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A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas

Basement Theatre returns with its annual Christmas Show and this year it has an SF theme.

It’s day one hundred and something of orbiting the earth and things are pretty dull aboard the International Space Station. All there is to do is eat freeze-dried space pav, hook up with each other and squabble over who deserves the highly coveted role of Captain of the ship. But, when the crew discover the hidden agenda of one of their fellow space colleagues, chaos ensues. Will this ragtag bunch of dysfunctional cosmonauts be able to perform a Christmas miracle and save humankind?

A Frickin Dangerous Space-mas invites you aboard for a space adventure starring a killer cast alongside some of Aotearoa’s most beloved household names and local celebs. It’s going to be out of this world!

The season begins its Auckland run on 21st Nov and runs through to 20th Dec. You can find all the details here – https://www.iticket.co.nz/events/2019/nov/a-fricken-dangerous-space-mas

Summer Star Trek is back

It appears that Summer Star Trek is coming back to the capital. The following announcement came through subspace…

Auditions for the final mission of the Award Winning Summer Star Trek will be held on the 28th & 29th October at Toi Poneke. This years show is titled The Trouble with Tribles and we’re looking for a full crew to man the USS Enterprise as well as singers for our ‘Spacebabes’ (babes of all genders required!), a full team of Red Shirt ‘Engineers’ (back stage crew) and of course, DOORS!

Check them out on their facebook page.

An Intergalactic History of Pairs with Orchestra of Spheres

Venture outer space these school holidays

What happens when you cross a psychedelic band, video art, and a theatre show? An innovative and interactive musical experience for the whole family.

The theme is pairs so be prepared to move through space with myriad objects including dancing lips, giant eyeballs and aliens that all come in pairs.

Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna

19 – 23 July 2016

Sir Terry Pratchett’s classic WYRD SISTERS onstage

Titirangi Theatre, Auckland
8 – 19th March 2016

Tickets  from  $10.00

“Alle Thee Dysk’s a Stage”

Sir Terry Pratchett takes Shakespeare’s Macbeth and then turns it up ’till the knob comes off. It’s all there—a wicked duke and duchess, the ghost of the murdered king, dim soldiers, strolling players, a land in peril.

And who stands between the Kingdom and destruction? Three witches. Granny Weatherwax (intolerant, selfopinionated, powerful), Nanny Ogg (down-to-earth, vulgar) and Magrat Garlick (naïve, fond of occult jewellery and bunnies).

Check out the website to buy tickets

Summer Star Trek

Enterprise Entertainment presents Summer Star Trek: Space Seed (The one with Khan).   Beaming into Frank Kitts Park Amphitheater January 10-12 & 17-19.

Yes folks, live action Trek for you. Keep an eye on their facebook page as there is an alternate venue if the weather is bad.

 

Richard O’Brien – The Tran in Black

Rocky Horror Show author and the ‘Tran in Black’, RICHARD O’BRIEN returns to Christchurch for the first time since December 2010 when he performed on the Isaac Theatre Royal’s stage for the last time anywhere in the world, in his own creation ‘The Rocky Horror Show’! This one-off, Halloween-themed Christchurch-only show will help raise funds for the rebuild of the Isaac Theatre Royal, badly damaged in the 2011 earthquakes. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the ITR.

Richard will be “nattering away, picking up a guitar and hopefully entertaining everybody, telling stories and singing some songs. It would be perverse if I were not to sing The Time Warp, again. People would feel slightly cheated, wouldn’t they?”

Friday 1 November at 8.00pm

See here for tickets.

Running times:

Box Office Opens: 7:00pm
Doors Open: 7:00pm
Event Starts: 8:00pm
Interval: 9:00pm (approx. 20 minutes)
Event Finishes: 10.30pm

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe

Thousands of years in the future, the crew of the Time-ship Mayflower, need a hero yesterday!Enter Keanu Reeves – less cool-breeze-over-the-mountains / more solar-wind-between-the-ears.

