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Lola & Friends - 2020 Cabaret Season
Multiple Performance Dates - March to December 2020

Lola is back with an exciting new Cabaret Season for 2020! Join Mr Lola Illusion and his fantastic friends in a cabaret of sublime to the ridiculous!

We have an exciting range of revues for you to enjoy from the enchanting Clothesline Circus to the irreverent Sausage Fest and the decadent Hot House there's something for everyone! So come join the fun my friends we cannot wait to welcome you!

ENTRY: Tickets $37 or $30 Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now, HERE or at The Globe Box Office

FRI 21 FEB 2020, 7.00PM 
The Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission - sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.

Showcasing our 2020 collection that has everything a cycle-centric audience could want - action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration; the evening is unashamedly and utterly designed and devised for the two wheel devotee!

This year's treasure chest of films includes a story that reminds you of the importance of finding your 'why', and that with a bike you can find a worthy adventure in your own backyard; a movie that shows inspiration can come in all shapes and sizes - sometimes that shape and size is a seven-year-old girl who likes to ride a BMX; an audacious mountain climbing challenge; a tale trees, traps and trails, two friends on an environmental mission; a beautiful story about the power of two wheels and a community built through bicycling; and a part documentary/part fantasy with mountain bike illustrations that will have you looking for your rig and heading down the trail in search of the same kind of magic; ALL in the mix!!

These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all - inspiring to us to get out and ride. Tales of character, resilience, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.

So ... listen to the voice inside you; it's telling you to go. Grab your mates, grab your tickets, GO ON ... grab your bike and come along for the ride!! 

ENTRY: Tickets $23/17 available via Trybooking

FRI 21 FEB 2020, 6.00PM
SAT 22 FEB 2020, 8.30AM
SUN 23 FEB 2020, 8.30AM

PNDA Tap & Impromptu Competition

Palmerston North Dance Association Competitions - Tap, Tap Troupes, and Impromptus in all dance styles.

PACANZ NYPA Nominations - Saturday evening.

Dancers take to the stage to compete in the PNDA annual tap competition, which includes the tap troupes and soloists competing for a nomination for the National Performer awards held later in 2020.

Join us to enjoy the performances and support the local talent.

Session Passes: Child/Senior $3, Adult $5
Weekend Passes: Child/Senior $10, Adult $15
Door Sales available.

Thanks to the Lion Foundation for their support.

Alliance Francaise de Palmerston North French Film Night

FRI 28 FEB 2020, 8.00PM

The movie "Le Brio" follows Neila, a brilliant lawyer student who has to be mentored by a controversial professor for a speech contest.

Serious topics such as religion and racism turned into a brilliant dramatic comedy!

The movie will start at 8pm. Free screening. Donations welcome.

FRI 28 & SAT 29 FEB 2020 6:30PM
SUN 1 MAR 2020 4:00PM

Up Down Girl

Lily Harper presents Up Down Girl, a funny and heartwarming show about a young woman growing up with Down's Syndrome, and the mother who raised her. 

In this new, local adaptation, based on 'Up Down Boy' by Sue Shields, Lily draws on her own life experiences to tell the tale of 19 year old Mattie Baker as she prepares to leave for college. Mum won't miss the blaring music and slamming doors, but Mattie is not an ordinary teenager, and will she be able to cope without her?

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Theatre is for everyone!

There will be a Relaxed Performance at 6:30pm on Friday 28 February for those who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum condition, sensory and communication disorders or a learning difficulty.

There will be a Fully Accessible performance with audio description and sign interpretation at 4:00pm on Sunday 1 March. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Globe Theatre directly on 06 351 4409 or [email protected] to book for this performance.

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$20 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SUN 1 MAR 2020, 2.30 PM
Sunday Matinee Series 2020 presents Ya-Ting Liou Piano Recital

Pianist Ya-Ting Liou opens the the 2020 Globe Matinee series by giving a recital. More details will be added when known.

Entry by donation (Suggested $5)

TUES 3 MAR 2020, 7.30 PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents JUILLIARD415

Next generation baroque, this chamber orchestra of young players from one of the world’s most distinguished music schools starts our season with a bang. The New York Times describes Juilliard415 as an ensemble who plays with “consistent poise, and hair-trigger responsiveness” under such prominent artists as William Christie, Jordi Savall and Rachel Podger. For their New Zealand tour, Juilliard415 perform under the leadership of early music legend violinist Robert Mealy in a programme contrasting two baroque styles.

