Broadway Hitmen

A Concert of Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber Hits

"It's the best show in town and if you haven't already booked, act quickly and treat yourself. You will love it."
Grant Hindin Miller, Theatreview

"Broadway Hitmen is the ultimate opportunity to see world class talent, right here, on your doorstep"
Georgia Kate Heard, What's Up Christchurch

"... featuring performances that could easily be at home on Broadway or the West End."
Kate Divett, Backstage Christchurch


Broadway Hitmen follows on from the grand success of the 2017 mid-year concert An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics. Orchestra, soloists and a large chorus will fill the Isaac Theatre Royal stage to present a concert of back-to-back hits from two of the biggest names in musical theatre, Cole Porter and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

American born Porter wrote the music and lyrics of over 800 songs during a career spanning five decades, conquering both Broadway and Hollywood. He was renowned for soaring melodies, offset with urbane and witty lyrics giving rise to his signature musical genre known as ‘the Cole Porter song’. His full length musicals remain classics on stage and screen with icons like Anything Goes, Can Can and Kiss Me Kate finding new audiences with every decade. Many of his greatest songs, such as ‘Night and Day’ have endured, covered by modern stars: Michael Bublé, Robbie Williams, Lady Gaga and many more.

British born Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the best known name of musical theatre in the modern world. In 2017 he became the first composer to have four musicals playing simultaneously on Broadway since 1953. Webber has composed some of the world’s most beloved and successful musicals including Evita, The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, CATS and Sunset Boulevard to name just a few.

Broadway Hitmen features favourites from these two musical theatre hit makers performed by the Ryman Heathcare Showbiz Christchurch Orchestra on-stage and under the baton of Ravil Atlas, along with soloists and a large chorus, with stage direction by Nickie Wellbourn.

A Concert featuring full concert orchestra, soloists and a large chorus.

Back-to-back hits from two of the biggest names in musical theatre!

Featured Soloists

Nic Kyle
Catherine Hay
Jacqueline Doherty
Bryony Jamison
Matt McMeniman
Kate Taylor
Anne-Marie Cotton
Warwick Shillito
Charlotte Taylor
Kira Josephson
Jack Marshall
Donna Alley
Amanda Atlas
Blair McHugh
Leigh Wilson
Oscar Stove

  • Andy Fu
  • Annelise Diamond
  • Ben Olijkan
  • Brigid McClelland
  • Chloe Ellis
  • Chris Finnie
  • Deirdre Fell
  • Douglas Shields
  • Emily-Jane Stockman
  • Hiliary Schroeder
  • Isabella Pownall
  • Jack Martin
  • James Mountstevens
  • Jan Stuart
  • Jason Eager
  • Jenny-Marie Evans
  • Jessica Tozer
  • Karen Tewnion-Smith
  • Lucy Vanner
  • Marcella Herrera
  • Matthew Deavoll
  • Michael Deibert
  • Nellie Evison
  • Nicholas Ryan
  • Olivia Brooks
  • Olivia Singleton
  • Raoul Neave
  • Rory Humm
  • Samuel Quirk
  • Samantha Raines
  • Shannon Peck
  • Shannon-Aimee Bradley
  • Sophie Gilmore (also soloist & dancer)
  • Sophie Ricketts
  • Tara Martin (also soloist)
  • Thomas McCabe
  • Will Harris
  • Will Lynch
  • William Murton

Production Team
REVIEWS: Theatreview
What's Up Christchurch
Backstage Christchurch