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THE PLAYHOUSE: The Dance Movement Troupe stage Rhythm on Saturday at 2.30pm and 7pm in the Drama. The production, put together by choreographers Jarryd Watson, Preston Kyd, Natasha Hooman and Liesl de Lange, has a cast aged seven to 18. Expect songs like those from the hit Step Up soundtrack, singing sensation Usher and more. R90 at Computicket. Early booking is advised.
THE BARNYARD THEATRE, Gateway: Catch The Seven Wonders until January 6. Experience what it would be like for Elvis Presley and Christina Aguilera to sing a duet, Whitney Houston to croon with Bryan Adams, while Bob Marley keeps up the spirits with songs such as One Love and Three Little Birds. Carlos Santana adds mystery with She’s Not There and Smooth, and Chris de Burgh brings his artistic flair with A Spaceman Came Travelling, Don’t Pay the Ferryman and, of course, Lady In Red, and more. Tickets: R145 from Wednesday to Saturday, with discounted specials of R110 every Tuesday night. Sunday matinee costs R90. For bookings, call 031 566 3045.
THE HERITAGE THEATRE: The Gee Jays’ (Gary McKenzie, John Didlick and Grant Bell) new show, Don’t Tune Me (ek sê), is a tribute to the No 1 hit songs of the 1970s. The show ends on November 11. Expect the hits Pretty Belinda, Yellow River, Tie a Yellow Ribbon, I Can See Clearly Now, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Rhinestone Cowboy, Let Your Love Flow, Have You Ever Seen the Rain? and more. The Gee Jays are backed by Andy Turrell (guitar), Jill Murray Brown (bass), Francois Hardy (drums) and directed by Calli Thomson on keyboards. Tickets: R195 Wednesdays to Saturdays and R165 Tuesday evenings and Sunday matinees. All prices include a two-course meal. A show-only option is R120. For bookings call 031 765 4197.
CATALINA THEATRE: High Heels with Balls. Thabiso Radebe’s one-hander is a touching play about tolerance that ends Thursday. This honest, tender production about homosexuality, tolerance, acceptance and human rights was performed at the DUT Art Gallery and UKZNSA Art Gallery. R60. For bookings call 031 305 6889.
SUPA NOVA – SUNCOAST: Front Page News. Emak Productions presents a hilarious, slick, fast-paced look at the world of journalism. Friday and Saturday. R80. Bookings: 086 124 6300.
SUNCOAST SUNZONE: The Wizard of Oz – an adult pantomime stages from November 6 to January 13. Ideal festive fun or corporate entertainment. R110 to R200 at Computicket.
THE PLAYHOUSE: African Sinakho Arts and The Playhouse present In Blood, by Bukelwa Cakata. Boasts a cast of 80 abled-bodied and disabled artists. In Blood explores the theme of equality, regardless of being disabled or not, whether you are black or white. November 8 to 18. R80 to R120 and R40 for group bookings at Computicket.
ICC: Catch some of the best in SA comedy with Bafunny Bafunny at the International Convention Centre on November 10 and 11. The shows feature the likes of David Kau, Kagiso Lediga, David Kibuuka, Chris Forrest, Nik Rabinowitz, Loyiso Gola, Tats Nkonzo as well as Deep Fried Man, and are hosted by veteran comic Mark Banks. Book at Computicket.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Get ready to be swept away by one of the most popular and romantic stories ever told. KickstArt presents Disney’s Broadway musical hit Beauty and the Beast. Runs November 30 to January 6. R130 to R200 at Computicket.
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