“Our programs are a dialogue between the two main musical languages in the baroque, the French and the Italian styles, focusing on Rome where Corelli was inventing the orchestra in the 1680s and Paris where Lully did the same thing at about the same time. The French pieces explore various dance forms, including everything from brilliant gigues to slow sarabandes, while the Italian works are fiery concertos: a nice contrast of styles!” – Robert Mealy

This programme also features a new commission from Dame Gillian Whitehead providing a striking contrast between old and new.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SAT 7 MAR 2020, 7:30PM & SUN 8 MAR 2020, 2:30PM

Remember Pat Boone?

The great Oscar winning song of 1977 was You Light Up My Life sung by his daughter, Debbie Boone.

It won an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Grammy in that year and held Number One position on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, a record at that time. It’s subsequently been sung by Whitney Houston, LeAnn Rimes, Johnny Mathis and Westlife, to name a few.

When top Manawatu vocalists gathered together to present Born Free – the Oscar Winners last year, there wasn’t room for You Light Up My Life and many other outstanding numbers. So this year they’ve come together to present a special arrangement of the song plus other Oscar winners or nominations that deserve recognition.

You Light Up My Life – the Oscar Winners will be presented at The Globe on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday afternoon, March 8. Other all-time favourites include Unchained Melody, Mona Lisa, Never On Sunday, Georgy Girl, The Way We Were, The Power Of Love, Moon River, Some Day My Prince Will Come from Disney’s Snow White, James Bond’s For Your Eyes Only and As Time Goes By from probably the greatest movie of all time, Casablanca.

ENTRY: Tickets $27.50/$25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

FRI 13 MAR 2020, 8:00PM
Lola & Friends: The Clothesline Circus

Run away with us!

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 swindles it's mesmerizing, it's marvelous and most definitely magical. 

Step right up and come hang out with the Clothesline Circus!

LIMITED SEATS! ONE NIGHT ONLY, BOOK NOW!

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

FRI 13 & FRI 20 MAR 2020, 8.00PM (HEATS)
SAT 21 MAR 2020, 8.00PM (CENTRAL FINAL)
Raw Comedy Quest - Palmerston North

Witness the rising stars in comedy before they hit the big time in the Raw Comedy Quest! 
The top 10 will make it into the final, with the winner and runner up advancing into the Wellington Finals, where the two top performers are flown to Auckland to compete in the Raw Comedy Fest final. 
With over $2000 in prize money and national coverage, the Raw Comedy Quest can be a stepping stone to a career in comedy.

Previous winners include Melanie Bracewell (7 Days), Jamaine Ross (Frickin' Dangerous Bro) and James Malcolm (AotearoHA!).

To enter, all you need is 6 minutes of original material and the guts to get up onstage. Send an email to [email protected] 

ENTRY: Heats tickets $15/$10 plus fees available through Eventfinda

ENTRY: Final tickets $19/$10 plus fees available through Eventfinda

SAT 14 MAR 2020, 7:30PM
An Evening With Raising Ziggy

Grab the girls, throw on a frock (or not) and join popular blogger and children's book author, Em from Raising Ziggy for a hilarious night reflecting on life, parenting and vaginas.

Your ticket price includes: Complimentary boozy drink on arrival, hilarious tales from Emily and Q & A Session.
(Email your Q & A Session questions to [email protected])

ENTRY: Tickets $30 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

 

SAT 14 MAR 2020, 7:30PM
Isaiah B. Brunt

The Isaiah B Brunt show kicks off in 2020 with a stunning new look outfit. 

Joining Isaiah on this unfiltered musical journey is Catherine Golden, a trained bassist and backing vocalist, Kat (Itty Kitty) O'Conner, a drumming, dancing & singing extraordinaire. 

Known mainly for his work within the Blues and Jazz scene, Isaiah introduces another aspect of his writing process with a more contemporary sounding style, showcasing some new songs written for a future new album that adopts both past and present musical inspirations.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SUN 15 MAR 2020, 7:30PM
You, Me, Everybody

You, Me, Everybody is a celebration of allowing others their moment to shine, the virtuosity  of the individual and the camaraderie of coming together in a musical moment. Taking their inspiration from a range of musical styles, YME start at bluegrass, weaving jazz, country and blues to create a dynamic sound that celebrates the best of Americana.

