Oh my golly gosh – I am excited! Why? Well, firstly cos smash hit musical ‘Rock of Ages’ is coming to Monte in September and also that Cito from WONDERboom is going to be taking the role of Stacee Jaxx – yay #MCM every day!
Rock of Ages is set to rock Montecasino’s Teatro for the first time from Thursday, 26 September to Sunday, 20 October 2019. This jukebox musical features 28 classic rock songs from the 1980s including hits “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “The Final Countdown”, “Here I Go Again” and many more. As the humorous high-energy storyline unfolds, the audience takes a journey back to a colourful era while singing-a-long to rock anthems that come alive on stage!
The star-studded Rock of Ages cast features this country’s finest talent across the entertainment spectrum including musical theatre, television shows, concerts, movies and recording artists.
Vocalist, producer and “WONDERboom” band frontman, “Cito” (Jesus Christ Superstar, Chess – The Musical, Black Sails) is cast as the male lead playing ‘Stacee Jaxx’ with The Voice SA 2017 runner up, Josh Ansley(Jesus Christ Superstar) in the role of ‘Drew’ and singer, actor, director and producer Zak Hendrikz (Mr Bones 2, Rocky Horror Show) is ‘Lonny’. Popular actor, writer and award-winning director, Neels Clasen (Mamma Mia!, We Will Rock You, Annie) is cast as ‘Hertz’ and actor and drama lecturer, Matt Counihan (Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Saturday Night Fever), plays the role of ‘Franz’. Twenty-one-year old female lead Jessica Driver(Born to Perform, Night with the Stars) plays ‘Sherrie’ and Lois du Plessis (We Will Rock You, Backstage, Jozi Streets ) in the role of ‘Justice’ return to South Africa after living in the USA for almost twelve years.
Returning from the highly successful CHICAGO The Musical world tour sees former West End and SA performer Craig Urbani (Sound of Music, West Side Story, Grease), Natasha van der Merwe (Mamma Mia!, Sister Act)and Raquel Munn (Singin’ in the Rain, Saturday Night Fever) in principal roles with fellow CHICAGO cast members Alex Girard and Stefania du Toit joining Lara Kleynhans, and Chantel Stanfield to complete the female ensemble. Thokozani Jiyane, JP Rossouw and Ryan Flynn are the male ensemble.
“Nothin but a good time!” Rock of Ages is a seriously mindless, ridiculously enjoyable glamour-rock musical that is not to be missed! It’s the hilarious book by Chris D’Arienzo that drives the piece. There is great comedy, stellar performances and great music – all the ingredients of a great night out!
Get your tickets at www.montecasino.co.za, by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or at www.computicket.com Owing to adult themes, a PG13 is recommended.
Thursday, 26 September to Sunday, 20 October 2019
No Monday performances
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, 20h00
Weekends: Fridays, 20h00; Saturdays 15h00 & 20h00; Sundays 14h00 & 18h00
Performance: 2 hours 30 minutes including a 20-minute intermission
Midweek (Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays 18h00): R150, R200, R250, R300
Weekend (Fridays & Saturdays 20h00, Saturdays 15h00 and Sundays 14h00): R200, R250, R300, R350,