Performing arts

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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