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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Event Name

Date

Wanganui High School Annual Arts Awards 2013

Wanganui High School Annual Arts Awards 2013
 
Come and celebrate the fine achievements of the outstanding, talented, visual and performing arts students!  
 
Royal Wanganui Opera House
Please enter through the Stage Door
Canapes/Refreshments and Viewing of Student’s Art 5.45pm
Please be seated for the Awards Ceremony by 6.50pm
Tickets: $16 
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·        NZ Winner of the Manu Korero Competition

·        Regional Rockquest Winners and People’s Choice Award 5th NZ

·        Regional Chamber Music Winner

·        Selections into the N.Z.S.S. Brass Band AND N.Z.S.S. Orchestra

·        Top 4 Place getters in the National S.S. Shakespeare Globe Company Costume Design

·        NZ Finalist NSS Sheilah  Winn Shakespear

 

WHO WILL TAKE THE COVETED DUX ARTIUM AND PRINCIPALS CUP FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE ARTS?????
 
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Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:45 pm
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“Hit the Lights”

Sharyn Underwood School of Dance  present
 
“Hit the Lights” 
 
Royal Wanganui Opera House
 
 
Saturday 2nd November & Sunday 3rd November 5pm
 
The show is about three friends that share the same aspiration of getting into a Performing Arts School and making it to Hollywood. 
 
A reserve: Adult  $15 Senior / student $12

B reserve: 
Adult $14 Senior / student $11
 
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They share the same dream and motivate each other to do all the right things to make it happen. Peer group support and approval is all important for keeping the energy and focus on their future as “Stars of Stage and Screen”.

There are 140 dancers and three characters to tell the story. A great soundtrack with tons of variety makes this a must to see and enjoy. Come along and “Hit the Lights” with us.
 
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Saturday, November 02, 2013 5:00 pm
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‘The Good Old Days’

Wanganui Community Choir presents

‘The Good Old Days’

Favourite songs of yesteryear
 
Heritage House St Hill Street
Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm Sunday 3rd November 2pm
Adult  $20   Senior / Student  $15   Child under 18yrs $5 
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Join us for a magnificent, melodious, Music Hall evening of songs from way back when……. Come in costume if you can and be ready to join in

Running time approx 2hrs with interval

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Saturday, November 02, 2013 7:30 pm
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‘The Good Old Days’

Wanganui Community Choir presents

‘The Good Old Days’

Favourite songs of yesteryear
 
Heritage House St Hill Street
Saturday 2nd November 7.30pm Sunday 3rd November 2pm
Adult  $20   Senior / Student  $15   Child under 18yrs $5 
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Join us for a magnificent, melodious, Music Hall evening of songs from way back when……. Come in costume if you can and be ready to join in

Running time approx 2hrs with interval

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Sunday, November 03, 2013 2:00 pm
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NAIROBI TRIO National Tour 2013

 Nairobi Trio and RWOH  present
 
NAIROBI TRIO National Tour 2013
 
ICONIC NEW ZEALAND JAZZ BAND HIT THE ROAD IN SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER 2013

New Zealand’s favourite Jazz Entertainers mark their 24th year with an extensive New Zealand tour in 2013.

Violin, Guitar and Double bass create the Trio's own brand of very
accessible
 
jazz. 
 
Finish Approx 9.30pm with interval
 
Adult  $28   Senior 60+ $24 Friends OH / Student $22 School group 10+
(9 pupils /1 teacher) – all $5
 
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Recently returned from a successful season with the ‘Sixpence Brothers’ at the Edinburgh Festival, Richard Adams (Violin/ Vocals) is well known to Nelson audiences as a painter AND a musician; Waiheke Jazz Festival director John Quigley (Guitar/ Vocals) and web designer to the stars Peter Koopman (Bass/ Vocals) ARE New Zealand’s own Nairobi Trio.

Don’t miss this rare concert opportunity.

‘These musicians from New Zealand play with a passion and flair that international audiences adore’

Stephan Grapelli; 1992
 
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Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:30 pm
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TOWER Tutus on Tour RNZ Ballet

Silver Circle Ltd presents

Royal New Zealand Ballet TOWER Tutus on Tour

The Royal New Zealand Ballet returns to its roots in its 60th birthday year with a 46 centre tour of heartland New Zealand. In celebration of our rich past and lively present, we perform a selection of highlights and hits from the company’s repertory, including excerpts from Flower Festival at Genzano, Ihi FrENZy, Through to You and Don Quixote. RNZB dancers-turned-choreographers Brendan Bradshaw and Catherine Eddy create a sparkling version of Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf - suitable for audiences of all ages and the perfect introduction to classical music and live dance. A new recording of Prokofiev’s score will be made by the Vector Wellington Orchestra, complete with a special narration by Te Radar.

                                    Reserves A,   B,   C 

                                       Adult   $45-$35-$25

Senior 65+ /Student / Friends OH $42-$32-$22

                      Child under 13yrs  $25-$20-$15

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:30 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show and Dinner

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Restaurant theatre at its best featuring delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Dinner and Show performance $55 10% discount for Groups of 10
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Saturday, November 16, 2013 7:00 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Show only performance Adult $25  Senior / Child U16 $20 
 
10% discount for Groups of 10 
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Sunday, November 17, 2013 2:00 pm
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The Aroha String Quartet

 

Chamber Music Wanganui presents

The Aroha String Quartet’s concert ‘Near and Far(r)’

Works by NZ's Gareth Farr, China's Zhou Long and classics by Mozart and Debussy

Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School, Wanganui 

Tuesday 19th November 7.30pm

Adults $25, CMW subs $20, students $5

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Acclaimed as demonstrating "accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity" (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet are firmly established as one of the finest chamber music ensembles at the forefront of New Zealand chamber music.

Founded in 2004, this versatile Wellington-based ensemble is known for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovation.

In 2009, Haihong Liu, and Zhongxian Jin were joined by well-known New Zealand cellist Robert Ibell. In 2012 Blythe Press joined them as second violin, taking the place of original quartet member, Beiyi Xue.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:30 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show and Dinner

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Restaurant theatre at its best featuring delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Dinner and Show performance $55 10% discount for Groups of 10
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Friday, November 22, 2013 7:00 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show and Dinner

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Restaurant theatre at its best featuring delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Dinner and Show performance $55 10% discount for Groups of 10
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:00 pm
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Schola Sacra Choir Christmas Concert 2013

Schola Sacra Choir Christmas Concert 2013
 
‘Angels and Shepherds and Wise Men All’
 
Saturday 23 November  7.30pm
 
Christ Church,
Wicksteed St

 
The Programme includes this title, a new work by New Zealand composer David Hamilton, featuring the Schola Sacra Choir and the Youth Chorus.  A feast of Carols, old and new, and Britten’s ‘Ceremony of Carols’ for women’s voices with NZSO harpist Ingrid Bauer. 

Running time approx 2hrs with interval

Adult  $20  

Children free at the door   
 
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:30 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Show only performance Adult $25  Senior / Child U16 $20 
 
10% discount for Groups of 10 
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Sunday, November 24, 2013 2:00 pm
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Hometown Heroes

New Zealand Army Band to visit Wanganui
 
Hometown Heroes
 
Featuring local young brass talent Matthew Huirua  in their Hometown Heroes concert series. ‘It has been a number of years since we have performed a concert like this in Wanganui and the band are delighted to be coming back to the area’, said New Zealand Army Band Bandmaster Staff Sergeant Phillip Johnston.
 
Approx finish time 9.30pm

ADULTS $25: SENIORS/ FOH $20: CHILDREN (under 16) $2
 
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  The band will play an amazing variety of music including Classical, Big Band, Brass Band, Show Music and Rock showcasing the talents of the 30 strong ensemble. The band boasts several fine vocalists and world class brass soloists including Wanganui’s very own New Zealand Cornet Champion Kyle Lawson, who will be featured during the evening.

In a first for the band we are also promoting Home Town Heroes. In Wanganui it is talented young Euphonium player Matthew Huirua. Bruce Jellyman, the conductor of the local A Grade Band Brass Wanganui said ‘this is an amazing opportunity for Matthew to play with a professional music group as famous as the New Zealand Army Band in front of his home audience’.

As an extra bonus for the local musical scene, 50% of the profits for this concert will be donated to Brass Wanganui. The New Zealand Army Bands Director of Music Captain Graham Hickman said ‘A lot of our brass players started out playing in Wanganui, so we are delighted to be able to give something back when we can’

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 7:30 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Show only performance Adult $25  Senior / Child U16 $20 
 
10% discount for Groups of 10 
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Thursday, November 28, 2013 7:00 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show and Dinner

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Restaurant theatre at its best featuring delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Dinner and Show performance $55 10% discount for Groups of 10
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Friday, November 29, 2013 7:00 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Friday, November 29, 2013 7:30 pm
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Murder at the Music Hall Show and Dinner

AMDRAM Musical Theatre presents
 
 
‘Murder at the Music Hall’ written by Mary McMahon.
 
