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11 November 2013 | Events Tauranga

You Gotta Be Joking – Roger Halls sparkling comedy

The perfect comedy for your pre-Christmas get together!
You can take the cockie out of the country, but the manure remains when Dickie Hart sells up the back-country farm and moves to the city for some culture!
Terracotta pots and a home described as “Mediterranean”, Dickie finds himself like a fish out of water, floundering in a crowded street, with no vegie garden, no dogs, and not a thing to do.


Veteran playwright Roger Hall’s knack of turning a typical Kiwi story into a side-splitting comedy sees Dickie throw himself into a lifestyle he never dreamed he’d have.
This quintessential Kiwi bloke is down to earth, a bit of a lad, a tad conservative, great with a piece of No 8 wire and determined to have a crack!
Suddenly he’s coaching a rugby team filled with kids he can’t pronounce the names of; dabbling in amateur dramatics, getting friendly with the neighbour and – in the absence of his wife Glenda, belatedly taking her OE – even attracting the odd dinner date.
Dickie is no longer a spectator in the game; he is a participant. Roger Hall lets Dickie loose on everyone from real estate agents, to talk back hosts.
When Dickie joins the chorus of an amateur theatre group, he proves there is not only life after a world cup, there is life after dark as well.
Now Dickie Hart — New Zealand’s greatest fan — is going to get some fans of his own. Join Dickie’s fan club now and organise a booking for this fabulous comedy.

 

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11 November 2013 | Events Tauranga | Festivals

A Victorian Christmas Fete – 17th Nov 2013

 

Roll up roll up for some traditional, family friendly fun at The Elms! Our Victorian Christmas Fete will feature traditional stalls and craft demonstrations with great ideas for Christmas and some fantastic home made treats. Gardeners will have a real treat in store with our plant stall, and some very special prizes are on offer in our raffles.

Kids of all ages will have an awesome time trying out all the best games from yesteryear and can even try their strength in a good old fashioned tug of war! Or try a spot of croquet on the lawn, followed by a delicious Devonshire Tea!

Special guests include a town crier, and a penny farthing rider for some good old fashioned atmosphere.

Dan Martin will be performing his fabulous puppet show in The Elms Chapel – named “The Three Wise Dudes” this will be a play that the whole family will enjoy! Performances commence at 11am and 2pm.

The mysterious Mr Magician will be making a special appearance in the Chapel at 12pm and 3pm – come and be amazed by his fantastic magic show!

Entry will be from 10am by gold coin donation. For more information, please contact The Elms Visitor Reception on 07 577 9772 or email: info@theelms.org.nz.

 

Event Information:

  • When:  Saturday 17th November 2013
  • Time:  10am – 4pm
  • Where:  The Elms Mission House, Mission St, Tauranga
  • Cost:  Gold coin donation

11 November 2013 | Events Tauranga

The Wiggles

It’s Ready, Steady, Wiggle! time New Zealand!

After 22 years of entertaining children around the globe, The Wiggles return for their biggest New Zealand tour in a decade with The Ready Steady Wiggle tour, with performances in 11 cities in just 15 days, in November 2013!

It’s an exciting new era for The Wiggles as Blue Wiggle, Anthony Field, who started The Wiggles 22 years ago is joined by Red Wiggle Simon; our first female Wiggle, Emma, the yellow Wiggle and purple Wiggle Lachy!

 

 

2013 is a new chapter in The Wiggles amazing story. Anthony enthused, “We have a new energy that’s quite contagious! It’s been such an exciting year so far and we’re playing to a new generation of Wiggle fans. They’re loving hearing the Wiggle classics like Hot Potato as well as our new songs.”

There’s been some wonderful yardsticks of success in this wiggly journey this year, from number one chart successes on I-Tunes, packed out appearances and live shows around the world, to the appearance at shows of “the mini-Emma army”, girls dressing like Emma, there’s something exciting taking place. You know something special is happening when TIME and PEOPLE magazine report on the arrival of the first female Wiggle!

When The Wiggles recently travelled to the USA to launch the new show, they were asked to perform in front of a New York Mets baseball game crowd, they were covered by national press such as USA today and Fox and Friends who rushed to report the news of their arrival. Well, now you can see what the press and audiences around the world have been raving about, as The Wiggles travel to New Zealand to engage and entertain kiwi pre- schoolers. Y ou’ll see why OMG insider said “It’ s the hottest celebrity tick et this summer . Not Justin or Kanye, it’s ‘The Wiggles’.”

