Stage and Theatre

The Questionnaire: Teddy Tahu Rhodes

Teddy Tahu-Rhodes in Don Giovanni.

Kiwi opera hunk Teddy Tahu-Rhodes takes our tough Q and A.

Steve Jobs: The opera

Fittingly, the music for the Steve Jobs opera was written on Apple computers (file photo).

The man who revolutionised the mobile phone has been the subject of a book and film. Now there's an opera.

Review: Caress/Ache

Megan Goldsman and Calum Hughes play torn lovers Saskia and Cameron in Caress/Ache.

Tactile production impresses with evocative delivery and powerful performances.

One month to prep for production

Claire Chitham and Andrew Grainger, play Nell Gwynn and Charles Hart in Auckland Theatre Company's latest production of ...

Auckland Theatre Company actors have begun preparation for the company's latest production

Mrs Brown coming back to NZ

Mrs Brown is looking for love in the new stage show by Brendan O'Carroll, set to tour New Zealand in 2018.

Mrs Brown is looking for love in the latest stage show to visit New Zealand.

Musical gains more supporters

Secondary school students learn the Mary Poppins 'Supercalifragilistic' dance routine at TSB Showplace

Producing a stage musical involved hundreds of volunteers and community support

Growing up feral

Jeremy Hunt plays Bill in Centrpoint Theatre's production of Lord of the Flies.

The Lord of the Flies is a tale of children gone wild and it's on stage in Palmerston North.

Young imagination fires up Wellington

'Fallen Angels' by Emily Duncan. Directed By Rose Kirkup.

Not sure what to do this weekend? Try a pop-tacular descent to hell, real reality TV, and an epic comedy about a Mongolian warlord flipping burgers.

A Doll's House comes to life at Circa Theatre

Lower Hutt actress Kali Kopae will take to the stage at Circa Theatre for the upcoming production of A Doll's House.

Seasoned actress Kali Kopae has been in the industry for over a decade but even she gets a case of the nerves

Review: Cosi at Riverlea Theatre

Freya Gardener as Lucy , Conor Maxwell as Lewis , and Pauline Gardener Ward as Cherry, in a scene from Cosi, which is ...

Faux accents aside, Sam Edwards is entertained by Riverlea Theatre's latest production.

Films make a come back at The Hollywood

The Hollywood Cinema will be screening 47 films from across the world starting this month.

The New Zealand International Film Festival is coming to Avondale.

Teen writers tackle school play

Original play Missing Time will be running at Sacred Heart College, Lower Hutt,  from July 27 to 29.

Two Sacred Heart College students are keeping their fingers crossed they can pull off their new play

Exploring the corporate jungle

The cast of George's Corporate Jungle are, from left,  Andrew Tait, Dave Spence, Charles Wells, Ian Gladding, Heather ...

"Absurd" methods to improve office efficiency are parodied in the Heretaunga Player's latest show

Pirate tale 'a holiday must'

The Great Piratical Rumbustification by Tim Bray Productions can be seen these school holidays at Takapuna's PumpHouse ...

Oh, for a pirate party! Here's one to entertain the family.

One chance to see Joel McHale

Actor Joel McHale will play one Auckland show later this year.

The former E! host and Community star will perform a one-off show in Auckland.

From screen to the stage video

Anthony Mitchell, left, George Everts and Bradley Pope are loving being part of the fast-paced show.

It's a popular Leonardo DiCaprio movie about a real-life con artist, and now the stage show of Catch Me If You Can is coming to Auckland.

The journey of a music director

Musical director Clinton Zerf  with Destination Beehive:2017 stars Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry

South African Clinton Zerf came to New Zealand with his family a year ago and is 'loving every minute of it'

Carmen brings Christchurch-raised singer home

James Harrison says he's delighted to be performing in his former hometown of Christchurch for the first time in many years.

A 90-second transformation is all in a day's work for Kiwi baritone.

Slick and hilarious Circa comedy

Pinky Agnew and Lorae Parry are back with more political satire, in Destination Beehive 2017.

REVIEW: Politicial parody's tried and true formula now honed to perfection.

Us Two: Rhys Darby and Jamie Bowen

Jamie Bowen, left, and Rhys Darby at The Classic Comedy club in Auckland, where they met at the turn of the millennium.

'I don't actually know if I've ever had a proper, serious conversation with Rhys.'

A day in the life of Rhys Darby

Comedian Rhys Darby today.

Comedian Rhys Darby grew up in Auckland as the youngest of five children. 

The zeitgeister

Wellington author Emily Perkins has had national and international success with her novels.

A play, a novel and a non-fiction book - not the start of a bad literary joke but the reality of author Emily Perkins' to-do list.

Blue Man bought by Cirque du Soleil

The Blue Man Group formed in 1991.

The performance group has been acquired by performance juggernaut, Cirque du Soleil.

Such stuff as dreams are made on gallery

Connor Charlesworth of Westlake Boys High School has been selected for the company.

Two students from Auckland's North Shore have a chance of treading the boards of London's Globe Theatre.

Sweeney Todd cutting edge

Connor Charlesworth and Zoe Noble who play Sweeney Todd and a beggar woman.

Schools say Sweeney Todd will be challenging, but there won't be another throat-slashing incident.

Creamery a full-bodied delight

Java Dance's The Creamery is an immersive theatrical experience.

REVIEW: Their latest work shows why Java Dance Company are experts at non-threatening, humorous audience interaction.

Finding future opera audiences

New Zealand Opera creatives and performers visited Manurewa High School's music class.

"People traditionally think about opera being for older people but it's important to develop that love in people when they're in the teens or early 20s."

History with nasty bits

Horrible Histories, directed by Neal Foster, left, will bring their gruesome history of Britain to our shores.

It's the gruesome bits that make history so interesting, Horrible Histories director Neal Foster says.

Double dose of laughs

Nick Rado and Raybon Kan bring International Comedy Festival fun to The Dark Room.

Nick Rado and Raybon Kan combine in a double-header stand-up show.

Russell Howard warms up Chch

UK comedian Russell Howard was given a warm Kiwi welcome in Christchurch.

Christchurch welcomed English comedian Russell Howard to the country with a thrown pair of undies.

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