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Six To Sixty Choir

EVERY MONDAY NIGHT, 7:00PM

Want to sing your heart out with a whole room of awesome people of all ages singing like no one is listening????

Come to the Globe Theatre every Monday night at 7pm!!! Fleetwood Mac, Wilson Phillips, Dolly P, it’s all fun, care free and all about feeling good and learning some good music! All ages and all abilities. See you there.

Click HERE for more information.

ENTRY: Pay at the door
Adults $10
Children $5

Women and Business - Minnie Baragwanath

TUESDAY APRIL 23, 5:30PM

Next month’s guest speaker is Minnie Baragwanath - Social Innovator, Author, Entrepreneur and Chief Possibility Officer at the Global Centre of Possibility at AUT in Auckland (www.gcop.co.nz)

Twelve years ago, Minnie created a social change agency committed to the creation of a 100% accessible Aotearoa, particularly for the 1 in 4 of us living with an access need. In 2019 Minnie led the transformation of Be. Accessible into the Be. Lab (www.belab.co.nz), and established what was to become the Global Centre of Possibility @ AUT.

The Global Centre of Possibility, with its unique emphasis on “Possibility leadership, design and innovation” as the key to future social transformation, is the next chapter in that pioneering story!

Over the last few years Minnie has been awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), the Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award, the Westpac Women of Influence Diversity award, the Zonta women’s award and was placed as a top 10 finalist for the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year.

Minnie is an experienced, lively and captivating public speaker who has addressed audiences around the globe and can speak compellingly and empathetically with anyone about why access matters and how to reimagine our world through a contemporary access lens.

To learn more about Minnie B. and her work, visit https://www.minnieb.co.nz/

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE
Admission $34 plus booking fee

The Pantoloons presents Sherlock Holmes The Pantomime

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 11AM
WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 1PM

A gloriously funny Pantoloon take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated sleuth – this is a Sherlock mystery with a difference!

Cheeky and fast-paced, expect farcical surprises, brilliant comedic timing and a new twist on the greatest detective of all time!

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"Great show! Loved the adult humour and kids had a blast. Thank you!!"

“A great energetic and fun show as always Pantoloons. Congratulations once again. We look forward to seeing the next one!”

“A wonderful show, Elodie and I enjoyed every minute. Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into these fantastic productions – we love the music, the jokes and the fun!”

THE PANTOLOONS
This is the 11th Pantoloon year! We have a core group of experienced actors who love working together for children and it shows on stage. Our scripts are all written and directed by our founder and always have a healthy dose of adult humour. The Pantoloon productions mix the old and the new, with lots of topical surprises along the way and plenty of music and interactive fun to delight audiences of all ages!


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office.
Admission $19
Concession $17
Child (Under 18) $17
Family of 4 $64 ($16 each)
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Manawatu Theatre Society presents A Time Like This

WEDNESDAY APRIL 24, 7:30PM
THURSDAY 25, 3:00PM
FRIDAY APRIL 26, 7:30PM
SATURDAY APRIL 27, 7:30PM

What if there was one secret from your time in the First World War that haunted you for the rest of your life?

Douglas Chapman is trying to live out his unremarkable days in his rest home. But one secret, and a haunting question surrounding that secret, from the First World War, remains unanswered, leaving him unable to live his final days in peace.

A TIME LIKE THIS
Written and directed by Jackie Davis


'Do not miss this production' - The Gisborne Herald

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $30
Senior $25
Student (with ID)/Child (Under 18 years) $20
Group 5+ $24 each
Manawatu Theatre Society Member $22
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Alliance Francaise presents French Film Night - Deux Fils

FRIDAY APRIL 26, 8:00PM

Joseph and his two sons, Joachim and Ivan, are a close-knit family but fail to see that each one is losing control of his life. While there is plenty of affection at home, all three are also, clumsily, searching and itching for love, acceptance...

French screening with English subtitles

Free entry, donations welcome

Sunday Matinee Series - Roger Wilson and Guy Donaldson

SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2:30PM

Roger Wilson returns to the Globe stage after his significant performance a couple of years ago of Schubert’s great Song Cycle ‘A Winter’s Journey” completely from memory. He will again be accompanied by local pianist Guy Donaldson.

Roger and Guy have chosen to celebrate their accession to seniority in years with a whimsical approach to senior years in the world of music.

In some cases it will be a case of reflections on a good life, such as in the iconic Sings Harry song cycle of Douglas Lilburn, or in some of Brahms and Schubert’s songs. In Ravel’s Don Quixote songs the old man is clearly somewhat foolish. Some of the songs however come from the pen of composers when they were at the peak in the latter stages of their lives, such as Schubert’s Swan Song cycle, or Rossini’s Sins of My Old Age collection.

The program promises to offer a variety of styles and moods, including the light-hearted.

