Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Johannesburg. Book at

Might Need Therapy. A comedy with Muzi Dlamini and Stig “Khwalo” DlaminiI. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Book as above.

Jittery Citizens. December 15 at 8pm. Book as above.

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

The Mandela Theatre:

Jack and the Beanstalk. A pantomime by Janice Honeyman, with Tobie Cronjé, Desmond Dube, Bongi Mthombeni, Carly Graeme and Louise Saint-Claire. Ends December 30. R190 to R260.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:

The Little Mermaid. Ends December 23.

Barnyard Theatre Boksburg, East Rand Mall, cnr Rietfontein Rd and Bentel Ave, 011 823 6933:

Surf’s Up. Hits from The Beach Boys, Katy Perry, Grease, UB40, Mango Groove and more. Ends December 31. Tuesdays to Saturday 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R80 to R145. Book as above.

Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Cresta Mall, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:

Rocking in a Free World. Ends December 31. At 8pm Tuesdays to Saturday, 2pm Sundays. R120 to R150. Book as above.

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

Big Top Rock. Ends December 31.Tuesdays to Saturdays R125, Sunday R95. Book as above.

Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888.

Simply the Best 80’s Show. Ends December 15. R100 show only, R200 show and full buffet. Book as above.

Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:

Marilyn Monroe Anniversary Soiree. A soiree with Angela Kilian and a five-course retro Hollywood themed menu and select wines. R420 all inc. Tomorrow and Thursday at 7pm. Book as above.

Cito’s El Cantante and a specially four-course menu of Spanish Latin and Christmas influences. R390 inclusive of dinner, wine and show. December 12 at 7pm.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Potted Potter, The Unauthorized Harry Experience. A comedy suitable for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed). Ends January 6. R100 to R250 at Computicket or the theatre.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Noel and Gertie. A musical review based on the words and music of Noël Coward. Ends January 6. R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Teatro, Montecasino:

Dirty Dancing. The classic story on stage. Ends January 13. R100 to R400 at Computicket.

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

The Market Theatre will be running readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday of every month. For info or to apply for a slot, e-mail Craig Higginson at [email protected]

Market Theatre has joined forces with Metro FM for a series of live performances combining some of South African’s music and comedy icons. R75 to R200 at Computicket.

Festival of Classical Music Corner Line Up: Today at 8pm – Inferno Opera.

Tomorrow at 8pm – Soweto Opera Quadro.

Thursday at 8pm – Opera Africa.

Sunday at 3pm – Soweto Opera Quadro.

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

Annie Jr. A musical based on Little Orphan Annie. Ends December 23. R80 kids, R100 adults. Book as above.

Saturday morning workshops start January 26 and end March 16. Call if your child/children will be joining.

Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan,

011 898 7575/7000:

Big Top Arena:

Demis Roussos, the Greek singer, on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. R275 to R650 at Computicket.

Mardi Gras Theatre:

My Vrou Se Man Se Vrou, with Tobie Cronjé, Hannes Muller, Hannes Brummer and Wynand van Vollenstee. Ends Sunday. R90 to R160 at Computicket.


Show Bar, Carnival City:

What Happens in Vegas Happens at Carnival City.

8pm Friday and Saturday. R50 at the door.

Carnival Comedy Session with John Vlismas and pals.

Ends December 19. 8pm. R85 at the door.

Coca Cola Dome, Johannesburg:

Chris Brown Carpe Diem SA Tour. December 15. Doors open 7pm. R490 to R890 at Computicket.

Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 833 1347:

Grace. A new season featuring neo-classical ballets by local and international choreographers by Cape Dance Company. Today and tomorrow and 7.30pm. R60 to R100 at Computicket or the theatre.

Gold Reef City Casino, cnr Northern Park Way

and Data Crescent, Ormonde, 011 248 5000:

Globe Theatre:

Pop Quiz. An interactive music game show. Thursday to December 29. R80 at Computicket or the box office.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/1213:

Theatre of Marcellus:

The Hurly Burly Show. A burlesque musical spectacular. Ends December. R365 to R466 at Computicket. (Over 18s only.)

