Andre Schwartz & Coenie De Villiers in GRENSLOOS

A truly memorable musical evening.

3 shows ONLY!

24 – 26 Jan 2020

 

Grensloos with Andre Schwartz and Coenie de Villiers at the MonteTheatre is set to satisfy fans both new and less new. The two titans of South African entertainment are set to join forces at the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino in January.

“For years we’ve been threatening to create a show together. This is it!” proclaims Coenie de Villiers (Afrikaans pop star and South Africa’s own Billy Joel), clearly very proud of both their longstanding friendship as well as this “quieter and more introspective musical show”, as Coenie bills it.

Grensloos with Andre Schwartz and Coenie de Villiers

Many fans may not know that Andre Schwartz (pictured left) is not only an internationally renown recording artist, and one of South Africa’s most bankable musical theatre performers, he is also a skilled hand behind the keyboard. In Grensloos Andre promises to deliver all the fan favourites, including “Anthem” from the musical Chess, “Music Of The Night” from The Phantom Of The Opera as well as his radio treffers “Ek Wil Jou Nooit Weer Sien”, “Lief Vir Alles Hier” and a track from his latest release entitled Die Pad (The Road) which is due out on 19 July 2019.

Coenie de Villiers promises to deliver his hits, such as “Daar’s ‘n Plek” and “Karoonag”, as well as a few songs by French-Armenian singer-lyricist Charles Azanvour, namely “Quiet Love” and “I Have Lived”.

A positive concert

Coenie de Villers (pictured below) is determined that this is a positive concert, “we don’t bemoan our lot in life, or cry about anything”. The message is clearly “live and let live”, an optimistic and hopeful concert that crosses borders of countries, and the divides between people, cultures and genders.

Grensloos with Andre Schwartz and Coenie de Villiers

Andre was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease in April 2018, but far from being disheartened we see the leading man that we have come to love for over three decades. Andre is determined that Grensloos (an Afrikaans word meaning “without borders”) is an experience that will cross boundaries and borders.

“There are wonderful but less well-known songs from France and Holland in the show. We sing some of our own compositions as well as a few that have never been heard before by our fans”, says Andre.

“Hopefully both of us have matured over the years, it’s great working together. We should have done it years ago!” During the concert Andre and Coenie also reminisce over their first recordings – some of which go back to the seventies. “It’s a bit like reviewing the faded photos of one’s matric farewell”, jokes the pair, hinting that this is the ribbing and self-deprecation that has forged this friendship and creative pairing.

(Excerpt from WEEKEND SPECIAL 10 July 2019)

Alan Committie

returns to Jozi as a

Class(y) Clown

20 November – 1 December

Popular South African funnyman, Alan Committie, is back at Montecasino after a long hiatus in which he did some seriously dramatic work including playing the title role in RICHARD III at Maynardville Open air theatre in Cape Town.

 

But now it’s back to COMEDY and another installment of examining the foibles and madness of being alive in 2019!

 

After the SOLD OUT success of Love Factually and Planet Mirth, this verbally dexterous comic returns with BRAND NEW stand-up content

 

We are living in the age of bewilderment and Classy Clown is an 80 minute exploration of what we have learnt, what we must still understand and how we can keep sane….let your tears be laughter-induced!

 

Using his experience as a one time school teacher, Committie will be re-educating audiences about the hilariously and precariously fragile state of the world:

Fluctuating from flossing to fiscal fragility and bouncing from buying bedding to breeding dogs, this crazy comedian is sure to cover everything you need to know in this hilarious comedy-curriculum…..

 

Classy Clown promises textbook laughs. Miss this and go straight to detention!

 

The show is directed by Fleur du Cap Lifetime achievement winner  – Christopher Weare.

 

“Verbal hi-jinx and madcap physicality make this comedian a must see” (Business Day)

WORBEY and FARRELL
bring their brand new show – RHAPSODY – to South Africa for the first time!

Theatre On The Bay

8 – 19 Oct

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre
6 Nov – 17 Nov

SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN
– An Annual Family Christmas Spectacular!

5 December – 5 January

Christmas is the most magical time of year. And this year, we give you and your loved ones, young and old, a reason to be joyous.

Come with us on on a magical holiday sleigh-ride through the most popular holiday songs of all time, including CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE, WINTER WONDERLAND, WHITE CHRISTMAS and many more.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are joined by the Elves, Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, together with a dazzling cast of singers and the most beautiful, high kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole!

This enchanting holiday spectacular will warm the hearts of young and old and is the perfect Holiday Show for the entire family. So what are you waiting for? Share the joy of the holidays with your loved ones this year.

Other info:

Running time: Aprox 120min inclusive of a 20min interval
Genre: Music Theatre
Age Restriction: Family Friendly

FOREVER PLAID

10 October – 3 November – Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre

6 November – 23 November – Theatre on the Bay

When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this hilariously goofy 1950s nostalgia trip.
Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful jukebox musicals in recent memory, featuring such hits as CATCH A FALLING STAR, CRAZY ‘BOUT YA BABY, PERFIDIA, LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING, HEART AND SOUL and many more. This deliciously fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies!
Once upon a time, there were four guys (Sparky, Smudge, Jinx and Frankie) who discovered that they shared a love for music and then got together to become their idols – The Four Freshman, The Hi-Lo’s and The Crew Cuts. Rehearsing in the basement of Smudge’s family’s plumbing supply company, they became “Forever Plaid”. On the way to their first big gig, the “Plaids” are broadsided by a school bus and killed instantly. It is at the moment when their careers and lives end that the story of Forever Plaid begins….
Singing in close harmony, squabbling boyishly over the smallest intonations and executing their charmingly outlandish choreography with overzealous precision, the “Plaids” are a guaranteed smash, with a program of beloved songs and delightful patter that keeps audiences rolling in the aisles when they’re not humming along to some of the great nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s.
Cast:
Tiaan Rautenbach,
Yamikani Mahaka-Phiri,
Danny Meaker,
Musanete Sakupwanya,

Running Time: 100min inclusive of 20min interval.

Family Friendly – no age restriction

Musical Comedy

HERE’S TO YOU – The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

31 July – 17 August Theatre on The Bay

RETURN SEASON BY HUGE DEMAND: 31 Jan 2020 – 8 March 2020

Presented By VR Theatrical by arrangement with SAMRO

Fall in love with Simon and Garfunkel all over again in this dynamic and uplifting musical journey through more than 20 classic hits including – BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER, CECILIA, THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE, SCARBOROUGH FAIR and MRS ROBINSON

HERE’S TO YOU Is performed by a stellar all South African cast of 8 talented singers who all play musical instruments. Under the Musical Directorship of Wessel Odendaal, the cast is lead by Josh Ansley (#thevoiceSA2017 Runner-up) on guitar with Ashleigh Butcher on Banjo/Guitar/Ukelele, Daniel Geddes on Keyboards, Hanna So on Piano/Violin/Cello, Justin Swartz on Guitar/Vocal Percussion, Phindile Dube on Percussion and Sanli Jooste on Cello.

The show features thrillingly fresh, yet faithful re-interpretations of Simon & Garfunkel`s evergreen songs, blending nostalgia and imagination, so that generations, young and old can discover the magic of their music as if for the very first time.

A NOT-TO-BE-MISSED MUSICAL PRODUCTION.

BOOK NOW! TICKETS SELLING FAST!