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Get LIVELY in May 2013


MAY 2013

Wellington has been very spoilt for choice recently with blockbuster acts such as Robert Plant followed the next night by Bonnie Raitt - your TV should be getting lonely! The great news is it's not slowing down - May ramps up with entertainment including comedy, sports, dance, opera, and music. There has never been a better opportunity to grab a friend or treat the kids, get out of the house and experience something special in the capital of cool. Because things truly are better LIVE!

MEET OUR LIVE REPORTERS!

Recently we went on the hunt for Wellington’s most talented writers, bloggers, lyricists, poets and out of all of the incredible applications received, we’re pleased to say we have secured our savvy six! Over the coming months, our talented LIVE Reporters will be let loose in our venues to experience and review all kinds of LIVE shows and performances throughout the Autumn season. Check out Reporting LIVE!

COMEDY AND SPORTS GALORE!

The NZ International Comedy Festival 2013 begins at the end of April leading into numerous shows in May to get your laugh on! We are excited to welcome comedians such as Danny Bhoy, Wilson Dixon, Tom Green just to name a few! The entertainment continues with loads of sport on offer such as Haier Pulse home games, basketball in style with Wellington Saints, and don't miss the world-famous ball handlers The Harlem Globetrotters!


WHAT’S COMING LIVE AND NEW ON SALE

Look out for Stage Challenge - going on sale soon with their May performances! HANDMADE 2013 is a festival celebrating all things handmade – learn to create beautiful and contemporary crafts, Wellington Town Hall (plus other venues in the city), 1-2 June. The well known children's books are coming to the stage! Hairy Maclary & Friends will be visiting the Opera House, 19-20 July. Spend An Evening with Joan Baez; America's legendary folk singer, songwriter and activist, as she returns to our country after 20 years. Michael Fowler Centre, 31 August. Stash the gold, guard the women and hide the rum ... The Pirates of Penzance comic opera is coming to the Opera House, 3 September.

STILL A CHANCE TO SEE IT LIVE


The Golden Carnie Awards are a celebration of the finest from our very own national circus industry, Opera House, 20 April. The NZSO pays tribute to all of our ANZAC heroes with On Anzac Eve, Michael Fowler Centre, 24 April. ANZAC Day: We'll Meet Again features the Beat Girls and the Central Band of the Royal New Zealand Airforce, Wellington Town Hall, 25 April. Have a ball with the Wellington Saints vs Taranaki MountainAirs, TSB Bank Arena, 26 April. First Laughs kicks off the NZ International Comedy Festival with a touch of class, Opera House, 28 April. Don't miss netball at its best with Haier Pulse v Waikato-BOP Magic, TSB Bank Arena, 28 April.

WHAT'S LIVE IN MAY

DANNY BHOY

The Scottish comedian presents his 'Dear Epson' tour - prepare for giggles!
THE 5 STAR COMEDY TOUR

Five world-class comedians in one big two hour show under one roof. Book fast!
BRYN TERFEL

The NZSO invites you to marvel at one of the world’s finest bass-baritones.

Opera House
30 Apr-1 May
Opera House
3 May
Michael Fowler Centre
3 May

WILSON DIXON

Everyone's favourite cowboy from Cripple Creek rolls into the coolest little capital!
XIANG ZOU & JIAN LIU

Wellington Chamber Music. A rare opportunity to hear the complete Etudes by Ligeti and Debussy.

Opera House
4 May
Ilott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall
5 May

TOM GREEN

Experience non-stop laughter with his brilliantly cracked view of the world around him!
STEPHEN K AMOS

The hilarious Brit is coming to the Opera House as 'The Spokesman'.
WELLINGTON SAINTS V MANAWATU JETS

Regional basketball action that you won't want to miss.

Opera House
5 May
Opera House
5 May
TSB Bank Arena
7 May

WAYNE BRADY

See the multi Emmy award-winning comedian and star of 'Whose Line is it Anyway'.
ARJ BARKER - GO TIME

The Flight of the Conchords pal and slick comedian presents his new show 'Go Time'.
HEAR & FAR

NZSO presents a new annual concert series dedicated to Modern Masters.

Opera House
7 May
Opera House
8 May
Wellington Town Hall
10 May


MORE TAPE - THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE

Spectacular stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting and punch lines with no words!
MADAME BUTTERFLY

NBR New Zealand Opera 2013 season. Their first opera of the year needs no introduction, Puccini’s masterpiece - Madame Butterfly.

Opera House
10 May
St James Theatre
11-18 May

NZTRIO

Chamber Music NZ presents a concert of intensity, playfulness, exoticism and romance.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS PRINCESSES & HEROES

Magical daring acrobatics and breathtaking skating!
THE LARK ASCENDING

NZSO. Lovely lyrical melodies soar over a gentle body of sound.

Wellington Town Hall
15 May
TSB Bank Arena
15-19 May
Michael Fowler Centre
17 May


POINSETT PIANO TRIO

Wellington Chamber Music. Three of the loveliest, and greatest, piano trios.
JIMEOIN - WHAT?!

An Irish stand-up comedian and actor internationally hailed as one of live comedy’s masters.
PUPPETRY OF THE PE*NIS

The latest offering from the team of testicular twisters in a hilarious vaudeville romp.

Ilott Theatre
19 May
Opera House
19 May
Opera House
19 May


TENACIOUS D

The American comic rock genius of Jack Black and Kyle Gass are touring as an acoustic duo. Rightfully hailed as 'the greatest band on Earth' with hits including 'Tribute' and a Grammy nomination for the album 'Rize of the Fenix', this is one to put in your calendar!
Opera House
21 May


THE NUTCRACKER

The internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet “La Classique” perform this masterpiece.
THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE 2013

40th anniversary celebration of the ‘Dark Side of the Moon”.
NIGHT CREATURE

Orchestra Wellington. A blend of jazz vitality and popular music with the classical idiom.

St James Theatre
24-25 May
TSB Bank Arena
25 May
Wellington Town Hall
26 May

HAIER PULSE V WEST COAST FEVER

Catch on-court action with the world’s best netball league.
THE HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS

Ball-handling wizardry, and basketball artistry.
WELLINGTON SAINTS V OCEANAGOLD NUGGETS

Show your support as the boys take on the competition.

TSB Bank Arena
26 May
TSB Bank Arena
27 May
TSB Bank Arena
28 May


VERDI-WAGNER

NZSM Orchestra. Orchestral and operatic masterpieces from each composer.
WORLD VISION KIDS FOR KIDS

Iconic choir performances with Kiwi kids as the stars!
JAZZGROOVE MOTHERSHIP ORCHESTRA

One of the world's leading independent jazz orchestras.

Wellington Town Hall
28 May
Opera House
29 May
Ilott Theatre
30 May

OF NOTE...


SHOW ME WELLINGTON 2013

The coolest little capital is getting ready to show NZ what hosting truly unforgettable events is all about. If you supply to the Wellington conference and events industry, or you organise events and need inspiration, make sure you diary the date and REGISTER NOW!

TSB Bank Arena
21 August

ENDS

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