Their backgrounds as diverse as their ages and musical styles. Brothers Laurence and Sam Frangos-Rhodes are best known for their contributions to family band, Rhodeworks.

Together, YME celebrate the best of the myriad of talents they posess. You'll hear traditional bluegrass alongside experimental rhythms. Their musicianship will be evident from their control of their instruments as well as their close, soaring harmonies. 

You, Me, Everybody is the band to look and listen for.

ENTRY: Tickets $20 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office
Door sales $25

FRI 27 MAR 2020, 7.30 PM
The East Pointers - Yours to Break Tour with Special Guest Lucy Farrell

The East Pointers have always been musically complex and technically brilliant, the core is definitely traditional Celtic, but on the new album, fiddle tunes are grounded in complex rumbling bass lines, a dirty Americana exploration turns on a dime into a lighthearted guitar feature with flamenco reference palmas, playful keyboard tones turn traditional solos into urgent dance-party journeys, and off-the-leash festival jam sessions give rise to vocal numbers that are either perfect pop songs or moving tributes to the home and people they love. Redefining the ever-evolving genre – modern folk – with Billboard-worthy pop hooks, deep acoustic groove, trance-like trad breakdowns and three-part harmonies, Tim Chaisson (vocals/fiddle/percussion), Koady Chaisson (banjo/tenor guitar/moog) and Jake Charron (guitar/keyboards), already internationally acknowledged as musical trailblazers, have made sure their new album Yours To Break (out now) will light a path for a new generation of music lovers who don’t care for labels.

What We Leave Behind was one of the international standout albums of 2017, nominated for the Traditional Roots Album of the Year at the 2018 JUNO Awards and attracting over four million streams on Spotify. In the short time between their 2015 JUNO Award-winning debut Secret Victory and the upcoming Yours To Break, the band has performed over 450 shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, the UK, Europe, Mexico, the USA, and Canada.

This is an event not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $40 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SAT 28 MAR 2020, 8.00 PM
The Comedy Hub presents Parbaked Lol's

Palmerston North's hottest rookie comedy show is back featuring a freshly baked batch of new performers, with a few of your old favourite treats on top! Hosted by Dylan Stewart, 3 time winner of the Comedy Hub's Best Male Comedian award.

ENTRY: Tickets $15/$10 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SAT 4 APRIL 2020, 7:30PM
Drag Up Your Life

International Drag Queen Kelly Fornia is back with her hit production Drag Up Your Life, but this time, we're taking the show all around New Zealand!
Drag Up Your Life brings some of the talented Drag Artists from Wellington, New Zealand for a 100 minute lip sync extravaganza! We are talking about the Drag out of the nightclubs and putting on an extraordinary show on the big stages all around the country! 
Kelly Fornia has been a key part of the New Zealand Drag Scene for the past four years and has been scouting the best of the best when it comes to our Drag talent, and drag up your life is no exception! The production concists of incredible ballads, choreographic excellence and performances that'll make you want to get into Drag and slay up a storm yourselves!
Oh and did we mention this is a PG show?! Which means we're aiming to make it suitable for everyone to come along! So don't miss out on this fabulous experience of a lifetime, get the whole family along and come watch a spectacular show that you'll never forget!

ENTRY: Tickets $35/$20 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SUN 5 APRIL 2020, 2:30PM
Houstoun - Fox Project

Featuring Michael Houstoun - The Rodger Fox Big Band - Erna Ferry

A chance meeting in Christchurch in 2014 ultimately led to the unlikely, but superb combination of two of New Zealand's pre-eminent musicians - outstanding classical pianist Michael Houstoun, and foremost jazz trombonist, big band leader, jazz educator, arranger and producer Rodger Fox

Hear the Rodger Fox Big Band and Michael Houstoun perform new arrangements from internationally acclaimed composer - arranger Bill Cuncliffe for Piano and jazz band of material written by one of Michael Houstoun's favourite artists the great Gino Vannelli. "Brother to brother" and "Storm at Sunup" and Mountain Dance, by Grammy award winning composer and arranger David Grusin. 

The Big Band will also present material from their New York studio recording of New Zealand original compositions and special guest vocalist Erna Ferry will present three stellar New Zealand numbers "Sensitive To A Smile" by The Herbs, "You've Got To Know" by Supergroove and "Carry The Blues Away's" by Mike Farrell - recorded by Midge Marsden.

