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Artscape's Heritage Jazz Series To Be Dedicated To Jazz Master Errol Dyers Artscape's Heritage Jazz Series To Be Dedicated To Jazz Master Errol Dyers
by BWW News Desk on July 26, 2017 in South Africa

Dedicated to the late Jazz  master Errol Dyers, Artscape Theatre Centre's "Jazz Masters: Tribute to the Legends" concert series is due to be showcased from 28 - 30 September. (more...)
General Public Ticket Sale for Yusuf Cat Stevens Delayed General Public Ticket Sale for Yusuf Cat Stevens Delayed
by BWW News Desk on July 26, 2017 in South Africa

Due to unforeseen production scheduling and logistic issues, the planned on-sale of all tickets to Yusuf / Cat Stevens' November concerts in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban will be temporarily delayed. (more...)
UNIQUE WONDERS Comes to Alexander Upstairs UNIQUE WONDERS Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on July 26, 2017 in South Africa

The magicians' secret world exists behind locked doors, Stuart Lightbody offers you a key. Spend an evening inside Stuart's mind, a place full of fading memories where strange impossibilities lurk. (more...)
Cape Town Funnyman Dalin Oliver to Return to the Baxter Theatre This August Cape Town Funnyman Dalin Oliver to Return to the Baxter Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in South Africa

One of Cape Town's favourite comedians is set to return to the Baxter Theatre this August in The Mother City, for a three-week run with a brand new dose of comedy and laughter. (more...)
Dance For All Presents MUSIC A' LA CARTE Dance For All Presents MUSIC A' LA CARTE
by BWW News Desk on July 25, 2017 in South Africa

Music a' La Carte will take you on a journey to bring you some of the most popular and memorable musicals from the greatest composers of all time. (more...)
South Africa's Best Comedians Headline CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS Comedy Benefit Showcase at The Fugard Theatre South Africa's Best Comedians Headline CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS Comedy Benefit Showcase at The Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in South Africa

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a once-off Comedy Benefit Showcase at the iconic Fugard Studio Theatre this August. Featuring the comic talents of Rob van Vuuren, Nik Rabinowitz, Sne Dladla, Shimmy Isaacs, Daniel Mpilo Richards, Yaaseen Barnes and CJ Benson, this stellar line up of some of South Africa's best comedians is certain to keep the audience in stitches. (more...)
Award-Winning Team to Stage Poetic Exploration of History and Memory in RED ALOES at the Magnet Theatre Award-Winning Team to Stage Poetic Exploration of History and Memory in RED ALOES at the Magnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in South Africa

An award-winning team will present the premiere of RED ALOES, an exciting new production at the Magnet Theatre this August. Written and directed by Themba Stewart, RED ALOES melds poetic text with image-based language to explore a rarely documented time in South Africa's history. (more...)
Jonathan Rubain's I'M IN LOVE WITH A GUITARIST Returns to the Baxter for a Limited Season in August Jonathan Rubain's I'M IN LOVE WITH A GUITARIST Returns to the Baxter for a Limited Season in August
by BWW News Desk on July 20, 2017 in South Africa

Virtuoso guitarist, producer and director Jonathan Rubain is back for the third time with his sold-out hit show, I'M IN LOVE WITH A GUITARIST, at the Baxter Concert Hall for three performances only. (more...)
MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU to Play Out the Week at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU to Play Out the Week at the Sand Du Plessis Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 19, 2017 in South Africa

Lefra's farces are an annual institution in South Africa, and in 2017, fans can look forward to MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU. The loud-out-loud production, under the direction of Frans Swart, South Africa's king of farce, will run for three performances at the Sand du Plessis Theatre as a part of the Vrystaat Arts Festival. (more...)
BWW Review: IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS Has the Potential to Be the Battle Cry it Sets Out to Be BWW Review: IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS Has the Potential to Be the Battle Cry it Sets Out to Be
by David Fick on July 18, 2017 in South Africa

Imagine a late-night German television programme like MANN, SIEBER! filtered through the pop culture aesthetic of an American variety show like SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, and you might know what to expect from IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT, which is more a 'kabarett' than what South African audiences have come to call cabaret. (more...)
The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers and their Carnival of Friends Roll Into Stellenbosch This August The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers and their Carnival of Friends Roll Into Stellenbosch This August
by BWW News Desk on July 22, 2017 in South Africa

It is carnival time in Stellenbosch! This August, THE FANTASTIC GRIFIZZI BROTHERS will roll into the City of Oaks with a rad set up that includes everything from food trucks and bars to a double decker bus-cum-restaurant, a barber shop, fun rides and an animal-free circus in a Big Top tent. (more...)
Star-Studded South African Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for The Fugard Star-Studded South African Production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Set for The Fugard
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in South Africa

An all South African production of the West End smash hit comedy SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE comes to the Fugard Theatre in 2017 with the best of this country's acting talent. This South African premiere is a Fugard Theatre production presented by Eric Abraham. (more...)
DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER Sets Sail for Artscape Opera House DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER Sets Sail for Artscape Opera House
by BWW News Desk on July 17, 2017 in South Africa

