End of sea­son cel­e­bra­tion at the Re­gent

The Tribune (NZ) - - ENJOY -

Phan­toms and Rocky Hor­ror are scarce as Hen’s Teeth but they’ll all com­ing to­gether to Topp off a fes­ti­val that will pro­pel you out of win­ter and into spring. Three Phan­toms, The Rocky Hor­ror

Pic­ture Show, the hi­lar­i­ous Women’s The­atre Fes­ti­val pro­duc­tion of Hen’s

Teeth and the Topp Twins are high­lights of a stun­ning month of en­ter­tain­ment to be staged by Re­gent on Broad­way Pro­mo­tions in Au­gust.

The Re­gent Alive Au­gust Fes­ti­val, last­ing just over three weeks, kicks off on Fri­day Au­gust 4 with The Rocky Hor­ror

Pic­ture Show which is an out­ra­geous dress up, fun night out. This is not pas­sive cin­ema but a proac­tive, sin­ga­long pro­duc­tion where the au­di­ence can be even more bizarre than the on-screen char­ac­ters.

Two days later three out­stand­ing artists who’ve played Phan­tom of the Opera with ac­co­lades through­out Aus­trala­sia come to­gether to show­case songs from the magic mu­si­cals of the last 60 years.

The charis­matic trio, to­gether with their per­fect Christine – Barbara Gra­ham - will present The 3 Phan­toms on Sun­day Au­gust 6 at 6pm.

They’ll test your testos­terone but keep some back for Ken and Ken, the al­ter egos of The Topp Twins, who’re giv­ing a oneonly per­for­mance on Satur­day Au­gust 12.

Armed with gui­tar, mouth-harp and spoons, New Zealand’s favourite twin sis­ters change mu­si­cal style and gen­der with ease, de­liv­er­ing orig­i­nal coun­try mu­sic, char­ac­ter com­edy, bur­lesque in­nu­endo and some of the finest yo­delling you’ll hear any­where,

Jools and Lynda have just com­pleted the third se­ries of their primetime TV show, Topp Coun­try, and have been hon­oured by a Topp Twins ex­hi­bi­tion at Te Manawa. On Au­gust 12 they’ll de­light all ages with a mem­o­rable up-close and per­sonal evening of may­hem and mirth.

Hen’s Teeth, fea­tur­ing nine stel­lar per­form­ers from Welling­ton, is a com­edy about the es­sen­tial things that com­prise the fab­ric of most women’s lives - sex, pol­i­tics, age­ing, cook­ing, am­bi­tion, breast­feed­ing, men, opera, house­work, di­et­ing, child­care, self-de­fence, love, money, con­tra­cep­tion and so much more.

Their only rule is that the au­di­ence doesn’t laugh at the ex­pense of men or any other mi­nori­ties.

Pinky Agnew will be MC (Mother Chook) and the show brims with a who’s who of ta­lent such as Maude Hornby (Dame Kate Har­court), Cyn­thia For­ti­tude (He­len Moul­der), Ger­tie Ral­len­tando (Rose Beauchamp) and Cook­ing With Con­doms (Prue Lang­bein).

Rocky Hor­ror is not the only movie com­ing to the Re­gent screen. The au­di­ence has an­other chance to dress up and glad rag them­selves at a sin­ga­long ver­sion of the ever-pop­u­lar Grease on Fri­day Au­gust 18. The Au­gust line-up also in­cludes Skools

Rock, pro­fil­ing bands and rock/pop artists from lo­cal schools, Our Gen­er­a­tion, a Palmer­ston North Boys’ High fundraiser for World Vi­sion and ends roy­ally with One

Night of Queen, the ul­ti­mate trib­ute to the leg­endary band, on Thurs­day Au­gust 31.

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