Theatre, Film & 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.
His/Herstory - An Outstanding Double Bill
Kate JasonSmith’s acclaimed show I’ll Tell You This for Nothing is the dramatic and often humorous tale of her mother Phyllis who was awarded the Legion d’Honneur as a QA nurse on the WWII battlefields.
Milord Goffredo is Jan Bolwell’s dynamic re-creation of her father Geoffrey’s WW11 exploits - a Dunedin butcher who became ‘a bloody legend’ in a small northern Italian town, where he lived in a cave for two years after twice escaping from her German captors.
“….. a cracker of a New Zealand story beautifully evoked.” Mark Amery, Sunday Times
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
After successful seasons over recent years of Rent, Mamma Mia, The Phantom of the Opera & Hair, the Otaki Players are back with a glamorous production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
Based on the popular 1994 film of the same name, Priscilla Queen of the Desert follows two drag queens and a transsexual who buy a run-down old bus (they call it Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her far-away resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon who’s best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, while strengthening their own friendship.
Saturday Laughs, with Pax Assadi and Samantha Hannah
Saturday Laughs is a two hour comedy showcase of some top NZ and international talent, right in the heart of Kāpiti at Te Raukura ki Kāpiti in Coastlands' Theatre. Emceed by Pax Assadi regarded as one of the most exciting young acts in New Zealand by his peers & audiences alike.
With feature act Samantha Hannah from her homeland in Scotland to her new home in NZ, Samantha has had audiences laughing around the globe. A class act.
Also starring El Jaguar! From the dusty streets of Guadalajara, rising triumphant as the Mexican luchador everyone wanted to be in the World Wrestling Federation circa 1990, then into obscurity: El Jaguar is making a comeback… and it’s going to be hilarious.
Paraparaumu College Performing Arts present It's Showtime!
Enjoy performances from the College Performing Arts Department including the talented Orchestra conducted by Merrick Stein.
All concert proceeds will go to Mary Potter Hospice and the Cancer Society.
Let's Talk About ME!
Let's Talk About ME! is a follow-your-dreams comedy musical starring Andrew London and featuring twenty-seven of his original and most popular songs. Because you're never too old to follow your heart!
The musical tells the story of Darryl Newman, a man with a broken guitar, two mortgages, and a mid-life crisis. His ambitious wife wants him to "get a haircut and get a real job". His teenage daughter is an alien to him in a tech-driven, social media world. After an altercation at a wedding gig, Darryl is ordered to go to anger management. Over the course of a week, Darryl meets a diverse range of people who guide him towards a new perspective on life. He learns that the things in life that make you rich are not possessions, but rather passions.
Seats for this premiere season of Let's Talk About ME! will be keenly sought after, so book now and make sure you're among the first to see this hilarious new Kiwi musical!
Dancing Queen: A Tribute to ABBA
It’s time to secure your seats to the ABBA show everyone loves and adores! The world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand!
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA is a full-scale concert production featuring more than two hours of fun, energetic musical performances with a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.
Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators ABBAsolutely fABBAulous, Dancing Queen: A Tribute To ABBA gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!