Roll­out the red car­pet for Globe Awards

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

Each Fe­bru­ary the Globe Awards cel­e­brate the suc­cesses of lo­cal the­atre from the pre­vi­ous year.

This year the cer­e­mony is be­ing held on Fri­day and fea­tures its usual blend of live en­ter­tain­ment, pre­sen­ta­tions and, as judge and awards stal­wart Sheri­dan Hickey puts it, ’canapes and con­vivi­al­ity.’

In all 20 pro­duc­tions are up for awards, with the shows run­ning the gamut from AMT’s Sweeney Todd to Pahiatua Reper­tory’s Beauty and the

Beast and MTI’s The Glass Menagerie. Dozens of in­di­vid­u­als have been recog­nised with nom­i­na­tions, in cat­e­gories rang­ing from Best Play and Best Mu­si­cal to De­but Di­rec­tor and Emerg­ing Per­former. Though al­ways well-at­tended by the the­atri­cal com­mu­nity, their friends and fam­ily, the Globe Awards are also open to any mem­ber of the pub­lic who wishes to join them.

Tick­ets can be bought on­line at www.glo­bethe­ or at the Globe’s Box Of­fice from 10am-2pm, Mon­day to Fri­day.

An­other reg­u­lar Globe event are the monthly Sun­day Mati­nees, co­or­di­nated by Guy Don­ald­son. These con­certs of­fer a wealth of top mu­si­cian­ship for a sug­gested do­na­tion of $5. Kick­ing off the 2017 sea­son at 2.30pm on Fe­bru­ary 26 will be the Neild Trio - Sylvia on vi­o­lin and vi­ola, David at the Stein­way Con­cert Grand, and Diana on flute, in set­tings of mu­sic by Ibert, CPE Bach and Lil­burn. And these are just two of the many ex­cit­ing pro­duc­tions head­ing to the Globe in com­ing weeks.

The­atre staff look for­ward to wel­com­ing all these per­form­ers and au­di­ences into the fa­cil­ity - which has seen an up­grade of the foyer fur­ni­ture and a gen­eral ’spruce up’ both in front of and be­hind the scenes.

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