Keanu Reeves Saves the Universe is a twisted, bawdy, silly, romp through your favorite science fiction tales where time isn’t the only thing that’s warped! This raucous, irreverent satire illegally marries The Matrix with Star Trek, Star Wars and all things Keanu. What happens next is… well… lots of stuff.

Direct (via Borg storage) from New York’s off-off Broadway P.I.T theatre, Keanu Reeves Saves The Universe boldly goes where it’s never been before – New Zealand.

  • Venue:

    Basement Theatre

    Lower Greys Ave
    Auckland CBD

  • Prices*:

    $15-$20

    * Booking fees may apply

Info here.

Update to The Arrival by Shaun Tan

The email address to reply to is: secretary@sffanz.org.nz

Jan

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Anyone else interested?

We need 7 more to get the discount.

What drives so many people to leave behind everything they know to journey alone to a land where the future is unknown? Fleeing an oppressive force and leaving behind his wife and child, a man travels vast oceans in search of a better life. He encounters indecipherable languages, peculiar customs, curious animals and dazzling architecture. Baffled and bewildered, he endeavours to find a home, a job and the security he needs to reunite his family.
 

Adapted from the graphic novel by 2011 Academy Award winner Shaun Tan, The Arrival features no English language. Instead it brings Shaun’s wordless worlds to life with a highly physical cast, puppetry, music, and shadow play.  Suitable for 12 years and above, The Arrival, sends hearts and imaginations to a land of flying ships, strange birds and travelling balloons.

SFFANZ have organized discounted tickets to one of  New Zealand theatre’s most stunning and innovative works, returning to Auckland for three shows only!

Tickets are for the best seats in the house – $40.00 for adults, $20.00 for students/seniors.

The Arrival is on at the Aotea Centre on; Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm, Sat 14 Jul 7.30pm, Sun 15 Jul 4pm.

To take advantage of this price we need a minimum of 10 people.  Please email me by next Thursday 4pm if you wish to attend, state which performance(s) you can attend.

Like Shaun’s graphic novel the show is entirely visual. There is a rich sound scape but no English language. It is a very unique theatre experience and very accessible if people are not used to going to the theatre.

Jan Butterworth

Secretary/Press Officer

SFFANZ

 

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

What drives so many people to leave behind everything they know to journey alone to a land where the future is unknown? Fleeing an oppressive force and leaving behind his wife and child, a man travels vast oceans in search of a better life. He encounters indecipherable languages, peculiar customs, curious animals and dazzling architecture. Baffled and bewildered, he endeavours to find a home, a job and the security he needs to reunite his family.
 

Adapted from the graphic novel by 2011 Academy Award winner Shaun Tan, The Arrival features no English language. Instead it brings Shaun’s wordless worlds to life with a highly physical cast, puppetry, music, and shadow play.  Suitable for 12 years and above, The Arrival, sends hearts and imaginations to a land of flying ships, strange birds and travelling balloons.

SFFANZ have organized discounted tickets to one of  New Zealand theatre’s most stunning and innovative works, returning to Auckland for three shows only!

Tickets are for the best seats in the house – $40.00 for adults, $20.00 for students/seniors.

The Arrival is on at the Aotea Centre on; Fri 13 Jul 7.30pm, Sat 14 Jul 7.30pm, Sun 15 Jul 4pm.

To take advantage of this price we need a minimum of 10 people.

Please email me at secretary@sffanz.org.nz by next Thursday 4pm if you wish to attend.  State which performance(s) you can attend.

Like Shaun’s graphic novel the show is entirely visual. There is a rich sound scape but no English language. It is a very unique theatre experience and very accessible if people are not used to going to the theatre.

Jan Butterworth

Secretay/Press Officer

SFFANZ

 

How To Train Your Dragon stage show

Sadly, SFFANZ can’t take advantage of the cheaper price as only 13 people expressed interest.

Hope those who were interested are able to go.

Jan Butterworth

Secretary/Press Officer

SFFANZ

 

How To Train Your Dragon stage show

We currently have 8 people keen and need 12 more to get tickets at this discounted price.

