Showbiz News

First Concert in 79 Years set to open at the Isaac Theatre Royal

By Showbiz | 05/14/2017

Showbiz Christchurch is staging their first traditional concert in a major theatre in 79 years. Since its establishment in 1938 (under the name Christchurch Operatic Inc), Showbiz has entertained over two million audience members with major musicals. From 26-28 May Showbiz will present a grand concert ‘An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics’ at the…

Flipping Fried Eggs

By Showbiz | 08/16/2019

An Eventful Trip Around South Vietnam From an interview with Aircraft Engineer, Corporal Colin Creighton, No. 41 Squadron, RNZAF The New Zealand Government was a reluctant participant in the Vietnam War, and it chose not to commit its air combat squadrons to the conflict. Instead, individual RNZAF pilots were seconded to other air forces. Sixteen…

“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…

Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story

By Paul Christ | 04/04/2021

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…

Three big new shows, new seating categories and more affordable seats to feature in 2019 season

By Showbiz | 11/29/2018

The launch of the Showbiz Christchurch 2019 season brings together three exciting new productions; a new ticketing structure which significantly increases the availability of entry level Showbiz tickets; and the continuation of the successful partnership with Christchurch law firm Saunders & Co. The 2019 Saunders and Co Season begins with the New Zealand theatre company…

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 10/22/2021

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…

Miss Saigon – the refugee story that still needs to be heard

By Showbiz | 10/02/2019

By Emma Dyer Miss Saigon starts in 1975 at the very end of American involvement in the Vietnam conflict, the Fall of Saigon. If, like me, you go to see Miss Saigon with a preconceived idea of the show, prepare to have your expectations delightfully challenged. I had read and heard a lot about both the show itself…

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady Auditions

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

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 10/22/2021
Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway – Book Tickets for Nov 28

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