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Collection Index:JOHANNESBURG CIVIC THEATRE, Papers, 1962-2007
Collection Name:Johannesburg Civic Theatre, Papers, 1962-2007
AG3290  JOHANNESBURG CIVIC THEATRE, Papers, 1962-2007  
   
  Copyright 2010, Historical Papers, The Library, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 
   
  Introduction 
   
  The collection contains documents relating to the activities of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre for the period of 1962 to 2007. The records include historical information about the theatre and its development over the years, programmes of theatre productions and details of the performances, posters, newspaper clippings and photographs. 
  The construction of the Civic Theatre was approved by the Johannesburg City Council in the early 1960s. The theatre was completed in 1962 and its main goals were based on education and promoting the public interest in drama, opera, ballet, music, painting and other kinds of arts as well as subsidizing these productions and performances. The official opening of the theatre took place on the 27th of August 1962. The first manager and administrator appointed by the City Council, Michal Grobbelaar served as the head of this institution until 1993. One of the first performances included opera followed later by dramas, ballets and musicals. For a long time the theatre was unfortunately segregated and the performances were accessible mainly to white South Africans. This situation only changed in the 90s. A very important fact in the history of the theatre occurred in 1964 with the establishment of the puppet Marionette Company to offer performances for children. In the mid 1980s the complex needed renovation and reconstruction. The reopening of the newly renovated theatre took place in 1992. The Johannesburg Civic Theatre had been transformed into a body more representative of the whole population of the city. The newly appointed director Janice Honeyman in 1996 launched an ambitious programme of productions brought to the theatre by promoters and outside producers. International musicals and works of local artists were presented at the theatre. The children’s theatre, an art gallery and a series of restaurants provided a high standard of entertainment to visitors at the theatre. At a later stage continued financial pressure forced management to implement painful cost-cutting exercises. The City of Johannesburg made some important decisions concerning the future of the Civic Theatre which included: separating it from the City Council, appointing a new Independent Board of Directors and reconfiguring the theatre into a house able to accommodate productions brought in by the independent producers. The Main Theatre was renamed in 2001 as a Nelson Mandela Theatre. At present the Johannesburg Civic Theatre has seven five-star venues of which three are private dining rooms available for hire. The Civic Theatre is one of the best venues of live entertainment and is rated amongst the best theatres of South Africa. 
   
  This collection was donated to Historical Papers by The Johannesburg Civic Theatre in 2008. 
   
  52 boxes 
   
  Classification 
   
HISTORY OF THE THEATRE
  History of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre covering the period from the official opening 27 August 1962 to 2007. 
   
A 1  Documents relating to the official opening of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre on the 27th of August. They include: programme of official opening, speech by councilor Pieter M.Roos, inauguration programme, speech of the Mayor of Johannesburg, informational brochure and architectural plans for the stage. 
A 1.1  Fifth Birthday celebration of the Civic Theatre in August 1967. 
A 2  Records illustrating the tenth/eleventh Anniversary of the official opening of the Civic Theatre 1972/1973. They include programme of celebrations and information about Johannesburg Spring Festival. 
A 3  20th Anniversary of the Civic Theatre documented in the publication entitled: ”Ten Decades of Johannesburg Theatre” and in other records. 
A 4  Opening ceremony of the Pavilion of Autographs on the 27th November 1985. 
A 5  Rebuilding of the Civic Theatre 1987-1989 and the reopening in 1992. Further renovations up to 1994. Documents include: information pamphlet, newspaper cuttings, reports of the Building Committee describing the process of rebuilding and renaming of the Youth Theatre in 1996. 
A 6  Establishment of the Civic Theatre Art Gallery in 1998. 
A 7  Johannesburg Civic Theatre Association and its activities. 
A 7.1  Annual Reports and Financial Statements of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre Association. 1979-1987; 1992-1996 
A 8  Establishment of the Marionette Company. 
A 9  Johannesburg Centenary Festival Association and its activities. 
A 10  Johannesburg Civic Theatre’s planned strategy for 2000. 
A 11  Projects of the Civic Theatre for schools and communities 1996-1998. 
A 12  Civic Theatre Annual Reports: 1996/1997; 1997/1998; 1999 
A 13  Minute books of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre Association. 
A13.1  December 1962 – October 1964 
A 13.2  October 1964 – June 1967 
A 13.3  February 1965 – April 1966 
A 13.4  June 1966 – August 1967 
A 13.5  August 1967 – November 1969 
A 13.6  November 1969 – March 1973 
A 13.7  April 1973 – September 1975 
A 13.8  November 1975 – February 1980 
A 13.9  March 1980 – October 1984 
A 13.10  November 1984 – November 1989 
A 13.11  November 1989 – June 1992 
A 13.12  June 1990 – September 1992 
A 13.13  July 1992 – December 1993 
A 13.14  December 1993 – October 1995 
A 14  The Johannesburg Civic Theatre Publications. 
A 14.1  “Johannesburg Civic Theatre News” Issues include: 1966 – 1997 vols.1 – 2, No 1 – 4 
A 14.2  Newsletter on Presentations by PACT. Issues for 1973 January/February, No 1 - 2 
A 14.3  Special Drama Edition of PACTO INFO 13. November, December 1994; January 1995 
A 14.4  “News Mag 98” March/April 1998 
A 14.5  “Scenaria” Art Magazine sponsored by SASOL and BMW South Africa. Issues include: 1989 June-December; 1990 January- December; 1991 January – December; 1992 January – June 
   
PRODUCTIONS
  The material relating to the productions includes: leaflets advertising productions, press releases, statements of the productions costs and accounts, performances schedules, correspondence, reviews of the productions, newspaper clips, lists of the performers and their biographies. 
   
