‘COME TOGETHER – The Beatles Covered /Uncovered’

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay.

Dates: 15 – 25 June 2021

What makes The Beatles’ songs so timeless? And what has made so many artists, from Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley to Nina Simone and even Linkin Park cover their work? COME TOGETHER – The Beatles Covered / Uncovered is LAMTA’s exuberant, energetic and entertaining dance production for 2022, where once again a host of top South African choreographers will uncover the stories behind some of the Fab Four’s greatest works – as covered by famous (and not so famous) musicians and songwriters alike. The Beatles wrote universal ‘words of wisdom’, encouragement and love, and their melodies are full of emotional depth, so it’s no wonder that everyone wants to sing their songs. The Luitingh Alexander Musical Theatre Academy which is housed on top of the glorious Theatre on the Bay, is home to the next generation of exciting South African talent. Their dance productions have become a calendar highlight, so make sure you ‘come together, right now’ and book your tickets!

Duration: 2 halves of 45 minutes

Interval: 20 minutes

Age Restriction: None

Ticket Price: R250

Booking link: https://tickets.computicket.com/event/come_together___the_beatles_covered_uncovered/7185530

‘BREL/PIAF

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay

Dates: 24 May – 11 June 2022

A stylish revue of the timeless songs of Brel and Piaf, performed by Andre Schwartz and Amanda Strydom, accompanied by Coenraad Rall & Dawid Boverhoff.

Ticket prices: R200 – R300 through Computicket or (021) 438-3300.

Running time: Approximately 120 minutes, no interval.

Note: Tickets sold in pairs.

All Ages.

Booking link:

https://tickets.computicket.com/event/brel_piaf/7184079

 

‘Your Song – The Music of Elton John’

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay

Dates: 4 – 21 May 2022

Your Song – The Elton John Songbook

The legendary music of Sir Elton John – presented live on stage by Anton Luitingh, Amy Campbell & Tshepo Ncokoane.

Ticket prices: R150 – R250 through Computicket or (021) 438-3300.

Running time:  100 minutes, with a 20-minute interval.

Note: Tickets sold in pairs.

All ages.

Booking link:

https://tickets.computicket.com/event/your_songs___the_music_of_elton_john/7184841

‘The Trolley Dollies in The Triplets of Bellville’

Venue: Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The Bay

Dates: 12 – 30 April 2022

The Trolley Dollies in The Triplets Of Bellville.

Who hasn’t heard of The Trolley Dollies™? Come on! During the course of the last 5 years, they’ve opened a theatre, produced 13 original productions, appeared in every magazine and newspaper this side of Uitenhage and peered down at you from any billboard that stood still long enough to be climbed by an arthritic, middle-aged drag queen! In short, from 2016 onwards, the Mother City was bombarded, terrorized and titivated by the self-proclaimed Queens of the Sky, and there appeared to be no stopping them.

And then, at the end of 2021, they mysteriously disappeared.

What in the name of Judy Garland happened to them?

The truth is, after all those years of being cooped up in a little theatre on Bree street, Cathy, Holly and Molly can barely stand to be in the same room anymore. These three sisters from different misters, like any other siblings, have many skeletons in their collective closet, and their day of reckoning has arrived.

The claws are out, the “T” is being spilled and the dirty laundry is being given a very public airing…

Chomping at the bit to get the DL on these XL size queens? Buy a ticket!

Blood may be thicker than water, but so is arsenic!

Ticket prices: R250 – R350 through Computicket or (021) 438-3300

Running time: Approx’ 75 minutes with no interval.

Note: Tickets sold in pairs.

PG16.

Booking link: https://tickets.computicket.com/event/the_trolley_dollies_in_the_triplets_of_bellville/7184022

Come join Mzansi Ballet’s spectacular and family friendly, The ABBA Show – A Cinderella Story at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino. A modern telling of the classic tale of Cinderella set to the timeless music of ABBA. World class Choreography by Angela Revie, Xola Willie and Michael Revie.
With out-of-this-world costumes and sets designed by Fashion designer extraordinaire, David Hutt.
Featuring special guest, the fabulous Cathy Specific and a cast of world class dancers, Angela Revie, Xola Willie, Michael Revie, Aviwe November, Veronica Louw, Tsebang Sipambo and Alison Sischy amongst others.
Come dressed in your ABBA regalia to compete and be crowned on-stage as best dressed in the ball.
Do not miss out on the hottest ticket in town!

27 May – 19 June

BACK BY HUGE PUBLIC DEMAND!

SHIRLEY VALENTINE – JO’BURG RETURN SEASON 2022

VR Theatrical presents

Willie Russel’s iconic play
SHIRLEY VALENTINE

22 June – 3 July

Some of you will remember her. Willy Russell’s heroine of the 80’s. She played the West End and Broadway, won numerous accolades and was celebrated in film. Her name was Shirley Valentine, before she became Shirley Bradshaw, a middle aged woman, lost in her role as mother to two grown children, and wife to a husband in a somewhat stale marriage. When a friend offers her a trip to Greece, a long forgotten exuberance begins to bubble up in her. Shirley’s journey is a celebration of many a contemporary woman, balancing motherhood, marriage and self-actualisation. Shirley Bradshaw is the ‘original gangster’ of self-care and self-love – a beacon of empowerment. Long before we had hashtags, we had Shirley.

“We believe that what Shirley has to say is important. And it is more relevant than ever,” says Jaco van Rensburg from VR Theatrical. “My business partner grew up knowing the movie and it was his idea to option it. When I watched it – and later read it – I knew he was spot on! It is relatable, oh so funny and even more relevant today!”

The play will be directed by Gina Shmukler – a true lady of the theatre who has worked extensively in New York City and all over the world, but returned to SA stages a couple of years ago, juggling numerous other creative projects.

And who do you cast in such an iconic role? Someone who has done it all – been on Egoli and Scandal, knows and loves the theatre, has won awards, written books and lived life a little. Enter stage, Natasha Sutherland, who is “over the moon playing Shirley!”

Performance times: Wed-Fri @20:00, Sat @16:00 & 20:00, Sun @15:00

R150-R220

Discounts for Students and Seniors available through the Theatre Office on 011 511 1988 or the Box office.

Age restriction: PG 13 Adult Themes and some fruity language.