Drive or fly – but get to Montecasino for a show – and stay
It’s time for out-of-towners to hit the bright city lights of Johannesburg with an irresistible selection of show & stay packages from Montecasino for a range of productions to suit the whole family.
The show & stay packages are available for selected shows at the Teatro and Pieter Toerien Theatre, with overnight accommodation at one of Montecasino’s three luxurious hotels – the Palazzo, Southern Sun Montecasino, and Sun Square Montecasino. Each package includes dinner, theatre tickets, a one-night stay for two people sharing a standard room, and breakfast.
The smash hit cult-rock musical Little Shop of Horrors, based on the 1960s black comedy movie of the same name, is presented by Pieter Toerien and KickstArt, and features an all-star South African cast that has met with rave reviews since opening in June. It runs until 9 August, and show & stay packages are available for Friday and Saturday evening performances.
Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is a spectacular new production of the traditional masterpiece – featuring staging that includes Holo-Gauze screen technology displaying holographic-effect projections and 40 of the world’s most outstanding young performers directed by Michael Flatley. This show combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and dance. The show & stay packages are available from 14 to 26 July.
The New York based highly acclaimed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is one of the world’s most popular global dance companies. It is presenting 13 uplifting shows at the Teatro, in conjunction with renowned promoter Hazel Feldman of Showtime Management. The production features top numbers, including Alvin Ailey’s Revelations, an American masterpiece set to spirituals that is globally celebrated. The show & stay packages are available for Friday and Saturday 8pm performances from 4 to 12 September.
Looking further ahead to the opportunity to treat the whole family – from 3 December to 10 January 2016, the Teatro will present the Imperial Ice Stars’ Swan Lake on Ice, which will be performed on a frozen theatre stage to Tchaikovsky’s famous and well-loved score. This production introduces a new prologue to the classic tale, humanising the legend of a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer. The show features exhilarating new choreography and some of the world’s most stylish dancing on ice. The show & stay packages are valid for Tuesday to Saturday evening performances.
“The appeal of our popular show & stay packages is in the extended enjoyment of an exciting evening out, combined with the calibre of shows we present at the Teatro and the world-class standard of our luxurious hotels,” says Montecasino GM, Glenn Joseph. “A night at Montecasino offers so much more than dashing to the theatre to see a show and then battling traffic to get home again – and we very often welcome people from all over the country who fly or drive in to enjoy the full show & stay experience.”
Prices for the various show & stay packages vary depending on the hotel and the show selected. All of these packages can be booked by calling 011 367 4250, or by emailing Montecasino.firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to http://www.montecasino.co.za/whatson/specialoffers/Pages/default.aspx.