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

Reik Na Die Sterre – Die Musical, starring Willem Botha, Kristen Raath, Sarah Theron and Neels Clasen. Ends August 3. R250 at Computicket.


Kweku Ananse – The Spider. Children’s theatre. Stories of the spider and the stories he tells. Thursday to July 25 at noon, but Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.


Mating Birds by Lewis Nkosi, featuring Sputla Sebogodi and Martin Le Maitre. July 24 to August 17, Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. Tuesdays R40, Wednesdays to Sundays R80.


Movi-M, an Afro-Jazz artist, will launch his debut album on Saturday at 6pm for 7pm. Limited tickets. R80 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:

Winterkombuis with Nataniël. 7pm. July 21. R200.

Blues Broers album launch. July 22. 8pm. R150.

Radio Kalahari Orkes. July 23. 8pm. R140,R160.

Winterkos in Provence, with Marita van der Vyver and Elzabé Zietsman. 10am. July 24. R80.

Republic of Zoid Africa, Karen Zoid. 8pm. July 24.

Kaalvoet (Bare Feet), with Stef Bos. July 25. R140, R160.

Pumpkin Patch – The Musical. 11am. July 26. R80.

Wine Club (6). 7pm. July 28. R130.

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.

Battle of the Sexes, Rockers vs The Divas of Rock & Roll, July 22 to August 31, tickets from R1`00.

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

Handel Organ Concerto, with Wim Viljoen, organ soloist and the Gauteng Philharmonic Orchestra. Friday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm.

Argentina’s tango virtuoso, Rodolfo Mederos, and his trio with the New Skool Orchestra from Pretoria. July 26. The music will be a fusion of Argentine tango and contemporary African orchestral arrangements. Concert is free, but tickets should be reserved in advance.

Lucia Di Lammermoor, by Donizetti, directed by Greg Melville Smith, featuring Ilze Coetzee, Arthur Swan and Douwe Bijkersma. July 27 to August 3.

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

University Chapel:

Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival. Saturday. 7pm. Palissander Chamber Choir will be joined by Christ the King Church Choir (Uganda), Diepsloot Gospel Choir (SA) and The Donaldian Ensemble (Nigeria). R60 at [email protected] Info: Sarita Hauptfleisch at 082 784 0409.

ZK Matthews Hall, Unisa, Muckleneuk:

Morayks’ album launch. Traditional Afro-jazz artist launches his debut album, Lesotho. He will be joined by Vusi Mahlasela. 1.30pm for 3pm, Sunday, July 27. R150, R250 VIP at Computicket.

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

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

Tellinger & Fresk. Barbora Tellinger and John Fresk with works by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Carole King and Noel Coward. Saturday. 7pm. R140. Booking essential (à la carte menu and cash bar).

July 24 – jazz evening with Four on Six band (free entrance).

July 25 – Vree & Lust wine tasting with Red Rhapsody Jazz band.

July 26 – African Celebrations.

July 31 – jazz evening with Joshua Na Die Reen and Lizandra von Hagen (free entrance).

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

Children’s theatre: Magonajatjie en die Dinosourusse. Today. 10am.

Die Drie Varkies (Weekidz Produksies). Tomorrow and Thursday. 10am.

Puppet show by Antoinette Snyman. Friday. 10am.

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

Two in the Bush. Ends Sunday.

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

Friday: Mozart flute quartets with Liesl Stoltz, (flute), Polina Burdukova, (cello), Denise Sutton (violin) and Vladimir Ivanov (viola)

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

People’s Theatre : 011 403 1563/2340:

My Son Pinocchio Jr. Disney’s award-winning musical. Ends August 10.

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

The Beauty of Incomplete Things, inspired by actual events. Today to August 1 at 8pm, with performances at 3pm on Sunday and July 27.

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

Forever Young celebrates the late, great musical icons. Ends July 20. Tickets from R100 as above.

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

Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and The Bee Gees. Ends Sunday. Tickets from R100 as above.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

99% Zulu Comedy. Friday and Saturday. R150 to R200 at Computicket.

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 August 10. R100 to R170 at Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Wild. A comedy with Robert Fridjhon, directed by Alan Committie. Ends August 3. R150 at Computicket.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. The dinner-cirque with local and international acts is back a host of captivating Now running. Tickets R440 to R495 as above.

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

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. Jozi’s hottest improv. Last Thursday of the month. R100.

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

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

Blue Room: New drama class for age group five to seven, providing a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment. Every Saturday during the government school term.10am to 11am. R600 a term. Call Claudy or Cindy as above.

Coca-Cola Dome, cnr Olievenhout Ave and Northumberland Rd, Northgate, Joburg, 011 794 5800:

Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Ends Sunday. With more than 60 Disney characters and music. Various times on different dates. R175 to R500 at Computicket. Family packages available.

