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


Youth Expressions Festival: Gospel Fiesta. Saturday. Featuring Mandla Ntatlane, Sbu Banda, William Sejake, Delight Sound and Pastor Thabang Mavunga. R20 to R150 at Computicket. The festival closes with The Muffinz on June 28 at 8pm. R20 to R150 at Computicket.


Tshwane Comedy Nights: R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door. 8pm. Saturday: Chantel, Zikho, Ntsako and Skholo Magisa. June 28: Eureka Nkese, Mavusana VRS and Thabang ER.

Applause Square, State Theatre:

Youth Expressions Festival. Featuring djembe jamboree with Okonko Lartey and his drummers. Theatre productions: 1606, Eight O’clock, Situation Culture, Snyman, Silenqa Ntoni, Madam’s Pearle, Voices of Vision, Waiting for Nelson and Roots in the Sky and the US-invited production Blood at the Root. R20 to R150 at Computicket. Cipher and hip hop battles. 2pm, Friday. The final battle in the Opera Foyer. Last Man Standing: June 25 from 4pm. R20 to R150 at Computicket.

Satchmos Courtyard:

Youth Expressions Festival. Slam poetry competitions, elimination rounds tomorrow from 5pm. Final battle at the Opera Foyer on June 27 at 8pm under the Last Man Standing event. R20 to R150 at Computicket.

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

Rocket Man Live. Rainer Jadischke presents a tribute to Elton John. 8pm. Tomorrow. R160, R180.

Kyk Haar Oe, Hoor Haar Hart, with Annalise Wiid and Elise Bosch. 7pm. Friday. R150.

Storm op JupiTOER, with Lukas de Beer. June 24. R120.

Old Friends – Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel, with Marcato (Ben van Zyl and Pieter Smit), Storm Produktionz. 8pm. June 25. R120 to R180.

Dozi Unplugged. 8pm. June 26.

Zebra and Giraffe. June 27.

Bennie Boekwurm, children’s theatre. 11am. June 30. R80.

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

Born to be Wild. Tribute to the wildest rock stars. Ends July 20. From R100.

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

9 to 5, The Musical, produced by TUT Department of Performing Arts students. Ends Saturday at 7.30pm with matinee at 3pm too. R100.

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

All Out Beethoven, featuring Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto with the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alex Fokkens with pianist Willem de Beer. Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm.

Gabriel Arnold Piano Recital. Swiss pianist. Sunday, June 29 at 3pm.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710, book as above:

Gedigte Sonder Grense, with Marion Holm. Thursday. 8pm. R100.

Kysbriewe with Diaan Lawrenson and Hennie Jacobsz. Friday. 8pm.

Jannie Moolman. Saturday. 8pm.

Tyd Sal Leer, with Nicole Steenkamp. June 27. 9pm.

Sonja Herholdt en Tjokker (children’s theatre). June 28. 11am.

Unisa Dr Miriam Makeba Theatre, Unisa Main Campus:

Jazz Trio Concert, featuring Rich Syracuse and Jeff “Siege” Siegel from New York and Mageshen Naidoo from Pretoria. Friday. 7.30pm. They will perform original compositions by all members of the trio and standards from North America and Africa. Unisa Music Foundation: 012 429 3336/ 3311 or 084 763 4079.

Unisa’s Little Theatre, Skinner St, 012 322 7676:

Youth Dance Company of Tshwane with a revival of Sue Kirkland’s 2005 work, Silent Mask, and works from the classics to contemporary and the national styles of Spanish and Russian dance, featuring Carlos Santos from Brazil and Javier Monier from Cuba. Thursday and Saturday at 7.30pm, Friday at 5pm, Saturday at 3pm. R80 to R120. Tickets at Ballet Barre in Groenkloof Shopping Centre, 012 346 4311, Wendy Seymour 082 7837 378 or [email protected]

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

Doep is nie Dood nie. Jannie du Toit, Koos du Plessis with Susan Mouton (cello) and Coenraad Rall (piano). Tomorrow at 7pm.

Nianell. Friday at 7pm.

Hol Marion, with Marion Holm. Saturday at 7pm.

Riana Nel. June 25 at 7pm.

Tauromenium Concert Chamber, 330 Derrick Ave, Waterkloof Ridge, Pretoria:

Recital featuring Berthine van Schoor (cello) and Annalien Ball (piano) with sonatas by Vivaldi, Sammartini, Stravinsky and Piazzolla. Sunday at 5pm. R100 and R50 (seniors and scholars), includes glass of wine after the performance. Booking essential: Berthine at 083 390 3669 or e-mail [email protected]

Sun City Theatre, 014 557 1144:

B’dazzled. Mondays to Wednesdays at 8pm. Ends September 27. R130 at Computicket.

