SA Theatre, 320 Pretorius St: 012 392 4000:


Horn of Sorrow, written by Nicholas Ellenbogen. Deals with the plight of the black rhino. Ends July 29 at 8pm. R50 and R30 (students).


Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door.

Rock Nights. July 26: One Day Remains and Bouwer Bosch (Straat Lig Kinders). 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.

Jazz and African Music Nights. 8pm. R80 at Computicket, R100 at the door. July 20: Oupa Makhubela and Unconventional Sol.

Tshwane Comedy Night: 8pm. R60 at Computicket, R80 at the door.

July 28: The Coloured Night, featuring Jason Goliath, Dennis Roro, Robby Collins and Dillan Oliphant.

Stage Nites. Saturday features Lebo “Shugasmakx” Mathibe with Mellow and Skillo. 8pm. R50 at Computicket.

Atterbury Theatre, cnr Daventry and Lynnwood rds, Lynnwood Bridge Centre, 012 471 1700 or 082 841 0783:

Tickets at Computicket or the Door.

Voor Ek Vergeet… with Amanda Strydom and Hannes van Wyk. 8pm. Friday and Saturday. R130, R150 at Computicket.

Stef Bos. 8pm. Sunday. R150 to R170 at Computicket.

Dowwe Dolla Dink Diep with Margit Meyer-Rodenbeck. July 25. 8pm. R110 to R130 at Computicket.

The Queen Experience, with Joseph Clark. July 26 and 27.8pm. R120 to R180 at Computicket.

Nianell in My Hart, My Hart. 8pm. July 29. R150, R175 at Computicket.

Blue Diamond Boutique Hotel, 761 Rubenstein Drive, Moreleta Park, Pretoria, 012 940 5222:

Diamonds are Forever. A dinner concert featuring the young and fresh voices of BTE VO1SS. July 27 at 6.30 for 7pm, with Bongani Makhanya, Brenda Thulo, Dikgang Mantoro and Christopher Vale, accompanied by Susan Steenkamp-Swanepoel. R350 includes a three-course dinner and wine. Book with Christiaan Swanepoel as above.

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

Dominique. A puppet show from Switzerland performed by Leon Malan and directed by Neville Tranter. Tomorrow at 8.30am and 2.30pm, Friday at 8.30am and 2.30pm, Saturday July 21 at noon.

Tshwane University of Technology: 012 318 5157:

Arts Campus:

Annual conference – SA Society for Research in Music. Thursday to Saturday, Music Arts Campus, Building 22. Call Annemie Stimie at 012 429 6662.

DirACTions Festival, with the theme Pop-Art. July 24 to August 18, showcasing directing skills. Die Bagasie, Nothing but the Truth, Coyote, Papawerwyn, Glengarry Glen Ross, Itsoseng and Umabatha.

Film students will screen their films in the Intimate Theatre (Rehearsal Room). 5.30pm to 6.15pm each night before the drama productions at 7pm. R25 adults, R15 students. For more info or bookings, call 012 382 5130.

University of Pretoria: 012 420 3644:

Krêkvars Student Arts Festival. A variety of performances from children’s theatre, comedy, drama, jazz and musicals to films and physical theatre from early in the morning until late. July 23 to 28. Tickets: R15 a show, can be purchased 45 mintues before each show begins. Follow Krêkvars on Facebook and Twitter. Call Liesel Harris at 012 420 2557.

Centurion Theatre, 123 Amcor Rd, Lyttelton Manor: 012 664 7859/8710;

Shows start at 8pm, booking as above.

Anna Davel in Konsert. 8pm. Friday. R100.

Ping with Lizz Meiring and CH2. A guitar cabaret. July 26 to 28. 8pm.

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

Diamonds are For Keeps: Neil Diamond Tribute with Stephan Visagie. Friday. 7pm.

