Afrikaans Cabaret PSALTER Headlines Musical Offerings at the Alexander Bar

PsalterLen-Barry Simons will be back on stage at the Alexander Bar in the Wessel Pretorius-scripted, Psalter, an Afrikaans cabaret that debuted at the intimate Mother City theatre venue last year.

Psalter takes its name from the book of Psalms and is a collection of growing-up memories of a Gaga worshiper, a disciple of Nina Simone and an envoy of the moon in kitsch angel wings. It is also an ode to three sisters, Greta, Joan and Bettie, each named after a silvery goddess, trying to cherish a child through the changing seasons. Christopher Petrie serves as the accompanist for the show, which runs from 4 – 8 June.

Also on offer at the venue for fans of local musical theatre performance are two burlesque revues, (Her)Story on 31 May and Fetish and Feathers on 14 June as well as a tribute show to Aretha Franklin from 4 Tons of Fun on 1 June.

Bookings for all of these productions can be made online at The Alexander Bar, Café and Theatre’s website. As usual, tickets bought online are on sale at a discounted price.

10 Days Left to Snap Up The Fugard’s KINKY BOOTS Early Birds Special

Kinky BootsEric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will present a brand new, original production of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper. With performances set to run from 11 June 2019, The Fugard is offering musical theatre lovers the chance to snap up a fabulous early bird ticket special until 31 October 2018.

This early bird special, which is exclusively available by contacting The Fugard Theatre’s box office by phone on 021 461 4554  or by email, enables audiences to purchase four premium priced tickets, regularly priced at R470 per ticket, at only R300 per ticket for performances after 27 June 2019.

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, Price & Son, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible, and discover that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

The Fugard Theatre’s Kinky Boots is brought to Cape Town audiences by the same creative team behind the Fugard Theatre productions of The Rocky Horror ShowCabaretFunny Girl and West Side Story. Direction is by Matthew Wild, with musical direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and choreography by Louisa Talbot.

Heritage Month Special for LANGARM

LANGARM PosterAvailable for the month of September only, The Fugard Theatre is holding a Heritage Month special which sees patrons able to purchase four premium-priced tickets for the new David Kramer musical, LANGARM, at the price of only R130 each for Tuesday and Wednesday performances between 7 and 30 December. This special is exclusively available through the Fugard Theatre box office on 021 461 4554.

Langarm tells a story of love and intrigue set in the world of Cape Town’s ballroom dance culture in the 1960s. With the threat of the new apartheid laws hanging over their heads, people will do almost anything to survive.

Langarm will be performed at the Fugard Theatre from 20 November from Tuesdays to Saturdays at 20:00 with a matinee performance on Saturdays at 15:00.  From Sunday 16 December, there will be an additional Sunday matinee at 15:00. There will be a Monday night performance at 20:00 on New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2018. Tickets ranging from R150 to R260 can be booked through the Fugard Theatre’s box office on 021 461 4554 or through the Fugard Theatre’s website.

Theatrics Club Deals With Theatre On the Bay – Including MATILDA and INTO THE WOODS

MatildaTwo musicals are available as part of the Theatrics Club package celebrating the re-opening of Pieter Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay: Matilda, which will play the Artscape, and Into the Woods, which will play the now fully revamped popular Camps Bay theatre itself. Further shows in the season include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, The Play That Goes Wrong, The Mousetrap and 4 Love.

Pieter Toerien Productions’s Theatrics Club is all about audiences, affording loyal theatre patrons the very best shows in town at the best possible prices. Becoming a member of the Theatrics Club allows audiences to receive an amazing 50% discount on their tickets for all shows in the new season of six shows. To subscribe, members need to select and book for a minimum of four shows. Theatrics Club members will also receive exclusive offers for forthcoming productions from Pieter Toerien Productions.

Visit the Theatrics Club page at  Pieter Toerien Productions, call the box office on 021 438 3301 or 021 438 3300 or contact Theatre on the Bay via email for simple and secure savings on months of sensational entertainment today.