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COMING UP IN 2018 ...

Saturdays from 5 MAY, 9.00am-10.00am
JorJaz Dance Crew

Introducing JorJaz Dance Crew to the Globe Theatre. A performing group formed by Georgia Bergerson in 2008. Georgia created this group for her sister Jessica and her peers who have intellectual disabilities. 

A class full of awesome young adults with the passion and love for performing arts. Classes are held every Saturday 9-10am and the Globe Theatre. If you have that special someone in your family who loves to sing and dance then bring them down to join us! 


Thu 26 APR - Sat 12 MAY (Wed-Fri 6:30pm; Sat 7:30pm; Sun 4pm)
Manawatu Theatre Society: The Nether

It is the near future. The internet has evolved into the Nether - a system of pure freedom - a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.

Production website and system release notes: http://www.thenether.life
Written by Jennifer Haley
Featuring original music by Elijah Graham
Directed and designed by Scott Andrew

ENTRY: Tickets $25. Book online HERE.

Sun 29 APR, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Baroque Concert: featuring Roy Tankersley & Leonard Cave. Harpsichords & String Quartet

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sun 29 APR, 7.00 pm
The Soul-Jazz Experience
Michel Benebig visits New Zealand once a year and we anticipate his visits with joy. Playing for one night only in Palmerston North with RODGER FOX - TROMBONE - and ERNA FERRY – VOCAL.
Joining Michel, Rodger and Erna will be up and coming stars from Wellington’s New Zealand School of Music - Guitarist Alexander Boulton and Drummer James Feekes.

ENTRY: Tickets $25/$20. Book online HERE

Tue 1 MAY 5.30 pm
Reel Earth Film Festival: Opening Event/Short Film Comp Awards
Join us at our opening event for the Reel Earth Environment Final Competition 2018! We will be celebrating the winner of our Short Film Competition and screening the winning films. Nibbles and entertainment will be provided!

ENTRY: Free - Register here.

Thu 3 MAY, 7.00-10.30pm
The Globe Theatre is proud to present Bloom, Australia's brightest new singing star, brings you the songs of Adele and Amy Winehouse.

Support act; CARSON TAARE (local performer, probably best known for his appearances with the Rodger Fox Big Band)
ENTRY: $45 + booking fee ($2 per ticket) Book online HERE

Sat 4 MAY 6 pm
Reel Earth Film Festival: Food Evolution (2016, USA)
Using the controversy over genetically-modified foods as its entry point, 'Food Evolution' shows how easily fear and misinformation can overwhelm objective, evidence-based analysis.

ENTRY: $3-5. Book online HERE

Sat 5 MAY, 7.00pm
MayDay Concert 2018
Come along and meet the Kiwibank 2018 New Zealand of the Year, KRISTINE BARTLETT, and hear her journey to Equal Pay for Care Workers.
SPECIAL GUEST: Peter Hicks, singer/songwriter, Tasmania

Competing for the MAYDAY CUP:
The Brazen Hussies;
Brazz Razoo Solidarity Band, 'YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU REALLY WANT'
Michelle Robinson Dance Theatre, 'BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE'
Kate Martin School of Dance, 'BREAD & ROSES' - A TRIBUTE TO HELEN KELLY
Dean McKerras School of Dance, 'STRIKE'

The MAYDAY CUP JUDGES will speak briefly about their campaigns:
Erin Polaczuk (National Secretary, PSA); Rachel Mackintosh (Vice President, NZCTU); Kieran McNulty, Labour List MP; Lorna Johnson (PNCC Councillor, Labour); Jan Logie (Green List MP); Brent Barrett (PNCC Councillor, Greens); Kristine Bartlett (ETU)

Supported by Unions Manawatu, PNCC, and Creative Communities NZ.

ENTRY: $5 door sales or koha/donation

Tue 8 MAY 6 pm
Reel Earth Film Festival: The True Cost (2015, USA)
The True Cost is a documentary film exploring the impact of fashion on people and the planet.

ENTRY: $3-5. Book online HERE

Thu 10 MAY, 8.00pm
Darren Watson Too Many Millionaires Album Launch

Veteran bluesman Darren Watson (Chicago Smoke Shop, Midge Marsden Band, Planet Key) is proud to announce the release of his first all acoustic album Too Many Millionaires, on May 1, 2018. To celebrate, Watson and his funky, acoustic band is embarking on an 11-date national tour throughout May, 2018. The Globe is proud to present the Palmerston North leg of the tour. 

