Performing arts

Sofia’s bon voyage

Creating memories with her uni friends is the inspiration behind talented Arrowtown teen Sofia Machray's latest project. The 19-year-old singer's releasing her latest single, a live version of Bon Iver's Holocene, tomorrow. Machray says her vision for the single was to...
The magic of one of the world's best-loved tales will arrive in Queenstown this weekend. Students from Wakatipu Conservatoire of Classical Ballet will strut their stuff in two performances of Magic of the Lamp - Aladdin's TaleMemorial Centre. Ballet teacher Theresa...
A trust's about to be formed to upscale opportunities for local youngsters to learn music. Philip Chandler talks to two women who've battled to run a music school, and a new Queenstowner who's going to be instrumental in turning...

In on the act

A Wakatipu High drama teacher performing in a play next month has interesting links to both the director and three fellow actors. Jake Hansen, who plays Rick in Remarkable Theatre's production of multi-award-winning Away, is being directed by his former...

‘Crazy’ for new musical

Queenstowner Margaret O'Hanlon says her sixth rock and roll theatre musical, Crazy, is fun, despite it dealing with mental illness and addiction. "I wouldn't drag an audience into a room just to depress them," she says. Staged at Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall...
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