Monthly Archives: March 2017

The magic has a Freckleface

I watched the children.  I often do in children’s theatre.  They were absolutely and utterly absorbed.  I looked back into the audience.  So were the parents. The latest production of Freckleface Strawberry, The Musical is, as usual, marvellous.  The National … Continue reading

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Good Me, Bad Me – Book Review

Title:  Good Me, Bad Me Author:  Ali Land Publisher: Penguin Random House Year: 2017 Genre:  Fiction/Thriller Format:  Paperback Recommended Selling Price:  R295.00 ISBN 978-0-718-18293-9   This was a good read, entertaining and exciting.  The story of a young girl whose … Continue reading

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From Sea to Shining Sea

Whether or not the American Art Song is a specific type of genre is not known to me.  There are certainly many of them and they enrich the classical vocal repertoire greatly. Wits University selects their outside performers carefully, intent … Continue reading

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Icons and Aikonas – Tea with Pieter-Dirk Uys

One of the problems with loving theatre and going often is that people always seem so incredulous when one doesn’t recognise a name, a brand.  Thus it was that my cousin stared at me in disbelief when I told her … Continue reading

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Revised casting for La Traviata, the Ballet

Press release below: G uest artists Juan Pablo Ledo from Buenos Aires and Daniel Szybkowski from Cape Town City Ballet join Joburg Ballet’s dancers in the casting line-up for the company’s 10-performances of La Traviata – The Ballet at Joburg … Continue reading

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Rusalka – Live at the Met in HD

The next production in the current Met: Live in HD season is the acclaimed production of Dvorak’s “Rusalka”, directed by Mary Zimmerman.  I previewed this gem this afternoon at Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank. The Metropolitan Opera’s new production of Dvorak’s … Continue reading

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Dani and the Lion at POP Art in Maboneng

As part of the POPUpstairs season 2016/2017 supported by the National Arts Council of South Africa. Directed by Nicholas Spagnoletti, Dani and the Lion takes place at a bar at the end of the world known as “The Den”. This … Continue reading

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