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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

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