Roger Wilson is one of New Zealand's most experienced resident singers. Originally from Dunedin, he studied in Zürich, Detmold and Cologne, beginning his professional career in Germany, France and Switzerland in the 1970s. Since 1978 he has lived in Wellington. He has a comprehensive concert and opera repertoire and has been engaged frequently as a soloist by the NZSO, NZ Opera and other orchestras, opera companies and choirs throughout New Zealand. He is also known as a recitalist, broadcaster and recording artist.

Roger has been a frequent soloist in Palmerston North over the years. From 1976 he has sung in recitals at Massey University accompanied by Guy Donaldson at the piano, as well as singing with the PN Choral Society and the Renaissance Singers in concerts when Guy was their conductor and music director.

Admission is by donation, suggested $5. Eftpos available.

Ivanna Drink - From K Road to King's Cross

SUNDAY APRIL 28, 7:00PM

Drag Race Down Under star, Ivanna Drink, is setting sail to the UK to conquer London. But not before leaving New Zealand in the best way possible…with a drag show.

Hot off of the high heels of hosting the Legends Tour at Sky City, Drag Race Down Under star, Ivanna Drink, is setting sail to the UK to conquer London. But not before leaving New Zealand with a bang, or should we say bangle.

Presenting ‘Ivanna Drink: From K Road to King’s Cross’ the farewell tour

Join Ivanna for a one hour spectacular cabaret show inspired by the journey of her drag career that has shaped her into the drag legend on Auckland’s K Road that we all know and love today. There’ll be laughs, chats, meet and greets available and of course drag shows!

Her tour will kick off in Auckland before heading to Whangarei, Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Christchurch.


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $27
VIP (Meet and Greet) $42
VVIP (Meet and Greet and Merch Pack) $83
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Smart Factory Showcase

FRIDAY MAY 3, 9:30AM

Immerse yourself in the Virtual Nautech Smart Factory Tour and experience the future of manufacturing during our captivating in-person Showcase

In partnership with Callaghan Innovation, EMA and Beca have created the Smart Factory Showcase to demystify and break Industry 4.0 down to the nuts and bolts of what it means for your business in a practical sense. 

Come to gain a truer understanding of Industry 4.0 and its implications for manufacturers!

Back in 2019, Nautech used to capture all the data, record in spreadsheets, analyze it all and review at the end of the month – well that is too late.   You need to know now!  The whole Industry4 makes you realise the importance of that connectivity from your ERP system to the factory floor, monitoring it, displaying it, and analysing it in real time.

 The virtual Smart Factory tour of Nautech is a unique experience of a highly advanced factory here in NZ with a high level of industry4 integration across their entire business.  This is an eye-opening experience for manufacturing leaders and their teams to understand how the integration of systems and technology will allow agility and rapid decision making.

What new opportunities are there that you don’t know about, and how can you apply them?  Look no further than the Nautech Smart Factory Showcase. 

The event agenda includes: 

  • Introduction to Nautech Electronics 
  • The role of Industry4.0 across  
  • Sales, procurement and planning 
  • Systems and connectivity 
  • Research and development 
  • Inwards goods and stores 
  • Machine set-up and production run 
  • Assembly and test 
  • Facilities and sustainability 
  • Smart business models and strategy 

Using tablets, we guide 20-30 participants through a three-hour Digital Twin capture of Nautech.

Free entry. Registrations essential. REGISTER HERE

French For Rabbits and Jenny Mitchell Combo Special

FRIDAY MAY 3, 8PM - FRENCH FOR RABBITS

SUNDAY MAY 5, 4.30PM - JENNY MITCHELL

Celebrate the start of New Zealand Music Month with a Two Show Pass for French For Rabbits & the Elliot Vaughan String Quartet on Friday May 3rd and Jenny Michell on Sunday May 5th.

French For Rabbits are regular performers at the Globe Theatre and in May they are bringing their stunning new EP ‘In the End I Won’t Be Coming Home’ to life with a string quartet. For the show, they are traveling as an extended 9-piece including a string quartet led by award winning composer, arranger and performer Elliot Vaughan (Canada/New Zealand). The group will join the band to reinterpret material from previous releases alongside those from the EP - adding detail and colour to the already cinematic soundscapes and intimate folk songs of songwriter/vocalist Brooke Singer.

On Sunday May 5th, Wellington based songwriter Jenny Mitchell is set to play her Palmerston North debut at Globe Theatre. Jenny is a dynamic storyteller who is rapidly capturing fans across the motu and the globe. Her music is full of warmth, truth and family harmonies - think the best of The Chicks + Norah Jones.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $72 (for both shows)

French for Rabbits & the Elliot Vaughan String Quartet
 
FRIDAY MAY 3, 8:00PM
 
Proudly presented by the Globe Theatre, Wellington’s luminaries of ethereal dream-pop/folk French for Rabbits will be bringing their stunning new EP ‘In the End I Won’t Be Coming Home’ to life with a string quartet in a special performance in Palmerston North. Following two successful shows (including a sold out show in Whanganui's St Peter's Church), the band are excited to announce this new show for Palmerston North.

