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FOREVER PLAID

18th November - 20th December

International 60's Boy Band Musical


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FOREVER PLAID

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.

COMING SOON

Bonegio Spanish Dance Company present SENTIMIENTOS

17th – 22nd January

Bonegio Spanish Dance Company present SENTIMIENTOS

This vibrant Spanish dance theatre production is largely inspired by Julia Bonegio's favourite teachers in Spain - La Tati, Carmela Greco, La Truco and Paco Romero. Their love, nurturing spirit and the imparting of their knowledge with heart and soul, shines through Julia's choreography and the spirit of the dancers in this well-known Spanish dance company’s latest show.

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The Shadow of Brel

Sunday 23rd November @ 19:00

Godfrey Johnson will be presenting a one off performance of his Fleur du Cap nominated one man show, The Shadow of Brel, directed by Sanjin Muftic.

Godfrey Johnson will be presenting a one off performance of his Fleur du Cap nominated one man show, The Shadow of Brel, directed by Sanjin Muftic.

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Christmas... and all that jazz!

Sunday 14th December and Tuesday 16th December

featuring the fabulous Ms. Cat Simoni and her boyz comprising the American jazz pianist John Fresk with Graeme Currie Double Bass and Tony Yoko on the drums.

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THE THIRD ANNUAL JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND

23rd January – 25th January

Featuring the SWING DEALERS from Belgium and several outstanding South African musicians.

THE THIRD ANNUAL JAZZ & BLUES WEEKEND coordinated by Tony Yoko
Featuring the SWING DEALERS from Belgium and several outstanding South African musicians.
Get into the swing of the New Year as we trumpet our way into 2015.

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CAT SINGS JUDY!

27th January – 14th February

Over The Rainbow with Cat & Judy Garland - Let's fall in love with the divine Judy all over again!

After a run of many delicious shows at Auto & General Theatre on the Square - Cat Simoni returns with Cat Sings Judy! Over The Rainbow with Cat & Judy Garland. Written and directed by Paul Spence, Cat Sings Judy! is a loving look at the songs and life of the precociously talented girl from Grand Rapids, Minnesota they called 'Judy Garland' - the girl with the unique voice who was described by Fred Astaire as "the greatest entertainer who ever lived". So come on, 'Strike Up The Band!', 'Get Happy' - and let's soar over that old rainbow one more time with glorious Judy and lovely Cat. Join us for Cat Sings Judy! on a magical trip down the yellow brick road of wonderful memories, 'Till The Clouds Roll By'.

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THE DOUBLE BASS

17th February – 14th March

an international play by Patrick Suskind, translated by Michael Hofmann.

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SIX DANCE LESSONS IN SIX WEEKS

17th March – 11th April

The return by popular demand after a sell–out season at this theatre and the Hilton Festival,

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HINTERLAND

14th April – 2nd May

Duncan Buwalda’s historical South African gem

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SNOW GOOSE

5th – 16th May

“a beautifully made and exquisitely acted show” Steve Kretzmann

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WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

18th May – 31st May

A comedian’s experience of the joys of becoming a father, from pregnancy to the birth to looking after an infant.

WHO’S YOUR DADDY?

Starring CHRIS FORREST

Directed by BEVAN CULLINAN
A comedian’s experience of the joys of becoming a father, from pregnancy to the birth to looking after an infant. The production is an hilarious look at what really happens and how to deal with it. A must for anyone hoping to become a parent; who is a parent; or who knows a parent! – Just in time for Father’s Day.

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MS DIETRICH REGRETS

2nd – 27th June

an icon, a symbol of glamour - the legendary Marlene Dietrich

The legendary Marlene Dietrich was one of the most famous film stars and personalities – she was an icon, a symbol of glamour and never seemed to grow old. One of many iconic quotes was - ‘I am not a myth - I am a legend!’ – MISS DIETRICH REGRETS is a revealing and poignant look at the aging Marlene, and her complex relationship with her daughter Maria, battling to retain her independence living alone in her Paris apartment.

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ABOUT US


 

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.

14th November
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

21st November
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

28th November
Concert with
ALLAN CAMPBELL THOMPSON (clarinet) JEAN PIERRE CALLITZ (piano)  and  BRETT  COLLINGS (drums)
Works by Artie Shaw, Templeton, Gershwin and  Kupferman

5th December
Gypsy and other All-Time Favourites
MIRO CHAKARYAN (violin) and ILSE MYBURGH (piano) Works by Brahms, Wieniawski, Elgar and Kreisler

12th December
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!"

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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.

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CONTACT


Tel: Daphne Kuhn on 011 883 8606 E-Mail: theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

Address:

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.

PERFORMANCES

Weekdays:
Tuesdays to Fridays, at 8:15pm

Weekends:
Saturdays at 5:30pm and 8:30pm  

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