Date: June 9th, 2021 - June 9th, 2021
The country and the city come together in this programme paying homage to two very different landscapes.
Beethoven once said, “No-one can love the country as much as I do” and this was never more evident than in his Pastoral symphony, a sentimental depiction of the Viennese countryside. Malcolm Arnold’s English Dances, meanwhile, gathers the best of English country folk dances into a charming and colourful suite of toe-tapping tunes.
From the English countryside, we head to the Argentine capital with the vibrant energy of Piazzolla’s Tangazo: Variations On Buenos Aires, before we travel to Spain’s rural Andalusia region for Suite No. 1 from De Falla’s delightfully charming The Three-Cornered Hat.
Renowned film composer John Barry is best known for writing some of the most memorable music in film history and the Main Title of his Academy Award-winning soundtrack from Out of Africa is no exception, painting a vivid picture of the expansive African plains. Is there a place that evokes the bright lights and excitement of the city more than New York? Leonard Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes, from the musical On the Town, brings 1940’s New York to life before your eyes, with its slinky jazz melodies, hopping bebop rhythms and irresistible swing.
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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!