[email protected] Palace: 011 928 1273:

“V” Variety Show. Acrobatic artists, aerial performers and rhythmical drumming.Wednesdays and Thursdays R120, Fridays and Saturday R140.


Emperors Palace Garden of Lights: 500km of lighting showcasing 200 character light displays. From December 7 to January 6. Gates open 7pm. Free. Donations welcome. Funds go to a local charity.

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

An Evening with Michael de Pinna. R420 for a three-course dinner and the show. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at noon, December 15 at 8pm, December 16 at noon. R130.

Unicorns, Spiders and Dragon’s Tales with Des and Dawn Lindberg. December 12 to 15 at 11am. R80.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:

The Pirates of Penzance, directed by Greg Homann.

Ends December 22.

Jazz concert on Sunday. 4pm. With Andrew Massey, Andre Behnke, Cesare Cassarino, Anthony Yoko, Justin Holcroft and Michael Bester. R150.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R30 is requested, includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries 011 883 8606.

Friday: Salon Five Concert, with Miroslav Chakaryan, Malané Hofmeyr-Burger, Etienne Malan and Jacobus Swart, with a festive programme.

December 14: The aca-Thatu a cappella assembly. R20 for this special end-of-year bonus concert.

Roodepoort City Theatre (ex Promusica), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:

Sempre Opera Christmas Gala Concert, featuring Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach, Linelle Wimbles and Alexander Wald with Aukse Trinkunas, Elizabeth Lombard and Linette van der Merwe and others, accompanied by Eugene Joubert with a programme of well known opera music. December 15. R120 and R90 pensioners at Computicket.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, Miriam Makeba between Jeppe and President sts, Newtown, 011 639 8448:

Reacting to Chemistry (science and education), for families and high school pupils, showing how modern chemistry promotes cleaner, more efficient and innovative solutions, runs until May next year.

Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:

Umoja. 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket.

Windybrow Theatre, cnr 161 Nugget and Pietersen sts, Hillbrow, 011 720 9037 or 082 610 6274:

Mpande Zabangoma, written and directed by Thapelo Motloung. Friday and Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R45 to R55 at Computicket or the door.

Civic Theatre Vereeniging, cnr Joubert St and Merriman Ave, 016 450 3024:

Sharpville. From tragedy to triumph, a township tale by Gamakhulu Diniso. December 10 to 13 at 8pm, and March 11 to 22, with a special show for Human Rights Month on March 21. Info: [email protected]

Sharpeville Community Hall, 9168 Seeiso St:

Sharpville. From tragedy to triumph, a township tale by Gamakhulu Diniso. January 14 to 26. Info: [email protected]

Mphatlalatsane Theatre, 21091 Zone 14, Sebokeng:

Sharpville. From tragedy to triumph, a township tale by Gamakhulu Diniso. January 28 to February 9. Info: [email protected]


Calling all musicians

For free publicity and marketing of your concert (and a modest fee) you could feature in WitsMusic’s 2013 programme. To be a part of WitsMusic’s calendar next year, fill in the “concert info sheet”at witstheatre, click on “Perform at WitsMusic 2013”, e-mail form to [email protected] to put yourself in the running for selection. A committee will meet next month to assess the applications and you will be notified thereafter about the success of your application


EC/NATfestival – Fringe applications open for 2013 NAF.

Applications for next year’s Fringe at the National Arts Festival, Grahamstown, are open. Interested artists, performers, directors and producers can request application forms and information booklets from the Fringe: e-mail [email protected] or 046 603 1103 or fax 086 233 2119. Also find and submit forms via artists. Deadline for registration is Friday, January 18.