The EP was recorded in July of 2023 and in early 2024 the EP came out as a vinyl release which also includes the band's much loved 2012 debut EP Claimed by the Sea on the b-side.

Their music, which has been nominated for the Taite Music Prize, NZ Music Awards and APRA Silver Scrolls has seen the understated group perform internationally through the USA and Europe, open for the likes of Lorde, Marlon Williams, Agnes Obel, The Tallest Man on Earth and Blanco White.

For the tour, they are traveling as an extended 9-piece including a string quartet led by award winning composer, arranger and performer Elliot Vaughan (Canada/New Zealand). The group will join the band to reinterpret material from previous releases alongside those from the EP - adding detail and colour to the already cinematic soundscapes and intimate folk songs of songwriter/vocalist Brooke Singer.

Elliot has contributed arrangements for over 30 records with Canadian and New Zealand artists, and countless performances around the world, and holds a Master’s of Musical Arts from the New Zealand School of Music and a Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.


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In The End I Won't Be Coming Home (Official Video)
Baring Head (Official Video)
 
ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office.
Admission $39
Concession $27
Door Sales $47
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.
 
French For Rabbits and Jenny Mitchell Two Show Special only $72
Tickets available HERE

Love Shack

FRIDAY MAY 3, 8:00PM

Come and party with Love Shack as they bring their Ultimate 80's party show back to Palmerston North.

Playing songs by The B52's, Prince, INXS, Blondie, David Bowie, Billy Idol, Peter Gabriel, The Eurythmics, Devo, Peter Gabriel, The Pretenders, INXS, Queen, Katrina and The Waves, The Mockers, ICEHOUSE, Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty, Coconut Rough, UB40, U2 and lots more.

Love Shack features some of New Zealand's finest and most experienced musicians. Including Tui nominated and NZ charting artists, session muso's, hired guns and Diva's who have drawn on all their years of experience to create a magic live music show that will help you relive the great days of dancing the night away & rocking out to your favourite 80's bands.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
General Admission $49.42
General Admission Groups 4+ $46.86
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

The Korri and Sin Show - Cabaret and Chat

SATURDAY MAY 4, 7:00PM

Get ready for an enchanting experience as The Korri and Sin Show brings you Cabaret and Chat – a variety extravaganza with their friends! Sparked by Korri's spontaneous visit to Sin's barbershop, this variety show is a celebration of the incredible talents within our community. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable night of entertainment, featuring local artists delivering everything from hilarious comedy to captivating performances, a touch of burlesque, and the fabulous world of drag. It's a vibrant blend promising glitz, glamour, and laughter. Beyond the dazzling acts, join Korri and Sin in friendly chats with our all-local cast, showcasing that exceptional talent thrives right here in Palmy. Don't miss out on this evening of unfiltered joy! Secure your tickets now! #PalmyIsFarFromBoring

Rating - R18

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $34
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Niko Ne Zna

SATURDAY MAY 4, 8:00PM

Niko Ne Zna are excited to announce their return to The Globe Theatre Palmerston North for a special performance, bringing their music back to this treasured Manawatu venue. Niko Ne Zna is a world class world music extravaganza. A staple of the New Zealand festival circuit and frequently selling out shows at home and more recently in Australia. A hot and spicy taste of the old countries right here in the capital of New Zealand. Playing captivating original music as well as classic songs from the Romani-soaked Balkan States, Niko Ne Zna’s hypnotic melodies and wild infectious rhythms will set even the most rhythmically challenged moving and grooving!

Combining driving rhythms, melodic brass and beautifully alluring vocals, Niko Ne Zna creates unforgettable moments for their audiences. The 9-piece band have firmly cemented themselves as one of New Zealand's premiere and sought after world music groups, complete with wonderfully hypnotic melodies and cerebral rhythms that draw from the Balkan region.

Based in New Zealand’s creative and cultural capital of Wellington, all nine members are formidable instrumentalists and composers in their own right. Their current lineup consists of two trumpets, soprano saxophone, bass and tenor trombones, sousaphone, balkan bass drum (tapan) and snare drum, an exotic cocktail of instrumentation and musicianship that creates an atmosphere and vibe like no other. To top it off, their vocalist/percussionist Nikkie Rich sings in multiple languages, including Serbo-Croatian, Romani, Macedonian, Greek and English.

The concert is General Admission and we are removing the front two rows of seats to create a dance floor so you can come on down and get with the rhythm.

