Theatre

Musical stage now his forte

Musical stage now his forte

Oamaru actor David Blair is playing Uncle Fester in Musical Theatre Oamaru's upcoming production of The Addams Family musical. Rebecca Ryan catches up with the rugby player-turned musical theatre veteran.

OE stories entertaining, thought-provoking

Barbara Frame reviews Taking Off, Athenaeum Theatre, Thursday, May 14

Show earns standing ovation from full house

Elizabeth Bouman reviews The Sound of Music, Mosgiel Coronation Hall, Thursday, May 14

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.

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