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

Flat 8. A comic ghost story. Thursday to February 3.

My Bum is Genetic… Deal With it. A theatrical piece performed by one character. February 14 to 17.

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

The Mandela Theatre:

Michael Jackson – History II, starring Kenny Wizz. Ends February 10.

The Queen Experience, with Joseph Clark and his 12-member cast. February 12 to 17 at 8pm, except Sunday at 6pm. R100 to R300.

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

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

Those Were the Days. A musical trip through the Sixties. Ends February 17. January specials: Thursday to Saturday at R125, Sunday R85. Book as above.

Barnyard Theatre Rivonia, Rivonia Crossing 2, cnr Witkoppen and Rivonia Roads (entrance in Achter Rd), just off Rivonia Rd turnoff on the N1 highway: 011 234 2033:

Icons of the 80s. Music legends from the 1980s. Ends March 3. January specials:Thursday to Saturday at R150, Sunday R95. Book as above.

Boksburg Boma Theatre & Buffet Restaurant, North Rand Rd, 011 918 4888

Solid Gold Rock. A tribute to the best of yesteryear with a 10-member cast, R75 for show only, R175 for show and buffet meal. Show ends February 17.

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

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre:

No, Seriously?, with comedian Alan Committie. Tomorrow to March 3. R75 to R150 at the box office or Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist. Wednesday to Friday 8pm, Saturday 5.15 and 8.15pm, Sunday 3.15pm. R100 at Computicket.

Teatro, Montecasino:

Tap Dogs. Australian dance team returns. February 12 to March 10. R100 to R275 at Computicket.

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

The Market Theatre is running readings at the Main Theatre on the last Thursday of every month. An opportunity for playwrights to have their plays heard, with an opportunity for feedback. For info or to apply for a slot, e-mail Craig Higginson: [email protected]

Barney Simon Theatre,

The Island, written by Athol Fugard, John Kani and Winston Ntshona, directed by John Kani and starring Atandwa Kani and Nat Ramabulana. Ends March 24, Tuesdays to Saturday at 8.15pm and Sundays at 3.15pm. Tuesday performances R75.

National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5: Enquiries: [email protected], www.national

Saturday workshops run until March 16. Call as above if your child/children will be joining.

Story Time.

Fiona Budd will tell stories to the little ones aged four to seven on Saturdays between 9am and 10am in the new story room at the theatre. Starts on Saturday and runs until the end of the government school term. Free, but donations welcome. Book your child’s place as above.

Carnival City Casino, Heidelberg Rd, Brakpan, 011 898 7575/7000:

Odeon Showbar:

Divas in Drag every Thursday at 8pm. R75 at the door.

Big Top Arena:

The Legendary Rodriguez Live. February 13. 8pm. R225 to R520 at Computicket.

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

Concert on the Deck: Beukes & Delaney. Sunday. 3pm for 3.30pm. R125.

Gold Reef City Casino, Data Crescent, Ormonde, Jobrug, 011 248 5168/5000:

Globe Theatre:

Whipped. Comic mayhem with Sans Moonsamy and Kas Pillay, aka Those Indian Guys. Ends February 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 8.15pm, Sundays at 5.15pm. R125 at Computicket or the box office.

Bankrupt!, with comedy legend Mark Banks. February 14 to March 2. Weekdays 8pm, Saturdays 7pm and 9.15pm. 120 at Computicket or the box office.

Lyric Theatre:

Stand Up Africa – African Comedy Heavyweights. Friday and Saturday at 8pm. R200 to R250 at Computicket.

Buckled. Comedy with Leeanda and Meren Reddy. February 8 and 9 at 8.30pm. R140 to R145 at Computicket or the box 0ffice.

Glenshiel Concert Series, 19 Woolston Ave, Westcliff: 083 414 0041.

Glenshiel Concert Series, featuring duo Zappa-Mainolfi, playing works by Boccherini, Schumann and Morricone. February 17 at 4pm. Book at 083 414 0041.

Mzansi Productions , Dance Factory, 10 Henry Nxumalo St, Newtown, 011 492 1467/77:

Don Quixote Open Day, by SA Mzansi Ballet. February 16. 10am to 1pm. R90. Book at 011 877 6898.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Fifth St Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969 or Strictly Tickets:

Energia, with the vibrant Bonegio Spanish Dance Company. Eds Saturday, Tuesday to Friday at 8.15pm, Saturday 5pm and 8.30pm.

