Mamma Mia! Next for New Zealand Consortium
New Zealand’s Musical Theatre Consortium has announced that Mamma Mia! will be the next musical where community / amateur Musical Theatre companies across the country will combine resources to create the sets, costumes and other resources which will be used to mount a series of top notch productions over a two year period, beginning with Auckland Music Theatre’s premiere season in March 2014 at the magnificent Civic Theatre.
This production follows hot on the heels of the premiere season of the consortium’s latest national collaboration, The Phantom of the Opera, which opened in Wellington in June 2013, ahead of further productions across the length and breadth of the country.
This New Zealand production will be presenting a completely new design of set and costumes by John Harding (Home by Christmas, Until Proven Innocent, Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story) and Lesley Burkes-Harding (Home by Christmas, Out of the Blue, Rocky Horror Show, West Side Story)
"The New Zealand Musical Theatre Consortium is excited to bring this re-imagined production of Mamma Mia! to New Zealand audiences, continuing on from previous productions of Hairspray, Miss Saigon and most recently Phantom of the Opera,” says Lesley Carthew-Reid, Chair of the Mamma Mia! NZ Consortium. “To be able to showcase New Zealand talent both on and off stage in New Zealand productions and using local people and companies for the design, project and technical management of the build, in a globally recognised production such as Mamma Mia!, is a great thing for our audiences and the wider arts and entertainment industry in New Zealand”.
March 2014 – Auckland Music Theatre - The Civic, Auckland
May 2014 - Taieri Musical Society - Regent Theatre, Dunedin
Sept / Oct 2014 - Napier Operatic Society Musicipal Theatre, Napier
February 2015 - Rotorua Musical Theatre - Civic Theatre, Rotorua
Aoril 2015 - New Plymouth Operatic - TSB Showplace, Rotorua
June / July 2015 - Hamilton Operatic - Founders Theatre, Hamilton
August 2015 - Abbey Musical Theatre - Palmerston North
Oct / Nov 2015 - Blenheim Musical Theatre - ASB Theatre, Blenheim-
April 2016 - Showbiz Christchurch - Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch
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