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

 


Full-flavoured works in bite-sized time slots

Short+Sweet Song offers full-flavoured works in bite-sized time slots

Short+Sweet Song 2014 swings into the city this month with nine bite-sized musicals performed each night.

Short+Sweet Song is part of the four-week Short+Sweet Festival and kicks off on Tuesday 9 September at The Auckland Performing Arts Centre (TAPAC).

With no single performance longer than 10 minutes and each being a complete work in itself, a night at Short+Sweet Song is one where you won’t know what’s coming next.


With no single performance longer than 10 minutes and each being a complete work in itself, a night at Short+Sweet Song is one where you won’t know what’s coming next.

This year Short+Sweet Song features nine mini-musicals including Love And Other Mysteries by Patrick Kelly, Cushion by Rex McGregor and Asian Karaoke by Jun Bin Lee. At the end of each night the audience votes for their favourites.

Short+Sweet Song Artistic Coordinator, Robbie Ellis, says the event, now in its second year, has taken on a life of its own.

“I'm stoked that Short+Sweet Song has now reached the ‘terrible twos’. This part of the festival is now a rambunctious two-year-old toddler, banging its hands on every musical style in sight: energetic funk rock, wispy singer-songwriterism, heart wrenching music drama, Asian karaoke and many more,” he says.

“Our all-singing, all-dancing performers are talented, funny, and keen to bring you nine concise pieces in a night's entertainment. New musical theatre is alive and well in Auckland!”

Over the course of the four-week festival, Short+Sweet boasts an incredible 35 plays, 27 dance performances and nine musical works involving 50 directors, 40 playwrights, 30 choreographers, nine composers and close to 300 performers.

Short+Sweet Dance is at TAPAC, 100 Motions Rd, Western Springs in Auckland from 16-21 September. Book at www.tapac.org.nz and find out more about the whole Short+Sweet Festival atwww.shortandsweet.org.nz

ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Culture: Rare Hundertwasser Conservation Posters Found After 40 Years

When Jan and Arnold Heine put a roll of conservation posters into storage in 1974 they had no idea that 42 years later they would be collectors items. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: The Stolen Island: Searching for ‘Ata by Scott Hamilton

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Reviewed by Michael Horowitz
Located even further south than temperate Noumea, Tonga’s tiny island of ‘Ata might have become the jewel of the kingdom’s burgeoning tourist industry. Imagine a Tongan resort that would not only be mild in winter, but pleasant in summer. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Pretence. No Bullshit. Fine Poem.

John Dickson doesn’t publish much; never has. Indeed, this new collection is his first such in 18 years. As he wryly and dryly states,

I’ve published two slim volumes, and spent all
My time working on the next.
(from Wasp p.67) More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays On Place From Aotearoa NZ

The New Zealand landscape undoubtedly is very beautiful, but so is the British one, and my attachment to this country is much more about some particular places, and the memories and emotions that in them combine, than it is about the landscape as a whole. More>>

Canonisation Fodder: Suzanne Aubert Declared ‘Venerable’

Suzanne Aubert, the founder of the Sisters of Compassion New Zealand’s home grown order of Sisters, has been declared ‘venerable’, a major milestone on the path to sainthood in the Catholic Church. More>>

“I Have Not Performed Well Enough”: Ernie Merrick Leaving Wellington Phoenix

Ernie Merrick has stepped down from his position as Wellington Phoenix FC Head Coach. The club would like to thank Ernie for his contribution to Wellington Phoenix and wish him all the best in his future endeavours. More>>

Ray Columbus: NZ Music Icon Passes Away

60s New Zealand music Icon Ray Columbus has passed away peacefully at his home north of Auckland... Ray Columbus enjoyed more than three decades at the top of NZ entertainment as a singer, songwriter, bandleader, music manager and TV star. More>>

Review: Bernard Herrmann's Scores For 'Vertigo' & 'Psycho'

Howard Davis: The NZSO's adventurousness was richly-rewarded, as the deeply appreciative Wellington audience was given the opportunity not only to see a couple of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest films, but also to hear fine renditions of two of Bernard Herrmann's most accomplished film scores. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news