Classy Makeover for Simon and Garfunkel in HERE’S TO YOU

Fall in love with Simon and Garfunkel all over again in Here’s to You, a dynamic and uplifting musical journey through more than twenty classic hits! Expect to hear all the hits, including “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Mrs Robinson,” and “Graceland.”

Under the direction of Timothy le Roux, the show features thrillingly fresh yet faithful interpretations of Simon and Garfunkel’s evergreen songs, blending nostalgia and imagination, so that different generations, young and old, can discover the magic of the duo’s folk-rock music as if for the very first time.

Here’s to You is performed by a stellar all-South African cast of eight talented singers who all play musical instruments. Under the musical direction of Wessel Odendaal, the cast is lead by Josh Ansley on guitar with Ashleigh Butcher on banjo, guitar and ukelele, Daniel Geddes on keyboards, Hanna So on piano, violin and cello, Justin Swartz on guitar and vocal percussion, Phindile Dube on percussion and Sanli Jooste on cello.

The production runs at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Theatre from 5 – 28 July 2019, with performances at 20:00 from Wednesdays to Saturdays, as well as at 16:00 on Saturdays and 15:00 on Sundays. Tickets are available from R100 through Computicket.

Only One Week Left to Discover the Simple Secret of THE LITTLE PRINCE

The Little PrinceThe Johannesburg run of Van Rensburg Theatrical’s The Little Prince at Pieter Toerien’s Montecasino Studio Theatre finishes its season on 25 November, leaving audiences in the city of gold only one week to discover the simple secrets of this new adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic novella.

Aimed at teenagers from 13 years old and upward, this musical adaptation of the much-loved tale of a pilot and a young alien prince features a book by Elizma Badenhorst and music and lyrics by Wessel Odendaal.

Leaving the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, the little prince’s personal journey culminates in a voyage to Earth where he learns the oddities of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. Van Rensburg Theatrical hopes that the production will be a great conversation starter for parents and their children about the meaning of life.

The Little Prince is performed by Caitlin Salgado, Nieke Lombard and Christelle van Graan and is told with the help and wonderment of shadow and Japanese Bunraku puppetry. Tickets are available through Computicket.