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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.

January 2018

NZ Secondary Students' Choir In Concert

NZ Secondary Students' Choir In Concert

The NZSSC, the national choir for secondary aged students, returns to Napier for a one-off concert on Saturday January 20. Repertoire will include a wide range of styles presented with the youthful excellence for which this choir is known: "From the outset the presentation was immaculate and...

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Growing Opera Stars

Growing Opera Stars

‘Growing Opera Stars’ is a unique opportunity to experience the special relationship between PPV students and their heroes from Festival Opera’s Madame Butterfly cast. Audiences will enjoy performances of opera classics, duets and solos, sung by PPV students and the opera stars, including...

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr

Update: New late show has been added. 'The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits.' World Tour 2018. “A comedy hero for our times." - Guardian “Jimmy Carr is a world-class comedian... I envy his brilliance with words.” - The Independent One of the most prolific joke-tellers of...

Date: Saturday 20 January
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rumpelstiltskin

Rumpelstiltskin

Family friendly fun for the School Holidays! The Drama Workshop, in conjunction with Urchin - Theatre for young people, is proud to present this old favourite with a twist! Starring elite students from the Hawkes Bay Youth Theatre, this play is perfect for the school holidays. It's funny, it's...

Date: Wednesday 24 January to Sunday 28 January
Where:
The Napier Studio, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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DeadHill January - Monthly Scare

DeadHill January - Monthly Scare

Welcome 2018! DeadHill at Napier Prison has been waiting to celebrate the end of the holidays and return to boring normal life. Fight the fast approaching end of summer and take a walk on the wild side with the most unique weird ghoul family at DeadHill and put a fine end to an amazing...

Date: Friday 26 January
Where:
Napier Prison, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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February 2018

Cherry Boomb

Cherry Boomb

A night of burlesque, cabaret and tease. Cherry Boomb is back from seducing Europe! More kooky and fierce than ever. A night of burlesque, cabaret and tease Cherry Boomb and her new BoombFunk variety performers invite you to a night of rhinestones and glitter including alternative...

Date: Friday 2 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Comedy Gala Fundraiser With Cranford Hospice

Comedy Gala Fundraiser With Cranford Hospice

Comedians Urzila Carlson, Vaughan King and Jesse Griffin aka Wilson Dixon, will be performing a charity comedy show to deliver a night of comedy and raise money for Cranford Hospice. Proceeds of ticket sales will come to Cranford Hospice as a contribution to the $7,700.00 per day they are...

Date: Saturday 3 February
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts

Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts

Roll Up Roll Up... The Death Do Us Part Danger Show: Love Hurts is a new show put together by world touring circus superstars Charlie and Rachel Atlas. This married couple share a passion for a very unusual and exotic activity, knife throwing! In just a few years they have taken this old-time...

Date: Tuesday 13 February to Wednesday 14 February
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Napier Repertory Players - The Ghost Train

Napier Repertory Players - The Ghost Train

Written by: Arnold Ridley Directed by: Robert Hickey Despite the psychic stationmaster’s weird stories of a ghost train, six stranded passengers decide to stay the night in the waiting room of a small Cornish wayside railway station. They soon regret this decision as ghostly and not so...

Date: Thursday 15 February to Thursday 1 March
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kevin Bloody Wilson “Almost Awesome Tour”

Kevin Bloody Wilson “Almost Awesome Tour”

Tickets on sale to the general public from 5 October. The outrageously funny Kevin Bloody Wilson returns to New Zealand with his “Almost Awesome Tour” in February featuring special guest artist, Jenny Talia from Australia presented by Pacific Entertainment. Kevin Bloody Wilson’s show is...

Date: Wednesday 21 February
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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March 2018

Napier Repertory Players - The Ghost Train

Napier Repertory Players - The Ghost Train

Written by: Arnold Ridley Directed by: Robert Hickey Despite the psychic stationmaster’s weird stories of a ghost train, six stranded passengers decide to stay the night in the waiting room of a small Cornish wayside railway station. They soon regret this decision as ghostly and not so...

