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Nik Rabinowitz in Fortyfied

12/15/2017 2:52:25 PM

After the successful recent run of his one-man show in Cape Town, and turning 40, comedian Nik Rabinowitz decided the best location for his midlife crisis would be Sandton.


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After the successful recent run of his one-man show in Cape Town, and turning 40, comedian Nik Rabinowitz decided the best location for his midlife crisis would be Sandton. Please don’t tell him that 40 is the new 30, it’ll only confuse him further.

How do you balance family, aging, government anxiety and Trump fears? You don't.

At least Nik doesn't. In FORTYFIED, Nik explores a variety of subjects, some related to his bout with middle age, some not. Some related to his many (3) children, some not. 

Either way, he’s not going to commit to anything specific now because then you’ll come with very specific expectations of the show, leaving him no room to change his mind at the last minute, which is he wont to do.

Honestly though, does it really matter what it’s about? It’s a comedy show. There will be stories, there will be awkwardness, there will be accents. And - it will all be funny which is all you really have to know.

Come give Nik your money and listen to his troubles. It's like reverse therapy! But more fun. 

“If forty is the new thirty, there is no finer confirmation than the exuberance and boundless energy of Rabinowitz”
- Weekend Special. 

COMING SOON

BLONDE POISON

30th January – 18th February

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND AFTER A SOLD OUT RUN IN 2017

The local media have been unanimous in their praise.

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6th Annual Jazz & Blues Weekend

Thursday 25th - Sunday 28th January 2018

The best of local and international jazz...

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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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CHARL DU PLESSIS PLAYS GERSHWIN

20th February - 24th February

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

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

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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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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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19th January
The first concert of 2018
MIRO CHAKARYAN (violin), SUSAN MOUTON (cello) and ANNELIEN BALL on piano
playing The Glinka Trio, Haydn Gypsy Rondo Trio and pieces by Kreisler, Tchaikovsky and Piazolla

26th January
THE UMOYA WIND QUINTET
with LESLEY STANSELL (oboe), PENELOPE IVES (bassoon), SHANNON ARMER (horn), MALANÉ HOFMEYR-BURGER (flute) and CHRISNA SMITH (clarinet)
Works include Mozart and the Merry Wives of Windsor

2nd February
AUSTRIA TO AMERICA: MUSIC FOR 1 PIANO, 4 HANDS and 1 PIANO, 8 HANDS
with CARIN VAN GRAAN, CHANIE JONKER, JANNIE LE ROUX and EUGENE JOUBERT
Works by Mozart, Lavignac, Gershwin and Kreisler

9th February
Concert with Osay Opera Company’s
PHIWE MAUKLA, accompanied by MARION PILLAY (piano).
Works by Bellini, Donizetti and Rossini

16th February
Valentine’s Day theme concert with talented songstress
YAEL BENJAMIN
A romantic programme of love songs form Lehar to Legrand accompanied on the piano by EVELYN GREEN

23rd February
Concert of Yiddish Music
with LEIGH NUDELMAN (vocal) AVI KANAR (keyboard) and JONATHAN MEYER (violin)

 

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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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