‘N FEES VIR ALMAL!

MUSIC 

POPULAR MUSIC, JAZZ AND MUSIC THEATRE

Die Begrafnis

With: Leatitia Solomons, Japie Solomons, Christy Ann Julies
Music: Hinrich Isaacs
Writer and Director: Leatitia Solomons
Music Producer: Timothy Swarts
Language: Afr
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

Mathilda would like to believe that funerals unite family members, but the opposite rather seems to be the case. We all have to die eventually, but what agendas are lurking below the surface when our next of kin pay their last respects? Don’t miss this very entertaining reflection on the meaning of life and death.

Die Begrafnis

With: Leatitia Solomons, Japie Solomons, Christy Ann Julies
Music: Hinrich Isaacs
Writer and Director: Leatitia Solomons
Music Producer: Timothy Swarts
Language: Afr
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 27 April 10:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120 | R80

Mathilda would like to believe that funerals unite family members, but the opposite rather seems to be the case. We all have to die eventually, but what agendas are lurking below the surface when our next of kin pay their last respects? Don’t miss this very entertaining reflection on the meaning of life and death.

Kyle Shepherd

With: Kyle Shepherd and the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Music Producer: Marvin Weavers
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 20:15
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

Fiela se kind is one of the most popular stories ever to come from South African soil. The latest movie version stirred the air with new excitement. Kyle Shepherd is the talented man responsible for the movie soundtrack. Come enjoy his performance of the score with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Clips from the movie will be shown in the background. A once-off event not to be missed.

Kyle Shepherd

With: Kyle Shepherd and the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Music Producer: Marvin Weavers
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 20:15
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

Fiela se kind is one of the most popular stories ever to come from South African soil. The latest movie version stirred the air with new excitement. Kyle Shepherd is the talented man responsible for the movie soundtrack. Come enjoy his performance of the score with the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Clips from the movie will be shown in the background. A once-off event not to be missed.

Once on This Island

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

With: students of Northlink College
Director: Kobus Hanekom
Musical Producer: Camillo Lombard
Book and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Language: Eng
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 28, 29 April 20:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

2018 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a musical.
A peasant girl who was magically saved from a flood by the gods when she was a child, falls in love with a grand homme. This is her destiny: to be in love with a man who, as a child, was promised to another girl. Her burning love conquers when she dies for him and is resurrected as a tree.

Once on This Island

Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical.

With: students of Northlink College
Director: Kobus Hanekom
Musical Producer: Camillo Lombard
Book and lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Music: Stephen Flaherty
Language: Eng
Venue: kykNET Theatre
Date and time: 28, 29 April 20:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

2018 Tony Award-winner for Best Revival of a musical.
A peasant girl who was magically saved from a flood by the gods when she was a child, falls in love with a grand homme. This is her destiny: to be in love with a man who, as a child, was promised to another girl. Her burning love conquers when she dies for him and is resurrected as a tree.

Smeltkroes

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk en RSG
With: Luna Paige, Ramon Alexander, Frazer Barry, Devonecia Swartz, Breyten Treurnicht, Jolyn Phillips and Shirmoney Rhode
Orchestra: Annemie Nel, Chadleigh Gowar, Bradley Prince and Muneeb Hermans
Director: Nicole Holm
Producer: Iluminar Productions
Music: Luna Paige, Ramon Alexander, Frazer Barry, Jolyn Phillips, Anton Goosen, Cape folk music
Poems and short stories: Dana Snyman, Catherine Willemse, ID du Plessis, Pieter Odendaal, Nathan Trantraal, Jolyn Phillips, Shirmoney Rhode, Gareiyah Fredericks and Diana Ferrus
Script: Luna Paige
Language: Afr
Venue: Nati Arena NATi
Date and time: 2 May 15:30
Duration: 60 min 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

The roots of Cape Town Afrikaans speakers stem from all over the world. This production offers a melting pot of stories from Africa, Europe and the Far East, bringing together narratives that prove how closely connected we all are. It doesn’t matter how the dice has fallen for you – Afrikaans sings in a thousand voices, and it’s perfect.