So extending the deadline to Thursday at 4pm.  If you want to take advantage of this offer, email me at secretary@sffanz.sf.org.nz

Jan

SFFANZ have organized discounted tickets to the How To Train Your Dragon stage show.

Tickets are $54.90 for adults, children up to 12 $44.90.

How To Train Your Dragon is at Vector Arena 18th – 22nd April at 7pm.

This offer is only for weekday performances – Wednesday 18th April or Thursday 9th April.

To take advantage of this price we need a minimum of 20 people.

To take advantage of the offer please email me by this Thursday at 4pm.

State which day(s) you can attend.

Jan Butterworth

Secretary/Press Officer

SFFANZ

How To Train Your Dragon stage show

SFFANZ have organized discounted tickets to the How To Train Your Dragon stage show.

Tickets are $54.90 for adults, children up to 12 $44.90.

How To Train Your Dragon is at Vector Arena 18th – 22nd April.

This offer is only for weekday performances – Wednesday 18th April or Thursday 9th April.

To take advantage of this price we need a minimum of 20 people.

To take advantage of the offer please email me by this Monday 4pm at secretary@sffanz.sf.org.nz.  State which day(s) you can attend.

Jan Butterworth

Secretary/Press Officer SFFANZ

secretary@sffanz.sf.org.nz

DRAGONS LIVE!

FLYING, FIRE-BREATHING DRAGONS NOW EXIST BEYOND YOUR IMAGINATION

Global Creatures, creators of the magnificent Walking With Dinosaurs and DreamWorks Theatricals, are bringing flying, fire-breathing dragons to life in an unparalleled live entertainment event.  The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular is an epic arena adventure inspired by the Academy Award nominated DreamWorks Animation film, How to Train Your Dragon.

The How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story that is set in the mythical world of burly Vikings and wild dragons, and is based on the book by Cressida Cowell. It centres on Hiccup, a Viking teenager who doesn’t fit in with his tribe’s longstanding tradition of heroic dragon slayers. Hiccup’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him and his fellow Vikings to see the world from an entirely different point of view.

Performance schedule:

Wednesday 18 April – 7 pm

Thursday 19 April – 7pm

Friday 20 April – 11am & 7pm

Saturday 21 April – 11am, 3pm & 7pm

Sunday 22 April – 11am

Ticket Prices

Premium – $99.90

A-Reserve – $79.90

B-Reserve – $64.90

Concession and Group prices starting from $44.90 available on selected performances.

Bookings through Ticketmaster: Phone 0800-111-999 or http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/promo/x6kdro

www.dragonslive.co.nz

Star Wars Dance Battle

Pump Dance presents STAR WARS. Discover the Galactic Empire as you’ve never seen it before. Follow Luke Skywalker and the Rebels as they conquer the Dark Side in a dance battle that is out of this world!

With over 350 dancers ranging in age from 4 to 26 years, the Pump Dance crews captivate audiences with their endless energy. Hip hop, jazz, contemporary and ballet are combined with high-impact visuals to create a must-see show for the whole family and all lovers of modern dance.

Saturday 26th November at the Opera House, Wellington.

Matinee Show 3:30pm

Evening Show 7pm

Tickets available through Ticketek. Adults $25, Children (14 years and under) $20, Family (2 adults, 2 children) $75.

APOLLO 13: Mission Control – Interactive theatre event.

Downstage Theatre in Wellington is hosting “APOLLO 13 : Mission Control”, an audience participation work following the story of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission. The following is from the production information:

As three astronauts trapped 200,000 miles from earth fight for their lives, audience members seated in ‘Mission Control’ must make the critical decisions necessary to bring the heroes safely home. … the theatre is transformed into an authentic 1970s replica of Mission Control, complete with retro computers, giant video screens, and elaborate consoles. Seats are also available in the ‘Press Gallery’ for those who prefer a bird’s eye view of the action.

Further information including session times and prices can be found at the Downstage site. The event runs from 30 Oct – 18 Dec 2010.