Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Gondoliers with The Southern Sinfonia


The Really Authentic Gilbert and Sullivan Performance Trust (RAGSPT) is presenting the entire G&S repertoire in chronological order over the 11-year period 2002-2012. In November, the eleventh opera, The Gondoliers, is scheduled for performance with an exciting cast, both in Dunedin and – exceptionally - in Oamaru as well.

This joyously sunny work, set in Venice, satirises republican egalitarianism and tells the strange and romantic story of two sturdy Republicans called upon jointly to assume the responsibilities of Monarchy. But which gondolier is really the king? And which boy is married to which girl? A comic Spanish Ducal family, the Plaza-Toros, and a mournful Grand Inquisitor do everything they can to complicate the plot.

In The Gondoliers there is a greater proportion of music to dialogue than in most of the other Savoy operas. Both author and composer spent more time working on this opera than they had on their earlier works and they paid rare tributes to one other's work after the premiere. A case of author and composer acting, for once, "in perfect unity".

A strong cast of some of Dunedin's finest performers together with a couple of guest principals from further afield will bring The Gondoliers to life under the direction of English professional stage director, Alan Spencer, back for his fourth production for the RAGSPT.

Trust website:


The Gondoliers will be staged at the Oamaru Opera House on 13 November at 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Bookings: Oamaru Opera House (03) 433 0770 or 0800 4 TICKET or 0800 224 224. Website bookings: Tickets: Adults $47.50, Seniors (65+) and groups of 10 or more $42.50, Students and children still at school $22.50. Booking fees apply.

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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Gerry and The Crocodettes coming to Oamaru Opera House

This cabaret show for children aged between 2-8 is packed with song and dance routines that will even have parents joining in the fun.

Come and meet Gerry the Crocodettes, Pat the 900-year-old Galactic Alligator, Frincess the Princess, and Herman the yeti. Joining the Crocodettes are the Star fairies Venus and Saturn who listen to all children's wishes.

You can check out Gerry and the Crocodettes on their website and follow them on facebook.

This fun filled high energy show is not to be missed!


Oamaru Opera House, Oamaru

More Information:

Prices: $12 per ticket

Package: buy four tickets for $35

Prices Excluding Services Fees.

General Admission seating event, downstairs only in the Whitestone Contracting Auditorium, Oamaru Opera House.

Eftpos available for Door Sales and venue Box Office.

Cash bar available pre show and interval

Please advise if you require wheelchair seating.

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Thursday, July 8, 2010

J Williams in Oamaru Sat 31st July

J Williams

Youthtown and Illegal Musik are proud to present the ILLEST show to hit the SOUTH ISLAND (J Williams –Illegal Musik Show Case. Actually, it’s only coming to Oamaru – so you don’t need to travel far to see some of the country’s best performers LIVE.

Headlining (J Williams –Illegal Musik Show Case) R&B sensation J.Williams who will be accompanied by his entourage of dancers (BS Dance Crew). In support, will be the amazing Erakah, NZ DMC Champion DJCXL, Patriarch and the latest signings to Illegal Musik K.ONE and Brooke Fowler.

The show is built to entertain, engage and give those in attendance a truly memorable experience.

Expect the unexpected.

When: 7:30 PM Saturday, 31 July 2010

Where: MK Dunning Hall, Waitaki Girls High School

Price: $25 plus service fees

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Central Coast Country Music Assn

The 2010 Country and Variety Awards were a huge event, according to organisers, the 2010 awards are one of their biggest to date. The Awards attracted over 32 Junior and 24 Intermediate competitors and a crowd of over 300 attended.

Compare Jan Latta with the Musicians

Convener Ray Wilson says The Assn has added six new trophies for presentation bringing the total number to 32.

Don't miss next year as The Central Coast Country Music Assn present their 25th anniversary awards. This will be a huge event, don't miss it in 2011 at The OoH.

2010 overall Intermediate winner Brooke Pennington.

Antiques Rogue Show

Arts on Tour presents Antiques Rogue Show

In the tradition of the venerable BBC Classic Antiques Road Show Patrick Duffy and his equally antiquated side kick once again showcase their artistic and sensitive sides.

Audience goers are invited into the genteel world of stately manors, country fetes, and local women's institutes as they bring along their valuable family antiques and treasured heirlooms or the awful Toby mug they got from cousin Raelene for their wedding and haven't the heart to throw out.

Under the guise of British antique experts and with the help of the antique's current owner, will unfold the mystery and intrigue of the selected piece in a way that has no particular relevance to real history, artistic appreciation or any worthwhile knowledge whatsoever.

The information gathered, mixed with the imagination of two of New Zealand's greatest improvisers is used to create a theatrical and comedic improvised world in which we see the antique's history brought to life.

They promise that though the history, knowledge and valuations would be completely bogus the comedy would be 100% genuine.

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