Sunday 28th March 7:30pm
From the amazing Wanderlust Opera who brought us "The Marriage of Figaro", "Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs Cole Porter", is a one-woman, tour de force musical and theatrical journey, created by acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland and award-winning composer Gary William Friedman "Love, Linda", tells the story of Linda Lee Thomas, the Southern beauty who was the driving force behind legendary songwriter Cole Porter at the dawn of the roaring twenties.
With innovative arrangements by Gary William Friedman, Cole Porter's timeless music and lyrics weave through the compelling narrative, celebrating the deep love that Linda and Cole shared, while examining the darker sides of their life.
The score for "Love, Linda" includes such beloved Porter songs as "Night and Day", "I Love Paris," "In the Still of the Night" and "Love for Sale."
"As Mrs Porter, Jamieson Emms is convincingly the charming Southern Belle and gracious hostess. She gleefully reveals Linda’s cutting wit as she delivers the text with superb timing...
The show is beautifully written; lean and well-paced, it dances through the decades of the Porter marriage. Familiar and less well-known songs are set against the sometimes painful, often joyful events of Linda’s unapologetically privileged life and Cole Porter’s career.
Jamieson Emms segues effortlessly from highs to lows musically and emotionally, giving depth and life to the performance. She is at her best when she unleashes her clearly powerful talent."
- Theatreview.org 29/11/20
Waipawa Musical & Dramatic Clubs fantastic shows are not to be missed
- 2021 shows to be announced.
AUSTEN FOUND The Undiscovered Musical of Jane Austen
SUNDAY 10th OCTOBER 2pm
Addicted to Darcy? Bonkers for Big Balls? Lost all Sense and Sensibility? Well put down your cross stitching and get ready to enjoy an entirely improvised musical in the style of Jane Austen. You saw their videos during the COVID lockdown, now see them in person.
Arts on Tour favourite Penny Ashton (Olive Copperbottom, Promise and Promiscuity, Hot Pink Bits) is back, with her most excellently accomplished friends! World Famous hobbit Lori Dungey (LOTR, Xena) and twinkle fingers Jason Smith (Emmy award winning musical maestro and Lucy Lawless collaborator) will use your suggestions and spin instant literary magic as they swoon, romp and pianoforte.
Includes Devonshire Cream Tea
“Jane Austen would turn in her grave with delight” Rip it Up
“full of fun and frivolity” – NZ Herald