Showbiz News

New Appointment Announced at Showbiz Christchurch

By Showbiz | 10/17/2016

On the back of a hugely successful 2016 season, Showbiz Christchurch has appointed a full time Communications Manager to a new role with the company. This position will grow Showbiz Christchurch to a company of four permanent staff backed by the Christchurch Operatic Inc. (COI) Board and a huge team of performers, production personnel, volunteers…

Way Off Broadway: Duets – Book tickets for 17 October

By Nic Baddeley | 08/19/2021

Reviews: Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

By Showbiz | 03/27/2017

Christchurch talent coup in entertaining ‘Desert Queen’ fabulousness Staging Priscilla Queen of the Desert has to be one of Showbiz Christchurch’s most ambitious undertakings. Cast and crew must grapple with the challenges of 500 costumes, 200 wigs and headpieces (primarily sourced from previous productions), the choreography and vocal demands of an array of disco tunes…

Showbiz Christchurch Announces 2018 Season

By Showbiz | 10/16/2017

Showbiz Christchurch celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2018 with one of the most popular line-ups of major musical entertainment it has ever staged and the announcement of its first annual season sponsor. Christchurch law firm Saunders & Co are partnering with Showbiz Christchurch and have put their name to the 2018 season. Saunders and Co…

Bụi đời – the dust of life

By Showbiz | 08/16/2019

They’re called Bui-Doi The dust of life Conceived in Hell And born in strife They are the living reminder Of all the good we failed to do We can’t forget Must not forget That they are all our children, too Miss Saigon [1] Mỹ lai ‘Amerasians’ The children of American GIs and Vietnamese women “Wisps…

Review: Mamma Mia! an ‘infectiously goofy, endearing’ ABBA legacy

By ellecim | 04/06/2016

ABBA songs are indestructible. You could fire them into the sun and they would come up smiling. Mamma Mia! is a cheerful jukebox musical built around the Swedish pop group’s most enduring and catchy songs. Since it launched in London’s West End in 1999 it has become a global juggernaut, selling million of tickets on worldwide tours…

Performance Schedule for Young Cosette, Eponine and Gavroche

By Showbiz | 08/31/2018

We know you have been wanting to know so here it is… the performance schedule for the actors playing young Cosette, Eponine and Gavroche in the 2018 Showbiz Christchurch Saunders & Co Season of Les Misèrables Please note: Showbiz Christchurch reserves the right to amend this performance schedule should circumstances dictate a change.

Les Misérables: a musical that defines all others of its generation

By Showbiz | 09/16/2018

Review by Patrick Shepherd, Sep 16 2018 Les Misérables stands apart from its contemporaries as the musical that defines all others of its generation and this production would rank as the best of the three I have seen. The audience knew it intimately, applauding pretty much every major song, rising to its feet for a…

“We Will Rock You” keeps its promise, you will be rocked

By Showbiz | 04/02/2019

We Will Rock You is the latest musical show to grace the stage of The Isaac Theatre Royal, and it keeps its promise, you will be rocked. By Emma Dyer We Will Rock You is a story about rebellion, set to the music of Queen, with outrageous futuristic or punk costumes, and an endless supply…

Ticket Refund information

By Paul Christ | 09/23/2020

REFUND OPTIONS: All Showbiz Christchurch tickets which have been purchased through Ticketek New Zealand (excluding ‘comps’ or tickets which have not been paid for) have the option of a refund. You can contact Ticketek by sending an email to online@ticketek.co.nz My Fair Lady: Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card for My Fair Lady…

Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway: Duets – Book tickets for 17 October

By Nic Baddeley | 08/19/2021
Matilda the Muscial

Matilda: Auditions (Children) – Register now!

By Nic Baddeley | 08/19/2021
Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops

Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops – July 2021

By Lisa Phelan | 06/01/2021

Learn what it is like to be involved in a Showbiz production as you spend three days working with members of our creative team. This intensive will focus on creating a well-rounded performance (dancing while acting while singing). Learn auditioning skills and gain confidence needed for future Showbiz auditions (maybe even our upcoming production of…

Showbiz Piano Bar with Trevor Jones

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

Showbiz Piano Bar with Trevor Jones – Friday, 28 May 2021 ITR Showbiz is hosting a music theatre night where the audience requests its favourite showtunes for the whole crowd to sing, or individuals bring along the sheet music to favourite musicals and jump up on the mic. Songs could range from West Side Story…

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

Book Tickets for 25th July

By Showbiz | 09/24/2020

Way off Broadway – Book your tickets for 25th July here    

Ticket Refund information

By Paul Christ | 09/23/2020

REFUND OPTIONS: All Showbiz Christchurch tickets which have been purchased through Ticketek New Zealand (excluding ‘comps’ or tickets which have not been paid for) have the option of a refund. You can contact Ticketek by sending an email to online@ticketek.co.nz My Fair Lady: Tickets purchased online by credit or debit card for My Fair Lady…

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story – Book Tickets

By Showbiz | 04/30/2020

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story Two hours of the best rock ‘n’ roll songs ever written Find out about tickets

Vocal Studio

Vocal Studio Term 3 – enroll now!

By Showbiz | 04/01/2020

Showbiz Vocal Studio provides expert vocal tuition in a small group environment, with a focus on repertoire and performance technique specific to the musical theatre stage.  All ability levels are welcome. To enroll, click here

2019 President’s Report

By Showbiz | 03/19/2020

Another great year has almost flown by and what an interesting one it has been. Three spectacular productions that brought over 25,000 patrons into the theatre at a time when Christchurch most needed some fabulous entertainment and escapism. In the final quarter of the year, both Michael Bayly and Markham Lee resigned from their roles…