Actors jazzed up
The characters in the Matamata Musical Theatre’s latest show, will be interacting with the audience as soon as they step out of their cars.
‘‘Our Christmas shows arealways slightly interactive but the difference with this one, as in with a couple of others we have done, the characters start at the front door,’’ writer and director of the play, Helen Snook, said.
The actors will also be getting people up to dance so make sure you are dressed in 1950s outfits and have your dancing shoes on. The Barton Brothers, a three piece, will perform songs like Johnny B Goode, Rock Around the Clock, Hound Dog and Hit The Road Jack. Dancers from Aspire Academy will also perform on the dance floor the cast and crew have built for the show, after removing the tiered seating.
They have also built a bar so the space feels like a 1950s night club.
Some of the characters will interact with the audience as waitresses and bar staff.
Each audience member’s experience of the play will be different, depending on where they are seated.
If you chose a table closer to the stage you are more likely to be interacting with the play.
The Jazz Club season opens on November 17 and continues on November 18-21 and 25-28. The doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets are $50 per person including a two course dinner and are on sale nowfrom The Storyteller, 60 Arawa St, phone 07 888 7040.