You’ve Earned It’s “What’s On” guide features the best of what’s on
for seniors, pensioners, retirees in South Africa in the coming months
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.
13 April: Daniel Ciobanu Piano Recital
25 May: Junnan Sun & Megan-Geoffrey Prins
15 June: Winter Matinee with Alexander Ramm
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.
Dear Music Lovers
A new concert series launches at the Old Nectar Gardens on 23/24. Bookings are also open for KKNK in April, Greyton Classics for All in May and the Hermanus Fynarts in June. There are also a handful of tickets left for the annual picnic extravaganza of Starlight Classics at Vergelegen this coming Friday and Saturday.
For your classical fix, remember Fine Music Radio is now broadcasting not only on 101.3fm but via channel 838 on DSTV and via the web at www.fmr.co.za. They also have an online calender and diary listings every morning at 8.30am as well as interviews with artists every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 midday. They are a wonderful community radio station- please do tune in and support when you can.
The SACollege of Music at UCT is now in full swing. They have concerts every Tuesday -where you can see the stars of tomorrow as well as return visits from alumni – on 26 March international star tenor Levy Sekgapane will be in recital with Jeremy Silver. Download their brochure here: http://bit.ly/2GKeGkz and all bookings are done through www.webtickets.co.za
This – and much more – as always more details can be found from facebook, FMR, whatsonincapetown.co.za, Computicket, Webtickets and Quicket.
So whether it’s a big gala or an intimate recital – do make a date with live music this March
Mar 19-23: Recuerdos with James Grace @Theatre on the Bay
Mar 20: Keenan John Meyer @Youngblood
Mar 23: 8 Colours of the Rainbow @Baxter
Mar 26: Levy Sekgapane & Jeremy Silver @Baxter
Mar 28 – 30: La Serva Padrona @Youngblood
Mar 31: David Pinoit @Richard Wagner Society
Eight Larger-Than-Life Monster Jam® Trucks head to SA
Get ready for full throttle family fun when Monster Truck Juggernaut Monster Jam® tears through Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg for the first time ever! With just weeks to go before the most family-friendly motor sport in the world today makes its debut at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban on Saturday, 20 April followed by Cape Town Stadium on Saturday 27 April and ending at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday, 04 May 2019, tickets are selling fast exclusively from Computicket, the official authorised Monster Jam SA ticketing agent.
With the best truck line-up assembled for an international stadium performance, the show will feature eight of the world’s most famous Monster Jam trucks, including Monster Jam World Finals® champions Grave Digger® and Max-DTM, providing an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Monster Energy, Gas Monkey GarageTM, Megaladon®, ZombieTM, El Toro Loco® and Monster Mutt Dalmatian® join the larger than life spectacular that takes place on specially-designed tracks that optimise mobility so the most recognisable trucks in the world can go head to head in wheelies, donuts, obstacle course racing and freestyle competitions pushing the Monster Jam trucks to their limits.
The 2019 Monster Jam season sees trained, world-class international male and female athletes battle it out for supremacy on the track. They have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete but the vital dexterity to control 4, 500 kg machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds of up to 110 km per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world.
El Toro Loco is one raging bull who can the smell fear of its competitors. Driver Becky McDonough is one of the outstanding female Monster Jam drivers and the first ever Monster Jam female crew chief who also holds the 2013 Arena Wheelie of the Year title. Don’t be fooled by the cute ears, tongue and tail of Monster Mutt Dalmatian, the Monster Jam truck driven by fellow female driver, Candice Jolly. This “puppy” is ferocious on the track! Look out for Bari Musawwir as the ever popular Zombie comes back from the afterworld to rev up the competition while Monster Jam veteran, BJ Johnson drives Gas Monkey Garage based on the garage made famous in Discovery Channel’s hit television show, Fast N’ Loud. Driven by Charles Pauken, Grave Digger is one of the most decorated Monster Jam trucks in the world producing championship winning racing. Possibly the fastest machine in the sport, Max-D is driven by Colton Eichelberger but the title of the most menacing looking Monster Jam truck must surely go to Megaladon, driven by Chad Tingler. Steven Sims drives Monster Energy, the machine that represents a high-profile product with power, drive and of course, loads of energy!
Brought to South Africa by American-based Feld Entertainment and leading local promoter, Showtime Management together with McDonalds in association with SuperSport and regional radio media partners East Coast Radio, Kfm 94.5 and JacarandaFM, Monster Jam is also known for its pre-show ‘Pit Party’, giving the crowd unprecedented access to the stars of the show. Fans can meet their favourite drivers, get up close to each Monster Jam truck, participate in a variety of fun activities and purchase official Monster Jam merchandise such as flags, t-shirts and hats to show support for their favourite truck, team, and driver. Tickets for the Pit Party cost R150 each. Quantities are limited and available only with an event ticket. A Pit Party ticket is included in the exclusive Premium Lounge tickets at R800 per ticket. The Pit Party is from 1pm to 3:30pm with final entry at 3:00pm.
Get ready for the ride of your life! Having electrified crowds in some of the world’s most iconic stadiums, Monster Jam is set to rev South Africa for the first time. Discounted family packages available plus a Pit Party family option! Book now by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com
Fans are encouraged to book through Computicket, the only official authorised ticketing agent for Monster Jam. There are significant risks in buying from other sources and entry to a Monster Jam event is not guaranteed if you do so. For more information on Monster Jam log onto MonsterJam.com or follow us via our social channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. #MonsterJamSA
SHOW INFORMATION 2019
DURBAN: Saturday, 20 APRIL, Moses Mabhida Stadium
CAPE TOWN: Saturday, 27 APRIL, Cape Town Stadium
JOHANNESBURG: Saturday, 04 MAY, FNB Stadium
SHOW TIME: 6pm
DURATION: Approximately 2 to 2,5 hours including intermission
No children under 3 years. Strictly no unaccompanied minors.
Fans are encouraged to wear earplugs or earmuffs let your family enjoy the fun while reducing the exposure to high levels of noise.
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