Shows & Events

WHITIREIA COMMERCIAL DANCE YEAR ONE SHOW

 

The Commercial Dance Year One Class are proud to present their showcase for 2017,

They have put together a fabulously entertaining showcase that you will not want to miss! Filled with Jazz, Hip Hop, Broadway, Ballet, Contemporary and Tap. This family friendly show is bursting with variety and talent.

Featuring works choreographed by Ange McKellar, Anne Anderson, Jo Mills, Leigh Evans, Emma Martin, Brianna Coughlin, Abbie Gale, Charis O’Connor, Sophia Ritossa and students own choreography.

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SAPAI AND THE YAM SNATCHERS

Whitireia Stage and Screen Arts have a special show for primary schools & pre-school aged children coming up in August.

Sapai and the Yam Snatchers is written by Michelanne Forster and Leilani Unasa.

In a peaceful Samoan Village Chief Tuisamata is ready to pass on his title. That is, until some sneaky winged thieves snatch the village Yams and take them back to their world!

Sapai, the chief's grandson, and his loyal friend Luga must brave the unknown and get back the yams before everyone in the village starves!

Will Sapai and Luga find the courage to face the thieves and save the Village!

Join us for a magical journey of music, bravery, loyalty and hip hop dance battles as we journey into the unknown.

Contact shaun.martin@whitireia.ac.nz to make school bookings or book online here:

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Little Shop Of Horrors

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Thursday 14, Friday 15, Saturday 16 @ 7.30pm,

Sunday 17 @4pm

Wednesday 20, Thursday 21, Friday 22nd @7.30pm

Adults $30 / Concession $15

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a horror comedy rock musical, about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. The musical is based on the low-budget 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, directed by Roger Corman and screenplay by Charles B. Griffith. The music, composed by Menken in the style of early 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and early Motown, includes several well-known tunes, including the title song, 'Skid Row (Downtown)', 'Somewhere That's Green', and 'Suddenly, Seymour'.

The musical premiered Off-Off-Broadway in 1982 before moving to the Orpheum Theatre Off-Broadway, where it had a five-year run. It later received numerous productions in the U.S. and abroad, and a subsequent Broadway production. Because of its small cast and relatively simple orchestrations, it has become popular with community theatre, school and other amateur groups – and the Whitireia Musical Theatre Class of 2017 is very proud to present this show to you!

The cast will be joined by a professional six-piece band, lead by Kate Marshall, who is Musical Director for this show. The show is being directed by Alan Palmer & choreographed by Leigh Evans. These 3 create beautiful work together, and the cast of 15 feel very privileged to be working with such a talented creative team.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is licenced exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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