Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606, book at 083 377 4969 or

I Have Life – Alison’s Journey, by Maralin Vanrenen based on the book by Marianne Thamm. Tomorrow to August 30, Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm. For young adults from age 16. R60 a pupil in a school group, normal prices R140, R100.

Jittery Citizens. Improvised comedy with female comics and Tony Bentel on piano. Sunday at 3pm.

Baroque to Broadway explores facets of womanhood and love through music. With Anneke Lamont, Merryl Monard, Marina Botha and Tinus Spies. Sunday at 7pm.

Sempre Opera presents Conversations with Aukse Trinkunas (mezzo soprano). August 17 at 3pm.

Classical music on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R40, which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

Friday: The Lewandowski Choir.

August 15: Opera diva Aukse Trinkunas accompanied by pianist Paul Ferreira.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: book at 0861 670 670:

The Mandela Theatre:

Monty Python’s Spamalot, starring Norman Anstey, Michelle Botha, Bongi Mthombeni and Adrian Poulson. Ends Sunday.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:

My Son Pinocchio Jr. Ends Sunday.

Fringe Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:

Celebration 6. A blend of classical ballet and contemporary dance. August 15 and 16 at 7.30pm. R135.

Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 478 5300:

99 Hits. Ninety-nine hit songs in one show. Ends August 31. From R100.

Bieber vs One Direction. Bieber and buddies. August 23 at 2pm. R90.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, Sunninghill: 011 234 2033:

Forever Young celebrates the late great musical icons. Ends August 21. From R100.

Bieber vs One Direction. Bieber and buddies. August 16 at 2pm. R90.

Bassline Jazz Club, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown Music Centre, 011 838 9145:

African Storm Sound System Ragga Nights. Every Thursday join The Admiral, Jah Seed and Bobotical. R100 at the door. Doors open 9pm.

Johnny Walker Red Hot Jazz. Wednesday features South African-born Belgian resident, Tutu Pouane. R50 at the door. Doors open 8pm.

Second annual Women’s Day Celebration. Saturday. With Kalawa Chiquitas, Nokwazi, Miss Pru, Candy, Winnie Khumalo, Lady T and others. R150 at Computicket, R200 at the door. Doors open 5pm, show starts 6pm.

Carnival City Casino, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena:

Jozi Jazz: The Sound of Freedom. Saturday. 5pm. A four-hour spectacular: Caiphus Semenya, Letta Mbulu, The Soil. R200 to R375 at Computicket.

Redefined: The Parlotones and Lcnvl. August 16. 7pm. R185 to R400 at Computicket.

Circa Gallery, cnr Jellicoe St and Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, entrance cnr Keys and Jellicoe aves, SMS 083 555 7952, booking will be confirmed:

The Lost I and II. The string quartet of The Paz Consort will perform two concerts of new compositions by five South Africans, inspired by photographs of Joburgers who survived the Holocaust or members of their family who did not. The Lost I: tomorrow at 7pm; The Lost II: Tuesday, August 12 at 7pm. R125 a concert. Book as above.

Emperor’s Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Theatre of Marcellus:

Evita & Co! Evita Bezuidenhout and Pieter-Dirk Uys. Saturday at 5pm and 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket.

Barnyard Theatre at Emperors Palace, book at 011 928 1108, www.barnyardtheatres. or the box office at the entrance.

Time Warp, where rock stars, Hollywood and Broadway collide. Ends August 31. R100 to R160.

Bieber vs One Direction. Bieber and buddies. Saturday at 2pm. R90.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton (on Rosebank side of the M1), 011 486 0935:

Going Gooding, with Malcolm Gooding. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon. R140.

Gold Reef City, cnr Northern Parkway and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

The Lyric; 011 248 5000.

99% Sotho Comedy: Kagiso Lediga, Mashabela, Chris Mapane, Roni Modimola, Jay Boogie, Franco, Rihlamfu, Sister H. Friday and Saturday. R150 to R335 at Computicket or the box office.

The Bosso Showdown. South African talent with supporting acts. Friday, August 22. R100 at Computicket or the box office.

Home Affairs. A comedy with Celeste Ntuli. August 23. R165 at box office or Computicket.

Hard Rock Café Joburg, 8 Maude St, Nelson Mandela Square, Level 1, Sandton, 011 784 3144:

Mi Casa hosts an acoustic show on Wednesday, August 20, to raise funds for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital. R500 includes a set food menu and selected drinks. Book at Computicket.

On August 27, The Parlotones will play Pappa’s Restaurant (Mandela Square, Sandton). Tickets cost R600 and will include a three-course meal. Only 120 tickets are available at Computicket.

Market Theatre, 56 Margaret Mcingana St, Joburg, 011 832 1641:

The John Kani Theatre:

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. Jozi improv troupe performs the last Thursday of the month. Each month there is a celebrity guest. R100.

Joe Barber VI – Life celebrates 15 years of comedy with David Isaacs and Oscar Peterson. Ends August 24. R83 to R160, Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm. PG13.

