Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer

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Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer
Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer

Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer

Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer has been involved in professional show business for a number of years. A classically trained baritone, he has performed for all the major arts councils in South Africa as well as travelled on tour to Zimbabwe and Namibia.

Highlights include The Sound of Music, Me and my Girl, Crazy for You, Leader of the Pack and Fiddler on the Roof.

In 1993 he was awarded a scholarship to sing at the Brevard Music Festival in the United States. Here he performed in La Boheme, My Fair Lady and Pirates of Penzance.

In 1997 he launched his first one-man show and has continued since then to great critical acclaim.

These shows are an eclectic mix of music covering light music, Hebrew and South African folk songs, Jacques Brel, musical blockbuster as well as an irreverent romp through the classics – including Carmen the Opera in ten minutes!

He has two different shows of 40 minutes each to book through Speakers Inc

Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer

In 2002 he worked for the first time on board the Olympia Countess (Royal Olympic Cruises), while it cruised from Mauritius to South Africa, and he was invited again in 2003, to perform on board as it cruised from South Africa northwards to Greece.

Rory Rootenberg – vocal gymnast extraordinaire !! …..

Rory Rootenberg’s latest offering – “HIGHLIGHTS !!” described as an “intoxicating and infectious musical mampoer”, is a compilation of the most requested items taken from his various shows during the past few years.

Over 750 performances, 7 Vita awards and 3 CD’s after having introduced the South African public to his excessive and confusing talents, the man with the voice which soars effortlessly over four octaves from deep baritone to high soprano with equal aplomb now bows to his audiences most vocal calls for their favourite songs and sketches to be repeated.

Laughs and gasps abound as Rory takes the audience on a magical musical journey which races from the romantic to ridiculous, covers a myriad of styles from Afrikaans liedjies to Abba, from La Boheme to Lloyd Webber, from Bizet to Brel, and lots in between that Puccini never dreamed of!

Rory performed as the phantom in Pieter Toerin’s lavish production “Phantom of the Opera” follow Speakers Inc on Twitter

Rory Rootenberg-Corporate Entertainer

Get set to roar with Rory! ………………….
…………..Paul Boekkooi, The Star

It’s not often that one meets a soprano baritone by the wayside,
Particularly one with a wicked sense of humour………….Len Ashton, Cape Argus
Virtually impeccable in tone and timing …………………Mary Jordan, Business Day
He has a voice to conjure with ……………………….Derek Wilson, The Argus
Divine take on opera ……………………………..Wilhelm Snyman, Cape Times
Slick, sophisticated and funny show ………………Billy Suter, The Mercury
Vocal tour de force …………………….Paul Boekkooi, Rapport

 

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