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Welcome to the first eNews for 2013!

This year promises to be a bumper year for theatre goers with a number of exciting shows, events
and performances coming up.

THIS MONDAY Festival of Song - Gala Concert & Prizegiving
Monday 14 January 7.30pm Theatre
Join NZ Singing School students at the finale of the 2013 Festival of Song this Monday. The concert will feature the best of classical and contemporary solo pieces from selected School students, as well as a selection of ensembles and choruses . There will be a guest appearance from the School’s Black Barn Artist in Residence, award winning Broadway star, Liz Callaway.
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A FUN NIGHT OUT The Eastern - Town Like Here Tour
Friday 8 February 7.30pm Plaza
Join The Eastern in the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza for a great evening. Often referred as NZ's hardest working band, The Eastern is packing up the banjo, fiddle, and six string to hit the road in its Town Like Here tour.
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ART DECO DOUBLE BUY Veronica Lake - Double Feature
Tuesday 12 & Wednesday 13 February 7.00pm
Kick off Art Deco Weekend with this Veronica Lake Double Feature celebrating Veronica Lake and the best and worst excesses of Hollywood’s golden era with the acclaimed stage show Drowning In Veronica Lake and Sullivan’s Travels movie double feature.
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ART DECO DOUBLE BUY As Time Goes By - 'HB Warbirds'
Friday 15 February 7.30pm & Saturday 16 February 2.00pm
Hawke's Bay favourites 'Warbirds' return to the stage with an all new show. This musical feast of thirties and forties favourites is sure to have your feet tapping and your heart pounding, as you are taken back to one of the greatest musical eras of all time!
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Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra & James Hill
Friday 22 February 7.30pm
Not to be missed! This promises to be an unforgettable night of ukulele skills and thrills from New Zealand’s “national treasures” and Canada’s “ukulele sex symbol”. Watch in wonder as the superb musicians mix heavenly harmonies and stunning solos with madcap antics and mini instruments, creating “entertainment of the highest order” that has their sell-out audiences on their feet and singing along.
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Monday 11 March 7.30pm
Direct from Las Vegas, Oh What a Night! celebrates the hits of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons in an entertaining format that internationally has had the audiences singing along, clapping and cheering for more. Returning to Hawke's Bay in 2013 after rave performances last year.
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NEW! Tony Joe White
Friday 22 March 7.30pm
You may know him as the Swamp Fox, you may know him by his birth name, you may just know his timeless music, but it doesn’t really matter how you know him – the main thing is that you’re acquainted at all with the one-and-only Tony Joe White.
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NEW! Peta Mathias LIVE
Saturday 22 March 7.30pm
An evening of storytelling, cooking, singing and hilarity with the one and only Peta Mathias. Inspirational, razor witted and scandalously funny, the author, television personality and chef presents a live one woman stage show.

Pre show complimentary glass of Arrogant Frog Sparkling Rose – French bubbles from 7.00pm. Show starts 7.30pm.


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Gerry & The Pacemakers Farewell Tour
with special guest The Searchers
Monday 1 April 7.00pm
Gerry and the Pacemakers were a major part of what history now calls ‘The 60’s British Invasion’ along with their friends the Beatles, with songs like How do you do it, I like it, Ferry cross the Mersey and You’ll never walk alone.
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CLASSIC ROGER HALL Roger Hall's Taking Off
Wednesday 24 April 7.30pm
Four of New Zealand’s best leading ladies take off on Roger Hall’s funny, sensitive comedy that trails four Kiwi gals who, for various personal reasons, decide it’s never too late to do their big OE.
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Moscow Ballet ‘La Classique’ – The Nutcracker
Monday 20 May 7.30pm Theatre
Moscow Ballet La Classique return to New Zealand with their spectacular masterpiece – The Nutcracker.
In two acts, this traditional performance festive tale will bring to life the fantastically popular Tchaikovsky score, for all the family.
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For all ticket sales, go to the Hawke's Bay Opera House Box Office corner Hastings and Eastbourne Street,


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