Welcome to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre and Studio!
The Montecasino Theatre and Studio is one of Johannesburg’s most well-loved playhouses, featuring productions for 52 weeks of the year. Hits such as Defending the Caveman, Death of a Salesman and Joseph, the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair and A Handful of Keys have been performed at this theatre to standing ovations from the many patrons who have visited since the theatre opened in 2000.
The 400 seat Main Theatre was opened by Pieter Toerien and three years later, a 150 seat studio theatre was added to the theatre. This venue has also hosted many award-winning productions since its opening.
Take a look below at the latest shows now playing or upcoming in the near future.
Now on Stage
Now On Stage - Main Theatre
THE FUGARD THEATRE’S THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW COMES TO JOHANNESBURG!Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O’Brien’s iconic smash hit rock musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW which has set Cape Town alight for months, is set to come to Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in January 2014! The Fugard Theatre’s production of this global musical sensation is currently enjoying a sold out season at the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town. The production has played to capacity houses at every performance since opening on the 10th July 2013. To meet the massive demand for tickets, the Fugard Theatre recently announced one final Cape Town extension which will see the production bring its final curtain down in Cape Town on the 12th January 2014. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW then transfers and opens at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg on the 24th January 2014 for a very limited 10 week season only. The production must close on Sunday 30 March 2014. The producers recommend an age restriction of no under 16. Strobe lighting is used extensively in the production.
24 January 14 - 30 March 14
The Rocky Horror Show's superb all-South African cast is led by Brendan van Rhyn as Dr Frank-N-Furter and Paul du Toit as Brad. Andrew Laubscher's Riff Raff has received excellent acclaim. Pierre van Heerden (Dr Scott / Eddie), Daneel van der Walt (Magenta), Dominique Maher (Columbia), Adrian Galley (Narrator) and Shaun Smit (Rocky) make up the rest of the core company with wonderful support from Angela Inglis, Tarquinn Whitebooi and Zolani Shangase. The live onstage band accompanies the cast every night as they belt out the iconic hit songs “Science Fiction/Double Feature”, “Dammit, Janet!”, “Sweet Transvestite” and “The Time Warp” and has audiences rocking in their seats night after night.
Designers on the production are Tina Driedijk, set (Suor Angelica, The Rake’s Progress, Die Entfuhrung Aus Dem Serail), Penny Simpson, costume (Evita, Fiddler on the Roof , Man of La Mancha and Sunset Boulevard ), Aki Khan, sound (for Eastern Acoustics) and Daniel Galloway, lighting (Kat & the Kings, The Kramer Petersen Songbook, Tango Nights). Musical Supervision is by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder (Dirty Dancing, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hair, Sunset Boulevard, Chess, High School Musical, Grease and Evita) and Musical Direction is by Stefan Lombard (Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Cabaret). Choreography is by Louisa Talbot (Resident Choreographer We Will Rock You and High School Musical, Soloist for The Cape Dance Company and Bovim Ballet). Graphic Designs are by James Cooke and the Video Animation is designed by Anwar McWhite.
Bookings for the short Joburg season of The Rocky Horror Show are now open – and tickets will move fast so grab yours today. Performances at the Montecasino Theatre run Tuesday to Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm and Sundays at 2pm and 6pm. Tickets ranging from R100 to R350 are available through Computicket or the Theatre box office on 011 511 1818.
Now On Stage - Studio
Top comedy team tackle rugby!
ALAN COMMITTIE & ROBERT FRIDJHON
A LOAD OF BULL
A WOMAN's GUIDE TO RUGBY AND A WHOLE LOT MORE!
Directed by Christopher WeareFrom the Experts on Everything comes a double act of sketches, songs, the occasional limerick and varying degrees of hilarity, explaining the intricacies of rugby for the edification and delight of the fairer sex. There’s an exposé on the Blue Bulls; a history of rugby (and the world); gardening advice for rugby widows; make up tips for rugby girlfriends and a whole bunch of other whatnot and what-have-you. From the prerequisite couch in front of the television, Die Manne will lead you on a merry run through mauls, dummies, grubbers, hakas, penalties, pills and pushovers, as well as the notorious Sin Bin … all in simple, clear language that even soccer players, cyclists and women can understand. And then, just as you can’t catch your breath for all the laughter, they’ll take your questions and discuss any topic you choose. Alan and Robert’s funny bones met across the footlights in Boeing-Boeing and the two comics hit it off, going on to make audiences roar in Perfect Wedding and Funny Business with their crazy antics, off-the-cuff banter and easy rapport. Unhinged and not alone on stage – Committie and Fridjhon bring you A Load of Bull.
12 March 14 - 20 April 14
Tue - Fri @ 8:15pm
Sat @ 5:15pm & 8:15pm
Sun @ 3:15pm