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Cape Town Concert Series:
South Africa’s most prestigious chamber music platform
Founded in 1955, the Cape Town Concert Series is South Africa’s leading chamber music and recital concert platform- with artists also performing at venues such as London’s Wigmore Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York. Each month they present a concert of the highest calibre in the Baxter Concert Hall, providing the best acoustics for the best music. The evenings are presented in an intimate friendly way, with musicians often introducing their music to the audience and afterwards available to greet and answer questions from the concert goers, making these evenings unique and connected. It is the mandate of the series to ensure these concerts are affordable to all and as such subsidise the ticket prices to more than half of what they would normally be.
Watch this space for details on the 2019 season
For more information on the series and artists
please visit the Cape Town Concert Series listing on YEI
and the Cape Town Concert Series website.
Killer hit musical CHICAGO returns to razzle dazzle SA again!
It would be criminal to miss it!
A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world’s sexiest musical returns in 2019! YOU’VE GOT IT COMIN’ as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO unfolds to show-stopping songs including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’.
The multi-talented all-South African touring cast, band and crew begin rehearsals in Johannesburg this month ahead of an international tour to New Zealand and China. The South African leg of the tour in association with BBC First brings CHICAGO back to Artscape, Cape Town from 15 March until 14 April 2019, thereafter heading to Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019. Booking is open at Computicket.
From the opening line to curtain close – there’s nothing like CHICAGO on stage. Originally staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2005 and again, owing to popular demand, in 2008 at Montecasino’s Teatro and Artscape, this show has been enjoyed by more than 210,000 theatre-goers. Reviewers and critics alike raved about the show. “This Musical is Hot with a capital H. It’s so sexy that it sets temperatures soaring – even on a chilly night!” said The Citizen while The Tonight called the show “A class act all the way …. CHICAGO is impeccable, irresistible, unmissable” and Artslink simply summed up the show “A hot, hot ticket.”
After eleven years, this sensual, seductive smash hit musical returns to these venues bringing back one of this country’s most successful theatre productions. And, back for the show are leads Samantha Peo (Cabaret, West Side Story, Strictly Come Dancing) and Ilse Klink (Mamma Mia!, Show Boat, Isidingo), as well as Craig Urbani (Sound of Music, Rock of Ages, Scandal) who reprises the role of the devious lawyer, Billy Flynn in South Africa while Jonathan Roxmouth (Phantom of the Opera, Evita, Sweeney Todd) plays this role in New Zealand and China. Also returning to the show is KJ Haupt (Rocky Horror, Carmen, Phantom of the Opera) with Carmen Pretorius (Sound of Music, Jersey Boys, Lien se Lankstaanskoene) and Grant Towers (Funny Girl, Sound of Music, Avenue Q) joining the company in principal roles. Ensemble members from CHICAGO’s 2005 and 2008 seasons, also returning to the show are husband and wife, Ferdi Gernandt and Diani Gernandt and Tandi Gavin as the Hungarian murderess, Hunyak. The remainder of the CHICAGO ensemble features Lesego van Niekerk, Raquel Munn, Natasha van der Merwe, Brittané van Loggerenberg, Jenna Child, Alexandra Girard, Jarryd Nurden, Michael Fullard, Hugo Madeleyn, Craig Arnolds, Thamsanqa Njoko, Sibusiso Mxosana, Darren Greef and Stephan van der Walt.
Produced by Showtime Management in association with Barry & Fran Weissler and David Ian CHICAGO has a combined South African and international creative team including Associate Director, Tania Nardini and Re-creation of New York Production Choreography by Gary Chryst, both of whom have staged CHICAGO across multiple continents. Award-winning Musical Director, Bryan Schimmel (Jersey Boys, Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will lead the 11-piece orchestra and the sexy, stylish ensemble will once again razzle-dazzle South African audiences. This great musical is simply … Broadway at its best.
“We are delighted to have most of the original company for our return, and I believe the tremendous talents of each and every member in the company will take this all-South African production to even greater heights in 2019.” says Hazel Feldman, CHICAGO’s SA Producer. “From its unique choreography in the style of Bob Fosse to its sizzling score and intriguing plot performed by some of this country’s most talented performers makes it one show not to be missed.”
