SWEET SOUNDS: Charl du Plessis in Baroque Swing at the Atterbury Theatre.


South African State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000: Tickets at Computicket.


…Reik Na Die Sterre – Die Musical, starring Willem Botha, Kristen Raath, Sarah Theron and Neels Clasen. July 10 to August 3. R250 at Computicket.

Madiba – The African Opera. Libretto by Unathi Mtirara, composer Sibusiso Njeza and orchestration by Kutlwano Masote. Friday to June 1. R110 to R280 at Computicket.

One Voice: An African Celebration. A performance by South African artists using poetry, dance and music made popular by Miriam Makeba, Koos du Plessis, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Vicky Sampson. June 6 and 7 at 8pm, June 8 at 3pm. R160 to R200 at Computicket.


The Crown of Russian Ballet with Masterpieces of French Music in Ballet.

Act 1: Georges Bizet: Carmen One-act, interval, Act 2: Cesare Pugni: Pas de Quatre, Adolphe Charles Adam: Pas de Deux from Le Corsaire, Charles-Camille Saint-Saens: Dying Swan, Jacques Brel: Don’t Leave Me, Joseph-Maurice Ravel: Bolero. 7.30pm Friday, 3pm and 7.30pm Saturday, and 3pm Sunday. R150 to R280 at Computicket.


Hungry, written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi. About urban poverty, food insecurity and how these issues can be addressed. Starring Brendon Auret, Macks Senatla, Saga Papo, Patrick Sanku Bokaba. Ends June 8 at 8pm from Tuesday to Saturday, and at 3pm on Sunday. R40 to R80 at Computicket.


Tshwane Comedy Nights. May 31. R60 at Computicket, R80 at door. 8pm. Jazz and African Music Nights: May 31. 8pm. R80 Computicket, R100 at door.

Rock Nights: R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.

Afro Lounge

Hennessy Winter Get Down. 6pm to 4am on May 31; no cover charge.

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

Adam Tas concert: fund-raiser for cancer. 7pm. Tonight. R150. To book call Liesl at 082 473 7427, or e-mail [email protected]

Wit Manne se Wapens, with Gys de Villiers. 8pm. Tomorrow. Age restriction 16. R105, R110.

Kaleidoskoop’s Acoustic Covers DVD release. 8pm. Thursday. R120, R140.

Charl du Plessis. 6pm. Sunday. R120 to R170.

Anthology 1988-2012. The Best of Mel Botes. 8pm. May 28. R100 to R150.

Turn 2 God Deeper Conference. 8am to 1pm. May 31. To book, call Adri at 082 320 6434. R120.

Heartklank with Joe Foster. 8pm. May 31. R130, R140.

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

Time Warp. Ends June 1. Rock stars, Hollywood and Broadway collide. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160; Sundays at 2pm, from R100. Kids under 12 free and pensioners half-price, Wednesday to Sunday.

Born to be Wild. A tribute to the wildest rock stars of our time. June 3 to July 20. From R100.

University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, 012 420 3644. Musaion Theatre: 012 420 2947:

Lunch-hour concerts: Every Thursday. 12.40pm to 1.20pm. Free

Thursday – Totally Jazz by University of Pretoria’s jazz students.

May 29 – Affies Symphony Orchestra with conductor Pieter van Zyl and the Affies Concert Orchestra under Floris Smith.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859, shows start 8pm, book as above.

Dowwe Dolla Betaal Belasting with Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck. 8pm. Thursday. R130, R140.

Mathys Roets, Anna Davel and Jaconell Mouton. 8pm. Friday and Saturday. R140, R150.

Big Boys 2 (contemporary dance, hip hop and comedy). A fund-raiser for Rotary Centurion with Ashley and Bradley Searle. 8pm. May 29. R130, R140.

HOL Marion. Marion Holm from the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees, with a script by Chris Vorster and Holm. 8pm. May 30 and 31. R130, R140.

Affairs vir Domkoppe, comedy with Chris Vorster. 8pm. June 6. R110, R120.