“It’s easy to forget where you are when you listen to these hypnotic melodies. It’s like being dropped amongst the hot and spicy lands of a country far away - to a place where you can free yourself with these infectious and wild beats that take their influence from the gypsy-soaked Balkan States.”
— wellingtonlivemusic.com

“The group's jaunty carnival-style sound translates surprisingly well to disc, with trombone, sousaphone, sax and trumpet all vying for attention as the songs spiral riotously outward from a core riff before being reined back in again.”
— Otago Daily Times

“Gypsy good times…”
— Rip It Up Magazine

“… this is straight to the dancefloor”
— Elsewhere

“Driving rhythms an intoxicating effect”
— Taranaki Daily News


Find out more about Niko Ne Zna
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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
General Admission $32
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Jenny Mitchell Live in Palmerston North

SUNDAY MAY 5, 4:30PM

On Sunday May 5th, Wellington based songwriter Jenny Mitchell is set to play her Palmerston North debut at Globe Theatre. Jenny is a dynamic storyteller who is rapidly capturing fans across the motu and the globe. Her music is full of warmth, truth and family harmonies - think the best of The Chicks + Norah Jones.

This show is part of a string of North Island gigs in Wellington, Auckland and Whangārei before Jenny heads to Paihia to headline the Bay of Islands Country Rock Festival. Audiences will be wrapped in the energy of Jenny, Aaron Stewart (bass), Michael Muggeridge (mandolin), little sister Nicola Mitchell (guitar and vocals) and special guest Maddison Connor; a 16 year old Nelson based musician who will be opening the show.

Originally from Gore, the award-winning storyteller is now based in Wellington and is excited to share new work on this tour. Since releasing her most recent album, Tug of War (2022), Jenny has played sold out shows around the country, shared festival stages with Dave Dobbyn and was the only New Zealander selected to play at global music conference Folk Alliance International in 2023 (Kansas City, U.S). Tug of War was nominated for an Aotearoa Music Award, Australian Golden Guitar Award and includes the 2023 APRA Best Country Song; Trouble Finds a Girl.


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $47
Student (with ID) $32
Child (under 16) $32
Family (2 adults + 3 student/child) $120 ($24 each)
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.
 
French For Rabbits and Jenny Mitchell Two Show Special only $72
Tickets available HERE
 

Femme Fiction

THURSDAY MAY 9, 7:00PM
FRIDAY MAY 10, 7:00PM
SATURDAY MAY 11, 7:00PM

“Femme Fiction” is a grass-roots, homegrown theatrical experience that delves into the essence of femininity. This originally devised and written work, which underwent a development season with the support of the Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) in 2023, is now ready to captivate audiences with a fully staged show, thanks to the backing of PNCC once more with Creative Communities funding.

The show poses the thought-provoking question, “What is Femininity?” and answers it through a tapestry of real stories and experiences drawn from a diverse cross-section of our community. Audiences will be treated to a rich mosaic of monologues, scenes, and bite-sized moments that promise laughter, enjoyment, and a deep connection.

Brought to you by the same company that presented the sold-out season of “The V Monologues” and recently oversaw the successful 2024 season of Manawatu summer Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Femme Fiction” is a testament to the company’s commitment to powerful storytelling.

At the helm is the award-winning director Rhian Firmin, whose previous works include “V Monologues,” “Romeo & Juliet,” and “Much Ado About Nothing.” Under Firmin’s intuitive leadership, the ensemble invites you to a celebration of femininity that is inclusive and affirming for all.

“Femme Fiction” is more than just a show; it’s a movement. It encourages us to sink our teeth into the narrative, ground our feet in the stories, open our arms, and wholeheartedly embrace the multifaceted nature and energy of femininity. Join us for a striking journey that affirms femininity is for EVERYONE.

 

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Adult $27.50
Concession $15
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

The Leopard Lounge

FRIDAY MAY 10, 8:00PM
SATURDAY MAY 11, 8:00PM

The Boom Boom Room is back to delight and thrill you with their new revue THE LEOPARD LOUNGE.

Let Mr. Lola Illusion and the Boom Boom Room Beauties take you back in time to the hippest and swingingest lounge in town!

Starring the hip shaking antics of Hollie Berry, the sweet seduction of Sparkles Belvedere and the unforgettable Lulu LaCroix THE LEOPARD LOUNGE is a fun cocktail of burlesque, comedy and song.

“…funny… tantalising, with impressive dancing and the kind of costumes that made you want to go straight home and throw anything remotely resembling a granny pantie out the window.”
MICHELLE DUFF – MANAWATU EVENING STANDARD


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $40 
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Manawatu Air Guitar Championship

SATURDAY MAY 18, 2PM - YOUTH EVENT
SATURDAY MAY 18, 7PM - R18 EVENT (18 years and older can attend)

Get ready to rock out at the Manawatu Air Guitar Championship and you could win $500 thanks to our sponsors and the PNCC!!!

Join us at The Globe Theatre on Saturday, May 18th, hosted by Tyler Brailey with a youth event from 2pm and R18 event from 7pm. Whether you're a seasoned shredder or a first-time strummer, this event is for YOU!

