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CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN

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Charl du Plessis is South Africa’s Piano Man, Steinway Artist and synonymous with the music of Gershwin.


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Daphne Kuhn and Charl du Plessis present

CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN


20th February - 24th February

 

The magnificent musician, Charl du Plessis is South Africa’s piano man, Steinway artist - and synonymous with the music of Gershwin. He has performed popular works by Gershwin on three continents with his jazz trio and as soloist with various symphony orchestras. His show, Charl du Plessis plays Gershwin will open at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square on the 20th February for 1 week only!

Charl du Plessis play Gershwin will include music from Porgy & Bess, his most beloved songs like The Man I Love and I Got Rhythm, and the one and only Rhapsody in Blue. He shares the stage with bassist Werner Spies and drummer Peter Auret.


Charl du Plessis plays Gershwin will run at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square from 20th February - 24th February. There will be 6 performances -Tuesdays to Friday at 8.15pm and two shows on Saturday at 6pm and 8.15pm. Enquire about school and group discounts and dinner/show specials. Call the theatre’s box office on 011 883-8606 or book online: www.computicket.com or tel. the call centre: 0861 915 8000

 

COMING SOON

Riaad Moosa in Life Begins

26th March – 9th April

Riaad Moosa is back in Sandton for a limited run!

Riaad Moosa tries to figure this out with his hilarious one-man show, Life Begins - a snapshot into his life as a 40-year- old, a father of three kids, husband, comedian, actor and with all the current cultural and political issues thrown in.

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BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

8th – 23rd March

Jannie du Toit is back by popular demand in BONJOUR MONSIEUR BREL

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VISITING MR GREEN

15th May – 10th June

Directed by Alan Swerdlow with Michael Richard as Mr Green.

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Nombulelo Yende Opera Concert

24 March

Nombulelo Yende is currently a 4th year BMus Opera Degree student at the South African College of Music in the University of Cape Town

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GREEN MAN FLASHING

10th April – 12th May

GREEN MAN FLASHING is acknowledged as a quintessential S.A. play, and has become a matric setwork.

GREEN MAN FLASHING is acknowledged as a quintessential S.A. play, and has become a matric setwork.

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SILVAN ZINGG is The Boogie Man

11th March

Visiting South Africa for the first time, Silvan will be accompanied by drummer Anthony Yoko and bassist Marc Duby

Silvan Zingg’s Boogie Woogie piano style is characterized by a great portion of swing and blues performed with passion, lightness and brilliant quality.

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ABOUT US


CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF FINE THEATRE at the AUTO & GENERAL THEATRE ON THE SQUARE!

AUTO & GENERAL EXTENDS ITS SPONSORSHIP/NAMING RIGHTS FOR SANDTON’S THEATRE ON THE SQUARE FOR ANOTHER YEAR!

Daphne Kuhn, who established the Theatre on the Square in Rosebank in 1994, and then in Sandton in 1997, is very excited and proud to announce that its sponsorship by insurance giant, Auto & General Insurance, has been extended for another year.  This was announced during the 20th birthday celebrations of the theatre last week.
 
“This association and investment in the theatre will be an injection of much needed funding for development - and fuel for creativity! The theatre has provided the infrastructure, work opportunities and exposure for scores of actors, writers, directors, designers, comedians, musician and technicians. It has produced or presented over 1800 new productions and concerts in the last two decades, as well as children’s theatre, workshops, corporate events, regular jazz and weekly lunch hour classical concerts. The theatre has been acknowledged with awards bearing witness to its huge contribution to the cultural life of South African”, says Kuhn.
 
According to Tom Creamer, CEO of Auto & General Insurance, “We are thrilled to support the Theatre on the Square.  We hope that our sponsorship will assist in nurturing, developing and exposing the wealth of proudly South African talent and product.”
 
The Auto & General Theatre on the Square has not only been blessed with a supportive sponsor, but with a theatre angel too - Carolyn Steyn, the founder of 67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day. With her impeccable style and theatre background, Carolyn also initiated and managed the refurbishment of the theatre and is the official Patron of the Auto & General Theatre on the Square.
 
 “In 2017/8 we have a, a dynamic line-up of new, local and international plays, including comedies, classical music, jazz and youth projects with our wealth of incredible South African talent to uplift the cultural life of all. We shall now be able to continue to stage plays, inimitable satire, consummate performances, finest music and be an important theatrical voice that reflects on our lives and attitudes in South Africa,” concludes Kuhn.



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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 1300 productions - including plays, musicals, lunch hour concerts and youth theatre have been presented in the last 20 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 20 years. Enjoy another season of great theatre. We look forward to seeing you soon!"

 

LUNCH HOUR CLASSICAL CONCERTS

The theatre is delighted to present and  to produce , for the 10th 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.

Hartham Properties has come on board together with a Supporting Grant  from BASA for assisting with marketing.

Ticket Price: R50.  The price includes concert, programme, coffee and biscuits.
The only regular daytime music fixture in Gauteng
We reserve the right to alter or change the programmes without prior notice. 

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23rd February
A BIS'L LIBE – A BIT OF LOVE
Concert of Yiddish Music with LEIGH NUDELMAN (vocal) AVI KANAR (conductor) and JONATHAN MAYER (violin) and PETER SKLAIR (bass guitar)

2nd March
LET MUSIC SOUND – a programme of music for cello, flute and piano in various combinations, presented by
PETA-ANN HOLDCROFT on cello, ISABEL BRADLEY on flute and SUSAN VAN DER WAT on piano.
Works will be introduced by Isabel, with a little help from William Shakespeare, and will include the wonderful Trio for these instruments by Carl Maria von Weber.

9th March
WHEN JAZZ WAS KING
with TONYA KOENDERMAN
A tribute to the great jazz classics: Mack the Knife, All That Jazz, Fever, Le Jazz Hot, Feelin’ Good and My Baby Just Cares.

16th March
HARP AND FLUTE RECITAL with VENTURA ROSENTHAL on harp and LIESL STOLTZ on flute

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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: 0118838606 (Theatre Box Office) 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

Tuesdays to Saturday, at 8:15pm

Saturdays at 6pm and 8:15pm

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. 

Please ensure you are at the theatre 15 minutes before the show. 

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

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