SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Dawid Die Musical. The final chapter in the Gospel Musical Trilogy. Stars Retief Burger, Dewald Louw and Johan Scholtz. Ends Sunday. R150 to R280 at Computicket.
Sorry, Wrong Number. Written by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Keamogetswe Moeketsane, starring Mmathapelo Moagi, Nebo Mafabatho and others. Ends Friday, Tuesday to Friday at 8pm. R50 adults, R30 students at Computicket.
Rock Nights. Thursday: The Reason, Josh Thatcher, Leagan Breda and Dave Holland. 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door.
Friday: Andy Narell.
Tshwane Comedy Night: Saturday: The Young Guns Part 2: Bethuel Giwu, Kgomotso Madimetja, Thapelo Mametja and Tshekedi Monyemore. 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:
Tickets at Computicket or the Door.
SMS: Babakoors! A teenager/family production. Sunday 4pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 11am. Ends tomorrow. R70.
Soul of Fire, with soprano Zanne Stapelberg and pianist Kathleen Tagg. Thursday. 8pm. R110 or R130 at Computicket.
Kevin Perkins aka Mike Naicker does comedy. 8pm. Friday. R130.
Old Friends. A tribute to Simon and Garfunkel. 8pm. Saturday. R120 to R180.
The Barnyard Theatre, Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, cnr Atterbury Rd and Lois Ave, Menlo Park, 012 368 1555:
Tinkerbell’s Pirate Adventure. Show for the kids. Ends July 21. 11am or 3pm (please enquire). R50. Book as above. (End July, moves to Parkview).
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
I Love a Guitar. James Grace classical guitar recital. Sunday at 11am, Wednesday, July 4, at 8pm.
Buskaid Ensemble. A concert by the talented young string players from Soweto. July 6 at 8pm.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant bookings 012 664 2381:
Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.
The Colours of Love with Daniele Pascal. 8pm. July 4. R120.
Zoid Afrika Unplugged with Karen Zoid. July 5. 8pm. R130.
Vaughn Gardner. 8pm. July 6.
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:
Unisa Organ Symposium. July 9 to 13 in the ZK Matthews Great Hall, Enoch Sontonga Hall and Miriam Makeba Concert Hall. Masterclasses, lectures and workshops with Jesse Eschbach, Gerrit Jordaan, Jeremy Joseph, Dalene Kruger and others. Registration: July 9 at 6pm at ZK Matthews Great Hall. Enquiries: Unisa Music Foundation 012 429 3336/3311 or 084 763 4079. See www.unisa.ac.za/musicfoundation.
Concerts: Monday, July 9, at 7.30pm, ZK Matthews Great Hall – Opening concert with Jeremy Joseph. R85 (adults), R65 (students and pensioners) at the door.
Improvisation concert: Zorada Temmingh, organist from Stellenbosch. Tuesday, July 10. 7.30pm, ZK Matthews Great Hall, Unisa. R85 adults, R65 student and pensioners at the door.
Organ in a contemporary idiom: Ockie Vermeulen, organist, musical arranger and recording artist. Wednesday, July 11 at 7.30pm, ZK Matthews Great Hall. R85 adults, R65 students and pensioners at the door.
Organ recital: Jesse Eschbach, chair of the keyboard studies division for the College of Music, University of North Texas, Thursday, July 12. 7.30pm, ZK Matthews Great Hall, R85 adults, R55 students and pensioners at the door.
Organ and Orchestra Spectacular, Unisa Music foundation Symphony Orchestra with Eric Rycroft conductor. Friday, July 13.7.30pm, ZK Matthews Great Hall. Tickets at www.itickets.co.za or call 085 1000 291.
Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene, 084 249 9292:
Hansel & Gretel, by the Pretoria Youth Theatre (PYT). Thursday and Friday at 10am and 3pm, Saturday at 10am, 3pm and 7pm; July 2 to July 7 at 10am and 3pm and Saturday at 7pm. Reserved seating R70, cushioned seating near stage for kids R50. Book at tshwaneyouththeatre @gmail.com.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:
Tickets at the door.
Children’s Theatre: Kaptein Blitz en die Skool vir Superheroes. Action, special effects and fun with Frank Opperman. Tomorrow at 10am. R70.
Pinocchio in Sprokiesland with Antoinette Snyman’s puppets. July 5 at 10am. R50, R40.