Die Kollig Sessies. Afrikaanse music and lyrics with Johann Slabbert, Nell and Elrine Louise. Saturday at 7pm. R70.

PetCar Storie-Uur: Stories uit die Afrikaanse kortverhaal skatkis, with Petru Wessels and Carel Trichardt. Sunday. 3pm. R90, R80.

Andre Swiegers. Friday, July 27. 7pm. R85, R65.

Sandveldstories with Marga van Rooy. July 28. 10am. R90, R80.

Klassieke Jazz with Branden Ismail and Lizelle Wood who sing favourites. Saturday, July 28.t 7pm. R80.

Guitarists Jonathan Moolman and Gerrit Roos play Vivaldi, traditional SA songs, Bizet and jazz. Sunday, July 29. 3pm. R80.

Holmakiesie, with Marion Holm. Wednesday, August 1 at 7pm.

Ritrovo Restaurant, Waterkloof Heights Shopping Centre, 103 Club Ave, Waterkloof Heights, 012 460 4052:

Sebastian Di Bin, Italian pianist and composer and fourth prize winner of this year’s Unisa International Piano Competition, will be performing on Thursday. R150 (includes pasta dish, one beer/small wine and mineral water). Book with Fortunato at 012 460 4367.


Mbongeni Ngema is holding auditions for a new musical production: No 43 – A Centenary Musical, based on the book by Elias Masilela. July 30, 31 and August 1 from 8am to 4pm at Market Theatre, Newtown, Joburg. For information on auditions contact Africa Ngema at 031 309 5154.


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

The Mandela Theatre:

Le Corsaire by SA Ballet Theatre and Mzansi Productions, starring US ballet star Michaela DePrince. Thursday to July 29, 7.30pm and 3pm, with a school performance on July 24 at 11am. All tickets R50. Book as above.

People’s Theatre: 011 403 1563/2340:

The Gingerbread Man 2. A musical written by Sir David Wood. Ends August 2. Entertaining and educational. Bookings: Andrew or Lorraine at 011 403 1563.

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

Tinkerbell’s Pirate Adventure. For kids. Ends Saturday. 11am or 3pm, (times vary, so enquire). R50. Book as above.

Glory Days. Relive the magic of the ‘80s. Ends October 7. R120, but Sundays R80. Book as above.

Barnyard Theatre Cresta, Cresta Shopping Centre, Beyers Naudé Drive, Randburg: 011 280 4370:

Tinkerbell’s Pirate Adventure. For kids. Ends Saturday. 11am or 3pm, (times vary, so enquire). R50. Book as above.

Moonshadow. A tribute to the folk, country and acoustic rock legends. Ends August 12. R145, Sundays, R95. Book as above.

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

Tinkerbell’s Pirate Adventure. For kids. Ends Saturday. 11am or 3pm, (times vary, so enquire). R50. Book as above.

Dancing in the Street, with an 11-member cast. Ends August 12. R145, Sundays R95. Book as above.

Le Canard Restaurant, 163 Rivonia Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 011 884 4597:

Guest artist ballerina Michaela DePrince features in the “ballet” dinner. July 24 at 6pm for 6.30pm. Join the SA Ballet Theatre and Mzansi Productions at this dinner with excerpts from Le Corsaire. Tickets R900pp, includes gourmet menu and wines. Bookings, enquiries: Edgar at 011 877 6898.

Christmas in July with turkey and tunes. Traditional Christmas fare with singers Juanita Kruger and Timothy Moloi and pianist David Cousins as well as Father Christmas. July 25 at 6.30pm for 7pm. Four-course menu and selected wines for R420, which includes performances and meal. Father Christmas will be receiving gifts and toys from guests for delivery to CHoC, the Childhood Cancer Foundation. Suggested dress code of festive gold, green and red. Early booking advised.

Stars and awards at Improv Comedy Night, with Colin Moss, Vittorio Leonardi, Melt Sieberhagen and Alyn Adams in the Whose Line Is It Anyway? mould. Comedy and a three-course winter menu. Monday, July 30 at 7pm. R285. Book as above.

