Direct from playing the lead role of “Fanny Brice” to critical acclaim in the first ever production of Funny Girl in Paris, internationally acclaimed New York singer, actress and impressionist, Christina Bianco heads to Johannesburg this Easter to perform for the first time at Montecasino’s Teatro for two shows only, on Saturday, 11 April at 3pm and 8pm.
“Me, Myself & Everyone Else” is a highly entertaining solo show of great songs, musical comedy and impressions of pop culture personalities and iconic vocalists such as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Dolly Parton and Britney Spears. Tickets are on sale now at Computicket or www.montecasino.co.za
Popular local singer, actor and award-winning musical theatre performer, Craig Urbani, currently on stage at The Teatro playing the leading role of Dr Frank-N-Furter in the Rocky Horror Show joins Christina Bianco as special guest artiste. Multi award-winning arranger and music director, Bryan Schimmel will conduct the live 9-piece band featuring top SA musicians.
Christina Bianco is known locally for her sterling appearances at select prestigious corporate events but possibly more so for her 2017 performances at Cape Town’s Gate 69. Brought back to South Africa by Cape Town born Creative Director and Producer, David Bloch of David Bloch International, Christina is delighted to be returning to this country making her Johannesburg debut at Montecasino.
“After years of short visits to this beautiful city, I’m thrilled to spend some more time and finally bring a full length show to Johannesburg! I’ve sat in awe watching productions at the prestigious Montecasino Teatro, so to now perform there myself is an incredible honour. With the brilliance of Bryan Schimmel and incredible Craig Urbani by my side, I know we’ll present a fabulous and unique show unlike any the people of Johannesburg have seen before."
says Christina Bianco of her forthcoming concerts.
Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gaining over 25 million views. Dubbed ‘the girl of a thousand voices,’ Christina has performed on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Queen Latifah Show and The Today Show in the US, and The Paul O’Grady Show, This Morning & The Imitation Game in the UK.
A two-time Drama Desk Award nominee, Christina Bianco Christina has performed her critically acclaimed concerts to sold out crowds in New York City and across the U.S.A. In the UK, she’s enjoyed extended runs headlining at London’s Hippodrome, Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room, The Charing Cross Theatre and at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This past fall, she completed her second UK concert tour titled, First Impressions. She recently made concert debuts in Switzerland, Spain and in Australia, at The Sydney Opera House. Christina frequently performs with major US and Canadian symphonies. Her solo symphony show, The Woman Of A Thousand Voices, tours under the direction of the great Maestro Jack Everly. Christina’s live album Life Of The Party was released in October of 2018.
Critics and audiences rave about Christina Bianco’s talents as a singer, performer, entertainer and impressionist.
“A comic firecracker with a pyrotechnic voice, drives the audience wild,”
says Time Out while the New York Times claims Bianco is simply
“A Tour de Force”.
Broadway World raves:
“Bianco may be known for her impressions, but what audiences will take away from her shows are her humour, charm, and incredibly powerful voice rivalling the very divas she impersonates. Musical Theatre Review best sums up her show: “But not only is Bianco a gifted performer of sung impressions – she also demonstrates a keen ear for spoken impersonation, too. One of the funniest, most talented, performers around!”
Don’t miss entertainment powerhouse, Christina Bianco on stage at Montecasino for two shows only. Book now by calling Computicket on 083 915 8000 or book on line at www.computicket.com. Visit www.montecasino.co.za for more information. Special Montecasino Show and Stay Packages at one of the three Montecasino Hotels are available by calling 011 367 4250 or contact email@example.com
VENUE: Montecasino’s Teatro
DATE: Saturday, 11 April 2020
SHOW TIMES: Two shows only: 15h00 and 20h00
TICKET PRICES including VAT R300, R350, R450
BOOKINGS: Montecasino Box Office or www.montecasino.co.za as well as
Computicket by calling 0861 915 8000, visit www.computicket.com or visit your nearest Computicket outlet
GROUP BOOKINGS (20+ TICKETS) Contact Computicket Corporate Bookings Department direct on 011 340 8128/011 340 8475 (Monday to Friday from 09h00 until 17h00) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MONTECASINO SHOW AND STAY PACKAGES at one of the three Montecasino Hotels (dine before the show and get up to 15% off your bill and/or stay after the show and get up to 25% off accommodation) contact email@example.com or telephone 011 367 4250 for further details
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About David Bloch International - Celebrating 21 years in the Entertainment and Production Industry
David Bloch has performed in most mediums of the performing arts and was selected to represent SA at the 1999 World Championships of the Performing Arts in Los Angeles, where he took top honours in the acting and singing categories. Other highlights in his early years of performing include working with Emmy Award Winning Director/Choreographer, the late Alan Johnson on the South African National Tour of West Side Story and appearing in the South African Premier of the hit musical La Cage aux Folles under the directorship of Janice Honeyman. He has been fortunate to appear as an MC/ singer/actor/dancer for numerous high-profile corporate clients since graduating. As Creative Director and Show Producer, David has amassed a substantial body of work. He has coordinated and managed artists/talent for some of South Africa’s top companies and high profile events, in SA, Africa and countries across the USA, the UK, Asia, Europe, Australia, India as well as Dubai, the Seychelles, Mauritius, including cruises in the Caribbean and the Baltic Sea. Over the years David has had the pleasure and privilege of working with a variety of artists and speciality acts. Many of them have appeared on television programmes the likes of Dancing with the Stars, Strictly Come Dancing, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent or Say YES to the Dress, or featured in numerous productions staged around the world by the likes of Cirque du Soleil, Fuerzabruta and De la Guarda including David Blaine, Sir Bob Geldof, Roberta Flack, Gloria Gaynor, Martina Navratilova, Westlife and the Imperial Circus. On the African continent, David’s portfolio includes: the ‘Africa Day’ Concert, the SA Music Awards, the SA Film and Television Awards, the SA Sport Awards, a KORA All Africa Music Awards (Burkino Faso), Strictly Come Dancing SA, the CAF Awards (Ghana), the Opening Ceremony to both the 60th and 63rd FIFA Congress (South Africa & Mauritius), a Laureus Sports Academy Gala, the ICC Cricket World Cup and the Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘Night of Hope’ Gala Dinner. Other personal highlights include his 21-year ongoing relationship with NGO, Education Africa, to which we was elected a Member of the Board of Trustees in 2012. He was recently made a Patron of Education Africa, joining an illustrious group of individuals who include Cyril Ramaphosa and Dr Mamphela Ramphele.
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