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
Pieter Toerien and KickstArt present the smash-hit cult- rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 12 June to 9 August.
The all-star local cast is headed by Alan Committie as Seymour, the would-be botanist, and the inimitable Candice Van Litsenborgh as his ditzy love interest, Audrey. Michael Richard plays Mr Mushnik, Seymour's miserly employer.
The production team is equally impressive: The show is directed by Steven Stead, with sets by Greg King and costumes by Terrence Bray. Musical Direction is by Evan Roberts and Shelley Maclean, choreography by Janine Bennewith and lighting by Tina Le Roux.
The wacky story tells of a hapless New York florist's assistant in the seedy part of town who inadvertently rears an outspoken man-eating alien plant. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film of the same name, written by Howard Ashman and directed by Roger Corman. The cult film starred Rick Moranis as a career-defining Seymour, Ellen Greene as Audrey and Steve Martin as the sadistic dentist. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS spoofs the tradition of B-grade Sci-Fi movies with a delicious pastiche of 50's music and comic-book imagery.
The music, composed by Alan Menken in the style of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several show-stoppers including "Skid Row (Downtown)", "Somewhere That`s Green", and "Suddenly, Seymour", as well as the title song.
Pieter Toerien produced the original South African production of Little Shop of Horrors in 1984, and local audiences fell in love with the man-eating plant Audrey II. Edie Eckstein and Andre Hattingh starred in the lead roles. More recently, KickstArt’s Durban-based production won an amazing 9 Durban Theatre Awards – including BEST MUSICAL – in 2009. That award-winning creative team is back with the 2015 production.
12 June 15 - 09 August 15
Alan Committie is Seymour
Michael Richard is Mr Mushnik
Candice van Litsenborgh is Audrey
Zak Hendrikz as Orin
Lelo Ramasimong as Chiffon
Chantal Herman as Crystal
Dionne Song as Ronette
Brandon Moulder - puppeteer
Tim Wells - Audrey 2 voice
Hobo, Skip Snip and others - Adam Pelkowitz
Hobo & Mr Bernstein - Jaco van Rensburg
Wed - Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm
Now On Stage - Studio
10 June 15 - 12 July 15
In Twee vir die prys van een ontmoet ons vir Walter (gespeel deur Hannes Muller) wat as verwer by ‘n rykmanshuis opdaag om ‘n belangrike sakeman se studeerkamer te kom verf. Walter is eintlik ‘n sukkelende, twyfelagtige; maar erg ambisieuse akteur, wat sy verfwerk doen om die pot aan die kook te hou.
Mercia , (gespeel deur Lizz Meiring) is die sakeman se pretensieuse, hoogheilige vrou, wat haarself in ‘n pynlike penarie bevind wanneer Janie –(Michelle Botha) haar skelm minnaar se vurige vrou; opdaag en dreig om die affair oop te vlek. Janie wil Mercia se man vertel van sy vrou se agterbakse agteraf gevryery, en Mercia sal alles doen om te keer dat die onstuimige saak op die lappe kom.