AMDRAM Musical Theatre Guyton Street Wanganui
 
Restaurant theatre at its best featuring delightful Music Hall classics

Show approx 2½ hours including interval
 
Dinner and Show performance $55 10% discount for Groups of 10
 
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An old time Music Hall show, with all the verve and sparkle, in full swing under the genial eye of the garrulous chairman.

Suddenly someone drops dead!
Everyone is a suspect, cast and audience alike.

Who done it?
 
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Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:00 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Saturday, November 30, 2013 7:30 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Sunday, December 01, 2013 2:00 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 7:30 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 7:30 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Thursday, December 05, 2013 7:30 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Friday, December 06, 2013 7:30 pm
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Peter Pan and friends.

 

Peter Pan and friends

 

The Wanganui Ballet & DanceAcademy presents

a magical ballet for children of all ages.

 

Prince Edward Auditorium Collegiate School

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2pm

Peter, Wendy, John & Michael fly to Neverland and meet beautiful flowers,

dancing fairies, mysterious mermaids and feisty Indians. There is a fierce

pirate battle, and of course the elegant, ferocious Captain Hook.

This is a ballet everyone will enjoy, as ballet, contemporary and modern

dance merge to produce a colourful panorama of dancing delight!

Finish approx 3.20pm

Adult $15  Senior $10 Child U16 $8 Family 2A+2C $40

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Saturday, December 07, 2013 2:00 pm
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A Christmas Carol

Repertory Theatre presents
 
A Christmas Carol

 at Repertory Theatre

Friday 29 & Saturday 30 Nov 7.30pm

Sunday 1 Dec 2pm

Tuesday 3 through to Saturday 7 Dec 7.30pm

Repertory Theatre's end of year production is set as a 'play within a play' this new adaptation, written and directed by Mark Rayner, sticks very closely to Dickens' original story and uses traditional Christmas carols to punctuate the onstage action - it promises to be a highly theatrical event!

Running time approx 2.5 hrs with interval

Adult $25,  Senior $20,  Student $15    btn-booknow 
 
 
 
Rep members $19    Family 2A + 2C (U16) $60  Group 10+ $20 each Only available from the RWOH Box Office
Saturday, December 07, 2013 7:30 pm
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Peter Pan and friends.

 

Peter Pan and friends

 

The Wanganui Ballet & DanceAcademy presents

a magical ballet for children of all ages.

 

Prince Edward Auditorium Collegiate School

Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th December 2pm

Peter, Wendy, John & Michael fly to Neverland and meet beautiful flowers,

dancing fairies, mysterious mermaids and feisty Indians. There is a fierce

pirate battle, and of course the elegant, ferocious Captain Hook.

This is a ballet everyone will enjoy, as ballet, contemporary and modern

dance merge to produce a colourful panorama of dancing delight!

Finish approx 3.20pm

Adult $15  Senior $10 Child U16 $8 Family 2A+2C $40

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Sunday, December 08, 2013 2:00 pm
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Michael Houstoun Plays Beethoven

 

 

Chamber Music Wanganui presents:

Michael Houstoun Plays Beethoven

from his Recycle Series

Thursday 12 December 7.30pm

Adults $35 Seniors $30 School Students $10

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Featuring:

Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 2, No. 2

"Pathetique" Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13

"La Chasse" Sonata No. 18 in E Flat, Op. 31 No. 3

Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109

Finish approx 9.15pm

Adults $35 Seniors $30

School Students $10

Chamber Music Wanganui subscribers and Friends of the Opera House $27

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:00 pm
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LUNCHTIME RECITAL

 

Wanganui Opera Week

LUNCHTIME RECITAL

Wednesday 8 January 12 noon

Heritage House,

St Hill Street


Traditionally this recital is the first public performance by students of the New ZealandOperaSchool at the annual residential Summer School in Wanganui.

A buffet lunch precedes the concert; excellent food, great music, talented young performers in beautiful surroundings all make this an event not to be missed.

Finish approx 2pm

Tickets $25 includes lunch

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:00 pm
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PUBLIC MASTERCLASS 1

NZ Opera School - Wanganui Opera Week

PUBLIC MASTERCLASS 1
 
 
with Professor Paul Farrington
 
Thursday 9 January - 7.30pm
 
Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School,

Wanganui Collegiate School is the venue chosen to host the NZ Opera School in January each year. The School offers young singers the opportunity to develop their vocal techniques, their language and performance abilities during twelve days of intensive tuition.
 
 Finish approx 10pm Tickets $15 each
 
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Wanganui CollegiateSchool offers excellent facilities with accommodation, dining room, The Prince Edward Auditorium, Chapel and music rooms. The facilities are excellent for fostering and nurturing the training of New Zealand’s emerging Opera Stars.

The tutors who are selected to teach at the NZOS are of the very highest standard and come to Wanganui from around the world as well as New Zealand.

If you have never been to a Masterclass before, we urge you to experience a training session in progress.

The masterclasses give a greater insight into the development of the human voice, and are great fun!

Bring a friend and enjoy a glass of wine or juice after the masterclass.
 
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Thursday, January 09, 2014 7:30 pm
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PUBLIC MASTERCLASS 2

NZ Opera School - Wanganui Opera Week

PUBLIC MASTERCLASS 2
 
 
with Dennis O'Neill CBE
 
Monday 13th January - 7.30pm
 
Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui Collegiate School,

Wanganui Collegiate School is the venue chosen to host the NZ Opera School in January each year. The School offers young singers the opportunity to develop their vocal techniques, their language and performance abilities during twelve days of intensive tuition.
 
 Finish approx 10pm Tickets $15 each
 
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Wanganui Collegiate School offers excellent facilities with accommodation, dining room, The Prince Edward Auditorium, Chapel and music rooms. The facilities are excellent for fostering and nurturing the training of New Zealand’s emerging Opera Stars.

The tutors who are selected to teach at the NZOS are of the very highest standard and come to Wanganui from around the world as well as New Zealand.

If you have never been to a Masterclass before, we urge you to experience a training session in progress.

The masterclasses give a greater insight into the development of the human voice, and are great fun!

Bring a friend and enjoy a glass of wine or juice after the masterclass.
 
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Monday, January 13, 2014 7:30 pm
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OPERA ON THE RIVER

OPERA ON THE RIVER

Thursday 16 January – 7.30pm

Opera on the River will be performed for one night only, alongside the downtown reaches of the WhanganuiRiver close to the PS Waimarie jetty.

A Wanganui Gala Concert Spectacular performed by New ZealandOperaSchool past and current students to celebrate its twentieth Anniversary year

Staged on board the beautiful Paddle Steamer Waimarie moored near the bank of the WhanganuiRiver, with a picnic audience gathered. 
 
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Opera on the River is a spectacular theatrical, live music event, intended for a broad-base family audience. This innovative and entertaining production is inspired by the unique location and the historic setting of the PS Waimarie, our “Showboat” for the evening. Arias, duets and choruses from well-known operas will be interspersed with songs from some of the best and most famous musicals, all sung by some of the amazing young voices of New Zealand Opera School past and current students, with keyboard accompaniment.

The production will be highly visual with colourful costumes, and a big screen on the riverbank will show the singers in close-up. As the sun sets on this location of outstanding natural beauty and the concert continues into the evening, the paddle steamer will be beautifully lit.

Modelled on the grand tradition of a ‘highlights’ concert in a beautiful setting, the show is conceived in two halves of approximately 50 minutes each, with a 30 minute picnic interval.

 

FOOD & DRINK

Picnics may be brought into the event but no alcohol will be permitted to be carried onto the site. The event will be licensed, with wine and beer available from the onsite bar. For the safety of all concert-goers, all bags will be subject to security search on entry.

Food stalls from the weekend market will be located nearby. Food stalls from the weekend market will be located nearby. Picnic blankets and cushions are encouraged, and low-level beach/sand chairs (not exceeding 20cm from the ground) are acceptable, High back, garden, and deck chairs WILL NOT be allowed.

WHERE & WHEN

Gates will open at 6.30pm, for the audience to find their spot and settle on the grass, with the performance beginning at 7.30pm. Should extreme weather conditions make the performance impossible, the event will be rescheduled to Friday 17th January.

Finish Approx 10pm

Adult $35    Senior $30     

Student $25   Child (U16) $15

Buy for Great Opera Moments at the same time and get both concerts for $60. This is only available from the Box Office.

A very limited number of reserved VIP TABLES are also available from the Box Office. Each table costs $500 and has 8 seats. There is no food or beverage included in this price. Picnics are welcome and beer and wine may be purchased on site.
 