CH2, a guitar duo. 8pm. June 7. R110, R120.

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

Youth Dance Company of Tshwane with a revival of Sue Kirkland’s 2005 work, and works from the classics to contemporary and national Spanish and Russian dance, featuring Carlos Santos from Brazil and Javier Monier from Cuba. 7.30pm on June 19 and 21, 5pm on June 20, and 3pm on June 21. R80 to R120. Tickets are available at Ballet Barre in Groenkloof Shopping Centre, 43 George Storrar Drive, Groenkloof, call 012 346 4311, or Wendy Seymour at 082 783 7378, or e-mail [email protected]

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

Hoekom Nikita? by Themba Ndimande. (no under-14).

The Radio Kalahari Orkes. Tomorrow. 7pm.


Auto & General Theatre on the Square, Fifth St, Sandton, 011 883 8606 bookings 083 377 4969 or www.strictlytickets.co.za:

Cat Sings Ella, with Cat Simoni. Ends Saturday.

Vigil is a funny look at life… and death, by Morris Panych May 27 to June 21.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays.12.45 for 1pm. R40. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Call 011 883 8606.

May 23: the Integration Trio: Matthew Lombard (saxophone), Gerben Grooten (percussion), and Annalien Ball (piano).

Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg. Bookings at www.popartcentre.co.za.

Whistle Stop. Thursday to Sunday.

The First and Only’s Long Form Improv. May 29 and 30.

Wretched. June 4 to 8.

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

The Mandela Theatre:

History of India – VIRitten, with Vir Das. May 30 to June 1, Friday and Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R200 to R300.

Fringe (Tesson) Theatre, Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, 011 877 6854:

Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts. Ends Saturday. The best drama departments of high schools around Joburg. James Ncgobo and Dorothy Ann Gould adjudicate for the final night.

Chekhov Festival includes Brothers by Reza de Wet, Oppad, Afrikaans adaptation of On the Road, Rothschild’s Fiddle and a mini Chekhov Film Festival. June 4 to 8 and 10 to 15 with a Youth Day performance in the Nelson Mandela Theatre on June 16. Programme: www.joburgtheatre.com.

Barnyard Theatre, East Rand Mall, Rietfontein Rd, Boksburg, 011 823 6933:

Thank You for the Music. Ends Sunday. Today to Saturday 8pm, R145. Sunday 2pm, R100.

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

Born to be Wild. A tribute to the wildest rock star. Ends June 1. Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8pm, R160; Sundays 2pm, from R100. Kids under 12 years free and pensioners half price Wednesday to Sunday.

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

Strictly No 1’s. 60 years of Billboard 100 No 1s. Ends June 1. Tuesday to Saturday 8pm, R160; Sunday 2pm, from R100. Kids under 12 years free and pensioners half price Thursday to Sunday.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Vettie Vettie. A translation of the comedy My Fat Friend. Ends June 1. R100 to R170 at Computicket.

Defending the Caveman. June 4 to July 6. Wednesday to Friday 8pm, Saturday 5pm and 8pm, Sunday 3pm. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


The Sound of Music. Ends June 8. Tuesdays to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. R150 to R420 at Computicket.

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. R440 to R495.

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

The Jittery Citizens – The Armando Diaz Experience. R100. May 29: Tumi Morake.

Barney Simon Theatre:

The Mother of All Eating, written by Zakes Mda. Ends June 1. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays 3.15pm. R83 Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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

Freckleface Strawberry. June 9 until July 20.

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

Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic. July 11 to 20. R175 to R500 at Computicket.

Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361, [email protected] gingko.co.za:

Concert on the Deck: Wendy Oldfield. June 1, 3pm for 3.30pm. R125, bookings essential.

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

The Lyric; 011 248 5000

Revelations. John Vlismas. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R165 to R350 at Computicket or box office.

Dunamis’s Destiny Calls album launch. May 28. 8pm. From R90 at Computicket or the box office.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou. Ends June 1. R130 at Computicket.

