Showbiz News

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

God Save the Queen: Ruth Agnew from What’s Up Christchurch reviews WWRY

By Showbiz | 04/03/2019

We Will Rock You: The MusicalBy Queen and Ben EltonDirected by Stephen RobertsonMusical direction by Richard… Posted by What's Up Christchurch on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Conquering fears all in a day’s work

By Showbiz | 03/19/2017

By Kineta Knight Booker If you think belting out pop tunes, while wearing big wigs, big costumes and big makeup and flying was challenging enough, try adding in a fear of heights to the mix. That’s exactly what one of the Divas in Showbiz Christchurch’s Priscilla, Queen of the Desert will be working to overcome this month…

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…

Les Misérables Cast Announced

By Showbiz | 07/30/2018

Great drama never gets old The 2018 Showbiz season comes to an epic conclusion in September with Les Misérables. Winner of over 100 international awards and seen by over 65 million people worldwide, Les Misérables is a grand and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. This modern classic is based on Victor Hugo’s…

Sister Act ‘near close to perfect’

By Showbiz | 09/10/2017

by Tearaway Reviewer Aaron Dahmen Sassy, stunning and beautiful – the final production of the 2017 Showbiz Christchurch season was near close to perfect. Opening to an energetic crowd at the Isaac Theatre Royal, Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy had the audience in stitches from the off. The story follows exploits of a…

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…

A Short History of Drag in Theatre

By Showbiz | 04/03/2017

For as long as there’s been theatre, there’s been drag. Transvestism on stage, which began as a form of sublimation (casting men in female roles to exclude women from the arts), eventually became a way for men and women to explore nuances of understanding of gender as society has evolved. Following on from Shakespearean times…

Auditions for the first Showbiz Christchurch 2017 Show!

By Showbiz | 10/08/2016

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert 24 March – 8th April 2017 The Showbiz Christchurch season will be the NZ Theatre company premiere of this mega musical. A brand new bus is being built in Christchurch, and a spectacular array of 500 costumes, and 200 headdresses has been sourced from an international production to make this…

Evita: Engaging, Accessible, Dazzling

By Showbiz | 09/16/2016

Halfway through the first act it strikes me that New Zealand musical theatre is in triumphant form, for this production of Evita is a triumph, a tour de force, and I am deeply impressed.

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

By Nic Baddeley | 11/19/2021
Matilda - The Muscial

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 10/22/2021

Way Off Broadway

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 Holly - Cancelled

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