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Posted on: Tuesday, 11 January 2011

State Theatre in Pretoria line-up

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The State Theatre in Pretoria Accommodation always has a fantastic line-up of quality entertainment.  Keep reading for a short synopsis on some of the shows taking centre stage during the months of February to May …

MUMMENSCHANZ (Opera, 22 – 27 February)
The extraordinary Swiss theatre troupe, Mummenschanz, who played to standing ovations in South Africa in 2008, returns for an extensive national tour of mesmerizing Mummenschanz magic.

BIZET’S CARMEN (Opera, 18 – 26 March)
Fiery, beautiful and irresistible, Carmen has thrilled audiences since its premiere with its passionate score and its sexually powerful principal character, Carmen. This Opera Africa production of Georges Bizet’s popular French opera Carmen will feature an impressive international and local cast, headed up by American conductor Timothy Myers, acclaimed director James Marvel and the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra in the pit.

Joyous Celebration will celebrate another milestone in 2011 as they launch, release and stage a tour promoting Joyous Celebration 15 – the fifteenth year of the project. The project has re-positioned contemporary gospel music in South Africa and has contributed to giving it a solid platform and the recognition it deserves as one of the highest selling & most popular music genres in this country. As the longest running contemporary gospel ensemble, Joyous Celebration is consistently “re-inventing” itself, setting the trends in the gospel genre whilst maintaining the highest quality in music and presentation. This is the reason that the group has endeared itself to a growing following over the past 14 years.

WINNIE – The Opera (Opera, April 28 – 3 May)
Under the watchful eyes of the international media, the “Mother of the Nation,” Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, one of the iconic figures in the struggle against Apartheid, is subpoenaed to appear before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

Most shows can be booked at Computicket or call 083 915 8000 for further assistance.  The contact for State Theatre is 021 392 4000.

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