Routrip

Studio Theatre, Montecasino

9 October – 20 October

Development made possible by the Toyota US Woordfees and NATi

WITH Elzabé Zietsman SCRIPT Johann Slabbert DIRECTOR Maralin Vanrenen SOUNDTRACK Coenie de Villiers PRODUCER Drama Drama

After a failed suicide attempt and time in a psychiatric clinic, Helena loads her car with one suitcase and family items that she has collected – from a patchwork blanket to an all-seeing glass eye. She starts her tragicomic journey across the country to distribute her collection and say her final goodbyes to people. Humour is her armour as she ignores the despair, moving forward fearlessly, free and, on the face of it, without a care. Routrip is based on true events and was nominated for a Woordtrofee for Best Performance in a Solo Show at the Toyota US Woordfees in 2023.

Duration: 90 minute

Language: Afrikaans

No under 13 / Language

 

“Edgy and funny”- Diaan de Beer INK Woordfees

 

Glittering and radiant, Mzansi Ballet presents The Neil Diamond Show, a ballet set to the timeless melodies of Neil Diamond.

This enchanting ballet transports audiences into a world where every movement sparkles with brilliance, echoing the facets of a precious gem.

With Neil Diamond’s iconic music as its backdrop, “The Neil Diamond Show” is a mesmerizing journey through light, color, and the enduring mystique of these treasured jewels!

Tickets available from Webtickets / (021) 438-3301.

25 April, 2025

“I could have danced all night…and still have begged for more!” 

Following the sell-out success of The Sound Of Music, Pieter Toerien with Cape Town Opera presents Lerner & Loewe’s classic musical masterpiece, My Fair Lady. 

Coming this December to Cape Town, and January, 2025 to Johannesburg. 

“My Fair Lady is indisputably one of the greatest musicals of all time.”

– Sir Tim Rice, award-winning lyricist.

This new production kicks off at Artscape, before transferring to Montecasino in the new year. 

Artscape Opera House from 12 December 2024 – 12 January 2025

Teatro Montecasino from 23 January 2025 – 23 February, 2025

Bookings now open at Webtickets

Boasting a bouquet score, containing timeless songs as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Get Me to the Church on Time”, “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly”, “I’m Just An Ordinary Man”, “On the Street Where You Live”, “Show Me”, “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” this grand production is set to enthrall audiences of all ages.

This show is the standard that all other musicals are measured by!

Directed by Steven Stead.

Choreographed by Duane Alexander.

Musical direction by Kevin Kraak.

Scenic design by Greg King.

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, premiered on Broadway. The legendary original production won 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical and ran for 2,717 performances making it, at the time, the longest-running musical in Broadway history.

South Africa is going to fall in love with Eliza Doolittle! 

Casting to be announced soon!

Cape Town Johannesburg booking link:

https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1544396949

Johannesburg booking link:

https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1545487925

 

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For Cape Town media enquiries contact dean@theatreonthebay.co.za

For Johannesburg media enquiries contact mark@montetheatre.co.za

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For Cape Town group bookings contact dean@theatreonthebay.co.za

For Johannesburg group bookings contact geraldine@montetheatre.co.za

 “KAREN ZOID DOES PIETER TOERIEN” 

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable musical odyssey with none other than the Queen of Rock herself, Karen Zoid, alongside guitar virtuoso, Henry Steel. 

Step into the warm, intimate confines of South Africa’s theatre giant: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre at Monte Casino. The cultural crown jewel of the casino complex boasts a gorgeous 400 seater with acoustic opulence. In 2023, Zoid enthralled Cape Town audiences at Toerien’s Theatre on the Bay in Camp’s Bay, with a sold out run. Come July, her home town of Joburg, welcomes her back for a rare 5-day appearance at the only theatre she trusts in the City of Gold. Prepare to be enthralled by her enigmatic stage presence, witty sense of humour and razor sharp mind – a collection of your favourite songs, each meticulously curated and presented by the incomparable composer herself! Off course, at a Zoid show, you can hear anything from Bach to Britney Spears thrown into the mix as Zoid is known to never perform the same show twice. 

