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


Droomkind, Die Storie van Josef. Ends May 4. R170 to R240 at Computicket.


Amamabazo, directed by Edmund Mlongo, plays tribute to Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Previews tomorrow to Friday and April15 to16 at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm. Tuesdays and Wednesdays R40, Thursdays to Sundays R100 at Computicket. Tuesdays to Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm. Opens April 17.


Next Sunday, written and directed by Godfrey Thobejane, starring Brian Maluka, Khethiwe Dlamini, Karabo Dikolomela and Kabo Timela. April 15 to 27, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 3m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays R40, Thursdays to Sundays R80 at Computicket..


Exile, written and directed by Kgaogelo Tshabalala featuring Sello Zikalala, Motlatse Mafatshe, Zimkhitha Kumbaca and others. Tomorrow to May 4. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R30 to R100 at Computicket.`

The Intimate:

Smaarties, written and performed by Jannes Erasmus, directed by Jannes Erasmus. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tuesdays R20, Wednesday to Sunday R50 at Computicket.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventr y and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783, Tickets at Computicket or the Door.

CH2 and Soweto String Quartet. Tomorrow. R160, R180.

The Way I See It with Barry Hilton. 8pm. Friday. R180, R200.

Radio Kalahari Orkes. 4pm. Sunday. R140, R160.

Tree63 Live at Atterbury Theatre. 7pm. Monday and April15. R200.

Betaal Belasting with Dowwe Dolla. April 16. R140, R160.

Die-Hoe-se-Wat-se-Wie-Nou-Weer with Elize Cawood and Wilson Dunster. 8pm. April 17. R130, R150

Divas with Corlea. 8pm. April 18. R120.

Die Heuwels Fantasties. 8pm. April 24. R140, R160.

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

Forever Young, celebrates the late great musical icons – Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong and others. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R160.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison stst, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or 012 346 3474 or iSalon, Brooklyn:

Limelight Concert by School of Music at North-West University and exhibition by the school. Saturday. 11am. Works by Charminade, Goedicke, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozard and Grundman.

Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

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

Gateway. Department of Performing Arts showcase of dance ranging from African dance to classical ballet, dedicated to Vicki Karras, former head of Dept of Dance and Musical Theatre. Six works, showing April 16 till April 26. Monday to Saturday at 7.30pm, and matinee at 3pm on April 26 (no shows over the Easter weekend).

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

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

Lunch Hour Concerts: Thursdays. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.

Thursday – Music Department Stars I.

April 17 – All that Jazz with music department jazz students.

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

Rozelle Blackie Solo show, with songs from her new album. R100, including welcome drink. April 26. 7pm. A la carte menu available.

Mother’s Day with Joshuana die Reen and Lizandra von Hogen. May 11. R300pp (including four-course meal). Book as above.

Nazareth House, Florence Ribeiro St, Pretoria:

Sempre Opera. Sacred music for Easter with Deirdré Blignaut-Rautenbach, Jo-Nette Lekay, Aukse Trinkunas, Linette van der Merwe, Johan Coertzen, Chris Mostert and Thabang Senekal. April 20. 3pm. R89, R60, students, pensioners at the door, e-mail [email protected] or call 082 923 1540.

Irene Village Theatre, 2 Pioneer Rd, Irene:

Rapunzel by the Tshwane Youth Theatre. Ends April 17. Schools only until Friday. 10am and 3pm with evening show on Saturday at 6.30pm. R60 to R85. Bookings essential at Computicket or tshwane [email protected] Info at 084 804 0490.

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

Quentin Prinsloo with songs from his cd, Dit Reen Oor My. Thursday. 7pm.

Rica van Aswegen and guest artists. Friday. 7pm.

Anneke Hannekom and the Pluiskeile, Carl de Villiers, Zariana Ross and Marius Smit. Saturday. 7pm.

Classic Trio, with Olive Sandilands, Miro Chakaryan and Malané Hofmeyr-Burger with a programme of Bach, Telemann and Boulanger. Sunday. 3pm.

Children’s theatre: Hansie en Grietjie. April 30 and May 3. 10am. R50,R40.

Kinderuur Kuiertyd. May 1 and 2. 10am. R50, R40.

Sun City: 014 557 1144:

Sun City Superbowl:

25th Battle of the Giants All Styles Dance Festival Friday to Sunday from 7am, dancing starts 9am daily. Grand final at 7pm on Saturday. R75 daily and R80 for Saturday at Computicket.

