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 presents
Jonathan Roxmouth in Call Me Lee
Directed by Ian von Memerty
"Simply grand: a truly five star show with a five star artist at the height of his pianistic powers" Caroline Smart, Daily News
Look out Jo’Burg! Multi-award winning theatre star Jonathan Roxmouth is back with his new piano show, CALL ME LEE!
Following the success of A HANDFUL OF KEYS, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and most recently, SUNSET BOULEVARD, Roxmouth pays tribute to Mr. Showmanship - Liberace - "Lee" to his friends - in this concert biography with lighting by Denis Hutchison and direction by Ian von Memerty.In CALL ME LEE, Roxmouth traces the journey of the man who became Liberace through the well-known classics that made him a showbiz icon and popular pianist for more than 40 years. Everything from the Boogie Woogie to the Beer Barrel Polka, Tchaikovsky to Chopin and of course nostalgic hits like "I'll Be Seeing You" and "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows" make up a selection of music that guarantees something for everyone. CALL ME LEE also features some of the most lavish, glittering costumes seen on the Montecasino stage by award-winning designer Lena Olivier worthy of the memory of Mr. Showmanship. Music. Glitter. Laughter. What more do you need for a great night out at the theatre?
02 April 14 - 04 May 14
Jonathan Roxmouth and company
Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 4pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 6pm
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