Cape Town Opera is excited to announce the staging of its first Wagner opera in seventeen years since TANNHÄUSER in 2000. Director Matthew Wild's new production of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER will unleash the ghosts of Dutch colonialism in the Mother City to thrilling effect. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup on July 16, 2017 in South Africa

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Claremont Dramatic Society Presents ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Masque Theatre Claremont Dramatic Society Presents ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in South Africa

Tom Stoppard breakout play, ROSENKRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, will play a season at the Masque Theatre this July. This existential masterpiece brims with wit and this new production promises to be an unforgettable theatrical experience. (more...)
Puppet Show BUNNY AND THE MAGIC HAT Set to Entertain Families at the Masque Theatre this Winter Holiday Puppet Show BUNNY AND THE MAGIC HAT Set to Entertain Families at the Masque Theatre this Winter Holiday
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in South Africa

The Masque Theatre is proud to announce that the BUNNY AND THE MAGIC HAT is set to delight family audiences this winter holiday. This magnificent family puppet theatre show is presented by SHRiNKray Puppets. (more...)
New home for Village Green Craft Market at the 2018 National Arts Festival New home for Village Green Craft Market at the 2018 National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in South Africa

One of the major developments planned for the 2018 National Arts Festival is the moving of the Village Green to a new site in Grahamstown. The market, which hosts about 300 traders, crafters, food vendors and artists during the course of the 11-day Festival, will move off Rhodes University's campus to the playing fields of Victoria Girls High School in Beaufort Street. (more...)
Cape Town Audiences Counting Down the Days Until THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP's Opening at Theatre On The Bay Cape Town Audiences Counting Down the Days Until THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP's Opening at Theatre On The Bay
by BWW News Desk on July 16, 2017 in South Africa

With the Johannesburg leg of its tour running full tilt, audiences in the Mother City are counting down the days until the opening night of THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town. DOWNTON ABBEY and the TWILIGHT saga collide in Charles Ludlam's spoof, will is being presented in South Africa by VR Theatrical by special arrangement with Samuel French. (more...)
The National Arts Festival Reports Final Attendance Figures and Names Top-Performing Shows at #NAF17 The National Arts Festival Reports Final Attendance Figures and Names Top-Performing Shows at #NAF17
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2017 in South Africa

The National Arts Festival, which ended in Grahamstown last Sunday, has reported its final attendance figures for the year. Opening on 29 June, the Festival ran for 11 days in the small university city of Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. (more...)
KLARA MAAS SE HART IS GEBREEK, ENSOMEER: DIE VLOEISTOF TRILOGIE on Stage at the Alexander Upstairs This July KLARA MAAS SE HART IS GEBREEK, ENSOMEER: DIE VLOEISTOF TRILOGIE on Stage at the Alexander Upstairs This July
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in South Africa

The Alexander Bar's intimate Upstairs Theatre will host the Wessel Pretorius and David Viviers production, KLARA MAAS SE HART IS GEBREEK, ENSOMEER: DIE VLOEISTOF TRILOGIE, this July. Written and directed by Pretorius, the hour-long presentation is an anthology of a trio of theatrical tales. (more...)
Alexander Upstairs to Present Jemma Kahn's Kamishibai Memoir IN BOCCA AL LUPO Alexander Upstairs to Present Jemma Kahn's Kamishibai Memoir IN BOCCA AL LUPO
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in South Africa

Jemma Kahn's Kamishibai memoir IN BOCCA AL LUPO will play a week-long season at the Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre this July. Written by Kahn with Tertius Kapp, this is Kahn's third kamishibai show, following THE EPICENE BUTCHER and WE DIDN'T COME TO HELL FOR THE CROISSANTS.  (more...)
Old Town Band and Friends Come to Alexander Upstairs Old Town Band and Friends Come to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in South Africa

A night of foot tapping country/bluegrass/folk music with the exciting new Old Town Band. Old Town comprises Grace Newton on vocals and guitar, and Arno Van Zyl on the banjo. (more...)
One Night Only at the Drostdy Teater for Philip Moolman this July One Night Only at the Drostdy Teater for Philip Moolman this July
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2017 in South Africa

Popular actor and singer Philip Moolman will play one night only at the Drostdy Theatre in Sellenbosch this July. Most people remember Moolman as Andre Vorster in EGOLI or Neil Macdonald in SONKRING, but his career kicked off when he won Ster '90, a national singing and songwriting competition in which he was named the best singer and songwriter. (more...)
Student Theatre Award Winners Named at 2017 National Arts Festival Student Theatre Award Winners Named at 2017 National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in South Africa

With the Festival having come to a close, the award winners for this year's Student Festival were named by an advisory team consisting of Greg Homann (who headed up the panel), Thami akaMbongo, Lara Bye, Mwenya Kabwe, Liiane Loots, Nobesuthu Rayi and Tracey Saunders. (more...)
2017 National Arts Festival Honours Winners of Standard Bank Ovation Awards 2017 National Arts Festival Honours Winners of Standard Bank Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in South Africa

More than two hundred productions premiered on the Fringe at The National Arts Festival this year. With the latest edition of the Festival now complete, the names of the winners of the annual Standard Bank Ovation Awards have been announced. (more...)