Jo Hodgson

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Jo holds Performance Certificates in Voice (Trinity) and Oboe (Royal Schools) and has taught music to children for nearly 20 years, bringing musical fun to hundreds of pre-schoolers as well as teaching singing to a range of students around the Wellington region, both in groups and individually.
A passion for music theatre has seen Jo tour New Zealand in Evita, with Stetson Group, as well as taking on the roles of ‘Grizabella’ in Cats for Wellington Musical Theatre, ‘Mrs Noah’ in NZ Opera’s production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, ‘Octavia’ in Paul Jenden and Gareth Farr’s The Nero Show at Circa and most recently ‘Hida’ in Red Scare Theatre’s premiere production of The Bone Thief.
 
As a choral singer, Jo was a foundation member of the New Zealand Secondary Students Choir and has been a member of the New Zealand Youth Choir and Voices New Zealand chamber choir. She currently sings with Nota Bene, Baroque Voices and Inspirare and is assistant musical director with Wellington Young Voices Children’s Choir.

Jo Hodgson's reviews

THE DUCK WHO LOVED ME

Wellington

16/07/2019 - 20/07/2019

"Creatively educational fun..

THE MAN WHOSE MOTHER WAS A PIRATE

Wellington

13/04/2019 - 26/04/2019

"Humour, compassion, intrigue and the sheer joy of being alive..

WIND

Wellington

24/03/2019 - 24/03/2019

"Seeds have been blown and sown..

WOLFGANG'S MAGICAL MUSICAL CIRCUS

Wellington

16/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

"“Funny, crazy, scary”..

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Wellington

16/03/2019 - 16/03/2019

"Trimmed and styled with lush vim and vigour..

IF/THEN

Wellington

29/11/2018 - 08/12/2018

"Moves and flows, touches and triggers..

GUTENBERG! The Musical!

Wellington

04/10/2018 - 13/10/2018

"Jaw-dropping brilliance..

THE ADDAMS FAMILY A New Musical

Wellington

07/09/2018 - 15/09/2018

"Upbeat and tightly choreographed, 'The Addams Family' is a fun night out..

"Uproarious fun and scarily entertaining..

TWINKLE

Wellington

24/04/2018 - 28/04/2018

"Adorable, funny, fascinating..

"Keeping the child alive within us all..

ODD ONE OUT

Wellington

16/04/2018 - 27/04/2018

"Discovering the fun of including others..

SPRING AWAKENING

Wellington

11/04/2018 - 21/04/2018

"A musical that bursts into life in the second-half..

"A risque, raw reminder..

PETER AND THE WOLF

Wellington, Auckland

09/11/2017 - 18/03/2018

"Modern puppet show tells simple story in a complex way..

"Mystery and magical adventure in full visual and aural splendour..

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Ria Hall: RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Wellington

24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018

"An inspiration..

NUNSENSE

Wellington

30/01/2018 - 10/02/2018

"Truth in relationships and feeling of care and community within the hilarity and pastiche..

MOONLIGHT

Wellington

11/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

"Spellbinding wonder and heart..

MOUSING AROUND

Wellington

03/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

"A little bit of something for everyone..

DEFROSTED

Wellington

30/09/2017 - 14/10/2017

"Subverts stereotypes and triggers imaginations..

A DORIS DAY SPECIAL

Christchurch, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Tauranga, Wellington

24/04/2016 - 14/10/2017

"Beautiful, quirky, gutsy..

"Charming and touching..

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Wellington

14/09/2017 - 22/09/2017

"Up-and-coming talent wows..

ELLIE AND THE STAR

Wellington

11/07/2017 - 22/07/2017

"Imaginative with wide appeal..

CARMEN

Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch

01/06/2017 - 22/07/2017

"The blood-red heart is well and truly pumping..

"Solid Carmen lacks tension..

JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Christchurch, Wellington

04/05/2017 - 21/05/2017

"Good-natured but theatrical escapism overshadows the story..

"Visually stunning..

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