WESTVILLE BOYS’ HIGH: The school presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Directed by Luke Holder and choreographed by Fiona Barnes, the show combines many musical styles; from country to calypso to rock ‘n’ roll, in a series of memorable musical numbers. Show runs to August 10. Get tickets from 031 267 1330.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE, Pmb: Dave Monks presents a double show on Sunday. Part one – Touch of Irish – starts with rousing Irish party favourites, dance and great sing-along music. Born and raised in Dublin, Dave delivers a touch of the blarney in his collection of Irish songs and humour and the Irish feel is accentuated by his vocals, electric fiddle, banjo, harmonica, tin whistle and guitar. In part two – The Swinging Sixties – Dave transports you back in time with covers of ‘60s hits. Shows are at 2pm and at 6.30pm. R120 at Computicket or e-mail [email protected]
CATALINA THEATRE: Catalina Unlimited present Our Man Clint, a comedy musical revue written and directed by Verne Rowin Munsamy, with musical direction by, and starring, Clinton Philander. Features Amanda Kunene on vocals with dancers Lisa Heathman and Nadine Oberholzer. Expect mystery, stray bullets and adventure, woven together by an intriguing story. Ends Sunday (no shows tomorrow). R120 at Computicket. Enquiries: 031 837 5999 or e-mail [email protected]
RHUMBELOW THEATRE: This year is the 45th anniversary of the “three days of peace and music celebration” – Woodstock – when 32 acts performed to 400 000 people. Celebrate the music of Woodstock with The Reals – Barry Thomson (guitar/vocals), Dawn Selby (keyboards/vocals), Mali Sewell (drums/vocals), Jason Andrew (bass guitar/vocals). Marion Loudon (vocals/percussion) will join them. Watch excerpts from Woodstock onscreen. Dress up in Woodstock style and stand a chance of winning a prize. Runs August 8 to 17. R120 at Computicket or [email protected]
THE BARNYARD THEATRE: Born To Be Wild is a tribute to the wildest rock stars and rock anthems. Ends August 31. The show covers 60 years of music as it rediscovers rock classics. R145 from Wednesday to Saturday, R110 every Tuesday night and R100 for the Sunday matinee. Bookings and enquiries: 031 566 3045 or visitwww.barnyard theatres.co.za/gateway. E-mail [email protected] barnyardtheatres.co.za.
VARIOUS SCHOOLS: David Muller’s Imagining Einstein is set to tour KZN schools until August 8. The Merry Scholar, alias Muller, returns with a play about Albert Einstein covering his life, his science and the world during his time. The play is witty and informative. The duration of the play, which is geared for pupils in grades 10 to 12, is 60 minutes with audience participation. Performance: R4 000. Discounts for performances confirmed as a result of introduction by another school. To book for your school, or for further info, call Muller at 072 986 5311 or e-mail merryscholar13 @gmail.com.
IZULU THEATRE, SIBAYA CASINO: Catch the new Dingalings show, What Women Want, from Friday to Sunday. A candid look at what woman really want from a misguided man’s perspective . Featuring Koobeshen Naidoo, Henry Ramkissoon and Senzo Mthethwa. R120 at Computicket. 8pm on Friday, 5pm and 9pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.
Suncoast: Catch Wed-Dingalings – Night Before on from August 8 to 10. R120 from Suncoast Cinecentre or call 0861246300. A family laugh featuring your favourite songs and nostalgic stories when the guys get together the night before their friend’s wedding.
THE PLAYHOUSE: Russian composer Tchaikovsky created the music for three of the world’s most loved and enduring ballets – Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. His legacy will live on when Stars of the Ballet Russia tour South Africa. The show is choreographed by Yury Vetrov, former director of the Bolshoi Ballet. Stars of the Ballet Russia runs August 5 and 6. The programme includes Acts 2 and 4 from Swan Lake, the pas de deux from Sleeping Beauty and the grand pas from Paquita. R150 to R280 at Computicket, limited number of tickets at R100 for pensioners and children under 12.
CATALINA THEATRE: From August 4 to 17 catch For Better or Worse. The drama written by Koobeshen Naidoo (Dingalings fame) tells the story of three generations of women thrust together in a weekend with their husbands away fishing. What transpires threatens to disrupt their relationships and their lives. For more info and bookings, call 031 837 5999
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: From the company that brought Durban the dark and smouldering grown-up musical, Cabaret, comes Sweeney Todd. This musical thriller by American theatrical genius, Stephen Sondheim, features one of the greatest music theatre scores written. It tells the outlandish tale of urban legend, Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street, who famously murdered his clients in his barber’s chair, whereafter his whacky neighbour, and partner in crime, Mrs Lovett, turned them into meat pies. This KickstArt production stars Jason Ralph in the title role, and local favourite Charon Williams-Ros as Mrs Lovett. Others in the cast include Lyle Buxton, Sanli Jooste, Bryan Hiles, Richard Salmon, Danilo Antonelli, Liesl Coppin and Darren King. Directed by Steven Stead, with set designs by Greg King. Shows run from August 8 to 24. Book at Computicket.
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