LISTINGS

for

ARTSCAPE THEATRE CENTRE

April to July 2011



Note to Editors:

* Please note that the person(s) listed for enquiries per production/event may help with detailed

information and photographs.

 

 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Production & Venue

Open

Final

Starring / Directing / Synopsis

Media Enquiries

Poetry in Motion

2 (Opera House)
Ballet
9 Performances
R90 to R160

26 Mar

6 Apr

Featuring a series of dance vignettes created by well-known choreographers interwoven with music and the spoken word.

Megan du Plessis
021 650 4673
082 840 2521

megan@capetowncityballet.org.za

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

(Theatre Foyer)
Children’s Theatre

15 Performances
R40 to R50

2 Apr

9 Apr

Join the adorable Beatrix Potter bunnies and help Peter Rabbit to survive his latest naughty excursion.

Linette de Kock
021 461 3746
082 224 1030

linette@design-pr.co.za

Dance in the City

(Opera House)
Dance
1 Performance
R100

9 Apr

9 Apr

Five of Cape Town’s leading dance companies join forces to present an evening of sheer dance entertainment to raise funds for the hosting of the prestigious Adeline Genée International Ballet Competition in Cape Town later this year.

Megan du Plessis
021 650 4673
082 840 2521

megan@capetowncityballet.org.za

Godspell

(Arena)
Musical
11 Performances
R110 to R130

14 Apr

24 Apr

A young dynamic cast from the Pinelands Players presents this fun, modern day musical with well-known songs.

David Bolton
084 588 0133

david@cbagroup.co.za

Sinton Jazz Extravaganza

(Opera House)
Jazz music
1 Performance
R100

15 Apr

15 Apr

SA jazz diva Gloria Bosman and local jazz icons are to perform with the Sinton Jazz Band to raise funds for the bands pending tour to China.

Ronel Nagtegaal
082 678 3452

deleurjones@gmail.com

Gianni Schicci / Suor Angelica

(Theatre)
Opera
5 Performances
R100 to R200

16 Apr

21 Apr

A double bill of two Puccini one-act operas, taken from his Il Trittico, in invigorating new interpretations by young South African directors Matthew Wild and Sandile Kamle.

Lesley Liddle
021 410 9820
071 684 2839

lesleyl@capetownopera.co.za

YES Festival Learners Workshops

(Various Venues)
1 Workshops
By invitation

16 Apr
7 & 14 May

16 Apr
7 & 14 May

These workshops are for learners who will perform in the City of Cape Town YES Environmental Drama Festival main festival in May 2011.

Fran Cox
021 689 7085
082 556 0275

Hanick@iafrica.com

Afri-Spaans

(Opera House)
Music
2 Performances
R165 to R195

20 Apr

21 Apr

An exciting fusion of passionate Latino rhythms intertwined with evergreen Afrikaans songs.

Adele du Plessis
011 971 0800
083 251 5186

adele@justimagine.co.za

7th Night of the Legends Concert

(Opera House)
Music
1 Performance
R160 to R220

23 Apr

23 Apr

An exhilarating music concert where legendary artists such as Letta Mbulu, Caiphus Semenyaand Malizole Fololo share the stage honouring their time and successes in the music industry.

Candice Jansen
076 958 9593

candice@headsupcomm.co.za

In HIS Presence Gospel Concert

(Opera House)
1 Performance
R160 to R220

24 Apr

24 Apr

A gospel concert that celebrates the resurrection in song on Easter Sunday.

Candice Jansen
076 958 9593

candice@headsupcomm.co.za

Dress to Impress

(Arena)
Comedy
4 Performances
R45 to R75

28 Apr

30 Apr

A tongue-in cheek play filled with music, dance, fashion, gossip, quirky characters and romance.

Jeremeo le Corduer
021 873 6883
082 576 2079

vultureproductions@live.com

Dancers for Dancers

(Opera House)

Dance

1 Performance

R100 to R120

1 May

1 May

The Theatre Dance Association spearheads this exciting dance collaboration to raise funds for Cape Town City Ballet.

Megan du Plessis
021 650 4673
082 840 2521

megan@capetowncityballet.org.za

Krismis van Map Jacobs

(Theatre)
School Setwork Drama
9 Performances
R40

3 May

13 May

This well-known Adam Small drama offers a peek into life on the Cape Flats in the early seventies.

For learners

Lunch Box Concert

(Chandelier Foyer)
1 Performance
Free

5 May

5 May

Opera goes Pop in this free 45-minutes lunch hour concert.

Lesley Liddle
021 410 9820
071 684 2839

lesleyl@capetownopera.co.za

Brief Lives

(Arena)

Comedy
7 Performances
R70 to R80

7 May

14 May

This adaptation of 17thcentury diarist John Aubrey’s unique contribution to history serves to touch audiences emotions and their funny bones.

