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

Vigil. A funny look at life and death, by Morris Panych. starring Graham Hopkins and Vanessa Cooke, directed by Christopher Weare. Ends June 21.

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

Friday: Amit Yahav, Israeli pianist with works by Chopin and Bach.

June 6: Goldberg Chamber Players with Jaques Fourie (violin) Morkel Combrink (viola) Wess Beukes (cello) Christopher Evans (violin) and Song Choi (violin).

Popart Performing Arts Centre: next to Arts on Main, 286 Fox St, Joburg, book at

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, see

The Mandela Theatre:

History of India – VIRitten. A mixture of comedy, pride and laughter by Ashwin Gidwani, with stand-up comedian and actor, Vir Das. Friday to Sunday, Friday and Saturday 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R200 to R300.

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

Holiday Heaven at Winter School. A chance for young dancers to experience the environment of a professional company and theatre. Monday, June 30 to July 5. The week culminates in a performance by participants on Saturday, July 5. Fees vary for different age groups. Only 30 participants a group so 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. Disney’s award-winning musical. Ends August 10.

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

Chekhov Festival includes Brothers by Reza de Wet, Oppad, the 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. Cast includes Kevin Smith, Lionel Newton, David Butler, Lynne Maree and others. For the full programme see

The Chekhov Festival is directed by Andre Stolz. Runs June 4 to 16

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

Born to be Wild. A tribute to the rock stars of our time. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Saturday, 8pm, R160; Sunday 2pm, tickets from R100. Kids under 12 free and pensioners half price Wednesday to Sunday.

Forever Young. Celebrates the late, great musical icons. June 3 to July 20. Tickets from R100.

Matthew Mole will perform songs from his album The Home We Built. June 15.

Barnyard Theatre, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia rds, Sunninghill, (entrance Achter Rd), off Rivonia Rd turn-off on N1: 011 234 2033:

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

Thank You for the Music. A tribute to Abba, Queen and the Bee Gees. June 3 to July 20. Tickets from R100.

Bassline Jazz Club, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown Music Centre, 011 838 9145:

African Storm Sound System Ragga Nights. Every Thursday join The Admiral, Jah Seed and Bobotical. R100 at the door. Doors open 9pm.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

Vettie Vettie. The translation of the comedy My Fat Friend. Directed by Andre Odendaal. Ends Sunday. Starring Hanna Grobler, Andre Lotter, Tobie Cronjé.

Defending the Caveman, directed by Tim Plewman, starring Alan Committie. June 4 to July 6. Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 5 and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R170 at Computicket.


The Sound of Music, by Rogers and Hammerstein. Ends June 8. Starring Andre Schwartz and Bethany Dickson. Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. R150 to R420 at Computicket.

The Stars of American Ballet with highlights from Le Corsaire, Don Quixote and Diana and Actaeon. June 20 at 8pm, June 21 at 3pm and 8pm, June 22 at 11am and 3pm. R150 to R420 at Computicket.

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

Madame Zingara’s: 0861 623 263:

After Forever Tour. The dinner-cirque is back with captivating local and international acts. R440 to R495.

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

The Jittery Citizens – the Armando Diaz Experience. Improv troupe performs the last Thursday of the month. R100. Thursday features Tumi Morake.

Barney Simon Theatre:

The Mother of All Eating, written by Zakes Mda and directed by Makhaola Siyanda Ndebele. Ends Sunday. Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday 3.15pm. R83 Tuesday and Wednesday.

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

Freckleface Strawberry. A musical based on the book by actress Julianne Moore. June 9 until July 20.

Blue Room: New drama class for age group 5 to 7 years, providing a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment for young children. Every Saturday during government school term.10am to 11am. R600 a term. Call 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or Cindy.

Carnival City, cnr Century and Elsburg rds, Brakpan, Entertainment World., 011 898 7000:

Show Bar:

Sister Madly. Sisters Scarlett and Zan, formerly known as Twisted, will perform every Saturday at 8pm. R30 at the door

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. Featuring more than 60 unforgettable Disney characters and music. Various times on different dates. R175 to R500pp at Computicket. Family packages available.

Gingko, cnr Roscommon and Dundalk aves, Parkview, 011 486 3361 or [email protected]:

Concert on the Deck with Wendy Oldfield. Sunday. 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:

Dunamis with Destiny Calls album launch. Tomorrow. Dunamis are known for their powerful worship music. 8pm. From R90 at Computicket or the box office.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

Andre The Hilarious Hypnotist Goes Mental. June 4 to 8. R100 to R120 at Computicket.

My Boetie Se Sussie Se Ou. Ray Cooney’s laugh-a- minute show. Ends Sunday. R130 at Computicket.

Ultravox. Midge Ure‘s solo acoustic performance. With blues guitar maestro Dan Patlansky. December 5 and 6. R300 to R820 at Computicket.

Centre Court:

The Kings and Queens of Comedy, featuring Prince Abdi, Ava Vidal, Paul Chowdry, Chester Missing, Stuart Taylor, Mark Banks, Riaad Moosa, Celeste Ntuli, Tracey Lee Oliver and the Goliaths. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R180 to R380 at Computicket.

Blake and Cortes to tour South Africa. Combining the very best of opera, classical, musicals and pop harmony. June 27 and 28 at 8pm. R300 to R600 at Computicket.

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

Going Gooding, with Malcolm Gooding. June 8. 5.30pm. R140. Guests can enjoy the buffet lunch before the show.

