SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Ester Die Musical. Ends August 19, Tuesdays to Thursdays R150 to R220, Fridays to Sundays. R170 to R280 at Computicket.
Drama Queen – Lebo Mathosa Tribute. Thursday to September 9. R100 and R50 at Computicket.
Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door. Night of the Poets. August 17: Zarcia Zacheus and Mathapelo.
Stage Nites. August 18: The Last Letta with School Choir, Zubz and Complex and I.N.K. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
The Purr Factory. A rock musical written by Corinne Farber and directed by Alby Michaels. Ends September 2 at 8pm. R70. R50 students, pensioners.
Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783: Tickets at Computicket or the Door.
Beauty and the Beast. Presented by H/S Oos Moot.Tomorrow to Saturday at 2pm and 5pm. R50, R70.
David’s Confession about Time, with Mel Botes, Ghapi, Jon Delinger and Band. August 13. 8pm. R160, R200.
Candide, by Leonard Bernstein, produced by the Reakopana Opera Festival. August 18 at 8pm, 19 at 5pm and 21 at 8pm. R130 to R150. Yves Senn will direct and co-produce the production with SA tenor Herman Theron in the title role. The director will also present master classes for solo voice on August 17 and 20.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Special Stars features favourite songs from the good ol’ days and today. Ends August 19, Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm, doors open 6.30pm, Sundays 2pm, doors open noon. Tuesdays to Saturday R145, Sunays R95.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.
Faust, the opera by Charles Gounod, sung in French with English subtitles, featuring Anina Wassermann and Righard Linde. Tomorrow at 8pm, Friday at 8pm, Sunday at 11am, August 15 and 18 at 8pm. R160 to R250 at Computicket.
Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:
DirACTions Festival, with the theme Pop-Art, until August 18, showcasing directing skills. See Die Bagasie, Nothing but the Truth, Coyote, Papawerwyn, Glengarry Glen Ross, Itsoseng and Umabatha.
Film students will screen their films in the Intimate Theatre (Rehearsal Room), 5.30 to 6.15pm each evening before the drama productions at 7pm. Tickets R25 (adults) and R15 (students). For more info or bookings, call 012 382 5130.
Prestige Auditorium, Arts Campus, Building 22, cnr 24 Du Toit and Struben sts:
Publishing in the Music Industry, a presentation by David Alexander of Sheer Music Publishing. Today. 1pm to 1.40pm. Call 012 382 6595.
Don Giovani. An opera by Mozart performed by the Performing Arts (Vocal Art) Department at Tshwane University of Technology. August 17, 18, 22 and 24 at 7.30pm, and August 19 and 26 at 3pm. R80 and R40 for pensioners and students. Book as above.
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.
Classical Tuesdays with Linette van der Merwe, Marten van Wyk, Niel van der Watt and Dawid Boverhoff. Today. 11am. R50, includes tea and coffee..
Ladies in Jazz. Celebration of National Woman’s Day with tables and candlelight, includes light eats, featuring Pam Mortimer and her jazz trio. Tomorrow at 7pm. R185.
Slaggat. A cabaret with Gera Phiellix. August 14. 8pm. R100.
Simeon Hamman en band. CD release, Rooi Rok. 8pm. August 17.
ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:
John Scott, concert organist. August 16. Book at Computicket. Enquiries 012 420 2316.
Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg Aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709:
Tickets at the door.
Armand Hofmeyr. Saturday.
Story hour for all ages: with Petru Wessels and Carel Trichardt: Daar is ‘n vrou in elke geur…. August 12 at 3pm. R90 adults, R80 children, students and pensioners.
Pippie se Konsert. A fundraiser for Pippie Kruger for her medical costs, with David Fourie, Tiaan Grundling, MoniQue and Andre Huysamen. Wednesday, August 15. 7pm.
Die dinges is ‘n watsem. Stories by Jan Spies with Deon Coetzee, Hanli Rolfes and Johan Englebrechd. Saturday, August 18.
Min Shaw and Lance James sing golden oldies. Sunday, August 19. 3pm.
HA Man, Francois le Roux with his cello and unique style. Saturday August 25. 4pm workshop in spontaneous creativity, 7pm is the show.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670 or see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Burn the Floor – The Temperature Rises Tour. Ends August 19. Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. R190 to R350.
Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
21 Poets and a Poem. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R95 as above.
Platform 9. August 14 to 19, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R90.
Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:
Glory Days. Ends October 7. R120, Sundays R80. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:
Moonshadow. Ends Sunday. R145, Sundays R95. Book as above.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (enter in Achter Rd), 011 234 2033:
Dancing in the Street. Ends Sunday. R145, Sundays R95. Book as above.
Boksburg Boma Theatre & Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888:
Ultimate ’70s – The Show. Full buffet and show special on Friday and Saturdays. Ends September 30. Book as above.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: |011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Defending the Caveman. Tomorrow to September 16. R150 at Computicket or the theatre.