Santa’s Story. A one-woman rendition of a Holocaust survivor with singer Aviva Pelham. February 5 to 17, Tuesdays to Thursdays at 8.15pm, Saturdays 6pm and 8.30pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Hollywood 2 SA Master classes with Michelle Danner from Hollywood. February 24. For more info call Addie Lang at 082 559 6702 or e-mail [email protected]

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays, 12.45 for 1pm. R35 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

Friday: Love, Life and Laughter with broadway musicals with Miro Chakaryan (violin) and Jacob Swart (piano).

February 8: Classic Victorian music set to Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, and brought to life by actor Graham Hopkins and Tony Bentel on piano.

Roodepoort City Theatre (ex Promusica Theatre), 100 Christiaan de Wet Rd, Florida Park, Roodepoort, 011 674 1356/7/8/9:

Aria! Opera for Everyone, with Hanli Stapela. February 8 at 7.30 for 8pm. R120 at Computicket.

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

Fundraiser for the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company. February 22 at 7pm. Concert features duo Zapppa-Mainolfi playing works by Boccherini, Schumann and Morricone. Book at [email protected]

St George’s Anglican Church, 7 Sherborne Rd, Parktown, Joburg, 011 482 1606:

Public concerts featuring internationally acclaimed organists: R175 at Computicket or from the church.

February 9 and 10: American Nathan Laube will play.

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

VISAGE – Revealing the Secrets of the Mind, presented by mentalist Michael Abrahamson. February 12 to 17. R180 at box office or [email protected]

Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate, 011 728 9603:

Umoja – the spirit of togetherness. 8pm. R112 to R336 at Computicket.

Windybrow Theatre, cnr 161 Nugget and Pietersen sts, Hillbrow, 011 720 9037 or 082 610 6274:

The Way We Heal, written by Dr Mongane Wally Serote, directed by Bogosi Bolokwe. Thursday to February 10, weekdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. R40 to R55 at Computicket and the door.

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

Late Nite Jam, featuring The Brother Moves On, Lilly Million, LoveGlori, Lesedi and Friends, Motsatsing, Moonchild and Singat. Saturday, February 9 at 7pm (duration three hours). Free. RSVP [email protected] (booking is essential as seats are limited).

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

O-Week Season: The Hungry Earth, directed by Zabalaza Mchunu. Monday to February 8 at 1pm. Book at or at the door.

O-Week Season: Champter Untitled directed by Merriam Leeus. Monday to February 8 at 6pm. Book at or at the door, R10.

O-Week Season: The Bald Prima Donna, directed by Gamelihle Bovana, written by Eugene Ionesco. Monday to February 8. Book at or at the door, R10.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

O-Week Season: Fire: Burn directed by Zewande Bk Bhengu. A poetry performance. Monday to February 8, 1pm. Book at or the door, R10.

O-Week Season: Bua (Speak/Speak out), directed by Bongi Mazibuko. Monday to February 8 at 5pm. Book at or at the door, R10.

O-Week Season: Consensual Realities, directed by Neo Sibiya (age restriction 16). Monday to February 8 at 7.30pm. Book at or at the door, R10.

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

O-Week Season: Double Bill: In the Company of Wolves directed by Jason Solomon and Chanelle Sardinha and Red Tie, directed by Bulelwa Ndaba. Monday to Friday, February 8 at 1pm. Book at or at the door, R10.

O-Week Season: Luke and Helena, written and directed by Néja Da Costa and Jo Glanville in collaboration with the cast. Monday to Friday, February 8 at 6pm. Book at or at the door, R10.

O-Week Season: Waiting for Nelson, directed by Mbasa Tsetsana. Monday to February 8 at 8pm. Book at or at the doo, R10.

Mphatlalatsane Theatre, Sebokeng:

Sharp*ville, from tragedy to triumph. A township tale by playwright, director and actor Gamakhulu Diniso. Ens February 9. For more info e-mail Sydney Dhlamini at [email protected]


Auditions for Cuban Ballet School.