The Basement Theatre, 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1357:

My Band Project opens doors into the music industry for young artists. Ends July 5. Bands get the opportunity to play for an audience. Youth bands and DJs aged 16 to 29 will have workshops conducted by music industry leaders. To enter the programme, contact Masim at 011 047 1455 or [email protected] or see

Roodepoort Little Theatre, 083 332 9683, 011 672 2217:

Tick Tock. A musical journey through time. A Stageworx School of Performing Arts musical. Today to Thursday. R100.

A concert by Stefan Louw’s Aria! Opera Chorus and soloists and members of the Pretoria-based Sempre Opera and a small orchestra. R120. June 20.

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

Days of the Dinosaur. An experience designed to be educational, interesting and fun. June 20 to July 20. R140 adults, R95 children up to 18 years, R395 a family of four or R85pp for school groups.

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

Home Brew Comedy Nights every Thursday. For up-and-coming comedians. R40 at the door 8pm till 11pm.

Silverstar Casino, R28, Muldersdrift, Mogale City, Krugersdorp, 011 662 7300: book at silverstar. [email protected]

Stand Up, with comedian Nik Rabinowitz. Friday. 8pm. R150 at Computicket.

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

Itjapukgile Teesha. A production by Freedom Tales, a programme initiated by Green Goose Collections to find stories from Soweto. Multilingual. Monday to June 11

The Orbit 81 De Korte Street Braamfontein bookings 011 3396645:

Witsmusic Students @ The Orbit. Live music and bistro. Enjoy the Sounds of WitsMusic’s young talent. Tuesdays and Fridays.

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

Concert Series by Johannesburg Musical Society. The Harmonic Brass Munich will perform on Sunday. Programme: Handel: Overture to Royal Fireworks Music; JS Bach: Fugue in G Minor; Leo Delibes: Flower Duet from the opera Lakme; Ravel: Bolero; Puccini: Nessun Dorma from the opera Turandot; Georges Bizet: from Carmen; Handel: The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba; Karl Jenkins: Palladio; Leonard Bernstein: from Westside Story; Bastian Pusch: Tarantella; Piazolla: Libertango; Zequinha de Abreu: Tico Tico. R145 to R170 at Computicket. or call 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.

Concert Series by Johannesburg Musial Society. Russian duo: violinist Ilya Gringolts and pianist Peter Laul. June 21. R145 to R170. at Computicket, enquiries at or 011 728 5492 or 083 228 2917.

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 conten , 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

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 Saturday. For info, or to register, visit

Applications for Funding:


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


Project Manager Vacancy at ACT:

The Arts and Culture Trust is seeking a project manager from July 10 to March 31 next year. The 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 Friday.


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

Madiba – The African Opera. Libretto by Unathi Mtirara, composer Sibusiso Njeza and orchestration by Kutlwano Masote. Ends Sunday.


One Voice: An African Celebration. A performance of South African artists through music, poetry and dance. Music 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


Hungry, written and directed by Aubrey Sekhabi. About urban poverty, food insecurities and how these issues can be addressed. Ends June 8, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R40 to R80.

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

Anthology 1988-2012. Best of Mel Botes. 8pm. Tomorrow. R100 to R150.

Turn 2 God “Deeper” conference. 8am to 1pm. Bookings: Adri at 082 320 6434. Saturday. R120.

Heartklank with Joe Fostwe. 8pm. Saturday. R130, R140.

National Pole Sports Competition 2014. 5pm. Sunday. R240.

Wine Club( 5). Monday. 7pm, R130 per event.

Karlien van Jaarsveld and musicians. 8pm. June 5. R130, R150.

Earls of Arc Laundromat album release. 7pm. June 6.

Marna Bolt ballet production. June 7.

Klopjag. 4pm. June 8. R140.

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

Time Warp. Ends Sunday. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 8pm, R160; Sundays at 2pm, tickets from R100. Kids under 12 years free, pensioners half price Wednesday to Sunday.

Born to be Wild. June 3 to July 20, from R100.

Matthew Mole with songs from his album The Home We Built. June 15

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

Musaion, 012 420 2947/4183:

Lunch-hour Concerts: Every Thursday. 12.40pm to 13.20pm. Free.

Thursday – Affies Symphony orchestra with conductor Pieter van Zyl, and Affies Concert Orchestra under Floris Smith.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710; shows start 8pm, book as above:

Contemporary dance, hip hop and comedy. A fund-raiser for Rotary Centurio, with Ashley and Bradley Searle. Thursday. 8pm. R130, R140.

HOL Marion. Marion Holm from the KKNK Festival, with text by Chris Vorster and Holm. Friday and Saturday. 8pm. R130, R140.

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

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

Unisa’s Little Theatre, Skinner Street, 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 the national styles of Spanish and Russian dance, featuring Carlos Santos from Brazil and Javier Monier from Cuba. June 19 and 21 at 7.30pm, June 20 at 5pm, June 21 at 3pm. R80 to R120 at Ballet Barre in Groenkloof Shopping Centre, 012 346 4311 or call Wendy Seymour 082 783 7378 or e-mail [email protected]

SuperSport Park, Centurion:

Rock4Rhinos. The Straits, members of Dire Straits, in a concert to raise money for orphaned and injured baby rhinos. Features Terence Reis, Freshlyground, Arno Carstens, Iso, Bedouin Sea and Matthew Mole. June 28. R380, R650 Golden Circle at

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.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000

• Strictlytickets: 082 553 5901/3.

• For inclusion in Boardwalk, e-mail details to [email protected], subject “boardwalk” by noon on Thursday.