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Thursday, January 16, 2014 7:30 pm
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Great Opera Moments 2014

 

Great Opera Moments 2014

Saturday 18 January - 7.30pm

Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, now the New Zealand Opera School

Principal Sponsor, present the final concert

The New Zealand Opera School, based annually during January in

Wanganui, is delighted that the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation, now the

school's Principal Sponsor, will again be the sponsors for the final

Opera School concert 'Great Moments of Opera 2014, in the Royal

Wanganui Opera House.

Adult $35    Senior $30     Student $30

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The School, based at the Wanganui Collegiate School, is now in its 20th year and Dame Kiri announced that her Foundation's motivation for supporting the School was to show their support for this important live-in school which has to date and will continue into the future to provide a vehicle for young New Zealand singers to develop their skills in the presence of their peers and to experience their own live performances.

'We see the School', she said, 'as an invaluable experience to support our primary aim of identifying and assisting New Zealand singers of recognisable ability to complete advanced classical vocal studies and ultimately develop international careers'.

Finish Approx 10pm

Adult $35 Senior $30 Student $30

Buy for Opera on the River at the same time and get both concerts for $60. Available only from the Box Office.

Saturday, January 18, 2014 11:00 am
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Carl Barron ‘A One Ended Stick’

 
Carl Barron ‘A One Ended Stick’

Tuesday 25 February 2014 8pm
 
Royal Wanganui Opera House
 
 
Carl returns with his new show ‘A One Ended Stick’. Get ready for something a little different with Carl's new monologue/stand-up/music show. 
 
Adult $44.90  Senior / Student  $39.90      Group 10+ $39.90 each
 
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More Troy stories, worms, ants, acid, and being Carl Barron are all explored. Follow Carl as he looks for things that may not actually be there.

 

He grew up in Longreach in Central Queensland the son of a shearer. Moved to the Gold Coast where he became a roof tiler, moved to Sydney and decided to walk on stage at The Harold Park Hotel one night, told everyone how a bird poo-ed on him that day and the rest is history. Carl is Australia's highest selling stand-up comedian on DVD having sold more DVDs in this country than any other stand-up comedian.

No Interval      Finish 9.30pm
 
Reviews

"An Aussie larrikin persona that has been polished to shine brighter than an opal" - NZ Herald

"Carl Barron of Australia was the highlight of the evening" - The Gazette, Montreal

"Carl Barron is an awesome standup comedian.... I had tears in my eyes..." - The Age, Melbourne
 
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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 8:00 pm
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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

 

 Thursday 27 & Friday 28 Feb 7.30pm

Saturday 1 March 7.30pm

Davis Theatre, Whanganui  Museum

 

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This collection of monologues is a passionate call to the world to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Author, playwright, and performer Eve Ensler has edited a collection of personal and often powerful essays by celebrities (Kathy Najimy, Jane Fonda), literati (Dave Eggers, Edwidge Danticat) and feminist luminaries (Carol Gilligan, Alice Walker), among others. Ensler made her taboo-breaking reputation with her stage production and worldwide hit The Vagina Monologues (presented by the Women’s Network to wide acclaim in Whanganui last year). A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer continues in that spirit, with Ensler calling violence against women "an issue that lives smack in the middle of the world and is still not spoken, not seen, not given weight or significance."

This groundbreaking collection features pieces that bring the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. These writings are heartfelt, inspired, angry, funny, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all of us.

(Proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Women’s Network, a local cause that works with vulnerable women, many of whom have experienced domestic violence. Money will also be donated to international cause V-Day).

Finish approx 9pm              Mature audience recommended  R16

(Contains coarse language, adult themes, violent references)

 

Adult $13           Student / Senior $10           
Door sales $15 if available

 

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Thursday, February 27, 2014 7:30 pm
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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

 

 Thursday 27 & Friday 28 Feb 7.30pm

Saturday 1 March 7.30pm

Davis Theatre, Whanganui  Museum

 

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This collection of monologues is a passionate call to the world to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Author, playwright, and performer Eve Ensler has edited a collection of personal and often powerful essays by celebrities (Kathy Najimy, Jane Fonda), literati (Dave Eggers, Edwidge Danticat) and feminist luminaries (Carol Gilligan, Alice Walker), among others. Ensler made her taboo-breaking reputation with her stage production and worldwide hit The Vagina Monologues (presented by the Women’s Network to wide acclaim in Whanganui last year). A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer continues in that spirit, with Ensler calling violence against women "an issue that lives smack in the middle of the world and is still not spoken, not seen, not given weight or significance."

This groundbreaking collection features pieces that bring the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. These writings are heartfelt, inspired, angry, funny, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all of us.

(Proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Women’s Network, a local cause that works with vulnerable women, many of whom have experienced domestic violence. Money will also be donated to international cause V-Day).

Finish approx 9pm              Mature audience recommended  R16

(Contains coarse language, adult themes, violent references)

 

Adult $13           Student / Senior $10           
Door sales $15 if available

 

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Friday, February 28, 2014 7:30 pm
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A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer

 

 Thursday 27 & Friday 28 Feb 7.30pm

Saturday 1 March 7.30pm

Davis Theatre, Whanganui  Museum

 

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This collection of monologues is a passionate call to the world to demand an end to violence against women and girls. Author, playwright, and performer Eve Ensler has edited a collection of personal and often powerful essays by celebrities (Kathy Najimy, Jane Fonda), literati (Dave Eggers, Edwidge Danticat) and feminist luminaries (Carol Gilligan, Alice Walker), among others. Ensler made her taboo-breaking reputation with her stage production and worldwide hit The Vagina Monologues (presented by the Women’s Network to wide acclaim in Whanganui last year). A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer continues in that spirit, with Ensler calling violence against women "an issue that lives smack in the middle of the world and is still not spoken, not seen, not given weight or significance."

This groundbreaking collection features pieces that bring the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. These writings are heartfelt, inspired, angry, funny, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on all of us.

(Proceeds from the performances will be donated to the Women’s Network, a local cause that works with vulnerable women, many of whom have experienced domestic violence. Money will also be donated to international cause V-Day).

Finish approx 9pm              Mature audience recommended  R16

(Contains coarse language, adult themes, violent references)

 

Adult $13           Student / Senior $10           
Door sales $15 if available

 

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Saturday, March 01, 2014 7:30 pm
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SOL3 MIO Concert


Monday 10 March  8pm



Royal Wanganui Opera House



Tickets $59 On sale from 9.30am Friday 13th December
 

Following the release of their chart-topping self-titled debut album, SOL3 MIO
 
are delighted to announce their first extensive national tour for March 2014.

 
 
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A sold-out show at the AucklandTown Hall in October 2012 was an early
 
indication of the talent and popularity of the Samoan trio from Auckland,
 
made up of tenor brothers Pene and Amitai Pati and their baritone cousin
 
Moses Mackay. 



 
Signed to Universal Music, SOL3 MIO recorded their debut album earlier this
 
year in London with renowned producer Nick Patrick (Hayley Westenra,
 
Russell Watson). Since its release on 15 November, it has stormed the
 
charts, holding down the #1 position throughout and selling an incredible 3 x
 
platinum. 



 
Their voices are phenomenal and multi-award winning - including 2 x Lexus
 
Song Quest awards. It’s those remarkable voices, as well as the trio’s perfect
 
comedy timing (developed at their weekly childhood performances around
 
South Auckland rest homes), that makes SOL3 MIO’s live performances
 
something truly special and unique.

 

Expect powerful and moving operatic voices alongside irrepressible Samoan
 
humour. This will be the concert event of 2014.

 
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Monday, March 10, 2014 8:00 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Friday, March 28, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Saturday, March 29, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 2:00 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Thursday, April 03, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Friday, April 04, 2014 7:30 pm
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Funny Money

 

Funny Money

Wanganui Repertory Theatre

 

Fri 28 & Sat 29 Mar 7.30pm


Sunday 30 Mar 2pm


Tues 1 to Sat 5 Apr 7.30pm

Written by legendary English farceur Ray Cooney and directed by Troy Taylor, "Funny Money" is a brilliant and hilarious comedy of mistaken identity in which the hero of the piece, Henry Perkins, a middle class accountant, accidentally acquires a briefcase containing a substantial amount of ill-gotten cash. Eager to flee the country with his increasingly confused wife, the plot quickly thickens with the arrival of a succession of unexpected visitors. Confused identities, disappearing briefcases, a dash of police corruption and a splash too much alcohol ensures the fun never stops in this rollicking British farce.

