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Shows on within the next month at the South African State Theatre.


HUGH MASEKELA IN CONCERT

HUGH MASEKELA IN CONCERT HUGH MASEKELA IN CONCERT
VENUE: OPERA THEATRE
DATE: 19 DECEMBER 2014
Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader, composer, singer and defiant political voice who remains deeply connected at home, while his international career sparkles. He was born in the town of Witbank, South Africa in 1939. At the age of 14, the deeply respected advocator of equal rights in South Africa, Father Trevor Huddleston, provided Masekela with a trumpet and, soon after, the Huddleston Jazz Band was formed. Masekela began to hone his, now signature, Afro-Jazz sound in the late 1950s during a period of intense creative collaboration, most notably performing in the 1959 musical King Kong, written by Todd Matshikiza, and, soon thereafter, as a member of the now legendary South African group, the Jazz Epistles (featuring the classic line up of Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jonas Gwangwa).
Performance schedule:
Time: 20:00
Tickets:
Mezzanine: R200
Stalls: R200
Wheelchair Seats: R180
Stalls: R180
Balcony: R150
Balcony: R80
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MZANSI FELA FESTIVAL 2014

MZANSI FELA FESTIVAL 2014 MZANSI FELA FESTIVAL 2014 in association with City of Tshwane
VENUE: VARIOUS VENUES
DATE: 1 – 15 DECEMBER 2014
The SA State Theatre’s annual Mzansi Fela Festival is back again from 1 - 15 December 2013. The Mzansi Fela Festival has become one of the most anticipated festivals of the year in the Tshwane Metropolitan. The festival presents some of the most exciting music, theatre, dance, comedy and poetry in South Africa. Launched in 2007 the festival has grown in leaps and bounds from being “Mzansi on Stage” to “Mzansi Fela Festival” presenting the arts and diversity of our country.
Mainstream theatre performances consist of the old and new works, the festival will also feature dance, comedy, rock and poetry.
And of course the programme would not be complete without the line-up of development theatre productions through the Fieldwork Program, an initiative to unearth the next generations of writers, directors and actors.

Click here to download the full program plus additional performance information


MAIN THEATRE LINE-UP:
Silent Voice will run 3 shows only! Written & directed by Aubrey Sekhabi, starring Presley Chweneyagae, Zenzo Ngqobe, Boitumelo Shisana, Tumelo Mosenye & Motshepe Kgawane
Date: 4 - 14 December 2014
Venue: Arena Theatre
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Meze, Mira & Makeup produced by Taryn Louch Productions, directed by Renos Nicos Spanoudes
Date: 5, 6 & 7 December 2014
Venue: Intimate Theatre
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Kings of Vernac Comedians featuring Mdu Ntuli, Pastor A, Bra Thabiso, Thabang ER, Simphiwe Shembe, Justice Khubeka, Salesman, Jay Boogie, Pelepele, Smowkey Nyembe & Tshekedi Monyemore
Date: 13 December 2014
Venue: Drama Theatre
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MAIN MUSIC LINE-UP:
Hugh Masekela
Date: 19 December 2014
Venue: Opera Theatre
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Lira
Date: 12 December 2014
Venue: Opera Theatre
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Morayks
Date: 5 December 2014
Venue: Rendezvous Theatre
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MAHOFI OUTDOOR LINE-UP:
Featuring numerous artist, AIM and genres brought to you by Usuthu.


MZANSI FELA FRINGE LINE-UP:
The Secret Life written & directed by Ronald Manganye
Date: 5 & 9 December 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
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Down Memory Lane written & direted by Kedibone Tholo Manyaka
Date: 8 & 11 December 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
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The Kraal written & directed by Bongani Masango
Date: 9 & 10 December 2014
Venue: Satchmo’s Court Yard
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#LefeseBoss! written & directed by Sibusiso Nkambule
Date: 2 & 14 December 2014
Venue: Arena Theatre
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Walk Out written by Pius Moyo, directed & choreographed by Kenny Mmekwa
Date: 3 & 4 December 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
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Tormented written & directed by Godfrey Thobejane
Date: 3 & 4 December 2014
Venue: Momentum Theatre
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MZANSI FELA COMMUNITY ARTISTS:
Field Work Program:
The Fieldwork Programme is part of The State Theatre’s initiative to develop the performing arts and entertainment fraternity. The purpose of this programme is to ensure that we develop youth in the performing arts industry, and an endeavour towards ensuring that the arts take their rightful position in the whole context of cultural heritage development, moral re-generation and entertainment. The groups are taken step by step through the processes of script writing, directing, acting and production in the form of classes.
All the performing Community Art groups are part of The South African State Theatre Field work program in partnership with TUT Drama Department and TUT’s Entertainment Technology department .