Heavenly Bodies. 10pm. Thursdays to Saturdays. Ends September 27. R150 at Computicket.


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

Vigil. A funny look at life and death. Ends Saturday.

Two in the Bush. June 24 to July 20.

@IVA-Home Theatre, cnr Hector and Erros sts, Bedworth Park, next to Sharpeville, 084 282 9160:

OBE… not a child’s play… Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 27, July 4 and 5 at 6.30pm. R60 adults, R30 youth at the door.

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

The Mandela Theatre:

A Night with the Stars – JYO and Elvis Blue. The Johannesburg Youth Orchestra will perform with Elvis Blue, Annemarie Steenkamp and Artemis Spyropoulos. Friday and Saturday. 7.30pm. R150 to R250 at Computicket or the box office.

Cirque de la Symphonie. KZN Philharmonic Orchestra performs with cirque acrobatics. Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28.

Joburg Ballet Studios at the Joburg Theatre: Lindsay McDonald 076 101 0421:

Holiday Heaven at Winter School. A chance for young dancers to experience the environment of a professional company and theatre. June 30 to July 5. Early booking advised. Call Edgar Moagi at 011 877 6898 or e-mail [email protected]

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:

My Son Pinocchio Jr. Ends August 10.

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

Forever Young. Ends July 20. R100.

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

Thank You for the Music. Ends July 20. From R100.

La Trinita Restaurant, shop G1A, Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, cnr Main Rd and Kyalami Boulevard, Kyalami, 011 466 7949:

Italian-style entertainment by Gauteng Opera. Tomorrow. 6.30pm for 7pm. Traditional Italian cuisine with soloists singing pieces from Nella Fantasia, Senza Catene and Volare. Profits go towards further development of the artists. R400. Call 012 322 7944 or La-La at 011 466 7949.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Defending the Caveman. Ends July 6, Fridays and Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


The Stars of American Ballet. Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 11am and 3pm. R150 to R420 at Computicket.

Tori Amos in support of her album Unrepentant Geraldines, with Michael Lowman. June 26 and 27 at 8pm. R350 to R880 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Wild. Saturday to August 3.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. R440 to R495.

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

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. Improv. Last Thursday of month. R100.

Missing, by John Kani. Ends July 13.

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

Freckleface Strawberry. A musical based on the book by actress Julianne Moore. Ends July 20.

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

Big Top Arena:

Jazz Festival. June 28. Thandiswa Mazwai, Zonke, Khaya Mthethwa, Muzart and others. 7.30pm. R195 and R395 at Computicket.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

Die Groot Jukebox Roadshow – Rock en Pop Konsert. Friday and Saturday. 7.30pm. From R150.

Riders from the Storm. June 25 and 26. 8pm. From R120.

Foxwood Theatre, 13 Fifth St, Houghton, 011 486 0935:

Classic Concert: Ashley Roberts and Bongile Lecoge-Zulu. Enjoy music by Shubert, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and more. 3pm. R75. June 29. Then the last Sunday of each month.

Jacques Brel, So Alive, So Well! with Cat Simoni. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R140.

GoetheonMain, Arts on Main, 245 Main St, City and Suburban, Joburg, 011 442 3232.

Afflecktion. Sunday at 2pm and June 24 to 28 at 7.30pm. Free.

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

The Lyric, 011 248 5000:

Karou Charou. Sunday. 3pm. Book at Computicket or the box office. R150. (PG 13).

Parker’s Comedy and Jive: 011 511 0081/2:

Comi-Kaze open mic competition, with Robby Collins. Tomorrow. R90.

Tony King, Robby Collins, Angel Campey, Dave Levinsoh. Thursday. R90, Friday, Saturday, R120.

Olive Tree Theatre, Yarona Mall, cnr Watt Ave and 3rd St, Alexandra, 011 079 4153:

Phases of Mirah. Ends June 29, Tuesday to Saturday at 6pm, Sunday at 3pm. R80 at the door. Call Kerryn Irvin at 082 577 5293.

