The PumpHouse: Aroha is a Māori

Date: March 4th, 2021 - March 6th, 2021

It’s okay to be you. Come have a laugh and remember; being kind is cool.

Some conversations are hard to have, but often it is these conversations that yield the most insight. Kahurangi (performer) and Amaria (Director) are sisters who grew up on the North Shore of Auckland, their solo show is loosely based on their teenage lives and highlights what you miss when you stereotype.

While initially you may be forgiven for seeing Aroha as a somewhat irritating and ‘out of touch’ character, her wonderfully witty monologue draws you in and the show takes you through emotions both high and low.

When we break down barriers and encourage each other to be kind, we show strength in unity… you can be strong and kind.

The message is powerful and important; it’s ok to love yourself, it’s ok to be you.’

‘A thought-provoking delight. Kahu was so charming as Aroha. I could watch that show again and again and again’ – Thomas Sainsbury


For more information and to book, please visit The PumpHouse website, here.

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!

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