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

Main Stage:

Cabaret – The Musical, starring Samantha Peo, Sascha Halbhuber and Bryan Hiles, directed by Steven Stead. Ends August 5. R100 to R325 at the theatre or Computicket.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Topsy Turvy. A fresh look at Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Alan Swerdlow and starring Jonathan Roxmouth. Ends August 5. R150 at the theatre.

Madame Zingara’s Spiegel Tent Victoria based at the outdoor events area at Montecasino: 011 367 4250:

El Milagro. A unique dinner cirque spectacular with local and international artists combined with a four-course feast. R410 to R495. To book see or

call 0861 623 263.

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

Woza Albert! written by Percy Mtwa, Mbongeni Ngema and Barney Simon starring Mncedisi Baldwin Shabangu and Peter Mashigo. Ends Sunday. R75 to R150 at Computicket.

Little Foot, written by Craig Higginson, starring Dylan Nicol Horley, Jenna Dunster and Phumzile Sitole. Friday to August 19, Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm and Sunday 3pm. Tuesday performances R75 only at Computicket.

Barney Simon Theatre:

Drama for Life: The Line written and directed by Gina Schmukler, starring Khutjo Green and Gabi Harris Tomorrow to August 12, Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R75 to R150 at Computicket.

National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Ave, Parktown, 011 484 1584/5:

Disney’s Alladin Jr ends Saturday. Features Marco Spaumer, Dolly Louw, Clint Lesch, Dionne Song and others. R80 children, R100 adults at the theatre.

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

Extreme Fighting Championship: Jeremy Smith vs Garreth McLellan; Norman Wessels vs JP Joubert and others. July 27. R225 to R1 290 at Computicket.

Hallelujah Gospelfees 2012, with Rina Hugo, Ronell Erasmus and more. Sunday, July 29 at 3pm. R120 to R240 at Computicket.

Sports Bar:

Jazz Monate and Afro-Beatz. Sundays at 3pm. Hosted by Mesh Mapetla. R100 includes entrance and a meal. Tickets at the door. Until December this year.

Afro-Beatz on July 29.

Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 6800:

Jett & Jin. The theme park’s new 4D adventure, alternated with Pirate Story, presently running. Entry fee included in the admission to the park.

Jozi’s Story of Gold. An interactive experience including a guided underground mine tour, visits to authentic mining houses and a chance to see gold panning and pouring, presently running. Entry fee included in the admission to the park.

Globe Theatre:

Thunderstruck with Clint Cunningham and his musicians. Fridays at 8.30pm, Saturdays at 7pm and 9pm and Sundays at 2pm, until August 26. R55 at Computicket.

Hillbrow Theatre, cnr Twist and Kaptein sts, Hillbrow: Craig Smith 082 847 0841:

The Triumph. A collaboration between Moving Into Dance Mophatong and artists from Mpumalanga, choreographed by Sifiso Kwenyama and directed by Jerry Mofokeng. July 26 and 27 at 11am and 4pm and July 28 at 6pm. Call Jabu or Themba at 011 838 2816.

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

Theatre of Marcellus:

My Vrou se Man se Vrou, starring Hannes Muller and Tobie Cronje. Ends August 12 at 3 and 8pm. R120 at Computicket.

Odeon Showbar:

Amorisqué, with Amor Vittone, every Wednesday to Saturday.

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

The Dreemz. Over-the-top and over the hill performers impersonate, send up and rip apart divas Celine Dion, Edith Piaf, Cher, Amy Winehouse and others. Sundays at 6pm until July 29. R130. Book a table for after the show as above.

Des & Dawn Lindberg’s Soiree, followed by “proper” afternoon tea at 3pm every last Sunday of the month where Des and Dawn host various artists. R175 for show and tea. Sunday, July 29 features Alan Committie.

