The PumpHouse Educating Rita

The PumpHouse: Educating Rita

November 6th, 2021 - November 14th, 2021

An ambitious small-town hairdresser is determined to better herself by gaining a higher education. An alcohol-dependent university lecturer has lost his passion for teaching and life in general. When the two meet, their worlds collide. Educating Rita is one of Willy Russell’s best-known plays, drawing on every emotion to produce a profoundly moving, yet also hilarious two-hander. “Warmly written…It is the interchange of feeling and realization of new approaches to life on both sides that make this play of particular interest.” – London Telegraph

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Bruce Mason Centre The Band of the Royal Regiment of NZ Artillery

Bruce Mason Centre: The Band of the Royal Regiment of NZ Artillery

November 8th, 2021

The Band of the Royal Regiment of New Zealand Artillery is proud of its 157-year history as the oldest military band in New Zealand. Each year these popular visitors to Morning Melodies perform an entertaining concert including marches, showbiz, nostalgia, humour, and occasional surprises!

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Bruce Mason Centre: Leaving Jackson

November 19th, 2021 - November 19th, 2021

Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of life, love and heartache. A love story played out through some of the greatest songs ever written. Now JEFF CARTER together with BROOKE McMULLEN bring to life a captivating and unforgettable musical concert. These two talented performers share a very special onstage rapport, perfectly recreating the dynamic Johnny and June shared. This 2 hour live concert event "LEAVING JACKSON" The Johnny Cash & June Carter show will have you singing, laughing and crying for more. Promoter statement:  We are pleased to advise that Leaving Jackson at the Bruce Mason Centre will now take place Saturday 27 March 2021. Please retain your ticket/s as they will remain valid for the rescheduled show. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date you can request a refund. Please submit refund requests to Ticketmaster by clicking here.   For more information and to book, visit the Bruce Mason Centre 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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Beethoven & Mozart – Orchestra Auckland

The PumpHouse: Beethoven & Mozart – Orchestra Auckland

November 28th, 2021

Hear leading NZ musicians in rarely performed ensemble versions of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 in G major and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No.31 (Paris). This concert features the dynamic playing of pianist Matteo Napoli and a 22 piece chamber orchestra, directed by Peter Thomas.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

December 2nd, 2021 - December 11th, 2021

Let the Royal New Zealand Ballet transport you to a fantastical world of dazzling dance, music and enchantment. Following its hugely successful world premiere in 2015, the RNZB is thrilled to be bringing A Midsummer Night’s Dream back for Christmas 2021. Lovers, fairies, mischief and moonlight conspire in Shakespeare’s classic tale, vividly retold with sparkling steps and Mendelssohn’s famous score. Choreographed by the late Liam Scarlett at the beginning of his short but blazingly bright international career, A Midsummer Night’s Dream was an overnight sensation at its premiere, with capacity audiences throughout its first New Zealand tour. Distinguished New Zealand designer Tracy Grant Lord created the glorious vision of Shakespeare’s iconic characters and enchanted wood, illuminated with lighting by Kendall Smith. Former RNZB Music Director Nigel Gaynor’s score adds to Mendelssohn’s wonderful overture, written when the composer was just 16, together with his incidental music to the play and arrangements of Mendelssohn’s chamber music, piano solos and other orchestral works, to create a two act ballet. Don’t miss your chance to see this spectacular ballet when it returns to Aotearoa – a wonderful treat for young and old, lovers of dance, music and sheer theatrical magic. Performances in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland will be accompanied by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Hamish McKeich, all other performances will feature the NZSO recording from 2015.

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APO 4 Kids Christmas Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: APO 4 Kids Christmas

December 4th, 2021 - December 18th, 2021

Get together with the APO for some sing-a-long, dance-a-long festive fun. APO 4 Kids Christmas is the best way to get into the holiday spirit at the most wonderful time of year!

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The Bee Gees Night Fever Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: The Bee Gees Night Fever

December 14th, 2021

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 1970’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever! Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over two hours of LIVE engaging entertainment showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and of course a handpicked international cast who will immerse audiences into the disco era with exquisite trio harmonies and the iconic high-pitched falsetto that we all know and love! With disco tracks like 'Night Fever', 'Stayin’ Alive', 'You Should Be Dancin’' and best-loved ballads like 'How Deep Is Your Love', 'I Started a Joke' and 'Tragedy', the magical event The Bee Gees Night Fever is not to be missed!

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A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland- Bruce Mason Centre

Bruce Mason Centre: A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland

December 15th, 2021

'Jingle Jigs, Reels a Treat' - The Newcastle Herald After breaking touring records in 2019 and following a further sell-out tour of Australia in 2021 with A Taste of Ireland, the all-singing, all-dancing, family-friendly treat, A Celtic Christmas by A Taste of Ireland is set to tour New Zealand this Christmas! Watch two star-crossed lovers twirl beneath the mistletoe as award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish dancers to deliver a heart-warming performance that will leave your feet tapping, eyes shining and your soul wanting more! Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the traditional Celtic landscape and let the magic of Christmas in Ireland transport you to a world full of excitement and wonder - a world where energetic music and dance embody the beating heart of the festive season. Featuring a powerful mix of traditional tunes, heartfelt ballads and all your favourite carols, A Celtic Christmas combines incredible red-hot rhythms with jaw-dropping talent in an unforgettable night of storytelling, Irish charm and spectacular entertainment. Choreographed and produced by multiple national champions and the star of Gaelforce Dance & Rhythms of Ireland, Brent Pace, and world champion and Lord of the Dance lead soloist, Ceili Moore, A Celtic Christmas is the star-studded spectacular you won’t want to miss this Christmas season.

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The PumpHouse Beethoven, Brahms & Bartok – Orchestra Auckland

The PumpHouse: Beethoven, Brahms & Bartok – Orchestra Auckland

December 19th, 2021

Hear leading NZ musicians in rarely performed ensemble versions of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 in Eb major “Emperor”, a selection of Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms, and Bela Bartok’s Romanian Folk Dances. This concert features the dynamic playing of pianist Tony Yan Tong Chen and a 22 piece chamber orchestra, directed by Peter Thomas.

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