B 1  “A Sip of Jerepigo” by Patrick Mynhard. November 1969 – July 1970; October 1971 
B 2  “Les Miserables” (musical). 14 – 17 January 1992 
B 3  “Dance Theatre of Harlem”. Production presented on the grand opening of newly renovated Johannesburg Civic Theatre in September 1992. 
B 4  Production “A Chorus Line”. October 1992 
B 5  Cabaret “Pure as Driven Slush”. 4 – 15 November 1992 
B 6  “A Sip of Jerepigo”. November 1992 – February 1993 
B 7  “Sinbad’s African Adventures”. 2 – 31 December 1992 
B 8  Ballet “The Merry Widow”. By PACT Ballet Company. February 1993 
B 9  Cabaret “Cover Girl”. February – March 1993 
B 10  Musical “Magic at 4 AM”. April 1993 
B 11  “Skadu’s Teen Die Muur” (“Shadows against the wall”) 15 – 24 April 1993 
B 12  Musical “King Kong”. April – June 1993 
B 13  Cabaret “The Poggenpoel Sisters”. 14 – 31 July 1993 
B 14  Musical “Beecham”. 14 July – 21 August 1993 
B 15  “N’Koffer in die Kas”/ “Cupboard Case”. Production August – September 1993 
B 16  “Pigs with attitude”. 11 – 30 September 1993 
B 17  “Porno Shoppe” production. September 1993 
B 18  Abdullah Ebrahim’s concert. 18 – 25 September 1993 
B 19  “Julius Caesar”. By African Shakespeare Company. September – October 1993 
B 20  “Chiwele and the Giant”. 4 – 16 October 1993 
B 21  Production of “Dockers’N Daytrippers”. 8 – 23 October 1993 
B 22  SAITEX – The South African International Trade Exhibition. 18 October 1993 
B 23  “Not the Raiders but the Temple of Boom” production. 20 – 30 October 1993 
B 24  “Cut Glass” production. 19 – 30 October 1993 
B 25  “Brecht/Eisler” cabaret songs by Marie du Toit. 2 – 13 November 1993 
B 26  IGI Life Vita National Theatre Awards for 1992/1993; 1994/1995. September 1993 
B 27  “If only we had arsenic” production. 1 – 18 December 1993 
B 28  “Kwela Bafana” musical. 17 November 1993 – 8 January 1994 
B 29  “Tales from the Pleasure Palace” production. 24 November – 25 December 1993 
B 30  “Buddy Holly Story”. November 1993 – February 1994; August – October 1994 
B 31  “Beau Jest” romantic comedy. December 1993 – 22 January 1994 
B 32  “At the Edge” production. 28 January – 23 February 1994 
B 33  “Die Kleine Man” production. 28 January – 12 February 
B 34  “Come together dance together”. 31 January – 5 February 
B 35  “Sisters in Sync” production. February 1994 and 27 – 31 July 1994 
B 36  “The Glass Menagerie” classic play. 24 February – 2 April 1994 
B 37  Johnny Clegg & Savuka live in “Heat Dust and Dreams”. 4 – 11 March 1994 
B 38  Play “On the open road”. 7 March – 9 April 1994 
B 39  “Mynhoop” Afrikaans play by Ryk Hatting. 4 March – 9 April 1994 
B 40  Free Flight Dance Company. 21 – 26 March 1994 and 8 – 24 December 1994 
B 41  “My plunge to fame” by Gaynor Young. 12 – 30 April 1994 and the second run 27 September – 20 October 1994 
B 42  “Ubuntu Bomhlaba” musical drama. 15 April – 14 May 1994 
B 43  “I swear it wasn’t me” production. 4 – 28 May 1994 
B 44  “Roadhouse” 4 – 28 May 1994 
B 45  “Hair” musical. 5 may – 2 July 1994 
B 46  “Just Solo’. One person plays. 17 – 25 June 1994 
B 47  Basel/Basler Ballet from Switzerland in: “Spartacus”,”Carmina Burana”, “Paganini”. 5 – 9 July 1994 
B 48  “Paris Bonjour” an adult puppet- show. 10 – 16 July 1994 
B 49  “Cosi Fan (van) Tutte” and “Consul” opera. 13 – 23 1994 
B 50  “My life” staged by Athol Fugard. 18 July – 27 August 1994 
B 51  “Nongopo” by Jerry Mofokeng. 21 July – 3 September 1994 
B 52  “Buya Africa” production. 21 July – 3 September 1994 
B 53  Tessa Uys Piano recital. 14 August 1994 and second performance 28 July 1996 
B 54  “A Handful of Keys”. Musical. 7 September – 29 October 1994 
B 55  “Simuka” Zimbabwe play. 27 September – 8 October 1994 
B 56  International Spanish Dance. 19 – 29 October 1994 
B 57  “Not the Midnight Mass”. Cabaret. 18 October – 3 December 1994 
B 58  “La Traviata” Opera. 31 October – 19 November 1994 
B 59  “Get Hard”. 25 October – 3 December 1994 
B 60  “Oleanna” production. 8 November – 10 December 1994 
B 61  “The Jukebox Jol” production. 29 November 1994 – 14 January 1995 
B 62  A Xmas Party with Pieter Dirk Uys. 11 December 1994 
B 63  “Young Wings” by Free Flight Dance Company under Adele Blank. 8 – 24 December 1994 
B 64  “Bo-Bee Boobies” production. 16 December – 24 January 1995 
B 65  “Lodestar”. 3 – 24 December 1994 
B 66  “Young Wings” by Free Flight Dance Company. 8 – 24 December 1994 
B 67  New Stages – Play Readings. 13 January – 4 February 1995 
B 68  “A Knight Out”. 23 – 26 January 1995 
B 69  “Magic of the Future”. 31 January – 11 February 1995 
B 70  “Sweat” production. 8 February – 4 March 1995 
B 71  “Rosalinda”. 13 – 25 February 1995 
B 72  “The Twilight of the Golds”. 18 March – 22 April 1995 and February – 13 April 1996 
B 73  “Story of an African Vampire”. 13 February – 11 March 1995 
B 74  “Arcadia” comedic detective thriller. 3 February – 11 March 1995 
B 75  “Sizzling in Sync”. 2 – 5 March 1995 
B 76  “Don Pasquale” opera. 11 – 15 March 1995 
B 77  “Too Thin Man”. 16 March – 22 April 1995 
B 78  “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” by the Royal Shakespeare Company. 20 March - 29 April 1995 
B 79  “Bambi sings the FAK songs”. 26 March 1995 
B 80  “The Nun’s Romantic Story”. 28 March – 29 April 1995 
B 81  “Danza Noventa – Blood Wedding”. 28 April – 13 May 1995 
B 82  “Old Ladies’ Guide to Survival”. 26 April – 27 May 1995 
