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February 2019

Acting Classes for Stage and Screen

Acting Classes for Stage and Screen

David Coddington, Creative Director of The Real Theatre Company, will be holding acting classes for Stage and Screen commencing Wednesday, 20th February 2019. The 10-week course is for adults aged 17 years and over. No experience is required. The cost of the course is $200.00 including...

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Where:
Asher Hall, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace. A zany murder comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Mikel O’Connell. Corpses in the cellar, clueless cops, sweet old ladies, crazy brothers, mercy killings, elderberry wine and thwarted romance provide us with just the right ingredients for our Art Deco...

Date: Wednesday 20 February to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood are two of New Zealand's premier stand-up comics. Well known on radio & for regular appearances on 7 Days & The Project, Michele & Jeremy are renowned for their intelligent, irreverent & insightful comedy. Michele's 2016 Arts On Tour NZ show "Stuff I Forgot To...

Date: Wednesday 20 February
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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The Bubble Show

The Bubble Show

Join Mr. Bubbles with his extraordinary soap bubbles in all shapes and sizes. Enjoy bouncy bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, smoke bubbles, square bubbles, giant bubbles and even fire bubbles. Interactive and suitable for all ages, The Bubble Show is a unique blend of magic, storytelling and...

Date: Thursday 21 February
Where:
Theatre Hawke's Bay, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

Michele A'Court & Jeremy Elwood - On the Road

On the road again – Michele and Jeremy’s AOTNZ tour – 1 Feb - 9 March 2019. Michele and Jeremy have been performing comedy around the country – and around the globe – for over 20 years. Regular guests on Radio New Zealand’s The Panel, they also feature on TV shows such as 7 Days...

Date: Thursday 21 February
Where:
The Gaiety Theatre, Wairoa, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Classical Journey

Classical Journey

Hamish McKeich Conductor Rossini Overture to L’Italiana in Algeri (The Italian in Algiers) Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, Hob. 1/104 London Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 Classical Symphony Brahms Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a Start your year off with a summer...

Date: Friday 22 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2019

Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic And Old Lace

Arsenic and Old Lace. A zany murder comedy by Joseph Kesselring. Directed by Mikel O’Connell. Corpses in the cellar, clueless cops, sweet old ladies, crazy brothers, mercy killings, elderberry wine and thwarted romance provide us with just the right ingredients for our Art Deco...

Date: Wednesday 20 February to Saturday 2 March
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Seaweek - Albatross Documentary Night

Seaweek - Albatross Documentary Night

A powerful documentary about albatrosses on Midway Island and their struggles against plastic pollution as they try to find a mate. ‘Albatross’ is 97 minutes long and suits those aged 12 and over due to emotional content. Seats are limited, so make sure you book in advance by e-mailing Jane...

Date: Thursday 7 March
Where:
Hawke's Bay Regional Council, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Made for A Cause 2019

Made for A Cause 2019

The popular annual event from the Hawke’s Bay Indian Cultural Centre “Made for A Cause 2019” is coming to the Napier Municipal Theatre on Saturday the 9th March. This time the event features debut show of the first of its kind Indo-Western dance drama “Shakuntala!” written by Pauline...

Date: Saturday 9 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sol3 Mio - Back to Basics

Sol3 Mio - Back to Basics

Sol3 Mio fans rejoice! New Zealand’s favourite musical trio are home for the holidays and are delighted to announce a very special concert tour across the North Island this March. This will be Sol3 Mio in their most intimate and purest form - three voices and a piano - with a brand new...

Date: Saturday 9 March
Where:
Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Mockingbird

Mockingbird

Based on the true stories of four generations of women and their devilish alter egos, Mockingbird is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of both postnatal psychosis and postnatal depression, which affects approximately 1 in 7 women every year. Written and performed by Lecoq trained actor Lisa Brickell...

Date: Wednesday 13 March
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Smokefree Community Hip Hop Workshops

Smokefree Community Hip Hop Workshops

Don’t miss the free Smokefree hip hop workshop in the Hawkes Bay with some of the best talent in NZ! Workshops are happening at Rezpect Dance Academy in Hastings! Schedule: 3:30 - 4:30 - Jay Adrex Pelman (Beg / Int) 4:45 - 5:45 - Sydney Pelman (Int / Adv) 6:00 - 7:00 - Christopher Teava...

