Fall in love with Simon & Garfunkel all over again in this dynamic musical journey through more than 20 classic hits! Here’s to You, the Simon and Garfunkel songbook, is back by popular demand. It’s your chance to catch the eight talented musicians, who all play musical instruments. Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino. Until March 8. Tickets from R100. Details: 0861-915-8000.
People’s Theatre is staging the all-time favourite, Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. The magic comes alive with many adventures as Mowgli and his friends, Baloo and Bagheera, unite to defeat the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Adapted from the animated film, with all the well-loved songs, this is a laughter-filled, must-see family show about courage and friendship. People’s Theatre at the Joburg Theatre. Until April 26. Tickets R145. Details: 011-403-1563/2340 or [email protected]
Expect beauty to suit everyone’s tastes at the second Beauty Revolution Festival. Enthusiasts will discover purpose panels, make-up masterclasses and a host of pop-up shops featuring the latest beauty trends. There’ll also be star-studded performances for those joining for an after-work drink and shopping. Tickets from R150 to R950 a day. March 13 and 14. Sandton Convention Centre. Details: beautyrevolution.co.za
Ballet pirouettes off to a rollicking start with Joburg Ballet’s major production of Don Quixote with the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra bringing to life the sparkling music score. There’ll be 10 performances from March 13. Stars of The Royal Ballet, Marianela Nunez and Vadim Muntagirov will dance the leading roles on March 20 at 5.30pm and March 22 at 3pm. Joburg Theatre. Until March 22. Tickets from R110 (at two morning matinees) to R523. Details: 0861-670-670 or webtickets.co.za
British musical duo Lighthouse Family will be touring South Africa this month for the very first time. Oh yay! Take a trip down memory lane with their smash hits like Raincloud, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be, High, Lifted and many more. Pencil it in as this one’s not-to-be-missed. The Teatro at Montecasino. March 20 and 21. Tickets from R630 to R970. Details: 0861-915-8000.
Have a good time and do a bit of good by watching Skrop’Laap, a short play by WITS drama undergraduate Tsietsi Morobi. It’s about homelessness seen through the eyes of two friends forced to fend for themselves. It explores many themes and tries to break down stereotypes about homeless children in a 45 minute comedy/drama. Theatre on the Square, Mandela Square. March 29 at 4pm. R150. Ticket money supports Tsietsi’s Drama Programme at Kids’ Haven. Details: quicket.co.za
Too good not to book now and diarise for April…
The Rand Show is booming this year with a Junior Super Hero Training Academy and Easter egg hunt for the kids, a Festival of Gaming for geeks plus food and drink experiences, a reality cooking challenge and loads of all the best brands to see (and buy) in the shopping hall. Nasrec. April 8 to 13. Tickets at the door, R150 for adults, R80 for kids over six and pensioners, R460 family pass – but if you book online before March 31, you’ll get discounts on all tickets (R135 for adults, R70 for kids and pensioners, R400 family pass. Details: randshow.co.za