Suddenly the Storm
Suddenly the Storm

Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre | Johannesburg | 2019

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Here's to you - the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook
Here's to you - the Simon & Garfunkel Songbook

Theatre on the Bay | Cape Town | 2019

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A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre | Johannesburg | 2020

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Suddenly the Storm
Suddenly the Storm

Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre | Johannesburg | 2019

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WelCome to vr theatrical

VR Theatrical (or VRT as we are affectionately known) is an award-winning South African based Creative Producer and General Manager of live entertainment.  We are a full-service creative theatre development hub that divides our theatrical offerings between presenting blockbuster Broadway plays and musicals, and commissioning and developing original, new theatrical productions. 

With extensive international experience and a penchant for blending music and narrative, it is no surprise that we have a special love for all things Musical Theatre.

CURRENT PROJECTS

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MORE THAN A HANDFUL

NATIONAL TOUR

JAN 2022 | CAPE TOWN

FEB 2022 | SOMERSET WEST

 

Award-winning music director, arranger and orchestrator Bryan Schimmel, has been at the musical helm of blockbuster musical theatre hits such as Jersey Boys, We Will Rock You, Chicago, Rent, Annie and The Rocky Horror Show.  Bryan is best known for co-creating and performing in the original A Handful of Keys in which he thrilled audiences with a dazzling display of pianistic virtuosity and his infectious sense of humour.  More Than A Handful takes us on an autobiographical journey interspersed with Bryan’s unparalleled mastery at the piano, exploring the adversities he had to face in order to succeed.  The unique mix of musicality, quirky, dead pan wit and an inspirational account of a lifetime of overcoming the odds makes More Than A Handful a show that audiences will not want to miss!

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SHIRLEY VALENTINE

 

NATIONAL TOUR

JAN 2022 | JOHANNESBURG

FEB 2022 | CAPE TOWN

 

Starring Natasha Sutherland

Shirley is a bored, middle-aged housewife, trapped in a loveless marriage.  Her children are all grown up and she frequently talks to the wall in her kitchen while preparing her husband’s dinner.   Shirley finds solace in her glass of wine as she muses over her boring life.  When her best friend asks her to go to Greece with her for two weeks, Shirley obliges with a mix of exhilaration and jittery nerves.   Leaving a note for her husband that simply reads “Gone to Greece - Back in two weeks”, Shirley leaves for a holiday which will change her life.

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HOW TO DATE LIKE A

F*@#&%! GROWNUP

WORLD PREMIERE

FEB 2022 | CAPE TOWN

 

Ever feel like you’ve been thrown into a pool of millions of potential partners, but nobody has taught you how to swim?  Growing up, we learned about long division and how to recite the periodic table but adulthood comes with a whole host of challenges that we are totally unprepared for.  Nobody taught us the art of adulting, like how to do our taxes, how to resolve conflict or how to date like a f*#$ing grown-up! As the title suggests, How to Date like a F*#$ing Grown-Up is a guide to the do’s and don’ts of modern dating – with a little more emphasis on the don'ts!  We’re not saying we have the answer, heck, we’re not even saying you should listen to our advice, but we’ve got a few pertinent and potentially hilarious tips for finding, or keeping, that special someone!

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THE DEAD TINDER SOCIETY

COMING SOON

MAR 2022 | CAPE TOWN

|ˈtindər|

Dry, flammable material, such as wood or paper, used for lighting a fire.

 

How do you ignite your love-life after a messy divorce?  With Tinder!  But the problem with Tinder is that it is like a magnet.  For freaks!

 

The Dead Tinder Society explores the funny, scary, vulnerable world of dating.  Not just any dating – online dating.   Specifically, Tinder.  Especially in the 21st Century when technology is at its peak, human connection is tenuous, at best, and the prospect of sex with new people is as alarming as it is tantalising.

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STAR+CROSSED

 

IN DEVELOPMENT

PREMIERES MARCH 2022

Star+Crossed is a truly South African musical loosely based on a widely publicised multi-racial relationship between a white woman and a black man, set in the Eastern Cape in the 1950s.

The production explores complex themes of transformation, inclusion and love that knows no boundaries.   As a sub-plot, Star-crossed deals with South Africa’s transformation as a country.

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