Sun City Theatre:

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

Heavenly Bodies. 10pm. Thursdays to Saturdays. April 24 until September 27. R150 at Computicket.


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

Twilight of the Golds, written by Jonathan Tollins. A thought-provoking and provocative statement about sexuality, religion and science, starring Annabel Linder, Michael De Pinna, Daniel Janks, Caryn Katz and Clayton Boys, directed by Maralin Vanrenen. Ends Saturday.

Beyond the Mind. Uplifting and entertaining talks by psychic Lionel Berman. Sunday. 3pm.

Monkey Nuts. Geraldine Naidoo’s hilarious comedy. April 15 to May 10.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts 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: Miro Chakaryan (violin), Malane Hofmeyr-Burger (flute) and Olive Sandilands (piano), with works by Bach, Telemann, Ibert and Sarasate.

April 25: violin and piano duo: Jemma Zoe Thurburn (violin) and Dianne Coutts, with works by Prokofiev, Beethoven, Mendelsshon, Paganini and Bach.

Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, CBD, bookings at

I Shit Diamonds, starring Stacey Sacks, presented by Not Normal. Thursday to Sunday.

Picture Incomplete. April 17 to 20.

Stranger Things, with Ryan Dittman. April 25 to 27.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts, Braamfontein: 011 877 6854: all bookings: 0861 670 670, see

The Mandela Theatre:

Queen at the Ballet by Sean Bovim. Captures the story of Freddie Mercury in ballet led by Henk Opperman, Cito and Angela Kilian. Ends Sunday. Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R280.

Anthems of Democracy, celebrating SA’s 20th Anniversary of Democracy, featuring Bright Blue,Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Jennifer Ferguson, Sipho “Hotstix”Mabuse,Victor Masondo, Mzwakhe Mbule, others and Joan Armatrading. April 24, 25 and 26 at 7.30pm. Special Freedom Day performance: Sunday, April 27. From R160 to R300.

Full Moon celebrates Vuyani Dance Theatre’s 15th anniversary with Gregory Maqoma’s new work. April 30 to May 11. Vuyani Dance Theatre teams up with fashion label Black Coffee. There will be a black-tie gala fund-raising performance on April 29. For hospitality packages and bookings, call Minette van Zyl at 011 055 5554 or 083 565 5331.

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

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith. Ends April 20. School terms: 9am and 11am, Monday to Friday. Saturdays, government school holidays and certain Sundays: 10.30am and 2.30pm.

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

80s vs 90s. Celebrates ‘80s and ‘90s pop culture. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays 2pm. R100 to R145

Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, the Bee Gees and Queen. April 24 to May 25. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R145. Sunday 2pm, R100.

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

Battle of the Sexes. Rockers vs the divas of rock and roll. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, Sunninghill, (entrance Achter Rd): 011 234 2033:

Time Warp. Rock stars, Broadway and Hollywood collide. Ends April 20. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

Strictly No 1’s. 60 years of Billboard 100 No 1s. April 22 to June 1. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R160. Sundays 2pm, R100.

The Edge, St Mary’s School, 55 Athol St, Waverley, 011 531 1800:

Apollo Saxophone Quartet, the renowned British group. April 10 at 8pm. R175 adults, R120 students at Computicket. Info: Sara Gon at [email protected] or 083 555 7952.

La Trinita Restaurant, Shop G1A, Kyalami Downs Shopping Centre, Kyalami, Midrand, 011 466 7949:

Gauteng Opera dinner concert featuring the music of Andrea Bocelli. April 16. 6.30pm for 7pm. R350pp. Bookings: 012 322 7944 or La-La as above.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Call Me Lee. A tribute to Liberace with Jonathan Roxmouth, Samuel Hyde and Weslee Lauder, directed by Ian von Memerty. Ends April 27. R100 to R160 at Computicket or the theatre.


The Sound of Music, by Rogers and Hammerstein. Ends June 8. Features Andre Schwartz and Bethany Dickson. Tuesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sunday at 2pm and 6pm. R125 to R425. There will be a fund-raiser evening on Saturday, in aid of Border Collie Rescue. Book with Irene at 082 744 7590 or Diane at 082 770 4733.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

A Load of Bull. Comedy with Alan Committie and Robert Fridjhon. Ends April 20,Wednesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday at 5.15pm and 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour, the dinner-cirque with local and international acts. R440 to R495pp.

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

The Armando Diaz Experience, Jozi’s hottest improv troupe. The last Thursday of the month. Each month there will be a celebrity guest. R100.