From reimagined classics to stripped-down renditions, weaving together a mesmerizing tapestry of sound, Karen Zoid shows are always accompanied by captivating stories and anecdotes that will have you in stitches or move you to tears. 

Escape with us from July 3rd to July 7th. Who doesn’t need an evening filled with rock and roll, laughter, and a rekindling of your love affair with Zoid’s world? This is a rare opportunity to see her in Jozi. Jump for your tickets! – webtickets.co.za. 

 

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING

Theatre On The Bay from 25 September to 5 October, 2024.

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is Lottering’s newest stand-up show.  And yes, that really is his second name.

In this show, Lottering shares his findings on where he thinks his colourful family tree stems from.  As is to be expected, his viewpoints are hilariously outrageous after his mom, when he was little, promised him that they were all originally “blonde German-Caribbeans”.

Lottering is one of South Africa’s top comedians, having written 20 one-man shows and 3 smash hit musicals.  He has been nominated for, and received several prestigious theatre awards along the way.

This year, Lottering has been inducted into the Comics Choice Hall of Fame.

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is not suitable for children.

Tickets at WEBTICKETS

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 6 September to 22 September

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is Lottering’s newest stand-up show.  And yes, that really is his second name.

In this show, Lottering shares his findings on where he thinks his colourful family tree stems from.  As is to be expected, his viewpoints are hilariously outrageous after his mom, when he was little, promised him that they were all originally “blonde German-Caribbeans”.

Lottering is one of South Africa’s top comedians, having written 20 one-man shows and 3 smash hit musicals.  He has been nominated for, and received several prestigious theatre awards along the way.

This year, Lottering has been inducted into the Comics Choice Hall of Fame.

MARC EUGENE LOTTERING is not suitable for children.

Tickets at WEBTICKETS

 

The Neil Diamond Show:

 

Glittering and radiant, Mzansi Ballet presents The Neil Diamond Show, a ballet set to the timeless melodies of Neil Diamond. This enchanting ballet transports audiences into a world where every movement sparkles with brilliance, echoing the facets of a precious gem. With Neil Diamond’s iconic music as its backdrop, “The Neil Diamond Show” is a mesmerizing journey through light, color, and the enduring mystique of these treasured jewels!

Coppélia:

 

Mzansi Ballet’s Junior Company presents this enchanting and comedic ballet which tells the story of a young couple, Swanilda and Franz, whose love is tested by the mysterious and lifelike Coppélia doll created by the eccentric toymaker Dr. Coppélius. Mistaken identities, lively village scenes, and charming character dances unfold as the ballet explores themes of love, jealousy, and the blurring line between reality and fantasy. With its delightful score and expressive choreography, “Coppélia” continues to captivate audiences, showcasing the beauty of classical ballet and the enduring appeal of this timeless tale.

Dirk Badenhorst presents

SELIM KAGEE – IL MONDO

10 & 11 August only

Prepare to embark on a journey through time as Selim Kagee presents ‘Il Mondo,’ a mesmerizing concert of nostalgic songs, set to enchant audiences.

Transport yourself to a bygone era where timeless melodies reign supreme, and memories of the last century come alive through the enchanting performance of classic songs. With his velvety voice and captivating stage presence, Selim Kagee promises an unforgettable experience, weaving together cherished tunes that have etched themselves into our collective consciousness.

Join Selim as he shares delightful anecdotes from his own life, offering heartwarming and often humorous insights into his musical journey and global travels. From romantic ballads to soul-stirring anthems, ‘Il Mondo’ showcases a repertoire that spans generations, leaving audiences spellbound and yearning for more.

Expect to be serenaded with beloved classics such as “Il Mondo,” “The Wonder of You,” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – songs that have withstood the test of time and continue to resonate with audiences worldwide. Selim’s performance promises to evoke a myriad of emotions, from nostalgia to joy, as he effortlessly captures the essence of each timeless masterpiece.

