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l Lara Bye directs Gaëtan Schmid upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD, as he explores the dynamics of body language and non-verbal communication in the workplace in Kung Fu Chit Chat. Tomorrow. 5.30pm. R50 at 021 300 1652.
l My Shirt Productions present Greg Karvellas directing Nicholas Pauling and Mark Elderkin in Louis Viljoen’s The Frontiersmen, a dark tale about land, blood and good old South African greed. Tomorrow to Saturday at 7pm plus Friday at 9pm upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand St, CBD. R80 at 021 300 1652.
l Catch Thembi Mtshali-Jones on a biographical journey in Women in Waiting, directed by Yael Farber, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Theatre. Ends Saturday at 8.15pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket or call 021 685 7880.
l The Baxter Dance Festival showcases the best of Cape Town dance with about 50 choreographers displaying their neo-classical, flamenco, fusion, physical theatre, modern, African, jazz and hip hop dancing. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm. R30 to R80 depending on the programme. See www.baxter.co.za for scheduling details.
l The Royal Opera House Live Cinema Season at The Fugard Theatre Bioscope gets off to a dramatic start with the return of Puccini’s musically sublime final opera Turandot – a tale of disguised identities, riddles, ritual executions and powerful, triumphant love. One of the greatest Turandot singers today, Lise Lindstrom, makes her Royal Opera debut. Sunday at 11am. R100 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
l Acclaimed pianist Jan Hugo, who recently won the Samro bursary for overseas studies, will perform a selection of classical works at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium, Picton Street, Parow, on Sunday at 3.30pm. R80 to R120 from 021 939 9105 or email@example.com.
l The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society bring the Broadway musical hit Guys and Dolls to the Artscape Theatre from October 18 to November 10. Director Kyla Thorburn. R170 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Alexander Fokkens will conduct the University of Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, The Symphony Choir of Cape Town and The City of Tygerberg Choir as they perform Brahms’s Requiem in the City Hall, Cape Town, on October 15 at 8pm and at the Endler Hall, Stellenbosch, on October 27 at 4.30pm. R100 to R120 from Computicket or at the door.
l The creative team behind Kingdom of Earth bring another intriguing play direct from a sell-out season at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival in the US: The Milk Train Doesn’t Stop Here Anymore. Fred Abrahamse directs Jennifer Steyn, Marcel Meyer, Nicholas Dallas and Roelof Storm at Artscape Arena, until October 19 (Tuesdays to Sundays), at 7.30pm. R70 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l The Boer War musical Ons vir Jou, written by Deon Opperman and Sean Else with music by Johan Vorster, starring Rouel Beukes, Zanne Stapelberg, Vaughan Gardiner, Marisa Drummond, Phillip Moolman, among others. At Artscape Opera House until October 26. R150 to R250 at Computicket or call 021 421 7695.
l Mike McCullagh brings Abba to life in a new tribute show at the GrandWest Roxy Revue Bar until November 9, every Wednesday to Saturday at 8.30pm. Stars Petro Liebenberg, Liani Ekermans, Juandre Schultz, Darren Petersen, Neil Payton, Warren Lombard and Kyle Petersen. R90 at Computicket.
l David Kramer has adapted Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers to a Cape Flats setting. The story of two brothers separated at birth because of their mother’s desperate financial situation, but reunited through friendship. Theatre on the Bay until October 20. Tickets R100 to R280 at Computicket or call 021 438 3300.
l The Fugard Theatre’s run of Richard O’Brien’s rock musical The Rocky Horror Show ends January 12. Paul du Toit (Semi Soet, Liefling) as Brad, Jenny Stead (Cardenio, The Comedy of Errors) as Janet, Pierre Van Heerden (The Lion King, Chicago, Cats, Grease) as Dr Scott and Eddie, Brendan van Rhyn (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Tree Aan) as Dr Frank-N-Furter. R110 to R230 at Computicket or call 021 461 4554.
l Madame Zingara’s After Ever at V&A Waterfront. Tuesday to Sunday. R410 to R1 250 at 086 162 3263. Decadent dining and spellbinding cirque in one of the last mirror tents. Ticket includes a four-course meal.
l Theatresports at Kalk Bay Theatre on Tuesdays at 8pm. Hilarious improvised comedy where you, the audience, decide on the show you’re going see. R60. Call 072 939 3351.
l Comedy at Mercury Live, 43 De Villiers St, Zonnebloem, on Wednesdays. From R30 at the door (doors open 8pm). Call 021 465 2106. Stand-up on the last Wednesday of the month and improv the rest of the time.
l Comedy at Chilli Bar, 5 Victoria Rd, Southfield, at 8pm on Thursdays. R30. See www.thechillibar.co.za for details.
l Andrew Buckland returns to the Baxter stage with a new solo work which promises his characteristic combination of humour and an intense focus on the physicality of performance in Laugh the Buffalo. Monday to November 30. 8.15pm. R100 to R150 from Computicket.
l Kim Kerfoot directs Jason Potgieter in a play by Amy Jephta, Time off for Bad Behaviour, upstairs at the Alexander Bar, 76 Strand Street. The comedy drama centres on Riaan, a 30-something white, gay South African who is just trying to figure out how he ended up in jail. October 15, 17 to 19, 21 to 26 at 8pm. R80 from 021 300 1652.
l All proceeds from the Night of the Stars event at the Fountain Hotel, 1 St George’s Mall, Cape Town, go towards the Dance For All’s outreach programme. Catch Soli Philander as he hosts comedians Rob van Vuuren, Gino Fernandez, Angel Blyth Campey, Tracy Klass and Stuart Taylor. 7.30pm. R450 a person for a three-course buffet, cash bar available. Call Allison Hendricks at 021 697 5509
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