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Performing Arts

Find out what Performing Arts events are on in Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke's Bay and Wairoa.

October 2018

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Tasty!

Tasty!

Bringing Wellington Drag to the Bay. Join us for a fun night of glitter, glamour, weirdness and an outright good time. Performances during the night that will make you scream “YASSSS” Stay up to date with a cast lineup being realised on our Facebook event...

Date: Saturday 20 October
Where:
The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

The Death of Me - by Christine Foster

The theatre is coming to Central Hawke’s Bay with a light-hearted comedic murder mystery: The Death of Me by Christine Foster. What happens when you find yourself suddenly dead with no idea how it happened? How can you move on? Shelley and Paul, a happily married couple, were both in perfect...

Date: Thursday 25 October
Where:
Waipukurau Little Theatre, Waipukurau, Central Hawke's Bay

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Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Napier Civic Choir Choral - Light Shines In the Darkness

Arvo Part's The Beatitudes | Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aterna - Joseph Haydn Mass in Time of War - Paukenmesse. This contemplative programme with choir, soloists and orchestra, explores the beauty and power that music can offer in the darkest of circumstances. Part’s setting of The Beatitudes is...

Date: Friday 26 October to Sunday 28 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bellissima

Bellissima

Come and share the Magic of Dance with “Bellissima” an enjoyable performance for all, showcasing the talents of the students from Prestige Dance Studio under the direction of Principal Belinda Harvey. Students will perform a variety of dances - Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop and Lyrical -...

Date: Saturday 27 October
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Beethoven Symphony No.2 - Wagner Siegfried Idyll - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. Don’t miss this special occasion, as we complete our long-running Beethoven symphony cycle with a performance of his delightful second symphony. We are thrilled to welcome back Helene Pohl, first...

Date: Saturday 27 October
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe

Songs & Dance Music From Renaissance Europe

Steve Pickett and Campbell Lovatt are specialist performers of plucked instruments from the Old World of 16th and 17th century Europe. Joined by singer and harpist Amy Dunn, they will take you on a musical journey through Renaissance Europe and beyond. Songs and dance music from England,...

Date: Sunday 28 October
Where:
St Matthew's Anglican Church, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2018

The Importance Of Being Earnest

The Importance Of Being Earnest

A timeless classic through fresh eyes. Will Couper directs this play of Victorian manners, misdirection, and mayhem. To avoid social obligations two gentlemen have created alternate identities to separate their city life from their country life. All is well, until the two worlds get mixed...

Date: Wednesday 7 November to Saturday 17 November
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Concord Strings With Pianist Colleen Rae-Gerrard

Concord Strings With Pianist Colleen Rae-Gerrard

Concord Strings with conductor Vincent James and pianist Colleen Rae-Gerrard will give a Sunday afternoon concert in the Magdalinos Room in the Havelock North Community Centre. Works will include Haydn piano concerto in D, Mozart piano sonata in A, Mozart Divertimenti, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik...

Date: Sunday 11 November
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Russian Triple Bill

A Russian Triple Bill

Following their sell-out performances, A Festival of Russian Ballet, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia with A Russian Triple Bill. This is the first time that the company have brought this stunning programme to Australia & New Zealand. Act 1 – Sleeping Beauty (Act III)...

Date: Sunday 11 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sophie Jean Dance Company Recital 2018

Sophie Jean Dance Company Recital 2018

Sophie Jean Dance Company is presenting a showcase of Contemporary and Jazz Dance choreography. This years recital is based on different books for each dance piece from Great Gatsby to Boy in the Stripped Pyjamas. If you would like to keep up to date with our journey for 2018 and all of our...

Date: Saturday 24 November
Where:
Blyth Performing Arts Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

Social Climbers - A Roger Hall Comedy

New Zealand’s most celebrated playwright Roger Hall pits a groups of female teachers together with a school counsellor and a reluctant daughter for a weekend of bush walking, sparkling wine and sparkling comedy! The perfect pre-Christmas party for your friends, social club and work...

