What's On in Gauteng October 13-21Jennifer de Klerk
Jennifer de Klerk: This weekend you can pop along to the Joburg Theatre and be part of the audience for SABC2’s live recordings of the Gospel Classics series.
It’s been running since Tuesday, but there is a show today at 6.30pm with Rebecca Malope and others and tomorrow at 2.30pm there’s are 10 singers and groups lined up including Kelly Khumalo and Marah Louw.
Andre the Hilarious Hypnotist is at the Victory Theatre until tomorrow, and the Bafunny Bafunny Olympic team led by Mark Banks is going for gold at Montecasino.
The unusual Antjie in Berlin has two more shows, today and tomorrow at the Market Theatre.
The children’s show Goggas at the National Children’s Theatre also comes to an end this weekend.
Tomorrow at the Linder Auditorium Russian pianist Konstantin Scherbakov is playing for the Johannesburg Musical Society. Apparently he specialises in playing pieces that most pianists consider unplayable.
On Tuesday the one-man show Sunday Morning, with James Cuningham, returns to the Old Mutual Theatre on the Square for another two weeks. If you missed it first time around, grab the opportunity, it’s witty, poignant and extremely good drama.
Also on Tuesday a new show, From the Mouths of Babes, opens at the Market Theatre. In this musical show three young Jewish women tell stories about their lives, the lives of their parents and grandparents, and how they arrived in South Africa.
At the Globe at Gold Reef City, the chefs are singing and skewering in Chef, Rattle & Roll, a musical cooking show from Tuesday.
More song and dance in the hit musical Kat and the Kings at Montecasino until mid-November.
In Pretoria the TUT students are staging Sarafina! at the Breytenbach Theatre. At Wits the Re-visioning Dance festival runs from Wednesday to Friday focussing on dance works created for the camera.
At the University of Johannesburg the students are tackling a dance version of Dangerous Liaisons, a game of betrayal and revenge from Thursday to the end of the month.
Next Sunday at 3pm the youngsters of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, Johannesburg Symphonic Wind Band and the Johannesburg Jazz Youth Ensemble join forces with the Johannesburg Youth Ballet in “un-RAVEL-ed”, based on the music of the composer Ravel, in the Joburg Theatre. Both groups are now auditioning for 2013.
Jennifer de Klerk is editor of Artslink.co.za. For more information on these shows and other events nationwide see www.artslink.co.za