Date: February 26th, 2021 - February 26th, 2021
A young girl Nixie has just moved into the neighbourhood and a retired magician NahNah is back from her world travels. Each alone in their homes, with a longing to write and connect with someone – their letters go on an adventurous journey, making their way to The Lost Letter Office. Can the Lost Letter bumbling sleuths help the letters on their way? Or will their letters be enveloped in their snail-mail chaos forever?
The Lost Letter Office is a love letter to handwritten letters. Using magic, movement, music and clown performance, it explores how these endangered paper creations can deliver powerful gifts of love. Made for 2-8 year-olds, and anyone with a young imagination.
For more information and to book, visit the Bruce Mason Centre website, here.
Writer: Renata Hopkins
Co-Directors: Jen McArthur and Nick Blake
Composer: Rosie Langabeer
Illustrations and Set Design: Nick Blake
Projection and Lighting Design: Jason Longstaff
Costume Design: Anne de Geus
Magic Consultant: Brendan Dooley
Performers: Jen McArthur, Johanna Cosgrove and Braedyn Togi
Creative Producer: Marianne Taylor
Production and Stage Manager: Ruth Love
Tour Manager: Kelly Kiwha
Production Technician: Joe Newman
Photo credit: Stephen A’Court
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!