Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings at 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com
The Mandela Theatre:
Carmen, the opera by Bizet, with Opera Erfurt, US conductor Timothy Myers, director James Marvel and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Friday to April 10.
Jim Jefferies Alcoholocaust, with Australian stand-up comedian Jim Jefferies. April 7 and 9.
People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:
Pinocchio ends April 10. R99 at Computicket. Special school performances at R50 a pupil. Call the theatre to book.
Circus Allegria, Park Meadows Mall, Bedfordview (behind Eastgate, next to Nissan):
An animal-free circus featuring acrobatics, balancing acts, contortionists, comedy, juggling, illusions, aerial acts and SA’s favourite clown, Pisellino. Wednesdays to Saturdays at 3pm and 7.30pm, Sundays at 3pm, until Sunday. Book at www.circusallegria.co.za or at the ticket office from noon on showdays.
Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways:
Pieter Toerien’s Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Evita ends April 10. R125 to R295 at the box office or at Computicket.
Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:
Love, Loss and What I Wore. A comedy starring Anne Power, Rika Sennett, Louise Saint-Clare, directed by Moira Blumenthal. April 8 to June 12. R150 at Computicket or the box office.
Dreamgirls. A musical starring Tracey Lee Oliver, Candida Mosoma and Hayley Christian. R120 to R380 at Computicket.
Cantare Supper Club, Shop U9, Montecasino, 011 511 0505:
Singer Ghapi. Thursday. R50. Book as above.
Jacques van Jaarsveld. April 7. Book as above
Singer and guitarist Dewald Wasserfall. April 14. R80. Book as above.
Afrikaans legend Chris Chameleon. April 21 and 28. R130. Book as above.
Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Johannesburg, 011 832 1641:
The Coolie Odyssey, written and directed by Rajesh Gopie. April 5 to May 8. R66 to R160 at Computicket.
Barney Simon Theatre:
Play Me, written by Monde Mayephu and starring Fana Mokoena, Sello Sebotsane and Zandile Msutwane. Ends May 1, Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R66 to R140 at Computicket.
The Tragedy of Richard III, by Shakespeare, directed by Fred Abrahmse. Ends April 24. 8.15pm, Sundays at 3.15pm. R60 to R130 at Computicket.
National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584:
Pippi Longstocking – a Musical, with Sarah Richard, Lara Lipschitz and Malan le Roux. Ends April 16. R80 children and R90 adults at Computicket or the theatre,
Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 5000:
Pirate Story, a 4D movie. Admission included in the entrance fee to theme park.
The Crazy Scientist, a magic show with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Ends May 2. Admission included in theme park entrance fee.
Streets of Gold – the Musical, with Samantha Peo and Fiona Ramsay. Ends Sunday. R125 to R175 at Computicket.
LOL Loads of Laughs. Comedy and music. Ends May 15. R55 at Computicket.
Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:
Theatre of Marcellus:
Toxic Candy’s launch of the new album by Jamali with support by JR and Pro (ProKid). Thursday. R100 at Computicket.
Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:
Ag Pleez Oupa! Jeremy Taylor, the musical legend, performs a variety of classics including Ag Pleez Deddy. Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon. R150. Three-course buffet dinner at R160 a head at 6.30pm on Saturdays and 1pm on Sundays. Book as above.
Lam Rim Centre, cnr 1st Ave and Kite St, Cottesloe: Tel: Neil at 082 467 5735, Philip at 083 255 6089:
Songs of Milarepa – Tibet’s Great Yogi, with singer/songwriter Michaela Lucas from her album The Actual Mind. A modern rendition of Milarepa’s ancient songs on the nature of mind. Saturday, April 9, 4pm. Screening: In the Footsteps of Great Tibetan Yogi Milarepa; 5.30pm performance by Michaela. Enquiries as above.
Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams, opposite the Protea Fire & Ice, Melrose Arch, 0861 623 263:
Love Magic Tour. Call as above or e-mail [email protected] See www.madamezingara.com
Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969:
Page By Page, with Judy Page. A musical tapestry of Judy’s legendary life, with pianist Clinton Zerf. Ends April 9. R120 and R80 for students and seniors at the box office or Strictly Tickets.
Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45 for 1pm. R30 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.
Friday: Mixed classical programme with the David Tombak string quartet.
Dance Factory, 1 President St, Newtown Cultural Precinct, 011 833 1347:
Family dance workshop for local dance professionals and audiences by the Swiss dance company 7273 on Sunday. For more information call Eitan Prince at Pro Helvetia Cape Town at 021 465 9033.
UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:
15 Mins of Fame. A new season of dance by the Tshwane Dance Theatre. Thursday to April 9. R50 for the preview on Thursday and R80 to R120 for other performances at Computicket.
The Venue, 17 The High St, Melrose Arch, Tel: 011 214 4300:
Red Cello Landscapes. An electric cello concert with South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns. April 5 at 8pm. R60 at the door. See [email protected] for further info.
Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Shakespeare, directed by Greg Homann. April 5 to 21, at 7.30pm. R66 adults, R38.50 students and pensioners at Strictly Tickets. R70 and R45 at the door.
Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:
Aqua Mine – “The soul is on earth for its own delights”, directed by Gys de Villiers. Ends Saturday at 8pm. R66, students and pensioners R38.50 at www.ticket.co.za
Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:
Satyricon, directed by Bailey Snyman. Ends Saturday at 8.30pm. R66, students and pensioners R38.50 at www.ticket.co.za
Romance-S, by the Swiss dance company 7273, with Nicolas Cantillon and Laurence Yadi. Monday and April 5 at 7.30pm. R66 and R38.50 for students at www.ticket.co.za
Mouth. A collaborative work of image installation and performance art, directed by Tarryn Lee. April 14 to 21 at 8.15pm. R66, students and pensioners R38.50 at www.ticket.co.za.
The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:
Subterranean Homesick Blues. Comedy told through music and voice, directed by Sarah Woodward. Ends Saturday at 7.30pm. R66, students and pensioners R38.50 at www.ticket.co.za
South African Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:
Zollie, by Nico Luwes, starring Katlego Maphoto, Thulani Tshoga, Nozipho Themba and others. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Fridays at noon, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. R40 adults, R30 students at Computicket.
Rivonia Trial, back by popular demand. Written by Aubrey Sekhabi and Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom and starring Sello Maake Ka Ncube, Seputla Sebogodi and Lionel Newton. April 5 to May 15, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 6.30pm, Sundays at 2pm. R36 to R120 at Computicket.
Rendezvous: for more info call Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4258/9:
Stage Nites: Hit the stage for the biggest hip hop threesome this side of LA with the magic of Morafe, fusing vernacular rap with a twist of R&B; silky Slikour of Skwatta Kamp, and Afrocentric soul man MXO. Thursday. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.
Morula Casino and Hotel, Mabopane, 012 799 0084/082 234 5679:
Comedy with Monna Tiya tomorrow between 9.30pm and11pm. Free.
Razoo’s Entertainment Bar:
Mojo Madness, with Adele. Fridays at 9pm, 10pm and 11.30pm until the end of April. Free.
The Black Tie Ensemble (BTE) will hold auditions on Thursday for a boy soprano who will be required for their production of Amahl and the Night Visitors by Gian-Carlo Menotti in July.
Candidates should prepare one song or aria of their choice and must bring the sheet music. The BTE pianist will accompany the singers, but should candidates prefer to be accompanied by their own accompanist, they are free to do so.
Only candidates from the ages of 10 to 14 will be considered. The boy soprano’s voice should not have broken and he must be able to read music.
The auditions will take place at the State Theatre Pretoria from 3 to 6pm.
Candidates have to book an audition time with Louise Raditla at 012 322 7944. Bookings will only be accepted until tomorrow at 1pm.
l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com
l www.strictlytickets.com or
082 553 5903.
l For inclusion in Boardwalk fax us at 012 328 7166 or e-mail the details to [email protected] The details of new shows appear Tuesdays and the deadline for inclusion is noon on the Friday preceding publication.