Clifford Graham
021 674 4863
083 948 9115

clifford@mondaymissile.co.za

Jesus Christ Superstar

(Opera House)
Musical
18 Performance
R115 to R365

12 May

28 May

A spectacular dramatised version, of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Allison Foat
021 462 7384
083 635 6312

diva_events@iafrica.com

City of Cape Town Acting Competition

(Theatre)
Acting competition
3 Days

19 May

21 May

A national competition for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12 focusing on individual acting ability.

Herman van der Westhuizen
021 948 1801
083 564 2725

herman@bellvillehigh.co.za

Amaza

(Theatre)
School Setwork Drama
9 Performances
R40

23 May

3 Jun

Adultery, deceit and lies are just some of the ingredients of this intriguing tale.

For learners

Xhosafrika Conference

(Isibaya)
Media Launch
1 Event
By invitation

25 May

25 May

The isiXhosa conference is aimed to enhance the development and usage of isiXhosa in terms of Knowledge production, wealth creation and self-development.

Tbc

Luz Maria-Music of Paraguay

(Theatre)
1 Performance
R60 to R90

27 May

27 May

Luz Maria Bobadilla will bring, in the sound of her guitar, the flavour of her Guarany motherland.

Tbc

Voices of Cape Town Gala

(Theatre)
Choral Music
1 Performance
R120

29 May

29 May

The Voices of Cape Town celebrates its 10thanniversary. At this celebratory gala concert it will renders a choral recital with special guest artists.

Tbc

Umbiyozo Youth Festival

(Theatre)
Arts Festival

1 Jun

19 Jun

An arts festival with indigenous music, dance, praise poetry and choral work.

Please refer table below for a list of productions

Alfred Magwaca
021 410 9961

alfredm@artscape.co.za

Youth Jazz Festival

(Theatre)
Jazz
2 Performances
R75

4 Jun

5 Jan

Directed by jazz trumpeter Ian Smith, the 2011 Youth Jazz Festival will select talented jazz soloists to perform as soloists with the Delft Big Band.

Berniece Friedman
021 434 4951
082 892 5877

bernfried@kingsley.co.za

Somebody to Love

(Theatre)
Dance
6 Performances
R60 to R155

8 Jun

12 Jun

The legendary music of super rock group, Queen, comes to live on stage in a sleek, seductive celebration of love with singers and the Mzansi dancers.

Leon Bezuidenhout
011 482 3727
082 459 6748

leon@mzansiproductions.com

Sproetjies

(Theatre)
Dance
2 Performances
R60 to R155

8 Jun

9 Jun

This brand new Afrikaans song and dance show is set in a contemporary interpretation of a timeless fairytale where the Johannesburg-based Mzansi dancers perform along with singers doing a collection of well-loved Afrikaans hit songs ranging from Jantjie to De La Rey.

Leon Bezuidenhout
011 482 3727
082 459 6748

leon@mzansiproductions.com

Dreamgirls

(Opera House)
Musical
20 Performances
R150 to R365

9 Jun

26 Jun

Live the dream of full of onstage joy and backstage drama in this award winning smash hit musical. It features an all-South African cast that brings to life the history and magic that grew out of the music of the 1960`s and 70`s.

Debbi de Souza
082 822 9478

debranne@icon.co.za

Stuur Groete aan Mannetjies Roux

(Theatre)
Musical
11 performances
R150 to R270

22 Jun

3 Jul

An exciting new Afrikaans musical, based on Laurika Rauch hits with songs such as Toemaar die Donker ManOp Blouberg se StrandDie GangMy Ou Tante Koba and many more.

Catherine Luckoff
011 024 5200
082 440 7116

cath@mango-omc.com

Danscape 2011

(Theatre)
Dance
5 Performances
R65

7 Jul

10 Jul

Jazzart Dance Theatre in conjunction with a bevy of young artists creates a montage of works that celebrate the beauty and innovation of collaborative dance in all it’s forms.

Tamarin Morrell
021 410 9828
078 012 7179

marketing@jazzart.co.za

The Nutcracker

(Theatre)
Ballet
4 Performances
R135 to R225

14 Jul

16 July

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company reforms the story of the talented toy maker, who visits a family over Christmas. He brings toys for two children, Clara and Fritz. Clara is particularly taken by one toy, the Nutcracker.

Linette de Kock
021 461 3746
082 224 1030

linette@design-pr.co.za

Careful

(Arena)
Drama
15 Performances
R60 to R90

14 Jul

30 Jul

A delightfully witty and warm-hearted exploration of gender and sexual orientation.

