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Rory Rootenberg
Rory Rootenberg Entertainer
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Cape Town South Africa
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In 1995 Rory teamed up with acclaimed writer/director Ian von Memerty (whose influence was to lead to great success later) to perform in Too Thin Men Sing which toured nationally, and a lead role in 6 of the Best at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. In 1997 he took the plunge and launched his first solo show Cadenza!, an irreverent romp through the classics, which toured for two years playing nationally as well as touring to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It played to capacity audiences and a rather bemused but delighted press, and showcased an impressive vocal range and falsetto of approximately four and a half octaves. During this time he played Motel, the Tailor, in the State Theatre season of Fiddler on the Roof, and during 1999 and 2000 he toured nationally with his second show Cadenza X-Trav, garnering seven Vita Awards. The following two years saw the launch and tour of his third solo show Reflections. His vocal talents were further showcased when he was a featured soloist on the television show Bravo China! recorded live at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg and beamed worldwide. Cruise credits include two seasons on board the Olympia Countess for Royal Olympic Cruises.

Rory was thrilled and excited to be part of the prestigious production of The Phantom of The Opera. In between all this he performs with Ian von Memerty in The Best of Ian and Rory, and with Jeremy Quickfall (of Handful of Keys) in “Both of Me”. He has also performed highlights of his repertoire for very many delighted private corporate clients, as well as on board various cruise liners.
In 1995 Rory teamed up with acclaimed writer/director Ian von Memerty (whose influence was to lead to great success later) to perform in Too Thin Men Sing which toured nationally, and a lead role in 6 of the Best at the Nelson Mandela Theatre in Johannesburg. In 1997 he took the plunge and launched his first solo show Cadenza!, an irreverent romp through the classics, which toured for two years playing nationally as well as touring to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. It played to capacity audienc
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ADDITIONAL PRODUCTIONS by Rory Rootenberg THE BEST OF IAN AND RORY The inimitable music duo Ian von Memerty and Rory Rootenberg perform highlights from their favorite musicals. Rory shares some of the great moments as The Phantom in “Phantom of The Opera”, does “Carmen”, the opera, in ten minutes, sings some poignant and moving Hebrew music and goes through his hysterical Lloyd Webber audition sequence. Ian sings songs from his very popular “A Handful of Keys”, sizzles through sequences from “Big Band Blast” as well as his latest stage triumph “Captain Entertainment” and presents a whirlwind History of South Africa through song and madness. Together these old colleagues and friends provide an evening filled with heart, great harmony, mutual enjoyment and some of the finest moments from their acclaimed careers.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTIONS by Rory Rootenberg THE BEST OF IAN AND RORY The inimitable music duo Ian von Memerty and Rory Rootenberg perform highlights from their favorite musicals. Rory shares some
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TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS to be supplied by client:- - stage - sound - suitable lighting - piano
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