PUMPKIN THEATRE: Catch the show-stopping Girls on Film. The show whisks you into the musical world of stage and Broadway to the magic of the silver screen. Experience memories from hits such as Chicago, Rock of Ages, Grease, Fame, Coyote Ugly, Mamma Mia, Wizard of Oz, Pretty Woman, Cats, Burlesque, The Phantom of the Opera and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, to name a few. Stars Lizaan Vermeulen, Danielle Fisher and Joanne Fisher Steyn, with sexy dancing showgirls Cathy Barry and Kaylee Aitken and Paul Cassells and Danny Fisher on vocals. Shows run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until January 26 . Bookings: [email protected] firstresorts.co.za or call 032 946 2121.
CATALINA THEATRE: The international spoof comedy The 39 Steps runs until Sunday. Directed by Themi Venturas, it features Clare Mortimer, Loyiso McDonald, Michael Gritten – all playing a cast of thousands – and Clinton Small as the title character, Richard Hannay. Saturday and Sunday have two low-price previews. Shows: Thursday and Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2.30pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2.30pm and 6pm. R100. Bookings: 031 305 6889 or www.strictlytickets.com
SUNCOAST SUNZONE: The Wizard of Oz, an adult pantomime, ends January 13. Ideal year-end party fare. Corporate entertainment. Anthony Stonier plays the Wicked Witch of the West, Donnagh Roberts returns to play Dorothy. The Cowardly Lion, The Tin Man and The Scarecrow are played by Rowan Bartlett, Marc Kay and Thomie Holtzhausen respectively. Daisy Spencer returns to perform the part of the Good Witch, who doubles as the narrator. Her task is to keep things on track and move us all down the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Plus, for the first time… dancing girls!
The doors will open 90 minutes before the show starts for dinner.Tables will seat eight, so book ahead.7.30pm. R110 to R200 at Computicket.
THE BARNYARD THEATRE, Gateway: Catch The Seven Wonders of the World. 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. 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, R110 every Tuesday. Sunday matinee costs R90. For bookings, call 031 566 3045.
THE HERITAGE THEATRE: Going Out with a Bang! offers a selection of the best party songs to see us ending the year with a bang. Expect music from Maroon 5, Bryan Adams, Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Queen, Sting, Journey and many more. The show is fronted by Barry Thomson with Marion Loudon and Jerryn Fosteras. Musical director Dawn Selby is on keyboards. On drums is Mali Sewell, with Jason Andrew on bass and vocals. R195 Wednesdays to Saturdays and R165 Tuesday evenings and Sunday matinee. All prices include a two-course meal. There are lunchtime performances to cater for corporate year-end festivities. A show-only option of R120. Booking: 031 765 4197.
ELIZABETH SNEDDON THEATRE: Get ready to be swept away by one of the most popular and romantic stories ever told. KickstArt presents Disney’s popular Broadway musical hit, Beauty and the Beast. Lyle Buxton plays the fiendishly handsome villain of the story, Gaston, with Rory Booth as his idiotic sidekick, Lefou. The enchanted occupants of the Beast’s castle include Charon Williams Ros as Mrs Potts, Bryan Hiles as the candelabra, Lumiere, Liesl Coppin as feather duster Babette and Darren King as the mantle clock, Cogsworth. Peter Court plays Maurice. Ends January 6. R130 to R200 at Computicket.
IZULU THEATRE, SIBAYA CASINO: The Michael Jackson musical biography HIStory II comes to Durban. Runs until January 6, with one performance being staged at Sun International’s Wild Coast Sun on Boxing Day. This show will take fans back to the Jackson 5 era before continuing on a thrilling journey to this decade. It features more than 20 songs performed live by impersonator Kenny Wizz. Shows: Thursdays to Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm (R250) and one night only at the Tropical Nites Theatre at the Wild Coast Sun (R200) on Boxing Day at 8pm. Book at Computicket.
RHUMBELOW THEATRE: Bent Broadway brings the fabulous Family Players to the glitzy world of Broadway. You will be taken on a side-splitting journey from the auditions to the final curtain with all the rivalry, confusion, betrayal, big wigs, outrageous costumes, secrets and subterfuge we find laced in between. The Family Players & Friends are Allan Quihampton, Derek Pearce, Greg Baptie, Roland Stansell and Derek de Froberville. Shows are December 28 to 30. R100 at Computicket, call 031 205 7602 or e-mail [email protected]
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