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Vision Connecting communities creatively.
Ko te Pūtaketanga Te huihuinga mai i ngā hapori wairua auaha.

Mission One voice to educate, support and advocate; enriching all aspects of theatre in our community.
Ko te huarahi Kia kotahi ai te whakaaro hei whakaora ai te iwi whare-tapere

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Spotlight February 2016

In this month’s Spotlight

  • From the President
  • Newsflash – Mr Richard O'Brien (Rocky Horror creator) coming to conference
  • Conference 2016 update and info
  • Train the Trainers - the Junior Theatre Project coming to a town near you
  • Opportunity for MTNZ conference deleagates to attend Tauranga TT for FREE
  • New Theatre Managers at Centrestage Orewa
  • The 2015 iTICKET NAPTA Award 13 February – info and update
  • The Phantom is haunting the Civic in February/March
  • Theatre Whakatane – awesome update on their activities
  • The Coolest Kids in Town are hitting the stage in Christchurch
  • Fly Training Seminar in Ashburton with Rob Peters – opportunity to upskill
  • Zone Three meeting info 30 April in Napier – Superstar onstage
  • Associate Member Robert Dil’s been blogging  
  • The Breathe OSTA's being held in Oamaru 27 February
  • Taieri Musical 2015 Scholarships Announced – something for all societies to think about
  • New Associate Member – Amber Dixon
  • New Corporate Member – HLx Limited
  • MTNZ Calendar
  • New Associate Member – Amber Dixon
  • The Light Site – soft LED Pixel Drape for hire
  • News from the copyright holders

Download the February Spotlight here.


But wait, there's more, MTNZ Rotorua Conference - not one Newsflash but two...

NEWSFLASH ONE

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We are THRILLED to announce we have confirmed Mr Richard O'Brien - the creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show as our opening speaker on Friday night. (thanks to Jason Wade for organising this on our behalf).

You also have an opportunity to attend an informal conversation in the bar with  Mr O'Brien from 5.15pm - 6pm on the Friday night of conference.  

What an AMAZING opportunity to engage with this well known theatre icon.

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NEWSFLASH TWO

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MTNZ will cover the registration cost of ANY full registration paying conference attendee from our members to attend the Train the Trainers workshop in Tauranga on Sunday 21 Sunday.   Come celebrate the joy of Music Theatre with the ‘go to’ guru of the Broadway Junior™ collection: Cindy Ripley - direct from New York. Saturday 12 March - Auckland; Sunday 13 March - Timaru; Thursday 17 March - Wellington; Sunday 20 March Tauranga. Join Cindy, Robert, Emma, Stuart & Nikol for a full day of Musical Theatre workshops. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you’re just getting started, you will acquire new skills, learn best practices and walk away energised and ready to tackle any musical theatre challenge that comes your way. Watch Cindy work with local students and learn how to take your show to the next level.

Please contact me if you would like to take this opportunity and I will organise the admin with Amici Trust. Make the most of it.

Click on the link for further info: http://licensing.halleonard.com.au/musicals/junior-theatre-project/offers-events

Cindy Ripley direct from iTHEATRICS in New York is our keynote speaker at the AGM on Saturday and will be presenting a seminar on junior theatre. Robert Dill is also presenting a forum on Broadway Babies - Junior Theatre at conference in March in Rotorua. Thank you to Amici Trust and MTI Australasia for bringing some of Cindy’s amazing talent and caliber to New Zealand.

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Junior Theatre Workshops around NZ in February/March with special guest Cindy Ripley from New York and a fantastic offer for MTNZ members attending conference in Rotorua

Come celebrate the joy of Music Theatre with the 'go to' guru of the Broadway Junior™ collection: Cindy Ripley - direct from New York. Saturday 12 March - Auckland; Sunday 13 March - Timaru; Thursday 17 March - Wellington; Sunday 20 March Tauranga. Join Cindy, Robert, Emma, Stuart & Nikol for a full day of Musical Theatre workshops. Whether you are a seasoned pro, or you’re just getting started, you will acquire new skills, learn best practices and walk away energised and ready to tackle any musical theatre challenge that comes your way. Watch Cindy work with local students and learn how to take your show to the next level.

Click on the link below and register now and make the most of this amazing opportunity

http://licensing.halleonard.com.au/musicals/junior-theatre-project/offers-events

Cindy is our keynote speaker at conference and will be presenting a seminar on junior theatre. Robert Dil is also presenting a forum on Broadway Babies- Junior Theatre at conference in March in Rotorua. So register now...

NEWSFLASH

MTNZ will cover the registration cost of ANY full registration paying conference attendee from our members to attend the workshop in Tauranga on Sunday 21 Sunday.

Please contact me if you would like to take this opportunity and I will organise the admin. Make the most of it...

Click here to download a pdf file with more information.