Winner of six Tonys, two Oliviers, one Grammy, two Baftas and six Academy Awards, CHICAGO is the longest-running musical revival in Broadway history and truly is “The sharpest, slickest show on the block” (The Times, UK).
CHICAGO has everything that makes Broadway and the West End great – a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another, including Razzle Dazzle; the sexiest, most sensational dancing and a sharply sophisticated set which incorporates the live orchestra.
It’s no surprise that this devilishly delicious musical has brought cheering audiences to their feet all around the world, from Australia to Argentina, from Spain to South Africa. An estimated 31 million people have seen CHICAGO, which has played over 32,500 performances worldwide.
CHICAGO continues to be one of the most successful international musical hits of all time. CHICAGO’s international appeal stems from its enticing tale of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery-characteristics the entire world is drawn to. “I know a WHOOPEE spot …..” Book now for CHICAGO 2019 by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com Computicket is the official ticketing partner for the Chicago ‘The Musical’, and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.
Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival
which shines with an enchanting mix of Disney royalty
World-famous ice spectacular skates into Pretoria for the first time!
Get ready to enter a winter wonderland as Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring the most magical moments from across the Disney kingdom to Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and, for the very first time, Pretoria as Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival skates into South Africa next year.
Produced by Feld Entertainment Inc and brought to South Africa by leading local promoter, Showtime Management Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival opens in Pretoria for the very first time on Friday, 14 June 2019 at Sun Arena at Time Square, Menlyn Maine for a limited season, including the public holiday on Monday, 17 June 2019. Thereafter Disney On Ice returns to the Ticketpro Dome, Johannesburg from 21 to 30 June. The production then moves to Durban’s ICC Arena from Wednesday, 3 July to Sunday, 7 July and on to GrandWest, Cape Town from Wednesday, 10 July to Sunday, 14 July 2017. Why not take advantage of the special once-off Disney On Ice Early Bird 15% discount across all full price tickets valid for the month of November 2018 only. Tickets are only available from Computicket, the official Disney On Ice ticketing agent.
In a new twist on fairy tale fun, comical segments from everyone’s favourite Disney films set the scene for the show stopping on-ice stories of princesses Ariel, Rapunzel and Belle. Plus, enjoy a special appearance by Anna and Elsa from the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen! Audiences will journey up the North Mountains with the hilarious snowman Olaf, rugged mountain-man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven as they help the sisters along the way in a story full of action, adventure, magic and unforgettable characters.
Produced by Feld Entertainment, Magical Ice Festival is an enchanting mix of royalty, highlighting the stories of Disney’s most beloved heroines with energetic choreography that will have audiences singing, dancing and cheering their favourite Disney characters as they each embark on their own epic journeys. Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse guide fans through a winsome wonderland where they encounter Sebastian and the Daughters of Triton from Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the rowdy inhabitants of the Snuggly Duckling from Disney’s Tangled and the loyal enchanted servants from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
“By pulling together moments from classic Disney stories to the Academy Award winning animated film Frozen and combining them with elements of comedy and music, we developed a truly unique way to re-tell each fairy tale,” says Producer Juliette Feld.
For the past six years South African audiences have been thrilled by the excitement of a new Disney On Ice show every July school holiday. Disney On Ice returns in 2019 with its latest news show, Magical Ice Festival. “Each year, a new production of Disney On Ice is created to bring favourite Disney characters to families around the world. We are pleased to announce a new adventure awaits Disney fans next year, including shows in Pretoria for the first time.” says Tony Feldman from Showtime Management.
Tickets are now on sale for South Africa’s favourite family winter school holiday outing. Special discounted family packages are available. Book at Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or your nearest Computicket service centre. Patrons are asked to please note that owing to safety regulations each person, irrespective of age (including babes in arms and children under two years) must have a purchased ticket. Fans are encouraged to only book through the official authorised ticketing agent for Disney On Ice. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to Disney On Ice is not guaranteed. To discover more about Disney On Ice, log on to www.disneyonice.co.za or visit us on Facebook and YouTube.
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