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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

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

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.



Season Dates:
12 June 15 - 09 August 15

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Now On Stage - Studio

TWEE VIR DIE PRYS VAN EEN!

TWEE VIR DIE PRYS VAN EEN! Afrikaans COMEDY at its very best! Twee vir die prys van een is ‘n slimsnaakse, vars , uitbundige komedie met onverwagse wendings; geskryf deur die bekende Britse dramaturg – Donald Churchill. Die skreeusnaakse afrikaanse vertaling is gedoen deur die ervare Wim Vorster.  Twee vir die prys van een word aangebied deur Kosie House of Theatre, met die legendariese Hannes Muller van Groet die Grotman – faam in die hoofrol. Saam met hom in die rolverdeling is multibekroonde aktrise Lizz Meiring en die bekroonde Michelle Botha , ster van verskeie verhoogdramas, musiekblyspele asook die Kyknet tv reeks Getroud met rugby. Die regisseur is die innoverende Neels Clasen.

Season Dates:
10 June 15 - 12 July 15

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