 

Late entry at the theatre’s discretion

Finish approx 10pm

Adult  $25   Senior $20

Rep members $19

Student $15

Family 2A+2C u15 $60

Group 10+  $20ea

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Saturday, April 05, 2014 7:30 pm
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Swing Driven Thing

 

Swing Driven Thing



Fiona Pears

featuring La Petite Manouche and Ian Tilley

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Tuesday 8 April  7.30pm

 

In this exciting new collaboration between the passionate violinist, Fiona Pears, UK pianist, Ian Tilley and the talented Gypsy-jazz guitar duo, La Petite Manouche, audiences will be treated to a thrilling mix of musical flavours. From Gypsy Jazz, tangos and ‘foot-stomping’ Irish music, to breathtaking ballads from the 1930s. All interspersed with some of Fiona’s stunning compositions.

Finish approx 9.15pm

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Adult $25   Senior $23   Friends OH $20   Student $15

Special rates for school groups


Fiona Pears

 
‘Electrifying’ – ‘extraordinarily animated’–‘featuring rare and natural charisma’….

These are words used to describe Fiona Pears, the highly talented violinist and composer from Christchurch.

Describing her musical influences as Stephane Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, John Williams and Jean Luc Pointy, Pears performs Celtic, Classical, Tango, Jazz and Gypsy with equal ease, sometimes all in the same composition!

New Zealand born and now dividing her time between London and New Zealand, Fiona has performed and recorded with artists such as Dave Dobbyn, Hayley Westenra, Bic Runga, and has opened for Tony Bennett, Ottmar Liebert and ‘the clown prince of Denmark’, the late Victor Borge.

Personal highlights include appearing at Ronnie Scott’s world famous jazz club in London and performing her own compositions and arrangements with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic. 

Fiona has released five CDs and two DVDs to date. Her latest CD Feeling was released in 2012 and features mostly her own compositions alongside passionate gypsy jazz. Fiona has also performed as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra. At the time of writing, Fiona is busy recording her sixth studio album which will be released in time for AOTZ 2014!

www.fionapears.com

 
La Petite Manouche – translated roughly as “the little gypsy” is a collaboration of Burke Goffe and Robbie Averill, both graduates of the CPIT Jazz School in Christchurch, who have spent the course of their studies having the style of gypsy jazz drilled through their souls by the main guitar tutor Bob Heinz. Consequently, they have come out and formed La Petite Manouche - a guitar duo with influences of gypsy and modern jazz, creating a unique fusion of music. Influences are widespread, ranging from Django to classical and baroque music, free jazz to fusion, celtic and world music, even popular and dance music. Notable influences include Biréli Lagrène, Sylvain Luc, The Rosenberg Trio, Ulf Wakenius, Pat Metheny, and Jonathan Kreisberg.


Burke has an Honours degree in Music majoring in Jazz Performance Guitar from the University of Canterbury, and was winner of the 2007 First Year Guitarist's Award and the 2008 Jack Urlwin Scholarship at the CPIT JazzSchool. He currently spends his time playing in various musical settings around Christchurch, and the South Island, studying French, Spanish and Maori language, and is always keen for a game of poker. Robbie has also completed an Honours degree in Music, majoring in Jazz Performance Guitar and Jazz Composition, at theUniversity of Canterbury. He has spent the last few years playing with various musicians in a wide variety of musical contexts, including folk festivals, musical theatre orchestras, big bands and church choirs.


Ian Tilley

Ian has produced and co-produced several albums for artists such as Hayley Westenra, All Angels, The Choirboys, Libera and Aled Jones. He has also worked as a recording engineer on numerous productions for CD release, TV and radio.

As well as being a classically trained pianist, Ian is also a composer and arranger. His most recent work has included arranging pieces for the All Angels CDs as well as full orchestrations for Fiona Pears and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

Ian's live work to date has included working as Musical Director for
Hayley Westenra’s world tours, Libera's U.K. and Asian tours and Aled Jones' U.K. and Australian tours.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 7:30 pm
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NZ Chamber Soloists (2014 Celebrity Sub Series)

NZ Chamber Soloists

(2014 Celebrity Subscription Series)

 

Thursday 24 April  7.30pm

Prince Edward Auditorium. Collegiate School

 

Amalia Hall (violin), James Tennant (cello), Katherine Austin (piano)

 

Celebrating the vital, energetic new compositions bursting forth from the

composers’ of New Zealand Aotearoa, alongside the works of classical and

20th century masters - the NZ Chamber Soloists bring the unique blend of

virtuosity, colour and life-force to music old and new, that the world has come

to expect from this clean and pure South Pacific environment. Their

programme includes work by John Psathas alongside Dvorak’s beautiful

piano trio in F minor and his Czech compatriot, Martinu’s trio No 2 in D minor.

In association with the FoundationMusicSchool, WanganuiCollegiate

School

Finish approx 9.30pm

 

Adult $32    Senior $28

School student $5

Or use your subscription flexi-tickets

 

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Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:30 pm
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GRUMPY OLD WOMEN

 

GRUMPY OLD WOMEN -

 

FIFTY SHADES OF BEIGE

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House - Friday 25 April 7.30pm

 

First 100 Tickets $55 - Full price $59.90 - Group 10+ $49.90 each

 

Back to knock some sense back into the nation, The Grumpy Old Women return with a 21 date New Zealand tour of their brand spanking new show FIFTY Shades of BEIge!

 

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This jam-packed show comes from the original authors, Jenny Éclair and Judith Holder, and stars three of New Zealand’s favourite theatre actresses Geraldine Brophy, Jude Gibson and Lynda Milligan. It includes all the most Grumpy topics... learning the art of 'Grumpy Grooming', the joy of large pants, a free nagging master class (how to get your own way without him even noticing), beards for women, which style will suit you?

 

Complimentary Anger Management workshop, middle-aged drinking: the rules, navigating the smorgasbord of worry, voluntary euthanasia vs. retirement, how to customise an unwanted pole dancing kit and a mercifully brief Zumba demonstration. All this and more!

Inspired by the ratings-busting BBC Two series and best selling Grumpy old Women handbook, Grumpy Old Women Live, is a celebration of the pre-, peri- and post-menopausal female condition. Three live and rather furious females take to the stage for an orgy of middle aged mayhem, with not a thong in sight. Don't forget your bifocals.

 

Come and bask in an orgy of fury and big laughs in this glorious live version of the hit TV show.

 

What the Press have said about Grumpy Old Women:

“An evening of Olympic-class whingeing about the state of the world, the collapse of good manners and the general ineptitude of men. . . Some of the mediations on mortality and the fading of desire could almost have been lifted from a Beckett play.” The Times ★★★★

“The writing is stiletto sharp. Great gales of laughter greet every admission and shared middle-aged secret.” Daily Mail

“Warmhearted, witty, empathetic and, dare I say it, rather empowering.” The Observer

“The show is simply uproarious. It is big, brash and colourful, riding on a wave of warmth and empathy.” The Stage
 
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Friday, April 25, 2014 7:30 pm
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WANGANUI RIDING FOR THE DISABLED

WANGANUI RIDING FOR THE DISABLED

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT

Celebrating 40 years

 

 Saturday 26 April - 7pm

Wanganui Riding for the Disabled Indoor Arena



Purnell Street
(beside WanganuiHigh School)

 

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The Wanganui Riding for the Disabled presents their fundraising variety

show, celebrating 40 years. With an array of artists, some local, the show has
 
something for everyone, from light and classical opera, musical,
 
folk, contemporary.  It will be a night of love and laughter. Something for the
 
whole family. Featuring local singer Hayley Sellars,  a past client of Wanganui
 
RDA through spinal injury, she and her horse still volunteer at Wanganui
 
 
RDA.  Hayley is a mezzo soprano studying music at WaikatoUniversity and

training with Glenese Blake.

 

The concert will also feature Kupe from the band Black Trio (runner up in NZ got talent)

 
Wanganui Riding for the Disabled is a voluntary organization providing

therapeutic aid both physical and emotional for riders of all ages and

disabilities. Currently we have approximately 60 riders and 10 horses and 15

volunteers.

 
We are providing one complimentary drink and nibbles and will have a cash

bar facility.

 
The seating will be chairs and the sand will be rolled and partially covered for

the event for easy access. Parking is on the grass verge or on the street  - we

will have parking attendants to assist with this.

 
Doors open 6pm   Finish approx 9.20pm

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00 pm
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Wheel of Experience

Wheel of Experience

Wonderful musicianship, NZ stories

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 10 May  7.30pm

 

Immerse yourself in a show of epic original songs that bring to life stories unearthed from the ‘wild west’ of NZ history.  Performed with virtuosity, humour and heart, the music moves from gentle ballad to wailing sea shanty, blistering bluegrass to pounding blues. 

 
Walking a fine line between history and legend, the performers paint vivid lives of real people trying to carve a new country in a land at the bottom of the world.

 
Experience the sound of old-time acoustic instruments such as banjo, fiddle, mandolin, cigar-box slide and the chinese zhongruan combined with hearty vocal harmony.