B 83  “Afrodizzia”. 4 May – 27 May 1995 
B 84  “You ANC nothing yet” by Pieter Dirk Uys. 7 May 1995 
B 85  “Umabatha”. 12 May – 8 July 1995 
B 86  “Heel against the head”. 19 May – 8 July 1995 
B 87  “Got green chillis’ Makoti”. 30 May – 24 June 1995 
B 88  “Psychodelic Cowboy and Sister Nun”. 31 May – 1 July 1995 
B 89  “Let’s sing” Youth Day 95’. 16th June 1995 
B 90  “The Graduate” (play). 22 July 1995 
B 91  “Cuba and his Teddy Bear”. 10 July – 19 August 1995 
B 92  “Juxtapower Free Flight”. 17 - 29 July 1995 
B 93  African International Puppet Theatre Festival “Paris Bonjour”. 11 – 16 July and 18 – 25 September 1995 
B 94  “Paradise is closing down”. 31 July – 26 August 1995 
B 95  “Queen at the Opera”. 7 August – 16 September 1995 (Part 1 & 2) 
B 96  New stages: Curtains up. Various plays: “The Honeymoon is over”, “Brothers in Arts”, “The child of the moon”, “Ebony & Evory”. 18 August – 23 September 1995 
B 97  “Karnaval” production. 29 August – 9 September 1995 
B 98  “Gods Forgotten”. 19 – 23 September 1995 
B 99  “The Choice”. 28 September – 11 November 1995 
B 100  “Truth Commission” by Pieter Dirk-Uys. 2 – 7 October 1995 
B 101  “Die Vleiros”. 5 October – 11 November 1995 
B 102  “Six of the best”. 12 – 15 October 1995 
B 103  “A king is born”. 14 November 1995 – 6 January 1996 
B 104  “Santa’s Magic Bag”. 1 – 23 December 1995 
B 105  “Leader of the pack” Musical. 6 November 1995 – 17 February 1996 
B 106  “Together at last”. 17 December 1995 
B 107  “Swopping Comics”. 23 November 1995 – 20 January 1996 
B 108  FNB Vita National Theatre Awards 1995/1996 10 October 1995 
B 109  “Frida Kahlo’s Eyes” production. 16 January – 24 February 1996 
B 110  “The Twilight of the Golds”. 16 February – 13 April 1996 
B 111  “La Tragedie De Carmen” by CAPAB Opera. 1 – 9 March 1996 
B 112  “The Honeymoon is over”. 7 - 9 March 1996 
B 113  SAA Sibongile Khumalo tour at the Civic Theatre. 14 – 16 March 1996 
B 114  Festival Strings Lucerne. Concert and production by the Johannesburg Musical Society. 17 March 1996 
B 115  Jonas Gwangwa in concert. 21- 31 March 1996 
B 116  “First Night”. 21 March – 4 May 1996 
B 117  “Masutsa” production. 11 April – 18 May 1996 
B 118  “Swan Lake” by PACT Ballet. 16 – 20 April 1996 
B 119  “Six of the best”. Various productions. 24 – 28 1996 
B 120  “Phaedra” production. 25 April – 1 June 1996 
B 121  “Freeplay”. 1 – 11 May 1996 
B 122  “A Tale of Two Cities” production. 21 May – 29 June 1996 
B 123  “New stages III”. “Keeping the Faith”, “Episodes in light and dark”,”Please hold I ’m coming”. 17 May – 8 June 1996 
B 124  “Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees Keur”. 25 May – 6 July 1996 
B 125  “A handful of keys”. 2 – 4 June 1996 
B 126  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. 2 performances: 19 – 29 June 1996 and 4 – 31 December 1996 
B 127  “Too many cookes…?” comedy. 21 June – 3 August 1996 
B 128  “Indiscretions. Les Parents Terribles”. Opera 27 June – 17 August 1996 
B 129  Netherlands Dans Theater. 3 programmes. June – July 1996 
B 130  “Truth Omissions” by Pieter Dirk-Uys. 15 – 27 July 1996 
B 131  Frank’N Stein” production. 15 July – 31 August 1996 
B 132  “Heel against the head”. 31 July – 24 August 1996 
B 133  “Women challenging the future”. 9 August 1996 
B 134  Dance Explosion. 18 August 1996 
B 135  “Pie Jesu” by Nataniel. 25 August 1996 
B 136  “Startime’. 26 – 27 August 1996 
B 137  “Piano Lesson”. 29 August – 12 October 1996 
B 138  “Andre the Hypnotist”. 8 September 1996 
B 139  Standard Bank National Arts Festival presents: “Noisy Walk”, “Hot from the fringe”, “What Anette said in her sleep last night”, “Once a pirate”. 3 – 28 September and 1 – 12 October 1996 
B 140  The Dutch Swing College Band. 22 September 1996 
B 141  “Please hold I’m coming”. 27 – 30 September 1996 
B 142  “Ritmo Danza Noventa”. 15 October – 2 November 1996 
B 143  “Death defying acts”. Adult comedy. 25 October - 21 December 1996 
B 144  “Tickle to fine leg’. 6 – 30 November 1996 
B 145  Yehudi Menuhin MTN concert. 8 – 9 November 1996 
B 146  “La Cage Aux Folles”. 26 November – 2 December 1996 and January – February 1997 
B 147  “Black Nativity”. A gospel song play. 6 December 1996 – 12 January 1997 
B 148  “White men with weapons”. 18 November 21 December 1996 
B 149  “The Yo Kids Holiday Show”. 10 December 1996 – 11 January 1997 
B 150  “Showcases”. January 1997 
B 151  “Feedback”. 8 January 1 February 1997 
B 152  “Go Noah Go”. 9 – 11 January 1997 
B 153  “People are living there”. 31 January – 15 March 1997 
B 154  “Stand up Ecstatic” production. 28 January – 15 February 1997 
B 155  “Bolshoi Ballet”. 15 – 16 February 1997 
B 156  “Picasso at the Lapin Agile”. 17 February – 22 March 1997 
B 157  “Griet Skryf ’N Sprokie”. 21 Febrauary – 27 March 1997 
B 158  “A hand ful of keys”. Benefit Concert. 24 February 1997 
B 159  “In concert: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Weber”. 12 March – 19 April 1997 
B 160  “Sixties Sunshine Underground”. 8 April – 17 May 1997 
B 161  “Voices of the 90’s. Woman to Woman”. 17 April – 24 May 1997 
B 162  “Live from Boerassic Park” by Pieter Dirk-Uys. 2 – 3 May 1997 
B 163  “Krotoa” production. 13 May – 24 May 1997 
B 164  “IPI Tombi”. 28 May – 14 June 1997 
B 165  “Simpatico”. 31 May – 3 June 1997 
B 166  “UMBATHA” production. Performance in South Africa and the trip to USA. 
   
