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CarolineBTinaThis sensational show, highlighting the unforgettable hits from the legend herself, Tina Turner, now travels to the Roodepoort Theatre in the West Rand, providing ideal family entertainment for the Festive Season. In the LGBT community, Tina Turner has long been a performance favourite among drags: remember Nomi at Bull’s Eye and Stardust, Charne at Ramp Divas?

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Tina – Simply the Best will be on stage for a limited season at the Roodepoort Theatre from Thursday, 6th December – Sunday, 16th December.
Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s which features the powerful, raspy vocals and thrilling stage presence of Caroline Borole live on stage, complete with band, brass section, backing vocalist and dancers to make this the definitive tribute and a fabulous fun night out for the family.
Hear all the energetic Rock and soulful RnB hits that made Tina Turner one of the 20th century's biggest names in music such as Simply the Best, What's love got to do with it, River Deep Mountain High, Proud Mary, Nutbush City Limits, We don't need another Hero, What you get is what you see, Private Dancer and many more.

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By Gerard Rissik

Panto
For 31 years in Johannesburg Janice Honeyman has delighted us with her Pantomime, so much so that bookings open a year in advance so that people can be sure of getting their seats. This year’s panto is Snow White. The script follows a pretty standard formula and, as always, is written in a way that children and adults will enjoy. A lot of the music comes from current or recent hits and there is a lot of space for the actors to drop in recent news topics to add to the fun.
The absolute star of the Show is Ben Voss who plays the wicked queen Hildegonde Hoggenheim. Desmond Dube as Dame Dolla Diddledaddledoodledragon is also terrific. Kiruna-Lind Devar is a lovely Snow White and has a beautiful voice. The hunky prince is played by Tshepo Ncokoane. Former 702 host John Robbie joins the cats for the first time, and you can see that he is having a lot of fun on stage.
The panto is always fun and a lighthearted evening out. This year there is a surprise in store though. As you enter the theatre you are handed a pair of Super Panto 3D glasses; these are needed for what I thought was a very exciting segment of the performance where 3d technology brings the journey into the forest to life. Using this sort of technology, marrying the magic of live theatre with the ability of film to move long distances and with 3d to give incredible depth and life, can only be good news.
Tickets range from R245 – R375 and can be booked through the theatre or at selected Pick n Pay stores. The final performance will be on 23 December.

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“DIE KONINGS” by
Alexander Bar & Café, Kaapstad | 22 – 27 Oktober 2018 om 19:00
Drostdy Teater, Stellenbosch | 2 November 2018 om 20:15
Drama Factory, Somerset-Wes | 10 November 2018 om 19:00Fallie

Bo en behalwe die feit dat “Die Konings” die nuutste en hotste ding in die Afrikaanse musiek-industrie is, is hulle boonop besonders talentvol daarby (of so glo hulle). Met treffers soos “onder by die whiskey bar”, “skud daai tossel” en “wys my” het Die Konings besluit om die land plat te toer met hulle eerste full blown show “Die Konings”. Bel maar solank vir Ouma en vra of sy die kinders sal babysit, want een ding is seker – liedjies soos “jou lekker tjops maak my honger pops” móét jy eenvoudig live sien.
Op ʼn minder ernstige noot: “Die Konings” is ʼn werkswinkel kabaret wat trek uit die tradisies van drag kings, satire en improvisasie-komedie. Anoecha Krüger, Marelize Viljoen en Elisha Zeeman gebruik hulle manlike alter-ego’s om ʼn skreeusnaakse satire te skep uit seks, geloof, politiek, en alles tussen in. Omdat die gehoor se bydra so belangrik is beloof elke optrede om ʼn unieke ervaring te wees. Die teks is deur Louis Roux (in samewerking met die geselskap) saamgestel. Musiek deur Talíta Beyl en die regie word deur Andrico Goosen behartig.

Kaartjie pryse wissel tussen R100 en R120. Bespreek kaartjies by afsonderlike teaters deur die teaters se webtuistes: https://alexanderbar.co.za/ of www.drostdyteater.co.za of www.thedramafactory.co.za

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RoundFive years after the release of “Bears” — his song that continues to play at gay bear bars and fur festivals worldwide — Tom Goss is reinstating his commitment to plus-sized gay men with “Round in All the Right Places,” a soulful new track that combines sultry lyrics with shapely tones.

It’s no secret that pop singer Tom Goss is attracted to plus-sized men. Five years after the release of “Bears” — his song that continues to play at gay bear bars and fur festivals worldwide — he is reinstating his commitment to them with “Round in All the Right Places,” a soulful new track that combines sultry lyrics with shapely tones. “Even after ‘Bears’, people would constantly ask me if I really had a thing for large men,” Tom says. “I used to get annoyed by the question, but then I started to reflect on it and I came to the conclusion that I hadn’t done an adequate job of describing what is so intoxicating to me about men of size. For this one, I wanted to write something that was more specific and mature. I didn't want to hold back. I wanted to be direct, honest and graphic; to really convey the shape, the allure, the seduction of big men.” Produced by Goss and mixed by Marr Zimm, Round in All the Right Places is available on iTunes, Spotify and all major digital platforms. We have shared it on the Exit group and page on Facebook.RoundDexter

“I had been trying to write ‘Round in all the Right Places’ for some time, but what was coming out simply wasn’t working for me,” recalls Goss from his LA home. “Then I got a text from a friend who happens to be round and absolutely beautiful. I asked him what he hated most about his body. He said his Flintstone feet. I was floored, mainly because, to me, everything about his body is stunning. So I began asking other men of size the same question and no one was able to tell me, ‘not a damn thing, I love it all!’”

See the video here: https://youtu.be/UieVH3A6u40.

Goss hopes to flip the script on perceived beauty with his song. “The world is telling plus sized people that their butts are sagging and their bellies are too flabby. ‘Change who you are, lose it at all costs,’ we’re told. Then we wonder why people often view themselves in a negative light. I want to send some messaging out into the world that says the opposite.”

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Cape Town has a scintillating drag tradition that dates back to the Thirties, especially in vibrant District Six. Today the pageants, the parties, the hair dressing salons and the fabulous drag queen shows still flourish across the city.Abfab

However, the shows are often hosted in backwood clubs, catering to a select few who know where to find them. The Absolutely Fabulous Drag Show endeavours to put the creme de la creme of drag on centre stage at the Artscape Theatre Centre. With fine feathers preened, false eyelashes fluttering and sequins glittering, the fiercely feminine/masculine are gathering to celebrate the world of `lip sync`, ambiguous seduction and gender identification.

The enigmatic Odidiva Mfenyana comperes the evening, as we also pay tribute to the late Reverend Rowan Smith. A surprise special guest also awaits you. Top class drag divas Vida Fantabisher, SA`s Got Talent 2016 runner-up Manila von Teez, as well as Kat Gilardi, Jayde Kay Johnson and Angel Lalamore of cabaret 3D trio fame, will showcase present-day glory. Camillo Lombard maintains a strict tempo while Basil Appollis stiches it all together and cracks the designer whip as director.   Show will be at Artscape in Cape Town on the 11th August 2018, with a show at 3pm and 8pm.

Tickets are available exclusively from Computicket at R100 each.

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