Leading South African contemporary dance company under the directorship of award-winning artist PJ Sabbagha is looking to audition seven full-time salaried internship positions for the 2013 year. Artists with at least three years’ tertiary level training in contemporary dance-related subjects or equivalent work experience may apply. The auditions will be on Monday from 10am to 5pm in the Rehearsal Room, B Con Cowan building, University of Johannesburg Bunting Road campus. You will be expected to complete a full technique class, learn repertoire, participate in an inprov workshop; perform a one-minute solo you have pre-prepared; complete an interview and bring a full CV to the audition. For enquiries and to book a place, contact Athena Mazarakis at [email protected]


Canoc Productions/Chris Brown Carpe Diem SA Tour supporting act competition. An opportunity for local musicians and bands to perform at the forthcoming concert. Artists need to create a profile via a Facebook based application then upload their content – video, songs and pictures – and share it with fans using social networks. Fans would need to view artist profiles and vote for the artist of their choice to perform at the concert. Fans are entitled to one vote per artist, using their Facebook profile. The winner is chosen by the number of votes they acquire. Enter at Mobile link: Competition closes Monday.




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


Sibongile Khumalo. Friday at 8.30pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket.

The Parlotones. Saturday at 8.30pm. R180 to R350 at Computicket.

Lira. December 14 and 15 at 8.30pm. R180 to R350 at Computicket.


Mzansi Fela Festival. Ends December 15. Info: Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4018.

Moffie. Ends Thursday at 8pm.


Mzansi Fela Festival. Ends December 15. Info: Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4018.

Community Arts Festival:

Homs. December 11 at noon.

Tandeka’s Magic Hat. Monday at noon.

Nomi and the Magic Fish. Today at noon, Monday at 2pm.

Between the Books. Today at 2pm, December 14 at 10am.

The Matric Ball. Tomorrow at noon, December 11 at 2pm.

Baggae. Tomorrow and December 12 at noon.

The Coat, Tomorrow and December 13.

Hol. Monday at 8pm, December 11 at 4 and 7.30pm, and December 12 and 13 at 7.30pm.

In Me. Thursday at 2pm, December 14 at noon.

Children of Asazi. Friday at noon, December 13 at 10am.

Stallions. Friday at 2pm, December 12 at 10am.

Nongongo. Saturday at 10am, December 13 at 2pm.

Under the Nelson Mandela Bridge. Saturday at noon, December 14 at 2pm.

Vampire. Saturday at 2pm, December 12 at noon.


Mzansi Fela Festival. Info: Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4018.

Mzanzi Fela Festival Comedy Night: Kedibone Mulaudzi, Toll Ass Mo, Judy Jake, Deep Fried Man, Mel Miller. Saturday at 8pm.

Rock Nite. December 13 at 6pm.


Mzansi Fela Festival. Ends December 15. Info: Lindelwa Mahlabe 012 392 4018.

Sunday Morning. December 11 at 10am and 8pm, December 12 and 13 at 8pm.

Itsoseng. Today at 7pm, tomorrow at 8pm.

Mayhem, with Vuyani Dance Theatre. Friday at 7pm, Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

Kilnerton Theatre, 27 Frans Odendaal St, Kilnerton:

Jazz and African Music Nights: Sunday: Selaelo Selota, Ngwako Manamela, Ladies in Jazz, Steve Dyer, Gcobisa and Four Seasons. Noon. R80 to R00 at Computicket.

Asbos Theatre, Karoo Square, cnr Albeth and Lynnwood rds 141 Lynnwood Rd, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 076 063 9648/082 555 8917:

Vanaand the Oh so Serious Band. An evening of song and wine. Friday at 7pm. R100.

Sheraaz. World fusion band. Saturday at 7pm. R120.

Children’s Theatre: Die Kersfees Boks. Saturday, Monday to December 14 at 11am. R40. Info: 072 589 0272.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:

Book at Computicket or the dor.

Mr Gay South Africa. 8pm. Saturday. R165, R275.

Kersfees met Mimi, with the Bel Canto Ensemble and choir. 4pm. Sunday. R120, R140.

Ilse Mazzone sings Barbra Streisand. 8pm. Monday. R150.

Let the Good Times Roll, with Fokoffpolisiekar. 8pm. December 11. R120.