Smeltkroes

Supported by NATi, Kunste Onbeperk en RSG
With: Luna Paige, Ramon Alexander, Frazer Barry, Devonecia Swartz, Breyten Treurnicht, Jolyn Phillips and Shirmoney Rhode
Orchestra: Annemie Nel, Chadleigh Gowar, Bradley Prince and Muneeb Hermans
Director: Nicole Holm
Producer: Iluminar Productions
Music: Luna Paige, Ramon Alexander, Frazer Barry, Jolyn Phillips, Anton Goosen, Cape folk music
Poems and short stories: Dana Snyman, Catherine Willemse, ID du Plessis, Pieter Odendaal, Nathan Trantraal, Jolyn Phillips, Shirmoney Rhode, Gareiyah Fredericks and Diana Ferrus
Script: Luna Paige
Language: Afr
Venue: Nati Arena NATi
Date and time: 2 May 15:30
Duration: 60 min 90 min
Price: R120 | R80

The roots of Cape Town Afrikaans speakers stem from all over the world. This production offers a melting pot of stories from Africa, Europe and the Far East, bringing together narratives that prove how closely connected we all are. It doesn’t matter how the dice has fallen for you – Afrikaans sings in a thousand voices, and it’s perfect.

MUSIC 

CLASSIC, OPERA AND OPERETTA

The Elixir of Love


With: Leah Gunter, Given Nkosi, Raimondo van Staden-Slabbert, Conroy Scott, Ané Pretorius
Producer: AGL Opera
Script: G Donizetti and JM van Staden-Slabbert
Artistic Director: Johannes van Staden-Slabbert
Musical Director: Albie van Schalkwyk
Language: Eng, Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 2 May 14:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 |R100 | R80

Village boy Nemorino is besotted with the wealthy Adina. However, she rejects his declarations of love. But the quack Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ‘love potion’ to help Nemorino win her heart. Adina seems immune to Dulcamara’s potion and agrees to marry the arrogant Sergeant Belcore. Later she realises that her heart belongs to Nemorino – to the delight of Doctor Dulcamara!

The Elixir of Love

With: Leah Gunter, Given Nkosi, Raimondo van Staden-Slabbert, Conroy Scott, Ané Pretorius
Producer: AGL Opera
Script: G Donizetti and JM van Staden-Slabbert
Artistic Director: Johannes van Staden-Slabbert
Musical Director: Albie van Schalkwyk
Language: Eng, Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 2 May 14:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 |R100 | R80

Village boy Nemorino is besotted with the wealthy Adina. However, she rejects his declarations of love. But the quack Doctor Dulcamara is on hand with a ‘love potion’ to help Nemorino win her heart. Adina seems immune to Dulcamara’s potion and agrees to marry the arrogant Sergeant Belcore. Later she realises that her heart belongs to Nemorino – to the delight of Doctor Dulcamara!

ATKV/Rapport-Harmonie-koorkompetisie

Coordinator: Niël Rademan
Adjudicators: Hennie Loock, Lizl Gaffley, Charles Banjatwa, Otto van der Walt
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 1 May 10:00
Duration: 300 min
Price: Free

This competition was established specifically for amateur Western Cape choirs. Choirs and vocal groups from as far as the Karoo, Swartland, Boland and Cape Town will show their mettle. The initiative aims to develop choir music by supporting participants who don’t readily have access to professional guidance. Workshops by experienced musicians are offered beforehand to ensure that our festival is enriched by perfect harmonies.

ATKV/Rapport-Harmonie-koorkompetisie

Coordinator: Niël Rademan
Adjudicators: Hennie Loock, Lizl Gaffley, Charles Banjatwa, Otto van der Walt
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 1 May 10:00
Duration: 300 min
Price: Free

This competition was established specifically for amateur Western Cape choirs. Choirs and vocal groups from as far as the Karoo, Swartland, Boland and Cape Town will show their mettle. The initiative aims to develop choir music by supporting participants who don’t readily have access to professional guidance. Workshops by experienced musicians are offered beforehand to ensure that our festival is enriched by perfect harmonies.

ATKV Koorgala

Supported by the ATKV
With: US Jazz Band (conductor: Felicia Lesch), Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano) and Minette du Toit Pearce (mezzo-soprano)
Compiler: Niël Rademan
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 1 May 18:00
Duration: 120 min
Price: R100 | R60

The ATKV Choir Gala has become a festival institution and one of the annual program highlights. This year we bring you more choir magic with the Hugo Lambrechts Symphonic Orchestra and previous winners of the country’s largest annual classic instrumental competition (ATKV-Muziq) and classic vocal competition (ATKV-Musiqanto). A festive celebration of voices in perfect unison.

