Theatre, Film and Dance
Explore the world of performing arts and film right here on the Kāpiti Coast. From touring national productions, international masterpieces and local talent, it's all right here - all year round.
Our House: The Madness Musical
20 Nov – 5 Dec 2020
Coasters Musical Theatre, 15 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu
The story of Our House follows Camden lad Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birthday, makes a decision that will change his life.
Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street. But things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up. Joe's life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the police.
Our House follows the two paths that Joe's life could take after that fateful night; one path means a criminal record and social exclusion, while the other will lose him the girl that he loves. Over a period of seven years and two alternative lives, Joe deals with the consequences of that night.
Charis O'Connor Theatre Arts: Showcase 2020
28 Nov 2020
Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu
Welcoming all our families and community to support our local dance school and enjoy this dance spectacular.
Join us for our end of year dance and theatre show, celebrating our 3rd fantastic year at Charis O'Connor Theatre Arts. We have children aged 2-17 years old taking part and showcasing all dance genres including ballet, acrobatics, jazz, tap, musical theatre, hip hop and contemporary.
Our 12pm show includes our baby ballet children. Our 4pm show includes our exciting awards ceremony with exam certificates, medals and trophies after the show.
Booking fees apply.
The ABBA Show
29 Nov 2020
Southward Museum , Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances featuring a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.
The starring cast of the show - the internationally acclaimed outfit ABBAsolutely fABBAulous – has put in countless hours to achieve the attention to detail that the show is famous for. With superb harmonies, great musicianship plus all the little details like dance moves, accents and mannerisms, The ABBA Show transcends the conventions of ‘tribute shows’ and enters a unique realm of authentic and professional recreation.
The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, to celebrate the music of ABBA and to dance the night away!
Trial by Jury (Gilbert & Sullivan)
5 Dec 2020
Te Raukura ki Kāpiti, Coastlands Theatre, 32 Raumati Rd, Paraparaumu
After a long period of lockdown, including many (many!) online rehearsals, the Light Opera Company of Khandallah, Johnsonville And Western Suburbs (The Lockjaws) are finally meeting their new director, Cynthia Fortitude. But now that the day is here, half of the cast have gone missing… No-one can find the costumes…. And the truck carrying the set has been impounded! Director Cynthia Fortitude does her best to rally the troops - compromises will HAVE to be made!
Don't miss this completely original take on an old favourite!
Duration: 70 minutes with no interval
POSTPONED: Femme Natale
20 Feb 2021
Cnr Beach Rd and Ames St, , Paekakariki
Hilariously truthful, Femme Natale is an unapologetically comic peek into the world of parenting, what comes before, during and after in this rambunctious mix of original songs and sketches.
Created in New Zealand for parents from all over! We need a laugh, and Femme Natale is coming out of Lock-down straight to Paekakariki.
“So funny, my face hurt from laughing. A must-see” - Emily Writes.
“Hilarious, human, viscerally resonant” - Adam Dodd at Globe Theatre
“Absolutely a must - so funny, even my husband who is a non-show person couldn't stop laughing.” Bernadette Searle.
Yesterday Once More
1 Apr 2021
Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, , Paraparaumu
From the creators of the hit show OH WHAT A NIGHT! comes a unique new musical revue celebrating four of the most iconic singing groups of the 70’s known for their soaring vocal harmonies.
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE stars four dynamic performers direct from Las Vegas whose lush harmonic interpretations of instantly recognizable hits of some of the most popular music ever recorded.
From THE CARPENTERS Close To You to ABBA’s Dancing Queen… and The MAMAS AND PAPAS’ California Dreaming to the 5th DIMENSION’s Up Up And Away you’ll enjoy non-stop hits, colourful choreography and informative and humorous banter. For everyone who remembers this music, it’s a return to rich harmonies and relatable songs. For anyone who simply loves great pop music and amazing vocal blends, this is a show not to be missed.
The Crooners - Operatunity
26 Jan 2021
Southward Theatre, Otaihanga Rd, Paraparaumu
Cruise down memory lane and swoon over smooth melodies, love songs and tight harmonies delivered with lots of pizzazz!
Starring singers Karl Perigo, Russell Dixon and Sharon Emirali, with a fabulous live band including Grant Winterburn, Lukas Fritsch and Mike Booth.