Experience the thrill of the stage as contestants battle it out with their invisible axes, vying for the title of Air Guitar Champion!  With prizes galore including $500 for the winner of the R18 event and Wonderboom speakers for the top 3 in the youth event, the energy will be through the roof!

Bring your friends, family, and your best air guitar moves as we transform The Globe Theatre into a haven of rock 'n' roll greatness! Let's make memories, laugh, and unleash our inner rockstars together!

Mark your calendars, spread the word, and get your entries in. Don't miss out on the air guitar extravaganza of the year! See you there!

Free entry. Koha appreciated.

Entry form and information

NZTrio presents: "Triptych 1: Unquiet Dream"

FRIDAY MAY 24, 7:00PM

Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. Any preconceptions of classical music being stuffy or intimidating are smashed by edgy repertoire, venue ambiance, and post-concert manaakitanga. Bringing together three incredibly accomplished artists: Amalia Hall (violin), Ashley Brown (cello) and Sarah Watkins (guest pianist), every NZTrio performance powerfully reaffirms the importance and cathartic nature of a live musical experience in today’s digital world. Expect to be affected.

Benjamin Britten Introduction and Allegro for piano trio
Lera Auerbach Trio No. 2 Triptych - This Mirror Has Three Faces
Chris Cree Brown New Work
Felix Mendelssohn Trio in D minor Op. 49

Journey through a diverse musical landscape beginning with Benjamin Britten's 'Introduction and Allegro for Piano Trio', a masterpiece that showcases his distinctive harmonic language and rhythmic vitality. Next, immerse yourself in the enigmatic world of Lera Auerbach's 'Trio No. 2 Triptych - This Mirror Has Three Faces', a thought-provoking exploration of reflection, identity, and transformation, structured as a triptych with three distinct movements, each inviting introspection. Adding a touch of Aotearoa is a new work by a talented New Zealand composer Chris Cree Brown. Finally, we conclude with the rich and expressive 'Trio in D minor Op. 49' by Felix Mendelssohn, which beautifully balances classical structure with Romantic lyricism.


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $45
Student (with ID) $22.50
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Corps De Burlesque Graduate Showcase
 
SATURDAY MAY 25, 7:30PM
 
Corps de Burlesque ~ School of Seduction is Palmerston North's premiere boutique dance studio for adults. We are proud to present our first Graduate Showcase for 2024, an amazing opportunity for our students to bring their unique energy to the stage. Prepare to be enticed and enthralled by a selection of solo and troupe burlesque, swing dance and more! Come along and support local artists and celebrate an evening of burlesque where we indulge in old world glamour with a touch of tease.

This event is R18


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $29
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

The Comedy Hub presents Shots Fired

SATURDAY MAY 25, 8:00PM

The Roast Battle returns, as Callum Wagstaff defends his title of Roast Regent against seven challengers new and old!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $15
Comedy Hub Member $10
Concession $10
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Sunday Matinee Series presents Jun He and Guy Donaldson

SUNDAY MAY 26, 2:30PM

Jun He studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum from 1998 and went on to win the first prize in the Alpe Adria International Competition in Gorizia, Italy. She graduated with a Master of Arts in violin performance at the Mozarteum Salzburg in 2005. In the following year, she taught violin performance in the Private University of Hualian China, until her move to New Zealand. In 2014 Jun graduated from the NZ School of Music with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in violin performance. She later regularly played in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra until her move to Palmerston North. Currently Jun is leader of the Manawatu Sinfonia.

Sharing the stage with Jun will be pianist Guy Donaldson. Guy is active in the Manawatu as a teacher, adjudicator, piano soloist, accompanist, chamber music player and music coach.

The concert will feature music from France with sonatas for violin and piano by Maurice Ravel and Cesar Franck, and two piano pieces by Claude Debussy, including his best-known piece Clair de Lune or Moonlight.

Admission is by donation, suggested $5. Eftpos available.

Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Jazzin' 3 & the Palmy Sweethearts

WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 7:30PM

The Manawatu Jazz Festival is delighted to present a concert by the extremely talented vocal group “Jazzin’ 3”. Madeleine, Cate and Eilidh are a vivacious trio of singers who have had extensive experience in the musical theatre world and are accomplished solo performers in their own right.

Introduced to the jazz genre in 2020, they have built a full and entertaining repertoire featuring jazz standards, some jazz-flavoured renditions of pop tunes and tunes borrowed from the library of artists such as The Puppini and Andrews Sisters. They have performed at various local jazz clubs and with the NZSM No.1 Big Band both in Palmerston North and Whanganui.

Special guests the “Palmy Sweethearts” an all-female saxophone combo.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $20
Students (with ID) $10
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Kevin Downing's 101 Lab Band

WEDNESDAY MAY 29, 8:00PM

Always a popular concert for the Manawatu Jazz & Blues Festival

Special guest includes guitarist Callum Allardice presents "Loud Jazz the music of John Scofield".

It does what it says on the box: unapologetically loud and dirty. Prepare yourself for lots of synth and slap bass; it’s Loud Jazz.