Classic Feel Magazine hails Selim Kagee as “an impressive new, proudly South African addition to the adult contemporary and crossover fields,” likening his talent to that of esteemed luminaries such as Bocelli, Groban, Pavarotti, and Bublé.

 

 

Pieter Toerien presents Agatha Christie’s ingenious courtroom drama, for the first time in South Africa!

This classic Christie will delight audiences and keep everyone on the edge of their seats right up till the thrilling climax that will leave you stunned!

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION is a gripping tale of justice, passion, betrayal and revenge. Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her fortune. The stakes are high – will Leonard survive the shocking witness testimony, will he be able to convince the jury, and you of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose?

Dates:

Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 29 May until 30 June, 2024

Theatre On The Bay from 3 July until 10 August, 2024

BOOK HERE!

Don’t miss this thrilling production from the Queen of Cunning!

With All Star Cast including Graham Hopkins, Sharon Spiegel Wagner, Mike Huff, Peter Terry, Craig Jackson, Brett Kruger, Dianne Simpson, Matthew Lotter, Micah Stojakovic & Jordan Soares 

 

 

In this English-Afrikaans bilingual production, Schwartz references this connection with Lloyd Webber in order to tell his own life’s story… stripped, raw, and vulnerable.

Dates: 22 – 26, May 2024 at Theatre on The Bay.

In ‘Any Dream Will Do – My Pad Met Webber’, André Schwartz explores his relationship with all that is Andrew Lloyd Webber, since encountering his work for the first time at the age of 12 when he saw Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Schwartz’s Mother, who had a substantial influence on his life is quoted as saying: “Weave your coat and create a tapestry of colours, let it shine as brightly as you want it to; dream whatever you want, even if dreams and reality become indistinguishable. You decide your own truth, but always remember your way home.”

Home is where the truth lies for André. Varying between moments when his coat shone vividly becoming the first Phantom in South Africa with Lloyd Webber’s seal of approval, to moments where every hint of colour faded from his coat, upon receiving a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease.

The narrative as well as songs, such as Any Dream will Do, You must love Me, Music of the Night, No Matter What, Memory and Send in the Clowns, weave together forming a unit that places this piece firmly in the genre of pure theatre. If you are expecting a “lounge music” version of any of these favourites, then you are coming to the wrong show.

Send in the Clowns is the only song in the production that is not written by Lloyd Webber. “I marvel at the insolence of young artists who think they have owned the right to interpret this song. Their waltz with time is brimming with life. Whereas we, from whom youth has deserted, realise the ultimate clown”, says Schwartz.

The songs are presented unguarded, stripped and shamelessly honest – as is Schwartz’s life story.

The show moves between moments of immense pain experienced by the artist, to exalted moments of hope and inspiration – the key message of the show.

Humour is omnipresent and razor-sharp – very often self-deprecating.

Directed by Matthew Counihan.

Musical direction by Bryan Schimmel, with Dawid Boverhoff on piano and Mauritz Lotz on guitar.

Wednesday, 22 May at 7:30pm

Thursday, 23 May at 7:30pm

Friday, 24 May at 7:30pm

Saturday, 25 May at 3pm

Saturday, 25 May at 7:30pm

Sunday, 26 May at 2:30pm

Tickets available from Webtickets or the Theatre On The Bay box-office on (021) 438-3301.

Booking link: https://www.webtickets.co.za/v2/Event.aspx?itemid=1538947649

VR Theatrical presents
Lewis Carroll’s
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
11 July – 28 July
Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre – Main Stage

Perfect FUN for the whole FAMILY!!

South Africa’s FAVOURITE Hilarious HYPNOTIST is BACK on our Studio Stage at Monte from 4 December!

Perfect FUN for the whole family!

ANDRE the HILARIOUS HYPNOTIST

Tickets on sale now at Webtickets