18th November - 20th December
International 60's Boy Band Musical
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square in Sandton is thrilled to announce its musical production for the festive season. FOREVER PLAID is the hit off-Broadway musical revue written by Stuart Ross in New York in 1990. The show is a revue of the close-harmony guy groups that reached the height of their popularity during the 50’s and 60’s. Personifying this clean-cut genre, are The Plaids. This quartet of high-school chums tell the comical story of their dreams to record an album, which were thwarted when they collided with a bus filled with Catholic school girls on their way to see the Beatles' American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. The play begins with The Plaids returning from the afterlife for one final chance at musical glory, which they succeed in in magnificent fashion.
The songs they sing during the course of the musical include some of the most popular and well know numbers from that era: "Crazy 'Bout Ya, Baby", "Catch a Falling Star", "Perfidia" and "Sh-Boom."
The presentation of this production of FOREVER PLAID is the result of collaboration between the Auto and General Theatre on the Square and Oakfields College Faculty of Dance and Musical Theatre. Though a relatively new course, this educational campus has fast become recognised as one of the top faculties in the country, providing many new talented performers to the ever growing local musical theatre industry. The standard of their acclaimed productions of CARRIE, THE MUSICAL and THE HOT MIKADO paved the way for this new creative partnership and provides a platform for young and up-coming performers from Oakfields College. It also serves as a skills-sharing process in which a team of highly acclaimed professionals have collaborated with these young performers to bring you a delightfully, charming, musical treat featuring SA’s freshest, new, young talents.
Daphne Kuhn is proud to present this fabulous well-loved international musical and create, not only a platform for young talent in a professional environment, but also to work again with leading musical theatre director, ELIZMA BADENHORST and
award-winning musical director and pianist, ROWAN BAKKER. The cast include JAY HLATSHWAYO, KIRK HARROWER, MICHAEL HYAMS and JOHAN NÖTHLING.
LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS
The theatre is delighted to present and to produce , for the 7th year, its uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians. It prides itself on being the only venue in Gauteng to host such regular weekly daytime concerts. Concerts take place every Friday at 1pm and unreserved tickets are available at the theatre from 12.30 on the day.
The theatre would like to thank BASA for its supporting grant.
Ticket Price: R40. The price includes coffee and biscuits.
A programme of tangos and rumba
SERGE CUCA (violin), JACQUES FOURIE (violin), VIOLETA MILJKOVIC (viola) CAREL HENN (cello) Six Tangos by Michael Mc Lean and String Quartet arrangements
of Opera Favourites by Lynne Latham
Sonata for violin and piano by Richard Strauss with ZANTA HOFMEYR and MALCOLM NAY (in celebration of 150 years since Strauss’ birth in 1864) and Preludes by Dimitri Shostakovitch
ALLAN CAMPBELL THOMPSON (clarinet) JEAN PIERRE CALLITZ (piano) and BRETT COLLINGS (drums)
Works by Artie Shaw, Templeton, Gershwin and Kupferman
Gypsy and other All-Time Favourites
MIRO CHAKARYAN (violin) and ILSE MYBURGH (piano) Works by Brahms, Wieniawski, Elgar and Kreisler
Special End Of Year concert with JACOBUS SWART
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice.
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square, BASA AWARD WINNER 2014, has garnered many awards and nominations for theatre excellence. The theatre is a popular and unique venue. In its upmarket Nelson Mandela Square at Sandton City premises, it is certainly living up to its fine reputation.
Theatre producer, owner and artistic director, Daphne Kuhn, holds an MA Degree in Drama, and her special skills range from acting to directing, PR to producing.
The varied and acclaimed productions in this 200-seater adds a vibrant dimension to the entertainment industry and to the cultural enrichment of all. Over 1000 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 18 years, in addition to numerous corporate events, concerts and industrial theatre.
Message from Owner/Producer Daphne Kuhn:
"My grateful appreciation to all the theatre patrons for their most wonderful support over the past 15 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre.
We look forward to seeing you soon!"
Corporate sponsorship of R8000 per annum in support of the tehatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.
12 complimentary tickets per month
will be made a available to your company. For details and special benefits to staff members and clients, call Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 or 083 377 4969.READ MORE
Tel: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) adjoins Sandton City - just off Rivonia Rd. Entrances to the Square and the parking garage are in West Street and 5th Street, Sandown. Click here to view Google Maps.
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm
Saturdays at 5:30pm and 8:30pm