Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Mandela Square, cnr Rivonia and West St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:
Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, by Richard Alfierri, starring Judy Ditchfield and José Domingos, directed by Greg Homann. A comedy with music and dance, the play also addresses the serious issues of ageism and intolerance. Ends February 9. R75.
Second annual Jazz and Blues Weekend. Friday to Sunday. Features Mike Slavin Blues Project at 8pm on Friday for R175; Cat’s American Songbook at 8.30pm on Saturday for R120 and Jazz Showcase at 4pm on Sunday for R175.
Bioscope @ Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, CBD, 011 039 7306:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Paul Hanmer will incorporate live music with silent film in Cinema Improvisando. Wednesday, January 29 and Friday, January 31. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670, for info see www.joburgtheatre.com.
The Mandela Theatre:
Nathan Belt’s musical tribute to Elvis Presley titled Elvis. January 31. It’s all about one-of-a-kind rock and roll.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340: For reduced prices on tickets join the People’s Theatre Kids Club. Call Andrew or Lorraine as above or see www.peoplestheatre.co.za.
Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:
We are the Champions. A tribute to Michael Jackson, Elton John, Tina Turner, Pink and Freddie Mercury. Ends March 9; at 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 2pm on Sundays. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. Saturday and February 22. 2pm. R90. Book for both shows at www.barnyard.co.za.
Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naude Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:
Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees.Ends March 9; at 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 2pm on Sundays. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. February 1 and March 1. 2pm. R90. Book for both shows at www.barnyard.co.za.
Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turn-off on N1: 011 234 2033:
Time Warp. Rock stars, Broadway and Hollywood collide. Friday to April 20; at 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, at 2pm on Sundays. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. February 8. 2pm. R90. Book for both shows at www.barnyard.co.za.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways: 011 511 1818.
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:
The Rocky Horror Show. Friday to March 30. Stars Paul du Toit (Semi Soet, Liefling) as Brad, 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, Andrew Laubscher as Riff Raff, Pierre van Heerden as Dr Scott/ Eddie, Daneel van der Walt as Magenta, Dominique Maher as Columbia, Adrian Galley as Narrator and Shaun Smit as Rocky. R100 to R350 at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist is back! At 8.15pm Wednesday to Friday, at 5.15pm and 8.15pm on Saturday, at 3.15pm on Sunday. R100 Computicket. Early bird special R60.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:
Expectant, written, designed and directed by Penelope Youngleson and starring Rebecca Makin-Taylor. A contemporary coming-of-age story told against the backdrop of a 400-year colonial history of young, white, English- speaking South Africans and how their identity revolves and dissolves around what it means to be “from this country”. Ends February 2. R70 to R158 at Computicket.
Laager Theatre, 011 832 1641:
Agreed, written by Robert Browning, Nick Warren and Lionel Newton, directed by Sylvaine Strike, starring Newton and Kutlwano Masote. Comprises a trio of monologues. Ends February 2, at 8.15pm Tuesday to Saturday, and at 3.15pm on Sunday. R79 on Tuesdays, otherwise R158 at Computicket or book with Anthony Ezeoke or Neo Letsogo at 011 832 1541 ext 121 or 135.
Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:
Big Top Arena:
Rock legend Bryan Adams on The Bare Bones Tour. At 8pm on Saturday and Sunday. R365 to R690 at Computicket.
Mardi Gras Theatre:
Afro-Beatz every last Sunday of the month. 3pm till late. R130 (entry and meal) at the entrance from 1pm. For more info call Siphiwe Motha at 083 856 3077.
GoetheonMain, Arts on Main, 245 Main Street, City and Suburban, Joburg, 011 442 3232.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Work of 2014 composer-in-residence Clare Loveday, with Waldo Alexander (violin) and Nandipha Mntambo (artist). February 7. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF Office at 011 447 9264.
Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:
The Lyric; 011 248 5000:
My Big Band Valentine. A 17-piece big band with Timothy Moloi, Naz Holland and Cito of Wonderboom. February 14. 8pm. R130 to R170 at Computicket or call the box office at 0911 248 5000. Dinner and show packages are offered at the restaurant. To book, call 011 496 2653.
Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
The Electric Light Orchestra Classics, featuring Phil Bates (ELO2) and The Muses. Four decades of ELO hits from one of the classic rock bands of the ‘70s. Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14. R240 to R670 at Computicket.
Theatre of Marcellus:
Herman van Veen. Dutch star with songs, sketches and mime accompanied by Edith Leerkes (guitar), Dave Wismeijer (bass guitar) and Willem Wits on multiple instruments, at 8.30pm on Saturday and at 3pm on Sunday. R250 to R350 at Computicket.
Kama Sutra (Sex and the Charou). A one-man comedy show. Adults only. February 1. R150 at Computicket.
