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BOOMERS BEHAVING BADLY




Written by & starring Jane Keller
with Michael Nicholas Williams on the Piano
Directed by KC Kelly

[1hr 30min, incl. interval]

at St James Theatre 1st Floor Gallery, Wellington
28 May 2010

Circa Two, Wellington
From 24 May 2011 to 11 Jun 2011

Victorian Garden Conservatory, Hamilton gardens, Hamilton
From 25 Feb 2013 to 27 Feb 2013



Reviewed by:  Vicki ThorpeEwen Coleman (The Dominion Post); Michael WrayGail Pittaway;

Jane Keller is back with her special flavour of cabaret.  This time with a rather naughty, risqué look at life in the fast lane of the baby boomer (aka mature) femme fatale and her compatriots. 

“I woke up one morning to find I had suddenly turned 50! How did that happen?” asks Jane “Last time I looked I was 28. Honestly I really was 28 for only a few years”.

“And then discovered I wasn't the only one. The same thing had happened to my friends and so many people I know.  One minute we were in college and the next minute our hair colour had changed from golden corn to salt and pepper, newspapers were being printed smaller and our favourite 70's clothes and albums were commanding high prices in retro vintage shops in Cuba St!”

“Then I started investigating what my friends, these respectable mature stalwarts of society, had been up to since I last looked. You want to know? Well I'll give you a hint but you'll have to come to the show to get the juicy detail! So much breast reduction surgery and that's only the men! Cougars on the prowl, grandchildren from hell! Divorce parties, Botox botch ups, middle age revenge porn, old boyfriends popping up on OldFriends.co.nz, internet dating successes and tragedies”. 

Combining her special style of storytelling with her virtuoso Broadway voice Jane tells her tales in an evening of shock, tittle tattle and raucous hilarity.

“We're Boomers and we're still going strong”.Check it out – Baby Boomers Behaving Badly ….

Jane will be accompanied the wonderful Carey McDonald on piano.

This is a general admission show so come along early to secure your seats. You can then relax with your friends over a sumptuous bottle of wine, platters and snacks available for purchase on the night.

Proudly supported by the Museum Hotel.  Click here to book your accommodation at the Museum Hotel.

Venue
First Floor Gallery
St James Theatre

Performance
Doors from 6.30pm
On stage 8pm Fri 28 May

Tickets
$35.00*
*Service fees apply 

CIRCA TWO Season. 2011

SASSY, SEXY AND SOPHISTICATED.

“Keller shows her extraordinary versatility in being able to have the audience rolling about laughing then transfixed by the haunting lyrics of the next song” – Ewen Coleman, DominionPost 

Circa Two
24 May – 11 June
Performance Times: Tues – Sat 7.30 Sun 4.30

Tickets: Adults $38 | Concessions $30 | Groups 6+ $32

Under 25's $25 | Sunday Special 29th May $25
Bookings: 04 801 7992 or www.circa.co.nz 

Pre-show dinner available at Wharfside – phone 801 7996  

ARTS ON TOUR NZ Itinerary – 2012

Tuesday 1 May – Ashburton
Ashburton Trust Event Centre - 7.30pm
$25; $22.50 each for 2; $20 each for 4 or more. Door sales $25
Book: Ashburton Trust Event Centre 03 307 2010 or
www.ticketdirect.co.nz 

Thursday 3 and Friday 4 May – Invercargill 
Presented as part of the Southland Festival of the Arts
SIT Centrestage Theatre
$25/$20 (incl booking fee) Book: CUE TV, Ticketdirect or Invercargill I-Site

Saturday 5 May – Arrowtown 
Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall - 7.30pm 
$20 Book: Lakes District Museum 

Sunday 6 May – Cromwell
Golden Gate Lodge - 7.30pm
Adults $25; SuperGold $20; Student/child $5. Book: Cromwell I-Site 

Tuesday 8 May – Alexandra 
The Orchard Garden - 7.30pm 
$20 Book: Alexandra Information Centre

Wednesday 9 May – Ranfurly
Ranfurly Town Hall - 7.30pm
$20 Book: Maniototo I-Site 

Thursday 10 May – Oamaru 
Oamaru Opera House - 7.30pm
$25 Book: www.ticketdirect.co.nz or 08004ticket 

Friday 11 May – Waimate 
Criterion Hotel - 7.30pm
$25 Book: Westside Gifts, Information Centre

Saturday 12 May – Timaru
The Mill Theatre - 7.30pm
$20 Book: Newman's Pianos 

Tuesday 15 May – Fairlie 
Mackenzie Community Theatre 7.30pm
$20 Book: Heartlands Fairlie

Thursday 17 – Karamea 
Last Resort Old Cafe 7.30pm
$20(includes finger food)
Book: Information Centre; Last Resort

Saturday 19 May – Takaka 
The Playhouse - 7.30pm
$20 on door; $18 pre-sold. Book: Paradise Video & Laundrette

Sunday 20 May – Nelson 
Nelson School of Music - 7.30pm
$25 (plus booking fees) Book: Nelson School of Music 03 548 9477 or www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Wednesday 23 May – Waverley
Waverley Community Centre - 7.30pm
$20 per ticket
Book: E.C. Dallisons, Waverley (cash or cheque only)

Thursday 24 May – New Plymouth
Theatre Royal TSB Showplace - 7.30pm
Theatre seat $25; Table seat & Antipasto platter $45;
Table of 8 & Antipasto platter $340 (service fees apply)
Book: TSB Showplace 0800 111 999 or www.ticketmaster.co.nz 

Saturday 26 May – Hastings
Assembly Room Hawke's Bay Opera House - 8pm
Adult $25; Concession $20; Encore Club $18; Groups 10+ $15
Book: www.ticketek.co.nz 0800 TICKETEK

Tuesday 29 May – Opotiki
De Luxe Theatre - 7pm
$20 Book: Opotiki Museum

Friday 1 June – Onewhero
OSPA Theatre - 8pm
$20 Book: River Traders Tuakau

Sunday 3 June – Omapere
Copthorne Hokianga - 7.30pm
$15 Door sales

Friday 8 June – Upper Hutt
Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre - 7.30pm
Adult $30; Friends Concession $25
5 Show Season Pass $100
Book: Expressions 527 2168 or www.expressions.org.nz

Arts On Tour New Zealand 
Arts On Tour New Zealand (AOTNZ) organises tours of outstanding New Zealand performers to rural and smaller centres in New Zealand. The trust receives funding from Creative New Zealand and liaises with local arts councils, repertory theatres and community groups to bring the best of musical and other talent to country districts. www.aotnz.co.nz  

HAMILTON GARDENS ARTS FESTIVAL, 2013
Monday 25 February – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 @ 8:00pm
Victorian Garden Conservatory
90 mins