Barney Simon Theatre:

The Shadow of the Hummingbird, written, starring and directed by Athol Fugard,with Mariviantoz Baker. Ends August 16, Tuesday to Saturday: 8.15pm, Sunday: 3.15pm. R83 Tuesday and Wednesday.

Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways, 011 511 1818:

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang. Directed by Bobby Heaney, starring Michael Richard, Bo Petersen, Louise Saint-Claire and Richard Gau. Ends Sunday. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


Paul Potts and friends in concert also featuring child singing sensation, Amira Willighagen, and Capetonian James Bhemgee. August 15 and 16 at 8pm and August 17 at 3pm. R250 to R560 at Computicket.

Cirque Éloize iD combines circus arts and urban dance. Opens August 19 for a limited season. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm, Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. R120 to R350 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Constellations, written by Nick Payne, starring Janna Ramos-Violante and Ashley Dowds, directed by Alan Swerdlow. Friday to September 28, Wednesdays to Fridays at 8.15pm, Saturdays at 5.15 and 8.15pm, Sundays at 3.15pm. R150 at Computicket or the box office.

Madame Zingara: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. R440 to R495 as above.

National Children’s Theatre, Wynnstay House, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, bookings at 011 484 1584/5. Info: [email protected] See www.national za.

The Revealers is an anti-bullying play. Ends Saturday.

Blue Room: New drama class for age groups 7 to 9, 10 to 11, 12 to 13 and 14 to 17 years, providing dance, drama, improvisation, script reading, singing, musical appreciation, mime, physical theatre, public speaking, modern, hip hop and African dance. Saturdays, 9am to noon during school term. Call Claudy as above.

Play Station Theatre, cnr 2nd Ave and 16th St, Parkhurst, 083 414 0041:

Feedback. A comedy by Andrew Buckland, starring Daniel Buckland and Elisha Mudley, directed by Lionel Newton. Friday to Sunday. 8pm. R120. Book at [email protected] or at the door.

POPArt Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Book at

Amateur Hour. Theatre for the YouTube generation. R80 online, R95 at the door. Thursday to Sunday.

Gross Indecency, hosted by Rita Haywire and Lana Turna-Me-Over. A look at South African LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) history. August 14 to 17.

Shikisha, Miriam Makeba St, next to SAB World of Beer, Newtown, 011 492 1626:

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. R40 at the door. 8pm to 11pm.

Soweto Theatre, cnr Bolani and Bolani Link rds, Jabulani, Soweto, 011 930 7461/2/3:

Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, directed by Warona Seane. August 14 to 31. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11am. R80 at Computicket.

Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Corlett Drive, Illovo, Joburg:

Holi Festival of Colours World Tour. August 23. Noon till late. DJ Fresh, Roger Goode, Mark Stent, Royal K, Lady Lea and others. R205 early bird ticket, R255 Holi Festival ticket; R305 Holi colour package, includes five bags of powder, R445 VIP, includes powder, access to VIP chill lounge, on-site private parking and snack platters. Info: holifestivalof coloursjoburg. Tickets: www.holi or

Wits Great Hall: East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or Catherine.pisanti

Wednesday lunch-hour concerts: Wednesday: The Wits Choir.

August 13: Nicholas Rumpelt (BMusIV) – jazz guitar.

Call for Proposals:

The Goethe-Institut is calling for project ideas for exhibitions, workshops, events and performances. The way selection takes place is central in understanding the philosophy of GoetheonMain. The programme is decided by an independent committee of arts professionals, who meet after the yearly public call for proposals. The focus is on artistic quality, while maintaining a sensitivity for the context and local relevance, and favouring an experimental approach. It also implies a certain conceptual frame – that of the city, or a sense of “urbanity”: a focus on the human relation as much as built environment. This year’s application deadline is August 15 for the realisation period January to December next year. For more information and to download the application form, visit

Call for proposals for the Main programme of the South African Theatre which will run from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. It offers theatre practitioners the opportunity to present their productions on any of their six stages. They encourage work that is relevant, entertaining, bold and cutting-edge, inspiring, educational, that will stimulate debate and sell tickets. The State Theatre will fund successful productions to the tune of R200 000. Added to the production fund, the theatre will offer the venue for four weeks including move in; access to wardrobe and décor; marketing, advertisement and publicity; 15 percent of gross box office income. Individual artists, producers and arts companies must submit the following information for consideration: full script or a brief synopsis of the production; motivation of how the production is relevant, entertaining, cutting-edge, inspiring etc; artistic treatment; company/individual’s information eg: biographies of the creative team, contact details and any other publicity material of the production; full script if the production exists. Proposals will be assessed by the State Theatre’s artistic team and then by the Artistic Committee of Council for recommendation to the State Theatre Council. Proposals can be submitted to The Artistic Director, Aubrey W Sekhabi, SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 0002, or [email protected] Proposals must reach the theatre by September 15, successful companies will be informed by October 30. Enquiries and information: e-mail [email protected]


Young musicians are invited to enter the second Wakkerstroom Music Bursary Competition, to be held in the village of Wakkerstroom, Mpumalanga, on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Two bursaries for music undergraduate or postgraduate study totalling R150 000 will be awarded. Closing date for applications is Friday, August 22. Competition rules, procedures and the application form are available at or by e-mail: [email protected]