Elan Lea, a young musical star. Saturday 8pm, Sunday noon. R120.

Daar was ‘n Tyd, tales of love and war by Jan Groenewald in a multimedia dramatic experience. Tomorrow, Saturday at 8pm. Sunday at noon. July 25, August 1, 8 at 8pm. R120pp.

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

Red, John Logan’s 2010 Tony Award- winning play about the Russian-American artist Mark Rothko, starring Michael Richard and his son Jeremy Richard. Ends August 11.

Classical music lunch-hour concerts on Fridays. 12.45pm for 1pm. R30 is requested which includes coffee and biscuits. Go to the box office from 12.30pm. Enquiries: 011 883 8606.

July 20: Soweto Opera Quarto.

July 27: The Goldbery Quartet with Zanta Hofmeyer, Wessel Beukes, Morkel Combrinck and Dalene Wilson

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

Association of International Dance Teachers Annual Modern & Tap Solo Performers Examination. Saturday. 1pm. R50 at the door.

SABC, Radio Park, 1 Henley Rd, Auckland Park, Joburg: 011 712 8417

Understanding Music Publishing. The second in the workshops by the Composer’s Association of South Africa (Casa). Thursday, July 26. 10am to 1pm. Paid parking at Entrance 4. Enter at Entrance 2 and find the Casa table in the Radio Park reception area. Free to all music composers, however, you need to register and reserve your space at [email protected] or send an sms to 075 026 4379.

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

Umoja – Spirit of Togetherness, now celebrating its fifth birthday. Tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music from the earliest rhythms to kwaito. 8pm. R95 to R300 at Computicket. See

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

Drama for Life: Crossing Borders. Ends July 29. A platform for young cutting-edge artists to showcase their work and provoke a debate about what it means to be South African. Tickets at the Wits Theatre Box Office, see for the programme or call Joe at 011 717 4732.

Wits Great Hall: 011 717 1376 or [email protected]

Reflect. Celebrate. Live: The University Tour. A concert celebrating Sibongile Khumalo’s 20 years of enriching the music industry, July 28 at 7pm. The soundtrack of Sibongile’s beginnings, her mid-journey and current musical inclinations. Khumalo stretches the voice, jazz trio and string quartet combination in innovative ways, her story fleshed out by spoken word artist Stoan Seate. This is also a fund-raiser for the Wits Student Representative Council’s Humanitarian Fund. R80 at Strictly Tickets.

Wits Downstairs Theatre, Jorissen and Station Street, Braamfontein:

The Pillowman, written by Martin McDonagh and directed by Clara Vaughan. Ends July 28. 7.30pm. R66 or R70 at Strictly Tickets or the door.

Wits Amphitheatre, 011 717 1376:

On the Fence – last chance of freedom. Presented by emerging theatre director Pusetso Thibedi, starring Altovise Lawrence, Cheraé Halley, Christopher Lesapo and Jeremiah Mntonga. July 24, 26 and 28 at 7.30pm, July 25 and 27 at 6pm. There will be Q&A sessions after the show on Tuesday, July 24 and Saturday, July 28.

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

WitsMusic Staff in Concert. Serving up a soupcon of sound with Helen Vosloo and John Reid Coulter, Viktor van Niekerk, Allan Thompson, Michele Corbin, Zanta Hofmeyr and Malcolm Nay, Edith Klug and Jonathan Crossley. July 24 at 7.30pm. R80, R60 students, pensioners and staff at the door.

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

JPO’s seventh Annual Youth Concerto Festival with musicians aged from 11 to 25, will be performing works by Haydn, Mozart, Offenbach, Viotti, Cimarosa, Vivaldi and others. Sunday. 3pm. R50 at the door.

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

• For inclusion in Boardwalk, fax Clare Braun at 012 328 7166 or e-mail the details to [email protected], with “Boardwalk” in the subject field, by Thursday afternoon.