Nicola McGrouther, of Harington Point, holds 123 tickets
yesterday for the upcoming children's show Stars on Stage
at the Regent Theatre. Photo by Craig Baxter.
Proud parents queued in the cold yesterday for ''hot
commodity'' tickets to see their children perform in Dunedin.
Mother Nicola McGrouther, of Harington Point, said she was
one of the ''hearty souls'' who queued in the cold for more
than an hour for the tickets which went on sale at the Regent
Theatre from 9am yesterday.
She was second in a queue that stretched past the Ra Bar
Stars on Stage is billed as a celebration of the arts for
primary and intermediate-aged children, and involves 26 Otago
schools performing at the Regent Theatre on September 2-4.
Her son Cameron (13), a year 8 Portobello School pupil, would
be among those performing.
She bought 123 tickets for the night of the school's
performance - 20 children's tickets and 103 adult tickets,
for family and friends of Portobello pupils.
Cameron had performed at every show in his eight years at
Portobello School, which had made her an ''experienced
trouper'' at securing tickets.
Regent Theatre general manager Sarah Anderson said ticket
sales were ''steady'' yesterday and she encouraged parents to
secure tickets quickly to avoid disappointment.
''It will sell out fast.''