The band:
Callum Allardice – Guitar
Daniel Hayles – Keyboards
Rom Smith – Bass
Shaun Anderson - Drums

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $32
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $24
Students (with ID) $20
Palmy Companion Card tickets available. Please contact the Globe Theatre Box Office.

Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Guitar Workshop with Corey Christiansen

THURSDAY MAY 30, 5:00PM

From the USA Corey Christiansen – Guitar

Corey Christiansen is becoming recognized as one of the world’s preeminent guitarists and educators. A recording artist, writer, educator and performer, he has played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Vic Juris, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, James Moody, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen many other jazz greats. Corey has authored or co-authored over 70 method books and projects for Mel Bay Publications. He has written many articles for many of the major guitar magazines in North America and Downbeat Magazine. In 2008 he joined the faculty at Utah State University.

This workshop is FREE and available to anyone attending tonight's concert at 8pm.

Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Matt Harris and Friends - Clay Jenkins and Cory Christiansen

THURSDAY MAY 30, 8:00PM

From the USA, MATT HARRIS and Friends - Clay Jenkins and Cory Christiansen

Matt Harris graduated with a BM from the University of Miami and a MM from the Eastman School of Music. He moved to Los Angeles after touring, writing, and recording with jazz legends, Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich.

Matt has 6 CD’s of original music and has played with jazz legends including Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan, Bob Sheppard, Peter Erskine, Bob McChesney, Rob Lockart, Carl Saunders, Jimmy Cobb, Joe Morello, Chuck Findley, Tim Ries, Bob Summers, John Pisano, and Gregg Bissonette. Matt has played piano and/or written music for some of today’s top jazz vocalists including Karryn Allison, Jackie Allen, Diane Shure, Dena Derose, Rosana Eckert, Kevin Mahogany, Kurt Elling and many others.

From the USA Clay Jenkins – Trumpet
Clay has recorded with Joe LaBarbera’s Quintet, The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Harold Danko, Rufus Reid, Alan Ferber, Charles Pillow, Larry Koonse, drummers Joe La Barbera and Jeff Hamilton, and bassist John Clayton. In 2000 he joined the faculty at the Eastman School of Music.

From the USA Corey Christiansen – Guitar
Corey Christiansen is becoming recognized as one of the world’s preeminent guitarists and educators. A recording artist, writer, educator and performer, he has played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Vic Juris, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, James Moody, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen many other jazz greats. Corey has authored or co-authored over 70 method books and projects for Mel Bay Publications. He has written many articles for many of the major guitar magazines in North America and Downbeat Magazine. In 2008 he joined the faculty at Utah State University.

New Zealand guests to include: Rory Macartney – Bass, Lance Philip – Drums, Oscar Laven – Saxophone and Rodger Fox – Trombone

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $34
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $28
Students (with ID) $22
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Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Blues Night w/ Midge Marsden

FRIDAY MAY 31, 8:00PM

Blues Nights – MIDGE MARSDEN ( The One and Only) Guitar, Vocal and Blues Harmonic

One of New Zealand's preeminent blues musicians, New Plymouth-born Keith Marsden got his break with the 1960s R&B band The Breakaways. After time performing in Australia, he returned home; by the 1980s he was touring Aotearoa often. During an early visit to the United States, he befriended legendary guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Texan featured on one of the beloved 'Travellin' On' adverts with Marsden and Murray Grindlay. In the 1990s Marsden studied Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and taught blues music at the Waikato Institute of Technology. Later he was made a member of the NZ Order of Merit.

The Band: Neil Hannan, bass & vocals. Liam Ryan, keyboards & vocals. Johnny Scott, drums, Harry Harrison, guitar & vocals. Plus a Surprise horn section.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $39
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $32
Students (with ID) $22
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Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

High School Jazz Competition and Workshops

SATURDAY JUNE 1, 10:00AM

Globe 1 - Big Bands

Globe 2 - Combos

Come along and see some wonderful up and coming talent

FREE ENTRY

Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

Cal State Fullerton Big Band - Music Director Bill Cunliffe

SATURDAY JUNE 1, 5:30PM

California State University Fullerton Jazz Orchestra, directed by Bill Cunliffe, consistently receives high scores and acclaim at major west coast jazz festivals. They have been featured on a live radio broadcast across North America as part of the Playboy Jazz Festival, and have previously won the Pacific Coast Collegiate Jazz Festival competing against groups from 50 colleges and universities in seven western states. Jazz combos receive high marks as well, with CSUF's top combo winning the 2018 Reno College Jazz Festival. Fullerton Jazz Orchestra has performed, by invitation, at many leading Southern California festivals and events. They have produced five recordings including their latest, "Sabor!" which features vocalist Freda Payne.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $20
Students (with ID) $15
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The Jazz Gala Concert - The Rodger Fox Big Band

SATURDAY JUNE 1, 8:00PM

The RODGER FOX BIG BAND plays the music and arrangements of internationally acclaimed artists MATT HARRIS, CLAY JENKINS and CORY CHRISTIANSEN

Vocal Guest: Erna Ferry

The Rodger Fox Big Band has promoted live concerts in the Global Festival arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, The International Association of Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and concerts in London, Singapore, Australia, Poland and the Jazz Education Network Conference in New Orleans in 2020 and 2024.

