Date: January 29th, 2021 - January 29th, 2021
We are pleased to advise that the show by Cowboy Junkies at the Bruce Mason Centre on 1st May 2020 which has been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, has been rescheduled to Friday 29 January 2021.
All currently held tickets are valid for the new date.
Whilst, refunds are available for any ticket holders who are unable to attend the new date, we would recommend that if at all possible you show your support for Cowboy Junkies by attempting to reschedule rather than cancel your ticket.
To request a refund, please contact Ticketmaster by submitting your request HERE prior to Wednesday 6th May, 2020.
Thank you to all for your patience.
An Evening with Cowboy Junkies will feature the group’s career-spanning repertoire, from The Trinity Session to All That Reckoning.
Canadian alt-country pioneers Cowboy Junkies will return to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 20 years in May 2020.
Anyone who has followed Cowboy Junkies’ three decade-long journey knows the band has always remained true to its unique artistic vision. In 1988, it proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like a whisper that cut through the noise with its introspective, quiet intensity. The new album, All That Reckoning, once again gently shakes the listener to wake up. It may be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded.
Cowboy Junkies inadvertently started a revolution when the group appeared in the late eighties. The Trinity Session featured the band’s unforgettable cover of the Velvet Underground’s ‘Sweet Jane’, and combined folk, country, blues and rock in a way that had never been heard before. It went on to sell more than one million copies but its influence was broader and deeper. Indeed, the record presaged the subsequent alternative-country movement of the nineties and beyond, with its general mood: the album had been recorded in a church with the group performing around a single microphone.
Over subsequent albums the group helped introduce its audience to the work of seminal singer-writers including both Townes Van Zandt and John Prine, and their cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘State Trooper’ helped introduce The Boss to the alternative world. All the while it was building a canon of similarly pared-down original songs and a catalogue of acclaimed albums to rival those of their favorites.
Last year’s All That Reckoning confirmed the group’s status; in a five-star review, Mojo Magazine said the album was “equal parts tenderness and edge, sensual and beautifully disturbing", while The Associated Press said, “All That Reckoning shows Cowboy Junkies in peak form, adding another inspired, alluring album to their repertoire.” National Public Radio called it “as vital as anything they’ve done.” Innocent Words singled out singer Margo Timmins, calling her one of “just a handful of singers, alongside Nick Cave, PJ Harvey and the late Leonard Cohen, who consistently manage to take vulnerability, emotional rawness and translate it into powerfully moving records time and time again.”
Formed in Toronto in 1985 with siblings Michael Timmins on guitar, Margo Timmins on vocals, Peter Timmins on drums, and Michael’s lifelong friend Alan Anton on bass, Cowboy Junkies has never had a break-up or taken a hiatus. It’s never even endured a line-up change. The group has created a critically acclaimed body of work that has endeared it to an audience unwavering in its loyalty, and which is ripe for discovery by those who may have lost track along the way, or who are new to the group’s charms. The May 2020 tour of Australia and New Zealand will be one the undoubted highlights of the musical year.
Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.
With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!