CPT – Theatre Guide 20-27 Dec 2013 CPT – Theatre Guide 20-27 Dec 2013

The Belles and Beaux of Ballet

CAPE Town City Ballet presents an exquisite selection of beautiful scenes from a host of favourite ballets at the Opera House with the star ballerinas and danseurs of the company performing some of the most enticing roles in the ballet repertoire.

Until 22 December

R125 – R220

Artscape Opera House, Tel: (021) 421 7695

My Low-Fat, Almost Italian Wedding

JOIN in the fun and laughter of the festive season with this new Paul Slabolepszy comedy.  It is to be the marriage of Salvatore’s and Mavis’ daughter Victoria, the traditional tensions of a marriage day are increased because this is almost an Italian wedding, while in the background chef Alpheus is trying to take over Salvatore’s trattoria to sell pap en vleis.

21 December – 4 January

R50 – R85

Artscape Arena, Tel: (021) 421 7695

A Streetcar Named Desire

TENNESSEE Williams’ Pulitzer Prize masterpiece gets another lease on life with director Darryl Spijkers’ use of music and movement to capture smoky New Orleans. Blanche du Bois is a fading, but still-attractive, Southern belle whose pretensions to virtue and culture only thinly mask alcoholism and delusions of grandeur.

10 – 18 January

R85

Artscape Arena, Tel: (021) 421 7695

Night & Day

THIS irresistible tribute to legendary songwriter, Cole Porter, offers the perfect way to bid farewell to 2013 and welcome the start of the New Year.  It is a delight of memorable tunes and lavish costumes with elements of jazz, tap dance and cabaret

31 December –  11 January

R150 – R250

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

*Scrooge

Foot has assembled a formidable cast and creative team to bring to life this timeless Dickens favourite with Lottering as the miserly-turned-giving character Ebenezer Scrooge.

Until 25 January

R110 – R170

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

The Tin Soldier

CAPE Town City Ballet’s artistic director, Robin van Wyk, has choreographed a brand new ballet, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale of a tin soldier’s love for a paper ballerina. Set to the beautiful music of Alexander Glazunov, this presentation at the Opera House guarantees perfect family entertainment during the holiday season.

Until 24 December

Artscape Theatre, Tel: (021) 421 7695

My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace

My Word! Redesigning Buckingham Palace is a celebration of the life and work of legendary writer Richard Rive. But at the same time it’s a salute to District Six, the heart of Cape Town.

Until 31 December @ 7pm

R80 – R120

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Wrongly Accused

Wrongly Accused follows a young man from the Eastern Cape who finds himself in deep trouble with the law when he is accused of robbing an Indian cellphone-shop owner. Waseef plays six characters to hilarious effect, blending pathos, comic timing, Ghoema songs and ballads, to create a dynamite theatre experience.

Until 18 January @ 8:30pm

Baxter Theatre, Tel: (021) 685 7880

Surf’s Up: Ultimate Beach Party Tribute Show

Billed as the ultimate beach party, this swinging, toe-tapping affair brings island living to the stage with a show that boasts classic summer tunes from the soundtrack of Grease, the original surfer dudes The Beach Boys and more.

Until 31 December @ 8pm – 10pm

R90 – R350

Barnyard Theatre, Shop F09, 1st Floor, Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, 39 Carl Cronje Drive, Tygervalley, Tel: (021) 914 8898

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.

Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm

R400

Richards Supper Stage, 229a Corner Main Road, Corner Glengariff, Tel: (021) 434 4497