The SA Mzansi Ballet (SAMB) invites children aged five to eight years to audition for the SA Cuban Ballet School for the 2013 school year. Wednesday, February 6 at 3.30pm at SAMB, Joburg Theatre, Hoofd St, Braamfontein, Joburg. School starts February. Fees are R3 500 to R5 000 a month. Information and registration: Chloé Grove at 011 877 6897 or [email protected]


SA State Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:


Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R100 at Computicket, R80 at the door. For more info: Lindelwa Mahlabe at 012 392 4275.

Friday: Bhudaza and Tinyiko Maswanyangayi.

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

In Jou Arms, with Anna Davel. Tomorrow. 8pm. R120, R140.

Dancers Love Dogs. Thursday. 7pm. R200.

Groet die Grotman with Hannes Muller. Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. R100 to R150.

Wat Sien Jy?/What Do You see?, with Mariette Labuschagne. Monday. 8pm. R140.

N1 van my Hart, with Jak de Priester. February 6. 8pm. R130, R150.

Visage – Revealing the Secrets of the Mind with mentalist Michael Abrahamson. February 7. 8pm. R180 at [email protected]

Mooier as mooi, with Rocco de Villiers. 8pm. February 8. R130, R150.

Mini Musiekfees with Adam, Ricus Nel, Mwah! and Hennie Jacobs. February 9. 8pm. R130, R150.

Brooklyn Theatre, cnr 13th and Thomas Edison sts, Menlo Park, 012 460 6033 or Computicket.

Verdi Gala 2013, celebrating Guiseppe Verdi’s 200th birthday with a week of operas with Salon Music concerts with South African opera singers and Salon Ensemble:

Concerts: Verdi Gala Concert featuring Antoinette Olivier, Jo-Nette LeKay, Teresa de Wit, Herman Theron, Derick Ellis and Douwe Bijkersma. Tomorrow and Friday at 8pm.

Cultural Week for Schools: speech programmes for matriculants, with live stage performances. February 7 and 8 in English, February 14 and 15 in Afrikaans, morning and afternoon performances. English programme features extracts from Hamlet, short stories and poems for grade 11. Grade 12 features extracts from The Crucible, Othello, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, short stories and poems.

Afrikaans programme features Adam Small’s Krismis van Map Jacobs, Mis by Reza de Wet, Die kwart-voor-sewe-lelie and more. Book with Nanda Cloete at 012 460 6033.

Accordion classes by Sergio Zampolli at the theatre.

Call Sergio at 083 302 3113.

University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:

Groenkloof Auditorium, Groenkloof Campus, off George Storrar Drive:

In Love with Opera. Valentine’s concert with Sempre Opera. February 15 with Deirdre Blignaut-Rautenbach (soprano), Linette van der Merwe (mezzo soprano), Paulo Esteves (baritone), Johan Scheepers (bass), Chris Mostert (tenor) and other singers. February 15 at 7.30pm at the Groenkloof Auditorium, University of Pretoria Groenkloof Campus. Tickets R110 includes refreshements during the interval. Book online at or tickets at the door. Enquiries: 082 923 1540 or 082 896 5018.

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

James and André sing light Afrikaans music. Friday. 7pm.

Fundraiser for Famsa (Family and Marriage Association of South Africa), singing performance by Gwendolyn de Jager and Wat Joune is, a comedy about marital problems. Thursday and Friday, February 7 and 8, at 6pm. R120, snacks included.

Grys Areas. Jannie du Toit and Renette Bouwer sing, accompanied by Clinton Zerf and Susan Mouton. Sunday, February 10, at 4pm.

Valentine’s picnic with Helene Bester. Thursday, February 14, at 7pm.

Sun City: 014 557 1103:

Chinese New Year. The entire complex will be transformed into a sea of red and gold and all the Oriental with Chinese lanterns and fireworks and traditional dancers. February 10 and 11.

Inquiries as above. The various hotels and restaurants will supply a Chinese flavour to all meals from February 4 to 18.

• Computicket: 083 915 8000 or or 082 553 5903/1.

• For inclusion in Boardwalk e-mail all details to [email protected] by Thursday afternoon. Please put ‘Boardwalk’ in the subject field of your e-mail.