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Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:
Tarts is a cabaret by Kevin Feather with choreography by Owen Lonzar, featuring Judy Ditchfield and Ilse Klink. Ends December 21. R70.
Classical music concerts on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R35 is requested, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm.
Friday: Opera Africa’s new concert, featuring Thembisile Twala and Dikgang Mantoro. R60pp. Book at 011 883 4189 or 082 494 9252.
December 13, final concert: Festive Season Favourites with Jacob Swart and Miro Chakaryan.
Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, book at www.popartcentre.co.za.
The Interview, Siddharth Kumar’s comedy. Ends Sunday.
Sfeer. A multi-media show investigating the nature of place and belonging, starring Daniel Buckland, Naomi van Niekerk and Arnaud van Vliet. December 12 to 15.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Aladdin, directed by Janice Honeyman, ends December 29.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
Cinderella. Ends December 24. Book with Andrew or Lorraine.
Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:
To Kill a Koeksister. The murder mystery where you become the show. Ends Sunday, Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
Forever Young. Ends December 31, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. R65 to R155.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Best Days of our Lives. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance Achter Rd): 011 234 2033:
We are the Champions. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Ends December 31. R75 to R160.
Kidz Rock. Party with the Kidz Rock Band. December 14 and 16. 2pm. R85.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
Blood Brothers. Willy Russell’s musical adapted and directed by David Kramer. Ends January 4. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturdays at 4.30pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2.30 and 6pm. R100 to R280 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy, by comedian Steve Solomon, with Michael Richard. Ends January 5. R150 at 011 511 1818 or Computicket.
Sleeping Beauty on Ice, with the Imperial Ice Stars.
Thursday to January 12. R150 to R400 at Computicket. 7.30pm, Sundays at 2pm and 6pm.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Rainbow Scars, written by Mike Van Graan. Ends Sunday.
Laager Theatre, 011 832 1641:
Roadkill (previously Sunday Morning), written by Nick Warren. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sunday at 3.15pm. R79 on Tuesdays.
National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings 011 484 1584/5, email@example.com. See www.nationalchildrenstheatre.org.za.
Seussical Jr. Ends December 22. 10.30am and 2.30pm during school holidays. R90 to R110, call Claudy as above.
Musical theatre week: summer holiday camp, December 9 to 13 for children 7 to 17 years, 9am to noon Monday to Friday. R1 000 a child for the week. Classes include singing, drama, dance and acting, working with professional artists. To book or for info call Cindy.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Kersfees Skouspel, with Jannie Moolman, Rina Hugo and many more. Saturday, December 14 at 8pm. Book at Computicket.
Give Praise, with Hlengiwe Mhlaba, Solly Mahlangu and S’fiso N’cwane. Sunday, December 15 at 7pm. R180 to R275 at Computicket.
Zahara, The Muffinz, The Soil and Mi Casa. Monday, December 16 at 7pm. R155 to R250 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Divas in Drag, every Wednesday, 8pm.
Comedy Sessions, Friday nights.
Jazzy Sundays. 3pm to 9pm. R100 at the door.
Coca-Cola Dome, Cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, Northgate, Joburg, 011 794 5800, bookings at Computicket:
Maxwell, singer, songwriter and musician. Saturday. 8pm. R490 to R1 100 at Computicket.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, Joburg, 011 248 5340,
Lyric Theatre,011 248 5000:
Whipped with Sans Moonsamy and Kas Pillay. Saturday. 8.30pm. R150 to R335 at Computicket.
African Adventure, a family musical. Children’s theatre to educate and entertain on the need for wildlife conservation. December 11 at 4.30pm, December 12 at 2.30pm, December 13 at 7.30pm. R95 to R280 at the box office or Computicket.
Reality 7 (Angek’Sguqe) and Light Appeal (Umangikhumbula) album launches. December 14 at 7pm. From R120 at the box office or Computicket.
Barry Hilton BEE (Best of Everything Ever). December 20 and 21 at 8.30pm. From R75 at Computicket or box office.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
64Live: 011 928 1273:
Rocking the Ages! R140 at the door.
Alison Moyet. English singer. December 13 and 14 at 8pm. R295 to R475 at Computicket.
Garden of Lights, D’Oreale Grand Hotel:
The lights open the festive season from Friday, with music and Christmas characters providing fun for the whole family. Open daily from 7pm. Free.
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the ladies with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Wednesdays at 8pm. R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Duelling Pianos, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm. Fridays and Saturday until December 28. R40 at the door.
Morning Melodies with the Duelling Piano creators., Mondays to Fridays at 11am.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. 8pm every Thursday. R40.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Aca-Thatu, an a cappella quartet. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at noon.
Daar Was ‘n Tyd. Jan Groenewald’s with original music by Du Preez Strauss. December 14 at 8pm, December 15 at noon. R130.
Ekurhuleni International Gospel Festival – Day 2, Sunday: 11.30am to 10pm: Joyous Celebration, Benjamin Dube, Solly Moholo, Israel Mosehla, Solly Maklangu and others. One-day pass R180, two-day pass R290 at Computicket.
Kinder Theatre, 39 Greenhill Rd, Emmarentia, 011 646 0870:
Puppet shows. R50. Ages 4 and up.
Rudolph on Safari. Today at 3.30pm.
An African Tale – There’s a Monster in my Veggie Patch. Tuesday, December 10 at 10am.
Rudolph’s Adventure. December 12 at 3.30pm.
Randburg High School:
Girls, Wiele, Kos en Liefde, written by Shareen Swart. Saturday. 3pm. Bookings 071 684 3079. R50.
Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Road, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone, featuring The Tragedy of Werther, music by Jules Massenet. Stefan Louw and Elizabeth Lombard with pianist Eugene Joubert. Friday. R120 adults, R90 students, pen- sioners, R50 children under 14 at Computicket.
Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door. 8pm till 11pm.
Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tina and Rod Vegas Tribute Show. December 13 to 31. R90.
Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link Rd, Jabulani: book at Computicket.
Ishashalazi Theatre Festival, featuring 20 top productions from Thursday December 5 to 10.
Thursday: Dim Saak this is South Africa at 10am; The Surprise Party at 11.30am; The Suggestion at 1pm; Innocent yet Guilty at 2.30pm; Darkness of Love at 4pm.
Friday: Temptation at 10am; Wear My Shoes at 11.30am; Mother and Child at 1pm; Tswallo the Birth at 2.30pm; Dirty Linen at 4pm.
Monday: Abadala First at 10am; Perfect Sweetness at 11.30am; Libondwe layekwa Nephini at 1pm; Township Girls at 2.30pm; Eish at 4pm.
December 10: Reflection of Myself at 10am; Our Street, Our Hope at 11.30am; Simunye at 1pm; Apprehension at 2.30pm; Imperial Obsession at, 4pm.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
94.7Unplugged, every second Sunday. 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za for more info.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
Hate Radio, by IIPM Berlin/Zurich. Today to Thursday at 8pm and tomorrow at 2pm as well.
Zen, Maboneng Precinct, 293 Fox St, Joburg, enquiries Dees 011 788 7531:
The Africa Peace Concert – Festival au Desert, with performances by Mali artists. Free.
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