Roodepoort Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356:

Aria! Opera for Everyone. Stéfan Louw Productions with Sempre Opera, conducted by Schalk J van der Merwe, with works from Carmen, Turandot, Norma and La Donna è Mobile. Friday. R120 at 0861 670 670 or

Sandton Convention Centre, Maude St, Sandown, 011 779 000:

Days of the Dinosaur. Friday to July 20. R140 adults, R95 children up to 18 years, R395 a family of four or R85pp for schools at Computicket.

Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre, cnr Toby and Edward sts, Sophiatown: 011 673 1271.

Sophiatown Jazz Encounters, featuring harmonica virtuoso Adam Glasser. June 27. Doors open 7pm. R100 advance bookings, or R110 at the door. Call Rinkie at 083 550 7130 or as above.

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

Book of Rebellations. June 19 to 29. Tickets at, a Pick n Pay in Soweto or call Mimi as above.

Wits Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1376:

969 Festival. July 15 to 27. bookings at

Palmer’s aLive!. July 15 at 7.30pm, July 16 at 7.30pm, July 17 at 7.15pm. Nile. July 17 at 8pm. Fiddler in the Loop. July 18 at 7.15pm. Heavy. July 19 at 8pm. The Three Little Pigs. July 25 at 8pm, July 26 at 7pm, July 27 at 3.30pm. Ndihambile. July 25 at 6pm, July 26 at 2pm. A Girl Called Owl. July 26 at 12.30pm. Jitsenic. July 27 at 6.15pm.

Wits Great Hall: East Campus, Yale Rd, Parktown, 011 717 1376 or [email protected]

969 Festival. July 15 to 27. Bookings at

Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein:

969 Festival. July 15 to 27. Bookings at The God Complex. Neither Here nor there (and everything else). July 17 at 6.30pm, July 18 at 7pm, July 19 at 2pm. (Age restriction 16 N). Narrative Dreams. July 19 at 10.30am. Saturday, July 19 at 6.30pm, July 20 at 2.30pm, July 27 at 2pm. Hamlet. July 23 at 6.30pm, July 24 at 6.30pm. Original Skin. July 16 at 8.45pm, July 17 at 7pm. Whistlestop. July 18 at 8.30pm, July 19 at 3pm, July 20 at 70pm. Last Rounds. July 19 at 5pm, July 20 at 1pm and 4pm. Amateur Hour. July 23 at 8.15pm. July 24 at 8.30pm, July 26 at 4pm. Colours of the Rainbow. July 26 at 10.30am.

Linder Auditorium, Wits Education Campus, 27 St Andrews Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 717 3223:

Symphonic bouzouki performance by Thanasis Polykandriotis and the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra. Friday. 7.30pm to 9pm. R200 to R300 at, or call 011 479 3700.

Call for Entries:

The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available this year. Closing date is July 31 and the top five scripts will be selected for a week-long staged reading in October with the opportunity for discussion and feedback from the public and members of the theatre industry. The winning script will be produced by a professional creative team for a run at a Cape Town theatre next year. A second winner will have the chance to further workshop the play with a third award of the Scribblers Dream, a financial prize to enable a writer to work alongside a mentor to develop the script. The Imbewu Trust, a non-profit organisation, was founded by Same de Romijn and Paul Griffiths to create an accessible community of varied voices that can flourish through collaboration, resourcefulness and innovation. Imbewu is looking for new works of outstanding quality, original content and which represent the range of the South African theatre landscape. The scripts should be in English, no longer than 40 pages or 80 minutes, with no more than five cast members. For details visit

Call for Proposals:

The DFL artists’ call for the Drama for Life Sex Actually is out. The 2014 festival engages a multi-dimensional approach to the thematic focus: Human Connection. The theme aims to interrogate and explore the questions of: What makes us Human? How do we relate to each other? What do we learn about ourselves as individuals as well as through out relationships? What boundaries/ borders are we aware/unaware of? How, and to what extent, do we celebrate and fully engage all facets of our humanness? What levels and modes of connection amount to intimacy and sensuality? What are our understandings of safety and health in the intimate spaces? How has history and space affected our practice of human connection. Apply online for festival at For all queries contact Zandile Bekwa at [email protected] or 011 717 4731.


iStart2 Challenge. Open to all South Africans aged 16 to 35. Artists are invited to explore one of the seven sustainability concepts, to express their ideas about them and to explore original ways of promoting awareness about them. The key sustainability concepts are: water, waste, energy, health and safety, people with disabilities, the elderly and indigenous people. Entries in seven categories of art: music, creative writing, dance, fine arts, applied arts and design, acting and multimedia will be accepted. Entries close July 31, entry forms available at

lComputicket: 083 915 8000

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