Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Go Girl joins Rotorua cast for Comedy Cabaret

Go Girl joins Rotorua cast for Comedy Cabaret

A new, “flamboyantly fantastical” show is set to begin its summer season in Rotorua with some of the best theatrical talent this country has to offer.

But this isn’t just any glitzy cabaret show. Directed by Ian Harman, artistic director of the Boom Boom Room, and with Musical Direction by Darlene Mohekey, creative director of Emerge Entertainment, the Blue Baths Comedy Cabaret is a show that spans the decades, offering clever and entertaining comic routines, illusions and brilliant trickery, mixed with jazz standards, classic show tunes and pop and disco hits.

Harman and Mohekey say the larger-than-life characters and sensational costumes reflect the spirit of the “art-deco decadence and risqué history” of the Blue Baths, which was the first bath house in the country to allow men and women to bathe together. The venue is celebrating its 80th birthday this month.

“The show embodies the spirit of the building itself and everyone has stepped outside of their comfort zones in order to bring this huge, conceptual idea to life. It couldn’t just be a show with singing and dancing, we wanted to make people go ‘wow’,” Ian says.

“It’s much more than a traditional cabaret – it’s a party, a story, a journey and a burlesque show, and the audience will build a real connection to the characters. It’s very funny, but people will also feel compassion and sorrow - you can’t have comedy without tragedy.”

The pair say audiences can expect the unexpected, as well as a little naughtiness, with lots of surprises strewn throughout some well-known song and dance numbers.

The experienced performers come from a range of musical and theatrical backgrounds, and include well-known actor Bronwyn Turei, from the hit TV show Go Girls. Bronwyn plays a fun, flirty character by the name of Busty Bubbles, who may or may not end up the victim of foul play after a knife-throwing act.

The Comedy Cabaret opens at the Blue Baths on 4 January and runs until 15 February, 2014. Doors and bar open at 7pm, with the show beginning at 8pm. Drinks and platters will be available throughout the evening.

General admission from $45 per person, with discounted admission available for under 25s and over 65s. Booking online or enquiries to 07 3502119.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Christchurch: Fixing Town Hall Means Performing Arts Precinct Rethink

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says. More>>


With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>


Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>


Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>


Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>


Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news