The Rocky Horror Show returns to Joburg for a second season at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 14 November 2014 to 1 February 2015 – and tickets are, yet again, flying!
Produced by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre, Richard O’Brien’s iconic smash hit rock musical, which has set Cape Town and Joburg alight for months, will be returning to Joburg’s Montecasino Theatre due to overwhelming public demand!
With the first season for Rocky Horror in Johannesburg, the entire 10 week run was sold out. The production is currently enjoying another sold out return season in Cape Town at the Fugard Theatre where it will close on Sunday 2 November.
The Rocky Horror Show, directed by Matthew Wild with Musical Direction by Charl-Johan Lingenfelder and Choreography by Louisa Talbot, recently received a staggering 9 nominations for the annual Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards in Cape Town, with Brendan van Rhyn, Daneel van der Walt and Andrew Laubscher winning as Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and Best Supporting Actor in a Musical respectively.
The Fugard Theatre’s Executive Director Daniel Galloway said, “What was initially planned for 10 weeks in our schedule in 2013 has turned out to be the most incredible monster – we are all very proud of the Production and we are thrilled that Joburg will not let the production rest!”
The Rocky Horror Show’s superb all-South African cast is powerfully led by Brendan van Rhyn as Dr Frank-N-Furter with Andrew Laubscher as Riff Raff, Daneel van der Walt as Magenta and Fleur du Cap 2013 nominees Paul du Toit as Brad (from 14 November to 7 December only), Dominique Maher as Columbia, and Adrian Galley as the Narrator. Sharon Spiegel-Wagner returns to reprise her role of Janet, Pierre van Heerden plays Dr Scott and Eddie, and Shaun Smit plays the beautifully buff, tanned blonde-haired Rocky. Chloe Perling, Emile Doubell, Ashleigh Butcher, Taryn-Lee Hudson, Matthew Berry, Michael Wallace, Cheri de Bruyn and Zolani Shangase magnificently support the core company. Daniel Buys (of recent Jersey Boys fame) will play the role of Brad from 9 December to 1 February.
The live onstage band, led by Stefan Lombard and Kate Borthwick and featuring Justin Badenhorst, Janus van der Merwe, Theo Janse van Rensburg, Jason Green and Sipumzo Lucwaba, accompanies the cast every night as they belt out the iconic hit songs “Science Fiction/ Double Feature”, “Dammit, Janet!”, “Sweet Transvestite” and “The Time Warp”.
Show specific Participation Packs are a huge hit and make for even more fun as fabulously dressed up, fun loving theatre goers throw confetti, wave glowsticks and snap their plastic gloves as instructed by the Narrator. Participation Packs are for sale nightly at the theatre before each performance. Patrons are strongly encouraged to leave their own assortment of props at home and these items may not be permitted in to the theatre.
There will be Official Dress Up Nights where the best dressed fan can win and Apple iPad Mini. Click here to see the Details.
Performances at the Montecasino Theatre will be from:
- Tuesdays to Fridays at 8pm,
- Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm
- Sundays at 2pm and 6pm.
Tickets ranging from R100 to R375 and are available through Computicket, or the Theatre box office on 011 511 1818.
There will be a special late night performance to see in the New Year! Come and join the Company of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW at 21h30 on 31 December to welcome in 2015!