CPT – Theatre Guide 01-07 Feb 2013

Celebrating Communiversity of South Africa
Join the phenomenal comic performer and host Nik Rabinowitz and the joy-creating musicians of Hot Waterfor a fabulous evening of laughter, music  and inspiration celebrating the official launch of the Communiversity of South Africa – a visionary social enterprise co-founded by pioneering students, professionals, educators and entrepreneurs in Cape Town in 2012.
5 February @ 7pm
R150 – R295
Baxter Concert Hall, Main Road, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Music from Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Kenny Rogers, Kris Kristofferson, Dolly Parton, Adele, Carrie Underwood, Cat Stevens, Shania Twaine, The Eagles & many more.
Until 3 March
R130 – R170
Barnyard Theatre, Shop F09, Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Avenue, Tygervalley, Tel: (021) 914 8898

Men’s Issue
Cape Town funny men Stuart Taylor and Kurt Schoonraad team up with radio personality Nigel Pierceof Good Hope FM and award-winning director Heinrich Reisenhofer to bring you an outrageous comedy magazine show about maturing men dealing with the modern world. Men’s Issue is a jam-packed first edition with tons of stand-up comedy, interviews, gorgeous girls, sports news, fashion tips, giveaways, competitions and, of course, lots of audience interaction.
5 – 23 February
R70 – R120
Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Dirty Dancing
Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds, who come together in that will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.
From 18 January
R100 – R400
Artscape Opera House

The Three Little Pigs
Two good pigs are dead. The mutilated bodies of the brothers, decorated police officers both, were found in their respective homes on the same night of a savage and grizzly revenge crime. The prime suspect, a wolf, is still at large … and he wants the third little pig dead.
Until 9 February
R60 – R120
Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre, Main Road, Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685 7880

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The 2013 annual Shakespeare in the park presentation is a fun filled presentation in an African lodge setting, with laser light fairies.
Until 26 February
R110 – R160
Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Cardenio is dubbed ‘the lost play re-imagined’, a text (re)written by Gregory Doran of the Royal Shakespeare Company based on a folio of the last Shakespeare/Fletcher collaboration – widely thought to be Shakespeare’s last writings.
Until 16 February
R110 – R160
Maynardville, Open Air Theatre

The Maynardville Open-Air Theatre’s sylvan setting offers the perfect backdrop for one of the world’s most popular of all classical ballets.
Until 17 February
R110 – R130
Maynardville Open-Air Theatre

Kaapse Stories
This delightful musical revue celebrates the joyful, resilient spirit of the colourful people who populate the city that lies at the foot of Table Mountain. Couched in the recent history of the Cape, “Kaapse Stories” deftly relates stories of Cape Town and her people, their struggles, victories and personalities, all with a hefty dose of comedy. With classic songs made famous by artists such as Miriam Makeba, Freddy Mercury and even Shakira (with the “World Cup” song), there is something for everyone. The opera part of the evening is stupefying, but, hush, we don’t want to reveal any more. Spellbound best describes what audiences are, when they discover the magical voices and soaring talent on display in this unique, local production.
Mondays – Saturdays @ 7:30pm
Richards Supper Stage, 229a Corner Main Road, Corner Glengariff, Tel: 434 4497

The Improguise Improv Festival
The comedic masterminds behind Cape Town’s longest running live improvisation show, TheatreSports bring their 11 day homage to the art of ad-libbing to Kalk Bay Theatre.  With different theme taking centre stage each night, there’s bound to be some of side-splitting material made to crack a smile from even the most ardent stoic.
30 January – 9 February @ 8pm – 9:45pm
52 Main Road, Kalk Bay, Tel: 072 9393351