PROGRAMMES OF THE PRODUCTIONS
   
C 1  Programmes of the theatre productions for 1962. The first production took place on the 27th of August 1962 on the occasion of the inauguration of the Civic Theatre. The programmes include only 12 productions for the months of August, September, October and December 1962. There were mainly opera, ballet and music concerts. 
C 2  Programmes of the productions for 1963. They cover productions for the period of February 1963 up to December that year. There are 24 programmes of various productions like: music concerts, ballet, recitals, opera and some classical plays. 
C 3  Programmes of the productions for 1964. They cover period of February to November 1964. There were 38 various productions during this year which include: music concerts, ballet, recitals, opera, orchestra concerts, theatre’s plays and dramas. 
C 4  Programmes of the productions for 1965. They include various theatre shows for the period of February – December 1965. The performances include: ballet, opera, music concerts, classical plays, musicals and other shows.  
C 5  Programmes of the productions for 1966. They cover a great variety of shows for the period of January – December 1966 and include: music concerts, ballet, opera, dance, fashion shows, choir performances, musicals, recitals of the individual musicians, plays. There were 40 theatre performances during the year of 1966. 
C 6  Programmes of the productions for 1967 which include: orchestral concerts, musicals, choir performances, classical plays, various recitals, fashion shows. There were 38 theatre productions in 1967.  
C 7  Programmes of the productions for 1968. They cover 33 theatre productions like: opera, ballet, puppets’ shows, recitals, symphony concerts, plays. 
C 8  Programmes of the productions for 1969. These programmes contain details for the following productions: ballet, opera, concerts, recitals of the individuals, plays, puppets’ shows, artists’ festivals. There were 31 performances this year in the theatre. 
C 9  Programmes of the productions for 1970. There are 41 programmes of various shows like: recitals of individual musicians and with orchestra, ballet, opera, music festivals, choir performances, puppet shows of the Marionette Theatre, musicals. 
C 10  Programmes of the productions for 1971. They illustrate only 25 productions which include: music programmes, opera, symphony orchestra concerts, recitals, ballet, musicals.  
C 11  Programmes of the productions for 1972. They include 26 following productions: the puppet shows of the Marionette Theatre, ballet, opera, comedies, dramas, concerts, recitals of individual musicians, musicals.  
C 12  Programmes of the productions for 1973. These programmes cover 36 productions like: ballet, dancing performances, festival of Greek drama, recitals, opera, musicals. 
C 13  Programmes of the productions for 1974. They contain details of the following shows: opera, ballet, music recitals, symphony orchestra concerts, puppet shows, lunch hour concerts and for charity, Spanish Dance Theatre performances, various music shows, comedies and other plays. 
C 14  Programmes of the productions for 1975. There are only 29 programmes of the productions like: orchestra concerts, folk song and dance evenings, ballet, opera, cabaret, lunch hour concerts, recitals, charity concerts, musicals, classical plays.  
C 15  Programmes of the productions for 1976. These programmmes are for the following productions: puppet shows, dance performances, opera, music recitals and festivals, ballet, lunch hour and charity concerts, various plays, circus performance, orchestra concerts, musicals.  
C 16  Programmes of the productions for 1977. They cover 31 productions like: African songs and dance, ballet, music recitals, puppet shows, musicals, arts’ competitions, charity concerts, choir performances, live shows, Marionette workshops.  
C 17  Programmes of the productions for 1978. They include the following shows: opera, recitals, ballet workshops, puppet shows, musicals, choir concerts with an orchestra, education exhibitions, Radio and TV Awards, charity performances, theatre plays. 
C 18  Programmes of the productions for 1979. These programmes provide information for the productions like: students performances, ballet, arts awards, operetta, recitals, opera, puppet shows, Springbok Radio Awards, charity performances, musical festivals, music concerts by school performers, various dance shows.  
C 19  Programmes of the productions for 1980. They cover 41 performances like: ballet workshops, Arts’ Awards, concerts of the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra, recitals, opera, puppet shows, musicals, students’ concerts, film evenings, various entertainment shows. 
C 20  Programmes of the productions for 1981. They provide details for the following productions: singers in concert, ballet festival, opera, choir festivals, dance theatre, drama, special functions, recitals, exhibitions, entertainment groups, symphony orchestra concerts, Springbok Radio Awards, puppet shows, gala benefit performances, plays, conferences. 
C 21  Programmes of the productions for 1982. The 26 programmes are for performances like: ballet, opera, jazz concerts, musicals, charity performances, choir concerts, students’ performances, comedies, symphony orchestra concerts, fund-raising events. 
C 22  Programmes of the productions for 1983. They cover only 17 productions: exhibitions, opera, ballet, gala benefit concerts, art school performances, musicals, fashion shows, puppet shows and exhibitions.  
C 23  Programmes of the productions for 1984. They are for the following productions: musicals, ballet charity performances, art’s school concerts, gala benefit performances, arts awards, opera. There are only 27 programmes for this year. 
C 24  Programmes of the productions for 1985. These programmes cover productions like: opera, ballet, arts awards, fund-raising gala shows, puppet shows, youth festivals by schools, performing arts workshops, dance theatre performances, students’ performances, dances festival, charity performances, festival of books, choir concert. 
C 25  Programmes of the productions for 1986. They contain details of the following productions: ballet and other dance performances, opera, Miss South Africa Competition, performing arts workshops, puppet shows by Marionette Company, Gala Benefit Performances, music concerts, Johannesburg School of Arts concert, art exhibitions, arts awards, charity performances, choir concerts.  
C 26  Programmes of the productions for 1987. These programmes cover the productions like: exhibitions, ballet, puppet shows, operetta, opera, drama, Indian dance performances, Annual Vita Awards, beauty competitions. There are only 24 programmes for that year. 
C 27  Programmes of the productions for 1992. They illustrating the following shows: programme of the grand reopening of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre on the 12.06.1992 at the Gala Concert, cabaret, dance theatre, plays, pantomime, choir concerts, Gala Concert for the 30th Anniversary of the Civic Theatre, benefit performances. There are only 13 programmes for that year.  
C 28  Programmes of the productions for 1993. They are for the productions: ballet, artistic exhibitions, plays, charity concerts, opera, choral concerts, recitals, cultural festival of arts, music competition, operetta, business awards, dramas, national theatre awards, dance groups, benefit performances.  
C 29  Programmes of the productions for 1994. They include details of the following productions: musicals, comedy, various dance performances, the National Symphony Orchestra concert, plays, ballet, fashion show, recitals, opera, exhibition by Johannesburg Art Gallery. There are 53 programmes for the year of 1994. 
C 30  Programmes of the productions for 1995. These programmes cover productions like: new South African plays, ballet, opera, dramas, awards’ ceremonies, dance performances, comedies, musicals, FNB Vita Awards, Afrikaans Radio Winners, artists against AIDS. 34 programmmes for 1995. 
C 31  Programmes of the productions for 1996. They are for the following productions: dramas, ballet, dance theatre, musical, plays, comedies, art festival (Klein Karoo Keur), recitals by individual musicians, bands in concerts. 38 programmes for 1996  
C 32  Programmes of the productions for 1997. The 35 of them cover productions like: fundraising concerts, plays, jazz concerts,dance performances, dramas, music awards concerts, comedies FNB Annual South African Music and Theatre Awards, jazz concerts, ballet, music recitals, shows from Grahamstown Festival. 35 programmmes for 1997.  
C 33  Programmes of the productions for 1998. They contain details for the following productions: plays, opera, musicals, Shakespeare festival, jazz concerts, dance performances, choir concerts, music and art awards, comedy, ballet, individual recitals. There are 38 programmes for the year of 1998. 
C 34  Programmes of the productions for 1999. These programmes are for the productions like: comedy, classical plays, musicals, ballet, music competitions, dance performances. There are only 18 programmes for that year. 
C 35  Programmes of the productions for 2000. They cover the following productions: dance performances, concert by South African artists to fight AIDS, musical. There is only 10 programmes for that year. 
C 36  Programmes of the productions for 2008. There are only 3 programmes for the year of 2008 and they cover: circus show, pantomime, music concert. 
C 37  Programmes of the productions for 2009. The only 8 programmes for that year are for the shows like: ballet, opera, romantic musical, individual recital. 
   
D.   SCRIPTS OF THE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS 
   
D 1  “The Blood Knot”. A play in seven scenes. 
D 2  “The Captain’s Tiger” a memoir for the stage. By Athol Fugard. 
D 3  “King Lear” a play with edited text for Civic Reading. 
D 4  “Kippie” a play. 
D 5  “The Nun’s Romantic Story” a play by Zakes Mda. 
D 6  “The search for signs of intelligent life in the Universe” production. 
D 7  “Afro – Dizzia” (draft script). 
D 8  “Arcadia” by Tom Stoppard. 
D 9  “Cuba and his Teddy Bear” production. 
D 10  “Death Defying Acts” a play of 1995. 
D 11  “Die Vleiros” by Pieter-Dirk Uys. 
D 12  “Giants” by Sabata Sesin. 
D 13  “La Cage aux folles” the Broadway musical. 
D 14  “Leader of the pack: the Ellie Greenwich Musical”. 
D 15  “Old Boys” by Anthony Akerman. 
D 16  “People are living there” a play. 
D 17  “Simpatico” a play by Sam Shepard. 
D 18  “Stand-up Ecstatic” production. 
D 19  “Sweet panic” by Stephen Poliakoff. 
D 20  “Talk Radio” a play. 
D 21  “The Captain’s Tiger”. 
D 22  “The music of Andrew Lloyd-Webber in concert” the production of 1997. 
D 23  “The Twilight of the Golds” by Jonathan Tolins. 
D 24  “Umbatha” by Welcome Msomi. 
D 25  “The Honemoon’s over” by Nape’a Motana”. 1995 
D 26  “Heel against the head” by Paul Slabolepszy. 1995 
D 27  “Phaedra” with translation by Robert Lowell. 
D 28  “The Old Lady’s Guide to Survival” by Mayo Simon. 
D 29  “Conversations. Please hold, I’m coming” by Thandi Brewer. 1994 
   
E BIOGRAPHICAL DOCUMENTS
  Documents containing biographical information about art and theatre as well as people relating to the theatre like actors, directors, musicians,etc. 
   
