Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

Community Organisation

Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre
83 Riverlea Road
Hillcrest
Hamilton
30 days ago

Time for a laugh?!

The Team from Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

Forget 2020, and ignore the cold winter nights setting in – come down to our warm theatre for this hilarious slapstick comedy. Sondheim takes us on a joyous, musical romp through ancient Rome, where there are desperate lovers, a cunning slave who’ll do anything to win his freedom, scheming … View moreForget 2020, and ignore the cold winter nights setting in – come down to our warm theatre for this hilarious slapstick comedy. Sondheim takes us on a joyous, musical romp through ancient Rome, where there are desperate lovers, a cunning slave who’ll do anything to win his freedom, scheming neighbours and secrets behind every toga! Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent - and one of the funniest musicals ever written. Join us for ‘A Comedy Tonight’!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a nonstop laughfest in which Pseudolus, a crafty slave, struggles to win the hand of a beautiful, but slow-witted, courtesan named Philia for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom. The plot twists and turns with cases of mistaken identity, slamming doors and a showgirl or two.

Check out special matinee prices and concessions. Ideal entertainment for adults. Strictly limited season from 15 - 29 May.

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112 days ago

Opens tomorrow on our stage - Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr!

The Team from Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

The end of the season is almost sold out but there are tickets for performances from tomorrow on, in this strictly limited season. Perfect holiday entertainment for the family - even the youngest will be enthralled with the singing, dancing and colourful costumes! Find out more at the link.

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The end of the season is almost sold out but there are tickets for performances from tomorrow on, in this strictly limited season. Perfect holiday entertainment for the family - even the youngest will be enthralled with the singing, dancing and colourful costumes! Find out more at the link.

Cast photos by Kerry Blakeney-williams and featuring Drea Strother as Alice, Alice Field as Tweedle Dum and River Park as Tweedle Dee.

118 days ago

One more week until we go down the rabbit hole with Alice!!

The Team from Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

Disney's Alice in Wonderland opens on stage 19 January and tickets are booking fast. Don't miss out on this colourful production featuring Alice and all your favourite whacky characters from this much-loved story. More information and bookings at the link.

Cast photos by Kerry … View more
Disney's Alice in Wonderland opens on stage 19 January and tickets are booking fast. Don't miss out on this colourful production featuring Alice and all your favourite whacky characters from this much-loved story. More information and bookings at the link.

Cast photos by Kerry Blakeney-williams featuring Drea Strother as Alice, Hamilton Kay as The Mad Hatter, Alice Field as Tweedle Dum, River Park as Tweedle Dee, Evangeline Wilkinson as Flower and Brodie Erskine-Meyers as the King of Hearts.

123 days ago

Don't miss out on the fun at Disney's Alice in Wonderland

The Team from Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

Live on stage with a talented young cast to entertain you, Riverlea Theatre proudly presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. Based on the original Disney movie, this updated version is full of songs, dances, and colourful costumes your family will love. Find out all the information and how to book at the… View moreLive on stage with a talented young cast to entertain you, Riverlea Theatre proudly presents Alice in Wonderland Jr. Based on the original Disney movie, this updated version is full of songs, dances, and colourful costumes your family will love. Find out all the information and how to book at the link.

Cast photos by Kerry Blakeney-williams, and featuring Drea Strother as Alice and Hamilton Kay as The Mad Hatter.

489 days ago

Move it, move it! to get your tickets to Madagascar Jr!

The Team from Riverlea Theatre and Arts Centre

Looking for school holiday entertainment? One option this summer, bound to appeal to both young and old alike, is the adorable and crazy antics of the Madagascar crew - but this time, live on stage. Presented by local musical theatre group, Musikmakers, this upbeat one hour show features a young… View moreLooking for school holiday entertainment? One option this summer, bound to appeal to both young and old alike, is the adorable and crazy antics of the Madagascar crew - but this time, live on stage. Presented by local musical theatre group, Musikmakers, this upbeat one hour show features a young cast, singing and dancing their way through this now, well-known story. Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins, bound onto the stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr arrives on stage just in time to provide much-needed entertainment in the middle of the longest holiday of the year. It follows the well-loved characters from the movie as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.

A January season of a children’s production has become an annual event at Riverlea Theatre, and seats sell out fast. Director Toni Garson is certain audiences will love Madagascar Jr as much as previous shows like Annie Jr, Aladdin Jr and Seussical Jr. “We have a great cast, and some of these young performers have had experience in several musicals. I’m sure that both children and adults will love this Disney classic.”

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar Jr. will leave audiences with no choice but to "Move It, Move It!"

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr is on from January 14 – 18 at Riverlea Theatre in Hillcrest, Hamilton. There are morning, afternoon and evening performances to choose from with tickets from just $15. All information and bookings at iticket.co.nz or phone the booking office on 0508 iticket.

Photos: Photo by Kerry Blakeney-Williams

Jessica Eyeington as King Julien, and Jack Turner as Melman the Giraffe.

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