SECOND YEAR FIELD WORK GROUP LINE-UP:
Libuya Liyadla, Toilet, The Curse, So Help Me God! & My Twin
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FIRST YEAR FIELD WORK GROUP LINE-UP:
Shwele Bawo, Stories Retold, The Distance Remains, The Living Dead, The Three Little Pigs, The Hungry Earth, Sophia Town, Have you seen Zandile? & Bothers in Blood
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MZANSI FELA WORKSHOPS LINE-UP:
The South African State Theatre will be offering workshops for Dance and Proposal Writing.
To book your seat, please contact:
Thabiso Qwabe on thabiso@statetheatre.co.za

MZANSI FELA COMMUNITY ARTISTS AWARD CEREMONY:
Date: 12 December @ 18:00
Venue: The Arena

TOWNSHIP FUNERAL

TOWNSHIP FUNERAL TOWNSHIP FUNERAL
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE
DATE: 19 – 29 MARCH 2015
The play takes place at the premises of Sis Lucia, who happens to be the late Oupa Motshoeneng’s neighbour and tavern owner. It revolves around the “after tears party” – Wie Sien Ons as they call it Pretoria. Friends and foe of the deceased, Oupa, a very well known and infamous gangster kingpin meet after his funeral to celebrate the death of this hero and villain to others. The big question that is on everybody’s lips is “who really murdered Oupa “Mdala” Motshoeneng?”
The Wie Sien Ons party held after Oupa’s funeral is spoiled by Oupa’s grand-father, ntate Maleka, who hails from Moletji. As a true traditionalist, the old man bemoans and discourages the kind of revelers unbecoming behaviour of ‘honouring the dead” he witnesses. He is perturbed by all that is happening at this joint and also what transpired at the graveyard where cars were spun, music blaring, guns brandished.

MAKING MANDELA

MAKING MANDELA MAKING MANDELA
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE
DATE: 5 – 21 FEBRUARY 2015
1918 marks the birth of Rolihlahla Madiba Mandela as well as the Afrikaner Broedebond. Making Mandela tells the story of two opposing forces with different upbringings, natures, backgrounds and intentions developed in parallel and destined to one day confront each other in a battle for the ultimate freedom of South Africa for all South Africans.

CALL US CRAZY

CALL US CRAZY CALL US CRAZY
VENUE: MOMENTUM THEATRE
DATE: 22 JANUARY – 1 FEBRUARY 2015
Call us Crazy is essentially a hilarious comedy that sees South Africa laughing at itself. Fast-paced, multi-conventional, full of pun and intended meaning, Call us Crazy tells the story of a disillusioned road construction worker, Oompie, whose mission is to tar all the roads in the world.
Having worked for the same construction company over 27 years, Oompie breaks ranks with his colleagues, Half-Half and Amper-Amper, in a huff after concluding that they work for an ungrateful and chauvinistic employer. While Oompie's dream to tar the world sounds like an impossible and idiotic idea, a finer line of an ambitious character emerges as he succeeds in opening his own construction company, which he aptly calls Vuka! Africa Road and Paving Construction Company.
Starring:
Tony Kgorogo
Josias Dos Moleele
Marietjie Bothma

MUSIC OF QUEEN: THE SHOW MUST GO ON – JOSEPH CLARK & BAND

MUSIC OF QUEEN: THE SHOW MUST GO ON – JOSEPH CLARK & BAND

Music of QUEEN - The Show Must Go On

Joseph Clark & Band

 

VENUE: DRAMA, SA State Theatre, Pretoria

DATES: 5 – 15 Feb 2015

                             PREVIEW 5th of Feb 19h00

                             OPENING NIGHT 6th of Feb 20h00

                             FINAL Performance 15th of  Feb 15h00

TIME:                  Weekdays 20:00 / Saturdays 18h00 / Sundays 15:00

BOOK:                Click HERE to bok at Computicket    

TICKETS:             R100, R120, R150, R180, R200, R250

EARLY BIRD        20% DISCOUNT if booked before 25 Dec!

