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
24 YEARS IN THE WEST END – NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR THE FIRST TIME!
David Kramer adapts and directs Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers for South African stages.
David Kramer has adapted Willy Russell's acclaimed West End smash-hit musical Blood Brothers for South Africa.
Blood Brothers is produced by Pieter Toerien for Theatre on the Bay and Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre and is a first time collaboration between the two theatres.
15 November 13 - 05 January 14
The story will have a distinctly local flavour with the main characters in the South African production portrayed by exciting young talent - the lead roles are played by Bianca Le Grange (Idols) as Mrs Johnstone, 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner Elton Landrew (Boesman & Lena) as the Narrator and 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner Dean Balie (Kat and the Kings) as Eddie. In other roles, Ephraim Gordon (Kanna Award - Best Actor 2010) plays Mickey, Carlo Daniels (Kat and the Kings) is Sammy, Buhle Ngaba is Mrs Lyons, Marlo Minnaar is Mr Lyons and making her professional stage debut is Andrea Frankson as Linda. Shadley Schroeder, Junaid Booysen, Lynelle Kenned, Sue Pyler and Monique Rockman complete the excellent line up. Alistair Izobell is the Musical Supervisor, lighting design is by 2012 Fleur du Cap Theatre Award nominee Kobus Roussouw and costumes are by Fleur du Cap Theatre Award winner Penny Simpson.
Tue - Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4:30pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2:30pm & 6pm
Now On Stage - Studio
06 November 13 - 05 January 14
MICHAEL RICHARD- BIOGRAPHY
Leading South African actor Michael Richard was schooled in Zimbabwe before studying drama at UCT. In 1974 he joined PACT as a member of Ken Leach’s famed Arena Company.After playing Hamlet for PACT in 1978, Michael left the company to become a freelance performer, although he was enticed back as an associate actor for four years in the mid-1980s.
In the 37 years that Michael has been on stage, he has been blessed to have worked with directors who challenged him in a huge variety of roles from Shakespeare to rock-opera; from comedy, tragedy, farce and musicals to several pantomime dames!
Other productions include Othello A Midsummer Night’s Dream “Fangs”, “Laughing Matters” “Wild Honey”, “Fiddler On The Roof”, “Amadeus”, “Educating Rita” “Full Circle” and “ Ying Tongl”. He also worked with Richard E Grant in his latest movie” Wah Wah” and John Malkovich in Betrayal
In addition to his radio and television work, Michael has won many awards, most notably for “Children of A Lesser God”, “Keen”, “Othello”, “Death Defying Acts” and “Decadence”. He was also nominated for best actor as King Arthur in “Camelot” and as Tevye in” Fiddler on the Roof” and Martin in God of Carnage. Other memorable plays include PREGNANT PAUSE with Charmaine Weir–Smith directed by Sylvaine Strike; Pterodactyls in which he acted with his wife and daughter, The God of Carnage , Duet for One and most recently The History Boys with his wife and son.
Wed - Fri @ 8:15pm, Sat @ 4:15pm & 8:15pm, Sun @ 3:15pm