 
Written and performed by David Ward (Krishnan’s Dairy, The Dentist’s Chair, Guru Of Chai) Peter Daubé (Stories Told To Me By Girls,) and Dave Khan (Don McGlashan)

 
Finish approx 9.30pm

Adult $25   Senior $23   Friends OH $20       Student $15

Special rates for school groups
 
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Three consummate performers and epic original songs – ‘Wheel of Experience’ brings the ‘wild west’ of New Zealand to exuberant life.

 
Walking a fine line between history and legend, humour and heart, the songs move from gentle ballad to wailing sea shanty to bluegrass and blues to tell the stories of real people trying to carve a life in a new country at the bottom of the world.

 
Hearty vocal harmonies combine with old time acoustic instruments - banjo, fiddle, mandolin, cigar-box slide, the Chinese zhongruan – in a show written and performed by David Ward (The Dentist’s Chair, Guru Of Chai, Kiss The Fish) Peter Daubé (Stories Told To Me By Girls) and Dave Khan (The Bads, Tim Finn, Don McGlashan Band).

 
“Neither musical nor theatrical experiences come any more astonishing than the Wheel of Experience. …You hear about good performers bringing songs to life, but in this case, the songs seem to give birth to the performers.”

-Nick Bollinger, The Sampler

 
“The wonderful musicianship, the quirky concept and the environment created made it feel as if I had stumbled into the past. …Highly recommended as an experience.”

-Te Radar

 
“Will steal you away and have you run the emotional gamut… these guys are putting their heart, soul and sweat into these tracks”  - Sean Elliot, Daily Album

 
STORIES

 
Confession

Confession is based on the real and erudite confession of Dick Burgess and the murders for profit he and his gang committed against Otago gold diggers. As a young boy, having been arrested, shipped and flogged for misdemeanors, he vowed he’d “…take a life for every lash”. His last words at the gallows were: “I’ve got no more fear of death than going to a wedding.”

 
We Did Seal

We Did Seal is based on the fate of a band of sealers, who in 1810 were left on a remote NZ island with their 10,000 skins and abandoned when their ship was wrecked, never to return. With an axe, an adze and a knife they set about cutting a path back to civilisation.

 
A Hundred Trees

In 1900 workers and their families from all over the world arrived on the NZ volcanic plateau. It was winter, raining, 12 families to one tent. They were enticed here by the promise of employment on the Raurimu Spiral on the main trunk line. Gambling was rife, cocktails of whisky, meths and cough mixture helped to ease the hardship. In a world where people strive to get ahead, it tells a story of high stakes and betrayal.

 
Don Buck

Don Buck pays tribute to the legend of larger than life Portuguese entrepreneur Francesco Rodriguez Figuera, described as the original 'Westie', who, with the blessing of the authorities, ruled an indentured criminal workforce and often debauched shantytown in West Auckland.

 
Sunrise

This song is inspired by the settlers at Cornwallis, who after months at sea, arrived to find their promised utopian community didn’t exist. This is an epic painting of a couple’s need for survival in a new, harsh and ultimately unforgiving world. It tells a story of separation and sacrifice, of people risking everything just to exist.

 
The Shadow

In 1905, Lionel Terry walked 900 miles to promote his book The Shadow, a book containing his racially separatist beliefs. Gaining little traction from words alone, he gunned down Kum Yung, an old Chinese man in Haining St, Wellington. At the same time an old Chinese man walks the crippling journey day after day, just to pay off his poll tax. 

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Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:30 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30 pm
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Musicals Through the Decades

Musicals Through the Decades
 
Wanganui Community Choir

Heritage House

Saturday 17 May 7.30pm

Sunday 18 May 2pm
 
You could be forgiven if you thought the motto of the Community Choir was
 
dare to be different, it’s not.   Entertainment is what it’s all about.

For the first of our shows for 2014, Lynn Whiteside, our very talented and
 
enthusiastic Musical Director has chosen the theme of ‘MUSICALS
 
THROUGH THE DECADES’, and so that this is realistic and reflects reality,
 
we will also feature our YOUTH CHOIR.

The list of musicals we are covering speaks for itself.

                   HIGH NOON

                        OKLAHOMA

                        FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

                        MY FAIR LADY

                        THE SOUND OF MUSIC

                        GODSPELL

                        JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

                        JOSEPH AND HIS TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
 
                       42ND STREET

                        ASPECTS OF LOVE

                        PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

                        THE LITTLE MERMAID

                        LES MISERABLES

                        THE LION KING

                        MAMMA MIA

With Geoff Follett as Compere, Main Choir only, Youth Choir only, Solo
 
performances and both Choirs combined, it’s a pretty good formula.

Come and be entertained. Bar operating for refreshments.

Runs 2 hours approx

Adult $20   Senior $15 Students U19 $5
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014 7:30 pm
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FRESH OFF DA BLANE

FRESH OFF DA BLANE



 
Saturday 17 May  8pm



Royal Wanganui Opera House

 
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Don’t miss the latest from one of New Zealand’s most enduring and loved live comedy acts.  The Laughing Samoans comedy duo of Eteuati Ete and Tofiga Fepuleai has been together for more than ten years now touring a string of hits throughout New Zealand, Australia the PacificIslands, north America and the UK.  Fresh Off Da Blane will see the return of all your favourite Laughing Samoans characters from previous hit shows such as Aunty Tala, Uncle Sam and of course the Elvis Presley impersonator Sauvai.  This is comedy the whole family can enjoy.


Finish approx 9.45pm

Adult $25      Senior / Student $20     Child 2-15yrs $15
 
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Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:00 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:00 pm
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Musicals Through the Decades

Musicals Through the Decades
 
Wanganui Community Choir

Heritage House

Saturday 17 May 7.30pm

Sunday 18 May 2pm
 
You could be forgiven if you thought the motto of the Community Choir was
 
dare to be different, it’s not.   Entertainment is what it’s all about.

For the first of our shows for 2014, Lynn Whiteside, our very talented and
 
enthusiastic Musical Director has chosen the theme of ‘MUSICALS
 
THROUGH THE DECADES’, and so that this is realistic and reflects reality,
 
we will also feature our YOUTH CHOIR.

The list of musicals we are covering speaks for itself.

                   HIGH NOON

                        OKLAHOMA

                        FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

                        MY FAIR LADY

                        THE SOUND OF MUSIC

                        GODSPELL

                        JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

                        JOSEPH AND HIS TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT
 
                       42ND STREET

                        ASPECTS OF LOVE

                        PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

                        THE LITTLE MERMAID

                        LES MISERABLES

                        THE LION KING

                        MAMMA MIA

With Geoff Follett as Compere, Main Choir only, Youth Choir only, Solo
 
performances and both Choirs combined, it’s a pretty good formula.

Come and be entertained. Bar operating for refreshments.

Runs 2 hours approx

Adult $20   Senior $15 Students U19 $5
 
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Sunday, May 18, 2014 2:00 pm
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John Chen (Solo Piano) (2014 Celebrity Sub Series)

 

John Chen (Solo Piano)

(2014 Celebrity Sub Series)

 

Wednesday 21 May  7.30pm

Prince Edward Auditorium, Collegiate School

 
Described by NZ Herald critic, William Dart, as ‘a prodigiously talented young

man whose early achievements would make many more mature  performers

envious’, New Zealand pianist, John Chen, was the youngest ever winner of

the 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition, where he also won prizes

for the best performance of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, chamber

music and concerto. Since then, he has performed across Europe, Asia,

North America and extensively in Australia and New Zealand. On his 2014

tour of NZ, John will present music by Beethoven (Sonata Op 111),

Mendelssohn, Samuel Barber and Hindemith (Sonata No 3 in Bb) in a

programme that will show the many brilliant facets of John Chen’s artistry at

the piano.

In association with the FoundationMusicSchool, WanganuiCollegiateSchool

Finish approx 9.30pm

 
Adult $32    Senior $28

School student $5

Or use your subscription flexi-tickets

 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 7:30 pm
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Smokefreerockquest 14

Smokefreerockquest

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Friday 23 May 7pm

Adult $15 Student $10 Children 5 yrs & under free

Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand's only nationwide, live, original music,
 
youth event. Now in its 25th year, the series of over 40 events reaches
 
audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.
 

Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Pete Rainey, who
 
now run Rockquest Promotions full-time out of Nelson, Smokefreerockquest
 
has become a New Zealand institution.
 

Musical successes from Smokefreerockquest over its 24-year history
 
include Kimbra, The Peasants, The Good Fun, Midnight Youth, Opshop,
 
Annah Mac, Evermore, Ladyhawke, Minuit, Kids of 88, Die!Die!Die!, Pistol
 
Youth, Bang!Bang!Eche!, Ivy Lies, Cairo Knife Fight, Cut Off Your Hands,
 
Luke Thompson, The Datsuns, Brooke Fraser, Anika Moa, Anna
 
Coddington, The Electric Confectionaires, Steriogram, Aaradhna, Spacifix,
 
The Naked and Famous, Phoenix Foundation, The Feelers, The Black
 
Seeds, Nesian Mystik, Bic Runga, The Checks, Julia Deans, Pine, King
 
Kapisi, Kingston, Autozamm and Elemeno P.
 