ATKV Koorgala

Supported by the ATKV
With: US Jazz Band (conductor: Felicia Lesch), Megan-Geoffrey Prins (piano) and Minette du Toit Pearce (mezzo-soprano)
Compiler: Niël Rademan
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 1 May 18:00
Duration: 120 min
Price: R100 | R60

The ATKV Choir Gala has become a festival institution and one of the annual program highlights. This year we bring you more choir magic with the Hugo Lambrechts Symphonic Orchestra and previous winners of the country’s largest annual classic instrumental competition (ATKV-Muziq) and classic vocal competition (ATKV-Musiqanto). A festive celebration of voices in perfect unison.

Landscapes for Guitar

With: Nina Fourie-Gouws (guitar), Gerard Seymour (artist), Che Adams (Flamenco-dancer), Brent January, Damian Christians and Marius Otto (guitar)
Language: Eng
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 3 May 15:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

A spectacular production combining dramatic art animation with music that evokes awe-inspiring landscapes. Top talents join forces to produce a unique festival experience: Concert guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws, award-winning animator Gerard Seymour, acclaimed flamenco dancer Che Adams, and the celebrated Stellenbosch Conservatorium Guitar Quartet. Ready your senses for a multifaceted musical journey through time and space, from pastoral landscapes and bustling streets to majestic cathedrals and haunted houses.

Landscapes for Guitar

With: Nina Fourie-Gouws (guitar), Gerard Seymour (artist), Che Adams (Flamenco-dancer), Brent January, Damian Christians and Marius Otto (guitar)
Language: Eng
Venue: NATi Arena
Date and time: 3 May 15:00
Duration: 60 min
Price: R120

A spectacular production combining dramatic art animation with music that evokes awe-inspiring landscapes. Top talents join forces to produce a unique festival experience: Concert guitarist Nina Fourie-Gouws, award-winning animator Gerard Seymour, acclaimed flamenco dancer Che Adams, and the celebrated Stellenbosch Conservatorium Guitar Quartet. Ready your senses for a multifaceted musical journey through time and space, from pastoral landscapes and bustling streets to majestic cathedrals and haunted houses.

MUSIC

Extravaganza

Jeremy and Friends

With: Cindy-Ann Abrahams, Shaun Klaasen, Robyn Maree and Jeremy Quickfall
Director and Musical Director: Jeremy Quickfall
Choreographer: Shaun Klaasen
Language: Afr, Eng
PG
Venue: Nati Arena
Date and time: 3 Mei 12:30
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120

A pianist, a lyric soprano, a tap dancer and a belter of note present a programme that criss-crosses effortlessly through a number of genres – and across five octaves! Take a seat in their living room and listen to their heart-wrenching and humorous stories in a programme of musical variety.

Jeremy and Friends

With: Cindy-Ann Abrahams, Shaun Klaasen, Robyn Maree and Jeremy Quickfall
Director and Musical Director: Jeremy Quickfall
Choreographer: Shaun Klaasen
Language: Afr, Eng
PG
Venue: Nati Arena
Date and time: 3 Mei 12:30
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120

A pianist, a lyric soprano, a tap dancer and a belter of note present a programme that criss-crosses effortlessly through a number of genres – and across five octaves! Take a seat in their living room and listen to their heart-wrenching and humorous stories in a programme of musical variety.

Kaapsentriek

With: Die Heuwels Fantasties, Taryn Lamb, Arno Carstens, MIddelvinger, Fred + Vegas, Jack Parow, Early B, Shannel Ebrahim
Band: Hiram Koopman (sax), Fred den Hartog (guitar), Frank Freeman (Guitar),Kyle Petersen (keys), Sheldon Yoko (drums)and Darren Petersen (percussion)
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 2 May 20:15
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

A colourful multidisciplinary potpourri celebrating the unique diversity of Afrikaans. The spotlight falls on Cape Town and Capetonians’ stories, interpreted by the most respected names in the business, backed up by world-class musicians. Experienced and novice performers cast their talents on the water to create a whirlwind of excellence. Fred den Hartog and Vegas are responsible for pulsating music, and the much-loved Hunter Kennedy for the script. Early B fine-tuned the newcomers’ skills beforehand.

Kaapsentriek

With: Die Heuwels Fantasties, Taryn Lamb, Arno Carstens, MIddelvinger, Fred + Vegas, Jack Parow, Early B, Shannel Ebrahim
Band: Hiram Koopman (sax), Fred den Hartog (guitar), Frank Freeman (Guitar),Kyle Petersen (keys), Sheldon Yoko (drums)and Darren Petersen (percussion)
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 2 May 20:15
Duration: 80 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

A colourful multidisciplinary potpourri celebrating the unique diversity of Afrikaans. The spotlight falls on Cape Town and Capetonians’ stories, interpreted by the most respected names in the business, backed up by world-class musicians. Experienced and novice performers cast their talents on the water to create a whirlwind of excellence. Fred den Hartog and Vegas are responsible for pulsating music, and the much-loved Hunter Kennedy for the script. Early B fine-tuned the newcomers’ skills beforehand.