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

The Astounding Antics of Anthony Ant by Pieter Scholtz. Ends May 4. Mondays to Saturdays during government school holidays: 10.30am and 2.30pm, daily to schools during government school term. R110 chairs and R90 for cushions. Call Claudy as above for tickets. Booking essential.

Easter camp: The NCT offers a four-day camp concentrating on training in musical theatre style, with dance-song combinations from shows, ranging from Annie to Oliver to High School Musical and Fame, concluding with a showcase final afternoon for parents. April 22 to 25, daily 9am to 1.30pm. Ages 7 to 17. R1 000 for the course (children must be enrolled for all four days. Booking essential. Contact Cindy as above.

Blue Room:

New drama class for age group five to seven years. Every Saturday during government school term. New term starts May 3. 10am to 11am. R600 a term. Speak to Claudy or Cindy.

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

Big Top Arena:

Goema Afrikaans Music Awards, featuring Elvis Blue, Kurt Darren, Riana Nel, Joshua na die Reen, Corlea Botha, Jay, Joe Foster and others. Sunday. 5pm. R100 to R150 at Computicket.

MTN Joyous Celebration. The leading ensemble featuring cream of local gospel talent. April 18 to 20. 7.30pm (doors open 7pm). R170 to R320 at Computicket.

Tamia. April 27. R195 to R500 at Computicket.

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

The Lyric, 011 248 5000:

Proudly Coloured Comedy with Shimmy Isaacs, Neil Green, Dillan Oliphant, Justin Ray, Girgil Prins, Magic Man and Deep Fried Man. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R150 to R355 at Computicket.

Hilarious Celebration, stand-up comedy with Kedibone Mulaudzi, Napsta, TD Jokes, Ditsebe and more. Hilarious insights and analogies of what being coloured in South Africa today means. Most importantly, suitable for the whole family. Sunday, April 20, R120 at Computicket.

SA Indies Music Week. April 22 to 27. Tuesday: traditional music; Wednesday: African festival; Thursday: electro music; Friday: mega gospel; Saturday: variety/US music; Sunday: awards ceremony. From R75 at Computicket.

Globe Theatre, Gold Reef City Casino, 011 248 5168/011 248 5000:

Alain’s HypnoComedy featuring Alain D Woolf. Every Wednesday in April. R60.

Parker’s Gold Reef City;

The Bats. Every Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1pm, show at 2pm. R90.

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

Centre Court:

Air Supply. April 25 and 26. 8pm. R280 to R650 at Computicket.

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

Bosman’s Patriots by Tim Sandham and Angus Douglas. A new take on a South African literary giant. Thursday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon. R120.

The Way We Were. Cat Simoni’s tribute to Barbra Streisand. April 19 at 8pm, April 20 and 21 at noon. R130. Book for the Easter Sunday lunch buffet.

Going Gooding. Malcolm Gooding is back for the monthly visit of the cult show which takes you on a hilarious ride through the days of “steam radio”. Sunday. 5.30pm. R140.

Goethe-Institut, 119 Jan Smuts Ave, corner Newport Rd, Parkwood, 011 442 3232:

Red by Simon Gush. This exhibition examines labour relations at the Mercedes-Benz plant in East London – particularly the building of a red Mercedes-Benz for Nelson Mandela. 9am to 6pm. Ends May 16

GoetheonMain, 245 Main St, Joburg CBD: Kaja Kopkow 011 442 3232:

Nesting Narratives. An exhibition by Francis Burger, Talya Lubinsky, Ashmash Blue, George Mashashe, Ruth Sacks, co-curated by Thato Mogotsi. Explores artists’ responses to the Johannesburg City Library and the possibilities presented by its dual role as an active resource and cultural symbol within the contemporary urban landscape. Ends April 20 at 6.30pm.

Liliesleaf, 7 George Ave, Rivonia, Joburg,, 011 803 7882:

I am Prepared to Die, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s seminal state- ment during the Rivonia Trial. April 20. Featuring Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse. Bool at Call Nicholas Wolpe at 011 803 7882 or Martin Myers at 083 448 4475.

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

Aria! Opera for Everyone’s La Traviata, featuring Anina Wasserman as Violetta and Stefan Louw as Alfredo. Doron Kanar and Joe Huyzer share the role of conductor for this mini-opera. R120. Friday. 8pm. Book as above.

Sci-Bono Discovery Centre, cnr Miriam Makeba and President sts, Newtown, Joburg, 071 547 5558:

Tech4Africa conference takes place May 2 to 3. R1 000 at and includes access to ZooXity, taking place May 3 at Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown.

