Theatre

Actors' chemistry charms

Actors' chemistry charms

Bravo to veteran Queenstown actor Alex Derbie and guest star Rutene Spooner, who together provided the tent pole which supported the three-ring circus that was La Cage aux Folles.

Role quite a departure

Role quite a departure

Kathleen Brentwood has played her fair share of wholesome nuns and tarts with hearts in musicals, but the role of Annie in Calendar Girls is her toughest acting challenge yet.

Star's advice led to stage

Star's advice led to stage

An Arthurs Point mother was inspired to give acting a go by Sir Ian McKellen and is now starring as one of the Calendar Girls, the new comedy from Remarkable Theatre.

Contrasting roles for next musical's leads

Contrasting roles for next musical's leads

Two stars of Chicago say they love the challenge of playing completely opposite characters in the follow-up Showbiz Queenstown musical, La Cage Aux Folles, now being rehearsed.

Miss Havisham one of ours

Miss Havisham one of ours

Fact and fiction blur with comedic and dramatic results in the celebrated one-woman play Playing Miss Havisham in Arrowtown on Saturday.

So you wanna be a rock star?

So you wanna be a rock star?

Who would be a rock'n'roll star?

No8 wire comedy

From the writer of Middle Age Spread and Conjugal Rites comes a new comedy in which country comes to town.

Wealth of theatre talent in town

Wealth of theatre talent in town

In a community of about 30,000 permanent residents how and why does Queenstown support multiple theatre companies which can produce productions rivalling those in New Zealand's main centres?

Signs and meanings

Signs and meanings

Tribes, each with their own rituals and ways of doing things, can be found in families, communities and groups with particular interests, says Fortune Theatre artistic director Lara Macgregor. Charmian Smith talks to her about Tribes, the theatre's upcoming production.

Dancing on thin ice

Dancing on thin ice

What can happen to the talented child of a famous parent when they struggle for recognition is explored in a play to be staged in Arrowtown.

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