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June 04, 2012

Cape Town’s HOT 2012 winter entertainment

Jeff Dunham's Controlled Chaos is just one of the HOT winter shows on offer in Cape Town. Photo courtesy Hunta Live

This winter, Cape Town’s talented entertainers help us to fight off those blistering chills with a red-hot line-up of fabulous events, shows and performances.

From the renowned ventriloquist and comedian Jeff Dunham at the glitzy Grand Arena, in June, to ice skating by your favourite Disney characters at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), in July, and Cabaret the Musical at Theatre on the Bay in August , there is no excuse to hibernate under the covers  this chilly season, as tempting as it may be.

To get you fired up for winter, these are my entertainment events and hotspots: 

Theatre on the Bay:

Location: 1a Link Street, Camps Bay
Contact: +27 (0)21 438 3301
Website: www.theatreonthebay.co.za

iHamlet

Ashraf Johaardien presents the timeless Shakespearean play to a technology obsessed generation in iHamlet.

Date: June 5 to 9
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Cabaret the Musical

You loved the 1972 movie now see this classic musical about the intricate love story between a jaded cabaret dancer and her literary lover on stage.

Date: August 13 to September 8
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Artscape Theatre:

Location: DF Malan Street, Foreshore
Contact: +27 (0)21 410 9800
Website: www.artscape.co.za

Yeomen of the Guard

The Cape Town Gilbert and Sullivan Society presents this delightful comedic opera.

Date: June 16 to July 1
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Just Business

Dynamic theatrical duo Mike van Graan and Fred Abrahamse bring their thought-provoking satire on greed in the new South Africa to the Artscape Theatre stage.

Date: July 10 to 28
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Burn The Floor

Be dazzled by the sexy, passionate dance moves of 20 champion ballroom dancers this July.

Date: July 11 to 29
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Cape Town International Convention Centre:

Location: Convention Square, 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town
Contact: +27 (0)21 410 5000
Website: www.cticc.co.za

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

Your little ones will love this fantastical ice rink spectacular, featuring characters from Toy Story 3, Cars and more at the CTICC.

Date: July 6 to 8
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

The Fugard Theatre

Location: Corner of Caledon and Lower Buitenkant Streets, District Six
Contact: +27 (0)21 461 4554
Website: www.thefugard.com

Petersen and Kramer’s Kat and The Kings

This hand-clapping, foot-stomping historical musical is a must-see!

Date: June 1 to August 18
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Athol Fugard’s The Blue Iris

From the pen of legendary scribe, Athol Fugard, comes the poignant marital play, The Blue Iris.

Date: July 4 to August 4
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

 

Richard's Supper Stage&Bistro:

Location: Main Road, Sea Point

Contact:+27 (0) 76 144 4809  

Website:www.richardscapetown.co.za 

Kaapse Stories from the Mother City

Be captivated by the magical, musical stories of the Cape in a show that celebrates our talent and humour  at Richard's Supper Stage&Bistro each Thursday to Saturday.

Baxter Theatre:

Location: Main Road, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)21 685 7880
Website: www.baxter.co.za

Vodacom Funny Festival 2012

For your comedic pleasure, the Baxter Theatre serves up the likes of Alan Committie, Kev Orkian and Gamarjobat.

Date: June 11 to 8 July 8
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Imperial Russian Ballet 

Talented dancers re-enact enchanting scenes from your favourite operas and productions.

Date: July 4 to 8
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Soul Classics

Local vocal group The Black Ties ease you into winter with a sultry five-day concert at the Baxter Theatre.

Date: July 16 to 21
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Grand Arena:

Location: GrandWest Casino, 1 Vanguard Drive, Goodwood
Contact: +27 (0)21 505 7777
Website: www.suninternational.com

Jeff Dunham Controlled Chaos Tour

Immerse yourself in the wacky and magical world of top ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his popular puppets Walter, Peanut and Achmed.

Date: June 5 to 6
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Roxette Returns

They blew you away in 2011 with a phenomenal comeback performance. Now, this Swedish twosome are ready to rock on with you again.

Date: June 8
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Engelbert Humperdinck

The romantic silver fox of music, Engelbert Humperdink, will make you swoon with his chart toppers, Release Me and I’ll Never Fall In Love Again.

Date: June 20
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Andre Rieu Live in SA Tour

Be astounded by the classical sounds of this award-winning artist at the Grand Arena.

Date: August 23
Contact: +27 (0)861 915 8000
Website: www.computicket.com

Masque Theatre:

Location: Masque Theatre, 37 Main Road, Muizenberg
Contact: +27 (0)21 788 1898
Website: www.masquetheatre.co.za

Season’s Greetings

Alan Ayckbourn’s classic comedy Season’s Greetings, brought to you by local director Coleen van Staden, warms up your winter evenings in Muizenberg.

Date: June 1 to 9
Contact: +27 (0)21 788 1898
Website: www.masquetheatre.co.za

Kalk Bay Theatre:

Location: 52 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Website: www.kbt.co.za

Face The Music

Combine your love of music with your love of quiz shows in this music trivia game show by multi award-winning Follow Spot Productions.

Date: June 6 to 23
Website: www.followspotproductions.co.za

Sunday Morning

This production about an expectant father seeing and getting more than he bargained for, returns to the Kalk Bay Theatre.

Date: July 12 to August 11
Website: www.kbt.co.za

Barnyard Theatre:

Location: Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre
Contact: +27 (0) 21 914 8898
Website: www.barnyardtheatre.co.za

Uthando Annual Benefit Concert 2012

Celebrate Youth Day with this fundraiser, featuring non-profit organisation Dance For All and comedian Siv Ngesi.

Date: June 16
Venue: Barnyard Theatre, Willowbridge Lifestyle Centre, Tyger Valley
Contact: +27 (0)21 683 8523
Website: www.uthandosa.org

Drop me a line at fazielah@capetown.travel if you have thrilling events you think I should know about.

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