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Auditions: AMI Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2011

AMI Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2011

Invitation to Directors

  • Have you ever thought about directing a play but never had the chance?
  • Are you an experienced director who would like the challenge of a one act play?
  • Are you a drama student looking for an opportunity to practice what you've learnt?
  • Are you an actor who wants to give directing a go?
  • Have you written a One Act Play that you would like someone to direct?

ETS is now inviting applications from experienced and new directors for the AMI Ellerslie One Act Play Festival 2011. Application forms and criteria can be downloaded from our website on the contact us page.

Entries must be received by 28 February 2011.

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Top Dog Theatre: The Taming of the Shrew

By William Shakespeare
Performed by Top Dog Theatre
Directed by: unknown (possibly Derek Doddington)
Venue: The Mound Lawn, Mona Vale Gardens, Christchurch
Season: 12 - 20 Feb 2011 (Mon-Sat 6pm, Sun 2pm Matinee only)
Ticket Price: $12
Book at: Court Theatre Box Office: 03 963 0870
Gate Sales available - Come early.
Security patrolled Parking

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Continuing the tradition of bringing Shakespeare alive and accessible in the open air, Top Dog Theatre returns with a fine evening of Shakespearean entertainment and comedy.

Set within a dream, several stories are told simultaneously with interconnected, layered plots and sub-plots.

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AUDITIONS: By Jeeves, directed by Matt Bentley, Upper Hutt Musical Theatre

By Geeves
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn, Book by Alan Ayckbourn
Performed by Upper Hutt Musical Theatre
Directed by Matt Bentley
Audition Dates: Sunday 30 January 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Rehearsals: Starting 6th February, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm - 10:00pm, and Sundays at 1:00 - 4:00pm
Season: 5 May - 14 May 2011.


"By Jeeves", directed by Matt Bentley, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with book and music by Alan Ayckbourn

From the classic P.G. Wodehouse stories of the amiably dense Bertie Wooster and his estimable manservant Jeeves, two of the theatre's most celebrated talents have fashioned a jolly chamber musical chock full of hilarity and invention.

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Rotorua Musical Theatre: Cats

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", by T.S. Elliot
Performed by Rotorua Musical Theatre
Orchestral Director: Jim McGregor
Vocal Director: Sherlie Dingwall
Directed and Choriographed by Dean McKerras
Venue: Rotorua Civic Theatre 1170 Fenton Street, Rotorua.
Season: 18 March - 2 April 2011 (8pm shows daily from 18th March 2011 - 2nd April 2011, 4pm Shows 20th March & 27th March. No shows on the 21st March and 28th March
Early Bird Tickets:
            Evening shows: Adults $40, Seniors/Students $30
            Matinee shows: Adults $30, Seniors/Students $20
            On sale at
            (Ticket prices will go up on 31st December!)

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CATS Now and Forever, the best-known and best-loved musical the world has ever known comes to Rotorua from 18 March 2011


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Elmwood Players: Sylvia's Wedding

Sylvia's Wedding
Written by Jimmie Chinn
Performed by the Elmwood Players
Directed by Klaus Hermanspahn and Marilyn Ollett
Season: 20 - 23 April, and 27 - 30 April (Wed - Sat, two weeks)

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English slice-of-life comedy... After ten years of courting, Gordon proposes to Sylvia and throws both families into turmoil. Sylvia's parents are hardly the sort of people Gordon's pompous father wants his family connected with and the feeling is mutual.
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Shoreside Theatre's Shakespeare Summer Season 2011: As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew

Shoreside Theatre's Shakespeare Summer Season 2011

Season for both plays combined: 14 Jan - 12 Feb 2011
Book now at

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Shakespeare had a phenomenal talent for giving the public what it wanted: blood and guts, sex, lust and love, tragedy and triumph.

In 2011, Shakespeare in the Park looks at the lighter side of life with both comedy and farce. Performed under the stars in the PumpHouse Amphitheatre, the romantic  “As You Like It” is a dramatic contrast with the always-contentious “The Taming of the Shrew”.

Shoreside Theatre’s ever-popular Shakespeare summer season staged true to text and period starts January 14.  Book for both shows to enjoy the best of real Shakespeare – a special discount applies.

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Canterbury Repertory Theatre: Hamlet

By William Shakespeare
Designed by Julian Southgate
Performed by Canterbury Repertory Theatre
Directed by Robert Gilbert
Venue: The Aurora Centre
Season: 05 May 2011 at 6:30 pm, 06 May at 7:30 pm, Sat 07 May, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm (4 performances only!)
Tickets: $26 (adults)

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A Hamlet of our time

In this compelling, fresh-minted production of Shakespeare's great play we meet a Hamlet of our time, played in contemporary dress on a towering fortress set, monitored by security guards and other trappings of modern surveillance.
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Elmwood Players: The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots

The Truly Remarkable Puss-in-Boots
Written by Patricia Clapp
Performed by The Elmwood Players
Directed by Rebecca Taylor and Garry Thomas
Ticket Price: All seats $7.00 (Member's concessions apply)
Season: 21 Jan at 6:30pm, 22- 23 Jan at 11:00am and 2:00pm, 27 - 28 Jan at 6:30pm, 29- 30 Jan at 11am  and 2:00pm.

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This production is now in rehearsal with the following cast :

Puss-in-Boots: Jayde Braxton
The Queen: Danny Broom
The Princess: Alex Ferguson
Carl: Katie Brown
Jane & Narrator: Sarah Coursey
Betty & Narrator: Rachael Chamberlain
Ella: Genna Kate Ryan
The Ogre: Colin McKinney
Old Woman & Farmer's Wife: Ruth Savage

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Ellerslie Theatrical Society: Extremities

written by William Mastrosimone
Performed by Ellerslie Theatrical Society
Directed by Janet Booth
Season: 17 to 26 March 2011 at 8pm, Matinees also on Sunday 20 and Saturday 26 March at 2pm, No show Monday 21 March

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An explosive melodrama about an attempted rape and a woman’s stark revenge.

Alone in a rural New Jersey farmhouse, Marjorie is accosted by an intruder but manages to narrowly escape and trap him. But what is she to do with him next? Does she release him and risk another attack? By the time her roommates Terry and Patricia come home, she has taken the law into her own hands. Extremities is a story of victim and perpetrator, vengeance and power, and an exploration into self-preservation.

"A white knuckle psychological thriller." -- USA Today

Contains language and themes that may offend.

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Stagecraft: A Dollís House

A Dollís House
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by William Archer
Performed by Stagecraft Theatre, Wellington,
Directed by Kerina Deas
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, Ghuznee St, Wellington,
Season: 16 Ė 19 Feb at 8 pm, 20 Feb at 3 pm, 22 Ė 23 Feb at 6.30 pm, and 24 Ė 26 Feb at 8 pm.

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Ibsenís classic masterpiece

What would you do if you found out all you believed to be true was a lie?
Would you have the courage to change your life?
Or would you close your eyes and pretend it was never so?

The Dollís House traces the awakening of Nora Helmer from her previously unexamined life of domestic, wifely comfort.