AUDIENCES BLOWN AWAY BY THIS SMASH HIT MUSICAL
After touring Manila and Singapore as part of a world tour, the new production and major world tour of Queen and Ben Elton’s multi award-winning rock musical We Will Rock You featuring an all-South African cast, crew and band recently returned home, playing to packed houses while enjoying critical acclaim and rave reviews at Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg. Next stop – Cape Town.
Since the show opened at Artscape on 5 May, Cape Town audiences have been enthralled by this major musical – clapping, cheering and on their feet with standing ovations at every performance.
“The best thing that could have happened to Cape Town. …. It was absolutely amazing.” Marilyn Hallett, YouveEarnedIt.co.za
“Last night I attended the opening night of the #WeWillRockYou world tour at Artscape and it was INCREDIBLE!!!” Tracey Lange, KFM
“The show is absolutely stunning from the set design to the costumes, the acting, the band and most of all those incredible vocals. It is a well-oiled machine so be sure to get your tickets.” EB Inglis, KFM
“The show features a talented cast of performers who bring Queen’s music to life with their powerful vocals and dynamic dance moves.” Christopher Phillips
“We Will Rock You is one big party. ….. A thoroughly entertaining foot stomping evening.” Delia Sainsbury
We Will Rock You is not a tribute show, nor does it tell the story of Queen or the legendary Freddie Mercury. Instead, We Will Rock You is a large full scale new vision musical theatre production with its own storyline set to the music of 24 of Queen’s most popular hits, including Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Killer Queen, and the worldwide favourites We are the Champions, Bohemian Rhapsody and of course, We Will Rock You. The show is about a group of bohemians in a dystopian future without musical instruments. A handful fo rock rebels, the Bohemians together with society misfits Scaramouche and Galileo, embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and the rebirth of the age of rock.
The musical is produced by SA promoter, Showtime Management in conjunction with Selladoor Worldwide, Carlos Candal, Gavin Kalin Productions and Limelight Productions. The show appeals across the age spectrum, from teens and young adults to rockers from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. If you are looking for great entertainment, don’t miss this major smash hit musical that eventually turns into a rock concert.
The highly talented 27-member all South African We Will Rock You cast is a combination of established, well-known performers and fresh new talent, making their musical theatre debut. Capetonians Nicolette Fernandes (The Producers, Spring Awakening, URINETOWN! Sister Act) plays the leading role of the ‘sarcastic, cynical’ Scaramouche alongside fellow Capetonian, Stuart Brown (How To Date Like A F*@#&%! Grownup – A Musical Comedy (Workshop Version), Defending The Gay Man) as Galileo, the dreamer who hears strange words in his head. Stage and screen actress, singer and dancer Londiwe Dhlomo plays the villain Killer Queen who rules Planet Mall with an iron fist, assisted by her second in command, Khashoggi, played by award-winning film, television and stage actor Craig Urbani (Chicago The Musical, Rocky Horror, Legacy, Blitzpatrolli). Tiaan Rautenbach (Jesus Christ Superstar, Binnelanders, Aspoestertjie) plays the role of Buddy who tries to figure out the “exact date the music died”. International and local musical theatre performer as well as television and feature film actor, Richard Gau (Calling Us Home, Evita, PRIME – Netflix Original) plays Brit, alongside Danelle Cronje (Doringrosie: Die Slapende Skone, Seussical, Barely Legal Showtunes) in the role of Oz. Performing on stage, alongside the seven leads is a twenty strong highly talented ensemble who perform to the six-piece live band. The show tours locally and abroad with a crew of twenty. In addition, local crew from the city of performance are hired for the show season.
Cape Town, it’s time to rock!!! Book now at www.showtime.co.za or at Ticketmaster https://bit.ly/RockYouSA2023. Ticketmaster is the ONLY official exclusive ticketing agent and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets. Enjoy reduced ticket prices every Terrific Tuesday. Discounted group bookings on groups of 20+ tickets plus a special school student groups offer are available via firstname.lastname@example.org #rocktheworld #RockYouSA ENDS
CAPE TOWN SHOW INFORMATION, WE WILL ROCK YOU 2023
ARTSCAPE OPERA HOUSE, Cape Town: Friday, 05 May to Sunday, 04 June
Weekdays: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 8pm
Weekends: Saturdays 3pm, 8pm; Sundays 2pm, 6pm.
TICKET PRICES including VAT
Midweek (Wednesday ,Thursdays and Sundays 18h00): R200, R250, R320, R400
Weekend (Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 14h00): R250, R320, R420, R500
SPECIAL DISCOUNT OFFERS
TERRIFIC TUESDAYS Only valid for Tuesday performances: R100, R150, R250, R350.
Not valid with any other discount offer
Ticketmaster is the official exclusive ticketing agent and tickets should not be purchased from any other supplier/outlets.
20% Discount on groups of 20 and more – Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 6pm performances only valid for the top two prices. Contact Jill Somers office hours only, 9 am to 5pm on 079 218 1658, email@example.com
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