KaapKreools

Producer: CTMA
Director: David Kramer
With David Kramer, Emo Adams, Loukmaan Adams, Schalk Joubert, Camillo Lombard, Don Vino Prins, Gammie Lakay, Nielen Prinsloo
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 16:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R130

KaapKreools is a celebration of the rhythms and melodies of the Cape, performed by some of Cape Town’s top musicians. In this music, one can hear traces of African, Asian and European influences. People who, willingly or unwillingly, settled at the Cape, came from different regions on these continents. This mix of foreign and indigenous people gave birth to a creole society and a new syncretic culture which, with the passing of time, infiltrated the culture of the dominant classes, especially where language, music and cooking were concerned.

KaapKreools

Producer: CTMA
Director: David Kramer
With David Kramer, Emo Adams, Loukmaan Adams, Schalk Joubert, Camillo Lombard, Don Vino Prins, Gammie Lakay, Nielen Prinsloo
Language: Afr, Eng
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 27 April 16:00
Duration: 70 min
Price: R130

KaapKreools is a celebration of the rhythms and melodies of the Cape, performed by some of Cape Town’s top musicians. In this music, one can hear traces of African, Asian and European influences. People who, willingly or unwillingly, settled at the Cape, came from different regions on these continents. This mix of foreign and indigenous people gave birth to a creole society and a new syncretic culture which, with the passing of time, infiltrated the culture of the dominant classes, especially where language, music and cooking were concerned.

Rymklets-Republiek: Room & Drome

With: Jerome Rex (Mr Rex), Vito Heyn (Vito), Marvin Van Wyk (CREAM), Jason Frazer (Jbux), Frazer Barry, Charlton Davids (BreiMasjien), Keenan Martin (Kay Kinetic), Kyle Jones (K-Rhyme), Lee Fortuin (Chase Lutron) and Earl Swartz (Early B)
Director: Arthur Price
Music Producer: Frazer Barry
Choreographer: Edwina Price
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 28 April 20:15
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

A special treat for festinos with attitude! Striking Afrikaans hip-hop with the cream of the crop together on one stage. The Room: Vito (Nama-rap), Jerome Rex (hip-hop soul), CREAM (boom-bap), J-bux (multi) and Frazer Barry (eclectic). They are up against the kings of the underground, the Dromers: BreiMasjien (Worcester), Kay Kinetic (Paarl) and K-Rhyme (Delft).

Rymklets-Republiek: Room & Drome

With: Jerome Rex (Mr Rex), Vito Heyn (Vito), Marvin Van Wyk (CREAM), Jason Frazer (Jbux), Frazer Barry, Charlton Davids (BreiMasjien), Keenan Martin (Kay Kinetic), Kyle Jones (K-Rhyme), Lee Fortuin (Chase Lutron) and Earl Swartz (Early B)
Director: Arthur Price
Music Producer: Frazer Barry
Choreographer: Edwina Price
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 28 April 20:15
Duration: 90 min
Price: R120 | R100 | R80

A special treat for festinos with attitude! Striking Afrikaans hip-hop with the cream of the crop together on one stage. The Room: Vito (Nama-rap), Jerome Rex (hip-hop soul), CREAM (boom-bap), J-bux (multi) and Frazer Barry (eclectic). They are up against the kings of the underground, the Dromers: BreiMasjien (Worcester), Kay Kinetic (Paarl) and K-Rhyme (Delft).

The Variety Show that Skriks vir Niks

With: Gary Naidoo and many more
Director: Rafiek Mammon
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 3 May 14:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R130

Top-class entertainment! A show that sets the stage on fire with hilarious comedy and a jol fit for the Cape. Imagine: various artists performing all your favourite songs since the sixties. With Gary Naidoo in the lead and Rafiek Mammon in the director’s chair.

The Variety Show that Skriks vir Niks

With: Gary Naidoo and many more
Director: Rafiek Mammon
Language: Afr
Venue: Opera House
Date and time: 3 May 14:00
Duration: 90 min
Price: R130

Top-class entertainment! A show that sets the stage on fire with hilarious comedy and a jol fit for the Cape. Imagine: various artists performing all your favourite songs since the sixties. With Gary Naidoo in the lead and Rafiek Mammon in the director’s chair.