E 1  Curriculum Vitae of Nicholas John ELLENBOGEN. 
E 2  C.V. of Michal Jacobus GROBBELAAR. 
E 3  C.V. , press releases, and newspaper cuttings relating to Janice HONEYMAN. 
E 4  Biography of Abdullah IBRAHIM. 
E 5  Biographical information on Sibonghile KHUMALO. 
E 6  Biography of Mirriam MAKEBA. 
E 7  Biography of Mannie MANIM. 
E 8  Biographical information on Zakes MDA. 
E 9  Newspaper cuttings relating to the theatre activities of Jerry MOFOKENG. 
E 10  Biography of Thembi MTSHALI. 
E 11  Biography of Patrick MYNHARDT. 
E 12  C.V. of Chantal NATIVEL. 
E 13  Biography of Mbongeni NGEMA. 
E 14  Biography of Kate NORMINGTON. 
E 15  Biography of Sarah ROBERTS. 
E 16  Biography of Barney SIMON. 
   
OTHERS 
  The material includes some programmes of various productions by The Marionette Theatre. 
   
NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS
   
G 1  Scrap Book which contains newspaper cuttings of the predecessor of JCT – Johannesburg Repertory Players Theatre productions for the period of 1937 – 1939. 
G 2  Newspaper clippings of the theatre productions in the scrap book for the period of July 1962 – December 1963. (Stored separately from the collection) 
G 3  Newspaper cuttings of the productions covering the period of January 1964 – December 1964. (Stored separately from the collection) 
G 4  Clippings for the period of December 1964 – January 1965. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 5  Cuttings for December 1965 – November 1966. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 6  Newspaper clippings for January 1967 – December 1967. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 7  Cuttings for January 1968 – December 1968. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection plus loose cuttings with the collection) 
G 8  Clippings for December 1968 – December 1969. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 9  Newspaper cuttings for the period of January 1970 – August 1972. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection plus loose clippings with the collection) 
G 10  Clippings for September 1972 – November 1974. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection plus loose clippings with the collection) 
G 11  Cuttings for November 1974 – October 1976. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection plus loose cuttings with the collection) 
G 12  Clippings for October 1976 – March 1980. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 13  Cuttings for February 1980 – September 1985. (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 14  Clippings for September 1985 – September 1993 (Scrap book stored separately from the collection plus loose cuttings with the collection) 
G 15  Cuttings for July 1993 – October 1995 (Scrap book stored separately plus loose cuttings with the collection) 
G 15a  Clippings for 1993 (loose cuttings) 
G 15b  Clippings for 1994 (loose cuttings) 
G 16  Newspaper cuttings of the period June 1995 – June 1997 (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection plus loose cuttings with the collection) 
G 16a  Clippings for 1995 (loose cuttings). 
G 16b  Clippings for 1996 (loose cuttings). 
G 16c  Clippings for 1997(loose cuttings). 
G 16d  Clippings for 1998 (loose cuttings) 
G 16e  Clippings for 1999 (loose cuttings) 
G 16f  Clippings for 2000 (loose cuttings) 
G 17  Newspaper cuttings for June 1997- October 1998 (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 18  Clippings for October 1998 –May 2000 (Scrap Book stored separately from the collection) 
G 19  Clippings for 1999 (loose cuttings) 
G 20  Newspaper cuttings for 2000 (loose clippings). 
   
H POSTERS
 

Posters advertising various productions of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre like Ballet, Opera, Musicals, Drama, Comedies, Dance performances, Puppet shows, Orchestra concerts, Classical plays.

   
H 1  Posters for the year of 1993. 
H 2  Posters advertising 1994 productions. 
H 3  Posters of the various productions for 1995. 
H 4  Posters of the 1996 productions. 
H 5  Posters of the 1997 productions. 
H 6  Posters advertising 1998 productions. 
H 7  Posters for 1999. 
H 8  Posters for 2000 and 2001 productions. 
H 9  Posters for 2008 and 2009 theatre productions. 
   
I PHOTOGRAPHS
 

Photographs of the various theatre productions presented at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre for the perios of 1968-1999.