Winner of the New Zealand Jazz recording of the years in 1981, 2001, 2004, 2009 and 2011. Plus being a finalists on 8 other occasions.

Matt Harris – Piano, has written for and performed with the great Buddy Rich and Maynard Ferguson Bands.
Clay Jenkins – Trumpet, has performed with Joe LaBarbera’s Quintet and The Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, Count Basie, Clayton – Hamilton.
Cory Christianson – Guitar, has played with Dr. Lonnie Smith, Danny Gottlieb, Jeff Coffin, James Moody, Steve Houghton, Jeremy Allen.

And Erna Ferry performing material recorded at Sear Sound in New York City with arrangements by Matt Harris.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $38
Manawatu Jazz Club Members $32
Students (with ID) $22
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Manawatu Jazz and Blues Festival 2024

The Big Band Bash

SUNDAY JUNE 2, 2:00PM

Always a very popular concert to finish the festival.

HAWKES BAY JAZZ CLUB BIG BAND – NAPIER
SWAMP CITY BIG BAND – MANAWATU
WHANGANUI JAZZ ORCHESTRA - WHANGNAUI
CAPITAL CITY BIG BAND - WELLINGTON

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25
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Sunday Matinee Series presents The Kugels Klezmer Band

SUNDAY JUNE 9, 2:30PM

Take three former NZSO players, an Arts Laureate composer, a bass player of renown, a charismatic singer and you have The Kugels!

The Kugels have completed nationwide tours for Arts on Tour NZ, Chamber Music New Zealand, and performed as guest artists at several NZ festivals.

The Kugels play traditional Klezmer music, along with folk music of the Balkans, and original works by their in-house Arts Laureate composer/accordionist Ross Harris.

Klezmer is wild and passionate, the folk music of the Jewish people of Eastern and Central Europe. It is enjoying a huge rebirth of interest and popularity.

Ross Harris has penned exquisite songs for her, sung in Yiddish, along with spectacular new instrumentals for the group. The Kugels recorded a second CD in October 2020 which will be available at this concert. Their first CD was voted in the New Zealand top 10 by Auckland Herald, 2017.

Band Members:
Ross Harris
Robin Perks
Debbie Rawson
Nick Tipping
Anna Gawn

Entry by donation. Suggested $5.

Daniel Champagne

SATURDAY JULY 20, 7:30PM

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows!

Growing up in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, Australia the story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He be-gan writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he finished school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following 15 years have seen him independently release 7 studio albums, tour relent-lessly around the globe, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

He has been described as “the finest guitar player of this generation”, “a leading light in acoustic music” and “a performer that must be seen to be believed” and in July and August he will bring his never ending world tour back to New Zealand!

WHAT THE PRESS SAY..
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he co-axes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stop-per.” The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will be-come an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes study-ing the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beauti-fully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

"You feel as if he just invented the instrument yesterday and was discovering its possibilities afresh” Ted Gioia (American jazz critic and music historian)


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $32
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Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time

SUNDAY JULY 28, 8:00PM

From the quote attributed to Mark Twain, humour is defined as Tragedy Plus Time. Come and join Ed as he tests that formula by mining the most tragic event in his life for laughs.

Edinburgh Fringe 2023 was a bumper five-star review year for Ed. They came in thick and fast alongside outstanding critical acclaim for this exceptionally funny, ‘Best Reviewed Stand Up Show at Edinburgh 2023’ (British Comedy Guide). 


Century and NZ Comedy Festival are proud to present Ed Byrne: Tragedy Plus Time.

'Hilarious, extremely dark, profoundly touching and resolutely unsentimental. Ed Byrne has plumbed the very depths of his soul and found something verging on greatness.' ★★★★★ Rolling Stone 

'Poignant, touching, spiky and laugh-out-loud funny… beautifully written and flawlessly performed.' ★★★★★ Edinburgh Reviews


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office.
Admission $69.90
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SpontaneoUS Turns 11

FRIDAY AUGUST 2, 8:00PM

Join the Laughter Fest as SpontaneoUS turns 11!

Palmy, get ready for an unforgettable night of hilarity and spontaneity as SpontaneoUS, your favourite improv troupe, celebrates 11 years of laughter, fun, and unexpected twists!

It's been over a decade of making memories, creating characters, and sharing laughter with our amazing audience. Bring your friends, your mum, your boss and anyone who loves a good laugh.

Get in quick, these tickets will be gone before you can say “Happy Birthday”.

