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Hawke's Bay Opera House Newsletter

Hawke's Bay Opera House Newsletter

We have another sensational international and national line up of events planned that we guarantee will excite and entertain.

This weekend sees a double header of Te Radar’s “Eating the Dog” (ironic title given recent media reports) on Saturday night, don’t panic you loyal All Black fans, the show will be finished in time for the 10pm kick off. And on Sunday afternoon at 4pm Opera Hawke’s Bay are presenting “Celebrating Opera”. “This concert will feature choruses of the world’s best loved operas such as Les Miserables, Die Fledermaus, Faust, La Boheme and La Traviata. The most well known songs from some of the best Operas in the world - what a great way to spend your time on a Sunday afternoon!

Did you know it would have been Michael Jackson birthday on the 29th of August? To commemorate the life and music of Michael Jackson a FREE concert featuring DJ Little B and an entourage of Hawke's Bay singers and entertainers will be held in the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza.

The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra one of New Zealand’s hottest acts is coming to Hawke's Bay! We are thrilled to announce as well as playing a full concert on Saturday the 17th of October they will also be making a guest appearance at Friday’s Secondary Schools ukulele concert in the Plaza. If that’s not enough to inspire you we will be gathering all of Hawke's Bay’s ukulele players to attempt the Guinness World Record for the largest Ukulele Ensemble on Saturday morning 12noon - so dust off your Uke’s and lets put the Hawke’s Bay Ukulele Festival in Hastings on the world stage!!!

If you have not already heard “Busting Out” is taking New Zealand by storm - you don’t want to miss this comedy spectacular. A ‘D cup’ full of entertainment direct from Melbourne’s Festival. The ladies promise an evening overflowing with brazen, fun entertainment.

AUGUST 2009

Event: TE RADAR'S EATING THE DOG
Date and Venue: Saturday 22nd of August at 8pm in the HB Opera House Assembly Room
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: A Reserve Seats Adults $35.00 / Seniors/Students $30.00
B Reserve Seats Adults $30.00 / Seniors/Students $28.00
(plus $2 booking fee per person)
Te Radar’s Eating the Dog is an original comedy work written and performed by comedian, satirist and raconteur Te Radar. It’s an educational and satirical look through New Zealand's history focusing on the people that gave it a red hot go, but perhaps lost a limb, or their life, in the process.

Event: CELEBRATING OPERA - Opera Hawke's Bay
Date and Venue: Sunday 23rd of August at 4pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $25 and Seniors/Students $20 (plus $2 booking fee per person)
Opera Hawke's Bay presents "Celebrating Opera" an afternon concert of choruses from the worlds of best loved operas. Featuring Ben Makisi, Caroline Hickman, rising star Daniela Young, the Heretaunga Intermediate School Choir, and a chorus of Hawke's Bay's best voices. Together they will perform a selection of operatic chorus favourites including choruses from Le Miserables, Die Fledermaus, Faust, La Boheme and La Traviata.

Event: GALA OPENING COCKTAIL PARTY - Hawke's Bay Racing Inc
Date and Venue: Friday 28th of August at 6.30pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: All tickets $40 per person (plus $2 booking fee per person)
Celebrate the commencement of the Hawkes Bay Spring Racing Carnival with a stunning evening of live music and great company with complimentary drinks and nibbles. A wonderful opportunity to catch up with everyone and enjoy the anticipation and hussle as the Canival gears up!

SEPTEMBER 2009

Event: OPERATUNITY - 2009 DAY TIME CONCERT SERIES
Date and Venue: Friday 4th of September at 11am in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Phone 0508 266 237 or email bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Price: Adult $25 per person and includes lunch
Join Geoffrey and his gallivanting gavel as the Chairman with fine artistes for a rollicky, rousing, sensational, scintillating show of marvelous mellifluous melody, monumentally magnificent melodrama and fantastic frolicking fun.

Event: HOT PINK CHARITY EVENT - A Hastings Marketing Event
Date and Venue: Friday 11th of September at 6pm in the HB Opera House Plaza
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $28.00 per person (plus $2 booking fee pp)

The Blossom Festival's hot new event showcasing iconic Rose from leading Hawke's Bay wineries. Groove to the sounds of funky jazz, dub, reggae and rock. Special appearance by rhyming Pop Tart, Penny Ashton - a cross between Lynn of Tawa and Graham Norton - bossy, shameless and hysterical. Delicious canapés by Dish. Lots of prizes to be won. DRESS: Think Pink!

Event: HOT PINK BITS (R18) - HASTINGS BLOSSOM FESTIVAL TRUST
Date and Venue: Saturday 12th of September at 8pm in the HB Opera House Assembly Room
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $32.00 / Seniors $30.00 (plus $2 booking fee per person)

What ever happened to Devine Brown? Can a phone sex operator get RSI? NZ's favourite saucy minx, Penny Ashton, fresh from sell out shows in USA, Canada, UK and Australia presents her award winning show which trawls the inns .... and outs of the international sex trade.
Please note this is an R18 show and content may offend.

