Party with the boys, Vegas-style!

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Rowan Bartlett, Darren King and Bryan Hiles.

IF you want a guaranteed evening of gre4at entertainment, then get yourself down to the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban for Tie A Knot In It – (Vegas Baby!)writes ESTELLE SINKINS.

Starring three of Durban’s best known actors, Rowan Bartlett, Darren King and Bryan Hiles, the show is a tongue-in-cheek tribute to the many singers who have performed in Las Vegas over the years. Continue reading

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Are you are pianist? Then why not try out for a spot in the KZN leg of Á Handful of Keys’

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Roelof Colyn (right) and newcomer James Smith will be performing in A Handful of Keys’ in Durban this November.

SOUTH Africa’s iconic piano show, A Handful of Keys, is coming to Durban and the producers are on the lookout for a new pianist to feature in the line-up.

As the show tours, they will be sourcing pianists in each region to guest star with Roelof Colyn and newcomer, James Smith – and they want you to join them in Durban this November. Continue reading

Michaelhouse and St Anne’s pupils take on the challenge of the musical, ‘Chess’

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Pictured here are Michaelhouse students, Menziwokuhle Mbuyazi and Grant Hiscock, who will be performing together St Anne’s students in ‘Chess: The Musical’ at the Schlesinger Theatre at Michaelhouse. Photos: Supplied

PUPILS from Michaelhouse in Balgowan and St Anne’s Diocesan School in Hilton have teamed up to perform one of musical theatre’s most interesting and complex works, Chess.

Running from August 13 to 16 at the Schlesinger Theatre, the musical is based on an idea by Tim Rice, with music by ABBA’s Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, and lyrics by Tim Rice. Continue reading

Top Durban musos to perform in KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’

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Get ready to be Razzle Dazzled by (from left) Katy Moore, Jessica Sole and Charon Williams-Ros in KickStArt Theatre Company’s ‘Chicago’. Photo: Val Adamson

Some of Durban’s top musicians will be performing live for every performance of KickstArt’s high-kicking razzle-dazzle, Kander and Ebb musical, Chicagowhich is at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre until April 30. Continue reading

Celebrate the songs of Vera Lynn at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Durban

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Award-winning Durban actress, Lisa Bobbert, will be performing the music of Vera Lynn at the Rhumbelow Theatre, 42 Cunningham Road ,off Bartle Road, Umbilo, Durban at 8pm on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, March 19, 7.30pm on Monday, March 20,  and 2pm and 6.30pm on Tuesday, March 21.

For those who cannot get to Umbilo, there will be a 2pm performance A Nightingale Sang… A Tribute To Vera Lynn – which also features the talents of Evan Roberts and Anthony Stonier – on Sunday, March 26 at the Aliwal Theatre. Continue reading

Join Cat Simoni and Paul Spence as they celebrate the ‘luvverly’ songs from classical musical, ‘My Fair Lady’

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Catch Midlands songbird, Cat Simoni, in Wouldn’t it be Luvverly! at the Rhumbelow Theatre in Umbilo, Durban, at 2pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday, January 22 and at the Rhumbelow Theatre – Pietermaritzburg at the Allan Wilson Shellhole at 2pm and 6.30pm on Sunday, February 12.

Written by Paul Spence, who co-stars with Cat, the show celebrates the Higgins & Liza story through all the unforgettable music of the wonderful Lerner and Loewe West End and Broadway show, My Fair Lady. Continue reading