Date: Thursday 15 February to Thursday 1 March
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Piano: The Ballet

The Piano: The Ballet

Inspired by the film The Piano with permission kindly granted by Jane Campion, Jan Chapman and Saddleback Productions. 25 years ago, cinema goers around the world were captivated by an extraordinary tale of desire, violence and hope. The story of Ada McGrath and her daughter Flora, husband...

Date: Friday 2 March to Saturday 3 March
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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CMNZ Presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

CMNZ Presents: Anderson & Roe Piano Duo

Exploding genre boundaries, Anderson and Roe are as much at home with Mozart as they are with Daft Punk. Described as “Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers transposed from the dance floor to the keyboard” (Southampton Press), the duo will bring adrenalized performances, and palpable chemistry to...

Date: Thursday 15 March
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

Sue Nicholson - Earth, Life & Beyond

The Star of the new 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: Monday 19 March to Tuesday 20 March
Where:
Ellwood Function Centre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

One of the most beloved operas of all time, Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro is set over the course of one crazy day in the household of Count Almaviva. Barber-turned-valet Figaro and his sassy fiancee, Susanna, join forces with the long-suffering Countess to outsmart their devious employer. This...

Date: Thursday 29 March
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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April 2018

Free
Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

Ashton Family Circus & Dylan Daisy's Magic Show

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Friday 30 March to Monday 2 April
Where:
Anderson Park, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Oliver!

Oliver!

Bringing Charles Dickens’ beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart’s Oliver! takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young,orphaned Oliver Twist as he navigates the London’s underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and - most importantly -...

Date: Friday 6 April to Saturday 28 April
Where:
Tabard Theatre, 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

All the fun of the circus - free at The Extravaganza Fair. Performing throughout the day this family show will charm and delight the young and old. From acrobats, dancing, performing 'tigers' and magic!!!

Date: Saturday 7 April to Sunday 8 April
Where:
Havelock North Domain, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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May 2018

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus

Heath Franklin's Chopper - Bogan Jesus

Australia's most wanted comedian is back and he's bigger than Jesus! Star of 7 Days, and Chopper's Republic of Anzakistan, Heath Franklin's Chopper brings his new show Bogan Jesus to New Zealand in May 2018. The world has had religion ever since God was in nappies, and what have we got to show...

Date: Thursday 3 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet La Classique

The Nutcracker - Moscow Ballet La Classique

Following 2017 sell-out performances of Swan Lake, Moscow Ballet La Classique returns to New Zealand to present the jewel of classical ballet, Tchaikovsky’s spectacular masterpiece The Nutcracker. La Classique was founded in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov. La Classique with its...

Date: Wednesday 9 May
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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June 2018

Mozart & Beethoven

Mozart & Beethoven

Gareth Farr - He iwi tahi tātou Mozart - Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191 Jimmy Lopez - Fiesta! Beethoven - Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 Mozart’s captivating Bassoon Concerto is the most famous written for the instrument and one that requires dexterity and precision. NZSO...

Date: Wednesday 27 June
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Dancing With Mozart

Dancing With Mozart

Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey...

Date: Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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July 2018

Dancing With Mozart

Dancing With Mozart

Great music inspires great dance this winter, as the Royal New Zealand Ballet brings works by two of the greatest choreographers of the 20th and 21st centuries to New Zealand stages, together with an exciting new commission from Birmingham-based, Christchurch-born choreographer, Corey...

Date: Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg

Simon Trpčeski Plays Grieg

Shostakovich - Festive Overture, Op. 96 Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 Shostakovich - Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93 This concert sees the return of two great artists who individually had a big impact on audiences when they were last here in 2015 – Spanish conductor Jaime...

Date: Thursday 19 July
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2018

Beethoven & Brahms

Beethoven & Brahms

Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 Brahms - Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73 Maestro Edo de Waart joins forces with arguably one of the finest violinists of his generation, Grammy Award winner Augustin Hadelich, to present de Waart’s third Masterworks concert for...

Date: Wednesday 15 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2018

Classical Hits

Classical Hits

Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Gillian Whitehead - Turanga-nui (World Premiere) Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture NZSO Associate Conductor...

Date: Friday 14 September
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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