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LOCKED UPSIDE DOWN

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Stories, Songs… and Sanitizer!


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DAPHNE KUHN is thrilled to announce that THEATRE ON THE SQUARE has made it through these challenging times and is positive about the future!

The theatre had a soft opening last October with concerts, corporate events and film shoots. While essential fundraising continues, its first fun-filled yet poignant and relevant theatre production opens soon.

 

LOCKDOWN UPSIDE DOWN
Stories, Songs… and Sanitizer!
9th – 26th February

We proudly present an original suburban musical revue - LOCKDOWN UPSIDE DOWN. This new comedy should be a welcome theatrical tonic for all, countering the trying lockdown periods endured. During lockdown the play was conceived by and now features the talented Sharon Spiegel-Wagner with Lorri Strauss and musical director/pianist, Cathrine Hopkins. The production is directed by the esteemed and celebrated Alan Swerdlow.

LOCKED UPSIDE DOWN opens with a preview on the 9th February and will run for three weeks (Wednesdays to Sundays) from the 9 – 26th February. It explores the trials and tribulations of two mothers, their friendship and antics as they confront the devastating Covid pandemic. 

While the doors open again with this original new production, the theatre will continue to present its regular classical and jazz concerts. A range of new local and international plays and comedies are in the pipeline, to be announced shortly. This marks new beginnings for 2022. Through entertainment, the theatre is committed to providing work opportunities and creativity for the industry - and upliftment and healing for the public.

Kuhn writes: “We are inviting our very loyal and supportive audience back to Theatre on the Square, to experience again, the joy of stimulating live theatre. Through our successful crowd-funding efforts, we are developing a new audience and new patrons have been awakened during the two years of cultural inactivity. We look forward to their support to keep theatre alive. By adhering to the health protocols, we assure that our audiences will feel safe and secure”.

We have no doubt that LOCKED UPSIDE DOWN will be a special night out, filled with an abundance of laughter, tears and memories. Through songs and stories, audiences will be tapping their feet to reimagined and familiar songs. The production team hopes to fill hearts with music, warmth, hope and positivity.

Bookings can be made online via Computicket on www.computicket.com or by calling the theatre on 083 377 4969 or 011 883-8606. The normal ticket price is R150 but there are special discounts for seniors, students and for group bookings. Seats are unreserved. Covid protocols and social distancing will be in place for the allowed 50% capacity audience and we expect our patrons to bring their vaccination certificates.                                                      

 

 

For any further info, showtimes. media enquiries and interviews, please contact Daphne Kuhn directly on 083 3774969 or email theatreonthesquare@gmail.com

COMING SOON

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT PROGRAMME FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

January - March 2022

Start the year on a high note with a diverse programme of concerts featuring some of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians.

THEATRE ON THE SQUARE is proud to announce its classical music concert line-up for the first quarter of 2022.

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JAZZ ON THE SQUARE

30 January 2022

Sunday Jazz featuring the outstanding South African jazz singer, Ms. Wendy Allen-Twyford and the inimitable jazz saxophonist Phil Holder

The supporting trio includes the outstanding jazz pianist Roland Moses, and a new kid on the block, bassist Amaeshi Ikechi, with veteran jazz drummer, Tony Yoko!

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ABOUT US


The 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 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 22 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 22 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERTS WILL RESUME WHEN THE THEATRE REOPENS

The theatre has presented and produced this uplifting music programme for all, with leading local and international musicians for the last 13 years. 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 revenue from ticket sales goes to the artists. 

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  • Friday, 28th January – Start the year with this beautiful trio who will be performing one of the last compositions completed by Franz Schubert. Miro Chakaryan, Susan Mouton and Christelle Engelbrecht will be performing the Trio No. 2 in E-flat major for piano, violin, and cello, D.929.
  • Friday, 4th February – PRISMATICA with Laura Pauna
    Brilliant internationally recognised pianist Laura Pauna will be performing works from her upcoming solo album PRISMATICA - a curated collection of diverse piano works written by South African composers and more. This will be an exploration of contemporary compositions that embrace our shared heritage and colourful history. Laura Pauna will give premiere performances of these new works. 
  • Friday, 11th February – AFRICAN BIRD with KHANYISILE MTHETWA (flute) and PETER CARTWRIGHT (piano)
    Multiple award-winning flute player Khanyisile Mthetwa, named a “Top Young South African” by the Mail and Guardian presents South African & American music for Flute from her latest album AFRICAN BIRD accompanied by award winning pianist, Peter Cartwright.
  • Friday, 18th February – MALANE HOFMEYR BURGER, MORNE VAN HEERDEN (clarinet) and SONJA VAN ZYL (piano)
  • Friday, 25th February – We present AFRICA SOUL - exceptional voices from an exciting new group. They will uplift with songs from the 50’s and 60’s from the American South to the African South - the era of Aretha Franklin, Wilson Picket, Otis Redding and other musical icons. They will give thoses old classics a ‘young’ rebirth. Not to be missed!
  • Friday, 4th March – An afternoon treat with ELENA ZLATKOVA on Electric & Classical Violin
  • Friday 11th March – Back with Tombak. DAVID TOMBAK (violin) and SONJA VAN ZYL(piano) present an afternoon of familiar classics.
  • Friday, 18th March - FROM VIRTUAL CONCERTS TO THE REAL McCOY
    Marvel at the incredible talents of JPO Concert Master and first violinist, MIRO CHAKARYAN and SUSAN MOUTONas they perform works by Wieniawski, Kreisler, Ernst, von Vecsey, Shostakowich as well as the SA premiere of the magnificent works by Karin LeFlak.
  • Friday, 25th March – Recital with MALANE HOFMYER-BURGER (flute) and HESTER BEYERS MARTIN (piano

 

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Corporate sponsorship of R12000 per annum in support of the theatre, will be acknowledged by means of an inscription in the theatre foyer and in all theatre programmes.

20 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: 083 377 4969 (Daphne Kuhn) or 0861 915 8000 (Computicket) 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

Theatre Productions take place Wednesday to Friday at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 5pm and 8pm

Classical Music Lunch Hour Concerts take place on Friday afternoons at 13:00. 

Show times may differ slightly - please contact the theatre to confirm show times - 011 883 8606

The ramped backstage entrance opens 15minutes before the show. 

Tickets are available an hour before at the theatre box office.

Please ensure you are at the theatre 20 minutes before the show.
We will be doing temperature screenings and may ask for your vaccination cards, so please have it with you.  

Special show times can be arranged should you wish to book the whole theatre

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