Exciting news on the musical theatre horizon!
A brand-new production and major extensive world tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s multi-award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You will embark next year at Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre Centre on Saturday, 05 September 2020 for a five-week season ending on 04 October 2020. Thereafter the show opens at Montecasino’s Teatro, Johannesburg from Saturday, 10 October to Sunday, 22 November 2020 before setting sail on the ‘Seven Seas of Rhye’ touring Asia and Europe in 2020 and 2021. Tickets are on sale at Computicket.
A 20% Early Bird special discount is available for the month of December 2019 across all ticket prices valid for the first Wednesday and Thursday performances in both cities i.e. 9 and 10 September at Artscape and 14 and 15 October 2020 at Montecasino. The “Extra Early Bird” special offer does not apply to any other show discount.
The musical is produced by SA promoter, Showtime Management in conjunction with Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions and Limelight Productions. “Showtime Management is excited to be involved in a new partnership with international producers to bring the new generation We Will Rock You hit stage production to this country in 2020 before going on a world tour. We have successfully produced a number of Broadway and West End hits in South Africa featuring SA talent that have gone on to critical acclaim in various overseas territories. Revisiting We Will Rock You as an originating partner with our new international partners on this new look production is a proud milestone for Showtime.” says Hazel Feldman. Showtime Management previously staged We Will Rock You in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in 2005 and 2006 to rave reviews and nightly standing ovations. Following sold-out seasons in South Africa, the show then enjoyed a highly successful tour to New Zealand and Korea in 2007.
Telling the story of a group of bohemians in a dystopian future and featuring 24 of Queen’s greatest hits, We Will Rock You will be directed and choreographed by Olivier Award nominee Nick Winston (Annie, Loserville, Waiting for Godot). The production will feature set design by Tom Rogers, costume design by Hayley Grindle, lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by Ben Harrison. We Will Rock You has a combined South African and international creative team. Full casting and further dates and venues to be announced in due course.
Galileo, Scaramoche and Killer Queen are a few of the leading characters who will take audiences on a journey into the future. South Africa, are you ready to rock in 2020? Book now for We Will Rock You by calling Computicket on 0861 915 8000 or book online at www.computicket.com Computicket is the official exclusive ticketing agent and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.
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CAPE TOWN: Artscape Theatre Centre
Saturday, 05 September 2020 to 04 October 2020.
JOHANNESBURG: Montecasino’s Teatro
Saturday, 10 October to Sunday, 22 November 2020
No Monday performances
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 20h00
Weekends: Saturdays 15h00, 20h00; Sundays 14h00, 18h00
TICKET PRICES including VAT
Midweek (Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays 18h00): R200, R250, R320, R400
Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14h00): R250, R320, R420, R500
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more –Wednesdays, Thursday and Sunday 6pm performances only valid for the top two prices.
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SPECIAL DISCOUNTS Terrific Tuesdays
Only valid for Tuesday performances: R100, R150, R250, R350.
Not valid with any other discount offer.
Wednesdays & Sundays 18h00 @ R250.00 per ticket (subject to availability) on the top two ticket prices.
Tickets may only be purchased from a Computicket outlet or at the Box Office subject to presentation of a valid ID.
Only one ticket per valid ID.
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Montecasino will rock you at the Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along Experience
For most of the world, from the first beat of a Queen song nostalgia takes hold, instinct takes over and voices start belting out the lyrics we know and love – ‘We will we will rock you’, ‘We are the champions (no time for losers)’, ‘All we hear is radio ga ga radio goo goo’… and possibly the greatest arena rock song of all time, ‘Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?’ Bohemian Rhapsody.
These and more ultimate sing-along classics will be taking to the giant screen in the comfort of Montecasino’s Teatro (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/entertainment/theatre/teatro) for a four-show ‘raise the roof’ Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along Experience (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino/whatson/teatro/bohemian-rhapsody-sing-along) on 28, 29 and 30 June. Based on the life Freddie Mercury, the flamboyant lead singer of British rock band Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody won more awards than any other film in this year’s Academy Awards (including Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role), and the Sing-Along Experience takes this blockbuster experience to the next level, delivering an amazing sing-out-loud experience, with concert quality sound.
Sing-alongers are also encouraged to dress up as their best-loved rock star, squeeze on their tight pants, and be the star of the show, with great prizes and giveaways for the best dressed and favourite audience members. To add to the excitement, a live band will perform on stage before the screening to help warm up your vocal chords and get your best singing voice on.
The Sing-Along Experience is the only movie screening where you are encouraged to make noise, lots of it, even if your family insist you only sing in the shower!
It’s a not-to-be-missed event for all rock fans – and seats are limited and unreserved so book early and then arrive early to secure your seats.
Mike Page, Operations Director and Complex GM of Montecasino (https://www.tsogosun.com/montecasino), says, “Queen, Freddie Mercury, and Bohemian Rhapsody were a world-wide phenomenon and the movie reminded us how big their influence in our lives is still today. We know them and their music and the Montecasino Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along Experience will deliver an unforgettable event that’s captured perfectly in Queen’s famous lyrics: ‘So don’t stop me now, don’t stop me, ’cause I’m having a good time, having a good time…’.”
Shows are on Friday 28 June at 8pm, Saturday 29 June at 3pm and 8pm, and Sunday 30 June at 3pm. Limited tickets are available through www.quicket.co.za.
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