Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Little Mermaid

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jnr packages the magic of the movie into a musical and children who enjoy that will love the production at The People’s Theatre. The set and lighting (both by Marius Boshoff) is magical, both under the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour at Emperors is much more than just a drink

Sandy Dyer has put together the new mini-extravaganza, Cocktail Hour, at Emperors Palace. This is an upbeat entertaining hour of carefully constructed song and dance. From before the show starts one can hear thematic music to get the listener in … Continue reading

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Dirty Dancing Dazzles

The musical, Dirty Dancing, now on at the Teatro at Montecasino, has a strong coming-of-age storyline (Eleanor Bergstein), touching at times, contrasting the carefree life of the rich with the hardships of the workers, culminating in a feel good ending. … Continue reading

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Andy Bates, Star of Street Feasts, cooks at the Food Lover’s Market

I have a male friend who cooks. When I casually, ok deliberately, dropped the name “Andy Bates” into the conversation it evoked the reaction “He’s very good”. I was able to report that he is indeed. I was invited to … Continue reading

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Frivolous and fabulous fun

The Hurly Burly Show, Naughty but Nice, a burlesque show which made it to both London’s West End and Joburg’s East Rand is being billed as ‘the’ show to see at the moment. I went along to see what all … Continue reading

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The Johannesburg Musical Society year ends on a festive note with Inon Barnaton

The JMS musical year has been fantastic. Ten top quality recitals, mostly for piano, have thrilled discerning Johannesburg audiences. The year kicked off with Mirijam Contzen on violin and Bryan Wallick on piano, followed by Alexander Lubyantsev and Pallavi Mahidhara … Continue reading

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Historic Victory Theatre under new threat

The Victory Theatre is the home of the Umoja show. In less that two weeks the liquidators of holding company could sell it to an “adult entertainment” group – apparently to turn it into a brothel. This would be a … Continue reading

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