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'Saturday Night Fever' Begins National Tour Next Month

The greatest dancefloor musical of all time, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, begins its national tour next month.

Rehearsals begin in Christchurch next week, under the direction of Stefano Olivieri - 10 times Australian Professional DanceSport Champion, 2004 IDSF World Champion NV, two times winner of Dancing With The Stars NZ and judge of the series.

The all-star cast will feature international dancers selected by Stefano while musical supervision will be by iconic Kiwi musician Laughton Kora. Playing the lead role of Tony Manero is Tainui Kuru (Grease, Guys & Dolls, HMS Pinafore).

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the release of the film starring John Travolta -- spawning a decade of disco, fuelled by Bee Gees hits including Stayin Alive, Disco Inferno, More than a Woman, You Should Be Dancing and Jive Talkin -- this tour takes in 24 arenas and theatres throughout the country.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER is the iconic coming-of-age story of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970s Brooklyn. By day he is a humble paint store clerk but at night he turns into the polyester-clad king of the local discotheque. He uses the dance floor as an escape from the reality of his dead-end job, clashes with his unsupportive and squabbling parents, racial tensions in the local community, and his association with a gang of dead-beat friends.

This contemporary retelling of the classic story captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Now, a new generation of talented actors, singers and dancers meets a new generation of theatre-goers to explore the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy.

Combining some of the most groundbreaking choreography ever with the best-selling motion picture soundtrack of all time, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER will be staged in 24 arenas and theatres around New Zealand as the ultimate end of year party event.

"Hit song after hit song, bright lights and dancing to blow you away." —BBC


From the producer of New Zealand tours of Grease, South Pacific, HMS Pinafore and the upcoming Sound of Music, the pre-sale for this production starts today. See below for ticketing details.

Producer Ben McDonald says he is thrilled to be touring this iconic show.

“Saturday Night Fever is a touchstone for a generation,” says McDonald. “When you see the amazing dance moves and hear all the hits, you can appreciate why it became one of the greatest jukebox musicals of all time.”


HERE'S WHERE & WHEN -- GET GROOVING NEW ZEALAND

Nov 16 Kerikeri The Centre 8pm The Centre
17 Auckland ASB Theatre Aotea Centre 8pm Ticketmaster
18 Tauranga ASB Arena 8pm Ticketek
19 Rotorua HMPAC 8pm Ticketmaster
21 Wanganui RWOH 8pm RWOH Box Office
22 Taupo Great Lake Centre 8pm Ticketek
23 Gisborne Memorial Theatre 8pm Ticketdirect
24 Napier Municipal 8pm Ticketek
25 Palmerston North Regent 8pm Ticketdirect
26 Wellington TSB Stadium 8pm Ticketek
28 Rangiora Town Hall 8pm Ticketek
30 Oamaru Opera House 8pm Ticketdirect
Dec 1 Invercargill Civic Theatre 8pm Ticketdirect
2 Gore SBS St James Theatre 8pm www.iticket.co.nz

3 Dunedin Regent Theatre 8pm Ticketdirect
5 Timaru Theatre Royal 8pm Ticketek
6 Ashburton Trust Event Centre 8pm Ticketdirect
7 Christchurch Horncastle Arena 8pm Ticketek
9 Nelson Theatre Royal 8pm Ticketdirect
10 Nelson Theatre Royal 4pm & 8pm Ticketdirect
12 Blenheim ASB Theatre 8pm Ticketdirect
13 Kapiti Southwards 8pm Ticketek
14 New Plymouth TSB Theatre 8pm Ticketek
15 New Plymouth TSB Theatre 8pm Ticketek
16 Hamilton Claudelands Arena 8pm Ticketek
17 Whangarei Forum North 4pm & 8pm Ticketek

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