Calling for Expressions of Interest to Direct

Proposed Whakatane Season

Little Theatre

Whakatane

performance season  Oct/Nov 2016

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Theatre Whakatane are calling for director for EVITA. Please email your expression of interest, resume and costs to admin@theatrewhakatane.org.nz as soon as possible


Spotlight December 2015

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President
  • Christmas Greetings and office closure info
  • My Journey – Lesley Carthew
  • Conference 2016 update and info – early bird registrations close 31 Dec
  • New NextGen community Facebook page
  • Around the Zones – what's happening in your community
  • New Associate Member – Pauline Vella
  • Industry updates – Charities, Creative NZ, Health & Safety
  • Entertainment Technology updates
  • White Audio Used Equipment Sale Now On
  • MTNZ Calendar – lots of new meeting dates confirmed
  • New releases and info from the copyright holders

Download the December Spotlight here.


Spotlight November 2015

Registrations are now open for the 56th Musical Theatre NZ National Conference & Volunteer Training Weekend to be held in Rotorua at the Distinction Hotel and Conference Centre 18 - 20 March 2016. It's going to be a FANTASTIC conference with some amazing speakers, forums and seminars on offer including the fabulous Cindy Ripley from New York http://buscemiphoto.com/cr/ and Richard O'Brien (Rocky Horror) as well as awesome hospitality from the Rotorua Musical Theatre Team. And this year you can register on line - so no paper!

All the info can be found by clicking here: http://www.mtnz.org.nz/2016-conference/

To register on line go to: http://mtnz.org.nz/conference-registration/

We look forward to seeing you in Rotorua in March.

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President
  • My Journey - Zone One Rep Pauline Vella
  • Conference 2016 update and info - early bird registrations close 31 Dec
  • New NextGen community Facebook page
  • Around the Zones - what's happening in your community
  • For sale or hire
  • Ticketing and training updates
  • Entertainment Technology updates
  • Job opportunities at Court Theatre and Kenderdine Electrical
  • Norfolk Island Theatre Festival Info
  • Q&A with Emma Fleetwood APRA AMCOS around music licencing
  • New releases and info from the copyright holders

Download the November Spotlight here.


Conference 2016

Registrations are now open for the The 56th Musical Theatre NZ National Conference & Volunteer Training Weekend to be held in Rotorua at the Distinction Hotel and Conference Centre 18 - 20 March 2016

Click here for all the information, to download your conference pack and to register on line...


Spotlight October 2015

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President
  • My Journey - Zone Four Rep Ross Benbow
  • National Volunteer Training Weekend, AGM and Conference 2016 update and info - registrations open 15 October
  • Health and Safety Update - new legislation and what you need to know
  • Wellington Weekend Workshops - it's a wrap
  • New associate member - Russell Dixon
  • Around the Zones - what's happening in your community
  • New Society Members - Lyric Theatre Granity
  • Party People is back in its rightful place - the Variety Theatre Ashburton story
  • For sale or hire - Evita, Little Shop puppets
  • Entertainment Technology updates
  • Q&A with Emma Fleetwood APRA AMCOS around music licencing
  • New releases and info from the copyright holders

Download the October Spotlight here.


Spotlight September 2015

In this month's Spotlight

  • From the President
  • My Journey - Zone Three Rep Sharron Pardoe
  • Wellington Training Weekend - 5 - 6 September - last chance to register
  • Health and Safety Update - new legislation and what you need to know
  • A Great Roundup From Zone Four
  • Phantom comes to Dunedin with an amazing mask story
  • Combined South Island Meeting 19 - 20 September - all you need to know
  • Monty Python's Spamalot with a little bit of wizardry opens this week in Christchurch
  • News from Zone One - lot's happening this month north of the Bombays
  • NZ's First Liver Transplant Patient turns 40 - our very own Tracy Holmes
  • News from around the other zones - some great stories & interesting reads
  • Calendar Girls now available through Play Bureau
  • For sale or rent - Evita, Miss Saigon, Grease
  • New on the market - gaff guns and smart sockets
  • Training Opportunities - Toi, Whitireia, NASDA

Download the September Spotlight here.


August 2015 Spotlight

In this month's Spotlight
  • From the President
  • My Journey - Helen Horsnell Zone Five Rep
  • Wellington Workshop Training Weekend Registration Information
  • From the MTNZ Office - Conference 2016 Info
  • Incorporated Societies - Changes Ahead
  • The MTNZ Facebook community page - you should be on it
  • A great idea from Auckland Music Theatre for NextGen
  • Junior - Putting It Together!
  • The Amici Trust - Train the Trainers Intensive Report and Photos - July 2015
  • The National Youth Theatre Company Turns 10!
  • Zone Four - report from the Hokitika Meeting
  • Meanwhile in Timaru... Curtains rise on revamped Playhouse
  • Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Gondoliers" 201
  • Wellington Musical Theatre Are on the Move
  • Entertainment Technology Updates and Information including a report from the ETNZ conference
  • Soft LED Pixel Drape For Hire from the Light Site
  • Training Opportunities - BOUNCE NZ Sound Workshop
  • What's coming up at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School
  • MTNZ Calendar 2015/2016
  • Agendas for Zone Three and Combined South Island Meetings

Click here to download August's Spotlight.