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It’s celebration time at Joburg Theatre with 2012 marking Joburg Theatre’s 50th anniversary.
Being the forerunner of providing world class entertainment, Joburg Theatre has lined-up another magnificently diverse array of shows for the year:
THE ABBA SHOW
Performed by ABBAsolutely FABBAulous
The Mandela, January 18 to February 5
Showtime Australia presents the best of ABBA live - all the musical memories, costumes, flares, boots and disco balls! Relive the magic that was the ‘70's and ‘80s with best loved renditions of Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Mama Mia, I Do I Do I Do and many more.
DUSTY – THE STORY
Featuring PJ Powers
The Fringe, POSTPONED
Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960's onwards. Showtime Australia is proud to bring to the stage for the first time, DUSTY – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, a musical biography starring PJ Powers, supported by a South African selected cast, and international live band.
THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH
The Mandela, February 11
Kristian Matsson, the Swedish singer song-writer is a soft-spoken guy who stands somewhere around five and a half feet tall. But on stage, he's known as The Tallest Man on Earth, a name he's earned with his unforgettable live performances and one of the boldest, most captivating voices around. Following sell-out performances in the UK, Europe and Australia for his latest album tour ‘The Wild Hunt’, Matsson will be coming to South African stages for the first time.
AMERICAN ANTHEMS – THE SPECTACULAR ROCK MUSICAL
The Mandela, February 21 to March 11
Produced in association with Harley-Davidson, and for the first time in South Africa, AMERICAN ANTHEMS is the Spectacular Rock Musical based around the search for a legendary rock star that disappeared in the early 90’s at the height of his fame. The show encapsulates the most Iconic American music featuring artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bon Jovi, Eagles, Elvis, Bryan Adams, Michael Bolton, featuring such songs as Walking in Memphis, We Built This City, Bat out of Hell, Born to Run, America, St Elmo’s Fire, Sweet Child of Mine, Proud Mary, and many more.
ILAN SMITH – IMAGINE
The Fringe, February 22 to March 4
Ilan Smith, magician and illusionist, master of intrigue and wonder invites you to his world of make believe. Able to amaze, mystify and enrapture, he will release you from reality; suspend your disbelief and most importantly make you dream....It’s time to start believing.
THE UNIVERSAL BALLET OF KOREA presents SWAN LAKE
The Mandela, March 16 to March 18
The acclaimed 58-member ballet company will perform the most beloved of all classical ballets, Tchaikovsky’s SWAN LAKE, for four performances only.
Since 1995, THE UNIVERSAL BALLET OF KOREA has given a total of 439 performances in 18 countries outside of its home base in Korea. This new three-year World Tour covers more ground than any taken before, encompassing cities in Europe, North America, the Middle East, familiar haunts in Asia - and finally South Africa. SWAN LAKE is presented at Joburg Theatre in association with M-Net.
BRAVO OPERA AFRICA
The Mandela, March 23 to March 31
Opera Africa’s first production of 2012 will be a sparkling celebratory affair. Africa’s most dynamic opera company is rolling out the red carpet to present a glittering tribute to everyone who made a contribution to the growth and wealth of this independent living artistic organisation over the past 18 years.
The Fringe, March 28 to April 1
Freddy, a frustrated actor, looks at his life and life in general and realises how funny it really is. After 20 years in the business, he has plenty of stories to share. In his travels back in time, we meet his first ‘girlfriend’, Regina, his sassy old grandmother, Granny Ester, and his childhood neighbour, Oom Fanie, to mention but a few. An evening of great fun and laughter!
ADAPT OR FLY
The Fringe, April 3 to April 29
2012 will see Pieter-Dirk Uys close the bracket with a new onslaught against a politically-correct regime with ADAPT OR FLY. The Rainbow Democracy will be in its eighteenth year. The African National Congress will be gearing up for its crucial congress in Mangaung during the second half of the year. Everything in our country has changed and yet some things seem to be the same old story. Poverty, violence, crime, corruption, media control, confusion and fear were the realities of life during the 1980s. Has history repeated itself in some areas and turned tragedy into farce?
