R40 pupils. Macbeth: October 10, 11 at 9.30am, October 27 at 10.30am. Midsummer Night’s Dream: October 17 and 18 at 9.30am, October 26 at 9.15am. Merchant of Venice: October 24 and 25 at 9.30am, October 26 at 11am.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan,011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Smokie – Take a Minute World Tour. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R295 to R595 at Computicket.
Blacks Only Comedy Show: The Bling-Bling Tour, featuring Marc Lottering, Chester Missing/Conrad Koch, Isaac Gampu, Sifiso Nene, Tumi Morake and Lazarus Jacobs. October 12. R186 at Computicket.
The Greenside Theatre, 7a Chester Rd, Greenside East, 011 880 5720:
Mozart recital. Reakopana Opera Festival. A lyrical opera programme featuring South African singers. October 13. 5pm. Call as above for bookings.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Funny Money/My Vrou se Man se Lyk se Tas. October 14 to 29. Book at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Passionate Piaf, by Kevin Feather, starring Lyn Locketz. Saturday to October 27, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays noon. R130.
Roodepoort City Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone, with baritone Aubrey Lodewyk, Stefan Louw and pianist Eugene Joubert. Friday at 8pm. Music by Bizet, Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Mozart, Bellini and Leoncavallo. R120, R90 students and pensioners, R50 children under 14, at Computicket.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
Thatsogay Festival: Callum’s Will, with Darren King and Clinton Small. Four performances from tomorrow, at 7.30pm. Book at Computicket.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Rd Campus:
Thatsogay Festival: Cry Havoc, written by Tom Coash, directed by Alby Michael. October 8 to 21, at 7.30pm. Book at Computicket.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Ghost Nowhere, written and directed by Thomas Dancer and Tarryn Lee. Tomorrow to October 12. R50 at www.strictlytickets.com or the door.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
The Father, by August Strindberg, directed by Makhaolo Ndebele. Ends Saturday at 7.30pm,
Site-Specific, Senate House Café Dulce Courtyard, Jorissen St, Braamfontein:
WALE (Wits Arts and Literature Experience 2013): The Lost Couple. Street theatre performance by Kyla Davis and Daniel Buckland. October 7 to 9. 1pm to 2pm. Two performances on East Campus (around the Great Hall, Matrix and amphitheatre area above the pool, the other near Wits Theatre, the amphitheatre next to Central Block/Senate House, the Concourse), the third performance on West Campus on the long boulevard starting from the FNB Building.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown:
Verdi Opera Gala, launching the Gauteng Opera (previously The Black Tie Ensemble VO1SS). October 11. Book at Computicket.
Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Second Symphony Season. 8pm with free pre-concert talk at 7.15pm. Book at Computicket or box office on the night. Season tickets available from 011 789 2733.
October 9 and 10: Conductor Daniel Boico, soloist Luis Magalhaes with music by Rossini, Rachmaninov, Dvorak.
Auditions for the South African Mzansi Ballet’s 2014 graduate programme will be held on October 12 at 10am at the SAMB studios, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd St, Braamfontein. The programme offers an opportunity to train for either six months or a year with a professional ballet company and experience the career of a professional dancer. The audition will consist of an audition ballet class and should be completed by noon. Applicants should be dressed in ballet gear. Fees are R1 350 a month with a limited number of bursaries. Register to audition with Edgar Moagi at 011 877 6898. Provide a one-page CV on the day of the audition.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, tickets at Computicket or the door:
Mood Swing with Nataniël. 8pm. Monday to October 11. R180, R200 (no under-15s).
Dark Side of the Moon – A Tribute to Pink Floyd, with Mel Botes and band. 8pm. October 12. R140 to R180.
Jakkie Louw sings Sinatra. 4pm. October 13. R130, R150.
Atterbury National Piano Competition. October 14 to 18.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
The Ultimate Beach Party. Music from the Beach Boys to Katy Perry. Ends October 13. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. R75 to R150.
University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:
Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:
University of Pretoria Mimi Coertse Singing Competition. Semi-finals on Friday. Finals on Saturday at 7pm. R100 adults, R70 students and pensioners at www.iTickets.co.za.
Casta Diva Restaurant Charisma, 67 Albatross St, Ninapark (Akasia), 076 470 3173, 012 542 4449, firstname.lastname@example.org:
Anne Power and Cat Simoni face
off. Saturday. 8pm. Expect to see performances from Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Donna Summer,
Cher and others. R120. Book as above.
McClaren International Circus, cnr End and Church rds, 082 747 5725:
The circus is performing with international artists and animals. Ends Saturday.
3pm and 7.30pm daily. R100 and R120
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door.
Ingrid van Zweel and GP sing Afrikaans and English songs. Tomorrow at 7pm. No entrance fee, only donations.
Ontnugterd, Die Ontnugterde Boerseuns. Eddie de Jager and Kobus van Rooyen with a comedy on the situation in South Africa. Thursday at 7pm. R50
Moerkoffie. Songs from the FAK by three singers, Friday and Saturday at 7pm. R75. Friday programme in aid of Hero Burn Foundation.
Kunsliedere in Afrikaans, English and German with Neels Boonzaaier (tenor), Bets Botha (soprano), Salomé Coertze (piano) and Annelie du Plessis-Hoberg (flute) in aid of Pretoria Care for the Aged. Sunday at 3pm. R150,R120.
Ricus Nel with country, ballads and rock ’n’ roll. October 8 at 7pm. R80, R70.
Van Satynlakens tot Teerstrate with Liza Daniells. Saturday, October 12 at 10am. R70 adults, R60 students and pensioners.
Ten Spyte Van/In Spite of 2013: R40.
All income goes to performers. Paul Jungnickel song group: Sunday, October 13 at 3pm. Pretoria School
and Tiqwa: Monday, October 14
at 6.30pm. Marthie de Bruinsentrum, Transoranjeskool, Transvaliaskool and Cluny Farm: October 15 at 6.30pm.
Unica, Prinshof, Manie Foster and Yana: October 16 at 6.30pm.
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