ENTRY: Book online  HERE

Sat 12 MAY, 7.30pm
Wilson Dixon: What a Country!

America is like an enormous armed toddler at an all-you-can eat dessert buffet, simultaneously eating and throwing pudding around the room. Who’s going to tell him to stop? Where are his parents? A situation like this needs a calm, firm hand: someone with insight and experience, someone like Wilson Dixon.

"Deadpan delivery of some of the funniest songs you'll ever hear" - Time Out, UK
"Simply sensational and utterly unmissable" - TVNZ
“At the absolute top of his game" - Sunday Star Times

Facebook - Wilson Dixon
Twitter - @thewilsondixon
ENTRY: Book online  HERE

Wed 16 MAY 6 pm
Reel Earth Film Festival: An Inconvenient Sequel (2017, USA)
Join former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the globe to educate and inspire the next generation of climate champions.

ENTRY: $3-5. Book online HERE

16-19 May, 7.30pm
The Big Blue Planet Earth Show

This is a story about the future. Three years from now, four 12 year old students work on a school project about endangered species.
Meanwhile a breed of South American monkeys are hunted to extinction and a solo space flight to the moon contains a mystery cargo.

Massey University Drama Society presents this popular Kiwi play that explores environmental issues without being strident.

ENTRY: Book online   HERE

Thu 17 MAY 6.00PM
Reel Earth Film Festival: Unlocking the Cage (2016, USA)
Between 2013 and 2015, a group of nonprofit attorneys seek nonhuman clients for whom they can advocate in two U.S. territories, in order to establish legal personhood for elephant, cetaceans and nonhuman apes in the 8.S.

ENTRY: $3-5. Book online HERE

Fri 18 MAY
Smokefree Rockquest: HEATS

Sat 19 MAY, 7.30pm (Doors open 7pm)
Sketchy Mugz

Local rapper Sketchy Mugz presents "I AM AFRICA" with supporting acts Fusion and Bailey Palmer. All tickets $10 - door sales only!

Performances at the Globe Theatre have been generously sponsored by Palmerston North City Council and the Lottery Community Fund

Mon 21 MAY 2PM & 7PM
Footnote New Zealand Dance - Search Engine

Shimmering light and captivating movement fill the universe of Search Engine. Within this luminous, metallic world, three choreographers explore and define their experiences of what it means to seek out and to search within our technologically driven society.

This brand new show is a different kind of dance experience, where the audience is absorbed by fragmented light displays and close enough to the stage to feel the incredible energy of the five performers. These three short works by Lauren Langlois, Rose Philpott and Tupua Tigafua are guaranteed to intrigue, delight and surprise you.

“These dancers are something else. All five of them are electrifying to watch”  Theatreview

FREE ENTRY: e-mail denise@globetheatre.co.nz to reserve your seats.

Weds 23 MAY
The Aroha String Quartet - Light and Dark

In 'Light & Dark' we take you on an emotional journey, exploring a wide range of moods and soundscapes. Our programme begins with the warmth and brightness of Haydn’s “Emperor” Quartet Op 76 No 3, with its famous variations on an anthem he wrote for Kaiser Franz II. It then enters the pulsating world of Ross Carey’s evocative Toccatina (Elegy). The dark, sardonic mood of Shostakovich's String Quartet No 11 Op 122, a profound work in seven short movements, is swept away by our final work: Dvorak’s gorgeous, much-loved “American” Quartet Op 96. Come along to immerse yourselves in this wonderful music!

Tickets $25 Adults, $15 Concessions, $50 Families (2 Adults + 2 Children), $5 Children under 18yr available HERE

Sat 26 MAY
Zulu Love

Zulu Love is a Johannesburg (South Africa) based band starring some of Soweto's top musicians.

"As soon as people saw them, they were bowled over by their incredible talent, infectious enthusiasm and pure joy" - Nelson Mail 

Their deep rich African harmonies blend traditional styles such as isicathamiya with upbeat African Soul. Celebrate the return of the incredible music of South Africa with artists we can't wait to see again! Don't miss the soaring voices and Zulu Love! 1 performance only!

