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HERITAGE THEATRE: From today to Sunday, catch the quirky and fun jazz band Platform Jazz, who have been going for more than 18 years. Recently they have also branched out into big band and Latin-style jazz. Their show is a music run-through of jazz, with chronological accounts on the genre’s development slotted in between songs.
Tickets: R165, Tuesday dinner and Sunday lunch, and R195 Wednesday to Saturday, including a two-course meal. There are two low-price previews today and tomorrow when tickets will be on a buy-one-get-one-free basis.
To book call 031 765 4197
lThe Actors Unemployed Company – Adam Dorè, Marc Kay and Clinton Small – present a mini-festival over the next few weeks with two celebrated productions and one new children’s theatre piece on offer. The details are:
lCompleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) at Seabrooke’s Theatre until Friday. Directed by Peter Court, who races through all 37 of the Bard’s plays in just 97 minutes (including a 15-minute interval). Stars Adam Doré, Marc Kay and Clinton Small. Starts at 7.30pm. Matinee at 2.30pm on Sunday. Tickets: R75, R50 for students, pensioners and block bookings. To book, call 031 277 1570, or Marc at 072 435 8725 or at the door.
lBirdman carries a PG warning and will run at the Catalina Theatre from Saturday to July 8. Tickets: R60, R40 for students, pensioners and block bookings from www.strictlytickets.com, or call 031 305 6889.
lThe Pied Piper of Hamelin is a children’s offering for the winter holidays. It will run at Eden College from the July 1 to 15, Sundays to Fridays, no show on Saturday, at 10am. Tickets: R40. Call Marc at 072 435 8725, or at the door.
THE BARNYARD THEATRE: Moonshadows pays tribute to the sounds of Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Adele, Carrie Underwood, The Eagles, Cat Stevens, Shania Twain and more. Ends Sunday. Expect a show incorporating the greatest sounds in acoustic rock which translate into some foot-stomping singalongs. R135 Wednesday to Saturday, with specials of R100 every Tuesday night and Sunday matinee. For bookings and enquiries, call 031 566 3045.
THE CATALINA THEATRE: in association with Dizzy Dragonfly, brings you a double bill of entertainment. Shika & The King combines Shika-Land! and King of Old Trafford to give you a double dose of local talent. Shika-Land! is scripted and performed by Shika Budhoo, while King of Old Trafford is written and performed by Dhaveshan Govender. It is one man’s tale of life, love and Manchester United. Catch both shows for the price of one at R65 a ticket. Wednesday to Sunday. Book at 031 305 6889 or www.strictly tickets.com. Not suitable for patrons under 16 years of age.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Abbamaniacs, written and directed by Aaron McIlroy. Ends June 24. This musical comedy features pop hits by the legendary Swedish super group Abba, and stars McIlroy as psychotic wannabe DJ Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, an obsessive Abba fanatic who hijacks East Coast Radio’s airwaves to flood listeners’ homes with an ongoing string of his idols’ hits. Lisa Bobbert, Marion Loudon, Pinkie Mtshali, Cobus van Heerden and Sean de Klerk also star. 7.30pm Tuesday to Saturday and 3pm Sundays. R150 at Computicket.
THE PLAYHOUSE: The Imperial Russian Ballet returns for two shows only on June 26 and 27 at 7.30pm. The programme features Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Walpurgis Night. the one-act ballet from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, Adagio from the ballet Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov, the Grand pas de deux from Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and the Can-Can Surprise by Offenbach.R130 to R250 at Computicket.
CATALINA THEATRE: The popular Dingalings Productions, renowned for their children’s theatre, present the delightful Cinderella daily at 11am (except Mondays) from June 26 to July 16. Prepare to be dazzled by all the enchantment and magic of this well-loved story featuring comedians Koobeshen Naidoo and Henry Ramkissoon.
This interactive play ends with a boat cruise around the harbour. R50 for show, R70 with the boat ride. Bookings: 031 305 6889 or see www.strictlytickets.com. The show is suitable for children older than two years.
THE PLAYHOUSE: For the 14th consecutive year, Northcliff High will tour its annual musical – this time bringing audiences Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. The play runs from June 27 to July 1. Performances are June 27 to 30 at 7.30pm, June 30 at 2pm and July 1 at 3pm. Tickets: R30 to R60 at Computicket.
VARIOUS VENUES: The funny Karou Charou is back with a new show, Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. PG 16.R100 at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers.
The show tours Ladysmith on Friday, June 29, Newcastle on Saturday, June, 30, Umzinto on Friday, June 13, and at the Golden HorseCasino in Pietermaritzburg on July 27 and 28.
For information on the venues, show times and cost of tickets for each venue, call 031 402 1142 or 031 403 9527.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Bookings are open for the 12th annual Rainbow Young Performers’ Project: the high-energy, girl-power celebration, Legally Blonde, which will be staged from July 3 to 15.
Legally Blonde tells the story of college sweetheart and homecoming queen, Elle Woods, who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down her credit cards, hits the books and heads for Harvard Law School.
Based on the movie of the same name (starring Reese Witherspoon), Legally Blonde is directed by Themi Venturas, choreographed by Daisy Spencer with vocal and musical support by Charon Williams Ros studio.
R100 or R80 at Computicket.
Information: Mandisa Tshiqi at 031 201-4750
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