MUSIC

2011 IDOLS PERFORM AT SPECIAL CHARITY CONCERT

15 Dec 2011 to 15 Dec 2011 Music, Showbizz, Theatre
South Africa’s top three Idols perform together for the first time since 2011 finals in a special charity concert at GrandWest Grand Arena.

21-year old Dave van Vuuren, 29 year-old Capetonian Mark Haze and 23-year old Crushandra Forbes, also originally from Cape Town, plan to make their first joint concert a memorable one that the audience will not forget. Joining them Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels as well as favourite Cape Town comedian Kurt Schoonraad.

ABBA SHOW – THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC WORLD TOUR

18 Jan 2012 to 05 Feb 2012 Music, Showbizz, Theatre
Performed by ABBAsolutely FABBAulous. Showtime Australia presents the best of ABBA live - all the musical memories, costumes, flares, boots and disco balls! Relive the magic that was the ‘70's and ‘80s with best loved renditions of Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando, Mama Mia, I Do I Do I Do. Joburg Theatre, The Mandela, Braamfontein.

ALLY & CLARIE'S FAVOURITE CLASSICS

13 Feb 2012 to 18 Feb 2012 Music, Theatre, Comedy
Two gentlemen with more passion for music are hard to find. Long-standing colleagues and friends Alistair Izobell and Clarence Ford bring their passion and knowledge of music to the stage. Clarence's Favourites on Heart 104.9 FM every Sunday will be transported to main stage at the Baxter with Alistair Izobell as producer and performer, with a 7-piece band and 6 backing vocalists, featuring Felicity Keron and Nur Abrahams. An evening not to be missed! With Alistair Izobell you are guaranteed to have an electrifying evening. Baxter Theatre, Cape Town

AMERICAN ANTHEMS

21 Feb 2012 to 11 Mar 2012 Dance, Music, Theatre
Produced in association with Harley-Davidson. this Spectacular Rock Musical based around search for legendary rock star that disappeared in early 90’s at the height of his fame. Route 66 FM leads search for rock star, Rocky Rhodes, tracking him across America to bring him back for one last concert. Featuring sensational cast of singers, dancers, musicians, this Rock Musical promises to be the rock show of the year, recapturing memories of America’s most iconic music. Joburg Theatre, The Mandela, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

BRAVO OPERA AFRICA

23 Mar 2012 to 31 Mar 2012 Music, Theatre
Opera Africas 1st production 2012. Sparkling celebratory affair. Africas most dynamic opera company is rolling out the red carpet to present a glittering tribute to everyone who made a contribution to growth and wealth of this independent living artistic organisation over past 18 years. First half, Vocal Triumph, showcases extracts from companys most memorable productions, including Princess Magogo, Aïda, Carmen, Faust, The Magic Flute and La Traviata. As a fitting climax to 18 years operatic innovation in South Africa, Opera Africa presents World premiere of new Zulu work, Ziyankomo. Joburg Theatre, The Mandela, Braamfontein.

CLASSICAL MUSIC Lunch Time CONCERTS

06 Jan 2012 to 28 Dec 2012 Music
FRIDAY LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS 2012 Line-up

13 Jan 2012 : UNISA piano finalist - James Redfern - Works by Bach and Beethoven

20 Jan 2012 : Tango Programme - Nadia Iankova-Loureeiro (piano) and Lilyana Kamenova (vocals)

27 Jan 2012 : Spanish Concert - Aukse Trinkunas – (Mezzo Soprano) and Olga Tsihelashvili – (piano)

03 Feb 2012 : Child prodigy, Neo Motsaste on violin with Dianne Coutts on piano. Works by Vivaldi, Bach and Massenet

JPO SEASON WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN 2012

Programmes may change or alter without prior notice.

Old Mutual Theatre on the Square - Every Fri at 12h45 for 1pm. Tickets R30 includes coffee and biscuits.

DON’T TUNE ME – I’LL TUNE YOU

25 Jan 2012 to 29 Jan 2012 Music, Theatre
A ONE MAN MUSIC AND COMEDY SHOW - Chris Tokalon is a musician, composer, performer, sound therapist and recording artist. Has played sax and flute since 1979 in wide variety of jazz ensembles, musicals and cabarets, as well as being constantly involved in and performing local original music with bands and artists such as Peto, the Jazz Hounds, Steve Newman, Tony Cox, Drum Cafe and his own world music project, Soulbird. Known for ability to mimic musical instruments, birds, animals and people in performance and developed natural ability for overtone singing and creating evocations of natural sounds as part of a Sound therapy process. Kalk Theatre, Cnr Rouxville Road and Main Rd, Kalk Bay

DUSTY – THE STORY

26 Jan 2012 to 19 Feb 2012 Music, Showbizz, Theatre
Featuring PJ Powers. Dusty Springfield acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960's onwards. Showtime Australia is proud to bring to the stage for the first time, DUSTY – You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me, a musical biography supported by a South African selected cast, and international live band. Don’t miss your chance to witness a South African legend return to the stage in the most anticipated musical event of the year! Joburg Theatre, The Fringe, Braamfontein.

Joburg Carnival - JOZI my JOZI

31 Dec 2011 to 31 Dec 2011 Dance, Festival, Music
Streets of Joburg will be alive with colour and sound of carnival on New Year's Eve. More than 2,000 carnival participants from the city's seven regions will turn Jozi into a fantastic party full of fun and entertainment, that is sure to entertain the whole family. During the carnival, troupes from different regions will compete for different prizes, incl best large costume, best troupe costume, best overall interpretation of sub-themes and best choreographed region. Jozi my Jozi 125, celebrates Johannesburg turning 125 years old.

Parletones Live

19 Aug 2013 to 19 Aug 2013 Music, Night Life, Theatre, Roadshow
Showtime : 8:00pm - Barnyard Theatre, Cresta Centre, Randburg.
The Parlotones kicked of their professional career in 2003 rising to forefront of South African music by 2006 when they signed a European license deal on the back of their debut single beautiful being used in a Fuji film commercial. Since then The Parlotones have become the biggest selling band in South Africa and have delivered over 200 shows in 2008 across SA, UK and Europe. Key performances include Live Earth, Coke Fest, SXSW, Midem, Africa Day, IPL global Broadcast and the 2009 Presidential Inauguration.

Key acknowledgements include:
-South African Music Awards 2006 - Best Rock Album
-You Awards 2007 - Best Band
-FHM Readers Choice 2007
-MK Awards 2007 - Best Video
-Resfest 2007 Best Video (nomination)
-People’s Choice Awards 2008 - Best Music Act
-Best Band Award – Caxton’s best of JHB
-Loerie Kraft Award 2008 (first time music video won at Loeries)
-MTV Africa 2008 – Best Group nomination
-MTV Africa 2008 – Best Alternative nomination
-MK Awards 2009 – Best Video
-MK Awards 2009 – Best Animation
-MK Awards 2009 – Best Serenade
-SAMA Awards 2009 –MTN Record of year (nomination)
-SAMA Awards 2009 – Best Global Chart DVD (nomination)
-SAMA Awards 2009 – Best Music Video Of The Year
-International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2008 Music Video (first place)
-International Songwriting Competition (ISC) 2008 Performance (second place)