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Trio of short operas to sing proudly South African stories@GautengOpera

This August, Gauteng Opera will present three short operas by leading South African composers at the Soweto Theatre, under the umbrella title Cula Mzansi. From 7 to 9 August 2015, Gauteng’s most vibrant opera company will present three 20-minute contemporary operas: Words from a Broken String by Peter Klatzow, Tronkvoël by Martin Watt and Hani […]

Always & Forever – A Tribute To Luther Vandross

Always & Forever – A Tribute To Luther Vandross One night only at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City Friday 14 August at 8pm. Starring Timothy Moloi with Nonhlanhla Mdluli, Kurt Herman, Tia Herman and introducing Voices Unlimited Gospel Choir Luther Vandross – better known as the king of croon – will be celebrated in […]

CONTEMPORARY SA FILM WINS COVETED JURY AWARD AT LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL

CONTEMPORARY SA FILM WINS COVETED JURY AWARD AT LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL Ayanda, the new film by award-winning director Sara Blecher and produced by Terry Pheto, Busi Sizani and Robbie Thorpe was awarded a “special mention” by the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF) Jury when the 2015 festival winners were announced, following its screening […]

Madame Zingara’s The Celebration: award winning entertainment to wow SA in Madame Zingara’s The Celebration!

Top award winning entertainment to wow SA in Madame Zingara’s The Celebration, presented in the world’s biggest mirrored palace! Madame Zingara’s highly anticipated spectacular new production, The Celebration, opens next month! The season begins on 7 July 2015 on Cape Town’s Grand Parade and thereafter transfers to Montecasino in Johannesburg for the festive season. An […]

SISTER ACT comes to Jozi with comedy for your soul! @joburgtheatre #SisterActSA

Bernard Jay, Executive Producer for Joburg Theatre of Sister Act – the biggest musical in Joburg this year – is proud to announce the stellar South African cast of the country’s première production of the feel-amazing musical comedy. Sister Act will open on the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre on July 10th and […]

About the Geneva Ballet company in South Africa #GenevaBallet

The history of ballet in Geneva dates back to the 1800’s where dancers performed with the Theatre Neuves, located on the site of the present-day Grand Théâtre de Genève. In the early 1900’s, music educator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and conductor Ernest Ansermet introduced Sergei Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes to the Geneva public. The Grand Théâtre’s own corps […]

The Geneva Ballet debuts at Joburg Theatre

The Geneva Ballet (Grand Théâtre de Genève) debuts in Johannesburg in June at the Mandela, Joburg Theatre. After recent visits to Cape Town and the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, the world-renowned Geneva Ballet, under the direction of Philippe Cohen, opens on Wednesday June 17 with Roméo & Juliette at The Mandela, Joburg Theatre and […]

Fantastic family theatre at Grahamstown National Arts Festival

The ASSITEJ Family Fare Platform returns to the National Arts Festival for a 4th consecutive year to promote rich and diverse theatre for young audiences and their families. Since its inception, ASSITEJ Family Fare has provided a unique platform dedicated entirely to the needs of families experiencing the festival. The venues provide theatre which caters […]

The 2015 Drama for Life SA Season at the South African State Theatre

Drama for Life’s annual South African Theatre Season is on! Cantos of a Life in Exile (Makhaola Ndelebe) and Morwa: The Rising Sun (Tefo Paya) opened to rapturous applause, which have not ceased since. Hurry to catch these two shows before the season’s line-up switches gear this weekend, into works from a stellar line-up of […]

Book your tickets for ‘Born To Perform’ at the Lyric Theatre Gold Reef City!

This will be a one-night-only show staged on Wednesday 1 July at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City at 7:30pm. Frontline vocalists will be Daniel Baron, Graeme Watkins, Cito and Nathan Ro, alongside a number of fabulously talented professional young performers and promises to be a great showcase of our budding talent. Here is a […]

Yvonne Chaka Chaka with JYO in “A Night with the Stars”

The incomparable Princess of Africa, Yvonne Chaka Chaka will be starring alongside the talented Johannesburg Youth Orchestra for two shows only in “A Night with the Stars” at The Joburg Theatre on Saturday 27 June at 7:30pm and Sunday 28 June at 3pm. Yvonne’s personal messages are woven throughout every song she’s written. With musical […]

Shrek: The Musical Jr to paint Jozi green this winter @joburgtheatre

He’s big, he’s green, he’s grumpy… and his swamp has just been invaded by a bunch of fairytale misfits. That’s right – it’s everyone’s favourite ogre, who’s stomping into the Peoples Theatre in Shrek: The Musical Jr during the June-July school holidays. Following its record-breaking production of Disney’s The Jungle Book Jr, the Peoples Theatre […]

One Night Only: Gauteng Opera presents the exquisitely tragic La Traviata @GautengOpera

Gauteng Opera is thrilled to announce that it will be performing its first full-length opera in concert, Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata, on Saturday, 6 June 2015, at the Wits Great Hall in Braamfontein. The opera company, previously known as the Black Tie Ensemble, is presenting a concert version of this heartbreakingly beautiful opera courtesy of […]

DETOURS: Re-routing movement composition The WITS School of Arts

Hosted by: The WITS School of Arts | Division of Dramatic Arts |Wits Theatre Directors: Joni Barnard and Jane Crewe. Where: The Wits Downstairs Theatre and Site specific works When: 13-23rd May 2015 DETOURS looks back in reflection, interrogates the present and challenges performer/audience relationships The festival opens with Program 1 on the 13th and […]

Celebrate Africa Month this May at Joburg Theatre #JTAfricaDay @JoburgTheatre

To commemorate Africa Month this May, Joburg Theatre will be presenting a weekend of AFRICA DAY CELEBRATIONS featuring local and international artists on The Mandela stage at Joburg Theatre on May 22nd and 23rd for two shows only. Friday May 22nd will feature Lura (Cape Verde), Femi Koya and special guest Abena Koomson (Nigeria, SA, […]

Exclusive: JoziStyle interviews Lloyd Cele about his theatrical debut in Let’s Get It On – The Life And Music Of Marvin Gaye at Joburg theatre.