A concert not to be missed!

ENTRY: Tickets $55/$48/$30 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

WED 8 APRIL 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents VESA & FRIENDS

Born and raised in Finland, Vesa-Matti Leppänen moved to New Zealand in 2000. For well over a decade he has been Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and has earned international recognition as a chamber musician, teacher, adjudicator and soloist.

Vesa-Matti Leppänen has gathered an impressive group of friends, including principal players from the NZSO, to perform a programme that shines a light on the sensational horn playing of Samuel Jacobs. After several years playing principal horn in London with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuel returned to New Zealand in 2017 to take up a permanent position with our national orchestra.

The ensemble will perform the most cherished piece of chamber music for horn, Mozart’s Quintet, and will be joined by a second horn player from the NZSO to play a rarely performed work, Beethoven’s Sextet in E flat Major. To mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the group will also perform his String Trio in E flat as part of their programme.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SAT 18 APRIL 2020, 7:30PM
Daniel Champagne

The young Australian-born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' has been selling out shows around the world and now brings his tour to New Zealand playing an intimate show at The Globe Theatre on Saturday 18th April 2020!

ENTRY: Tickets $25 available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

FRI 8 MAY 2020, 8:00PM
Lola & Friends: Prom

The Dress, the date ... the disaster!

You're invited to the Prom! A tulle filled night of enchantment with dancing, romance, mirror balls, and spiked punch! Join the eccentric decorating committee, crazy chaperones and dazzling dancers for a fun filled night where dreams come true and drama reigns!

ONE NIGHT ONLY! GRAB A DATE AND BOOK NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE $30.00

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

THURS 14 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
FRI 15 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
SAT 16 MAY 2020, 2:00PM
SAT 16 MAY 2020, 7:30PM
SUN 17 MAY 2020, 2:00PM
The Last 5 Years

Three Divas and a Queen proudly presents the Last Five Years, an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show's unconventional structure consists of Cathy, telling her story backwards while Jamie, tells his story chronologically.

The show has had a handful of productions in New Zealand and arrives on the Palmerston North stage for the first time ever, with only five shows. Starring local performers and musicians and proudly supported by Palmerston North Creative Communities Scheme and a number of other local businesses.

ENTRY: Tickets $30/$25 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SAT 6 JUN 2020, 8.00PM
Lola & Friends: Hot House

A Tropical Tease!

Hot House is a tropical tease overflowing with botanical beauties and exotic ecdysiasts. Join us for a night of earthly pleasures in the tropical hot house, featuring starts of The Boom Boom Room Burlesque as you've never seen them before! Boy it's getting hot in here!

BOOK NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE $30.00

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SAT 13 JUNE 2020, 6.00PM
THE IGNITE KIDS

Theme for the night “MUSIC SPEAKS WHEN WORDS FAIL

Our children and youth are the future of our families, governments, churches, countries and our world! Ignite Kids offers how sweet the sound and the power of the music  to grow their relationship with God at a level they understand and helps them to make right decisions in life

We know that parenting is hard, but “ When Words Fail, Music Speaks" (Hans Christian Andersen)

Anyone can speak. Anyone can give advice or comfort one another with words. But, no matter what is said, how carefully those words are spoken; they always fail to express one's emotions as deeply as they intend.

Music gives those words a new tone, a new viewpoint  It gives those words a mood, and the melody of it almost speaks for the words. Music is something powerful, something that can't be defined in one way.

No matter age, race, religion, sexual orientation, we all use music as an escape from the cruel world we live in. We like to remember the times where we suffered, and the songs we listened to while we found the will to stand back up and go on.

Tickets $10 available from Faatasi Tupua on 027 3570459 or [email protected]

SUN 14 JUNE 2020, 5:00PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents CALEFAX

In great demand internationally, world renowned Calefax Reed Quintet are one of the most dazzling wind ensembles performing at present. This close-knit ensemble of five reed players draws music from eight centuries of repertoire to create unique arrangements: from early music to classical and jazz to world premières, in the hands of Calefax it all sounds fresh and new.

Calefax Reed Quintet has enjoyed collaborations with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, trombonist Christian Lindberg, mezzo-soprano Cora Burggraaf, Jungle Boldie (formerly the Tony Overwater Trio) trumpet player Marco Blaauw, percussionist Arnold Marinissen, Zapp String Quartet, cellist Matthew Barley, clarinettist Kinan Azmeh, violinist Claude Chalhoub, jazz singers Denise Jannah and Astrid Seriese, and choreographer Sanne van der Put.

