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Opening 26 May 2015 at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave [Auckland]
THE BEST POSSIBLE ALBUM PARTY THAT ANYBODY HAS EVER BEEN TO
Exploring cultural appropriation through the comedic lens of Donna-Rose and Karla, THE BEST POSSIBLE ALBUM PARTY THAT ANYBODY HAS EVER BEEN TO is a concert bonanza like no other. Featuring the talented Frith Horan and Kate McGill as all-singing, all-dancing divas, The Best Possible Album Party runs from 26-30 May at The Basement Theatre. Boom!Exploring cultural appropriation through the comedic lens of Donna-Rose and Karla, THE BEST POSSIBLE ALBUM PARTY THAT ANYBODY HAS EVER BEEN TO is a concert bonanza like no other. Featuring the talented Frith Horan and Kate McGill as all-singing, all-dancing divas, The Best Possible Album Party runs from 26-30 May at The Basement Theatre. Boom! [more]

Opening 26 May 2015 at BATS Theatre, 1 Kent Tce [Wellington]
WINGS
Clipped wings can’t stop these women from flying high. Three sisters and one painful past fast catching up with them. Forced apart for ten years, the girls are now thrown together for a road trip from hell. [more]

Opening 28 May 2015 at The Factory Theatre, 7 Eden Street, Newmarket [Auckland]
DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
In a remote beach house an anxious woman waits. Her husband arrives accompanied by a mysterious stranger. The scene is set for Newmarket Stage Company’s upcoming production of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden, a taut psychological thriller that will make you question your beliefs, your attitudes and your responses. Who is the real villain? Who is your own worst enemy? [more]

Opening 28 May 2015 at Fortune Theatre [Dunedin]
A BOY WONDER
FRIENDSHIP. HONOUR. AND STUPID KNOTS. A Boy Wonder is the fantastical, heart-warming and rambunctious comedy adventure about a friendship between two scouts and their heroic journey to save everything they have sworn to protect. Scout’s honour has a new meaning… [more]

Opening 28 May 2015 at Isaac Theatre Royal [Christchurch]
SALUTE - Remembering World War
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to collaborate with the New Zealand Army Band and distinguished New Zealand composers and choreographers Dwayne Bloomfield, Gareth Farr, Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons, in this special programme of works to mark the centenary of World War One. Alongside classic pieces by Johan Kobborg (Salute, New Zealand premiere) and Jiří Kylián (Soldiers’ Mass, last memorably performed by the RNZB in 1999), Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons will create two world premieres. [more]

Photo by Neil Mackenzie
Opening 30 May 2015 at Aotea Centre, Auckland Live [Auckland]
LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella)
Rossini’s dazzling La cenerentola is a fairy-tale with a difference. In this Cinderella story, stepfathers are tyrants, beggar-philosophers replace fairy godmothers, and a silver bangle stands in for that glass slipper. Brilliantly quirky, Rossini’s magically mischievous music tells a very human story of kindness, forgiveness and generosity. [more]

Opening 30 May 2015 at Court Theatre, Bernard Street, Addington [Christchurch]
ROMEO AND JULIET
Beautiful, Muscular and Alive Romeo and Juliet is shorthand for romance. “I don’t think that there has been another play written in 400 years that captures the passion, danger and excitement of young love,” says director Ross Gumbley. [more]

Opening 30 May 2015 at Maidment [Auckland]
ENLIGHTENMENT
Stephen Lovatt and Rachel Nash TO star in mesmeric thriller by Downton Abbey writer Enlightenment opens 28 May at Maidment Theatre A spine-tingling thriller written by Olivier Award-winning playwright and Downton Abbey writer Shelagh Stephenson will open at Maidment Theatre on 28 May. [more]

Opening 3 Jun 2015 at Regent Theatre (Dunedin) [Dunedin]
SALUTE - Remembering World War
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to collaborate with the New Zealand Army Band and distinguished New Zealand composers and choreographers Dwayne Bloomfield, Gareth Farr, Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons, in this special programme of works to mark the centenary of World War One. Alongside classic pieces by Johan Kobborg (Salute, New Zealand premiere) and Jiří Kylián (Soldiers’ Mass, last memorably performed by the RNZB in 1999), Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons will create two world premieres. [more]

Opening 10 Jun 2015 at Founders Theatre [Hamilton]
SALUTE - Remembering World War
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is honoured to collaborate with the New Zealand Army Band and distinguished New Zealand composers and choreographers Dwayne Bloomfield, Gareth Farr, Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons, in this special programme of works to mark the centenary of World War One. Alongside classic pieces by Johan Kobborg (Salute, New Zealand premiere) and Jiří Kylián (Soldiers’ Mass, last memorably performed by the RNZB in 1999), Neil Ieremia and Andrew Simmons will create two world premieres. [more]
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