By Edward chamberlain-Bell. Let’s get it on, Baby, at the Joburg Theatre! Lloyd Cele doesn’t need any introduction because his reputation precedes him, but he is making a dramatic change in direction in his theatrical debut in LET’S GET IT ON – THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF MARVIN GAYE at the Joburg Theatre (7-16 May […]

Hey kids! All Directions at THE BARNYARD THEATRE! @BARNYARDTHEATRE

Hey kids! All Directions at THE BARNYARD THEATRE! All Directions is a tribute to the music of the British pop boy band, One Direction. Also on the bill are artists who share the airwaves, charts and award winning nominations with the group. Listen out for Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke – Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, Avicci, Taylor […]

Let’s Get It On – The Life And Music Of Marvin Gaye starring Lloyd Cele @joburgtheatre #LetsGetItOn @LloydCele

Joburg Theatre have just announced the star casting of award-winning musician LLOYD CELE in the international production of LET’S GET IT ON – THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF MARVIN GAYE: on The Mandela stage for a limited season from May 7th to May 16th 2015. Lloyd recently won ‘Best R&B’ single for ALL I NEED IS YOU at the […]

The Fugard Theatre announces cast for Cabaret @TheFugard

Charl-Johan Lingenfelder as the Emcee, taken by Jesse Kramer The stellar all South African cast for the Fugard Theatre’s production of Cabaret, Kander, Ebb and Masteroff’s scintillating Tony award-winning musical, has been announced. In the principal roles, Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Musical Director The Rocky Horror Show, Sunset Boulevard, Emotional Creature, Orpheus in Africa) plays the Emcee, […]

Dress up for #halloween @TheFugard The Rocky Horror Show!

What better way to celebrate Halloween than by attending the award-winning The Rocky Horror Show at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town on Friday 31 October 2014!? Whether it’s witches and ghouls, or fairies in fishnets, anything goes at the Fugard where audiences arrive nightly dressed to the nines, almost upstaging the cast with their […]

Nik Rabinowitz for the Fugard Theatre over the festive season @nikrabinowitz

Top South African comedian Nik Rabinowitz returns to the Fugard Theatre with What the EFF?, his brand new show that runs over the festive season from 16 to 30 December 2014. It’s hard to live in South Africa for more than five minutes without looking around in wide-eyed bewilderment, and asking: “What the EFF?” Whether […]

Bookings for Orpheus in Africa are now open and as an early bird special the Fugard Theatre.

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre are proud to announce the world premiere of David Kramer’s new musical Orpheus in Africa at the Fugard Theatre in January 2015. Orpheus in Africa tells the little known story of the American impresario Orpheus McAdoo and his African-American Virginia Jubilee Singers, who visited South Africa in the 1890’s. […]

The Garage Sale opens at the Artscape Arena from 2 October!

The Garage Sale, part of Artscape’s annual Spring Drama Season, opens on 2 October for a limited season at the Artscape Arena Theatre. Written by Rafiek Mammon and directed by Tara Notcutt, it was presented last year as a Showcase production at the Artscape Spring Drama Season (SDS) of 2013. A dark comedy, the play […]

Artscape spring drama season celebrates it's 10th anniversary!

This year sees the 10th anniversary of Artscape’s much anticipated annual Spring Drama Season that runs from October to November 2014 featuring four diverse plays and two showcases at the Artscape Arena Theatre. The season forms part of the Artscape’s New Writing Programme that is devoted to the professional writing and production of new South […]

South Africa's War Horse comes to @Montecasinoza

The global theatre phenomenon War Horse will be making its South African première later this year, beginning with a season at The Teatro at Montecasino in Johannesburg in October before transferring to the Artscape Opera House in Cape Town in December. War Horse will be presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien, Rand Merchant Bank […]

THE FUGARD THEATRE BIOSCOPE’S 2014 & 2015 WORLD CINEMA SEASON IS ANNOUNCED

THE FUGARD THEATRE BIOSCOPE’S 2014 & 2015 WORLD CINEMA SEASON IS ANNOUNCED The new, and highly anticipated, 2014 & 2015 World Cinema Season at the Fugard Theatre Bioscope has been announced. The new season kicks off in September this year. For the fourth consecutive year, The Fugard Theatre Bioscope will once again partner with The […]

Oscar and the Pink Lady/ Oskar en die Pienk Tannie

Oscar and the Pink Lady/ Oskar en die Pienk Tannie Written by: Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt. With: Sandra Prinsloo Performed in English from and in Afrikaans Director: Lara Bye Lighting designer: Pieter-Jan Kapp Produced by: Sandra Prinsloo and Alexa Strachan Afrikaans translation: Naòmi Morgan Background Music: Braam du Toit Duration: 75 minutes / PG 10 Oscar and […]

Cape Junior Ballet (CJB) presents In The Spotlight Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, 25 – 28 June 2014

The Cape Junior Ballet Company (CJB), Cape Town’s leading junior ballet company, will present six performances of In The Spotlight from 25 to 28 June 2014, featuring the company’s talented dancers in various classical works and a new contemporary piece. The CJB, established in 2005 by Capetonian ballet teacher Dianne Cheesman, is recognized as a […]

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