Ses Snare DVD recording. 7pm. December 12. R110, R130.

Kaptein BlitzI, with Frank Opperman in family theatre. 11am. December 13. R80.

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

Hansel and Gretel in the Sweet Factory. December 13 to 15. Thursday and Friday at 11am, Saturday 11am and 3pm, R60. Call Chandrae Titus as above.

Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel, 761 Rubenstein Drive, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 940 5222:

BTE-VO1SS Festive Dinner Concert. Tomorrow. 6.30pm for 7pm.The voices of BTE VO1SS and a three-course dinner with wines. R350. Book with Christiaan Swanepoel as above.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison

sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.

Shepherd on the Rock. Works for soprano, clarinet and piano by Schubert, Spohr, Mozart and Weber with Ilze Coetzee, Morne van Heerden and Wessel van Wyk, December 14 at 8pm, and December 16 at 3pm.

Encore Theatre, 1217 Church St, Hatfield, 012 430 2708/5.

Prinses vat Aksie. Princess Tiena has to outwit her opponents. December 19 at 10am. R50 adults, R40 children at the door. Bookings: 083 7811 445.

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Abdullah Ibrahim with US band Ekaya. 8pm. Saturday. R250 at Computicket.

Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene, 084 249 9292:

Toy Shop Trouble. A puppet show by Tshwane Youth Theatre. Friday, Saturday, December 13, 14, and 15 at 1pm. R40. Book at [email protected]

Irene Homes Hall, Albert St, opposite Southern Implants: 012 665 3651 or 083 461 7580:

Deck the Stage! A family show with eight mini plays in Christmas spirit. Friday and Saturday at 7.30pm. R50. Book with Pat Goddard at 083 461 7580.

Pierneef Theatre, cnr Pierneef and Mogg aves,

Villieria: 012 329 0709: Tickets at the door.

Rudi Claase. Friday at 7pm.

Children’s Theatre: Kaptein Blitz en die Skool vir Super Heroes with Frank Opperman. Saturday at 10am.

Kersfees in Sprokiesland. Antoinette Snyman and her puppets tell about letters Father Christmas receives from Fairyland. Tuesday, December 11 at 10am.

Prinses vat Aksie. Princess Tiena has to outwit her opponents. December 12 at 10am. R50 adults, R40 children. Bookings: 083 7811 445 or at the door.

West End Theatre, Gate 2, Tshwabac Showgrounds, Soutter St, Pretoria West, 012 327 8155:

Prinses vat Aksie. Princess Tiena has to outwit her opponents. December 14 at 11am. R55 adults, R40 children. Bookings at 083 7811 445 or at the door.



BTE VO1SS (The Black Tie Ensemble) has open auditions for all voice types on Friday at the South African State Theatre, Pretoria, from 10am to 4pm. It will be for positions: 2013 BTE VO1SS artists, members of the BTE VO1SS academy and members of the BTE VO1SS opera chorus.

Potential artists/trainee or chorus members must have matriculated, must prepare one aria or song and bring the sheet music with them in order for the provided accompanist to accompany on piano. Book audition slots with Madeleen Engelbrecht at 012 322 7944 or e-mail [email protected] before or on Thursday.


BTE VO1SS vacancy for accompanist/repetiteur /coach to accompany singers on piano/ keyboard, be a repetiteur for opera products, coach singers in opera, operetta,musicals and light classical songs.The position entails working with young vocal students and in close relation with the artistic director and music manager. The position is full-time, fixed-term appointment, based at the State Theatre.

Applicants must be legal to work in South Africa. Application deadline is December 6. Submit a covering letter and CV (with three contactable references) and book your audition slot for December 11 and 12 with Madeleen Engelbrecht; e-mail [email protected] or fax CV and covering letter to 012 320 8727.


lComputicket: 083 915 8000 or or 082 553 5903/1.


• To be featured in Boardwalk, e-mail details to [email protected] by noon on Thursday, subject Boardwalk.