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DEC 2013

Message from the team

up and coming performances on sale for 2014. The earthquake strengthening Hello and a happy festive season work is progressing well and we’re on from the TSB Showplace team! This track and excited to be re-opening on 3 newsletter will leave you excited for more March 2014! as we present the first of many exciting

What’s coming

up⇧ Imperial Russian Ballet Company – Don Quixote 7 & 8 March .............................................. Kelemen Quartet 21 March .............................................. Bill Haley Jr & the Comets 25 March .............................................. Rhys Darby - Mr Adventure 26 April .............................................. Heath Franklin’s Chopper – Repeat Offender 3 May .............................................. An evening with Dame Kiri 29 May .............................................. The Phantom of The Opera From 3 July .............................................. Topp Twins – The Grand Ole T’oppry 29 October

Please note terms and conditions apply to special offers – please check with our team. Theatre Club specials can only be purchased over the counter at TSB Showplace, unless featured in our e-newsletter.

As always, please contact the Box Office team if you have any enquiries or require any further information on (06) 7590 021, in person at the TSB Stadium on Rogan Street, New Plymouth where the

ticketing team is temporarily located or visit Telephone bookings can only be made via Ticketmaster on 0800 111 999.



Don Quixote was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869. Since then it has been performed all over the world by Russian and international ballet companies. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company will perform their full-length version of Don Quixote at the TSB Showplace in March!

Don Quixote is a retired gentleman from the region of La Mancha in Central Spain. He decides to take up his sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Travelling the roads of Spain with his somewhat bewildered labourer named Sancho Panza in search of glory and grand adventure, he gives up food, shelter and comfort all in the name of a peasant woman, Dulcinea del Toboso, whom he envisions as a princess.

TSB THEATRE 7 & 8 March, 8.00pm Premium Adult $89.00 Premium Child $55.00 Premium Concession $79.00 A Res Adult $82.00 A Res Child $55.00 A Res Concession $72.00 B Res Adult $75.00 B Res Child $55.00 B Res Concession $65.00 Service fees apply

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KELEMEN QUARTET Hungarian passion, classical perfection, contemporary fire. Currently taking Europe by storm, this brilliant young quartet from Hungary makes its debut in New Zealand in 2014. The Kelemen Quartet has developed a world-

wide following since winning the Musica Viva Grand Prize at the 2011 Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition.

with first prizes that range from the Mozart competition in Salzburg to the Bartók and Szigeti Violin Competitions.

Led by Barnabás Kelemen, who delighted audiences playing Mozart with the Auckland Philharmonia, this quartet is a family affair, featuring Kelemen’s wife, her sister, and a fellow colleague. Playing together since their childhood, all four of them are fully fledged soloists

THEATRE ROYAL 21 March, 7.30pm A Res $50.00 B Res $35.00 Child $10.00

BILL HALEY JR & THE COMETS Emphasizing authenticity in sound and presentation in a two hour show and reviving the look and sound made famous by Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of famer Bill Haley, Bill Haley Jr. & the Comets is a highenergy five-piece combo performing an upbeat, crowd-pleasing set of songs from the dawn of rock ‘n roll.

Service fees apply


Be prepared to jump, jive, dance, clap, stomp and sing along to some classic 50’s favourites such as “Rock Around The Clock,” “See Ya Later Alligator,” “Shake, Rattle & Roll,” TSB THEATRE and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” when Bill Haley Jr. and his talented band 25 March, 8.00pm Adult $79.00 of Comets rock the TSB Showplace!

Senior/Group 6+ $69.00 Service fees apply

RHYS DARBY MR ADVENTURE From the misty mountains of Rwanda to the eerie shores of Loch Ness, Rhys Darby has seen it all! No one brings a yarn to life better than Darby with his classic onstage

physicality! Join us in April when New Zealand’s very own comedy superstar regales you with tales so thrilling you’d swear he was making them up.

TSB THEATRE 26 April, 8.00pm Premium $47.50 Concession $42.50 R16+ Service fees apply

COMEDY Join th adven e Mr. Adv ture... enture!


REPEAT OFFENDER As seen on TV3’s 7 Days, Heath Franklin’s Chopper is a worldwide comedy icon, selling over 250,000 tickets in Australia, New Zealand, and Britain. Repeat Offender will have its international debut in New Zealand before touring the world. Repeat Offender is about that moment where every part of your body wants to smash something in half, then taking a deep breath, reassessing the situation….. and doing it anyway. It’s about the choice between letting things ruin


your day, or being a Teflon coated duck’s back. It’s about picking your battles, knowing when to hold them and when to fold them. TSB THEATRE 3 May, 7.30pm Adult $42.90 Concession $38.90 Group 8+ $36.90 R15+ Service fees apply

Theatre Club special Purchase your tickets before 25 December and be in the draw to win Chopper’s latest DVD!

AN EVENING WITH DAME KIRI One e anc performelling only, s fast!

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She has performed on the stages of the leading opera houses of the world. She is one of the most acclaimed opera singers of all time – and she is coming to New Plymouth! Experience the lyrical beauty and sublime artistry of one of the world’s great and beloved voices, as legendary soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa performs in a very special recital at the TSB Showplace. Accompanied by renowned New Zealand pianist Terence Dennis, Dame Kiri will perform personal favourites from Mozart, Handel, Liszt, Puccini, Gusatavino and Canteloube. TSB THEATRE 29 May, 7.30pm Premium $120.00 A Res $99.00, B Res $89.00 Service fees apply


THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA At last, The Phantom of The Opera comes to Taranaki! Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. One of the most anticipated productions in decades, New Plymouth Operatic Society presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breath taking special effects, magically combined to bring this tragic love story to life in July 2014.

Service fees apply




Well-loved New Zealand entertainers Lynda and Jools Topp are taking to the road with a new show paying homage to country music greats. Reminiscent of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, the Topps’ hilarious characters, the Ginghams, will host the show just as the Minnie Pearls did back in Nashville in the 1930s. Audiences can expect the best in country music from rockabilly to bluegrass, comedy and gospel, and even a visitation by Country Music Hall of Famers channelled in by the Topp Twins’ characters.

Check out our website at or our facebook and twitter pages for details of all our upcoming events. Would you or a friend like a large print version of our newsletter? This newsletter is also available as a word document, contact Penny on 06 7596 712 or


The Grand Ole T’Oppry will feature award-winning country artists Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams alongside rising stars including the all-girl Johnny Cash band, The Johnnys and Wellington-based duo Eb & Sparrow, plus special guests. TSB THEATRE 29 October, 8.00pm Adult $$74.80 Concession $69.70 Service fees apply


STAY CONNECTED... We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you back into the TSB Showplace once the earthquake strengthening work is completed in early 2014.

TSB THEATRE From 3 July Platinum Adult $ 89.90 Premium Adult $ 79.90 A Res Adult $ 59.90 A Res Child $ 54.90 A Res Senior $ 54.90 B Res Adult $ 39.90 B Res Child $ 34.90 B Res Senior $ 34.90 Mat Child Special (A Res) $ 24.99 Mat Child Special (B Res) $ 24.99

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TSB Showplace Theatre Club Newsletter Dec 2013  

TSB Showplace Theatre Club Newsletter Dec 2013

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