Sexy Magic. Comedy magic show for the women with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Every Wednesday at 8pm, R50 at the door. Entry for men from 9pm.
Morning Melodies with Emile Minnie and Godfrey Johnson. Comedic and musical virtuosity. At 11am Mondays to Fridays.
Disco Sixties to Naughties, with Minnie and Johnson. 8pm every Thursday. R40.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:
Going Gooding, with Malcolm Gooding. At 8pm Friday, January 31, Saturday, February 1, at noon Sunday, January 26, February 2. R140.
Classic Concert, presented by Ashley Roberts and Bongile Lecoge-Zulu. At 3pm on Sunday. R75. Thereafter on the last Sunday of every month. Bookings: 011 486 0935 or 073 447 9148 or [email protected]
Northwards House, 21 Rockridge Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 726 1870:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Song recital performed by German tenor Christoph Genz, baritone Reiner Schneider-Waterberg and pianist Cornelia Hemmann. Monday, January 27. Songs by Britten, Ferguson, Schubert, Kalman, Lehar, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy and JS Bach‘s Italian Concerto BWV 971. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Song recital performed by Professor Josef Protschka accompanied by German pianist Florian Uhlig, interpreting Schubert’s song cycle Die Schone Mullerin. February 2. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Chamber Music Concert, performed by South Korean violinist Hyeyoon Park, German pianist Florian Uhlig, cellist Peter Bruns and pianist Annegret Kuttner. Works by Schumann, Beethoven, Wagner, Boulanger and Chopin. February 6. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Song recital performed by Professor Josef Protschka. February 8. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF Office, 011 447 9264.
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, 22 Whitely St, Melrose Arch Precinct, 011 218 4000:
Warm Up Sessions every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. 5pm to 9pm. With DJ Misterio.
Roodepoort Theatre (ex-Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:
Aria! Opera for Everyone with Stefan Louw featuring the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. February 7.
St Mary’s School, The Edge, Athol Street, Waverley, Joburg, 011 571 1803:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Chamber Music Concert, with the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble. Works by Rameau, Beethoven, Hess (arranged by Michael Pilkington), Wolf-Ferrari, Bach, Bruch, Lai (arranged by Timothy Kraemer) and various love songs. February 7. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Shikisha, Miriam Mekeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:
Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door. 8pm to 11pm.
Silverstar Casino, 011 662 7300: bookings at silverstar.reservations @tsogosun.com.
Doctors Orders. Comedy with Riaad Moosa. January 31. 8pm. (doors open 7pm). R150.
The Venue, 17 High St, Melrose Arch, 011 214 4300:
947Unplugged every second Sunday. doors open 7pm, show at 7.30pm. See www.realsa.co.za for more info.
Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 717 3223:
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. One Heart, One Mind, One Waltz! in the form of a Viennese New Year’s Concert with music and dance. Featuring Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Njabulo Madlala and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra under the baton of Richard Cock and dancers from Joburg Ballet. Saturday and Sunday. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival. Choral Concert. January 28 with Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi, Njabulo Madlala, Redfem-Pauna Four Hands Duo, the Chanticleer Singers and members of the Johannesburg Symphony Choir. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF office at 011 447 9264.
Concert Series by Johannesburg Musical Society. Pianist Anton Nel opens the season with a recital on February 1, in collaboration with the Johannesburg International Mozart Festival, Music by Mozart, Schumann, Debussy and Beethoven. Book at Computicket. Enquiries: www.jms.org.za or call 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.
Johannesburg International Mozart Festival: Valentine’s Concert – Love is a Many Splendored Thing. Friday, February 14 and Sunday, February 16. R80 to R240 at Computicket or call the JIMF Office at 011 447 9264.
Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:
Strictly No 1s. Chart toppers and milestones. Ends March 9; at 8pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, 2pm on Sundays. R95 to R150.
Beauty and the Beast, a pantomime. February 15, shows at 2pm, R90.
Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or iSalon in Brooklyn.
Die Zauberflote. WA Mozart’s fairy tale opera directed by Kobie van Rensburg starring Arthur Swan, Linelle Wimbles, Ane Pretorius, Naomi Grobbelaar, Sandra Wolmarans, Kabelo Lebyana and others. At 8pm tomorrow and on Friday.
Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; On Stage Restaurant: 012 664 2381:
Shows start 8pm, book as above.
Glittergun for Ceilings, Comes with Cartridges. An evening of songs with Nataniël, accompanied by pianist Charl du Plessis, Werner Spies (bass) and Hugo Radyn (drums). No under-15s. Ends February 15.
Pali Kleinteater, Grounds of Hoërskool Die Wilgers, entrance in Spitskoplaan, Willows: 071 684 3079:
Grond, with Kaz McFadden, Ursula Foster and Elsje Tieleman. At 7.30pm on Friday and Saturday, at 3pm on Sunday. R80.
l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
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