Date: Sunday 25 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Messy Magic Adventures

The Messy Magic Adventures

There's magic on the loose. Spray & Wipe are two cleaners who have been hired for their most exciting job ever, cleaning a magicians house! but when they accidentally let the magic out of its box, everything is turned topsy-turvy. The audience must help Spray & Wipe think of a plan to get the...

Date: Monday 26 November
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Seven Deadly Stunts

Seven Deadly Stunts

Thrills! Chills! Delights! Step right up. Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history, in a nail-biting experience inspired by the life & times of legendary Harry Houdini & friends. See thrilling performances of escapology, chainsaw-juggling,...

Date: Monday 26 November
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Out of This World - Nanogirl Live on Stage

Out of This World - Nanogirl Live on Stage

Meridian Energy and Nanogirl Labs are proud to present Nanogirl Live! “Out of this World” – A Live Science Spectatular. Following our last two sell-out tours, join Nanogirl, Boris (her trusty lab assistant), and CLAIR (Constantly Learning Artificial Intelligence Repository) for science...

Date: Tuesday 27 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin, Brad & Greg From Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops the popular stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy for one show only at the Bruce Mason Centre in Auckland. “They are laugh-until-your-sides-hurt funny. Its...

Date: Wednesday 28 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2018

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Nutcracker

Christmas comes but once a year, and for the Royal New Zealand Ballet, Christmas 2018 will be extra special, as we stage a national tour of The Nutcracker for the first time since 2010. Offering festive enchantment for all ages, this is a Christmas gift for all the family. Our story begins on...

Date: Saturday 1 December to Sunday 2 December
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

Napier Civic Choir Choral Concert - Handel's Messiah

In what has become a Christmas tradition for all of us, we once again revel in Handel’s enduring masterwork, Messiah. What better way to mark the festive season than with this great oratorio? Probably the most well known work in the choral repertoire, its breadth includes both intimate arias...

Date: Friday 14 December to Sunday 16 December
Where:
St Paul's Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Christmas Show Special

Sue Nicholson - Christmas Show Special

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Christmas special show with lots of giveaways and spot prizes. A prize is given for the best Christmas hat. Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
Taradale RSA, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Napier Civic Choir Orchestral - Beethoven Beauties

Coriolan Overture, Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, Symphony No.3 in E flat major - Eroica We close the year with a feast of some of the most popular of Beethoven’s works for orchestra. The dramatic Coriolan overture sets the scene for us to welcome one of New Zealand’s most acclaimed...

Date: Saturday 15 December
Where:
St Pauls Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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January 2019

NZ Singing School Classics In the Village

NZ Singing School Classics In the Village

Door sales only. Come along and hear the Classical students of the 2019 NZ Singing School perform. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students aged 16 years and over to study intensively and perform publicly at a professional level. Students work with faculty of national and...

Date: Thursday 10 January
Where:
Havelock North Function Centre, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Singing School Classics

NZ Singing School Classics

"Classics at the MTG" is presented by the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the Advanced Classics students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. The NZ Singing School enables auditioned students...

Date: Friday 11 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2019 NZ Singing School Showcase

2019 NZ Singing School Showcase

Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and hear performances from the musical theatre students of the 2019 NZ Singing School. Performances include musical theatre solos and ensembles and will also feature our 2019 Artist in Residence, Geoff Sewell, founder of Amici...

Date: Saturday 12 January
Where:
Tabard Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving

NZ Singing School Gala Performance and Prize Giving

Tickets go on sale 1 October 2018. Service charges apply. Come along and see peformances by the students of the 2019 New Zealand Singing School. Performances include musical theatre and opera ensembles, solos and massed choruses and will also feature our 2019 Artist in Residence, Geoff Sewell,...

Date: Monday 14 January
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2019

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
Where:
Moana Park Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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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: Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, 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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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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