Durban Boardwalk - March 25, 2014

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TO NDR Wiz55 . WILL BLOW YOU AWAY: Westville Girls Highs Courtney Pendy (who shares the role of Dorothy with Mpho Hlongwane) in the tornado with dancers Caitlyn Sims, Savannah Chantler, Jaime Montgomery and Jenna Moodie.

WESTVILLE GIRLS HIGH: As part of its celebration of 50 years of excellence, Westville Girls’ High School presents The Wiz, the urbanised retelling of L Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. More than 100 girls from the school perform in the musical with male contributions from Westville Boys’ High. The show is directed by Claire Spinelli assisted by Roxanne Fuller, and boasts the involvement of Evan Roberts as musical director, set by Bryan Hiles and graphics by MC, poet and artist, Ian “Ewok” Robinson. The venue is the school’s new Mary Johnstone Centre. Shows: 7pm tomorrow and Thursday (gala/VIP performance) with matinees today at 3.30pm and a performance for primary schools on Thursday at 10am. R50 for adults, R30 for scholars, R20 for the primary schools’ show at 031 266 1258 or [email protected]

HERITAGE THEATRE: The Glitter Girls returns from today to Sunday. Stars Lisa Bobbert, Liesl Coppin and Marion Loudon. With songs from the 1980s to today and hits from Bananarama, The Eurythmics, Rihanna, One Direction and Abba. Witness the Glitter Girls relive their triumphs, trials and heartbreaks. Tickets: from R120 for the show only from Wednesday to Saturday and R100 on Tuesdays and Sunday matinees. New a la carte menu. Bookings: 031 765 4197.

CATALINA THEATRE: Polart Productions present A Cookie in the Kitchen, a poignant one-hander written and directed by Vivian Moodley, produced by Pranesh Maharaj featuring Sivani Chinappan in her debut theatrical role until Monday, nightly at 7pm. A Cookie in the Kitchen tells the story of every woman. Book at Computicket. Seating is reserved.

RHUMBELOW THEATRE, DBN: La Esencia del Salsa! (The Essence of Salsa) stages from Friday to Sunday. Vibrant live music, energetic dance and intimate theatre come together to tell the story of salsa. From the courts of King Louis XIV to the plantation slaves of the Caribbean to the dance halls of New York City and the world, be entertained by rootsy Cuban folklore, European art music with an African twist, swinging Latin jazz, and explosive salsa, performed by Manteca, Durban’s 11-piece Afro-Caribbean band. R120, R100 pensioners and tables of eightor more. Bring picnic baskets. Book at Computicket or call 031 205 7602.

SUNCOAST: After a sold-out debut in Joburg, Keeping up with the Koopasamys, the show that spoofs the reality TV show Keeping up with the Kardashians, is at Suncoast Casino, Hotels and Entertainment from Friday to Sunday. From the same team that brought you Curry on Laughing!, this hilarious comedy celebrates Indian sub-culture. R125 at Computicket. Suncoast cardholders get up to 20 percent discount.

DURBAN ICC: The award-winning British comedian and master of the edgy oneliner, Jimmy Carr, has teamed up with Comedy Central and Real Concerts for his new stand-up show, Jimmy Carr – Gagging Order, on Monday. Known for his signature laugh and near-the-knuckle dark humour, Carr knows how to make people chuckle, having performed live to more than 1.5million comedy fans, sold more than one million DVDs and hosted countless TV shows. Gagging Order promises to be a hilarious night out, packed with one-liners, stories and jokes: some clever, some rude and a few downright unacceptable! Just leave your conscience, sense of common decency and moral compass at home. 7.30pm. R371 to R743 at Computicket.

COMING UP

THE PLAYHOUSE: Classic ballet masterpieces performed to music by French composers are what audiences will experience when Crown of the Russian Ballet tour the country. The innovative Moscow company will perform two shows only, on Thursday and Friday, at 7.30pm. The programme celebrates masterpieces of French music in ballet, including Camille Saint Saens’ Dying Swan, Jacques Brel’s Don’t Leave Me and Ravel’s Bolero. Also on the programme are George Bizet’s one- act ballet Carmen and the pas de deux from Le Corsaire. R150 to R280 at Computicket. Early booking is advised.

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