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

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday, designed for up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the doo. 8pm till 11pm.

UJ Arts Centre, cnr Kingsway and University Rd, Auckland Park, 011 559 3058:

Marat/Sade directed by Alby Michaels, featuring Jacques Bessenger as Marat and Mothusi Magano as Sade. Friday. Runs for a limited engagement. R60 to R80 at Computicket.

UJ Con Cowan Theatre, Bunting Rd Campus:

What the Water Gave Me, launches R?VOLUTION MMXIV, exploring the deep connections between Indonesian and Cape Malaysian culture, the play excavates stories buried in the darkness of Cape Town’s history. Directed and designed by Jade Bowers, performed by Cherae Halley. Tomorrow to Saturday.7.30p. R60 to R80 at Computicket.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:

Government Inspector. A comedy by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Jessica Friedan. April 22 to 30 at 7pm, April 26 at 2pm and 7pm. R50 at the door.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

Hillbrow, written and directed by John Badenhorst. April 15 to 17, April 22 to 25 at 7.30pm. R50 at or the door.

The Atrium, SW Engineering Building, Wits East Campus, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Braamfontein: 011 717 1376:

Pierre-André Doucet on classical and contemporary piano, with works by Scarlatti, Liszt and the South African premieres of three North American works by Hamelin, Miller and Muczynski. Saturday at 7.30pm. Bookings: 073 1212 112 or as above.

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 one week 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 Applications:

Wits Theatre invites suitably qualified and experienced applicants for the position of workshop assistant. This person is expected to support the activities in the Wits Theatre workshop, in the building of sets and maintenance of the workshop. The person will support the activities of the workshop manager and ensure the Wits theatre workshop is clean, neat and safe. Key responsibilities: workshop housekeeping – all duties pertaining hereto; set construction: including but not restricted to assisting in the construction of sets for internal productions; assisting in the move in of Wsioa sets into the venues and movement of set pieces; maintenance and health and safety – reporting on and assisting with regard to maintenance and health and safety.

Requirements: Grade 10; two years’ experience in entertainment industry; basic wood and metal work experience; demonstrated ability to display initiative and attention to detail; sound organisational skills and ability to work under pressure. Preferences: driving licence beneficial.

To apply, send a detailed application letter motivating why you should be considered and a comprehensive CV to the Wits Theatre Director, [email protected] Closing date Monday.

Applications for Bursary:

The Arts and Culture Trust in partnership with the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation and Nedbank Arts Affinity offers three Performing Arts Scholarships for local aspirant performers. The programme is aimed at Grade 12 pupils and individuals younger than 25 years of age who are neither registered for an undergraduate degree nor considered to be a professional performing artist. The programme takes the form of a competition in which participants are assessed on their acting, dancing and singing potential and is open for registrations until May 31. For info or to register, visit

Applications for Funding:

The National Arts Council invites individuals and registered arts organisations in the following disciplines: craft, visual arts and literature to submit their applications for project funding. Applications are invited for projects of national significance that are involved in the creation of new works, arts development, arts promotion and that facilitate access to the arts and markets. Furthermore, applications that have a strong community base and have been conceived in collaboration with others working in similar fields will be preferable. Projects that celebrate the 20th anniversary of freedom and democracy are also encouraged to apply. Conditions for acceptance: all relevant sections of the application form must be filled in completely; all requested documentation must be submitted with the application form; applications must be submitted on or before April 25, by no later than 4pm. This invitation is also open to arts organisations and individuals that support the involvement of women, youth and people living with disabilities.

Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be considered and no exceptions will be made. Application forms and funding guidelines are available from the National Arts Council office or can be downloaded from

For more info, contact the Arts Development Officers at the NAC office. Note: Only posted, couriered and hand-delivered applications will be accepted. National Arts Council, PO Box 500, Newtown, 2113, 66 Margaret Mcingana St, Market Theatre precinct, Newtown, 2113. Tel 011 838 1383. Fax 011 838 56353. E-mail: [email protected]


Amateur and professional musicians and singer songwriters as well as bands and solo acts have until Monday to enter their submissions to the Holiday Inn Express Songwriting Competition. Judges are looking for originality and creativity of the lyrics. Song composition, melody and arrangements, contestants’ performance ability and the incorporation of the Holiday Inn Express brand mention. The winner in each market will be filmed performing their hit and promoted around the region, with an array of other prizes. For more info and to listen to this year’s entries visit Last year’s 2012 shot listed songs can be found at https://soundcloud. com/holiday-inn-express-sa.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or or 082 553 5901/3.

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