Performing Arts

Find out what preforming arts events are coming to Napier, Hawke's Bay.

Susanne Reichl (Piano & Bernhard Weis (Violin)

Susanne Reichl (Piano & Bernhard Weis (Violin). Tuesday 21st February 2017
Duet Biosketch Bernhard Weis (Violin) & Susanne Reichl (Piano) Bernhard and Susanne formed their musical partnership approximately 3 years ago. Austrian composers contributing to the Classical era through to the early 20th century so far comprise the primary focus of the duet's musical...

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Napier Repertory Players - Verdict

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Napier Repertory Players’ 2017 Art Deco Production is Verdict, written by Agatha Christie and directed by Nanette Wright, QSM. Verdict is not written in the usual Christie "whodunnit" format and comments instead on the complexity and relationship between life, love and ideas. It is an...

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NZSO Presents: Summer Pops With the Modern Māori Quartet

NZSO Presents: Summer Pops With the Modern Māori Quartet. Thursday 23rd February 2017
Hamish McKeich Conductor The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra The Modern Māori Quartet Our Summer Pops tour starts the year with hearty entertainment, a cool beat and amazing harmonies, as we are joined by the Modern Māori Quartet - an award winning Māori foursome with a fresh take on classic...

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The Death Do Us Part Danger Show

The Death Do Us Part Danger Show. Wednesday 1st March 2017
Are you ready for the most exciting night out in NZ? The Death Do Us Part Danger Show is a thrilling, comedy cabaret circus like no other. Featuring knife-throwing, sword-swallowing and whip-cracking amongst other spectacular acts, along with a stunning international cast, Danger really never...

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Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show

Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show. Friday 3rd March 2017
Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town. Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his journey of curiosity and discovery from childhood to adulthood as atoms, cells,...

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Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show

Tour De Science - A Science Storytelling Show. Sunday 5th March 2017
Award-winning performer, David Klein is bringing his science storytelling show to town. Part theatre, part pop-learning, Tour de Science is an effervescent scientific and personal learning adventure. David shares his journey of curiosity and discovery from childhood to adulthood as atoms, cells,...

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An Evening of Prima Volta

An Evening of Prima Volta. Friday 10th March 2017
Join us in the Birdwoods garden for an evening of musical inspiration from the singers of Project Prima Volta - the life-changing Hawke's Bay program for young people. Enjoy the late summer sunshine and a tall glass of Pimms with a platter of the best of the Bay's produce from Birdwoods Kitchen...

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Napier Repertory Players Auditions - Whatever

Friday 10th March 2017
Napier Repertory Players' mid-year production is a family drama written by Terry Coyle and directed by Cefyn Gauden. Performance Season: 21st June to 1st July. Synopsis: "Whatever" is a comedy/drama about modern life. Set in a tasteful contemporary home in the city, it looks at the...

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Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins. Friday 10th March 2017
Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family who lives in a big house in London on Cherry Tree Lane. Things are not going well for the family, the children, Jane and Michael, are out of control and are in need of a new nanny. Jane and Michael have their own ideas about what sort of caretaker they...

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CMNZ: L'Arpeggiata - Music For A While

CMNZ: L'Arpeggiata - Music For A While. Friday 17th March 2017
Experience the ingenuity and genius of French baroque superstars L’Arpeggiata in a programme which fuses Henry Purcell’s seventeenth-century theatre and court music with jazz. L’Arpeggiata takes inspiration from the recurring bass patterns on which Purcell built songs, hymns and dances and...

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MADE (Music And Dance Event) For A Cause 2017

MADE (Music And Dance Event) For A Cause 2017. Saturday 18th March 2017
Are you interested in Indian Culture and Cuisine? The Hawkes Bay Indian Cultural Centre (HBICC), promoting Indian dance and music, are celebrating their 2nd Anniversary with a stage show "MADE (Music and Dance Event) For a Cause 2017". Tickets (free for children under 5 years) are available...

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Napier Prison Film Evening: Utu

Napier Prison Film Evening: Utu. Saturday 18th March 2017
New Zealand filmmaking at it's finest, screened in a unique venue. Inspired by events from the Land Wars of the 1870's, Utu tells a powerful tale of revenge. Former soldier Te Wheke sets out to get payback on those who were once his allies after the British army massacres his home...

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The Big Bike Film Night - Cycle Chic

The Big Bike Film Night  - Cycle Chic. Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Screening on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 - at Hawkes Bay's best theatre- Focal Point Cinema, in Hastings kicking off at 8pm. With a collection of short and expressive short bike films helping to inspire, encourage and celebrate women who love to bike. This project has been three years in the...

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The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night. Thursday 23rd March 2017
The 3rd annual Big Bike Film Night, sees us get bigger, better and riding back to the Bay to entertain bike lovers young and the not so young with a brand new collection of bike films. Yes! Screening on Thursday 23rd March 2017 at the super stylish Focal Point Cinema, kicking off at 8pm....

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Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones

Grumpy Old Women - Game of Crones. Sunday 26th March 2017
Yes, they're back! This time with magic! Grumpy Old Women bring their Game of Crones to answer the unanswerable. How to fix absolutely everything! They conquered NZ with Grumpy Old Women, took Australia and the Universe by storm with 50 Shades of Beige and now they're in another World....

