The Wizard of Oz Musical
The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society stages its 102nd production, The Wizard of Oz, at the Artscape Opera House. The Wizard of Oz focuses on a young Dorothy Gale dreaming of a perfect life over the rainbow. One day a twister engulfs her farm and carries her away to another world. This stage adaptation includes all the beloved songs from the classic 1939 movie musical, including Munchkin land, We’re Off to See The Wizard, Over the Rainbow and more.
16 September to 8 October
R150 – R370
Artscape Opera House, D.F Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 410 9800
Jonga (Looking) at Artscape
The Artscape Theatre presents Jonga (Looking in Xhosa), a contemporary dance production by young dancers from the Netherlands and South Africa. Jonga is created by South African dancer/choreographer Elvis Sibeko together with the Dutch brothers Thomas and Erik Bos (from the urban collective 155), in co-operation with other dancers Aviwe November and Rein Luuring.
22 to 23 September
Artscape Theatre, Artscape Theatre Centre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape
021 410 9800
Artscape’s Heritage Festival
Artscape marks Heritage Month by honouring South Africa’s cultural traditions in the wider context of the great diversity of cultures, beliefs and traditions of the country. The 2017 festival takes audiences on a journey of indigenous, contemporary and international artistic works in dance, music and jazz.
21 to 30 September
Artscape Theatre Centre, 1-10 D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 421 7839
Road Trip with Dizu Plaatjies
The Artscape Theatre presents a “road trip” from Cape Town to Homelands Emampondweni and back by their Artist in Residence, Dizu Plaatjies as part of their Heritage month celebration. The road trip features artists with whom Plaatjies has worked with through the years, such as Madosini and Pops Mohamed, to showcase the past and present work of his musical journey.
24 September, 3PM
Artscape Theatre, D.F. Malan St, Foreshore, Cape Town
021 421 7839
The Fall at Baxter Theatre
The Fall returns to the Baxter stage for a short season following its resounding success at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. When the statue of Cecil John Rhodes was dismantled at the University of Cape Town, seven postgraduates wrote this searing, insightful play about race, class, gender, sexism, colonialism and ideologies of patriarchy.
Until 21 September
R130 – R150
Baxter Golden Arrow Studio, Baxter Theatre Centre, Main Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town
021 685 7880
Exclusive Audience with Evita Bezuidenhout
The Mount Nelson Hotel hosts an Exclusive Audience with Evita Bezuidenhout, an evening of humorous entertainment accompanied by a three course menu. Delicate canapés and a glass of Boschendal set the scene for the arrival of one of “South Africa’s most beloved icons”. Evita Bezuidenhout is now the most famous woman in Luthuli House, looking for reconciliation and keeping an eye on the fragile ball of democracy. Bezuidenhout finds the optimism in the local mists of state capture, corruption, apathy and fear.
Until 24 September, 5PM to 9PM
Ballroom, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 76 Orange St, Gardens, Cape Town
021 483 1948