ADAPT OR FLY was also inspired by politics. At the height of the Malema-speak of nationalization of mines and land-grabs of farms which frightened many people into near-panic, a spokesperson for the ANC Youth League was heard to suggest that if whites did not like the fact that the youth would take over South Africa, then they could go somewhere else: ‘Adapt or fly!’
GISELLE performed by The South African Ballet Theatre, with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra
The Mandela, April 12 to April 29
Giselle is the ultimate ballet love-story – of a prince who falls in love with a peasant girl and of her love for him which is stronger than betrayal and death.
MOSCOW CIRCUS ON ICE
The Mandela, May 2 to May 13
Edouard Miasnikov presents the MOSCOW CIRCUS ON ICE. Renowned for its amazing agility in the rink, MOSCOW CIRCUS ON ICE delivers a sensational collection of big top performances on skates from the land of plentiful snow. Clad in dazzling outfits, the talented stars astonish and delight as they juggle, leap and spin their way through a series of balletic acts on the points of their blades, and transform circus acts into art.
LE GRAND CIRQUE ADRENALINE
The Mandela, May 23 to June 17
LE GRAND CIRQUE returns with their brand new show ADRENALINE. A jaw dropping visual feast of the most thrilling and exciting Cirque acts on earth. Featuring a cast of over 40 of the most extreme athletes from around the world, LE GRAND CIRQUE ADRENALINE explodes onto the stage with death-defying, edge-of-your-seat acrobatics. Extravagant and mesmerising, LE GRAND CIRQUE ADRENALINE will capture the imagination of the entire family. LE GRAND CIRQUE ADRENALINE is presented at Joburg Theatre in association with M-Net.
BURN THE FLOOR
The Mandela, August 1 to August 19
Joburg Theatre, together with media partner M-Net, is excited to announce the show’s return to Joburg in 2012, as well as a three-week season in Cape Town and two-week season in Durban. The enormous popularity and unprecedented response by the South African public led to exceptional demand for tickets. From Harlem's hot nights at The Savoy, where dances such as the Lindy, Foxtrot and Charleston were born, to the Latin Quarter where the Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa steamed up the stage, BURN THE FLOOR takes audiences on a journey through the passionate drama of dance. The elegance of the Viennese Waltz, the exuberance of the Jive, the intensity of the Paso Doble - audiences will experience them all, as well as the Tango, Samba, Mambo, Quickstep and Swing.
ESSENCE OF IRELAND
The Mandela, September 18 to October 7
Now with their biggest and most talented cast of dancers, singers, and musicians, ESSENCE OF IRELAND combines breathtaking dance routines with the very best of Irish music, a touch of Irish craic, all cleverly woven into a heart-warming tale. Anyone Irish or otherwise, cannot fail to be mesmerised by this truly amazing show. Described by the Irish World as “Entirely Unique” and “Highly Recommended”, the critically acclaimed ESSENCE OF IRELAND is taking theatres by storm.
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
JANICE HONEYMAN’S GIANT of a pantomime
October 31 to December 30
A classic panto tale, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK tells the story of Jack, who is tricked into trading his cow for some magic beans. But the beans grow into a beanstalk leading to a magical land ruled by a giant! Starring TOBIE CRONJÉ as the villain, DESMOND DUBE as the Dame, BONGI MTHOMBENI as Jack, CARLY GRAEME as Raspberry Rose, and LOUISE SAINT-CLAIRE as Fairy Fenella Fynbos. Cheer the hero, boo the villain, and revel in the stunning costumes and magical scenery for which Joburg Theatre pantomimes are so renowned. JACK AND THE BEANSTALK is brought to you by BankservAfrica, in association with M-Net.
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