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Goodday Atterbury Newsletter Friends,

August is Women’s month and the Theatre will celebrate women on at least two occasions. On Women’s Day we offer a day of inspiration with Donnalee Roberts and Ivan Botha, the writers and producers of the new Afrikaans movie Stroomop. It has been their dream to inspire women to swim “Upstream” against the world’s unrealistic expectations and to celebrate the adventure of womanhood every day.

Donnalee will be the main speaker with inspiring stories from the heart, Simoné Nortman is the special guest  speaker and five beautiful voices will touch the soul of every women: Caroline Grace, Janie Bay, Lizandra Winter, Clarice Pieterse and Kate Rok. Add to this treats to eat and drink, a Placecol  station with mini-make overs ,  massages, a pop-up shop of The Romantic Collection, a SARIE  shop, a valuable gift bag  and many more and we offer a day every women deserves.

Another special for Women’s Day on Sunday 5 August is a special concert with Danie Niehaus, Germandt Geldenhuys and the guitar maestro Mauritz Lotz. No one can sing the hit song “Jy is Vrou” like Danie!

August shows:

3 August 2018 19h15 – The Heart of Worship

Releasing their debut album in 2017, which opened and launched an opportunity for a national tour. For this reason Tshwane is earmarked for the unforgettable experience with the incredibly gifted Pastor Makhudu & Heart of Worship gracing the stage fans will be ministered to in song and dance brace yourselves for the most electrifying events of our time.

The show is power packed and promises to be a night of pure worship and praise witnessing an open heaven over the province of Gauteng. The Revealed Worship Project is set to really put your heart ablaze and leave you with hope of the New Dawning beckoning the horizons. We are the Chosen Generation and Royal Priesthood appointed called and chosen for such a time as this and we have a sound of awakening coming from the Hearts of Worshippers fulfilling the mandate God gave us!!

5 August 2018 16h00 – Danie Niehaus: Solo

In SOLO, Danie Niehaus whisks you away on the journey of his life…with music from long ago, journeying between languages and genres with ease!

The original music exalts love as an emotion and is the pinnacle of having worked in the music industry for 35 years. It includes such prolific hits as “Parys in die somer” as well as some fantastic works such as “Meesters van die kuns” and Danies’s most indominable and iconic hit- “Jy is vrou”.

The program whisks audiences away on a musical journey of ballads, soft rock and light classical music, intertwined with sometimes comical anecdotes of how songs originated- those from Danie’s own pen and older music with which we grew up on and inspired him to write and sing. We can all laugh with Danie, reminisce and get properly nostalgic!

You are cordially invited to join Danie on this magnificent journey

8 August 2018 20h00 – A Tribute to the Killers

Perskeblom Produksies presents, Shot at the night, A Tribute To the Killers. The production consists of five of South Africa’s best musicians, paying tribute to The Killers.

The Killers, formed in Las Vegas in 2001. They are known for hits like “When You Were Young”, “Somebody Told Me” and “All These Things That I’ve Done”. The show promises to entertain with all these hits, as well as hits like “The Man”, “Human”, and “Mr Brightside”.

9 August 2018 9h00 & 13h00 – Vrouedag Stroomop Inspirasiedag

This year Women’s Day will be celebrated in style with big treats at the Atterbury Theatre on 9th August at 9h00 and 13h00.Thewriters and producers of the South African movie Stroomop , Ivan Botha and Donnalee Roberts, have a dream to inspire all women and celebrate the challenges and adventure of womanhood.

The focus will be on self-discovery, forgiveness, acceptance and healing. Donnalee Roberts and Simone Nortmann will share stories and inspiration from their hearts and lives and the velvet voices of Caroline Grace, Janie Bay, Lizandra Winter, Clarice Pieterse en Kate Rok will add colour to the entertainment.

Women will be welcomed with refreshments and Placecol will spoil them with free treatments, make-up, mini- make-overs and many more treats. Donnalee’s pop-up shop with her new clothing range, The Romantic Collective, with her own designs and imports will be exhibited. Every guest will also receive a valuable gift bag.

Stroomop will be screened on the big screens at the movies and tells the story of life and death, friendship, self-discovery, forgiveness and healing of five women played by Donnalee Roberts, Simone Nortmann, Ilse Klink, Chanelle de Jager and Carla Classen.

10 August 2018 20h00 – Nathan Smith: Guitar Legends 2

Nathan Smith’s second instalment of paying tribute to the true greats of the singing guitarist legends. With the Artists Santana, Pink Floyd, Gary Moore, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, to name a few, you are sure to be entertained with iconic songs precisely performed by a 5 piece polished band.