Centre Court:

The Kings and Queens of Comedy. May 30 and 31. 8pm. R180 to R380 at Computicket.

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

There’s No Tune Like a Show Tune. Ends Sunday. Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at noon.

Rosebank Union Church, cnr William Nicol Drive and St Andrews Rd, Hurlingham, Sandton, Trevor at 073 562 0500 or Greta at 084 520 5200:

The All New Good Vibrations Musical Variety Concert, with Craig Urbani, the Rainbow Tenors, Connell Cruise, Orlando West Quartet. May 31. 6.30pm for 7pm. R150 reserved, R125 unreserved, R100 pensioners and scholars. Call church book shop: 011 883 2372.

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

Wits Choir in Concert with Wingate University Choir. Tomorrow. 7pm See www.webticket.co.za.

Registration deadline approaches for 2014 Performing Arts Scholarships

The deadline for participation in the sixth Act/Dalro Nedbank Performing Arts Scholarships Awards is near.These scholarships enable youngsters to pursue a performing arts course at any accredited South African tertiary institution. Participants are assessed on their acting, dancing and singing potential. Auditions are also held to choose an MC the event. Three scholarships will be awarded, to the values of R150 000; R105 000 and R60 000.

The programme is aimed at pupils in their final year of secondary education who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in the performing arts. Also eligible are individuals aged between 18 and 25, but not considered to be professional or registered for an undergraduate course last year. For the auditions, participants must prepare a prescribed monologue, song and dance. Contestants will also get to perform a monologue of their own choice. Participants can register to audition in six cities, as follows: July 15: Joburg, hosted by UJ Arts Centre. July 16: Joburg, hosted by UJ Arts Centre. Closing date to register is Saturday May 31. For info, or to register, visit www.act.org.za. Auditions for the MC of the event will take place at the same time, participants should mail [email protected], who will confirm timeslots and provide the preparation material.

Call for Entries:

The Imbewu Trust is calling for applications for their third SCriBE Scriptwriting Competition with a number of prizes available. Closing date is July 31 and the top five scripts will be selected for a 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 get to further workshop the play, with a third award of a financial prize to enable a writer to work with a mentor to develop the script. Imbewu is looking for new works of 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 www.imbewuarts.com.


Joburg Ballet is holding auditions for dancers. Saturday – boys and girls aged 6 to 12 can audition for The Nutcracker and boys for La Bayadere. Both show in September. Studios and dance schools can audition as a group. 9am to 10am kids aged 6 to 9. 10.15am to 11.15am kids aged 10 to 12. Joburg Ballet Studios, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd St, Braamfontein. To register call Edgar Moagi at 011 877 6898. If you can’t audition call Chase to make other arrangements, 011 877 6897. If you can’t attend an audition, send a DVD of yourself dancing to Joburg Ballet, PO Box 291990 Melville, 2109.

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 aspirant performers. The programme is aimed at Grade 12 pupils and individuals younger than 25 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 culminates in a final showcase before an independent panel. Open for registrations until May 31. For info, or to register, visit www.act.org.za.


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 on July 31, entry forms available at www.istart2.com.

Project Manager Vacancy at ACT:

The Arts & Culture Trust is seeking a project manager from July 10 to March 31 next year. The successful candidate will take responsibility for logistics, co-ordination, project administration, communications of the ACT/UJ Arts & Culture conference for March 9 and 10, 2015.

Eligible candidates would have a proven track record in the delivery of projects. The ideal candidate would have an undergraduate arts administration degree and/or relevant experience; a good understanding of and knowledge about arts and culture; be organised and systematic; strong communication skills with a high standard of written and verbal English; be comfortable with multi-tasking; the capacity to work under pressure and manage a busy workload. The position is based at ACT offices in Braamfontein. E-mail your CV and a letter of motivation of no more than 300 words in a single Word document to [email protected] by no later than May 30.

• For inclusion in Boardwalk, please e-mail all theatre and production details to [email protected], subject line “boardwalk”, by Thursday afternoon for publication on the following Tuesday.