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When you join MTNZ you will be a part of an organization dedicated to quality, live theatre as a contributing player in New Zealand's communities.

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OneMusic Licencing

Due to the lack response from the MTNZ Society membership to the OneMusic survey that Ngaire Holmes our Zone Two Rep asked you to participate in earlier this year, unfortunately OneMusic did not receive enough information to enable them to create a bespoke licence for the Musical Theatre NZ membership, so OneMusic have made a decision to not licence theatre spaces for the public performance of background music.

Any music (that is in APRA's and/or PPNZ's repertoire) requires permission prior to the use commencing, the background music that is used pre show, at intermission and post show in a theatre space requires a background music licence. As the OneMusic relicensing project has shown the inclusion of these spaces has seen a tremendous increase in licence fees. This was never their intention. For MTNZ members they will only licence the foyer space, if there is a bar then an OneMusic Hospitality Licence is required, if no bar then an OneMusic Retail and General Licence is required. Both are linked here:

The differentiating between Hospitality and Retail/General is not ideal and OneMusic know that our members will most likely think ‘Hospitality’ should only reflect a bar open every night and not applicable to them then Greer is happy to accept a Retail & General Licence instead.

With regard to your current invoices please phone Greer Davies on 0800 800 663 or email greer@onemusicnz.com. Greer will work through whether you need to amend the licence agreement and invoice or whether a new licence agreement needs to be completed.

I cannot stress enough how important it is for our membership to participate in future surveys. Our first production survey will be on line from next week (Kate will be sending out information about this early next week). We need you to help us, to enable us to help you.

If you are require any clarification or wish to discuss this further, please contact Greer at OneMusic 0800 800 663 or fax 09 623 2174 or greer@onemusicnz.com.


BOUNCE Sound 101 Workshop

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SOUND 101 WORKSHOP

10.30am - 5pm - Saturday, 4 October 2014

Hosted by Nelson Musical Theatre

An interactive and hands-on workshop presented by Glen Ruske and the BOUNCE Team for those interested in sound for theatre. The workshop will cover everything from what is a mic to how to tune your show sound system. This is the first of a number of workshops to be scheduled around NZ.  Hosted by Nelson Musical Theatre at their rooms 95 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson.

$30 for MTNZ Members/$40 for non-members/$10 MTNZ member youth rate (ages 18 - 30)

You can register now by contacting Kate at the MTNZ office kate@mtnz.co.nz. Registration information is available here: bounce-sound-101-registration.pdf.

If you have questions or require clarification on anything - contact Karen at BOUNCE karen.ruske@gmail.com.


September Spotlight

Most Importantly This Month:

Combined North Island and South Island Meetings - Taupo - 12 - 13 September and Timaru 19 - 20 September - event pages on Facebook - agendas and information are included in this month's Spotlight.

In This Month's Spotlight...
  • Presidential greetings from Lesley Carthew
  • Combined North and South Island Meetings this month- agendas page 31
  • The Christchurch Training Weekend - it's a wrap
  • Conference 2015 Update and Info
  • News from around the zones
  • Jersey Girls???????  Performing Arts Taumarunui
  • Porirua Little Theatre into the finals
  • Last Dance the new musical from April Phillips - expressions of interest
  • NASDA Auditions and NZ Singing School Info
  • Technology Updates from our corporates and ETNZ
  • Check out the Munich State Opera House with Graeme Philip
  • Agendas for the two combined meetings

August Spotlight

Most Importantly This Month...
  • Final Roadshow this weekend in Wellington and the Christchurch Workshop Weekend - 30 - 31 August
Other Events...
  • Sunday 10 August - 11am 3pm - Wellington - Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, Newtown, Wellington
  • Registrations close 22 August for our Training Weekend in Christchurch 30 - 31 August - Directing, Musical Directing, Stage and Production Management. Click here for more information.
  • Combined North Island and South Island Meetings - Taupo - 12 - 13 September and Timaru 19 - 20 September - event pages on Facebook.
  • Train the Trainers Project - 23 August. Click here for more information.
Also In This Month's Spotlight...
  • Presidential greetings from Lesley Carthew
  • Two free registrations for the Christchurch workshops - youth initiative
  • The Christchurch Training Weekend Info- registrations close 22 August
  • MTNZ General Manager Announcement
  • Into the Future - final workshop Wellington 10 August
  • Combined North and South Island Meetings - September - agendas P 46 - 50
  • Around the Zones and Noticeboard - Evita and Saturday Night Fever
  • Last Dance the new musical from April Phillips - expressions of interest
  • NASDA Auditions and NZ Singing School Info
  • New Wireless Comms System from the Light Site
  • Theatrelight Offer
  • Latest news from the copyright holders
  • Train the Trainers -the junior theatre project 23 August in Auckland
  • Photos from around the Workshops and MTNZ Future Roadshow

Download the August Spotlight here.


July Spotlight

In This Month's Spotlight:

  • Presidential greetings from Lesley Carthew
  • MTNZ - Into the Future Roadshow Zone Two and Three
  • The August Christchurch Training Weekend Info- registrations open now
  • Combined North and South Island Meetings - agendas pages 45 - 49
  • News from around the Zones
  • 55th Annual Conference Christchurch - accommodation bookings open
  • Stagecraft Conference - NIDA, Sydney
  • Last Dance the new musical from April Phillips - expressions of interest
  • Operatunity Modern Musicals tour - with some familiar faces in the line up
  • NASDA Auditions - applications close 15 September
  • New Wireless Comms System from the Light Site
  • Kenderdine and Philips Selecon Roadshow - last few days
  • Latest news from the copyright holders
  • Addams Family a hit in Wellington
  • Train the Trainers - the junior theatre project 23 August in Auckland

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Agenda for Combined Zone Meeting

Please click here for the the Agenda for the Combined North Island Meeting in Taupo,

Please make every effort to support Taupo for this weekend,

Remember accommodation is your own responsibility,

Bring the young people with you the presentation by Ruth and Kelly will be of great interest to them.

Contact your Zone Rep if you have any questions or require any further information


A Christmas Carol

Book & Lyrics by Chris Blackwood

Music by Piers Chater Robinson

A traditional, vibrant, atmospheric new two-act musical based on the classic novel by Charles Dickens.

From the creator of Peter Pan the Musical, this joyous, new show by Piers Chater Robinson has been brilliantly adapted by Chris Blackwood from the classic novel by Charles Dickens.  With a cavalcade of colourful characters and a ghostly quartet of guardians, A Christmas Carol is the perfect way to get you into the Christmas spirit. Filled with joy, laughter and heartbreaking moments, this new version has something for everyone, both young and old.

11 principal characters, 9 secondary plus many more speaking roles within the ensemble  Available with either 4, 8 or 9 piece orchestration or backing track CD for rehearsal or performance.

Contact Dominie Drama for further information on materials and royalties.

by phone: 02 9938 8600
by email: drama@dominie.com.au
by fax: 02 9938 8695
website: www.dominie.com.au/drama


Announcing Sound Workshops – SOUND 101with BOUNCE NZ

These workshops will be run by Bounce NZ in association with MTNZ.  The content will be relevant for those societies with smaller and medium sized venues

Our aim is to get our community theatres in the regions "sound gear savvy"

It will give your local operators and technical teams the tools manage the sound of a production once the "pros" have left

We are looking at starting commencing these in October, probably around the Combined South Island meeting and also one in Nelson for starters - will have more detail on these in May Spotlight.  Register your interest if your society is keen to hold a workshop or want further information with Kate at the MTNZ Office kate@mtnz.co.nz.


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