Roxmouth sings Broadway hits at the Teatro

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Jonathan Roxmouth - The Musicals in Concert
Jonathan Roxmouth – The Musicals in Concert

Jonathan Roxmouth is returning to the Teatro at Montecasino with The Musicals in Concert for four performances only from June 30 to July 2.

Accompanied by a full 45-piece orchestra, Jonathan Roxmouth, one of South Africa’s most versatile musical theatre stars, will perform popular hits of Broadway.

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Presented by Pieter Toerien and featuring the cream of South Africa’s musicians and performers, Jonathan Roxmouth – The Musicals in Concert will run at the Teatro at Montecasino from June 30 to July 2, 2017. Tickets are now on sale through Computicket.

Jonathan Roxmouth sings in From the Footlights. (Photo: Thursday 17 September 2015. Teatro, Monte Casino.)
Jonathan Roxmouth sings in From the Footlights. (Photo: Thursday 17 September 2015. Teatro, Monte Casino.)

Jonathan Roxmouth (The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Sweeney Todd, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Stage by Stage) made SA theatrical history in September 2015 as the first local artist to headline a series of Broadway concerts entitled From the Footlights.

Rapturous audiences packed the Teatro at Montecasino to hear him perform classic Broadway songs backed by an 18-piece Broadway Big Band. This year he returns with a full orchestra and an exceptional cast of 20 to perform the famous songs of Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and many more well-loved composers.

Event Information
Date: 30 June – 2 July 2017Venue: The Teatro at Montecasino
Times: Friday 30 June at 20:00, Saturday 1 July at 15:00 and 20:00, Sunday 2 July at 15:00
Tickets: R200 – R350, available through Computicket
Tel: Box Office 011 511 1818
E-mail: mark@montetheatre.co.za

The arrangements of these songs have been custom-written to showcase Roxmouth’s vocal versatility and virtuosity to the max. Many songs are also featured on Roxmouth’s latest album (released last year) entitled My Lloyd Webber. Audiences can look forward to songs from The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Cats, Aladdin, Chess, The Sound of Music, A Chorus Line, Sunset Boulevard, Aspects of Love, Love Never Dies, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and many more…

Joining Roxmouth on the Teatro stage, with a few tricks up their sleeves, are some of his favourite performers, no strangers to the musical theatre scene. Guests include leading lady Lynelle Kenned (West Side Story, Show Boat, Orpheus in Africa) and comedian Alan Committie (Defending the Caveman, Little Shop of Horrors).

Roxmouth and his guests will be accompanied by a 45-piece orchestra under the baton of award-winning conductor and arranger Bryan Schimmel (Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, We Will Rock You, Jersey Boys).

In partnership with Oakfields College, and the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra, this event promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.

Says Roxmouth, “Everyone has their favourite musical song, but they have to wait for it during the course of the show. The Musicals in Concert is an evening FULL of those, just without the waiting, and performed as you’ve never heard them before with an extraordinary orchestra.”

 

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