The PumpHouse: Thanks for the Dance

Date: October 30th, 2020 - October 31st, 2020

Thanks for the Dance is a homage to Leonard Cohen with performances of songs from his final album released posthumously in 2019 by his son. In this programme of live music, acclaimed band Imperfect Offering will perform songs from Cohen’s last two albums including “You Want it Darker”, “Travelling Light”, “Thanks for the Dance”, “Listen to the Hummingbird” and “What Happens to the Heart” as well as a selection of favourite songs like “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne”.

Imperfect Offering has toured the North Island to critical acclaim and standing ovations from 2016 to 2019 with a full band of nine musicians including five vocalists and the beautiful violin of Nick Jones.

They return to the beautiful intimate spaces of The PumpHouse with two programmes of music over two nights with a selection of different songs in each night. Book for two nights for a discount and be immersed in the beauty and poetry of Leonard Cohen.

“Cohen’s music captured perfectly with the incredible talent of the whole band” – Radio 13, 2019

“Wow, just wow” “Sometimes better than the original” – Audience comments


For more information and to book, 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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