[Jordan Scott] We often sit and worry about money issues; how will we pay it back, how will we get it and at what point all of this needs to happen. However, we don't often talk about it, nor have a good belly laugh on the account of our bank accounts. Yet, Mr Taylor gives you an hour-and-a-half of "funny money" and you do laugh at your own money issues and, admittedly, those of others. Even Helen Zille was there laughing along with us.
[Jordan Scott] Everybody has a crazy old relative that we suspect has taken one too many hits as a teenager - and I don't mean in a boxing ring. But how many of you have wondered what the older folk get up to when we aren't around to keep an eye on them? Well, Anthea Thompson, or Bertha Cummings as she is in the one-lady show; Living Remote: Bertha's guide to life, love and pharmaceuticals, takes being "old" to a level I don't think many have imagined before.
[Jordan Scott] James Cairns in one-man show Dirt plays three very different characters: Wayne, who is a small-and-squeaky man, and who is a bit of a nerd; then there is Sam, who is an egotistic womaniser who believes he is all that and a bag of chips; the third character is Grant, whose wife and new baby are driving him to distraction and, finally, Tom the dog.
[Jordan Scott] As we wait eagerly, getting our drinks and chatting, we can hear them getting ready. The audience take their seats and, as the Tenors step onto the stage suited up to the nines, I already know it's going to be everything I had hoped for. The most amazing thing is that they are not incredibly big men, but, wow, they have incredibly big voices. From the first note you're eyes are fixed on the stage and you're sitting at the very edge of your seat.
[Jordan Scott] I had thought myself not "the ballet type" being a rough and tumble kid and loving the script of a performance had me thinking that I would like it at most, but wouldn't find it extraordinary. However, I knew that the only way to find out would be to actually go. Little did I know I was completely mistaken as to how much I would actually enjoy it.
[Jordan Scott] We Capetonians have been incredibly lucky to receive so many amazing international bands lately and the Irish trio that graced the stage of the Grand Arena was no exception. I cannot speak for the Joburg folk, but the show The Script put on for us was something that I will never forget.
[Jordan Scott] The cleanest stand-up comedy that I have ever seen and, surprisingly, it was just as funny as any other. Personally, I feel that it is far more difficult to have a stand-up act that doesn't incorporate swearing, cringe-inducing or offensive topics, than one that does. The show is called iConfused and is based on the concept that although all this technology makes life simpler, it still doesn't answer all the important questions and, in the end, just leaves us all incredibly confused.
[Jordan Scott] GIPCA is an acronym for the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts. It started back in December 2008 and is aimed at bringing together different departments of media and production and allows them to collaborate and work with one another and learn from each other.
[Jordan Scott] I'm not sure whether to say I was thoroughly entertained or thoroughly educated, or perhaps it was simply the perfect combination of both. Gaetan Schmid has performed many times at the Kalk Bay Theatre, with shows such as The Dog's Bollocks and Rumpsteak. He has now taken the world of non-verbal communication and made it a humorous learning experience for everyone who had the privilege of seeing the show.
[Jordan Scott] To enjoy this performance to its fullest you've got to love listening to people with angelic voices singing. You do? Well then, let me tell you more. I have never seen two people work so well off of each other's energy - it was almost contagious - and when they began to sing, well I was lost to the world of names and their humorous ways of portraying them.