12 August 2018 17h00 CH2 & The Soweto String Quartet

The time is now for a colourful spectrum to take hands in the interest of healing and a future of positivity and prosperity, so appropriate in the year of celebrating Mandela.

What better medium than through music which has since the dawn of humankind been the means of expressing major events in life – from sorrow to celebration.

Two of South Africa’s multi-award winning bands including various SAMA’s, CH2 & SSQ (Soweto String Quartet) decided to join forces to create a show on a colourful spectrum with a CD to match in order to contribute towards creating a future with much more joy! Also featuring Dave Klassen on drums.

19 August 2018 17h00 – Ses Snare: 10 Jaar Later

Ses Snare’s first concert was just about on the same day and date at the Atterbury Theatre 10 years ago. They are now back on 19 August to celebrate 10 years. There has been some transformation but the typical Snare sound is still there and just as popular as ever.

Evergreen rock and pop hits have a new sound with six voices and six guitars and even more special with percussions added.  Come and join them for a special 10th Birthday concert on 19 August with their most popular music of the past 10 years and a few surprises included.

The current “Snare” (guitarists) are Blackie Swart, Leon Ecroignard, Pieter Smith, MD Greyling, Peter Hoven and Rick Swart.

22- 26 August 2018 Various Times – Fiele se Kind

God forgives us for many things, but God does not forgive us for the hurtful things we do to a child. The coloured lady, Fiela Komoetie, raised her foundling white child, Benjamin, with love and pride, until the day, nine years later, that the census men came to fetch him. “They just took him…just like that!” said Fiela Komoetie.

On the other side of the mountain, in the Bush, lives the woodchopper Elias van Rooyen and his wife Barta, whose three year old Lukas disappeared. Is Benjamin and Lukas the same child? Years later it is Benjamin/Lukas who struggles with this question: who am I? He múst know, otherwise the woman he came to love will never be his. The answer is there, he knows that: somewhere within himself, buried deeply in the past, it keeps eluding him.

Darlene Matthee’s very well-known Fiela se Kind is arranged for the stage by Suzanne van Wijk and Frans Swart is the director.

30 August 19:30 Franna Benade- Emmers vol Note

Franna Benadé is staging his concert “Emmers vol Genade” (pails of mercy), at the Atterbury Theatre in Pretoria on 30th August 2018.

His cheerfulness is infectious and his characteristic laugh will lift any mood and bring joy to all. Franna believes “There are pails full of reasons to be thankful and glad”. This show will reflect this vision of life and give you many reasons to laugh and even wipe a few tears of thankfulness.

Franna is truly a “Nylstromer “and “Bosvelder” and this is where he met his singing partner Innes. This was the beginning of their musical career as “Innes and Franna”, unforgettable years for Franna. He now stays in Nylstroom and still sings all over the country with a special concert at Atterbury Theatre on 30th August. Two excellent Choirs will enhance the show: The Wonderboom High School choir, winners of medals at The World Choir Games and The Conwonnité  Choir also winning medals at The World Choir Games.

Franna has chosen to live and he has chosen to sing!! Prepare yourself for an unforgettable, energetic and inspiring evening with Franna and his band.

31 August 2018 19h00 – Daniel Conradie: Come Fly with Me

Daniel Conradie is on the verge of achieving a life-long dream – to study Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy in New York City. He will be leaving for New York in September to be taught, amongst others, by accomplished Broadway directors and artists.

Daniel has invited the musicians and music teachers who have impacted his career to perform with him in a one night only performance of Come fly with me in the Atterbury Theatre. Through this concert, Daniel wants to honour all the people who have so greatly impacted his life and wants to celebrate their shared love for music before he sets off on this exciting new journey.

The programme for the evening is packed with hits from the musicals including Tomorrow from Annie, Stars from Les Misérables and Anthem from Chess. Familiar pop melodies like Candle in the Wind and Goodbye Yellow Brick Road of Sir Elton John as well as Afrikaans favourites such as Lisa se Klavier and Hotgates of Laurika Rauch will also be performed.

It will be an evening of reliving memories made at the Jacaranda Children’s Choir, Waterkloof House Prep School, St Albans College and the University of Pretoria. Amongst other well know Pretoria artists, Daniel’s very first voice teacher, Patti van der Ploeg, will be performing with him during an evening of nostalgia and sentiment.

Buy a ticket to Come Fly with Me and experience the wonder and enjoyment of dreams

September offers shows that will sell out in no time, so do book in advance, for instance: Charl du Plessis, Espana 2018, Rocco de Villiers and many more.