Cape Town Boardwalk - August 19, 2014

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TO CA Boardwalk.jpg . YOUTHFUL SPIRIT: Tenor Makudupanyane Senaoana (21) performs at the 43rd Youth Music Festival Celebratory Concert on August 23 at the Artscape Theatre.

• Un-mute runs from August 18-27 at the Theatre Arts Admin Collective. Motivated by the isolation that people with disability experience, Un-mute is a way of deaf dancer Andile Vellem, finding his voice as a choreographer, using sign language as the source of his movement vocabulary. 7pm. R50. Info: 021 447 3683.

• Vaslav runs from August 22-23 at The Kalk Bay Theatre. Directed by Lara Bye, Vaslav celebrates the life and madness of legendary Russian Ballet dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, blending together an intoxicating combination of original and period music, with movement and video. 8pm. R80. Info: www.kalkbaytheatre.co.za

• ComArt Showcase on August 24 at the Artscape Theatre. A celebration of the Elsies River-based organisation, ComArt, and the work of Professor Virginia and John Davids in providing access to arts training and resources to promote community growth, development and nation building. The concert includes performances by the acclaimed ComArt Choristers, the junior choir, as well as a programme of poetry, dance and a visual arts exhibition, which are the culmination of the Elsies Youth Arts Collective. 3.30pm. Sunday 24 August at 3.30pm. R50. Info: 021 931 7868.

• The Kingmakers runs from August 25 to September 13 at the Alexander Bar. The Kingmakers follows a group of opposition party strategists as they attempt to place a neutral party member in contention for leadership. 7pm. R100. Bookings: 021 300 1088.

• Piano Exchange Concert is on August 19 at the Baxter Concert Hall. The piano sections of UCT and Stellenbosch University will present an evening of Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words. 8.15pm. R60. Tickets via Computicket.

• Kaapse Musiek in Colour runs from August 22-23 at the Artscape Theatre Centre. Alistair Izobell celebrates the rich heritage of music from the Cape. 8pm. R110. Bookings via Computicket.

• Trio Volant – The Impressionists play on August 23 at the Baxter Concert Hall. Regarded as South Africa’s leading harpist, Jaquie Kerrod, now living in New York, makes a rare visit to South Africa to perform a programme of works for harp, viola and flute. The trio is completed by violist Jill King and flautist Liezl Stoltz. 8pm. R125. Bookings via Computicket.

• Il Viaggio a Reims plays from August 26-30 at the Baxter Theatre. Comic opera presented by the The UCT Opera School and Cape Town Opera. 7.30pm. R190. Bookings via Computicket.

• Artscape Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra Youth Music Festival Concert is on August 23 at the Artscape Theatre. Ten young classical musicians will honour Madiba’s legacy and commemorate 20 years of democracy at the 43rd Youth Music Festival. 7.30pm. R80. Tel: 021 421 7695.

• Butlers and Brylcreem runs from August 19-23 at the Artscape Theatre Centre. The latest instalment in the now famous Butlets “whodunnit” series featuring improvised comedy set against the backdrop of a company’s annual dinner. 8.15pm. R70. Bookings via Computicket.

• Raiders: The Great War runs until September 6 at The Rosebank Theatre. The latest of the award-winning Raiders production returns. 8pm. R100. Tickets via Webtickets.

• Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike runs until September 6 at the Theatre on the Bay. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. 8pm. R95-R165. Bookings via Computicket.

• The Modern Africa runs until August 23 at the Alexander Bar. 9pm. R90. Bookings: 021 300 1088.

• Kipper and the Circus runs from August 18-22 at the Artscape Theatre Centre. 9.30am. R60. Info: 021 410 9838.

• School Arts Festival runs until August 28 at the Artscape Theatre Centre. The Schools’ Arts Festival gives pupils the opportunity to showcase their talent on a professional stage in the form of music, verse or dance. 7pm. R40. Bookings via Computicket.

• The Rocky Horrow Show runs until November 2 at The Fugard Theatre. 8pm. R90-R310. Bookings via Computicket.

• Oscar and The Pink Lady runs until August 23 at The Baxter Golden Arrow Studio. The endearing tale of the young cancer patient, Oscar, and Aunt Rose, who guides him with humour and imagination through his last days. 7.30pm. R120. Info via Computicket.

• The Music of Queen runs until August 30 at the Grand West Theatre. A musical tribute to rock band Queen. 8.30pm. R90. Tickets via Computicket.

• Improguise every Monday at The Galloway Theatre. 8pm. Tel: 072 939 3351.

• Jou Ma se Comedy Club at The Pumphouse, V&A Waterfront. 8.30pm. R80 at Computicket. See www.joumasecomedy.com or call 021 447 7237.

• Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers Street, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. Tickets from R30 at the door (open at 8pm). Stand-up comedy on the last Wednesday of the month, improvisation otherwise. Call 021 465 2106.

• Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Road, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za

• Comedy at Obviouzly Armchair Backpackers & Pub, 135 Lower Main Road, Observatory, every Sunday. 8.30pm to 10.30pm.

• To appear in Boardwalk, e-mail all theatre-related info to Atiyyah Khan at [email protected] by Thursday afternoon for publication on Tuesday. Please put “boardwalk” in the subject line of your e-mail.


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