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April 2019

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: SOLD OUT

Cats: SOLD OUT

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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My name is Moana

My name is Moana

My Name Is Moana with electro-wizard Paddy Free is an intimate 90-minute tribute to the Ocean led by singer and songwriter Moana Maniapoto. This music, which is so interwoven with New Zealand’s identify, has taken her from garage parties in South Auckland to exotic stages right around the...

Date: Tuesday 7 May
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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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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Salsa Bueno

Salsa Bueno

The Urban Winery is partnering with Latin Roots Hawkes Bay Salsa Academy to bring you a night of dancing, music, and Latin fun! Come in and learn beginner's Salsa with the best in Hawkes Bay or sit back and enjoy the dancing demonstrations and music breaks. Participation is at your discretion!

Date: Friday 17 May
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Black Grace presents 20for20

Black Grace presents 20for20

Back by popular demand, Black Grace presents 20for20, a 20-centre tour of NZ from Kaitaia to Christchurch for $20 a ticket. Led by Neil Ieremia, internationally renowned dance company, Black Grace, shares a mix of iconic favourites and brand new works presented in the relative comfort of your...

Date: Friday 17 May
Where:
Henry Hill School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Showquest - Napier

Showquest - Napier

Come and support an impressive line-up of schools from Napier! Showquest is a new performing arts competition for schools and students years 1–13. It’s a nationwide series of events produced by Rockquest Promotions, with the support of the Ministry of Education.

Date: Monday 27 May
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, 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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The Father

The Father

The most acclaimed new play of the decade, The Father is an honest, profoundly moving, darkly comic and quietly devastating masterpiece Doors open at 7pm (matinee: doors open at 4pm) Note: There is no interval. Bar operating (EFTPOS available). A community theatre production of The Father...

Date: Wednesday 5 June to Saturday 15 June
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball

White Winter Ball Sat 15th June. Theme: White Tickets $15pp Mixed dance styles: Ballroom, Latin, New Vogue, Swing, R'n'R, Salsa & more. Hosted by Evan & Sandy, Munro Dance Studio Salsa Hawkes Bay

Date: Saturday 15 June
Where:
Taradale Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Room On the Broom

Room On the Broom

CDP presents Tall Stories’ production of Room On the Broom adapted from the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler, published by Macmillan Children’s books. How the cat purred and how the witch grinned, As they sat on their broomstick and flew through the wind…...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

NZ String Quartet: National Tour 2019

Join the New Zealand String Quartet on their 2019 National Tour this June and July for a concert of ravishing works from the 18th to 20th centuries. Haydn’s elegant String Quartet in G Major, Op. 33, No. 5 opens a vivacious programme. This work inspired Mozart and impressed royalty, and Haydn’s...

Date: Sunday 30 June
Where:
Church Road Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2019

Free
Auditions: Avenue Q

Auditions: Avenue Q

Auditions for Napier Operatic Society's production of "Avenue Q" are coming soon! Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The laugh-out-loud, puppet-filled musical comedy tells the story of a...

Date: Sunday 7 July
Where:
Port Ahuriri School, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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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August 2019

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play in this exciting and existential...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Tickets on sale now. After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Magic of Pop Up Globe

The Magic of Pop Up Globe

After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet to theatres around the...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25 August
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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