Theatre Guide 06 July – 12 july 2012

Burn the Floor – The Temperature Rises
This Broadway dance-performance hit has all the sexiness of the Tango, the energy of the Samba and the class of the Waltz. A modern take on timeless dance classics, Burn the Floor will reignite your passion for ballroom dancing.
11 – 29 July
R125 – R315
Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 410 9838

The Blue Iris
Directed by director Janice Honeyman, and put on in collaboration with the Fugard’s Founding Producer Eric Abraham.
Set in the vast Karoo in an old farmhouse ruined by a devastating fire, the poignant story centres on an intimate exchange between farmer Robert Hannay (Graham Weir) and his faithful housekeeper Rieta Plaasman (Lee-Ann van Rooi). As the two work to restore the ravaged site, they share personal tales, unveil and explore painful memories and reveal long-hidden secrets.
7 July – 28 July
R110 – R140
Fugard Theatre, Corner Harrington and Caledon Street, Cape Town, Tel: (021) 461 4554

Imperial Russian Ballet
Imperial Russian Ballet Company is back with a programme that includes Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Walpurgis Night, the one-act ballet from the opera Faust by Charles Gounod, Adagio from the ballet Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov, the Grand pas de deuxfrom the ballet Don Quixote by Ludwig Minkus and finally the Can-Can Surprise by Jacques Offenbach.
Until 8 July
R130 – 250
Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Joey Rasdien – Mixed DNA Tour
Headline South African comedian/actor Joey Rasdien is bringing his off-the-wall take on the effect of Anthropology and Evolution on the social psyche. His crazy, thought-provoking analysis will have you laughing until you cry. Mixed DNA promises to be an hysterical evening and a rare opportunity to see Rasdien flying solo in a one-man show.
9 – 12 July
Baxter Concert Hall, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Jazzart’s Azishe
This inaugural theatre dance festival with eight dance companies. An independent panel of adjudicators will select one exemplary dancer as the recipient of the Azishe Award for dance skill and artistry.
Until 8 July
Artscape Theatre

Vodacom Funny Festival
Alan Committie, Imran Yusuf, Kev Orkian, Kurt Schoonraad, Piet Potgieter, Carl Wastie, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Jon Hicks, Gamarjobat, Kagiso Mokgadi
Until 7 July @ 8pm
R95 – R140
Concert Hall, Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Kat & The Kings comes home to District 6
David Kramer & Taliep Petersen’s smash hit musical, Kat and The Kings.  This high energy production will be performed for the very first time in the heart of District 6 with a combination of award-winning soloist and a dazzling new young cast from Cape Town.
Until 18 August
R100 – R150
Fugard Theatre, Caledon Street, District 6, Tel: (021) 461 4554

TheatreSports is hilarious improvised comedy, it’s the high-octane, non-stop, laugh-a-minute show where you, the audience, decide on the show you’re going to see! It’s pure improvised theatre, performed by two teams of absurdly talented actors.  Each show is a once-off adventure of spontaneously invented scenes, stories and music, based entirely on your suggestions
Every Tuesday @ 8:30pm
R40 – R50
Kalk Bay Theatre, Tel: 072 9393351