 
Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability
 
and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to
 
encourage their peers to support 100% original New Zealand music.

 
Finish 10pm approx
 
Friday, May 23, 2014 7:00 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Friday, May 23, 2014 7:30 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:30 pm
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Schola Sacra Choir & Youth Chorus

Darkness to Light 1

Christ Church Anglican Church
 
243 Wicksteed Street

Saturday 24 May 7.30pm
 
 
‘From Darkness to Light 1’ will portray the contrasts of Easter with a journey
 
from grief and sadness to unbounded joy.  The concert will be enfolded with
 
the combined choirs singing in procession, opening with a Ukrainian
 
Halleluiah and closing with an Austrian Song of Farewell.

 

The Schola Sacra Choir will open with wide-ranging music for Good Friday
 
by King John of Portugal, ex-King Singer Bob Chilcott, Victoria and Allegri’s
 
Miserere featuring Rachel Smith (soprano) and a tribute to the Pike River
 
mining disaster by Graham Parsons.

 

The Youth Chorus will present Spiritual arrangements and ‘The Call of
 
Wisdom’ written for the Queen’s Jubilee service.  This will pave the way for
 
more joyous music with ‘O Shout and Sing!’ leading to Schola’s joyous
 
bracket of songs by Handel and Leavitt.  The concert will conclude with some
 
lively combined items.

 
Finish approx 9.30pm

Adult $25  

18yrs & under free at the door
 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 7:30 pm
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Swing Soirée

Swing Soirée
 
Swing Soirée with Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes

 

Heritage House, St Hill Street

Saturday 24 May 8pm - 1am


Supporting Women's Refuge Whanganui

Widely regarded as one of the finest live acts in the country, Sal Valentine &
 
The Babyshakes have twisted the fabric of musical time and lived to deliver
 
you with an infectious and fresh selection of rhythm and blues which is bound
 
to blow your socks off. Frontman Sal Valentine is framed by big-band horns
 
toting heavy licks that would be at home in the roaring 20's, and a rhythm
 
section that knows what to play when Sal says go. They are collectively
 
named The Babyshakes, and have been declared by Valentine to be
 
'Auckland's Number 1 Band'. The foils to Sal Valentine, and his Babyshakes,
 
are the fair vocalists Chelsea Prastiti and Siobhan Grace. 
 

Sal Valentine & The Babyshakes released their debut album at the end of
 
2013 to rapturous applause from critics and fans alike. The debut album,
 
recorded by Bob Frisbee (Street Chant, Panther and the Zoo,
 
Rackets), presents the band in an honest setting, capturing the sound of the
 
band and the energy of the live performances.
 
 
Support Band: the local Wicca Bees

Photo Booth On Site,  Auction,  New Zealand Music Month

Sponsors:

Kelly& Associates - Heritage House - More FM -
Inferno Design - River City Press

Tickets: $40 includes one free Cocktail & Nibbles [Cash Bar]
 
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Saturday, May 24, 2014 8:00 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Sunday, May 25, 2014 2:00 pm
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WHS Performing Arts Concert

WHS Performing Arts Concert
 
Monday 26 May 7pm

Royal Wanganui Opera House

WanganuiHigh School presents its annual Performing Arts Concert on May
 
26th featuring ‘STAGE CHALLENGE’ entry for 2014!!  The concert
 
showcases the best of the talents that WHS has to offer. Kapa Haka,
 
Pasifika, Rockquest groups (hot off the stage from the Regional finals held
 
May 23rd ) Chamber Music, The WHS Jazz Band, Drama performances,
 
Dance performances and the 2 finalists from ‘WHS Has Talent!’

This has always been a sell-out concert. Tickets go on sale Wednesday May
 
7th and can be purchased at The Royal Wanganui Opera House or from the
 
Students Centre at WanganuiHigh School.

 
Finish approx 9.30pm

Tickets:   General Admission

Adults $15   Students $10  Family $40

 
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Monday, May 26, 2014 7:00 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Friday, May 30, 2014 7:30 pm
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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias
 
Amdram Theatre

Saturday 17th, 24th, 31st May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm

Sunday 18th and 25th May 2pm Finish approx 4.10pm

Friday 23rd, 30th May 7.30pm Finish approx 9.40pm 
 
‘Steel Magnolias’ by Robert Harling is a warm, funny play set in the deep
 
south of Louisiana. A huge hit as a film, starring Shirley McLaine, Julia
 
Roberts and Sally Ann Field, it is a beautifully written play. It stars the best of
 
Whanganui actresses; Kerry O’Sullivan, Talia Annear-Kjoss, Karen Ellett,
 
Gaylene Kendrick, Mel Hawkins and Denise McNeill. This is Joan Street's
 
first play as Director at Amdram and she is thrilled to be involved with such a
 
special cast and story.
 
Suitable for everyone!
 
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Saturday, May 31, 2014 7:30 pm
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The Troubles (Chamber Music Wanganui)

The Troubles  
 
(Chamber Music Wanganui)
 
Friday 4 July  7.30pm

Prince Edward Auditorium,
 
Collegiate School

 ‘A 21st century musical experience for all types of music lovers and an evening of the unexpected that is guaranteed to fulfil not only the mind, but the soul.’

Tristan Carter (violin), Andrew Filmer (viola),
 
Charley Davenport (cello), Patrick Bleakley (double bass),
 
Tim Hopkins (sax), John Rae (drums)

Wellington jazz band, The Troubles, have been resident at jazz venue Meow
 
since the beginning of 2012.  They comprise three of New Zealand’s most
 
talented and sought after string players, plus a legendary double bass player
 
and present engaging and eclectic programmes of original and newly
 
arranged jazz compositions.  The music ranges in origin from traditional
 
blues, swing and ballads to works influenced by traditions of the Middle East,
 
Mediterranean and South America.  This music showcases fluidity and fierce
 
individuality, creating new experiences for audiences by bringing together the
 
expertise of performers from both classical and jazz traditions.  For their
 
Wanganui performance, The Troubles will present a programme of their
 
favourite works from a range of musical traditions.

This is a wonderful extra, in addition to our subscription series

In association with the FoundationMusicSchool, WanganuiCollegiate
 
School

Finish approx 9.30pm

 
Adult $30    Senior $25  CMW Subscriber $20     School student $5
 
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Friday, July 04, 2014 7:30 pm
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MATARIKI NIGHT SKY

 
MATARIKI NIGHT SKY


Hikurangi StayPlace

Wednesday 9 July 6pm


Hikurangi StayPlace in conjunction with The Ward Observatory extend an
 
invitation to come along to a Discovery Evening as part of the Matariki
 
Celebrations.

 

We will start at Hikurangi StayPlace, 1 Mt View Road, Wanganui East at
 
6.00pm with an informal Meet and Greet.  Nibbles and a glass of Sparkling
 
Grape Juice will be available.

 
Matariki is one of the most significant celebrations in the Maori calendar –
 
the Maori New Year.  The Matariki cluster can be seen right around the
 
globe.  Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and
 
history.  We will hear stories about how the stars were used to track time and
 
how Matariki was the time to remember the past and plan for the New Year. 
 
The Maori Lunar Calendar will be discussed.

 

As part of the Maori New Year celebrations a special viewing of a dvd from
 
Wellington's Carter Observatory will be shown before heading over to the
 
Ward Observatory at 7.15pm.  There visitors will be able to look through the
 
24cm telescope and view the night sky.  The Wanganui Astronomical Society
 
are opening for this special evening and viewing will be weather dependent.

 

Thanks to The Ward Observatory, The Carter Observatory and Robin Church.


Tickets are limited - $15.00 each (all inclusive)


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Wednesday, July 09, 2014 6:00 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Saturday, July 12, 2014 7:30 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Friday, July 18, 2014 7:30 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Saturday, July 19, 2014 7:30 pm
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Comedy Club Live 14!

Comedy Club Live 14!

Paul Ego, Rob Harris, Vaughan King,
 
James Nokise, Neil Thornton


Wanganui Racecourse,
Purnell St   
Saturday 19 July 8pm

Supporting Women’s Refuge Whanganui
 
Vaughan King  - has been on the comedy scene for 15 years and has
 
toured the length of New Zealand a number of times with great success,   A
 
Billy-T award nominee two years running and multi winner at the New Zealand
 
comedy guild awards Vaughan is hitting some comedy heights. The friendly
 
and disturbing style of comedy that Vaughan brings to a night is a hit with
 
people from all ages, well over 18. Vaughan has been called one of New
 
Zealand’s best kept secrets. 

