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The Dead Tinder Society

The Dead Tinder Society

Hilarious new South African play about Tinder-dating to hit the boards. From the producers of the award-winning Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Rock of Ages, VR Theatrical is proud to present their latest local offering, The Dead Tinder Society.  In a story of love, loss and sex on the N1, The Dead Tinder Society grapples with finding the poetry in the pandemonium of seeking ...

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Into The Woods

Into The Woods

Stephen Sondheim Magical Musical at Monte! Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical as well as witty and wise, providing the kind of intellectual and emotional satisfaction, and the kind of exhilarating theatrical experience that you would expect from Stephen Sondheim, the creator of musical masterpieces such as Sweeney Todd and West Side ...

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Win Tickets to Into the Woods

Win Tickets to Into the Woods

A Musical Piece You Don’t Want to Miss… With Compliments of Pieter Toerien Productions, we are giving away 11 double tickets to the performance of Into the Woods to be staged on Friday, 8 March 2019 at 19:30 at the Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre. Into the Woods is a sleek and sexy beast of a musical. It is in turn moody and magical as well as witty and ...

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Innovative Theatre Showcasing More than Meets the Eye by Louw Mulder Avenue Q… there’s actually so much to say about this production, currently on stage at the Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre. It’s a puppet show, but it’s an adult play, it’s a superbly composed musical, but it is also a presentation of the fact that South African Theatre is ready to take the next steps ...

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Avenue Q: Creating the Puppets with Kosie Smit

Avenue Q:  Creating the Puppets with Kosie Smit

“… You fall in love with each one…” by Kosie Smit If you told me three years ago that I would be building puppets for AVENUE Q, I would not have believed you and would have laughed nervously. I have an extensive Scenic and Lighting background, and have been producing theatre for almost two decades. On the odd occasion I would agree to build creative ...

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Avenue Q

Avenue Q

Avenue Q to Pull the Puppets off their strings. In 2004, on Broadway, against all the odds, a little show called Avenue Q snatched 3 Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical from a monster hit, Wicket. This year, VR Theatrical and Kosie Smit are proud to present that triple Tony Winner to Johannesburg Audiences. The Broadway production was described as ‘equal ...

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Cheers To Sarajevo

Cheers To Sarajevo

War cannot break Love… By Jaco du Plessis In a world where war and violence have become a daily feature, from the news to our social media, one has to ask if we really need to take this subject matter to the stage. My answer is a definite YES! Yes, because of a show like Cheers to Sarajevo, co-written by Aimee Mica Goldsmith and Lidija Marelic, ...

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Funny Girl

Funny Girl

Fabulous Funny Fanny at the Fugard by Louw Mulder It is not the first time I have had the privilege to review a Fugard Theatre Production, but it is the first time I am writing about a production performed at the Fugard Theatre. Being in Cape Town is always an experience for a Gautenger like me, and to see a professional musical like Funny Girl  ...

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Shrek, The Musical

Shrek, The Musical

Not a serious musical, but seriously entertaining By Louw Mulder   Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of today’s life, it is just refreshingly entertaining to sit back, relax, and let the magic of a feel-good, almost panto-style musical take over. And that is a little understatement of how much I enjoyed Shrek, The Musical, which opened last night at the Lyric theatre in Gold ...

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Shrek, the Musical

Shrek, the Musical

A Srektacular show, ideal for the winter holidays Make room for ogre-sized family fun as the greatest fairy-tale never told comes to life in the Broadway and West End hit Shrek The Musical which heads to Johannesburg for a limited season at Gold Reef City from 24 June to 17 July 2016. From the producers of Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret and more recently Sweeney ...

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