   
I 1  “Eureka” musical about the early mining days of Barberton. March 1968. Photographs of the performance, individual photos of the actors, Eureka City and actors visiting surroundings of Barberton. 
I1.1-1.1.12  Group photos from the musical. 
I1.2-1.2.5  Individual photos of some performers. 
I1.3-1.3.6  Group photos of actors in Eureka City and the surroundings of Barberton. 
I2  “What is Love?” September 1968 production with Fiona Fraser, George Jackson and Folk Singer Mel Green. 
I2.1-2.6  Photographs of the play and two individual actors: Fiona Fraser and Mel Green. 
I3  “The most Happy Fella” by Frank Loesser. It was the first musical with American singer Edwin Steffe and actors like : Olive King, Edwin Steffe, June Hern and M. McGovan presented at the Civic Theatre in November 1962. 
I3.1-3.10  Photographs of various scenes from the show. Photographs I3.8-I3.10 stored in a separate file (folio). 
I4  Collection of photographs of the production “A Sip of Jerepigo” 1969-1970 with Patrick Mynhardt in a title role. They include photos of various scenes from the play, contact sheets and pictures from the 100th performance of the production “A Sip of Jerepigo” which took place on 5th of March 1970. 
I4.1-4.1.37  Patrick Mynhardt as Oom Shalk Lourens in Herman Charles Bosman’s story “Willem Prinsloo’s Peach Brandy” in “A Sip of Jerepigo”. 1992 
I4.2-4.2.21  Patrick Mynhardt in “A Bekkersdal Marathon” in “A Sip of Jerepigo” production, a toast to the writer Herman Charles Bosman,the man and his works. The production was devised and directed by Michal Grobbelaar. There are also contact sheets containing small individual photos of Patrick Mynhardt. 
I4.3-4.3.12  Photographs of the celebration of the 100th performance of the Johannesburg Chamber Theatre production “A Sip of Jerepigo” which took place on the 5th of March, 1970. There are also photographs showing celebrating 382 performances of “A Sip of Jerepigo” between 1969 and 1971.  
I5- I5.53  “Godspell” the 21st anniversary of the production from 25th of May 1975. Photographs include scenes from the show, individual photos of performers as well as the director (Dawn Lindberg), musical director (Bryan Schimmel) and musicians. There are also coloured slides containing scenes from the performance. 
I6  “I love my wife” production by Brickhill-Burke. May 1982 
I7  Musical “Mame”. Brickhill-Burke Productions directed by Louis Burke. November 1982 
I8-8.1  “Macbeth” 1983 production. 
I9-9.1  Ballet production “Papillon” by PACT Ballet in 1983. 
I10  “Cinderella” PACT Ballet production. 1983 
I11  “The Three Musketeers” by PACT Ballet. 1984 production. 
I12-12.3  Photographs of performers from ARTS’84 : Giorgio Lamberti, Luciana Sena and Rolf Harris. 
I13-13.20  “The Student Prince” PACT production in November 1985. Photographs include individual pictures of the performers, director Neels Hansen, Andrews Botha set designer, and Lindy Grindlay costume designer. 
I14-14.2  Music show “Bhakti”. 25th July 1986. 
I15-15.11  “Chorus Line” production directed by Troy Garza. 1992 Photographs include scenes from the performance, photo of the director Troy Garza and 3 contact sheets. 
I16-16.7  Patrick Mynhardt in “A Sip of Jerepigo”. 1992 production. 
I17-17.4  “Not The Raiders” production of 1993. There is only one photograph of this production and two duplicates as well as 4 contact sheets. Negatives are stored in a separate file from the main collection. 
I18-18.8  “The Poggenpoel Sisters” by Pieter Dirk Uys playing sister Bambi Kellermann Vera Cruz. There are photographs of the show and a few slides. 
I19-19.1  “Beecham” production presented in June-July 1993. Two photographs only show Michael Atkinson as Sir Thomas Beecham with Peter Krummeck. 
I20-20.4  “Storm in a teacup” one-woman show performed by Michelle Couves and directed by Bo Petersen in August 1993. There are 4 photographs of the show and one individual of the performer. 
I21-21.21  “Abdullah Ibrahim plays Blues for A Hip King” performances between 18-25 September 1993. Photographs illustrate Abdullah Ibrahim himself playing piano and soprano sax as well as all his various accompanied musicians with their various instruments. There are also a few negatives of the concert. 
I22-22.89  “Pigs with Attitude” production presented 16 - 30 September 1993. Photographs present scenes of the performance with two actresses: Kate Normington and Gaby Lomberg and individual photos of these two performers. 
I23-23.3  Puppet production “Chiwele and the Giant” presented from 4 -16 October 1993. There are only 4 colour computer prints out of the show and 28 colour negatives. 
I24-24.28  One –person music show “Cabaret Songs” performed by Marie Du Toit in her programme “Marie du Toit in Brecht/Eisler”. The photographic collection contains photos of the show, individual photographs of the performer and coloured and black and white negatives.  
I25-25.1  Liz Meiring in one person performance ”If only we had arsenic”/ “’N mens huil nie oor alles nie”. November 1993. There are only two photographs of the production and a few negatives. 
I26- 26.10  “Tales from the Pleasure Palace” production devised and directed by Janice Honeyman. Shows from 19 November 1993 up to January 1994. There are 7 photographs of the production, 4 contact sheets and a few negatives. 
I27-27.1  Cabaret “Cover Girl” performed by Elzabe’ Zietsman. February – March 1993. There are only two photographs of the performance. 
I28-28.9  “Magic at 4 a.m.” production. April 1993. There are 10 coloured photographs of the production presenting individual performers but no names of actors were given. 
I29-29.1  “De Kleine Man” production with Jannie Du Toit and Christa Steyn. January/February 1994. There is only one photograph of Christa Steyn, one contact sheet and 3 negatives. 
I30-30.1  Musical performance “Come Together Dance Together”- An electrifying dance celebration! There is only one photo of the performance and one contact sheet. January/February 1994. 
I31-31.  “The Glass Menagerie” production directed by Karoly Pinter and performed by Jocelyn Broderic, Jana Cilliers,Martin Le Maitre and Andre Odendaal. There are 4 photographs of the production, 5 contact sheets and 3 coloured slides. 1March- 2 April 1994.  
I32-32.7  “Mynhoop” production directed by Gerrit Schoonhoven. Actors playing are: Tanya Swanepoel, Gerrit Schoonhoven, Francios Viljoen, Marcelle van Heerden and Elize Scheepers.There are 4 photographs of the production, 4 contact sheets and a few coloured negatives. March – April 1994. 
I33- 33.1  The Basler Ballet performance of “Spartakus”. There is only one photograph of the ballet and one of the ballet master Youri Vamos. 5 – 9 July 1994. 
I34- 34.12  Music performance of “Cosi Fan Tutte” directed by Janice Honeyman. There are 4 coloured photographs and 8 black and white of the performance and a few coloured negatives. 13 – 23 July 1994. 
I35- 35.2  Musical production “Consul” directed by Janice Honeyman. There are only 3 photos of this production. 16- 22 July 1994. 
I36- 36.7  Musical “Buya Africa”. The performers were: Thuli Dumakude (singing) , Valerie Naranja (marimbas) and Emma (guitar). There are 7 photographs of the musical. 21 July – 3 September 1994.  
I37- 37.6  Free Flight Dance Company’s performance “Young Wings” choreographed by young choreographers. The production is presented in 7 photographs and in a number of coloured slides. 8 – 24 December 1994. 
I38- 38.18  Musical “Doo-Bee Boobies” in all-male performance. The production was directed by Robert Whitehead and presented from 16 December 1994 to 21 January 1995. It contains of 8 photographs, 9 contact sheets and a number of slides and negatives. 
I39- 39.5  Christmas production “Lodestar” directed by Peter Krummeck. There are 4 photographs, one contact sheet and number of coloured negatives. 3 – 24 December 1994. 
I40- 40.6  “On The Open Road” production directed by Ilse van Hemert and presented from 7 March to 9 April 1994. It contains 2 photographs only, 4 contact sheets and 3 coloured negatives.  
I41- 41.2  “Nongogo” production written by Athol Fugard and directed by Jerry Mofokeng. There are only two photographs and a few coloured slides. 21 July- 3 September 1994. 
I42- 42.13  “My life” production containing images and stories from the personal biographies of Five Young South Africans. Directed by Athol Fugard. It contains of 12 photographs, 3 contact sheets and a few negatives. 30 June- 10 July 1994. 
