Don Quixote returns to the Joburg Theatre

Shana Dewey and Mario Gaglione in Don Quixote (Photo: Lauge Sorensen)

Joburg Ballet has announced a starry line-up of dancers for the leading roles in Don Quixote when the sparkling classic  or ten performances from 13 to 22 March. As already announced, two performances during the 10-performance season star guest artists Marianela Nuñez and Vadim Muntagirov of The Royal Ballet who dance on Friday 20 March at 19:30 and Sunday 22 March at 15:00For the other eight performances, Joburg Ballet will feature four couples from Joburg Ballet’s ranks: Shannon Glover and Ruan Galdino (Fri 13 Mar at 19:30; Sun 15 Mar at 15:00; Wed 18 Mar at 11:00), Claudia Monja and Gabriel Fernandes (Sat 14 Mar at 15:00; Tue 17 Mar at 11:00), Monike Cristina and Ivan Domiciano (Sat 14 Mar at 19:30; Sat 21 Mar at 15:00) and Shana Dewey and Mario Gaglione (Sat 21 Mar at 19h30).

Last seen on the Johannesburg stage five years ago, Don Quixote is set in the bustling Spanish seaport of Barcelona and tells the story of beautiful, audacious Kitri and her love for the dashing but poor barber, Basilio. The Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eddie Clayton will be in the orchestra pit to bring to life one of the most sparkling music scores ever created for ballet.

Joburg Ballet offers affordable ticket options for Don Quixote, including 50%-off on Opening Night, two budget-priced Morning Matinees with all seats just R110, and discounts for pensioners and groups.

Fri 13 Mar at 19:30:
Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (R110, R152, R207, R226, R262)
Sat 14 Mar at 15:00: Claudia Monja, Gabriel Fernandes (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 14 Mar at 19:30: Monike Cristina, Ivan Domiciano (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sun 15 Mar at 15:00: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Tue 17 Mar at 11:00: Claudia Monja, Gabriel Fernandes (All tickets R110)
Wed 18 Mar at 11:00: Shannon Glover, Ruan Galdino (All tickets R110) – Please note this performance to recorded music
Fri 20 Mar at 19:30: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 21 Mar at 15:00: Monike Cristina, Ivan Domiciano (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sat 21 Mar at 19:30: Shana Dewey, Mario Gaglione (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)
Sun 22 Mar at 15:00: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov (R220, R303, R413, R451, R523)

Where: Joburg Theatre, Braamfontein (GPS -26.191316, 28.038519)
Book now: At Joburg Theatre Box Office; or tel. 0861 670 670; or online at or
Patrons can also book and pay via the Nedbank app and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

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