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

Mamma Mia! The Dinner. Marking the 40th anniversary of Abba, with Carly Graeme, Bruce J Little and co-host Chet Diepraam. Enjoy a four-course spread. Seating will be banquet style and dress-up is encouraged. Saturday and July 26 at 7pm, Sunday and July 27 at 12.30pm. R370, includes meal, show and arrival drink.

Rhema Ministries, cnr Rabie and Hans Schoeman sts, Randpark Ridge, 011 796 4000:

Gospel according to Jazz, featuring Kurt Whalum and John Stoddart. July 23 and 24 at 7.30pm.

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

Days of the Dinosaur. Ends Sunday. R140 adults, R95 kids up to 18. R395 a family of four, R85 for schools at Computicket.

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, book at Computicket:

Are You Dik? Adult comedy about monogamy, sex love, lust and everything in between, new talks on the 19th-century classic La Ronde. With actors Coco Merckel and Esmeralda Bibi and director Robert Colman. Friday to August 3. R80.

Argentina’s tango virtuoso, Rodolfo Mederos, and his trio with the New Skool Orchestra from Pretoria. July 25. The music will be a fusion of Argentine tango and contemporary African orchestral arrangements. Concert is free, but tickets should be reserved in advance.

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

969 Festival. Enquiries: [email protected] Book at

Palmer’s aLive! Features Brent Z Palmer directed by Kurt Schoonraad. Today and tomorrow at 7.30pm, Thursday at 7.15pm.

Nile. Choreography and concept by Laurence Yadi. Thursday at 8pm.

Fiddler in the Loop. Features Luca Ciarla with the music of D Reinhardt, The Beatles, Paulo Conte and traditional. Friday at 7.15pm.

Heavy, directed by Rob van Vuuren, written by Kagiso Mokgadi. Saturday at 8pm.

The Three Little Pigs. July 25 at 8pm, July 26 at 7pm, July 27 at 3.30pm.

Ndihambile featuring Avanda Ndlovu, Thuso Lobeko, Thapelo Kotlolo, choreographed by Yuhl Headman and Sbonakaliso Ndaba. July 25 at 6pm, July 26 at 2pm.

A Girl Called Owl, written and directed by Jon Keevy, featuring Briony Horwitz. July 26 at 12.30pm.

Jitsenic. Jitsvinger, a Cape Town guitarist, poet, rapper and social activist, teams up with hip hop producer Arsenic. July 27 at 6.15pm.

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

969 Festival. Book at www.webtickets.

Kyle Shepherd Trio with Shepherd on piano, Shane Cooper (bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums). July 26 at 8.30pm.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, cnr Jorrissen and Station sts, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:

969 Festival. Enquiries: [email protected] Book at

The God Complex, featuring Daniel Buckland directed by Sylvaine Strike.

Neither Here Nor There (and Everything Else). Composed by Daniel Nubian, choreographed by Nadine Joseph, the cast includes Athena Mazarakis, Alan Parker, Jessica Foli and others. Thursday at 6.30pm, Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm. (Age restriction 16 N).

Narrative Dreams, written by Lereko Mfono and directed by Omphile Molusi. Saturday at 10.30am and 6.30pm, Sunday at 2.30pm, July 27 at 2pm.

Hamlet, directed by Jenine Collocott, featuring James Cairns, Jaques De Silva and Taryn Bennett. July 23 at 6.30pm, July 24 at 6.30pm.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

969 Festival. Enquiries: [email protected] Book at

Original Skin, written by Phillippa Yaa de Viliers and Robert Colman and directed by Colman. Tomorrow at 8.45pm, Thursday at 7pm.

Whistlestop, written by Ameera Patel, featuring Jaques de Silva and Patel, directed by Frances Slabolepszy. Friday at 8.30pm, Saturday at 3pm, July 20 at 7.30pm.

Last Rounds, written and directed by Tara Norcutt, featuring Cintaine Schutte. Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 1pm and 4pm.

Amateur Hour, directed by John Trengove, featuring Jemma Kahn and Glen Biderman-Pam. July 23 at 8.15pm, July 24 at 8.30pm, July 26 at 4pm.

Colours of the Rainbow, written and performed by Lelanie Janse and Briony Horwitz, adapted from the Princess and the Frog. July 26 at 10.30am.

The Nunnery, Station St, East Campus, Braamfontein, 011 717 1372:

969 Festival. Enquiries: [email protected] Book at

Maid in Mzansi, directed by Roberto Queiroz. The cast includes Lindy Kremer, Rachael Makatile, Siphumelele Changwe, Sanelisiwe Yekani, Caitlyn Morris, Boitumelo Magolego, Sibusiso Mkhize. Today to Friday at 6pm, Saturday at 12.30pm.

Ira, directed by Daniel Geddes and Mark Tatham, starring Linda Mdena, Oupa Sibeko, Geddes and Tatham. July 23 and 24 at 7.15pm.

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

Peter Cartwright Master’s recital. He will play works by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. Sunday at 4pm. Free.

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