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Blenheim Musical Theatre: My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Performed by Blenheim Musical Theatre
Directed by Simon Coleman
Musical Director: Kevin Moseley
Season: 04 to 14 May 2011
Venue: Floorpride Marlborough Civic Theatre

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Adapted from Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture.

Hailed by the Daily Mail as "the revival against which all others will be measured" and the Daily Telegraph as "probably the greatest musical of all time" Blenheim Musical Theatre is very pleased to bring you this well known and well loved musical.

My Fair Lady is a musical based upon George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a cokney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so she can pass as a proper lady.

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Flights of Fancy. A concert tour of the lower North Island

Flights of Fancy
A concert tour of the Lower North Island
Performed by Ingrid Bauer (harpist)
Season: 16 January - 3 February 2011
Location: various (see below)
Ticket prices: Adults $20, Student/Pensioner $15, Child (under 16) $10.

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The programme will showcase some of the great fantasies and impromptus from the classical harp repertoire, along with Alfredo Casella's beautiful but rarely played harp sonata.

Tickets available online from 8 November, courtesy of Eventfinder:

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Kapiti Playhouse: Steaming

Written by Nell Dunn
Performed by Kapiti Playhouse
Directed by Kate Spencer.
Season: 23-26 March and 30 March - 2 April.

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Hilariously amusing, Steaming focuses on the intimate lives of Mrs Meadow and her dim-wit adult daughter Dawn, posh Nancy and her boho mature divorced student friend Jane, and the rough and ready topless dancer Josie.

They are all brought under the spotlight in The Turkish Room of the Womens' Baths. When disaster strikes and the womens' baths are under threat of closure, the mismatched band of women join forces and make a stand for their bastion of escapism.
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Auditions: Ice Glen, directed by Jan Saussey. Howick Little Theatre

Auditions: Ice Glen
Written by Joan Ackermann
Performed by Howick Little Theatre
Directed by Jan Saussey
Season: 07-28 May 2011 (16 performances)
First rehearsal: Sunday 20 March 2011
Auditions: Sunday, March 6, 2pm, at Howick Little Theatre

Set in the autumn of 1919 in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, close to the Ice Glen (an actual place), this play combines warm humour with the power of underlying emotions that invite us to ponder the nature of beauty, the purpose of art, the privacy of personal expression, the artist's responsibility to the world, and other mysteries of the human heart. The story that emerges is suspenseful, poignant, and ultimately highly satisfying.

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Howick Little Theatre: The Birthday Boy

The Birthday Boy
A NZ comedy by Carl Nixon, NZ, 2008
Performed by Howick Little Theatre
Directed by Julian Harrison
Season: March 5-26, 8pm
Matinees: March 6 & 13, 6pm

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What happens to friends when life takes them in different directions?
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Kapiti Playhouse: Youth Drama Revue Show

Youth Drama Revue Show
Performed by Kapiti Playhouse Youth Drama
Directed by Dominique Ware, David Butterfield, Hannah Gaskin and Heather McCaffrey,
Season: TWO NIGHTS ONLY 17 & 18 DECEMBER 2010

This Revue will be a great night out! The show is made up of monologues and skits performed by our very talented Youth Drama Group of 23 actors aged between 13 and 18 years old.
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New Plymouth Little Theatre: Shop Till You Drop

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Shop Till You Drop.
A NZ Play Written by Alison Quigan & Ross Gumbley.
Performed by New Plymouth Little Theatre
Directed by: Libby Paget
Season: 01-18 December 2010

Three blokes & three gals set off from Timaru to Sydney for the weekend to watch the Bledisloe Cup which ends up to be a wild weekend, not quite what they had in mind.

It is an adult comedy, so be warned, some language and content may offend.
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Auditions: That Face, directed by Iona Anderson, Stagecraft Wellington

That Face
Written by UK playwright Polly Stenham
Performed by Stagecraft Wellington
Directed by Iona Anderson
Season: 6-16 April 2011
Auditions: 22 and 23 January 2011
Rehearsals: starting at the beginning of February

Hugh was married to Martha. They had two children - Mia and Henry. Then Hugh left and it all began to turn to custard.


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Stagecraft: Silly Cow

Silly Cow
Written by Ben Elton
Performed by Stagecraft
Directed by Iona Anderson
Season: Wednesday 3 to Saturday 6 November 2010 at 8 pm, Sunday 7 November at 3 pm, Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 November at 6.30 pm, Thursday 11 November to Saturday 13 November at 8 pm

Summary: Ben Elton's characters 'spar with such eviscerating wit it's a wonder they don't cut themselves'.

Ben Elton's second play Silly Cow, described as a 'comic revenge tragedy', is a very, very funny piece of writing. His astute observational skills and desire to pull no punches have allowed his humour to take on a deliciously wicked quality as he focuses on actors, the price of ambition, critics and 'journalistic liberty'.
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Wellington Repertory: Trick of the Light

Trick of the Light
Written by Ken Duncum
Performed by: Wellington Repertory Theatre
Directed by Meg cooksley
Venue: Gryphon Theatre, 22 Ghuznee Street, Wellington, New Zealand
Season: 16 September at 20:00 - 25 September at 20:00

Trick of the Light is both a quirky and a haunting story which is loosely based around a detective sent to discretely investigate the first police investigation of the Crewe murders. It's a promotion for him. He takes his wife with him. She realises the significance of the area and whilst her husband is out on the job, forms her own opinion of what happened.