Just Dance Competition 2014, where studios and groups compete for prizes awarded in recognition of a combination of entertainment values and technical accomplishment. Open to dancers, teachers and choreographers, professional and non-professional, working in all dance techniques. Judging will be in two categories: ballet and all other styles, with a cash prize in each category to the value of R5 000 each. Closing date for applications is Friday. Auditions will be held at the Joburg Theatre, also in Soweto and Alexandra next month. Groups must comprise five or more dancers, each work may be no longer than four minutes. No sets may be used and basic stage lighting will be provided onstage. Final judging takes place on Sunday, September 28 at 11am. For info, contact Lindsay McDonald at 011 877 6900 or 076 101 0421.


South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St, Pretoria, 012 392 4000:


Pearls of the Russian Choreography, compiled by former artistic director of the Bolshoi, Yury Vetrov. Saturday at 3pm and 7.30pm and 3pm on Sunday. R150 and R280 at Computicket.


Protest. A drama about service delivery by Paul Mpumelelo. Ends Sunday, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R40 Tuesday, R80 Wednesday to Sunday.


Mating Birds by Lewis Nkosi, featuring Seputla Sebogodi and Martin Le Maitre. Ends August 17, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tuesdays R40, Wednesdays to Sundays R80.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, book at Computicket or the door:

Woord-Engel Hettema sing Wiesner. 8pm. Friday. R140, R250 (show and book).

Die Bats All Rocked Out. Saturday. 8pm. R120, R140.

Master of Song. Mathys Roets with the songs of Cat Stevens, Neil Diamond and Roger Whittaker. 4pm. Sunday. R140, R160.

Nariska Ziestman. 7pm. August 12. R160. Bookings: Lindie Zietsman at 074 031 2453.

Posduif with Chris Chameleon, Daniella Deysel and Sarel Fourie. 4pm. August 17. R140, R160.

Barnyard Theatre, Parkview Shopping Centre, cnr Garsfontein Rd and Netcare St, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 368 1555:

Battle of the Sexes. Ends August 31. From R100.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033, 012 346 3474 or iSalon in Brooklyn.

Romance of the Violin, featuring Emmanual Bach and Jenny Stern (piano), with works by Kreisler, Wienawski, Sarasate and more. Sunday at 3pm.

Paganini Violin Concerto, with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra and violinist Emmanuel Bach from the UK. August 15 at 8pm, August 17 at 3pm.

Laughing Chefs, 217 Soutpansberg Rd, Rietondale, Pretoria Moot, Esrida at 072 511 4946 or Maggie at 082 823 7846:

August 15 – salsa social.

August 16 – Andries Botha.

Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves, Villieria: 012 329 0709, tickets at the door:

Tania Strauss. Gospel/Women’s Day Concert in aid of the Oase van Liefde congregation tuine, Pretoria. Saturday. 7pm.

Trevor Nasser and Rouel Beukes. Sunday. 3pm.

André Swiegers. August 14. 7pm.

Die-hoe-se-wat-se-wie-nou-weer? Elize Cawood and Wilson Dunster comedy. Sunday, August 17. 3pm.

Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

Breytenbach Theatre, 137 Gerhard Moerdijk St, Sunnyside. Bookings [email protected] or call 012 440 4834.

La Cenerentola, by Rossini. The ultimate rags-to-riches story, sung in Italian with English supertitles, by TUT Dept of Performing Arts (Vocal Art). August 15, 16, 20, 22 at 7.30pm, August 17 and 24 at 3pm. R80 adults, R60 pensioners, R40 students at 082 884 8946.

Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:

Koningsberger presents Composers’ Different Takes on Poems. An art song recital by Maarten Koningsberger and pianist Albie van Schalkwyk. August 14 at 7.30pm. R95 at the door, R75 students and pensioners.

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Pinchas Zukerman, a violinist, with his wife, South African-Canadian cellist Amanda Forsyth, and pianist Angela Cheng. Sunday, August 31. 4pm. R350 pensioners to R450 at Computicket.

University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Rd, Pretoria, 012 420 3644:

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

South African Music Concert, featuring Melissa Gerber, Misha Meyer, Laetitia van Wyk, Zanta Hofmeyr, Malcolm Nay and Maciej Lacny. Sunday at 7.30pm. R50 at the door.

Lunch-hour concerts: Every Thursday. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free. Thursday – UP Ovuwa Cultural Ensemble directed by Mxolisi Duda.

August 14 – Affies Seunskoor directed by Ferdinand Liebenberg and Koor van die Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool directed by Renette Bouwer.

Villa San Giovanni, Linvelt Rd, Wonderboom Airport, 012 543 0501:

An Italian Evening with Gauteng Opera. Classical music, wine and cuisine with Gauteng Opera’s soloists. R350pp inclusive of a four-course meal. Thursday at 6.30pm for 7pm. Bookings and enquiries: 012 322 7944 or at the restaurant as above.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000.

• Strictlytickets: 082 553 5901/3.

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