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West Side Story Returns

Returns by popular demand
Opens 7 March 2018

This is the final season in South Africa – get your early bird tickets today!

After receiving rave reviews across the board from critics and audiences alike, this Fugard Theatre smash hit musical returns to the Artscape Opera House for one final season, from 7 March 2018. This phenomenal South African production with a superb cast of 40 is backed by a live philharmonic orchestra playing Leonard Bernstein’s magnificent score which includes the world famous songs “Something’s Coming”, “Maria”, “I Feel Pretty” and “Tonight”. 2018 marks the centenary year of Bernstein’s birth.

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and set in mid-1950s New York, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two street gangs of different backgrounds. Tony, a former member of the Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks.

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Television

Moshe Plays Cupid In The 2nd Season Of Uyangthanda Na

Waiting for love to knock on your door? Or on your crush to finally realise that you exist? Then look no further as the hilarious Social Media star, Musician and former V-Table co-presenter Moshe Ndiki plays cupid in the second season of Uyang’thanda Na?

Produced by Parental Advisory Productions, Uyang’thanda Na? is a reality dating show where lonely hopefuls confess their love for their crush. Each episode concludes with a verdict from the admired where they get to answer the very pertinent question: Uyang’thanda Na?

Moshe Ndiki rose to fame when he became a Social Media sensation, his hilarious outburst, unorthodox dress sense and candid behaviour will certainly bring a lighter side to the show.

When asked how he feels about joining Uyang’thanda Na? Moshe expressed his delight and great expectations, “I believe in love and reckon it is something worth fighting for, fight for it hard and always give love one more chance”.

Moshe’s popularity has landed him a part on the cast of the popular telenovela,The Queen playing Prince. His first appearance will be in December, making him a prevalent household name.

“Moshe’s engagement with our hopefuls is effortless and it will certainly keep the viewers intrigued. We look forward to having him on Uyang’thanda Na? and trust that his sparkling personality will come through”, says Sphumelele Sibeko, Head of Reality Content at M-Net local entertainment channels

Catch the return of Uyang’thanda Na? on Mzansi Magic, DStv channel 161 on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 as suitors follow their hearts in pursuit of love.

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The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season

The Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season is a chance to experience some of the most popular recorded live theatre titles of the 2017 season as well as some exciting new productions. Enjoy the best of the National Theatre’s screenings from the comfort of a Fugard Theatre seat, with its full size high definition cinema screen and 7.1 dolby digital surround sound system.

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Awards

10 Documentary Shorts On 2017 Oscars® Shortlist

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations.

Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

  • “Alone,” The New York Times
  • “Edith+Eddie,” Heart is Red and Kartemquin Films
  • “Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405,” Stiefel & Co.
  • “Heroin(e),” A Netflix Original Documentary in association with The Center for Investigative Reporting, A Requisite Media Production
  • “Kayayo – The Living Shopping Baskets,” Integral Film
  • “Knife Skills,” TFL Films
  • “116 Cameras,” Birdling Films
  • “Ram Dass, Going Home,” Further Pictures
  • “Ten Meter Tower,” Plattform Produktion
  • “Traffic Stop,” Q-Ball Productions

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Television

My Kitchen Rules Finale: Who Will Take The R1 Million Prize

My Kitchen Rules SA teaser
The grand finale: who will take home R1 Million?

It’s time for the grand finale of My Kitchen Rules SA! This Sunday, 10 December at 17:30, best friends from Johannesburg, Charnell and Kerry, will be going up against husband and wife team from Bloemfontein, Jamandi and Machiel in an epic five course cook-off for the massive R1 Million prize.

The teams have their work cut out for them, as they will be tasked to cook five gourmet courses for a panel of world-renowned guest judges as well as resident judges David Higgs and J’Something. Joining the MKR tasting table this week is South Africa’s first Michelin Star chef Jan Hendrik, who flew all the way from Nice, France to judge the My Kitchen Rules finale! Alongside Jan Hendrik are Chef Margot Janse, whose stint at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek earned the restaurant eighth place in the World’s Top 50 Restaurants, and the legendary master of Cape Malay cuisine Cass Abrahams. Rounding up the panel is food enthusiast and straight-talking Carte Blanche investigative journalist Devi Sankaree-Govender.

What viewers might not know about Devi is that when she’s not confronting crooks on TV, she’s a whizz in the kitchen and a passionate home cook, having accumulated culinary accolades along the way such as winning the Gateway Celebrity Chef Showdown. But Devi won’t be the only enthusiastic home cook in Kitchen HQ this week. The 16 previous My Kitchen Rules contestants will also be making one last return through the revolving doors to show their support for Charnell, Kerry, Jamandi and Machiel as they embark on a cook of a lifetime!

The season finale of My Kitchen Rules SA will be a special 90 minute broadcast on M-Net channel 101 and, as such, the show will start earlier this week at 17:30.

Fans can visit www.mnet.tv/mkr to watch exclusive interviews with the judges, guest judges and contestants, and follow all the breaking news and conversations around the show on Twitter @MNet / #MKRSA or on the official M-Net Facebook page.