Cel­e­brate 2015 theatre high­lights at Globe Awards

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY! -

With 25 pro­duc­tions viewed in 2015 for this year’s Globe Awards on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, there’s much to cel­e­brate.

The jury panel of ad­ju­di­ca­tors en­joyed the hos­pi­tal­ity of 19 theatre com­pa­nies or so­ci­eties, ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a vast and ex­cit­ing ar­ray of theatre.

A spec­tac­u­lar open­ing to the year with an out­door metathe­atri­cal cir­cus themed Shake­spearean King Lear fi­nally ended with a rock­ing world pre­miere of the mu­si­cal Aotearoa – A NZ Rock Mu­si­cal.

The pop­u­lar­ity of Shake­speare also al­lowed au­di­ences to see Henry V and Antony and Cleopa­tra. Stage ver­sions of TV shows were pop­u­lar with the pres­ence of ’Allo, ‘Allo and The Vicar of Di­b­ley as were stage per­for­mances of the Dis­ney films Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast. The panel also saw Bad­jelly (based on Spike Mil­li­gan), Eat­ing the Wolf and Lash­ings of Whipped Cream. They were de­lighted to ex­pe­ri­ence a num­ber of new, orig­i­nal and in­no­va­tive the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions in­clud­ing Twelve in a Box, We Made This, Borscht, and the eight short plays in Bites.

Com­edy was not over­looked with the most en­ter­tain­ing be­ing In At the Deep End, Dirty Dust­ing, Any Body At Home? Fam­i­lies and younger au­di­ences weren’t over­looked ei­ther with Beauty and the Beast, Bad­jelly the Witch (two pro­duc­tions by two dif­fer­ent theatre com­pa­nies) Mup­pet May­hem, Dis­ney Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast and The Grunch Mu­si­cal.

No theatre scene is com­plete with­out mu­si­cals and 2015 was no ex­cep­tion with au­di­ences spoiled for choice. Rang­ing from rock opera through to con­tem­po­rary and fan­tasy, the mu­si­cals were Evita, MAMMA MIA!, Bri­tish In­va­sion, Aotearoa – A NZ Rock Mu­si­cal, Dis­ney Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, The Grunch Mu­si­cal and The Ad­dams Fam­ily.

Globe man­ager Bruce War­wick is re­tir­ing and The Globe Awards will be an op­por­tu­nity for the theatre com­mu­nity to cel­e­brate, ac­knowl­edge and thank him for his in­cred­i­ble con­tri­bu­tion.

The $35 tick­ets for the Fe­bru­ary 26 event are avail­able on­line www.glo­bethe­atre.co.nz or at the Globe Theatre, Main Street, 10am – 2pm week­days.

The ticket in­cludes ad­mis­sion to the Globe Awards, canape´s dur­ing in­ter­val, en­ter­tain­ment from the stage and dur­ing in­ter­val plus party af­ter­wards with live mu­sic in the foyer.

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