Date: Friday 15 March
Where:
Rezpect Dance Academy, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIHH Regional Qualifier

NZIHH Regional Qualifier

Come see H.B's best Hip Hop dancers at HHI NZ Regional Qualifiers. Finals: 6.00pm - 9.00pm Peak Vision Church: 393 Te Mata Mangateretere Rd, Havelock North 4294 Note: This event is drug, alcohol + smoke free. Full terms and conditions of entry on tickets.

Date: Saturday 16 March
Where:
Peak Vision Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2019

SGCNZ Hawke's Bay Regional UOSWSF 2019

So much of what is happening in politics and society right now parallels what happens within Shakespeare’s plays – and we’re not just talking Trump. With this in mind, the ‘new takes’ on the works of the Bard will be performed by Hawke’s Bay students in Shakespeare Globe Centre New...

Date: Wednesday 20 March
Where:
Iona College, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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DeadHill - March Scare Tour

DeadHill - March Scare Tour

Napier Prison presents DeadHill 2019's Scare Tours!!! Matron has chosen March to let the ghouls out to play! March is the month of embracing courage, activity, adventure.....so book your friends in for a very strange and tour inside the oldest and haunted Prison in New Zealand.

Date: Friday 29 March
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bard @ the Park

Bard @ the Park

We are super proud to bring you Bard at the Park, the complete works of Shakespeare in under a couple hours, that is the cliff note version of all his plays. Multiple stages are set around the grounds for pop up performances, this is going to be the funniest, thought-provoking show you have seen...

Date: Saturday 30 March to Sunday 31 March
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2019

Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Melbourne City Ballet’s, Michael Pappalardo (Artistic Director) and Brendan Bradshaw (Artistic Associate) pay homage to the well known novel by Lewis Carroll, “Alice In Wonderland”, with this enchanting ballet complimented by one of Tchaikovsky’s most famous scores. ”Alice In...

Date: Monday 1 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Once On This Island

Once On This Island

Lindisfarne College and Iona College have teamed up once again to perform the Olivier Award-winning Once on This Island, written by the Tony Award-winning songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Seussical, Ragtime). This highly original and theatrical Caribbean adaptation of the...

Date: Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Once On This Island presented by Lindisfarne & Iona College

Once On This Island presented by Lindisfarne & Iona College

Lindisfarne College and Iona College present the Broadway version of the world-famous stage musical "Once On This Island".

Date: Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 7 April
Where:
Lindisfarne College Performing arts Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

Date: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

The Star of Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond. 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 have...

Date: Saturday 20 April
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

The Ashton Family Circus bring grassroots entertainment for everyone to enjoy, free, at The Extravaganza Fair. Comprised of a wannabe strong man, a pole-dancer extraordinaire, a princess aerialists and 5 year old twin tigers. This show is something you can't miss!!! The family travel with The...

Date: Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night

Prepare to be inspired! The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you. Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is...

Date: Saturday 27 April
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Rhythms of Ireland – 10 Year Anniversary Tour

Ireland's most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019, for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010. Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland's most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this...

Date: Tuesday 30 April
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2019

Cats

Cats

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, Cats, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. As of 2018, Cats is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway...

Date: Thursday 2 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Road That Wasn't There

The Road That Wasn't There

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world… In New Zealand, there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It...

Date: Friday 10 May to Saturday 11 May
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2019

Les Miserables

Les Miserables

Based on the epic French novel of revolution and turmoil published in 1862 by Victor Hugo, it was first staged as a musical with French lyrics in 1980. The English language adaption opened in London on 8th October 1985 was an immediate public success. This massive musical, or pop opera, is sung...

Date: Thursday 16 May to Saturday 1 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Matariki Glow Show

Matariki Glow Show

“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review 15,000+ children saw this extraordinary show in 2017/18. 700 schools will hear about it in 2019. 20,000+ children will see it in 2019. What Is the Matariki Glow Show? It’s...

Date: Wednesday 5 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Mātauranga

Mātauranga

Carlos Kalmar - Conductor Steven Osborne - Piano Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Michael Norris - Mātauranga Mozart - Symphony No. 38 in D major Mātauranga, by Wellington-based Michael Norris, was commissioned as part of the NZSO Cook’s...

Date: Wednesday 17 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Urzila Carlson - Token African

Urzila Carlson - Token African

Multi award-winning South African-Kiwi Urzila Carlson is set to wreak havoc on New Zealand with her brand-new show, Token African, as part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Featuring all new material and poking fun at her birth country, Urzila laughs that Africans have become the...

Date: Thursday 18 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2019

Bold Moves

Bold Moves

The stage will be flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. 28...

Date: Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2019

Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems… For Christmas 2019,...

Date: Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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