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 RETURNS TO JOHANNESBURG!Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O’Brien’s iconic smash hit rock musical THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW returns for the Christmas Season! The producers recommend an age restriction of no under 16. Strobe lighting is used extensively in the production.
14 November 14 - 01 February 15
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 return 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
14 November 14 - 11 January 15
Starring Graham Hopkins, Jonathan Roxmouth & Robert Fridjhon
Wed - Fri @ 8:15pm, Sat @ 5:15pm & 8:15pm, Sun @ 3:15pm