JHB boardwalk – April 19, 2011



Arts on Main, cnr 260 Fox and Berea sts, District Maboneng, contact info@jozi-artlab.co.za:

Lectures of Professor Glacon, the professor gives a series of lectures seconded by musical and visuals illustrations that shed light on his words. Today at 8pm. R100. Tel: 011 727 5101.

Joburg Theatre Complex, cnr Loveday and Hoofd sts: 011 877 6854: all bookings for the complex: 0861 670 670 or www.joburgtheatre.com

The Mandela Theatre:

The Sopranos – Live in Concert, with Roimata Templeton, Rhianydd Beaumont, Helen Power, Lisa Bridge, Elizabeth Atkinson, Kate Murray and more. Today to May 1. R181 to R263 as above.

Fringe (Tesson) Theatre: 011 877 6854:

African Adventure. Family musical presented by Paisley Productions in association with SANParks Honorary Rangers. Ends May 5. R95 at 0861 670 670 or visit www.joburgtheatre.com

A percentage of ticket sales go towards SANParks Honorary Rangers counter-poaching and public education divisions.

Alexandra Community Centre, cnr 8th Ave and Roosevelt St, Alexandra:

Drumming Grupo De Percussão with music by Francois Sarhan. Free concert. 3pm. Friday. Produced by the embassies of Spain, Portugal and France in South Africa.

Kliptown Community Centre, Kliptown, Soweto:

Drumming Grupo De Percussão with music by Francois Sarhan. Free concert. 2pm, Saturday. Produced by the embassies of Spain, Portugal and France in South Africa.

Montecasino, cnr William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Rd, Fourways:

Pieter Toerien’s Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Perfect Wedding. A comedy by Robyn Hawdon, directed by Alan Swerdlow starring Alan Committie, Robert Fridjhon, Jenny Stead and others. Ends May 8. R100 to R150 at Computicket or the box office.

Studio Theatre: 011 511 1818:

Love, Loss and What I Wore. A comedy starring Anne Power, Rika Sennett, Louise Saint-Clare and directed by Moira Blumenthal. Ends June 12. R150 at Computicket or the box office.


Dreamgirls. A musical with Tracey Lee Oliver, Candida Mosoma and Hayley Christian. R120 to R380 at Computicket.

Cantare Supper Club, Montecasino, 011 511 0505:

Chris Chameleon. Thursday and April 28. R130 as above.

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

The Coolie Odyssey, written and directed by Rajesh Gopie. Ends May 8. 11am. R66 to R130 at Computicket.

Barney Simon Theatre,

Play Me, written by Monde Mayephu and starring Fana Mokoena, Sello Sebotsane and Zandile Msutwane. Ends May 1, Tuesday to Saturday at 8.15pm, Sunday at 3.15pm. R66 to R140 at Computicket.

The Tragedy of Richard III, by Shakespeare, directed by Fred Abrahmse. Ends April 24. 8.15pm, Sundays at 3.15pm. R60 to R130 at Computicket.

Gold Reef City Theme Park, Northern Parkway, Ormonde, 011 248 5000:

Pirate Story, a 4D movie. Admission included in the entrance fee to theme park.

The Crazy Scientist. A magic show with illusionist Vicus Cruywagen. Ends May 2. Admission included in the entrance fee to theme park.

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, 011 928 1297/ 1213:

Theatre of Marcellus:

My Dream, with the China Disabled People’s Performing Art Troupe. April 27 to May 1, Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3 and 8pm and Sunday at 7.30pm. R95 to R250 at Computicket. Special show and dinner packages available at Queen of the Nile and Fu Li Hua.

The Centre Court:

Melody Queen – Shreya Ghoshal live in concert on Sunday at 7pm. R160 to R1 000 at the box office or Computicket.

64@The Palace: 011 928 1273:

Crazy Diamond – A Tribute to Pink Floyd. April 27 to May 8. R120 at Computicket or the box office.

Odeon Showbar:

Parker’s Comedy Nights. Every Friday at 9pm. R40 at the door: Friday: Nqoba Ngobo, open mic, Gavin Kelly, Martin Jonas, DJ YMee.

April 29: Kedibone, open mic, Skhumba, DJ YMee.

Marc Antony’s Cigar Bar:

Melanie Louw, Mark and Dezi, Gerry Azor, Outback, Barcode, Rob and Ali, White Rabbit and Devinity perform nightly.

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

The Slap Koejawel and Other Tit Bits. A comedy with Annelisa Weiland and Vanessa Cooke. Sunday and May 1 at 11am. R120. Three-course buffet lunch available at 1pm at R160 a head. Booking essential, call as above.

