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THE LONG SHOT IMPROV COMEDY Brings Spontaneous Fun to Alexander Upstairs THE LONG SHOT IMPROV COMEDY Brings Spontaneous Fun to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in South Africa

Long Form Improv Comedy performed by The Long Shots! We'll be making it up on the spot... all of it! No Scripts! Improvised scenes and stories inspired by a specific theme or format. (more...)
LEAR'S FOOL to Play Alexander Upstairs LEAR'S FOOL to Play Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in South Africa

Lear's Fool is a solo, written for a single fool, based on the tragedy written by William Shakespeare. One of the last of the royal fools, Earless the Fearless, is fool to the elderly King Lear. He regales the audience with the tale of how the King decides to give up his power and divide his realm amongst his three oh so loving daughters; Cordelia, Regan and Goneril. Surely it all end's well? Alas not! Thus we follow a descent into tragedy, betrayal and murder, all told from the perspective of the brave Earless the Fearless. (more...)
TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL to Premiere at the Artscape Opera House in South Africa Prior to UK Transfer TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL to Premiere at the Artscape Opera House in South Africa Prior to UK Transfer
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in South Africa

Fans of musical theatre can anticipate the rare opportunity to attend opening performances of a large-scale new musical in Cape Town. Tiger TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL, a rousing epic set in Cardiff's bustling multi-racial docklands at the turn of the last century, will have a short run at the Artscape Opera House this May before transferring to the United Kingdom in late 2017. (more...)
ASSITEJ International Theatre Festival Offers Young People Chance to Catch World Theatre ASSITEJ International Theatre Festival Offers Young People Chance to Catch World Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in South Africa

Cradle of Creativity: The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young Audiences is a spectacular African festival with some of the most exciting international and local theatre for young audiences set to take to the stage in Cape Town this May. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in South Africa

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Wesley Wolhuter to Hold Solo Piano Recital at the Masque Theatre Wesley Wolhuter to Hold Solo Piano Recital at the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in South Africa

Join Wesley Wolhuter, art music composer, pianist and cellist, as he performs a solo piano recital at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg on 2 April at 19:00. (more...)
Artscape Theatre Foyer Hosts THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT This April Holiday Artscape Theatre Foyer Hosts THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT This April Holiday
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in South Africa

The Beatrix Potter's delightful story for children, THE TALE OF PETER RABBIT, will be at Artscape Theatre Foyer during the April school holidays, presented by Stagecraft Drama Studio. (more...)
Internationally Acclaimed HAMLET Returns to South Africa for Limited Engagement Before Heading Off to the USA Internationally Acclaimed HAMLET Returns to South Africa for Limited Engagement Before Heading Off to the USA
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in South Africa

A limited season of Abrahamse & Meyer's production of HAMLET will be performed at Theatre on the Bay in April. (more...)
Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa Avoid Festival FOMO: How to Plan a Trip to the 2017 National Arts Festival in South Africa
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in South Africa

To avoid a big dose of Festival FOMO, it is time for both local and international visitors to start planning for a trip to the South Africa's biggest bucket-list cultural and social celebration, The National Arts Festival. This year's Festival takes place from 29 June until 9 July. (more...)
Double Fleur du Cap Win for Current Theatre On The Bay Attraction JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Double Fleur du Cap Win for Current Theatre On The Bay Attraction JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in South Africa

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT - currently running at Theatre on the Bay - won two awards at the 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. (more...)
James Grace Returns to the Alexander Upstairs with GUITAR HERO 2 James Grace Returns to the Alexander Upstairs with GUITAR HERO 2
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in South Africa

Acclaimed guitarist and two-time SAMA nominee James Grace makes a welcome return to the Alexander Bar with GUITAR HERO 2, which showcases the most popular guitar-based songs and melodies from the 20th century, drawing on a variety of playing techniques from an array of genres. (more...)
Entries for Sixth SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Open on 31 March Entries for Sixth SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition Open on 31 March
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in South Africa

Calling all writers! It's SCrIBE time! Entries for submissions for The Imbewu Trust's 2017 SCrIBE Scriptwriting Competition open on 31 March. (more...)
The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards The Fugard Theatre Wins Three Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in South Africa

The Fugard Theatre scooped three prestigious Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards at the 2016 ceremony which was held at Artscape Theatre last night. (more...)
BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards BWW Special Feature: Top Ten Highlights from the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards
by David Fick on March 20, 2017 in South Africa

The Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards were presented at a ceremony themed 'Live with Flair' at the Artscape Theatre Center last night, with the undisputed highlight of the night being the disruption of the ceremony by Mamela Nyamza, Chuma Sopotela, Buhlebezwe Siwani, and Zikhona Jacobs. (more...)
BWW Special Feature: Countdown to the 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Sees Nominees and Theatre Politics Take a Bow BWW Special Feature: Countdown to the 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards Sees Nominees and Theatre Politics Take a Bow
by David Fick on March 19, 2017 in South Africa

The 52nd Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards will be presented tonight at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town. With the local theatre industry counting down to the ceremony, BroadwayWorld presents a special feature that highlights the nominees and some of the discourse that has transpired since the nominations were released last month. (more...)
THREE'S A CROWD Opens Next Month at Guga S'Thebe Arts and Culture Centre THREE'S A CROWD Opens Next Month at Guga S'Thebe Arts and Culture Centre
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in South Africa

The Siyasanga Cape Town Theatre Company, which has over the past two years been working with new South African playwrights to develop new plays, will be producing two of these plays this year. (more...)
Children's Theatre Company to Bring SEEDFOLKS to Cape Town, Seattle and Nine Minnesota Venues Children's Theatre Company to Bring SEEDFOLKS to Cape Town, Seattle and Nine Minnesota Venues
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in South Africa

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will bring its production of Seedfolks to the prestigious ASSITEJ International World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. Prior to this international touring stop, CTC will bring Seedfolks to Seattle Children's Theatre in the Unites States. (more...)
Magnet Theatre Presents ROCKING THE CRADLE Festival Magnet Theatre Presents ROCKING THE CRADLE Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in South Africa

Magnet Theatre will host a fringe showcase of theatre for early year's audiences in Observatory, Cape Town from 24th to 26th May 2017 as part of the Cradle of Creativity, the 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People in Cape Town from 17 to 27 May 2017. (more...)
Jennifer Steyn Stars in SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION at the Baxter Jennifer Steyn Stars in SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION at the Baxter
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in South Africa

After her phenomenal, double Fleur du Cap-nominated performances in A Doll's House and The Inconvenience of Wings last year, Jennifer Steyn returns to the Baxter stage to star as the remarkable anti-heroine, Galactia in Howard Barker's Scenes from an Execution, at the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 30 March to 22 April at 7.30pm nightly and a matinee on 1 April at 2.30pm. (more...)
Gauteng Gears Up for JOBURG'S MOST WANTED Gauteng Gears Up for JOBURG'S MOST WANTED
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in South Africa

???????Cape Town's Most Wanted is happening for a seventh time at Artscape in June this year. Already it is a Hip Hop highlight in the Cape Town calendar. It is an insane time when the mood runs high and all the best of Cape Town's Street Dancers can be found giving their all for three performances on the Artscape stage. (more...)
Alexander Upstairs Presents THE TRIPLE M MAMMMAS KURK ABOUT AZANYA! Alexander Upstairs Presents THE TRIPLE M MAMMMAS KURK ABOUT AZANYA!
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in South Africa

The Triple M Mammmas Kurk About AzaNya! is a sketch comedy show starring a troupe of four African ladies who use satire, parody and pastiche to hold up a critical mirror to society to reflect socio, political and economic issues faced by South Africans today. In this show, the "mammmas" are the founders of a local stokvel that caters at "mekete, manyalo le mafu" and offer a taste of their world acclaimed dish: "Nnete" (meaning truth)!  (more...)
Alexander Upstairs Presents THE REAL DIRT Alexander Upstairs Presents THE REAL DIRT
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in South Africa

Within a two year period that coincided with his thirtieth birthday, Lebogang Mogashoa moved countries, lost a parent, and changed careers. He insisted that he was fine; all he needed was chardonnay, an entire carrot cake and a good night's sleep - every single day. Until he was mugged at gun point just before his thirty-first birthday. (more...)
Alexander Upstairs Presents KAFKA'S APE Alexander Upstairs Presents KAFKA'S APE
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in South Africa

Kafka's Ape, a Silver Ovation Award winner at the National Arts Festival 2015 was adapted by Phala O Phala and is based on Franz Kafka's A Report to An Academy. Using physical theatre to tell the story of the central character, , actor extraordinaire Tony Miyambo gives an incredible and convincing performance of an ape to human transformation, provoking deep questions about what it means to be a human being. (more...)
PENNY Comes to Alexander Upstairs PENNY Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in South Africa

Striking theatre, film, and television actress Zethu Dlomo takes to the stage as Penny. In her mid-20's, a graduate with an honours degree in Drama from a prestigious university but struggling to find work. Talented, beautiful, with loving parents, and has a GBF. Despite this, she struggles to unlock the doors to her dreams of being a successful actress. Struggling to make ends meet, she lives in a state of constant insecurities. (more...)