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Review: Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

Review: Joburg Ballet’s Cinderella

A Sparkling and Magical Year-End Treat! By: David Simmons 2018 has been a very busy year for Joburg Ballet. They have skilfully presented audiences with world class offerings, not forgetting a company of dedicated artists each embracing their own unique talents. Each production, whether a classical representation or modern enactment, has set a very high standard for dance in this country. The level of flair ...

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We Talk to Jann Klose

We Talk to Jann Klose

Jann Klose back in SA for his In Tandem Tour. by David Simmons If you haven’t heard the name Jann Klose before or been privy to his music for that matter, you may want to do some research! This award-winning pop singer and song writer has just launched his new Album In Tandem and together with an eclectic arrangement of tracks, Jann’s strong message shines ...

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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 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: 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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The Color Purple Ruturns

The Color Purple Ruturns

Joburg Theatre’s Hit Returns in the Same Year, with a new Shug Avery! Producers Joburg Theatre and Bernard Jay announced that The Color Purple would be extending its run on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre for Women’s Month in August 2018. Popular actress and vocalist Lelo Ramasimong, who achieved a great personal success playing the role of Darlene in The Color Purple in February, ...

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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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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 theatrical theatre have once again unravelled this very bold and gutsy story on stage and this time around it is here in Johannesburg. Introducing complex characters to an audience can be a daunting task especially when the themes presented are strong, expressive and at times brutal. However, it is ...

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The Color Purple

The Color Purple

A richly woven story of love, friendship and the strong bond of Womanhood. By David Simmons If there was ever a greater time for women to feel empowered in the world and most importantly in South Africa, that time is now! The Color Purple, currently showing at the Joburg Theatre, couldn’t have come at a more auspicious time. Women all over the world, empowered by ...

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