The Court Theatre Presents THAT BLOODY WOMAN, May 26
(5/21/2013) - The Court Theatre's Mid-Winter Readings series kicks off with THAT BLOODY WOMAN written by Gregory Cooper and composed by Luke Di Somma. It is the first of three new New Zealand plays that will be presented as 'worksin-progress' over the next three weeks.
THAT BLOODY WOMAN is an irreverent and raucous revisionist ride filled with catchy songs, bearded women and dancing sheep. This exhilarating new rock-musical comedy about Kate Sheppard celebrates one woman's battle against incredible odds to secure women's right to vote.
MID-WINTER READINGS Showcase New Zealand Writers
(5/9/2013) - Come in from the cold, enjoy a mulled wine and take part in The Court Theatre's annual series of new theatrical works. Over three consecutive Sunday afternoons, plays will be presented as 'works-in-progress'. Following each performance, audiences will be invited to provide feedback and engage in discussion about the work.
The Court Theatre is Thrilled to Present AMADEUS, May 18-June 15
(5/8/2013) - Never underestimate the power of music - or jealousy. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the greatest musical genius the world has ever known - God's instrument on earth. To Antonio Salieri, he is also a vulgar buffoon, a rival and an enemy to be destroyed.
Antoinette Halloran Returns to New Zealand Opera in MADAME BUTTERFLY, Now thru May 14
(4/28/2013) - Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran won the praise of critics and audiences in 2008 when she performed the role of Mimi in New Zealand Opera's production of La boheme. Next month she's back on New Zealand stages to sing what she describes as 'the most demanding yet most beautiful soprano role ever created,' the role of Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) in NZ Opera's new production of Madame Butterfly.
KINGS OF THE GYM, SNAP!, END OF THE RAINBOW and More Set for Court Theatre's 2013-14 Season
(3/21/2013) - Chief Executive, Philip Aldridge, is singing the praises of The Court Theatre's upcoming season. 'It is an exciting mix of the new, the challenging, the classic and the outrageously funny and features a bright, wondrously witty interpretation of a much loved musical - The Mikado.' The 2013/2014 Vodafone Season, which includes new work from The Forge in addition to the full main-stage programme, is one of variety, dynamism and grandeur.
Antoinette Halloran to Return to New Zealand Opera in MADAME BUTTERFLY, April 28-May 14
(3/17/2013) - Australian soprano Antoinette Halloran won the praise of critics and audiences in 2008 when she performed the role of Mimi in New Zealand Opera's production of La boheme. Next month she's back on New Zealand stages to sing what she describes as 'the most demanding yet most beautiful soprano role ever created,' the role of Cio-Cio San (Butterfly) in NZ Opera's new production of Madame Butterfly.
New Zealand Opera Presents MADAME BUTTERFLY, Opening 18 April
(2/18/2013) - Aidan Lang, General Director of NZ Opera, has put the company's new production in the hands of award-winning Australians, director Kate Cherry and designer Christina Smith. "Kate's productions are always striking," Lang says, "and this one will be no exception. Kate hasn't been tempted to meddle with the essence of Madame Butterfly or stamp her mark on it by modernising it or changing the setting. So Puccini's classic will remain as the composer conceived it: a timeless tale of love and loss set in the Japanese city of Nagasaki around the turn of last century."
Circa Announces New Addition to 2013 Line-Up
(2/7/2013) - As explained on page 10 of the 2013 brochure, for the first time ever Circa Theatre kept one spot free in the performance calendar, in order to ensure that we continue to capture only the best of New Zealand and International work in our programme. They have announced the addition of Mike and Virginia, directed by Kerryn Palmer, to our 2013 line-up!