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Past Shows & Previous Theatre Performances

Showbiz Christchurch history of performance. From 1938 to present day, our company has staged a significant number of spectacular shows. Many thousands of Cantabrians have been involved in our shows, and over a million audience members have been delighted by them. Here is a list of the past shows and performances that we have performed as  Christchurch Operatic Incorporated, or as Showbiz Christchurch in the new millennium.

1930s – 1950s

  • 1938 The Belle of New York
  • 1939 New Moon
  • 1940 Faust - In association with NZ Centennial Committee
  • 1941 A Country Girl
  • 1945 Il Trovatore - In association with Music Festival Committee
  • 1946 Carmen - In association with Music Festival Committee
  • 1946 A Runnaway Girl
  • 1947 Our Miss Gibbs
  • 1948 The Belle of New York
  • 1950 Chu Chin Chow
  • 1951 Bless The Bride
  • 1953 Magyar Melody
  • 1954 A Country Girl
  • 1955 Wild Violets
  • 1956 Bob’s Your Uncle
  • 1957 Wedding in Paris
  • 1958 Oklahoma!
  • 1959 Showboat

1960s

  • 1960 Zip Goes a Million
  • 1961 Carousel
  • 1963 The Music Man
  • 1964 Chrysanthemum
  • 1964 South Pacific
  • 1965 The Mikado
  • 1966 Call Me Madam
  • 1967 The Merry Widow
  • 1967 Pirates of Penzance
  • 1968 Can Can
  • 1968 The Fantasticks
  • 1969 The Pajama Game

1970s

  • 1970 The Sound of Music
  • 1971 Camelot
  • 1972 Hello Dolly
  • 1973 Oliver!
  • 1973 The Desert Song
  • 1974 The King & I
  • 1974 Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1975 My Fair Lady
  • 1976 The Wizard of Oz
  • 1977 Guys and Dolls
  • 1977 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 1978 The Merry Widow
  • 1978 Cabaret Troupe
  • 1979 The Cabaret Troupe
  • 1979 The Sound of Music

1980s

  • 1980 Hello Dolly
  • 1980 Oliver!
  • 1981 Half a Sixpence
  • 1982 Annie
  • 1982 Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 1982 The Little Swallow & the Happy Prince
  • 1982 Fiddler on the Roof
  • 1982 Follow the Star
  • 1983 The King and I
  • 1983 West Side Story
  • 1983 Oklahoma!
  • 1984 The Boyfriend
  • 1984 Stardust Cabaret
  • 1984 Man of La Mancha
  • 1985 Stage Door
  • 1986 Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
  • 1986 Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang
  • 1987 Chicago
  • 1988 Mack & Mabel
  • 1989 Stage Door 2
  • 1989 Oliver!

1990s

  • 1990 Magic Moments
  • 1990 Magic Moments from the Movies
  • 1990 The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas
  • 1991 Evita
  • 1992 Me and My Girl
  • 1993 Anything Goes
  • 1994 Les Misérables
  • 1995 Into the Woods
  • 1996 42nd Street
  • 1996 Chess
  • 1997 Chorus Line
  • 1998 Hair
  • 1998 WestEnd To Broadway
  • 1999 West Side Story
  • 1999 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

2000s

  • 2000 WestEnd to Broadway II
  • 2000 Little Shop of Horrors
  • 2001 Les Misérables
  • 2002 42nd Street
  • 2002 Fiddler on the Roof
  • 2003 Copacabana
  • 2004 Grease
  • 2005 Jesus Christ Superstar
  • 2005 WestEnd to Broadway III
  • 2006 Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • 2007 CATS
  • 2007 The Full Monty
  • 2008 Chicago
  • 2008 Hot Shoe Shuffle
  • 2009 Miss Saigon

2010s