We have some extremely talented drama and theatrical societies in North Canterbury who are constantly coming up with musicals, shows and comedies to keep us entertained all year round. Keep an eye on this page for the most up to date list of shows in the Waimakariri.
Dive into the colourful life and timeless songs of Cole Porter with Helpmann Award winner Michael Griffiths: hedonism, grave misfortune, enduring love and a legacy that sparkles with wit and wisdom …sometimes anything goes.
Written by best-selling author Anna Goldsworthy (Piano Lessons, Welcome To Your New Life), Cole has earned Michael five-star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Best Cabaret Award at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Featuring favourites including You’re The Top, It’s De-Lovely, Let’s Do It and Night and Day.
“Griffiths skill as an actor is undeniable...perhaps the closest thing one could get to experience an audience with Cole Porter.” - Broadway Baby (UK)
“…you will leave on a little cloud of cabaret heaven; it's simply De-Lovely.” – The Herald (Scotland)
Involving around 100 children aged 4-10yrs singing, dancing and acting in an hour-long adaption of the fairytale.
Well known songs, lovable characters, this is a bright and colourful children’s show.
Jealous of Snow White's beauty, the wicked queen orders the murder of her innocent stepdaughter, but later discovers that Snow White is still alive and hiding in a cottage with seven friendly little miners. Disguising herself as a hag, the queen brings a poisoned apple to Snow White, who falls into a death-like sleep that can be broken only by a kiss from the prince.
Company: Stephen Sondheim's revolutionary musical comedy takes a sophisticated, perceptive, and uproarious look at relationships, loneliness, and "Being Alive."
Attractive, 35 years old and single, Bobby is the central character in a series of vignettes with his married friends and girlfriends as he begins to understand the realities of marriage. Notable songs include: Another Hundred People, Barcelona, Marry Me a Little, You Could Drive a Person Crazy, Getting Married Today, and Side by Side by Side. This wildly funny musical is one you won't want to miss!
Saturday Night Fever is the iconic coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. This contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977.