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Tshwane Youth Arts Festival

Tshwane Youth Arts Festival Tshwane Youth Arts Festival
Date: 12 - 30 August 2014
Venue: Opera Theatre
Synopsis: The Tshwane Youth arts Festival, founded in 1995, is presented each year on the Opera Stage of the State Theatre and runs over a period of 17 days giving more than 198 groups in the greater Gauteng and surrounding areas the opportunity of participating. This festival inspires children of diverse cultures to make a difference in their lives never to be forgotten. These children perform on one of the most sought after theatres in Africa and perform as a team to broaden their horizons. Some schools, individuals and groups have, through this festival, had doors open for them to travel abroad and share their talents with others from afar. Festival includes, Choirs, Dances, Revue, Orchestras and Drama.
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Treasure of African Heritage

Treasure of African Heritage Treasure of African Heritage
Date: 23 - 27 September 2014
Venue: Arena Theatre
Synopsis: A song and dance production that reveals the treasure of our multicultural heritage centred on the diversity of South African ethnic groups. This production tells an African story in an African voice. It is accompanied by a contemporary programme which celebrates the current status of choir music in South Africa and the world where songs have a great influence from other genres, including jazz and pop, to strongly send out a message about the future of our country solely resting in the hands of the youth. Powered by Arts Revelation.
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Jazz & African Music Nights Aug 2014

Jazz & African Music Nights Aug 2014 Jazz & African Music Nights
Date: 8, 15 & 29 August 2014
Venue: Rendezvous Theatre
Synopsis: 8 August 2014 - Tutu Puoane & Mtika Afrique
15 August 2014 - Swazi Dlamini & Nqobile Sibeko
29 August 2014 - Lindiwe Maxolo & Miss Shirley
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Tshwane Comedy Nights - August 2014

Tshwane Comedy Nights - August 2014 Tshwane Comedy Nights
Date: 9 & 30 August 2014
Venue: Rendezvous Theatre
Synopsis: 9 August 2014 - Bo My Sister ba Vernak Komedy:
Judy Jake as hostess with Khanyisa Bunu, Nonkululeko Mthethwa and Thabile Gumede
30 August 2014 - Chicks Kick A** in Comedy:
Hilda Sethosa as hostess with Noko, Angel Campey & Casey White
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Lewis Nkosi’s Mating Birds - Adapted & Directed by Mpho J Molepo

Lewis Nkosi’s Mating Birds - Adapted & Directed by Mpho J Molepo Mating Birds
Date: 24 July – 17 August 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
Synopsis: Starring Mr Sputla Sebogodi & Martin Le Maitre. Anyway, very soon now all this will be over. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, the priest will intone. I am grateful for one thing, prison after all is not so bad when you are to hang. Much better this isolation, this quarantine which is like the waiting at a small railway station, before the start of a long journey then plucked from the bossom of family and friends and then dispatched to the scaffold. The outside world is a shadow without reality, a patch of blue sky seen through the bars of a prison window, a slash of sunshine caught suddenly in the unnatural silence of a working day, or a swath of moon beam penetrating into a darkened cell through the high window grille at night. The world is a rumor of trains arriving and departing, of ships honking in the black harbour of voices, laughter and a sudden blast. Written and directed by Mpho J Molepo. MATING BIRDS is presented by arrangement with DALRO (Pty) Limited, www.dalro.co.za
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Marikana - The Musical

Marikana - The Musical Marikana - The Musical
Date: 29 September - 19 October 2014
Venue: Drama Theatre
Synopsis: Marikana-The Musical is an adaptation by Aubrey Sekhabi of a novel entitled “WE ARE GOING TO KILL EACH OTHER TODAY” The Marikana Story - by Felix Dlangamandla, Thanduxolo Jika, Lucas Ledwaba, Sebabatso Mosamo, Athandwa Saba and Leon Sadiki. Meshack Mavuso and Mpho “Mckenzie” Matome lead a strong cast of 20 that unleashes a blow by blow account of the events that led to the loss of 44 lives at the hands of the police and the miners. Marikana - The Musical will also go back to the villages and townships where they came from and give faces and names to the fallen brothers, sons, fathers and uncles. Twenty years into our democracy, can we say that we are a tolerant society if we can lose so many lives at our own hands? The killing did not start on the day of the shooting and after it started it spread like wildfire and “Tomorrow morning, the men will sing again. Their spears, pangas, inculas and sticks will clatter menacingly. They will recite battle cries from their homelands, and move about in organized columns, raising clouds of dust. But 34 of them will sing for the very last time”. Director: Aubrey Sekhabi, Set & Lighting Designer: Wilhelm Disbergen, Costume Designer: Irene Mathe, Cast: Meshackmavuso, Mpho”Mckenzie”Matome, Emma Mmekwa And Chorus, Choreographer: Thabo Rapoo, Stage Manager: Sechaba Fanampe, Ass Stage Manager: Simon Makam, Age Restriction: 13 LV
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Forgiveness

Forgiveness Forgiveness
Date: 22 August - 14 September 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
Synopsis: The play Forgiveness is loosely based on an adaption from the Greek tragedy written by Euripides titled Hecuba 424BC. It was first staged at The South African State Theatre for the Youth Xpressions Festival in June 2013 as part of the Drama Competition. Forgiveness is set in the 1990’s during the TRC proceedings. Written and directed by Keamogetswe Moeketsane.
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Reik Na Die Sterre - Die Musical

Reik Na Die Sterre - Die Musical Reik Na Die Sterre - Die Musical
Date: 10 July - 03 August 2014
Venue: Opera Theatre
Synopsis: Reik Na Die Sterre Die Musical is die Grootste Afrikaanse Musical wat Suid-Afrika nog ooit gesien het. Met splinternuwe verwerkings van ou bekende liedjies soos Ek Reik Na Die Sterre, Ruiter Van Die Windjie, Fight For Love en Was Ek Maar `n Digter word die liefdesverhaal van Stefan (Willem Botha) en Jana (Kristen Raath) lewendig op een van ons land se grootste verhoe. `n Asemrowende stel, fantastiese teaterontwerp en choreografie op internasionale standaard sal verseker dat Reik Na Die Sterre Die Musical die grootste gebeurtenis is in 2014!
Tickets: R250 @ Computicket
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