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  • Review: Matilda The Musical

    Review: Matilda The Musical

    From Page to Stage: Matilda is the musical of the year! By: David Simmons There is a refreshing sati...

  • Review: The Nutcracker

    Review: The Nutcracker

    An enchanting pre-Christmas treat! by David Simmons In the wonderful make-believe world of Ballet, s...

  • Review: Cirque Infernal

    Review: Cirque Infernal

    The Vision of a New Circus comes to town! by David Simmons With just a few days into spring, things ...

  • Review: Tap Dogs

    Review: Tap Dogs

    High-Adrenaline, Full-Voltage Tap Tour kicks off in SA! by Louw Mulder After kicking myself in 2013 ...

  • From Bloemfontein to Broadway

    From Bloemfontein to Broadway

    If you’re good to Betty, Betty… still won’t be good to you! By Louw Mulder Late in 2016, we ra...

  • Review: Cartoon Network Live

    Review: Cartoon Network Live

    A World Opened Up for the Little Ones! Caroon Network may be one of the first channels that has been...

  • Review: Fire & Ice

    Review: Fire & Ice

    A double act feature that will have you hooked by David Simmons It’s very rare we get to witness two...

  • Avenue Q

    Avenue Q

    Innovative Theatre Showcasing More than Meets the Eye by Louw Mulder Avenue Q… there’s a...

  • Sound Of Music

    Sound Of Music

    A Nostalgic, Delightful Presentation for Total Enjoyment By Louw Mulder The Teatro came alive, with ...

  • Carmen

    Carmen

    A seductive and theatrical feast for the eyes. By David Simmons Celebrating art in South Africa is p...

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    An Electric and Flamboyant Jolt of Rock and Raunch! by David Simmons Gate69 together with VRT theatr...

  • The Color Purple

    The Color Purple

    A richly woven story of love, friendship and the strong bond of Womanhood. By David Simmons If there...

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Scrooge comes Alive on Stage this Christmas by Louw Mulder The age old tale of the miserable Scrooge...

  • Rock Of Ages

    Rock Of Ages

    Very Funny, Somewhat Dirty, but Let’s Rock! by Louw Mulder There are only a few things better ...

  • Pinocchio

    Pinocchio

    Reawakening the magic of an age-old fable by David Simmons I am always in awe of the Joburg theatre,...

Review: Matilda The Musical

Review: Matilda The Musical

From Page to Stage: Matilda is the musical of the year! By: David Simmons There is a refreshing satisfaction when one leaves a theatre after a musical with children at its core. Think back to the timeless musicals you have seen not only as a child, but also more recently on our South African stages. The Sound Of Music comes to mind with unique and ...

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Review: The Nutcracker

Review: The Nutcracker

An enchanting pre-Christmas treat! by David Simmons In the wonderful make-believe world of Ballet, stories of love, romance and friendship come to life with the powerful and somewhat eloquent energy of dance at its core. For a sparkling October showcase, the company from Joburg Ballet brings the timeless story of The Nutcracker to the Joburg Theatre’s Nelson Mandela stage. With a slick production and choreography by ...

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Review: Cirque Infernal

Review: Cirque Infernal

The Vision of a New Circus comes to town! by David Simmons With just a few days into spring, things are gradually warming up at Joburg Theatre! For the next two weeks, Cirque Infernal takes to the stage and kick starts the warmer months with a fiery bang! With a proudly all-European cast, this part circus part fantasy journey brings a certain mystery and interest to ...

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Review: Tap Dogs

Review: Tap Dogs

High-Adrenaline, Full-Voltage Tap Tour kicks off in SA! by Louw Mulder After kicking myself in 2013 for only seeing the show once, I was delighted to have learnt that Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs would return to South Africa this year, to showcase the very best in Tap at Montecasino’s Teatro as well as a limited run in Cape Town. This week, I had the privilege ...

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From Bloemfontein to Broadway

From Bloemfontein to Broadway

If you’re good to Betty, Betty… still won’t be good to you! By Louw Mulder Late in 2016, we ran a story on Menopause, a successful drag show presented by the Beefcakes franchise, which is still running every Friday night at their Illovo restaurant. Now, almost two years later, with the new Burger Bar in the chain which opened in Pretoria, the Dare-to-Drag and Love-to-Love ...

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Review: Cartoon Network Live

Review: Cartoon Network Live

A World Opened Up for the Little Ones! Caroon Network may be one of the first channels that has been viewed by millions of viewers when DSTV started their digital satellite service, but now, kids in Cape Town and Johannesburg also had the chance to see some of their favourite characters live on stage, when Cartoon Network Live came to the Teatro in Montecasino. The stage is ...

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Review: Fire & Ice

Review: Fire & Ice

A double act feature that will have you hooked by David Simmons It’s very rare we get to witness two completely different genres of dance in one very exciting and ambitious evening. Fire an Ice, a befitting name for two contrasting works, opened at the Joburg Theatre to mixed emotions. Diehard classical Ballet enthusiasts will revel in a gorgeous presentation of Act 3 of Raymonda, ...

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Innovative Theatre Showcasing More than Meets the Eye by Louw Mulder Avenue Q… there’s actually so much to say about this production, currently on stage at the Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre. It’s a puppet show, but it’s an adult play, it’s a superbly composed musical, but it is also a presentation of the fact that South African Theatre is ready to take the next steps ...

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Sound Of Music

Sound Of Music

A Nostalgic, Delightful Presentation for Total Enjoyment By Louw Mulder The Teatro came alive, with the Sound of Music, when this musical opened at Montecasino last week. This run comes after what is believed to have been a hugely successful World Tour, forcing audiences onto their feet in Manila, Singapore, Macau and Colombo. Now, in Johannesburg, the stage production of the World’s most loved musical, ...

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Carmen

Carmen

A seductive and theatrical feast for the eyes. By David Simmons Celebrating art in South Africa is probably one of the most rewarding pastimes a person can participate in. We not only pay homage to art in its theatrical form, but applaud and honour the bursting and at times overlooked talent our country has to offer. The latest, sumptuous offering from Joburg Ballet brings us ...

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