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DBN Boardwalk - June 5, 2012

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TO NDR Jeff Dunham with Peanut

RHUMBELOW THEATRE: The Family Players and Friends – Allan Quihampton, Derek Pearce, Greg Baptie, Roland Stansell and guests Derek De Froberville and Rowan Bartlett – star in Bad Habits. Enjoy an evening of fun, outrageous costumes, huge eyelashes, over-the-top wigs and make-up “to die for, doll”.

Runs over the next two weekends, with shows on Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 6.30pm. Venue opens 90 minutes before the show so bring a picnic dinner. R100. Discounts this weekend only of R75 for pensioners and block bookings of eight or more at Computicket, or call Roland at 031 205 7602.

SUNCOAST SUPA NOVA: Essop Khan and Mahomed Alli move into the slick, fast-paced world of journalism with Front Page News. With Khan as the editor, Alli as his ambitious deputy and Savy Ramsamy as the paper’s know-it all columnist, the show is punted as a hilarious offering for the whole family. Runs Friday and Saturday at 8.30pm. R100 at 086 124 6300.

HERITAGE THEATRE: The theatre tests the “dinner and dance” theatre concept in live entertainment with the ’80s show Alive and Kicking. Expect favourite hits Hungry Like the Wolf, Just Can’t Get Enough, Dancing With Tears in My Eyes, Shout, Tainted Love, Let’s Dance, Walking on the Moon, Safety Dance, Big In Japan and more. Ends Sunday. R195 Wednesday to Saturday and R165 Tuesday night and Sunday matinee. All prices include a two-course meal. A show-only option is R100. Book at 031 7654197.

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 June 24.

Expect a soulful show incorporating the greatest sounds in acoustic rock which inevitably translate into some foot-stomping sing-alongs.

R135 Wednesday to Saturday, with specials of R100 every Tuesday night and Sunday matinee. For bookings and enquiries, call 031 566 3045.

DURBAN ICC: Renowned ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on Thursday. 8pm. R250 to R500 at Computicket.

ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Abbamaniacs, written and directed by Aaron McIlroy, ends June 24. This musical comedy features hits by the legendary Swedish super group, and stars McIlroy as psychotic wannabe DJ Nigel Bjorn van Rensburg, who is 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.

VARIOUS VENUES: The funny Karou Charou is back with Don’t Dalla Wid Da Masala. PG 16. R100 at Computicket and Shoprite/Checkers.

The show tours The Odeon (in Chatsworth) on Friday, Umfolozi Casino (in Empangeni) on Saturday, Ladysmith on Friday, June 29, Newcastle on Saturday, June, 30, Umzinto on Friday, June 13, and at the Golden Horse Casino in Pietermaritzburg on July 27 and 28.

For information on venues, show times and tickets, call 031 402 1142 or 031 403 9527.

HEXAGON THEATRE: Pieter-Dirk Uys in Adapt or Fly! until Saturday at 7.30pm. In a time of depression, recession, fear and anger, what is better and more healing than a good laugh at the expense of those who depress, repress, frighten and annoy us, asks Uys. Tickets for tonight until Thursday: R90, students and seniors, R80. Friday and Saturday R110. Special dinner and show option on Friday costs R200. For bookings: [email protected]

• To be listed in Boardwalk, e-mail all theatre-related submissions to [email protected]; subject: Boardwalk, by Thursday noon.

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