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NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven

NZSO Presents: Mozart & Beethoven. Saturday 1st April 2017
Edo de Waart Conductor Martin Fröst Clarinet The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra John Adams Shaker Loops Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A Major Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastorale Composer John Adams and Maestro Edo de Waart enjoy both a strong friendship and an enduring musical...

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Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir

Rossini - Petite Messe Solennelle - Napier Civic Choir. Friday 7th April 2017
Rossini composed this Petite Messe Solennelle as lasting evidence of his talent for writing choral music. This final product is large in scale and every bit as dramatic as Rossini's 39 successful operas. The concert will be performed without orchestra - instead, as composed, a piano...

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Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert

Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky Orchestral Concert. Saturday 8th April 2017
This intimate concert offers three very different perspectives from Russian composers. The programme opens with Shostakovich's Chamber Symphony Op.110b, which gives a glimpse into the soul of a Soviet artist tormented by years of persecution by the communist party. His first piano concerto...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side. Thursday 27th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the Other Side. Friday 28th April 2017
The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who...

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Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Swan Lake - Moscow Ballet La Classique. Sunday 7th May 2017
“The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet.” The most splendid ballet of all time is brought to life by Petipa & Tchaikovsky’s spectacular score masterpiece. From the moonlit lake where elegant swans silently glide to the magnificent opulence of the palace...

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CMNZ: Kathryn Stott

CMNZ: Kathryn Stott. Thursday 18th May 2017
“She plays wonderfully, allowing her music fluidity and space; her virtuoso outpourings are formidable.” The Daily Telegraph Renowned for her interpretations of French piano repertoire - full of ‘evanescent colours and shimmering, elusive light’ – British pianist Kathryn Stott will...

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Four Flat Whites In Italy

Four Flat Whites In Italy. Thursday 18th May 2017
Roger Hall's hugely successful, sell-out hit comedy is hitting the road in 2017, promising big laughs and nights of fun in 28 venues around the country. Venice! Rome! Tuscany! It’s 2007 and guide book in hand, retired librarians Alison and Adrian, are excitedly embarking on their long-awaited...

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The 13-Storey Treehouse

The 13-Storey Treehouse. Friday 19th May 2017
Would you please welcome to the stage... Andy and Terry! Yes, that’s right. Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, the one and only, super-famous, ultra-brilliant The 13-Storey Treehouse has been turned into a show for the theatre. There’s just one problem - they forgot to...

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NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák

NZSO presents: Pathétique – Tchaikovsky & Dvořák. Thursday 25th May 2017
Darrell Ang – Conductor Narek Hakhnazaryan – Cello The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra David Grahame Taylor Embiosis Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique David Grahame Taylor’s Embiosis is a stunning exploration of string sonorities and...

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CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415

CMNZ Presents: Masaaki Suzuki & Juilliard415. Thursday 1st June 2017
"You could see the joy in the performers' faces and movements as much as you could hear it in the playing." - The New York Times Juilliard415 have established a reputation for combining youthful energy with poise, precision, and a luminous sound. Since The Juilliard School established its...

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CMNZ presents: Kuijken Quartet

CMNZ presents: Kuijken Quartet. Saturday 8th July 2017
"The name Kuijken represent quality. It has become a brand of excellence." Nicole Van Opstal, Radio Klara Sigiswald Kuijken, internationally recognised as a leader in historical performance practice, founded La Petite Bande in 1972 and the Kuijken String Quartet in 1986; his influence on...

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Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird

Rhys Darby Mystic Time Bird. Tuesday 15th August 2017
Darby’s shows are always a mix of astute observations and stand-up cocooned in a fantastical story that takes his audience on a journey through the ridiculous to the downright silly. This show promises to be no different. In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find...

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CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova

CMNZ Presents: Michael Houstoun & Bella Hristova. Thursday 24th August 2017
"Every sound she draws is superb." - The Strad Beethoven’s ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano from a transcendent, transformative monument of the duo sonata repertoire: they present a formidable, unique challenge to violinists and pianists. Bella Hristova, winner of the 2007 Michael Hill...

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A Festival of Russian Ballet

A Festival of Russian Ballet. Monday 11th September 2017
Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australasia. This diverse and stunning programme in three awe-inspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this...

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The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet

The Ryman Healthcare Season of Romeo and Juliet. Sunday 24th September 2017
A sunlit piazza, the candlelit corner of a noble ballroom, a moonlit balcony… when young lovers meet, the world is stilled… then changed forever. Artistic Director and choreographer Francesco Ventriglia creates a new version of the world’s greatest love story, especially for the Royal New...

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CMNZ presents: Imani Winds

CMNZ presents: Imani Winds. Thursday 28th September 2017
"There's a big, vivacious, steel-belt of a sound Imani gets when playing at the top of its lungs that is most appealing" - Peter Dobrin, The Philadelphia Inquirer The season concludes with fun, fire and flair. Imani Winds bring together European, American, African, and Latin American musical...

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