Parker’s Comedy & Jive, next to Boogaloos Skate Park, Montecasino|011 511 0081:
Nando’s Jozi Comedy Festival. Heats: Sunday at 8pm. Final: August 15 at 8pm. R160 to R250 at Computicket or the door. See www.comedyfestival.co.za for line-up.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Little Foot. Ends August 19, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday 3pm. Tuesdays R75 only at Computicket.
Barney Simon Theatre:
Drama for Life: The Line. Ends Sunday, Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R75 to R150 at Computicket.
Ramolao Makhene Theatre (ex- Market Theatre Lab), The Bus Factory, President St, Newtown, 011 832 1641:
Fence. Thursday to Sunday at 2pm daily. Free. Enquiries Nompilo at 011 838 7498.
National Children’s Theatre, |3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584: www.nctt.org.za.
Spring Camps. The theatre is daily camps for kids aged seven to 17. Book September 3 to 7 (private school holidays) and October 1 to 5 (public school holidays). For info, to book call as above (space limited).
Carnival City Casino, Heidleberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Switchfoot Tour. Tomorrow. 8pm. R220 to R350 at Computicket.
Katherine Jenkins, the Welsh mezzo-soprano. Saturday. 8pm.
Cola Dome, Northumberland Ave, Joburg, 011 794 5800:
Andre Rieu – King of Waltz, with the Soweto Gospel Choir. August 17 and 18 at 8pm. R450 to R1 050. at Computicket.
Eagles Fare Restaurant, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Rd, Poort-view, Joburg, 082 671 8382:
Journey to the Edge of the Universe, a 60-minute illustrated talk on basic astronomy. Includes dinner, laser-guided star tour and large aperture telescopic star-gazing (bring binoculars). Garden entry fee. Saturday. R175 adults, R120 under 12s. Book as above.
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
Jett & Jin. 4D adventure. Jozi’s Story of Gold. Entry fee is the admission to the park.
Thunderstruck. Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ends August 26. R55 at Computicket.
Dance for a Cure. August 17. 7.30pm. R180 at Computicket.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
My Vrou se Man se Vrou. Ends Sunday at 3pm and 8pm. R120 at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, (Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Music Affair. Thursday at 8pm. R120.
Daar was ’n Tyd. Tomorrow.8pm. R120.
It’s all About Me Really, with Malcolm Terrey. Sunday to September 9. R120.
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606, to book 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Red. Ends Saturday.
Regardez. A journey in song with Alexandra and Isabella. Sunday. 2.30pm.
Rose Red. August 14 to September 1. Book at Strictly Tickets or theatre.
Minnie & Johnson Show. August 19 at 4pm, August 20. 8pm. Book Strictly Tickets.
Classical concerts. 12.45pm for 1pm. R30. August 10: The Lewwandowski Choir.
Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton, Trevor at 073 562 0500:
Christians Go Classic. Saturday. 6.30pm for 7pm. Bookings: Grent at 084 520 5200.
St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg,|011 482 1606:
Concerts with acclaimed organists: R175 at Computicket or the church. August 13, 15: New York’s John Scott.
St Mary’s Cathedral, 13 Wanderers Street, Joburg, 011 333 2537:
John Scott. Tuesday, August 14 at 8pm.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, |011 559 3058:
SA Shorts. Short plays, new voices, fresh ideas. Ends Friday. R70 at Computicket.
Hansel and Gretel, by Johannesburg Youth Ballet. August 16 to 19, Thursday and Friday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 11am, 3pm and 6.30pm, Sunday at 11am and 3pm. Book at Computicket. Bring non-perishable food items for Dansazania which works with children in need.
Into the Light – the story of Rama. August 23 to 26. Book at Computicket.
UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Road Campus:
The Chris Luke Jazz Art Quintet. Thursday. 5.30pm. Book at Computicket.
Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Ave, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:
Umoja. 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Solitario, A Story of Evolutionary Repercussions. Ends August 18. 7.30pm. R70 at door.
Wits Theatre Foyer:
Wits 969 Festival: Late Night Jam. Today at 9pm. R40.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:
Wits 969 Festival: Wretched. Today to Saturday. 6pm. R40. Signatures. Today to Saturday. 8pm R40.
Downstairs Theatre Loading Bay, Wits East Campus, Braamfontein:
Wits 969 Festival: Pitterpat the Crazee Caterpillar. Saturday. 10am and noon. R40 for mums, R20 for the little people.
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
Wits 969 Festival: Circle. Today, Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm, tomorrow and Friday at 6pm. R40. David wasn’t Built in a Day. Friday. 7.30pm. R40. What if the Machines were in Control? August 15. 7.30pm. R80 at the door. .
Wits East Campus, Braamfontein, |011 717 1376:
Once Upon a Life. August 14 to 18 at 7.30pm. R60 at the door.
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
Wits 969 Festival:The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults. Ends Saturday. 7pm. R40. Sie Weiss Alles. Ends Saturday. 8.30pm. R40.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown:
Workshop with Tania Leon, composer and conductor. Sunday, 3pm, free.
Call 011 717 1376, 073 12 12 112.