Get ready to laugh, cheer, and celebrate 11 years of SpontaneoUS mayhem!

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25
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Elton vs Billy - NZ Tribute

SATURDAY AUGUST 3, 8:00PM (Doors open at 7.30pm)

NZ’s Award-winning hit tribute show “Elton John vs. Billy Joel” are coming to Globe Theatre as part of their NZ-WIDE TOUR!

After wildly successful sell-out shows across New Zealand, join Cam and Sam for an intimate night out as they wow audiences both young and old performing the greatest hits of Elton John and Billy Joel LIVE! Piano Man, Rocket Man, Uptown Girl, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, We didn’t start the fire, Bennie and the Jets, She’s always a woman, Crocodile Rock and many many more.

Your favourite Elton and Billy songs are in safe hands with Cam and Sam, these professional touring NZ musicians have performed on live national television, commercial radio and featured in the NZ Music Charts in careers spanning two decades. This amazing Piano Man extravaganza features astonishing costumes, two grand pianos in black and white, a lighting show plus plenty of banter and all the songs you love.

Let's face it, Elton John and Billy Joel require little introduction, their music has provided a soundtrack for generations of loving fans. Englishman Sir Elton John has sold over 300 million records, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. He has more than fifty Top 40 hits on the UK Singles Chart and US Billboard Hot 100, including seven number-ones in the UK and nine in the US, as well as seven consecutive number-one albums in the US.

American Billy Joel has sold more than 150 million records and ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Joel has had 33 Top 40 hits and 23 Grammy nominations. In 1999 he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received the Recording Industry Association of America Diamond Award, presented for albums that have sold over 10 million copies.

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE
Adult Admission $52.50
Senior/Unwaged $46.86
Groups of 4+ $49.42 each

Bloom Sings The Adele and Amy Songbook

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 12, 8:00PM

Bloom returns to New Zealand to bring you the songs of 2 amazing artists: Adele & Amy Winehouse.

Both artists amassed a legion of fans the world over, and together have sold in excess of 20 million albums.

Featuring the hits including Someone Like You, Send My Love, Hello, Rolling In Deep, Back to Black, Valerie, You Know I’m No Good and Rehab to name a few, this amazing show is sure to thrill the toughest of sceptics.

As a constant on the Australian and New Zealand touring circuit, Bloom’s vocal prowess has been described by many as “mesmerising” and “sensational” and this show will be no different.
Bloom has handpicked some an incredible songbook that will have you primed for an unforgettable evening.

Come and be charmed by the Australian vocal powerhouse that is Bloom and celebrate all that is Adele and Amy Winehouse.

"You moved me more than Adele"
"Bloom has the most stunning, earthy voice"

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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $52
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The Clothesline Circus

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 8:00PM
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 8:00PM

Breathtakingly beautiful, THE CLOTHESLINE CIRCUS is an absolute delight for the senses!

As twilight falls and the fireflies dance, we meet a cast of curious characters; the performers of the Clothesline Circus - a whimsical cabaret of fanciful enchantment, song, dance, carnival acts and sideshow swindle.

It's mesmerizing, it's marvellous and most definitely magical.

Come run away with us!

“It’s a world away, a chance to join the circus and its cabaret with a high heeled kick. “
CARLY THOMAS – REVIEW


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $40
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Let Them Eat Cake

FRIDAY OCTOBER 11, 8:00PM

A Rococo fantasy of frills feathers and fabulous! The Boom Boom Room Burlesque are going for Baroque in this revue where 1750’s Paris is entwined with a burlesque twist!

Featuring Mr Lola Illusion and the Boom Boom Room beauties, this revue would make Marie Antionette lose her head!

Let Them Eat Cake is absolutely delicious, a little bit deviant and 100% decadent.

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Book now and prepare to go loco for rococo!


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office.
Admission $40
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SpontaneoUS Christmas

THURSDAY DECEMBER 5, 8:00PM
FRIDAY DECEMBER 6, 8:00PM
FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 8:00PM

Get ready to unwrap the gift of laughter this holiday season with our yet-to-be-revealed SpontaneoUS Christmas Show!

Our Christmas shows are notorious for selling out fast, so mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, activate the social club and stay tuned for the big reveal!

Secure your seats early and make this holiday season one to remember. Stay tuned for details – the laughter's coming down the chimney soon!


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $25
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Jingle All The Way

FRIDAY DECEMBER 13, 8:00PM
SATURDAY DECEMBER 14, 8:00PM

Cooler than Jack Frost's smile and sweeter than a candy cane, the Boom Boom Room proudly presents...

JINGLE ALL THE WAY! A Christmas Burlesque!

Jam packed with a bevy of burlesque beauties this festive folly is everything you have wished for! You’ll have a merry little Christmas with Mr Lola Illusion and these seductive stocking fillers!

Grab your friends and come join the yuletide fun!


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ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or from the Globe Theatre Box Office
Admission $40
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