Showbiz News

WWRY: “an exceptional, high energy, full noise and lights opening night”

By Showbiz | 03/30/2019

Reviewed by Kate Divett, Backstage Christchurch. Friday 29 March It is a deeply reflective time to be living in Christchurch currently, as we try to make sense of the events of Friday 15th March. We are a city in mourning and in shock. In the fortnight that has followed, we have gathered together in many…

All the songs you have been waiting for in one concert

By Showbiz | 06/07/2018

Broadway Hitmen follows on from the grand success of An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics, the mid-season concert which wowed audiences last year. The Ryman Healthcare Showbiz Christchurch Orchestra, 16 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…

Wicked percussionist heard but not seen

By Showbiz | 03/23/2018

By Georgia O’Connor-Harding The Star Craig Given has never had the desire to soak up the spotlight and perform on stage. Instead you will find the percussionist hidden away in the dark orchestra pit of a theatre juggling a spectrum of quirky instruments. “We have got to blend into the background, we have to be…

Lead Roles Announced for NZ Theatre Company Premiere of Wicked

By Showbiz | 10/31/2017

There is no more exciting way for one of Christchurch’s oldest musical theatre societies to commence its 80th year than by staging one of the most popular Broadway shows of all time. Showbiz Christchurch commences The Saunders & Co 2018 season at the Isaac Theatre Royal on 6 April with the New Zealand theatre company premiere…

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber is a night full of favourites

By Showbiz | 06/15/2019

By Emma Dyer Showbiz Christchurch’s mid-year concert, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, is as delightful as a box full of chocolates. It is a perfectly sized taster, a wide range of pieces from one of the most renowned composers of musical theatre. If you aren’t familiar with his work, if you are familiar with…

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 06/05/2022

Showbiz Can’t Stop the Beat

By Showbiz | 06/09/2016

Driving music, spectacularly bright and beautiful costumes, high physical and vocal energy, and the nicest smelling theatre in town – Hairspray certainly made its mark last night.

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber: a nice way to finish the week

By Showbiz | 06/15/2019

Review by Patrick Shepherd, stuff.co.nz This was a nice and easy way to finish the week with a well put together show that was just the right length and did a good job of covering the work of one of musical theatre’s most prolific and successful composers. I have to say I’m not the biggest…

LET’S PERFORM – Musical Theatre Workshop for Youth

By Nic Baddeley | 06/16/2022

Sister Act ‘Sparkles With Infectious Energy’

By Showbiz | 09/09/2017

Theatreview reviewer Grant Hindin Miller Deloris Van Cartier, a black Philadelphian night-club singer, auditions for Curtis, her gangster boyfriend – she wants to sing in his club. After the audition she happens upon Curtis shooting and killing a ‘squealer’. Terrified, she runs to the Police (an old high-school friend) to report the murder. Agreeing to…

Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops

Children’s Musical Theatre 3-Day Workshops

By Nic Baddeley | 06/16/2022
Musical Theatre 3 Day Workshops

LET’S PERFORM – Musical Theatre Workshop for Youth

By Nic Baddeley | 06/16/2022
Matilda

Matilda – The Musical

By Nic Baddeley | 06/05/2022
Way Off Broadway

Way Off Broadway

By Nic Baddeley | 06/04/2022
My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

By Nic Baddeley | 11/19/2021
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