Madame Zingara’s Theatre of Dreams, opposite the Protea Fire Ice, Melrose Arch, 0861 623 263:

Love Magic Tour. A celebration of the fantastical, the magical and the divine where jugglers, contortionists and acrobats are revered idols.Call as above or e-mail boxoffice@ madamezingara.com

See www.madamezingara.com

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square, Sandton, 011 883 8606 and for bookings 083 377 4969:

Decadence. A comedy starring Scott Sparrow and Emily Child. Ends April 30.

Tickets at box office or Strictly Tickets.

Nelson Mandela Square:

Easter in the Air. Handel’s Messiah. Easter Monday at 3pm with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra, the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and the Soweto String Quartet, conducted by Richard Cock. Soloists are Magdaleen Minnaar (soprano), Veramarie Meyer (alto), Nicholas Nicolaidis (tenor) and Aubrey Lodewyk (bass).

This is a fundraiser for Women for Peace (Basadi ba Khotso) and proceeds from programme sales go this charity. Free. Tel: 011 217 6000.

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

April 29: Carel; Henn and Pieter Jacobs with their Beethoven programme for cello and piano.

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

Pro Cantare Choir concert. April 30 at 8pm. Conducted by Hans van Heerden. Bookings: Lizel at 082 802 0719, Lynn at 082 461 6569 or Frans at 084 334 2003.

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

Othello, starring Farai Gwaze, Josette Eales and Clinton Small. Especially for high school pupils. May 3 to 13. School performances: 9am and noon, Monday to Friday, public performance on May 5 at 7pm. R45 for pupils, R70 for adults at the public performance. Book with Margie Coppen at 083 251 9412.

University of Johannesburg Theatre, Joburg:

The Crucible by Arthur Miller, with Stephen van Niekerk and Kim Cloete. Ends Thursday. R50 pupils, R40 for groups of 10 or more at Computicket.

Sibikwa Art Centre, 13 Liverpool Park, 2 Liverpool St, cnr Bolton Rd, Benoni South: 011 422 4359: 011 422 4359:

Sibikwa workshops: Get under the skin of Animal Farm.

An intense participatory theatre-in-education programme for Grade 12s.

Two sessions present scenes from the book, offer perspectives of different characters and give pupils opportunities to offer their own opinions, comments and ideas.

The cost is R100, which covers both performance/ workshops until May 13 and July 25 to August 13.

The performances will be facilitated at a venue at your school.

To book or for more information call Chantal at Divine Intervention, 011 022 6785, or e-mail Chantal@divine-intervention.co.za


Joburg Promusica will present a one-night concert later this month by the Pro Cantare Choir and is calling for voices (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).

Baritone Hans van Heerden is the choir master. Prospective members are invited to audition for the new choir. Contact Hans 083 668 7524, or via e-mail at hvh@myconnection. co.za or procantarechoir@gmail.com

Choir practice takes place every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm at the Florida Hoërskool (Havenga Street entrance).


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

Have You Seen Zandile?, written by Gcina Mhlope and directed by Kakanyo Pilane. Ends May 1. R30 students, R40 adults at Computicket.


Winnie – The Opera, The “Mother of the Nation” appears before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). April 28 to May 3. R120 to R350 at Computicket.


Rivonia Trial. Written by Aubrey Sekhabi, Mpumelelo Paul Grootboom, starring Sello Maake ka Ncube, Seputla Sebogodi and Lionel Newton. Ends May 15. Tuesdays to Saturdays at 6.30pm, Sundays at 2pm.

R36 to R120 at Computicket.

Alliance Française of Pretoria, 99 River St, Sunnyside: 012 343 6563:

Lectures of Professor Glacon. The professor gives a series of lectures seconded by music and visuals illustrations to shed light on his words. Free. Thursday at 7.45pm.

Mamelodi High School Music Pavilion, Mamelodi:

Drumming Grupo De Percussão with works by Francois Sarhan. Free concert. Produced by the embassies of Spain, Portugal and France in South Africa. Wednesday at 2.30pm.

Church Square:

Drumming Grupo De Percussão with music by Francois Sarhan. Free concert. 11am, Thursday. Produced by the embassies of Spain, Portugal and France in South Africa.

Associação da Communidade Portuguesa de Pretória, Pretoria West:

Drumming Grupo De Percussão with music by Francois Sarhan. R20. Saturday, April 30, 3pm. Produced by the embassies of Spain, Portugal and France in South Africa.

l Computicket: 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com

l www.strictlytickets. com or 082 553 5903

l For inclusion in the Boardwalk, fax details to 012 328 7166 or e-mail clare.braun@ inl.co.za Details of new shows appear Tuesdays. Te deadline for inclusion is noon on the Friday preceding publication.

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