No Holds Bard
9 August 2018
Do you know what happens to old actors? Nothing. They're still acting.
Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final "dark night of the soul". The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is.
A glorious tour de force in which four of Shakespeare's greatest creations (a foul-mouthed Macbeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a really hungry King Lear) come kicking and screaming into the bursting, deranged brain of a single man.
NO HOLDS BARD sees celebrated actor Michael Hurst join forces with two of New Zealand's freshest writing talents for an outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction.
Workshop with Michael Hurst
Friday 10 August 2018
Michael Hurst is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers and experienced directors. The workshop will be on the methods that Michael uses to devise his plays. Something for directors, writers and actors to learn from. An extraordinary opportunity not to be missed – only 20 places available.
Theatre New Zealand TheatreFest
Upper North Island Regional Festival
17-18 August 2018
Centre Stage is proud to be the hosts of TheatreFest. There are only two rules to entering the festival:
- Plays must have two or more actors (although they need not speak)
- It must be no longer than 50 minutes in length (there is no minimum length)
Adjudicator – Claire Marsh, Morronsville.
Jesus Christ Superstar
9-13 October 2018
Centre Stage Taupo is proud to bring a modern take on Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1970s rock opera to life in Taupo's Great Lake Centre this October.
The story of the final days in the life of Jesus Christ is told through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. As the radical teachings of Jesus are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity and explosive theatrics. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.
With a large cast of talented locals and under the professional direction of Wendy Revell, this is a show not to be missed.
Tickets on sale from 28 August.
Centre Stage is here to support the community in getting involved in theatre in a fun and social way. Come along to our workshops that are designed to increaseour skill base and encourage participation.
Our club members run the workshops and pass on their experience and wisdom and enthusiam. Register your interest and what type of workshop you would be interested in this year by emailing the secretary.
Free to club members. Small cost to those that are wanting to see what we offer without committing as a member.
Last year's Open Night was a great success! It is a variety show where the community are invited to put on an act and we provide the audience. The acts we had singing, skits, Theatre sports, and lots of other little surprises. If you want to practise your ideas out on stage contact the secretary.