I43- 43.11  “My plunge to fame” one person performance directed by Maralin Vanrenen in which Gaynor Young tells her story. Photographs, contact sheets and a few negatives cover two performances dated: 12 – 30 April 1994 and 27 September to 20 October 1994. 
I44- 44.3  Photographs of Tessa Uys the piano performer with a programme of works by composers Schubert, Schumann, Janacek and Rachmaninov. 28 July 1994. 
I45- 45.1  “The Sibikwas Players’ Kwela Bafana” production choreographed by a Canadian Trudi Forrest and devised and co-directed by Phyllis Klotz and Smal Ndaba. There are only two coloured photographs advertising the show which was on from 17 of November till 8 January 1994. 
I46- 46.13  “Arcadia” theatre production presented from 3 February to 11 March 1995. It contains only 3 photographs, but includes 8 contact sheets and high number of coloured negatives. 
I47- 47.4  “Story of an African Vampire” production directed and performed by Ian Fraser. There are 4 photographs of the performer and a few negatives. 15 February – 11 March 1995 
I48- 48.10  “The Nun’s Romantic Story” written by Zakes Mda and directed by Jerry Mofokeng. 6 photographs and 4 contact sheets illustrate scenes from the performance and there are also large numbers of coloured slides. March 1995 
I49  Photograph of the production “Sizzling in Sync” directed by Janice Honeyman and presented in March 1995. 
I50- 50.2  “Blondes” one person show featuring Brenda Radloff and directed by David Lloyd-Jones. There are three photos of the performance. 5 March- 3 April 1995. 
I51- 51.9  “Afrodizzia” production directed by Robert Colman and presented 4th to 27th of May 1995. There are 3 photographs, 7 contact sheets, coloured slides and a few negatives. 
I52- 52.6  “Got Green Chillies Makoti” written and directed by Vivian Moodley and performed by Pertulia Ramaphala. 30 May to 24 June 1995. There are 6 photographs of the production and a few negatives. 
I53- 53.31.9  “Psychodelic Cowboy and Sister Nun” production directed by Guy Delancy. 31 May- 1 July 1995. It contains a number of photographs, 5 contact sheets as well as colour slides and negatives. 
I54- 54.1  Performance by Danza Noventa Dance Company in a Dance “Blood Wedding”. 10th March 1995. There are only two photographs of the show. 
I55- 55.18  “The Old Lady’s Guide To Survival” directed by Maralin Vanrenen and featured by Patricia Sanders and Shelagh Holliday. 2 – 27 May 1995. It contains photographs, contact sheets and number of coloured negatives. 
I56- 56.5  P.J. Powers as Thandeka (The Loved One) in a concert “Let’s Sing”. 16 June 1995. There are a few photographs and coloured negatives. 
I57- 57.9.10  “Truth Omissions” written and performed by Pieter-Dirk Uys. The production contains a few photographs and coloured slides. July 1995. 
I58- 58.4.11  The Free Flight Dance Company in a dancing performance “Juxtapower”. 17- 29 July 1995. There are few photographs of the show and coloured slides. 
I59- 59.11.8  “Cuba and his Teddy Bear” production directed by Clare Stopford. There are only 4 photographs of this production, 6 contact sheets and a few coloured negatives. 12 July- 19 August 1995. 
I60- 60.20.10  “The Graduate” conceived and directed by Tale Motsepe. 1- 12 August 1995. The production is illustrated by 17 photographs, 3 contact sheets and a number of coloured negatives. 
I61- 61.9  One of the New Stages “Child of the Moon” directed by Jerry Mofokeng and presented from 7 to 16 September 1995. There are 6 photos of the production, 3 contact sheets and a number of coloured negatives. 
I62- 62.13.16  “The Choice” directed by Lesley Nott and presented 28 September to 11 November 1995. The production is illustrated by 8 photographs, 5 contact sheets and a few coloured slides. 
I63- 63.9  “Queen at the Opera. We will rock you!” Musical production on show from 16 September to 2 November 1995. It contains 9 photographs of the production and 2 slides. 
I64- 64.1  “Les Liaisons Dangereuses” production. RSC/Allied Domecq International Tour. Only two coloured negatives of the production are available. 1995. 
I65- 65.1  “Frida Kahlo’s Eyes” play. There is only 1 photo of the production and a few coloured negatives. 
I66- 66.10  Opera “La Tragedie De Carmen” performed from the 1st of March to 9th of March 1996. The production contains 7 photographs, 2 contact sheets, 5 slides and a few negatives. 
I67- 67.13.6  Romantic comedy “First Night” played from 26 March to 4 May 1996. There are 12 photographs of the production and a few coloured slides and negatives. 
I68- 68.4.6  “Freeplay” dance performance by Free Flight Dance Company. May 1996. There are only 2 photographs of the production, 2 contact sheets and a few coloured slides. 
I69- 69.37  “New Stages” for 1996. Various productions include: “Giants” by Sabata Sesiu and directed by Walter Chakela, “Keeping The Faith” by Bryan Rostron and directed by Francois Venter, “Episodes in Light and Dark” by Norman Coombes and directed by George Menoe. Photographs illustrate scenes of the productions, individual photos of actors and there are also a few of coloured slides and negatives. May/June 1996 
I70- 70.5  “Phaedra” French drama by Jean Racine. There are only 6 photographs of the production. June 1996. 
I71- 71.8  Nederlands Dans Theater 3 (NDT3) in the programme of contemporary dance performed by one of the world’s leading dance groups. 1- 6 July 1996. The performance is illustrated by 9 photographs. 
I72- 72.1  The monstrous hit entitled: ”Frank N Stein”. Only two photographs are available of this production. 15 July- 12 August 1996. 
I73- 73.2  Comedy “Too many cookies..?” played by Alyn Adams and Adrian Alper. Ther are two photos of the production and one slide. August 1996 
I74- 74.2  Performance by Dutch Swing College Band and blues singer Sonja Kimmons in concert. September 1996. There are only 3 photos available of this production.  
I75- 75.7.10  ”Please hold I’m coming” production directed by Melinda Ferguson-Yazbek. There are 3 photographs, 3 contact sheets and a number of coloured slides and negatives. 27 September to 2 November 1996. 
I76- 76.18.4  “Punchline Pub” presented by a comedy and cabaret club. The production contains 10 coloured photos, 4 black and white photos, 4 contact sheets and a few slides and negatives. November 1996 
I77- 77.26.11  “Death Defying Acts” in three new one- act comedies directed by Bobby Heaney:”Central Park West” by Woody Allen, “An Interview” by David Mamet“ and “Hot Line” by Elaine May. There are 19 photographs, 6 contact sheets and a number of negatives and slides. 25 October – 21 December 1996.  
I78- 78.1  Free Flight Dance Company presents “Young Wings” in a Young Choreographers Season. There is only one photo and one contact sheet available of this performance. December 1996. 
I79- 79.6  “Masuta” production presented in 1996 (no month available). There are 6 photographs and one contact sheet of this production. 
I80- 80.34  “La Cage” production of 1996 (no month available). The show is represented by set of coloured photographs, 2 contact sheets and a large number of coloured negatives. Unfortunately the names of actors were not provided. 
I81- 81.10  “The Piano Lesson” production directed by Jerry Mofokeng. There are 11 photographs of the play. 30 August – 12 October 1996. 
I82- 82.16  “The Nativity” a celebration with Gospel Songs directed by Fred Hagemann. The production is represented by 14 photographs and 4 contact sheets. 6 December 1966 to 12 January 1997. 
I83- 83.14  “The YO Kids Holiday Show” musical programme for children in association with YO TV. There are 16 photographs and a few slides and negatives. 11 December 1996- 11 January 1997. oliday Show”Holiday Holiday 
I84- 84.8.8  “People are living there” by Athol Fugard and directed by Dorothy Ann Gould. The play is illustrated by 4 photographs, 4 contact sheets and a few slides. 31 January – 15 March 1997 
I85- 85.6  Concert in honour of Mr. Ian Haggie for his dedication to the Performing Arts entitled:”In concert, the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber”. There are 7 photographs of this event. 19 March 1997. 
I86- 86.3  The classic South African Hit Musical – “IPI TOMBI”. There are 4 coloured photographs of the show. 29 May- 14 June 1997. 
I87- 87.2  “The Captain’s Tiger” by Athol Fugard. There are only two photographs and one slide available of this production. 4 September – 1 November 1997. 
I88- 88.8  “Blind Dog Fourie” written and performed by Jurgen Helleberg and directed by Maralin Van Renen. There are 8 photos of the production. 30 September- 18 October 1997. 
