Do you sell tickets for an event, performance or venue? Sell more tickets faster with Eventfinda. Find out more. Find out more about Eventfinda Ticketing. This new production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece will visit 16 cities nationwide in April and May. Civic Theatre , Thu 18 Apr Forum North , Tue 23 Apr
This talented cast will include actors and singers from Australia and New Zealand, under the direction of former Shortland St star Geraldine Brophy and choreography by Dancing with the Stars winner, Stefano Olivieri. Cast have extensive backgrounds in musical theatre, stage and television through to live concerts with stars such as Adele. This re-imagined production will, spectacularly, feature a set inspired by Christchurch post-earthquake. Set in a dilapidated Victorian theatre with fallen roof dome, open to the elements, it's a dangerous, precarious place fit for a ritual and transformed by the moon. The song script offers hope for "another chance" and is filled with emotion and whimsy. Many dates on this tour have now sold out and others have limited seats available. Fans of this Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece are urged to act quickly to avoid disappointment. See below for tour details.
This spectacular production will play in Auckland only for a strictly limited season. Based on T. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year — the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9, performances. In the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years. Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide.
It is difficult to think of Cats without envisioning the iconic West End or Broadway extravaganzas that redefined contemporary musical theatre. But in the hands of Harlequin Musical Theatre - a local company that began as the Howick Light Opera and is currently celebrating its 50 anniversary - the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic is brought down to Earth. Without the mega-budget production design and dazzling special effects it is possible to imagine what it might have been like when Cats was first conceived. Before the show premiered in few would have predicted that a record-smashing hit might emerge from a musical that follows the transcendental yearnings of a rag-tag tribe of cats drawn from the poetry of the 20th century's gloomiest genius. But when you strip away the glitz, it is clear that much of the show's appeal can be put down to the poetry of TS Eliot, which bluntly acknowledges the awfulness of daily life but is driven by an intense longing for personal redemption. At its best the production captures this spirit - most particularly in the standout performance by Tina Cross as the faded glamour cat Grizabella. Her slow-burning rendition of the signature tune Memory evokes all the pathos of lost dreams before exploding in a spine - tingling crescendo. In a similar vein Neville Scelly gives a moving performance as the ancient theatre cat Gus with his voice straining to breaking point as he forlornly tries to summon up the vigour of his youth.