The Abba Show Set to Reignite Abba-Mania
The Abba Show Set to Reignite Abba-Mania Across New Zealand
New Zealand is set for a big month of dancing and sequined frivolity when the world’s premier ABBA tribute The ABBA Show jets in for a full national tour this November.
Following more than 4000 international performances to date, including recent tours of North America and South Africa, the show’s NZ tour will take in an exhausting 22 different venues in just 34 days.
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale concert experience and stage show featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances with a live band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.
Audiences can sing
along to Dancing Queen, Knowing Me Knowing You, Ring Ring,
The Winner Takes It All, Fernando, Super Trouper and many
more. And despite Mamma Mia (the musical) still doing the
rounds, promoter John Van Grinsven from Showtime Australia
is confident that fans will recognize the distinct and
worthwhile experience that The ABBA Show offers:
“They’re completely different shows. Mamma Mia is a great musical but The ABBA Show does more of an authentic concert experience. We’ve worked really hard to make it just the way the fans will remember it if they were lucky enough to see the originals perform live. It really is a unique show.”
The starring cast of the show, including Brits Hannah Pocock as Agnetha and Jenna Ball as Frida and Aussies Cameron Charters as Bjorn and Brent McMullen as Benny, has put in countless hours to achieve the attention to detail that the show is famous for. In addition to pre-production rehearsals in Australia and solo rehearsals in their own hometowns across the globe, the cast uses free days during their tours to practice and study old ABBA footage in order to perfect intricacies like accents and mannerisms.
With some venues already close to selling out the cast is looking forward to big crowds and great atmosphere for the upcoming tour.
Visit theabbashow.com.au for tickets or more information.
TOUR DATES - 2016
28 OCTOBER: UPPER HUTT - EXPRESSIONS WHIRINAKI ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
1 NOVEMBER: NELSON - THEATRE ROYAL
2 NOVEMBER: NELSON - THEATRE ROYAL
3 NOVEMBER: BLENHEIM - ASB THEATRE MARLBOROUGH
4 NOVEMBER: GREYMOUTH - REGENT CENTRE
5 NOVEMBER: TIMARU - THEATRE ROYAL
6 NOVEMBER: OAMARU - OPERA HOUSE
9 NOVEMBER: CHRISTCHURCH - ISAAC THEATRE ROYAL
11 NOVEMBER: INVERCARGILL - CIVIC THEATRE
12 NOVEMBER: DUNEDIN - MAYFAIR THEATRE
13 NOVEMBER: ASHBURTON - TRUST EVENT CENTRE
17 NOVEMBER: PARAPARAUMU - SOUTHWARD THEATRE
18 NOVEMBER: WELLINGTON - OPERA HOUSE
19 NOVEMBER: PALMERSTON NORTH - REGENT ON BROADWAY
20 NOVEMBER: NEW PLYMOUTH - TSB SHOWPLACE
21 NOVEMBER: HAMILTON - CLARENCE ST THEATRE
22 NOVEMBER: WHAKATANE - THE LITTLE THEATRE
23 NOVEMBER: NAPIER - MUNICIPAL THEATRE
25 NOVEMBER: TAURANGA - BAYCOURT ADDISON THEATRE
26 NOVEMBER: AUCKLAND - BRUCE MASON CENTRE
27 NOVEMBER: KERIKERI - TURNER CENTRE
29 NOVEMBER: WHANGAREI - FORUM NORTH
30 NOVEMBER: ROTORUA: CIVIC CENTRE