Mamma Mia : April 2016 Isaac Theatre Royal
Director : Stephen Robertson Musical Director : Richard Marrett
Based in the iconic music of Swedish pop group ABBA, for this first time in the life of Mamma Mia!, this Showbiz Christchurch production will be presenting a completely new design of set and costumes by John Harding and Lesley Burkes-Harding. Writer Catherine Johnson’s sunny, funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives! Featuring 22 of ABBA’s hits including Chiquitita, Dancing Queen, I Have a Dream, Knowing Me, Knowing You, the Winner Takes It All, Super Trouper, Take a Chance On Me and Voulez-vous.
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Hairspray : July 2016 Isaac Theatre Royal
Director : Stephen Robertson Musical Director : Richard Marrett Choreographer :
In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colourful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s.. The musical’s original Broadway production opened on August 15th, 2002, won eight Tony Awards out of thirteen nominations and ran for over 2,500 performances. In 20O7 it was made into a movie featuring John Travolta.
Evita : September 2016 Isaac Theatre Royal
EVITA , a musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Peron, first lady to Juan Peron, President of Argentina from 1946- 1952 . Beginning with a young and ambitious Eva, the production follows her meteoric rise to sainthood. The story tells of the enormous wealth and power she gained and the means by which she became the beloved Evita. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at 22, the President’s mistress at 24 and First Lady at 27 – and dead at 33. Eva Peron, “Saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military”, was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century.Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself. The production features hits such as