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Review: BAKED SHAKESPEARE: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at the Outlore Base Has Cape Town Abuzz(ing)
by Jaime Uranovsky - May 29, 2024

Of the four baked Shakespeare productions that have been staged in Cape Town since 2021, I have been lucky enough to have seen three of them. 2024’s show, THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA is, in my book, the group’s best production yet and provides a fun, relaxed, and interactive night at the theatre.

Review: GOLDEN GIRLS at Masque Theatre Is a Hilarious and Moving Tribute to the Classic TV Show
by Jaime Uranovsky - May 29, 2024

GOLDEN GIRLS is one of those TV shows – you know the ones I mean. Those with a fan base whose members would murder to preserve the sanctity of the show in question. It was brave then to stage a show comprising four episodes of this beloved sitcom – but it proved an excellent choice because GOLDEN GIRLS at the Masque Theatre is superb.

Review: DOG ROSE Explores Family Dynamics with Grace
by Faeron Wheeler - May 28, 2024

It was beautiful and I am so thankful for that moment of being drawn into this world. The writing and performances were funny and heartfelt, and you should definitely experience it for yourself.

Review: TROUBLE IN MIND at the Flipside Provides Hilarious and Tragic Social Commentary
by Jaime Uranovsky - May 28, 2024

I’ve always loved seeing plays at the Flipside at the Baxter. Something about observing a production performed in the actual backstage area of the theatre makes me feel like I’m on hallowed ground – I’m somewhere that is sacred, special and usually off limits to the public. These feelings became even more heightened during TROUBLE IN MIND.

The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy Will Perform HOLLYWOOD at Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2024

The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy will present their dance production - Hollywood - set to light up the stage from 19th to 29th June 2024 at Theatre on the Bay in Camps Bay.

Review: I GOT RHYTHM from choreographer David Nixon CBE
by Faeron Wheeler - May 21, 2024

I GOT RHYTHM kicks off the season that marks 90 years of Cape Town City Ballet. And that is something that we should be truly proud of here in the cape. I was curious to see that CTCB went with something non-traditional for the start of this big season. I GOT RHYTHM celebrates the music of George Gershwin.

Cape Town Opera Will Perform LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR At Artscape In June
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024

Cape Town Opera, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, will present Gaetano Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at Artscape from 14 to 23 June 2024. The  opera transfers to the Joburg Theatre on 25 July 2024 for a limited season. 

THE DUMB WAITER Comes to the Baxter Masambe Theatre in June
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2024

THE DUMB WAITER will be onstage at the Baxter Masambe Theatre from 18 - 28 June 2024. Learn more about the production here!

THE MAGIC BOX Will Premiere in South Africa in October
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2024

Disney's The Magic Box, a theatrical experience developed in association with Disney Theatrical Group, presented by Fever, together with Proactiv Entertainment and RGB, and produced by leading local promoter Showtime Management, announced the world premiere of its English-language production.

MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Makes South African Premiere This August
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2024

How Now Brown Cow will present the multiple award-winning My Name Is Lucy Barton this August. Learn more about where to catch the production here!

Review: THE KING OF BROKEN THINGS at Baxter Studio - Baxter Theatre Centre
by Michelle B Lewis - May 13, 2024

This bittersweet adventurous and magical excursion into the rehabilitation of broken and discarded objects will have you immediately enthralled from the opening sounds of children teasing and taunting right through to the end.

Video: Ross Learmonth Premieres Music Video For Latest Single 'Because of You'
by Blair Ingenthron - May 12, 2024

Ross Learmonth, acclaimed singer-songwriter, releases his latest single 'Because of You'. The acoustic ballad showcases Learmonth's powerful vocals and lyrical depth, resonating with fans of Lewis Capaldi, Ed Sheeran, and James Bay.

Producer Skopy Lonky Changes Stage Name To 'Kourage Beatz NSI'
by Blair Ingenthron - May 12, 2024

Nigerian record producer, Tochi Bright Clement, formerly known as Skopy Lonky, announces his new stage name, Kourage Beatz NSI. The change comes after being mistaken for another artist, enhancing his unique identity in the afro-fusion music industry.

David Ward Will Join Cape Town City Ballet in New Gershwin Programme, I GOT RHYTHM
by Stephi Wild - May 09, 2024

David Ward is joining Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB) for their much anticipated production of David Nixon’s jazzy ballet called I Got Rhythm that opens next week at Artscape in Cape Town.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS Comes to the Masque This Month
by Stephi Wild - May 09, 2024

In a celebration of the iconic TV show, The Masque will present THE GOLDEN GIRLS this May! 

