What’s On

Here’s what’s lighting up musical theatre stages around the country.

Cape Town | Durban | Johannesburg

Cape Town

Chicago

Chicago

From 15 March – 14 April
Artscape
Bookings: Computicket

The killer hit musical Chicago returns to razzle-dazzle South Africa in 2019! A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin are back on local stages in the world’s sexiest musical. Local audiences have got it comin’ as the story of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s award-winning Broadway and West End classic, Chicago, unfolds to show-stopping songs including “All that Jazz”, “Cell Block Tango” and “Mister Cellophane”. It would be criminal to miss it!

Offbeat Broadway 5 PosterOffbeat Broadway 5: Behaving Badly
From 24 April – 11 May
Theatre on the Bay
Bookings: Computicket

The team behind the ever-popular “Offbeat Broadway” series is back to wow and delight audiences with yet another rendering of their theatrical franchise Offbeat Broadway 5 is an insane and irreverent romp through the world’s most loved and loathed musicals,  with the original cast of Anton Luitingh, Lindy Abromowitz and Paul du Toit all bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and ready to murder a string of hit shows. Once again directed by South African funnyman Alan Committie, this latest edition of this fall-down-laughing and cheeky tour of some of the world’s greatest show tunes once again promises to see that most infamous of genres, musical theatre, gets overhauled with wicked harmonies and an irreverent sense of humour in a marriage of slick, high-energy entertainment.

Durban

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Johannesburg

Into the WoodsInto the Woods

8 March – 14 April 2019

Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino

Bookings: Computicket

Into the Woods is a seminal work by American musical theatre genius, Stephen Sondheim, and follows the trials and adventures of a collection of well-known fairy-tale characters, including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Red Riding Hood. They all go into the deep, dark woods on separate quests, and their paths cross and intersect with sometimes amusing, sometimes alarming results. Brought to local audiences by the same team who brought us the chilling Sweeney Todd, Pieter Toerien is proud once again, to present this production with KickstArt.

ChicagoChicago

From 20 April – 26 May

Teatro at Montecasino

Bookings: Computicket

The killer hit musical Chicago returns to razzle-dazzle South Africa in 2019! A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin are back on local stages in the world’s sexiest musical. Local audiences have got it comin’ as the story of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse’s award-winning Broadway and West End classic, Chicago, unfolds to show-stopping songs including “All that Jazz”, “Cell Block Tango” and “Mister Cellophane”. It would be criminal to miss it!