Montecasino’s Teatro Celebrates 10 entertaining years
It has been an exceptional first decade for Montecasino’s Teatro. Over 3.8 million people attending; shows ranging from concerts, ballet, musicals, opera, and international jazz to ice shows, comedy, revues, and more. Since it first opened its doors in June 2007 with a highly-acclaimed production of Disney’s The Lion King. The iconic show ran for 9 months and is still the longest running show in South African theatre history.
The decade has seen the Teatro play host to 145 productions, totalling 2 666 shows watched by 3 856 624 people. Always staying steadfastly true to its original strategic decision and becoming part of family entertainment venue with broad-based appeal. It has been part of the evolution of the theatre industry in South Africa. Contribute to new and undiscovered performing arts talent and providing a catalyst for growth in the industry .
“Determining what shows would win audiences attention and what would not, is not science. 3 Shows that always Guaranteed a sold out, full house. South Africa’s own Johnny Clegg, Hugh Masekela, and The Parlotones.”
“The Lion King was the perfect show to kickstart the theatre. I believe it contributed to the Teatro’s ongoing success. Its all about the entertainment, It’s not about heavy art. It’s about taking our minds off everyday worries and walking out of this theatre smiling.” -Bryan Hill (General Manager)
“One of the best things the Teatro has achieved over the years is that we have increased the size of the South African theatre-going audience. At many of our shows, we have had first-time theatre visitors – who have often then come back again and again to subsequent shows. With ongoing careful selection of our short-running and long-running productions. We will continue to draw people into the theatre, not just to the Teatro, but as they become comfortable with their theatre experience, to other theatres around the country,” – Bryan Hill.
Bryan states that; “It’s a proud achievement for us that the Teatro has won the Leisure Options Best of Jozi Readers Choice Award for Best Theatre several times. We’re also proud of the extra dimension of entertainment that we add to the vibrant Montecasino environment. We have worked hard to ensure that variety, quality, and value for money have always been key requisites for productions at the Teatro.”
UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS AT THE TEATRO AT MONTECASINO;
Lord of the Dance
St Petersburg Ballet – Swan Lake
St Petersburg Ballet – The Nutcracker
Cinderella on Ice
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