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Comes to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 08, 2024

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION comes to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre this month. Performances run 29 May to 30 June.

THE UNTOLD STORY - EDITH PIAF Announced At The Drama Factory
by A.A. Cristi - May 06, 2024

The Untold Story - Edith Piaf will be presented at The Drama Factory from Sun, 9 June 2024 to Sunday, 9 June 2024, featuring music and storytelling by Franky Jones, accompanied by pianist Thinus Ries.ITH PIAF

THE SIN DRINKERS Comes to The Baxter's Masambe Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 03, 2024

Louis Viljoen's new play THE SIN DRINKERS premiered at the Baxter Theatre's Masambe on 23 April 2024, and has kept audiences on the edge of their seats as they meet two characters in search of redemption.

14th Annual Shakespeare Schools Festival SA Opens This May
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2024

The 14th Shakespeare Schools Festival South Africa (SSFSA) takes place from 8 to 27 May 2024 at the Star Theatre at the District Six Homecoming Centre in Cape Town. 

Cape Town City Ballet Celebrates Cross-Genre Collaboration For I GOT RHYTHM
by Blair Ingenthron - April 28, 2024

Celebrate the 90th year of Cape Town City Ballet with their first production, I GOT RHYTHM. This cross-genre collaboration features a unique blend of dance styles, marking a milestone in the company's history.

Review: AMADEUS at Theatre On The Bay
by Faeron Wheeler - April 28, 2024

AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer is widely regarded as an absolute classic play from the 20th century. The words flow off the page with a rise and fall that can mimic great music - exactly what is needed to tell the story of the rivalry between Mozart and Salieri. What I loved most about this offering from Theatre on the Bay is the styling and how that pushed the musicality of the piece even more.

Interview: Jonathan Walker-Kane of TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at Avalon Auditorium (formerly The Fugard Theatre)
by Michelle B Lewis - April 26, 2024

We spoke to the founder of The Endellion Theatre Company, JONATHAN WALKER-KANE who has directed prolifically over the past 3 decades, touring with a wealth of productions in the UK. The Andrew Lloyd Webber hit TELL ME ON A SUNDAY is his first production in South Africa.

Review: TELL ME ON A SUNDAY at the Avalon Auditorium Is a Musical Journey of Self-Discovery
by Jaime Uranovsky - April 25, 2024

Most of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals comprise a large cast and elaborate sets. TELL ME ON A SUNDAY is different: this understated, one-woman musical tells the story of Emma, a Brit who journeys to America to find a man and who ends up finding herself along the way.

Review: ROUND OF APPLAUSE – SOUTH AFRICA STILL STANDING at the Baxter Theatre Centre Should Be Required Viewing for All South Africans
by Jaime Uranovsky - April 25, 2024

Just because you saw ROUND OF APPLAUSE in 2023 does not mean that you’re exempted from seeing Round 2.0. On the contrary, the follow-up to Marianne Thamm’s performative journalism is an absolute must – especially for those who attended last year’s show. It’s one of those rare occasions when the sequel is somehow even better than the original.

The College Of Magic Presents UNBELIEVABLE For Four Shows Only At Artscape!
by A.A. Cristi - April 24, 2024

The College of Magic's new show, UNBELIEVABLE, comes to Artscape for four shows only on 8 and 9 June. 


Peppa Pig Celebrates 20th Anniversary with LIVE tour across SA! in South Africa Peppa Pig Celebrates 20th Anniversary with LIVE tour across SA!
Artscape Theatre Centre (9/6 - 9/8)
Disney's The Magic Box in South Africa Disney's The Magic Box
Artscape Theatre Centre (10/9 - 11/3)
Dude! Wa's My Phone? in South Africa Dude! Wa's My Phone?
Artscape (6/4 - 6/8)
Theatre on the Bay (6/19 - 6/29)
The Magic of Rob Lake in South Africa The Magic of Rob Lake
Teatro at Montecasino (10/9 - 10/27)
Peppa Pig Celebrates 20th Anniversary with LIVE tour across SA! in South Africa Peppa Pig Celebrates 20th Anniversary with LIVE tour across SA!
Teatro at Montecasino (9/20 - 9/24)
MAMMA MIA! in South Africa MAMMA MIA!
Teatro at Montecasino (4/12 - 6/9)

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