You’ll see all of your Wiggly friends, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and Captain Feathersword dance and sing along to Hot Potato, Rock A Bye Your Bear and all your wiggly favourites as well as the new hits like “Do the Propellor”.

Don’t miss out on The Wiggles Ready Steady Wiggles Tour, make sure you get your tickets quick, as they’ll sell like hot potatoes!

 

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For further event information:  http://www.thewiggles.com.au/nz/home/

 

 

11 November 2013 | Events Tauranga | Uncategorized

Detour Theatre presents: “Appointment with Death” (Agatha Christie play)

It’s 1945 and Jerusalem’s King Solomon Hotel has seen some strange travellers in its time, but none so strange as those who are now visiting.
Besides the formidable Lady Westholme and her timid companion Miss Pryce, there is bluff Alderman Higgs from Lancashire, a young English doctor, Sarah King, and a French colleague Dr Gerard.
But the focal point of the party is a Mrs Boynton, an elderly American invalid, and her stepchildren.
To the casual onlooker they are models of devotion but the reality is very different and one of them has an Appointment with Death.
This classic Agatha Christie play was first produced at London’s Piccadilly Theatre in 1945

 

 

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When: 13-19th November 2013, 7.30pm

Where: Detour Theatre, 155 Seventeenth Avenue West, Tauranga

 

For more information: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2013/appointment-with-death/tauranga

 

11 November 2013 | Events Tauranga

Disco Nights: The Australian Abba and Bee Gees Tribute Show

ABBA v Bee Gees live. The ultimate stand off…

The only show like it in the world today. This is not to be missed the most amazing show on earth!

After world wide success ABBA and The Bee Gees both have the title super groups. The Bee Gees selling over 120 million albums worldwide and ABBA the bench mark for all who dared to become Musical Royalty. The Bee Gees’ Saturday Night Fever Album & Movie dictated not only the attitude of the seventies era it formed the fashion that would become synonomus with the music of that time.

ABBA have certainly maintained their status over the decades re-inventing their songs through movies like Pricsilla Queen of The Desert & Muriels Wedding and musicals such as Mamma Mia…. This has no doubt catapulted their popularity to the next generation.

 

 

Flared pants outrageous costumes and fantastic music created by 2 of the most famous bands and songwriters of our time is proud to present Disco Nights the Ultimate Stand Off!

ABBA Rebjorn and The Ultimate Bee Gees have traveled the world with their amazing show which will be showcased. Bringing you all the classic hits you want to hear live!

Both shows have critical acclaim in their own right and now for the 1st time in history ABBA & The Bees Gees are re-incarnated right before your very eyes.

ABBA Rebjorn have sold out shows in Canada, China, South Africa, New Zealand and Dubai along with The Ultimate Bee Gees both bands having performed over 2000 shows worldwide.

First class entertainment is what audiences can expect from this show.
Hear hit after hit… Stayin Alive, Dancing Queen, I Started a Joke, Fernando and many many more that will have you up out of your seat from the very first song.

Sell out shows have touted this concert as 2012 show of the year directly from Australia this is an international show… critics have described it as the best show on the planet which is a huge rap considering the competition out there today. Not only has Disco Nights sold over 5000 tickets performing 12 shows in North Queensland alone in 2012 they have cemented a 2 week season in Canada in September 2012 selling over 6000 tickets over a 17 show season.

This international show has proven to be the most exciting concept to hit the scene in years and the huge crowds gathering at each performance speaks for itself.

The world had better look out as Disco Nights takes you back on journey when platform shoes & flared pants were the fashion and disco was king.

John Travolta was the sexiest man alive and Agneitha from ABBA was the sexiest woman alive!

Don’t be disappointed and grab your tickets fast!

Abba Rebjorn & the Ultimate Bee Gees live on tour!

 

Event Information

 

  • When: 13th Nov 2013, 8pm
  • Where: Mills Reef Winery, 143 Moffat Road, Bethlehem, Tauranga

 

For more information:  www.toplineentertainment.co.nz

 

 

 

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