ENTRY:  Tickets ($20 - $35) available HERE

Wed 30 MAY
International Jazz Festival: Hopetoun Brown and the Genius of Finn Scholes

A duo of trumpet and bass clarinet, Tim Stewart and Nick Atkinson blow up a storm of soul, jazz, blues and electricity free hip-hop.
ENTRY: Book online HERE

Thu 31 MAY 10AM
Baby Rave Disco

Celebrating NZ Music Month at Globe Theatre!
For ages 0-2 years, but older siblings and caregivers welcome.
Featuring UV lights, glow sticks, and light-up balloons.
Get creative and paint up your baby's clothes with UV paint before the event.
Prizes for the best lit-up and glow outfits for babies and caregivers.
Light refreshments and plenty of good sounds.
Let's boogie!

ENTRY: Free. Spaces are limited. First come, first served.

Thu 31 MAY
International Jazz Festival: Blues Night - The First 50th Years

Featuring New Zealand's "King" of the Blues Midge Marsden Marsden's career spans four decades, and during that time he has played thousands of concerts in New Zealand and introduced several generations of New Zealanders to the blues
ENTRY: Book online HERE

Fri 1st JUN
International Jazz Festival: Kevin Downing 101 Lab Band

Featuring Larry Koonse and Bruce Forman, special guests from the USA Guitarists
ENTRY: Book online HERE

Sun 03 JUN
International Jazz Festival: The Big Band Bash

Featuring the Swamp City Big Band, The Manawatu Jazz Club Big Swing Band,
the All Girl Big Band from Christchurch and the Whanganui Jazz Club Big Band

ENTRY: Book Online HERE

Sun 03 JUN, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Ingrid Culliford (flute) & Kris Zuelicke (piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Fri 08 JUN
Smokefree Rockquest: FINALS

Daniela Fuenzalida Photography

Sat 23 June, 7.30pm

MEHANA is a 6-piece Balkan Ethno-Blues Folk band, injecting new life into old songs with their own interpretation and style. The power of MEHANA’s music is in the raw and down-to-earth energy of their songs and the emotion the band members bring to every performance. Their songs are about life and love – music as relevant today as it was hundreds of years ago.

“We want to share what we love. We’ve been digging deep into the Balkan traditional way of playing, but we love a whole range of different music styles, too. By combining intricate Eastern European melodies with elements of contemporary music, we hope to open the minds of those who wouldn’t think to listen to this kind of music. We want as many people to hear and love it as we do.”

ENTRY: Book online  HERE

Sun 24 JUN, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Vocal concert: Shayna Tweed, Tim Shirriffs & Lindsay Yeo 

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Wed 27 - Sat 30 JUN
St Peter's College biennial production - Strength of a Hero
ENTRY: Tickets available in June.

Sat 7 - Sun 8 JUL
Manawatu Performing Arts Competition
Piano and Speech & Drama. For more info visit mpacs.org.nz.
ENTRY: Tickets available in June.

Thu 12 - Sat 21 JUL, performances daily during July schoo;l holidays, times vary
Manawatu Youth Theatre presents Seussical Jr

"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! Manawatu Youth Theatre presents Suessical Jr - all cast aged between 10-16 (more or less).

ENTRY: Tickets $10 available HERE.

23-29 JUL, times vary
Michelle Robinson Dance Studio
Annual production.
ENTRY: Tickets available in June.

Sun 22 JUL, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Chris Dann (piano) & friends

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sat 28 JUL, 7.30-9.30pm
Chamber Music New Zealand:
The Klara Kollektiv
Mesmerising, poetic and atmospheric, this Swedish-based ensemble perform a programme of New Zealand and European wonders.

ENTRY: Subscribe for the 2018 season at chambermusic.co.nz
$10-$50. Tickets available HERE

Sun 26 AUG, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Christine Archer-Lockwood & Guy Donaldson (piano duet)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sun 23 SEP, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Diana Neild (flute) & Anne-Gaelle Ausseil (harp)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door).

Tue 9 OCT, 7.30-9.30pm
Chamber Music New Zealand:
Ioana Cristina Goicea & Andrey Gugnin
Ones to watch, these award-winning rising stars, from Romania and Russia respectively, perform a programme of lush, romantic and contemporary music.
ENTRY: Subscribe for the 2018 season at chambermusic.co.nz
$10-$50. Tickets available HERE

Sun 28 OCT, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Duo Tapas (guitar duo)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)

Sun 25 NOV, 2.30-3.45pm
Globe Theatre Sunday Matinee Series
Ludwig Treviranus (piano)

ENTRY: Minimum suggested donation $5 (at the door)