PREVIEW            50% DISCOUNT

Be the first to experience Joseph Clark’s latest show before it opens in The Netherlands in March 2015!

Joseph Clark, greatest interpreter of “Queen”! His magical performance and individual style take the iconic group’s music to another level. “Not just another QUEEN/Freddie Mercury look-alike show, but like no other Queen-show in the world!” Clark and his band cover a magnitude of jewels that have never been performed live. 

CAST

Joseph Clark - Lead Vocals/Piano

Nathan Smith - Lead Guitar/Vocals/Backing Vocals

Trevor Donjeany / Andrew Roman – Bass

Peach van Pletzen – Drums

Richard Brokensha - Guitars/Backing Vocals

Kyle Petersen – Musical Director Keys/Backing Vocals

Director - Elzette Maarschalk

 

Those who have never seen this enigmatic artist in action will soon get the chance when he graces the stage at The South African State Theatre in January 2015

Not a Queen fan? This is the show to convert you. Clark will take you on a roller coaster ride with his powerful renditions of some of the greatest songs ever written, like We Will Rock You, Another One Bites The Dust, We are the Champions, I Want to Break Free, Under Pressure, Who Wants To Live Forever and Bohemian Rhapsody. But, Queen is not all about rock‘n roll. The group crossed all musical genres with rock, ballads, anthems, pops, blues, jazz, classical, musical comedy and even disco! The line-up of songs is like no other “Queen show” in the world. Joseph Clark and his band will “woo” you with songs like You Take My Breath Away, Is This The World We Created, Get Down Make Love, Killer Queen, Too Much Love Will Kill You, Innuendo, Sleeping On The Sidewalk and more!

 

Some of the songs they cover have never been performed live! These songs were recorded by Freddie before he passed away and no other artist has been or is currently performing this magnitude of jewels from Queen!  

Director, Elzette Maarschalk says this is not just another QUEEN/Freddie Mercury look-alike show, although one can’t get past the strong on-stage resemblance, physically and vocally, between Clark and the iconic Mercury.

The production has all the elements to make up one hugely enjoyable evening when Joseph takes Queen’s music to another level performing it in his own individual style.

“For me Joseph Clark has long been one of the great interpreters of Queen's music and he certainly doesn't disappoint with this magical performance. His vocal versatility comes magnificently to the fore as he moves effortlessly from the quiet ballads, to blues, to rock.” - Peter Feldman Copyright Artslink.co.za © 1997-2004


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DATE

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INTERVAL

DURATION

PREVIEW

Thursday(s)

05-Feb-15

18:00

19:00

2 hr 10min

15min

OPENING NIGHT

Fridays(s)

06-Feb-15

19:00

20:00

2 hr 10min

15min

EARLIER SHOW

Saturday(s)

7 Feb 2015

17:00

18:00

2 hr 10min

15min

MATINEE

Sunday(s)

8 Feb 2015

14:00

15:00

2 hr 10min

15min

PREVIEW

Tuesday(s)

10 Feb 2015

19:00

20:00

2 hr 10min

15min

PREVIEW

Wednesday(s)

11 Feb 2015

19:00

20:00

2 hr 10min

15min

PREVIEW

Thursday(s)

12 Feb 2015

19:00

20:00

2 hr 10min

15min

PREVIEW

Friday(s)

13 Feb 2015

19:00

20:00

2 hr 10min

15min

EARLIER SHOW

Saturday(s)

14 Feb 2015

17:00

18:00

2 hr 10min

15min

MATINEE

Sunday(s)

15 Feb 2015

14:00

15:00

2 hr 10min

15min




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