Hot Dates April 2024

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Rock with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic at Joburg Theatre. Queen fans, get ready to rock from April 5 to April 14.

Following its sold-out concerts in 2023 and early 2024, the Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic tribute show returns to Joburg Theatre from April 5 to 14. This time, it’s accompanied by the Rock Symphony Orchestra, promising an electrifying concert experience like never before.

Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Queen’s greatest hits performed live by South African musicians and the Rock Symphony Orchestra led by star Italian conductor Roberto Molinelli.

With big sound, large screens, and outlandish costumes, it’s a sensory overload of rock nostalgia. The show features lead vocalist Warren Vernon-Driscoll belting out Freddie Mercury’s iconic tunes, while Rusty Red channels Brian May’s famous guitar riffs.

Audiences can expect a non-stop line-up of Queen anthems including We Will Rock You, Bohemian Rhapsody, We Are the Champions, and many more. Xoliswa Nduneni-Ngema, CEO at Joburg City Theatres, assures audiences of an unforgettable experience.

Details: Book your tickets now at www.joburgtheatre.com and get ready for a night of rock magic!

07 – Get ready for a muddy adventure at Muddy Princess, an exclusive 5km obstacle mud run just for women. Happening at Rietvlei Zoo Farm on April 7 from 8am to 6pm, it’s a day of fun, not competition! Run, walk, crawl, and laugh your way through the course with friends. Supporters are welcome too! Bag drop and shower services available. Register now for a day of adventure!

Details: Tickets available at Webtickets or [email protected]

08 MARCH -12 APRIL

The Peoples Theatre invites audiences to experience the enchanting stage adaptation of Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Jr.

Directed by Jill Girard and Keith Smith, this magical production follows Geppetto’s quest to understand the true essence of family. Featuring timeless songs like When You Wish Upon a Star and I’ve Got No Strings, accompanied by Stephen Schwartz’s captivating score, the show explores themes of identity and authenticity.

With a dazzling set design, costumes, and choreography, My Son Pinocchio Jr promises a delightful experience for all ages. Showtimes vary for schools and the public, with tickets priced at R165 per person for the public, R130 for Kids Club members, and R140 for accompanying adults. Group rates are available for school bookings.

Details: Call 011 877 6841, [email protected] or www.joburgtheatre.com

Gloucester Productions presents Amadeus starring Alan Committie at Montecasino Theatre from March 8 to April 7. Directed by Geoffrey Hyland, this timeless classic promises a fresh take on passion, jealousy, and vengeance.

Committie leads a stellar cast, including Aidan Scott and Lisa Tredoux. The production, in collaboration with Carolyn Steyn and Siv Ngesi, offers an unforgettable blend of suspense, comedy, and Mozart’s music. Tickets range from R180 to R300, with student and senior discounts available.

Details: Geraldine at [email protected] or 011 511 1988.

05 – A special evening of cheese and wine, complemented by the talent of the popular singer, Mathys Roets, and a charming choir will take place on April 5 at Ligstad in Alberton North. The evening starts at 6pm and promises to be an unforgettable experience for all visitors. Tickets cost R200 per person. Secure parking will be available, with security keeping an eye on the area during the proceedings. Book your tickets today and get ready for an evening of entertainment and enjoyment.

Details: 065 107 5566 or 082 820 2475, or [email protected]

MAY 24

Experience the Extraordinary: Tanqua Kuru Bicycle Race 2024. Founded by Jeremy Crowder, the Tanqua Kuru Bicycle Race beckons riders to explore the Tankwa Karoo’s rugged beauty in a unique two-day gravel biking adventure covering 170 kilometers.

Unlike traditional races, Tanqua Kuru prioritizes the rider’s experience and connection with nature, featuring surprising installations and beach set-ups along the route. Riders can choose between a challenging 130km route or a shorter 55km option on day one, followed by a uniform 55km ride on day two.

After a day of exploration, participants retreat to comfortable tents with amenities like bedding, lighting, and hot showers. Open to cyclists of all levels, the race promises a mix of seasoned mountain bikers and gravel biking enthusiasts competing for victory from May 24 to May 26.

Entry includes meals, accommodation, refreshment stops, access to Tankwa Karoo National Park, and more. Don’t miss this extraordinary journey.

Details: Register now at tanquakurubicyclerace.co.za.

Gear up for a night of laughter and celebration at the 11th Savanna Comics’ Choice Comedy Awards. This star-studded event promises to be a glamorous affair, bringing together the best and brightest in South African comedy.

Hosted by the hilarious Mpho ‘Popps’ Modikoane, the awards ceremony will feature 12 categories honouring the top talents in the industry. From stand-up comedians to comedy writers, everyone’s favourite funny people will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to the world of humour.

The festivities kick off with red carpet arrivals at 6pm, followed by the main event at 8pm.

Don’t miss the chance to rub shoulders with comedy’s elite and witness unforgettable performances from some of the country’s most beloved comedians.

Details: www.comicschoice.com

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