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Get Lively in Wellington - July 2013

Get Lively in Wellington

July 2013

July gives us a good chance to test our winter woollies in the coolest little capital. Contrary to the outside elements, inside our venues it's heating up as some of the most anticipated acts and events draw us out of our cosy homes!  The Phantom of the Opera came to life in June and will continue to mesmerise Wellingtonians until wrapping up on the 6 July. Yes, Prime Minister politics its way onto the Opera House stage plus get ready for a mixed July bag of goodies - sport, stage, Stomp, Steve, swans, stars and Shapeshifter. Throw the gumboots away, don your stilettos and winklepickers and enjoy your entertainment LIVE!

LAST SHOWS IN THE WELLINGTON TOWN HALL!


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We want to fill our gorgeous Town Hall to the brim before it closes for refurbishment, so get along to see these fabulous acts: the ever-plucking, much-loved Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, Orchestra Wellington's Pounamu, and popular live drum and bass act Shapeshifter - Delta Live. Come along and be a part of something special!

WHAT’S COMING LIVE AND NEW ON SALE

Spend An Evening with Neil Cross who is an internationally acclaimed film/television writer plus master storyteller, Wellington Town Hall, 29 June. Event Horizon is a concert of scintillating percussion, Ilott Theatre, Wellington Town Hall, 1 August. The Gypsy Baron, a romantic musical feast in opera, Opera House, 10-17 August. New Zealand music will be plentiful during September! Celebrating four decades of this wonderful big band, The Rodger Fox 40th Anniversary Tour is coming to the Opera House, 5 September. Fly My Pretties is travelling from north to south with their Homeland Tour, Opera House, 18 September. Fat Freddy's Drop is celebrating the release of their album 'Blackbird', Opera House, 20 September. And after all that excitement, the hilarious ventriloquist David Strassman will be visiting Wellington with his show 'Careful What You Wish For', Opera House, 23 November.

LIVE IN WELLINGTON - COMING SOON!
On the 4th of July grab your copy of the fourth issue of LIVE in Wellington - either from the Dominion Post or one of our venues in the heart of the CBD. Included within the magazine, you'll find a wealth of information about the huge range of entertainment coming to our venues for you to enjoy. We'll also be releasing information about recruiting our next round of reporters for Reporting LIVE. We've had such a fantastic season of reviews, so we're excited to see who will be keen on joining our LIVE Reporter family!

STILL A CHANCE TO SEE IT LIVE

Fobulous; catch the latest offering from The Laughing Samoans, Opera House, 21 June. Popular pianist Richard Clayderman brings his 'Romantique' Concert to the Michael Fowler Centre, 21 June. The New Zealand String Quartet return in their first appearance for Wellington Chamber Music since 2010, Ilott Theatre, 23 June. The Wellington Careers Expo provides knowledge and help to youth, TSB Bank Arena, 23-24 June. The NZSO presents Verdi’s moving and majestic Requiem, Michael Fowler Centre, 29 June. Chamber Music NZ presents Beethoven reCYCLE, Part Two featuring the Appassionata sonata, Wellington Town Hall, 30 June.

WHAT'S LIVE IN JULY

YES, PRIME MINISTER
A BBC hit since the early 1980's, the British satirical sitcom 'Yes, Prime Minister' is coming to Wellington, LIVE on stage! Set in the present day, the embattled PM, Sir Humphrey and Bernard face their greatest challenge yet.

Opera House
2-6 July

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The Phantom has come out of his shadowy existence and onto the stage. Breathtaking theatre - enjoy the music of the night!

St James Theatre
13 June-6 July
St James Theatre
13 June-6 July

WELLINGTON SAINTS VS ZERO FEES SOUTHLAND SHARKS
North versus South - exciting basketball action that is best experienced LIVE! 

TSB Bank Arena
5 July

BOLD WORLDS
NZSO. A virtuosic percussionist mixed with exciting works of contemporary times.
Michael Fowler Centre
5 July

SMOKEFREEROCKQUEST
Regional finals and celebrating a silver anniversary, enjoy live NZ original music.

Opera House
12 July

RICHTER CITY ALL STARS VS VICTORIA ROLLER DERBY
The most fun on wheels!

TSB Bank Arena
13 July

THE VODAFONE SEASON OF SWAN LAKE
The RNZB presents a national tour of Swan Lake as the centrepiece of their 60th birthday year. The perfect synthesis of music and dance.

St James Theatre
18 – 27 July

STEVE VAI
He thrilled Wellington audiences when he toured with G3, and now we welcome back the superstar guitarist and visionary composer.
Wellington Town Hall
18 July

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