Ollie die Nar. New songs and stories. July 6 and 12 at 10am. R50, R40.
Snippie se Soektog. July 7 at 10am. R50, R40.
Die Geel Koevertjie. Where kids learn to save and make money work. July 13 at 10am. R60.
Die Storieboek: Aap uit die Mou. Wednesday July 11 and Saturday, July 14, 10am. R50, R40.
The Mandela Theatre:
Imperial Russian Ballet with Orff’s Carmina Burana and classical master-pieces including Walpurgis Night, The Adagio from Scheherezade and grand pas de deux from Don Quixote. July 11 to 14: 3pm & 8pm and July 15: 5pm.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/ 2340:
The Gingerbread Man 2. A musical written by Sir David Wood. Ends August 2. Entertaining and educational. Bookings: Andrew or Lorraine at 011 403 1563.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
Soul of Fire, with soprano Zanne Stapelberg and pianist Kathleen Tagg, Friday. 8pm.
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Tinkerbell’s Pirate Adventure. Show for the kids. Ends July 21. 11am or 3pm, (please enquire), R50. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
Barnyard Theatre Rivonia, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads (entrance in Achter Rd), just off Rivonia Rd turn-off on the N1 highway: 011 234 2033:
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888
Queen Will Rock You – The Show. A tribute to the magic of the rock band Queen, singer Freddie Mercury and friends with a 10-member cast. Specials on Fridays and Saturdays at 8.30pm. Shows include full buffet.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Cabaret – The Musical, starring Samantha Peo, Sascha Halbhuber and Bryan Hiles, directed by Steven Stead. Ends August 5. R100 to R325 at the theatre or Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
So You Think You Can Love? A new comedy with Sonia Esgueira (the Porra series). Ends July 1. R150 at Computicket or the theatre.
Topsy Turvy. A fresh look at Gilbert & Sullivan. Directed by Alan Swerdlow and starring Jonathan Roxmouth. July 4 to August 5. R150 at the theatre.
I Don’t Work on Sundays, with comedian Marc Lottering. August 22 to October 7. 8.15pm. R150 at Computicket.
SA Comics Choice Awards Show. July 10. 8pm. R230 to R270 at Computicket.
Madame Zingara’s Spiegel Tent Victoria at Montecasino’s Outdoor Events Area: 011 367 4250:
El Milagro. A unique dinner cirque spectacular with local and international artists combined with a four-course feast. R410 to R495. See www.madame zingara.com or call 0861 623 263.
Parker’s Comedy & Jive, Shop 24, next to Boogaloos Skate Park, 011 511 0081: (book at Computicket)
Grilling of a Lifetime. The Comic’s Choice Awards 2012 Lifetime Recipient will receive the highest honour possible – a grilling. 8pm. R220 at Computicket.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Brothers Size by Tarell Alvin McCraneyk, starring Joshua Elijah Reese, Rodrick Covington and Sam Encarnacion. Ends July 1.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: www.nctt.org.za.
Disney’s Alladin jr. Ends July 21. Features Marco Spaumer, Dolly Louw, Clint Lesch, Dionne Song and others. R80 children, R100 adults at theatre.
Carnival City Casino, Heidleberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
International Jazz Concert featuring David Sanborn and Joe Sample. Saturday, July 7 at 8pm and Sunday, July 8 at 3pm. R200 to R500 at Computicket.
Jazz Monate and Afro-Beatz. Sundays at 3pm, hosted by Mesh Mapetla. R100 includes entry and a meal. Pay at the door. Until December. Afro-Beatz, July 1. Jazz Monate, July 15.
Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg:
Disney on Ice – Worlds of Fantasy. Tomorrow to July 1. 11am and 3pm. R150 to R300 at Computicket.
Eagles Fare Restaurant, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Rd, Poortview, Joburg, 082 671 8382:
Journey to the Moon, a 60-minute illustrated talk including the first human lunar landing in 1969. Vincent Nettmann, an astronomer, presents the talk followed by a 25-minute video of the event. After the three-course dinner, a laser-guided binocular and large aperture telescope star gazing. Saturday. Bring your own binoculars. Garden entry fee and security car guard. R175 adults, R120 children (under 12). Dress warmly. Book as above.
Ginko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361 or Catherine @gingko.co.za:
Concert on the Deck – Dan Patlansky. Saturday. 3.30pm, R120. Book as 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. Admission included in entry to park.