Paul Ego  - ‘7Days’ TV star PAUL EGO is an amazingballs NZ Comedian,
 
MC & Voice Artist. His 20 year comedy career has seen him not only on-
 
stage but on-air with both MoreFM & The Rock.

One of NZ’s most in-demand corporate performers

James Nokise  -  as seen on: 

Maori TV Waitangi Comedy Boil Up & Crack Up
 
TV3 Comedy Gala
 
Ben and Steve World Famous in...
 
A 2013 Fred Dagg Comedy Award Nominee and 2 time Billy T Comedy
 
Award Nominee, Welsh / Samoan comedian, James Nokise, has carved out
 
a reputation in New Zealand going after everything from gangs, to
 
politicians, to stereotypes within Pacific Culture.  Note James is back in
 
September @ RWOH with Mel Parsons and Gerry Paul.

Rob Harris  -  from Ottawa, Canada.

Travelling past five years.  Has been a comic in NZ for the last 2 years

Very funny guy! 

Neil Thornton  - is a comedian and writer from New York City, currently
 
living and performing in Wellington.

In the United States, Neil performed in clubs and theatres in New York City,
 
WashingtonD.C., Provincetown, Fire Island, and the Poconos. He was the
 
producer of New York's first all-bear comedy revue, "Funny. Furry. Fierce."
 
which sold out three years in a row. He also hosted a popular weekly show

Cash Bar available

*Mature Audience Recommended

Finish approx 1am

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Saturday, July 19, 2014 8:00 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Sunday, July 20, 2014 2:00 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 7:30 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Thursday, July 24, 2014 7:30 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Friday, July 25, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Friday, July 25, 2014 7:30 pm
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Young Frankenstein

The New Mel Brooks Musical

Young Frankenstein

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 12 July 7.30pm

Fri 18 & Sat 19 July 7.30pm

Sunday 20 July 2pm

Wed 23, Thurs, 24, Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm

 

IT’S ALIVE!!!

 

From the creators of the record-breaking Broadway hit The Producers,
 
comes this MONSTER new musical comedy!!!


With such memorable tunes as ‘The Transylvania Mania’, ‘He Vas My
 
Boyfriend’ and ‘Puttin On The Ritz’ and based on the hugely successful film
 
with screenplay co written by Gene Wilder, Young Frankenstein  is
 
scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment and the only place you’ll
 
witness a singing and dancing laboratory experiment in the largest tuxedo
 
ever made!!!

 

Young Frankenstein  is a spectacularly large production that has a
 
fantastically talented local cast, orchestra, production team and a MONSTER
 
of a set.

 

Directed by Gretchen Nijsse

Musical Direction by Jonathon Greenwell

Choreography by Sarah Hylton

 

*Contains Adult Themes – Parental Guidance Recommended

Finish approx 10.15pm

Or matinee at approx 4.45pm

 

Adult $45, Child U16 $25  Senior / Amdram / Friends OH $35

Family 2A+2C $120 with extra child $20
 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Saturday, July 26, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Sunday, July 27, 2014 2:00 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 7:30 pm
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The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra

 

‘The Kings of Swing’

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

 

Thursday 31 July 7.30pm

 

The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra was one of the greatest of

the Big Bands from the 1940’s and we are privileged to be

presenting this all American Orchestra in a concert spectacular,

featuring special guests from the USA – The Swing Sisters

and Bryan Anthony, one of America’s finest singers of the

Frank Sinatra Songbook.

 

In this exclusive musical journey down memory lane, you will

hear the original arrangements of Tommy Dorsey Hits...I’m

Getting Sentimental Over You, Opus No.1, Bugle Call Rag,

Song of India and many of the vintage Sinatra classics – This

Love of Mine, I’ll Never Smile Again and Blue SkiesThe

Swing Sisters compliment the show performing the greatest

hits of The Andrews Sisters.


 

An added attraction will be the sensational swing dance group

The Hollywood Jive Dancers.

 

Tommy Dorsey, affectionately known as the Sentimental

Gentleman of Swing, won Grammy Awards for I’ll Never Smile

Again and his famous theme song I’m Getting Sentimental

Over You. The orchestra also pays tribute to the Kings of

Swing – Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Harry James and

Woody Herman featuring such classics as

Sing, Sing, Sing, Memories of You, Begin the Beguine,

Ciriciribin and Woodchopper’s Ball

 

Finish approx 9.50pm

A reserve $79.90 

B reserve $69.90 

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Friday, August 01, 2014 7:30 pm
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Crimes of the Heart

CANCELLED
Crimes of the Heart

 

Repertory Theatre

Fri 25 & Sat 26 July 7.30pm  Sunday 27 July 2pm

Tues 29, Wed 30, Thur 31 July 7.30pm

Fri 1 & Sat 2 Aug 7.30pm

 


 
Saturday, August 02, 2014 7:30 pm
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Wanganui Orchestra Winter Concert

Wanganui Orchestra Winter Concert

with Matthew Yu

Prince Edward Auditorium

Sunday 17 August 2pm

 
Presale tickets cannot be purchased after midday
 
on Saturday 16th August

Doorsales are all $10 each


Wanganui lovers of live orchestral music will once again be in for a treat when
 
they attend the Wanganui Orchestra’s second concert for the year, to be held
 
2.00 pm Sunday August 17 at the Prince Edward Auditorium, Wanganui
 
Collegiate.

 The concert features former Wanganui resident Matthew Yu now living in
 
Auckland and returns to add to his previous concert performances since
 
2011, to play Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.23’ as an invited feature soloist
 
with the orchestra.  This concerto is one of Mozart's most engaging works,
 
with a bubbly finale that always raises the listener's spirits.

 
His last performances have been outstanding successes and of the highest
 
calibre dubbed “World Class” in last year’s review of his presentation of
 
Beethoven’s PC #5. The local audiences have received him with thrilled
 
enthusiasm to much acclaim, which will no doubt be equalled this year.

 
Matthew and his family emigrated from Hong Kong to Auckland in 1996.  He
 
has learnt the piano and violin since he was 6, passing his piano LTCL
 
(Recital) with distinction at the age of 17 and violin Performer's Certificate in
 
at the age of 14.  Matthew loves both instruments, but he sees the piano as
 
the instrument that he can best express himself at.
 
 
He moved to Wanganui for his first job as a graduate engineer in March
 
2010.  For musical recreation, he played piano for the Wanganui Lyric
 
Singers, violin for the Wanganui Chamber Orchestra and also played organ
 
and piano at masses for the St Mary's Catholic Church before his first
 
performance with the then fledgling orchestra.

 
Featuring earlier in the same programme will be Fumiko Koshikawa,
 
presently attending Wanganui Collegiate School, away from her home in
 
Japan, now in her last year at the school.  She is working towards her ATCL
 
this year and the opportunity to solo with orchestra will round out a year of
 
superb achievements.

 
She is to play Ralph Vaughan Williams poem inspired 'The Lark Ascending'
 
which according to the FM Classics Hall of Fame comes out on top as
 
Britain's favourite piece of classical music, made even more popular when
 
Nigel Kennedy performed it with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at the 2013
 
Last night of the BBC Proms, broadcast live to air. It is a gently crafted a
 
beautifully delicate work with a nostalgic romance for violin and orchestra.


On the same programme the orchestra will play,  Alexander Borodin’s "In the
 
Steppes of Central Asia" and Amilcare Ponchielli’s "Dance of the Hours.

 
Door sales are available on the day for $10 admission, concessions are
 
available for all those attending with the purchase of a presale ticket at the
 
booking office of the Royal Wanganui Opera House, the cost of which
 
includes a programme at the concert venue.

 Finish approx 3.15pm


 Doorsales are all $10 each
Sunday, August 17, 2014 2:00 pm
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Schola Sacra Choir

Celebrating 40 years
 
Schola Sacra Choir celebrates 40 years

with Schola Sacra Youth Chorus and Past Conductors

Christ Church, Wicksteed St         Saturday 23 August 2pm

Schola Sacra are delighted to celebrate 40 years of singing.  The
 
programme will begin with works by Vittoria and Stanford which were sung at
 
the very first concert and which will be conducted on this occasion by the
 
founder Trevor Gibbs.  Vincent James, the longest serving conductor, will
 
lead two of his favourite items:  Stanford’s ‘The Bluebird’ and Balfour
 
Gardiner’s ‘Evening Hymn’.  Janet Gibbs will be the accompanist for the
 
musical journey.  The newly-formed Schola Sacra Youth Chorus will contribute
 
a lively bracket and past members will be able to join in a long time favourite;
 
Bruckner’s ‘Locus Iste’.