Aileen Berry
021 930 4195
082 654 0630

abcomm@global.co.za

Brundibar

(Theatre)
Opera
4 Performances
R45

18 Jul

21 Jul

A children’s opera by Hans Krása. It was performed by the Jewish children of the Terezin ghetto in Prague, during WWII.

Natalie Barnett
083 653 7129

Indigenous Orchestra Ensemble

(Theatre)
Traditional Music
3 Performances
R60

26 Jul

30 Jul

An eclectic mix of indigenous to mainstream South African contemporary music and jazz, accompanied by brass instruments, keyboard, Mbira, other traditional instruments and dancers.

Alfred Magwaca
021 410 9961

alfredm@artscape.co.za

Umbiyozo Youth Festival

Children of the Mist

(Arena)
Dance
5 Performances
R60

 

1 Jun

4 Jun

The riel dance is one of the oldest indigenous SA dance forms. Also known as the Ikhapara, it was originally performed by the Khoi Khoi.

Candice Jansen
076 958 9593

candice@headsupcomm.co.za

 

Bash or be Bashed

(Arena)
Musical Drama
10 Performances
R50

9 Jun

18 Jun

This musical drama is set against the backdrop of a Matric ball after party. It highlights drugs and HIV/AIDS issues.

Alfred Magwaca
021 410 9961

alfredm@artscape.co.za

Umbiyozo Youth Festival

(Theatre)
Arts Festival
5 Performances
R40

15 Jun

19 Jun

*15/6

– Launch of an exciting youth festival spanning several indigenous performing arts genres.
*16/6 – The Battle of the Youth Big Bands
*17/6 – Indigenous Dance, Music and Praise Poetry
*18 & 19/6 – Choral Tribute to MADIBA with Cape Philharmonic Orchestra

Alfred Magwaca
021 410 9961

alfredm@artscape.co.za

CAPE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (CPO)

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Love Scene from Romeo and Juliet (Berlioz)
Cello Concerto in D minor (Lalo)
Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92 (Beethoven)

5 May

5 May

Gints Glinka (conductor)

Dmitry Kouzov (cello)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Prometheus Overture(Beethoven)
Violin Concerto in D major, Op 61 (Beethoven)
Symphony No 2 in C minor, Op 29 (Scriabin)

12 May

12 May

Gints Glinka (conductor)

Roman Simovic (violin)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Finlandia, Op 26 (Sibelius)
Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, Op 11 (Chopin)
Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op 47 (Shostakovich)

19 May

19 May

Yasuo Shinozaki (conductor)

Claire Huangci (piano)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Maskarade Overture (Nielsen)
Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 22 (Saint-Saëns))
The Planets (Holst)

26 May

26 May

Yasuo Shinozaki (conductor)

Jonathan Oshry (piano)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Symphony No 29 in A major, K201 (Mozart)
Violin Concerto No 2 in G minor, Op 63 (Prokofiev)
Symphony No 4 in E flat major, Op 48 (Glazunov)

2 Jun

2 Jun

Arjan Tien (conductor)

Andrey Baranov (violin)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
The Tempest; Fantasy-Overture, Op 18 [Burya] (Tchaikovsky)
Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op 33 (Tchaikovsky)
Symphony No 2 in E minor, Lop 27 (Rachmaninov)

9 Jun

9 Jun

Arjan Tien (conductor)

Nicholas Altstaedt (cello)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Symphony in B minor, D759, ‘Unfinished’ (Schubert)
Double Concerto for two Violins(David Earl)
Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120 (Schumann)

16 Jun

16 Jun

Thomas Sanderling (conductor)

Farida Bacharova and Suzanne Martens (violins)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

Symphony Concert

(City Hall)
Piano Concerto No 2 in B flat major, Op 19 (Beethoven)
Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor(Mahler)

23 Jun

23 Jun

Thomas Sanderling (conductor)

Melvyn Tan (piano)

CPO
021 410 9809

info@cpo.org.za

OTHER

Event

Open

Final

Synopsis

Contact

The Brundibár Project

(Artscape Foyers)
Art Exhibition

12 Jul

24 Jul

An exciting exhibition, complementing the Brundibár opera performance, consisting of children’s art and writing.

Berniece Friedman
021 434 4951
082 892 5877

bernfried@kingsley.co.za

Bookings

: Artscape Dial-A-Seat at Tel: (021) 421-7695

Computicket Tel: (083) 915-8000 or http://www.computicket.com

*Information correct at the time of issue. Dates and venues may change. Artscape may

not be held liable for any discrepancies that may occur at short notice.

www.artscape.co.za

ISSUED ON BEHALF OF ARTSCAPE BY AFRIKOM – (24 March 2011)

Enquiries: Ryan Ward, Artscape, Tel: (021) 410-9812

: Frikkie Odendaal, Afrikom, Tel: (021) 423-7263

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