Jozi’s Story of Gold. An interactive experience including a guided underground mine tour, visits to authentic mining houses and a chance to see gold panning and pouring. Admission included in entry to park.
Thunderstruck with Clint Cunningham and his musicians. Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm, Sundays at 2pm, until August 26. R55 at Computicket,
McLaren Circus. Ends July 15. 11.30 for noon. Tickets at Computicket.
Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, 011 248 5340, Box office 011 248 5000:
Old School. Comedy with an Indian flavour, with Meren Reddy (City Sesla), Leeanda Reddy (Isidingo, Mr Bones 2), and Kaseran Pillay (Going Nowhere Slowly; Mr Bones; Survivor), directed by Krijay Govender. Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7 at 8.30pm. R140 to R145 at Computicket or the box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
My Vrou se Man se Vrou, starring Hannes Muller and Tobie Cronje. July 4 to August 12 at 3pm and 8pm. R120 at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
The Dreemz. Over-the-top and over-the-hill performers impersonate, send up and rip apart divas such as Celine Dion, Edith Piaf, Cher, Amy Winehouse and many others. Sundays at 6pm, until July 29. R130. Book a table for dinner for after the show as above.
Des & Dawn Lindberg’s Soiree, followed by “proper” afternoon tea at 3pm every last Sunday of the month where Des and Dawn host various artists. R175 for show and tea.
Fine Comedy. Intelligent and riotously funny shows presented by the Joburg Comedy Cartel each first Friday of the month. R100. Doors open 8pm.
July 6 features Shaun Wewege, Alyn Adams, Chris Forrest and Malcolm Ferreira. R120 at the theatre.
GoetheonMain, 245 Main St, Johannesburg CBD: Kaja Kopkow 011 442 3232:
Looking Glass – Johannesburg 2012 and 1886-1896 is a two-part project of performative work and installation about the historical events leading to the creation of Joburg more than 125 years ago. By Eduardo Cachucho. Ends July 1. Free admission.
IL Giardino Degli Ulivi and The Room, 44 Stanley Ave, Millpark, 011 482 4978:
Music events for this month: Thursdays are folk and light rock, Fridays are country, folk and honky tonk; Sunday lunch hear the ensemble Borsalino with gypsy jazz.
Johannesburg Correctional Services, Recreational Hall, Diepkloof or “Sun City Prison”, near Southgate, 011 726 6916 or 082 344 3798:
Serious Fun at Sun City 2012. Saturday at 11am. Directed by Rhodessa Jones. Transport: Metro bus leaves the Market Theatre parking lot at 9.30am to Diepkloof Correctional Centre/ Southgate. Booking of transport is essential, e-mail [email protected] co.za. Call 011 482 3739.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings call 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Boesman and Lena. Athol Fugard’s masterpiece starring Quanita Adams and Elton Landrew, directed by James Ncgobo. Ends Saturday.
Beyond the Mind, with South Africa’s leading mentalist Gilan Gork. July 3 to 14, bookings as above.
Classical concerts on Fridays, 12.45 for 1pm. R30 which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.
Friday: Piano recital by Olga Tfihelashvili, works by Chopin – Prelude Cycle.
Roodepoort City Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Sing It! Musical by StageWorx School of Performing Arts. July 6 to 8, Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 adults, R80 students and pensioners at Strictly Tickets: 082 553 5903.
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba St between Jeppe and President sts, Newtown, Jhb, 011 639 8448:
Super Science Wind and Water holiday programme ends July 6, and runs 10am to 3.30pm daily. Interactive workshops include:
Hero’s steam turbine (R10),
Water bottle rocket;
Win with wind: model car racing (R5); Whizzing wind turbine (R5);
Pop pop steam turbine boat (R10); Hydropower turbine and measure wind: build a weather vane.
Entry to acience shows included in the entry fee to Sci-Bono (R10 a child, R20 an adult). There is an additional charge for certain workshops. Call Refilwe Pico at 011 639 8400.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja. 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket.
Voice2Act Home Theatre, 27 Morris Ave, Blairgowrie, 072 527 3524/011 886 2080:
Comedy in Love. Adult theatre group exploring the facets of love in a light-hearted way, featuring extracts from well-known writers. Saturday. 3pm. R50. Book as above.
Origins Centre, West Campus, Wits University, Braamfontein: 011 717 4700:
• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
• www.strictlytickets.com or 082 553 5903.