Finish approx. 3.30pm

Adult $25    Under 18’s free at the door
 
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Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:00 pm
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The Mikado

The Mikado

Saturday 23 August  7.30pm

Royal Wanganui Opera House


Presented by Wellington G & S Light Opera

The Mikado, the best loved comic opera of all time, relishes the many
 
hilarious situations that arise when he (the Emperor of Japan) comes to
 
inspect the workings of local officialdom in the town of Titipu, incidentally
 
searching for his son who has fled the attentions of an ageing lady of his
 
court.

 
The Mikado declares that he seeks “to make the punishment fit the crime” but
 
behind an urbane exterior is perceived a relish for retributions ranging from
 
social embarrassment to death by “boiling oil… or melted lead”. The officials
 
who have failed to comply with the Mikado’s edicts are faced with particularly
 
gruesome consequences, and their spin-doctoring antics are reminiscent of
 
Yes, Prime Minister, and many politicians. Gilbert’s Japanese setting
 
provides a delightful guise for revealing the familiar foibles of officialdom
 
everywhere. The show is touring fully staged with cast of 36 singers and 24
 
players to Sullivan’s original orchestration.

 

Finish approx 10.15pm


Premium:    Adult $63,  Senior $54,  Student $39,  Child U17 $29.50

A Reserve:  Adult $54,  Senior $47,  Student $29,  Child U17 $21

B Reserve:  Adult $45,  Senior $37,  Student $24,  Child U17 $16.50

C Reserve:  Adult $33,  Senior $28,  Student $17,  Child U17 $12.50

 
Group booking discounts for 5 or more available from the Box office

 

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Web:  www.gns.org.nz
Saturday, August 23, 2014 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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DanceNZmade Interschool Regional 5

DanceNZmade Interschool Regional 5

 
Royal Wanganui Opera House

Friday 29 August 6 pm


Our regions Primary, Intermediate and Secondary schools provide great
 
family entertainment through all genres of dance as they bring their best
 
dance to the big stage competing for Regional Titles and a place at the
 
Nationals.

Finish approx. 7.30pm

Tickets $12

 www.dancenzmade.co.nz
 
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Friday, August 29, 2014 6:00 pm
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Songs of a Wayfarer

Songs of a Wayfarer
 
Orchestra Wellington
 
Royal Wanganui Opera House

Saturday 6 September 6pm

Show cancelled refunds now available
Saturday, September 06, 2014 1:00 pm
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Beauty and the Bro’ in Cabaret

Beauty and the Bro’ in Cabaret

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Tuesday 16 September 7.30 pm

 

Due to lack of advance sales this show has been
 
cancelled. For those that booked your refunds are
 
available from the Box Office.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 1:00 pm
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Arts Festival

 

Wanganui
 
Intermediate School

Arts Festival

‘Let’s Go To
 
 
The Movies’

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Tuesday 23 September 7pm

Wednesday 24 September 7pm

 

Wanganui Intermediate School proudly presents 'Let's Go To The
 
Movies'. An evening of drama, singing, dance, musical
 
performances and comedy all based on a movie theme. From the
 
Blues Brothers to Boy, from The Lego Movie to The Lion King, this
 
will be a night of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Finish approx.

Adult $10  Child / Student $5 Family (2A+2C) $25
 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:00 pm
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Arts Festival

 

Wanganui
 
Intermediate School

Arts Festival

‘Let’s Go To
 
 
The Movies’

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Tuesday 23 September 7pm

Wednesday 24 September 7pm

 

Wanganui Intermediate School proudly presents 'Let's Go To The
 
Movies'. An evening of drama, singing, dance, musical
 
performances and comedy all based on a movie theme. From the
 
Blues Brothers to Boy, from The Lego Movie to The Lion King, this
 
will be a night of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Finish approx.

Adult $10  Child / Student $5 Family (2A+2C) $25
 
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00 pm
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HERBS UNPLUGGED

HERBS UNPLUGGED

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Thursday 25 September 8pm

 

A fantastic night of vintage NZ reggae from the statesmen of the genre "HERBS". You'll
 
hear all the great songs unplugged from Dilworth Karaka, Tama Lundon and Tama
 
Renata during their 90 minute show, with an additional half hour prior from locals "THE
 
BLACK TRIO" featuring their latest releases. This gig is being brought to you by the
 
Riverside Bar - your specialist pub music venue on Taupo Quay, Wanganui.

 
Pre sale Tickets $22
 
( Note presales end at 5.30pm on the 25th September)

Door sales $30
 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014 8:00 pm
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The Irish Rovers

The Irish Rovers

Farewell to Rovin’ Tour

 

Royal Wanganui Opera House

Friday 26 September 7.30pm
 
Finish approx 9.30pm

A reserve $75        B reserve $65
 
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These last few years, the Rovers have sold out concert tours, returned to the radio airwaves, garnered rave reviews for their recent Gracehill Fair, Home In Ireland and Drunken Sailor albums, attracted the attention of a new younger audience, and were touted in the press as ‘internet sensations!’ The excitement around the Rovers these days confirms that their music continues to hit a chord with fans of all ages.
 

After more than twenty-five years since their last television series, (they had three which spanned over 20 years) the band also returned to the small screen with two television specials in the last few years. One was filmed entirely in Ireland and the other in the mountains and pubs of Banff National Park, Canada: Home In Ireland and Irish Rovers Christmas.


It has been a long and magical journey for these Irish lads, and the magic continues. Due to YouTube, their Drunken Sailor song reached a new young audience, with over 10,000,000 hits. In 2012, Rovers songwriter/producer George Millar responded by heading back to the studio and recording a new CD full of songs of the sea, including a tribute to The Titanic for its 100th anniversary. The release made headlines in both America and Ireland, and was the soundtrack for a Canadian documentary about the Harland and Wolff shipyards of Belfast where the mighty ship was built.


Over these 50 years, The Irish Rovers have become cherished music icons, touched three generations of music lovers, and now receiving some of the best concert reviews of their career.


If you’ve been waiting to see this iconic band, wait no longer as this is the last tine The Irish Rovers will tour New Zealand. ‘This makes it fifty years of the long tours’, says Rovers founder George Millar, ‘after this we’ll still be recording, performing at special events and the tours will be short and sweet. I think it’s wiser to leave those big tours to the younger bands.’
 
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Friday, September 26, 2014 9:00 am
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Wind in the Willows

Amdram Theatre

Guyton Street

 

Saturday 27 Sept 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 28 Sept 2pm

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 Oct 7.30pm

Saturday 4 Oct 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 5 Oct 2pm

 

These school holidays Amdram Theatre will be presenting Kenneth

Grahame’s children’s classic "Wind in the Willows". 


Watch as Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning

and discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in

the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless

ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the

firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and

beat the wretched weasels once and for all?  


Adult $25  Child 3-15yrs $10

Family 2A+2C $65 available from the Box Office

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Web:  www.amdram.org.nz

Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:00 am
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Wind in the Willows

Amdram Theatre

Guyton Street

 

Saturday 27 Sept 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 28 Sept 2pm

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 Oct 7.30pm

Saturday 4 Oct 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 5 Oct 2pm

 

These school holidays Amdram Theatre will be presenting Kenneth

Grahame’s children’s classic "Wind in the Willows". 


Watch as Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning

and discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in

the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless

ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the

firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and

beat the wretched weasels once and for all?  


Adult $25  Child 3-15yrs $10

Family 2A+2C $65 available from the Box Office

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Web:  www.amdram.org.nz

Saturday, September 27, 2014 7:30 pm
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Wind in the Willows

Amdram Theatre

Guyton Street

 

Saturday 27 Sept 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 28 Sept 2pm

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 Oct 7.30pm

Saturday 4 Oct 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 5 Oct 2pm

 

These school holidays Amdram Theatre will be presenting Kenneth

Grahame’s children’s classic "Wind in the Willows". 


Watch as Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning

and discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in

the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless

ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the

firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and

beat the wretched weasels once and for all?  


Adult $25  Child 3-15yrs $10

Family 2A+2C $65 available from the Box Office

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Web:  www.amdram.org.nz

Sunday, September 28, 2014 2:00 pm
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Wind in the Willows

Amdram Theatre

Guyton Street

 

Saturday 27 Sept 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 28 Sept 2pm

Thursday 2 & Friday 3 Oct 7.30pm

Saturday 4 Oct 11am & 7.30pm

Sunday 5 Oct 2pm

 

These school holidays Amdram Theatre will be presenting Kenneth

Grahame’s children’s classic "Wind in the Willows". 


Watch as Mole goes boating with Ratty instead of doing his spring-cleaning

and discovers a whole new world. As well as adventures on the river and in

the Wild Wood, there are high jinks on the open road with that reckless

ruffian, Mr Toad of Toad Hall. Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad become the

firmest of friends, but after Toad's latest escapade, can they join together and

beat the wretched weasels once and for all?  


Adult $25  Child 3-15yrs $10

Family 2A+2C $65 available from the Box Office

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Web:  www.amdram.org.nz

Thursday, October 02, 2014 7:30 pm
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