I89  “Bouncers” production. Only one photo is available of this performance. October 1997. 
I90- 90.4.3  “Sinderella” music production directed by Charmaine Weir-Smith. 26 November 1997- 10 January 1998. There is only one photo, 3 contact sheets and a few slides available. 
I91  Performance of the Theatre Talipot – “The Water Carriers”. 1997 Only one photo is available. 
I92- 92.6  “Dinner Talk” presented in the theatre in February 1998 and directed by Jay Pather. There are only 6 contact sheets and one slide available. 
I93- 93.2  Tragi-comedy “Mistress Magumbo” presented from 27 March to 11 April 1998. There are only 3 contact sheets available. 
I94- 94.1  A play by Ben Elton “Popcorn” directed by Dawn Lindberg. Only two photos are available of this production. 6 March – 11 April 1998. 
I95- 95.7  “A Tribute to Gibson Kente” music production presented in April 1998. It contains 5 coloured photographs and 3 contact sheets. 
I96- 96.135  “Palang Van Dwaal” production written by Ian Roberts and directed by Lynne Maree. 27 April – 30 May 1998. There is a large number of coloured photographs of this production available. 
I97- 97.  “Talk Radio” production directed by Graig Freimond and played by: Antony Coleman, Amanda Lane, Frank Opperman and Steven Raymond. There are coloured photographs of this production available. 4 May- 6 June 1998. 
I98- 98.1  “Waiting for Godot”production. There are only two photographs available of this performance. June 1998 
I99- 99.12  “The Blood Knot” a play written by Athol Fugard, directed by Mark Graham and played by Zane Meas and Ian Roberts. There are 8 coloured photographs and 5 contact sheets. 4 June – 4 July 1998. 
I100- 100. 2  Birmingham Royal Ballet in a performance “Carmina Burana” with a ballerina Leticia Muller as a Roast Swan. There are 3 photographs of this ballet stored in a separate folder. July 1998 
I101- 101.13  Shakespeare Festival at the Civic Theatre. It includes productions like: “Hamlet”, “King Lear”, “Midsummer Night Dream”. There are 8 coloured photographs and 7 contact sheets of these productions. July 1998  
I102- 102.5  “Scribble” the miraculous musical. Music,lyrics & book by Jervis Pennington. There are only 3 coloured photographs, a few duplicates and 3 contact sheets of this production. 7 August- 26 September 1998. 
I103- 103.13  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in a ballet performance. Artistic director Judith Jamison. 24 September 1998. The production includes 14 photographs. 
I104  “Love Child” production with storyteller Gcina Mhlope. 6- 17 October 1998. There is only photograph available of this performance. 
I105  “After Nine” production. Only one photo is available. 1998 
I106- 106.23  “New York State of Mind” musical production. 12 November 1998 to 9 January 1999. There are 23 photos of this performance and a few negatives. 
I107- 107.12  “Divine Divas” performance of three ladies sopranos. There are 12 photographs of the performers available and a few negatives but unfortunately no names were provided. 1998 production. 
I108- 108.21  “Woza” music production which is illustrated by 16 coloured photographs. 1998 
I109  “Townhouse Tango” production of 1998. There is only one photo available of this performance. 
I110- 110.15  “Little Shop of Horrors” production of 1999. It contains : 5 laminated coloured printed photocopies of the photos stored in a separate folder, 6 coloured photographs and 5 contact sheets. 
I111- 111.3  “Take Two” an entertaining and stylish cabaret with Melanie Roberts and Chantel Sanders. There are 3 photographs of the performer and a few negatives. There was no date of this performance provided (presumably 1995). 
I112- 112.3  Opera “Turandot” presented by the University of Cape Town Opera Company at the Civic Theatre, Johannesburg in February 1966. There are 4 photographs available of this production. 
I113- 113.3  “A King is born. The Gauteng Nativity” production directed by Jerry Mofokeng and played by Don Eric Mlangeni, Gugu Nxumalo, Jones Hlope and Teresa Tambourlas. 14 November 1995- 6 January 1996. There are 4 photographs of this production. 
I114- 114.1  Script Workshopped in Voices of the 90’s “Woman to Woman” production directed by Magi Noninzi Williams and played by Mmabatho Mogomotsi, Dieketseng Mnisi and Amanda Quwe. There are only two photos of the production. 17 April- 24 May 1997. 
I115- 115.3  An adult puppet show “Paris Bonjour” performed by Jacques Templeraud. 11-16 July 1994 There are 3 photographs of this show and 1 negative. 
I116- 116.8  “Jubilation” production directed by Ivor Jones and choreographed by Adele Blank. Performers: Ivor Jones, Malie Kelly, Trevor Sampson, Gloria Bosman. 2-5 July 1998. 
I117- 117.1  “Thando gets a parcel” production with performers: Clementine Mosimane, Patronella Mpolenyane and Stanley Jacobs. 10 February to 26 March (no year provided). There are only two photos of this production. 
I118- 118.8.7  Young People’s Project production “Safe and Sound” which deals with the sensitive issue of child abuse in a non-threatening way. There are 8 photos of the production and 8 slides. 30 September-14 October (no year provided). 
I119- 119.11  “Oceana” theatre production. (No dates are available) There are 10 photographs of this play and a few negatives.  
I120- 120.1  Musical “I love my wife” with main character played by Toby Cronje. There are only two photographs of this production. (No date of the performance is available) 
I121  Photo of Sipiwe Khumalo,the director of the production “Love Child” played from 6 October to 17 October 1998. 
I122- 122.5  “Jerry Joko” production performed by Matthew Stewardson and James van Helsdingen. There are 6 photographs of this production but no date of the performance was provided. 
I123  Christo Compion in the play “The Emperor”. One photo only and the date of the performance not available. 
I124- 124.3  Photos of the former Civic Theatre director Janice Honeyman. There are 5 photos available. 
I125  Photo of Civic Theatre CEO Bernard Jay. 
I126  Photo of Patricia Sanders. 
I127  Photo of S. Holliday. 
I128  Photograph of Maralin Vanrenen. 
I129  Photo of tenor Sidwill Hartman. 
I130  Photo of Frikkie Prinsloo. 
I131  Photograph of a comedian Andy Myers. 
I132  Photo of Peter-John and Adam Small. 
I133  Photo of Piet Koornhof. 
I134-134.1  Photographs of Alfred (Brenbel?- surname illegible) 1969 
I135  Photo of soprano diva Mimi Coertse. 1971 
I136  Old photograph of 1889 illustrating a lady Gismonda. 
I137  Photo of Mimi Coertse. 1986 
I138  Photograph of Enrique Segovia. 
I139  Photo of Anna Neethling-Pohl. 
I140  Early photograph of Mannie Manim. 1976 
I141  Photo of Leanie Rysanele. 1986 
I142  Photo of Yoko Watanabe. 1985 
I143   Photograph of a distinguished British choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. 
I144  Photo of an actor Terry Lester who played in a production” Funny thing happened on the way to the forum”. 
I145  Photograph of an American singing and dancing actress Janis Paige. 1971 
I146- 146.1  Two photos of Peter Frankl. 1968 
I147  Photo of Maxine Denys, a principal dancer of PACT Ballet. 1971 
I148  Photo of a ballet dancer Dawn Weller. 
I149  Photo of a performer Zoleka Duma in the production “The Tribe”. 
I150  Abdullah Ibrahim in concert. 18 September 1993. Only one photograph and two negatives are available. 
I151- 151.3  Photos of performer Nataniel. There are two photos of the performer and two of the preparations for the production. No date of the show was provided. 
I152  Photograph of the theatre director John Kani. 
I153- 153.5  Photographs of some unknown event which took place in the Civic Theatre in September 1973 with various participants under its director Mr Grobbelaar. 
I154- 154.1  Two photographs of Mr Grobbelaar with Mimi Coertze and Mrs Verwoerd. 
I155  Photo of an opera singer Sally Gain. 
I156  Photo of an actress Joanna Leinberg. 
I157  One of the early Civic Theatre productions “Die Vroue van Troje” by Euripides played by Hannes Herne as Poseidon and Margo Luyt as Pallas Athena. Unfortunately the date of the production is not available.  
I158  The Afrikaans drama production “Die Besoek van die ou dame”, a translation of Durrenmatt’s “The visit” presented at the inaugural festival of the Johannesburg Civic Theatre and directed by Fred Engelen.  
I159  Photo of opera singer Yasuko who performed at the theatre in April 1983. 
I160- 160.2.4  Photos and coloured positives of the conference facilities at the Johannesburg Civic Theatre. The collection also includes one photo of the outside view of the theatre.