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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday February 23
Howick Children’s and Youth Theatre has a line- up of two fabulous new productions taking place next week – Patch and Badjelly the Witch. The outdoor performance of Patch will be the world pre- miere of the production, writ- ten by local Howick musician and author Kay Shacklock, who has also written a book based on the play. It is a prequel to A Midsum- mer Night’s Dream, in which rival fairy gangs the Rastafair- ies and the Petal Heads get up to midnight mischief in the for- est. Patch director Kelly Scott says the production will be suitable for young and old alike. The well-known story of Badjelly the Witch will also be performed by staff of the How- ick Children’s and Youth Thea- tre over the same weekend. Badjelly tells the story of two children, Tim and Rose, who are searching for their cow Lucy, after she is stolen by Bad- jelly the Witch. They meet quirky, bizarre characters along the way who help them and end up rescu- ing their cow from Badjelly the Witch and Dulboot, with the help of Dinglemouse and Jim the Eagle. It’s a “super fun production for kids and families to come along and see”, said Ms Scott, and she hopes the audience will agree. Tickets cost $10 for Patch and $8 for Badjelly the Witch. www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, February 23, 2017 — 19 DINING & ENTERTAINMENT 4/2 Fencible Drive, Howick Ph 532 7034 • montereycinemas.co.nz MON/TUES/WED $10 (3D $13) – Excl Public Holidays Screenings for Thursday, February 23 to Wednesday, March 1, 2017 JH11956-V7 Lion (PG) Thurs/Fri/Sat 10.45am, 1.10, 3.35, 6.00, 8.25pm; Sun 11.35am, 2.00, 4.25pm; Mon 10.35am, 3.35, 6pm; Tues/Wed 10.45am, 1.10, 3.35, 6pm. Thurs/Fri/Mon/Tue 11am, 4.00, 6.20, 8.30pm; Sat 1.40, 4.00, 6.20, 8.30pm; Sun 12.40, 4.25, 6.30pm; Wed 4.00, 6.20, 8.40pm. 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NT Live: No Man’s Land (M) Fri 11am; Wed 7pm. Fences (PG) Thurs/Fri/Mon/Tue 1.20, 5.50pm; Sat 11am, 5.50pm; Sun 11.10am, 3.50pm; Wed 1.20, 6pm. Fifty Shades Darker (R18) Thurs/Sat/Tue 3.30, 6.35, 8.40pm; Fri/ Wed 8.40pm; Sun 6.50pm; Mon 3.30, 8.40pm. 47 THE PARADE, BUCKLANDS BEACH WWW.SUNSETRESTAURANTBAR.CO.NZ 15% off food and beverage FOLLOW US ON PHONE 533 0408 LIVE MUSIC fri-sat-sun MONDAY - SUNDAY $16 LUNCH SPECIALS OPEN FOR BREAKFAST THURSDAY - SUNDAY BRING VOUCHER IN TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT – ValID UNTIl OCTOBER 31, 2017. ( VOUCHER wIll NOT apply TO aNy SpECIalS ) JH12039 Talented tenor trio take the stage Operatunity’s Daytime Concert Series is bringing That’s Amore to Botany next week, and hope they’ll bring a dose of Italian happiness along with it! Held at St Columba Presbyterian Church on February 28, That’s Amore brings three of Operatunity’s most talented tenors to the stage for an unforgettable performance. Filled with romance, passion and wonderful melodies, the show celebrates these tenors whose welcoming performances draw in the audience. Tenors Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu have been performing together for almost five years, within New Zealand and internationally. Allan-Moetaua grew up in Wellington before studying singing at the University of Auckland and is of Rarotongan heritage. The talented singer has performed with Operatunity for more than 12 years, performed with New Zealand Opera and was a finalist for the New Zealand Aria competition in 2007-8. He is joined by Hill, a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada, who has gone on to work with the New Zealand Opera, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. The third Tenor is Pouvalu, a NZ-born Tongan who has been performing with Operatunity since 2014 and was awarded the prestigious Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Award for the most promising classical singer at the NZ Singing School in 2013. Together, they bring a wealth of talent, friendship and humour to the stage. ■■ 11am, Tuesday, February 28, at St Columba Presbyterian Church, 480 Ti Rakau Drive, Botany. ■■ Tickets $34 (including lunch) and can be purchased by calling toll free 0508 266 237 or by visiting http://www.operatunity. co.nz/. wonderful: From left, Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua, Derek Hill and Kalauni Pouvalu. Photo supplied prequel: HCYT delivers two productions next week. Photo supplied Grab your gal pals and make sure you get yourself along to the Howick Little Theatre for The Pink Hammer directed by Patricia Wichman. The upcoming Kiwi comedy is based on the lives of four very different women who each answer a flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop, which is a ladies-only woodwork class. Expecting empowerment and sisterhood, they turn up and instead find that the tutor Maggie, who was advertised on the promo flyer, has gone a little AWOL! Taking her place is husband Woody, who isn’t a fan of hosting a bunch of crazy women in his workshop, but as it turns out, he may not have a choice in the matter. It’s a production guaranteed to give viewers a laugh or two, as well as a poignant reminder of the unpredictability of life. Ms Wichman has been directing since 2011 and this will be her first show performed at the Howick Little Theatre. She received first place in Acting at the National round of the World Championship of Performing Arts in 2010, and secured a place representing New Zealand in the International round held in Los Angeles. The production runs from February 25 to March 18 with both evening and matinee sessions available. Visit http://www.hlt.org.nz/ for more details. laughing: Rehearsals are well underway for upcoming show The Pink Hammer. Photo supplied Ladies, hammers and workshop humour Bring on the Petal Heads, Rastafairies Patch: March 2-5, 8pm. Tickets $10. It is suitable for children 5 years and older. Badjelly the Witch: March 4-5, 11am and 1pm. Tickets $8. Suitable for children 5 years and older. Both productions will be held outdoors at Star of the Sea Park, 29 Granger Road, Howick. Contact HCYT on firstname.lastname@example.org or 537- 4943 to book tickets.
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