This concert offers works by Bach, Fauré and Schumann, but freshly imagined, as if they were indeed written for reed quintet.

“Five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet.” – The Times (UK)

A classical ensemble with a pop mentality. We dare you not to be charmed.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SAT 1 AUG 2020, 8:00PM
Lola & Friends: Sausage Fest

Lets bring on the men!

It's a Sausage Fest! Full of more sizzling meat than you can poke your barbeque tongs at!

Join Lola and Friends in a celebration of modern masculinity featuring an array of testosterone teasers, Boylesque Stars, Drag Kings, Comedians and Singers. Let's hear it for the boys!

LIMITED SEATS! ONE NIGHT ONLY BOOK NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE $30.00

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

FRI 28 AUGUST 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents BLACKBIRD ENSEMBLE

Claire Cowan’s Blackbird Ensemble are thrill-seekers, liberty takers and musical magpies inviting you into their treasure-filled nest. Aiming to move you and groove you against a backdrop of a futuristic dystopia, they explore ideas about the future, technology and its impact on our lives and planet, and our interconnectedness and interdependence as human beings in society.

This ground-breaking young New Zealand ensemble walks the line between genres with traditional instruments and weird and wonderful new ones. In this concert Blackbird Ensemble explores new territories through a retro-futurist lens, creating ritualistic performances of music spanning multiple centuries, that will leave you feeling like you’ve time-travelled into a strange new reality.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

SUN 13 SEP 2020, 7:30PM
Bloom Presents: Adele & Amy Songbook

Australia's brightest new singing star Bloom brings to you the songs of 2 amazing artists, Adele & Amy Winehouse. Both have amassed a legion of fans the world over, and have sold in excess of 20 million albums between them. Bloom will be backed by an all-star band that features James Morley, former  member of ARIA hall of fame band The Angels and current member of the Choirboys as well as members of the late Jon English Band. 

The Melbourne singer/songwriter who is highly applauded as one of Australia's greatest power vocalists will combine the two artists in one incredible show. Bloom has already garnered international acclaim and recently sang the National Anthem for the Aust/NZ Test Series. 

Back by popular demand! Returning from their soldout NZ tour in 2018.

ENTRY: Earlybird tickets $39.50, General Admission $45. Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office.

SAT 26 SEP 2020, 8:00PM
Lola & Friends: Conjugal Visit

Cabaret in the clink!

We've locked Lola and his Friends up and thrown away the key! Come join us for a conjugal visit at the Globe Theatre and enjoy this riotous show that's criminally funny! LIMITED SEATS! ONE NIGHT ONLY BOOK NOW! It would be a crime to miss it!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS $30.00

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office

SAT 10 OCT 2020, 7:30PM
Chamber Music New Zealand presents DORIC STRING QUARTET

If the bar for quartet excellence was already set stratospherically high, the UK’s Doric String Quartet has surely launched it into orbit. Founded in 1998, the Quartet has firmly established itself as the leading British string quartet of its generation, receiving enthusiastic responses from audiences and critics across the globe.

Whether tackling the delicate nuances of earlier composers, or embracing the dramatic gestures of contemporary ones, the Dorics meet every artistic challenge with a captivating blend of sophistication and passion.

Described by Gramophone magazine as “one of the finest young string quartets”, whose members are “musicians with fascinating things to say” the Quartet is a regular visitor to some of Europe’s leading concert halls, has a particularly close relationship with the Wigmore Hall in London and undertakes annual tours of North America.

Spoil yourself with this vibrant world-class string quartet.

ENTRY: Tickets available HERE or at The Globe Box Office

FRI 4 DEC 2020, 8:00PM
Lola & Friends: Mixed Nuts

Fun, Frivolity & Fruitcake!

This Christmas Lola has gathered his most festive friends together again for a catastrophic Christmas comedy. This cracker of a Christmas cabaret promises carol singers, burlesque beauties, comedic uncles, magic and plenty of fruitcake! Invite your mum, tell your lover - heck bring the Vicar and come join in the fantastic fun!

LIMITED SEATS! ONE NIGHT ONLY BOOK NOW!

EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICE $30.00

ENTRY: Tickets $37 available HERE or at The Globe Theatre Box Office