How do you pick six children from 200 auditioning for roles in The Sound of Music?
Delicate and tastefully staged production never quite musters the rawness and intimacy needed to truly move.
Sticking around Christchurch over Easter? Here's how to keep busy.
Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time is a cinematic, funny and moving play.
From play titles to artworks and events, birds dominate the week's activities around the city
REVIEW: It's easy to lose your head over a Mikado which looks this good, sounds so good and, by Titipu, does you good.
There's more to Byron Coll than those awkward Mastercard ads.
From celebrations of children and Japanese culture to a pair of big music festivals, there is plenty to see and do this weekend
Centrepoint Theatre has a fresh new face.
REVIEW: A triumphant vindication of RNZB artistic director Francesco Ventriglia's decision to stage Petit's Carmen.
We talk to the man who has done 300 performances wearing "the amazing technicolour dreamcoat".
The Royal New Zealand Ballet starts the year with two short ballets of passion and fire.
There's plenty to do this long weekend, including a Chinese New Year parade, a celebration of the city's wetlands and a performance by the Grammy-winning T-Pain.
Last-minute shopping, international cricket and and a New Year's Eve party among the city's holiday events.
Christmas concerts abound around the city over the next week
A new adaptation of Oliver Twist opening in Christchurch was created after a fight with a Hollywood movie star.
A retro exhibition of original classic New Zealand tourism posters has returned to Canterbury Museum for a limited time.
All the world's a stage and plenty are being filled with performers in Christchurch over the next week
REVIEW: The Events offers up a simple and pure idea that has many complex strands.
Review: Despite persistent interruptions, Bill Bailey showed why he is still a unique, funny, inventive and lovable stage presence.
REVIEW: Sound and set design add much to Ross McCormack's hypnotic work
REVIEW: Teddy Tahu Rhodes's imposing physicality and dark, dark voice made Johnny Depp's Sweeney Todd sound and look like a lightweight salon singer.
REVIEW: Everyone got what they came for and more with Beyond the Barricade
REVIEW: Not In Our Neighbourhood is a piece that transcends the realm of entertainment, presenting the important issue of domestic violence in a way that cannot fail to affect those in attendance.
REVIEW: Over-reliance on farce and over-commericalisation mar Court's latest production
REVIEW: Showbiz Canterbury's latest production is a revelation.
Christchurch playwright talks about coming home, mid-life changes and Puss in Boots.
REVIEW: Indian Ink's Guru is a bold, beautiful journey through love, laughter, longing and loss.
Indian Ink's Jacob Rajan talks Gurus, new venues and his company turning 20 next year
Review: Waiora is a tragedy that tells an urgent, universal and vibrant story about the importance of staying true to your heritage.