Event: BLOSSOM DANCE 2009 - HASTINGS BLOSSOM FESTIVAL TRUST
Date and Venue: Saturday 19th of September at 8pm in the HB Opera House Assembly Room
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $30 / Seniors $24 (plus $2 booking fee per person)
The fabulous dance floor at the Assembly Ballroom is one of the best in the country and it's waiting for you to step the light fantastic. Dance the night away with the Hawkes Bay Jazz Club Big Band. A light supper is included in the price of the ticket. Heretaunga Street Entrance.

Event: TU TANGARA - SUPER 14
Date and Venue: Saturday 19th of September at 6pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Tickets on sale soon from TicketDirect
Price: To be advised (plus $2 booking fee per person)
Ngati Kahungunu Secondary Schools Performing Arts Competition 2009
Kapa Haka that push past the traditional boundaries. This is a competition that allows young people to explore their creative minds. To utilise and revive the use of traditional Polynesian instruments, to incorporate modern Maori dance and compose waiata with contemporary beats. Nau mai haere mai – a definite entertaining night out for the whole family.
Event: TUTIRA MAI HUKARERE ME TEAUTE
Date and Venue: Friday 25th of September at 5pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Tickets on sale soon from TicketDirect
Price: To be advised (plus $2 booking fee per person)
Hukarere Girls College and TeAute College combine for an evening of Kapahaka and song. The passion, enthusiasm, pride and dedication of the students shines through in this outstanding combination.

OCTOBER 2009

Event: THE LADY BUNCH - The first of the Diva Series
Date and Venue: Saturday 19th of September at 8pm in the HB Opera House Assembly Room
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $28 and Seniors/Students $24 (plus $2 booking fee per person)
Hawke’s Bay Opera House and Creative Hastings present the first of the Diva Series ‘The Lady Bunch’. Three of NZ’s top comedians, Michele A’Court, Justine Smith and Irine Pink come to the Hawke’s Bay Opera House. Each of these three comedians is successful in her own right, with a raft of awards and trophies littering their various living rooms. Ticket price includes coffee & a slice!

Event: BUSTING OUT!
Date and Venue: Saturday 3rd of October at 7.30pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $59.90 and Seniors/Students $52.90 (plus $2 booking fee per person)
THE SHOW THAT HAS THE WHOLE OF AUSTRALIA TALKING IS FINALLY COMING TO NEW ZEALAND!
Seen by over 200,000 Australians in the last 18 months, Busting Out! is the show that literally has women cheering on their feet and men gasping with amazement! Starring Emma Powell (last seen in New Zealand in the sold out production of Mamma Mia) and Australia's number one comic, Bev Killick, Busting Out! is packed with bouncy songs, sidesplitting characters and fascinating demonstrations of the lesser known uses of your drooping assets.

Event: OPERATUNITY - 2009 DAY TIME CONCERT SERIES

Date and Venue: Friday 9th of October at 11am in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Phone 0508 266 237 or email bookings@operatunity.co.nz

Price: Adult $25 per person and includes lunch
Starts at 11am in the Hawke's Bay Opera House and includes lunch. Join us for a look at the works of these three great composers. Hits from their shows and some lesser known gems from their song books.

Event: HAWKE'S BAY SCHOOLS UKULELE ORCHESTRA - HB Ukulele Festival
Date and Venue: Saturday 19th of September at 6pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: No tickets Required
Price: Gold Coin Donation
Hawke’s Bay Schools Ukulele Orchestra
Friday 16th October 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Plaza – gold coin donation
Schools from around Hawke's Bay performing in the Plaza, joined by the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra for a couple of numbers.

Event: THE WORLD RECORD FOR THE MOST UKULELES PLAYED TOGETHER
Date and Venue: Saturday 9th of September at 6pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: No ticket required
Price: Free
The World Record for the most Ukuleles Played Together
Saturday 17th October at 12pm - Held in the Plaza & Cushing Foyer
Come on Hawke’s Bay lets join the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra to beat the Guinness World record of 851 ukuleles!

Event: THE WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL UKULELE ORCHESTRA
Date and Venue: Saturday 17th of October at 7.30pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Adult $30 / Children (under 13 years) $25 / Seniors/Students $25
(plus $2 booking fee per person)
The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra.
Eleven Ukuleles, a double bass, and a dozen strummers combine to cause a sensational and regularly undignified scrabble for tickets whenever they appear across the land. Renowned for their sing-a-long favourites, stunning dress sense, blazing solos, this group’s homage to music’s proudest and most important instrument is lovingly interpreted in hit songs across the musical generations.
Early Bird Special if you say ‘Great Ukulele’s’ and buy 2 x adult tickets at $30 each and get 1 x child (under 13 usually $20) free. Available from 5th to 26th August. Get in quick!

Event: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE - Wesley Samoan Methodist Choir
Date and Venue: Saturday 24th of October at 6.30pm in the HB Opera House
Buy Tickets from: Any Hawke's Bay TicketDirect outlet or online at www.ticketdirect.co.nz

Price: Tickets on sale soon (plus $2 booking fee per person)
A selection of multi cultural song and dance presented by
the Wesley Samoan Methodist Choir.

ENDS

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