SUBMITTING A SHOW
We love it when someone comes to us with a vision and has the skills required to put into effect a stunning production. If you have a show you're just bursting with enthusiasm to do then complete the form and give us a good idea of your background and the type of shows you have done before.
So you want to Direct! You've got a passion for the theatre, may be you have been in a show or two and now you have a taste for directing.
Porirua Little Theatre understands that we all have to start somewhere. If you lack the experience in previously directing a show we can pair you up with experienced directors/production team leaders to help you understand how to tread in your directing debut.
Your show will be firstly reviewed by the Programming team
If your show is short listed then you will be contacted and a time will be set aside for you to present your ideas to the Committee.
If you show is not selected you will be advise but don't lose heart. There's always next year.
Submission for the up-coming year cut off in August to give time to plan and market the productions chosen.
If you have missed the August deadline submit your Play/Musical/One Act idea anyway. It may end up in our lineup for the following year!
Voices From The Front
Written by: Amanda Stone
Directed by: John Goddard
Choreography: Deborah Hale
Band Musical Director: Kerry Garrett
In 2015, 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign, PLT will be joining with the Porirua City Brass Band to produce ‘Voices from The Front’ a tribute to the extraordinary courage of those who gave their lives in New Zealand’s Gallipoli campaign
This is a thought provoking tale of camaraderie, tragedy, heroism, heartbreak and the cheeky humour of the humble New Zealand soldier. Beginning with the announcement of war on the steps of Parliament, to training in Egypt and moving on to the trenches of Gallipoli and to the final evacuation. Featuring popular songs from the time ‘Voices from The Front’ is about courage, and endurance, duty, and love of country, mateship, good humour, the loss of innocence, survival and decency in the face of dreadful odds. The show has an ensemble cast with a large chorus and plenty of character parts. This will be the main event for Porirua’s commemorations of 100 years since the Gallipoli campaign
Performances at the POP-UP Theatre Lydney Place in Porirua.
Thu 23 April to Sat 2 May 2015
The Sound of Music
Shrek: The Musical
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Rock of Ages
Great Face for Radio 3
Alice in Wonderland
12 Angry Jurors
Voices From The Front
The Full Monty
The Motor Camp
Puss in Boots
Act Without Words
All Shook Up
Take 2 – Shirley Valentine and Coaltown Blues
Witches of Eastwick
Red Riding Hat – Pantaloons fundraiser
The Wizard of Oz
Jack and the Beanstalk
Don’t Dress For Dinner
Peter Pan Jr.
Directed by Sarah Holswich
Musical Direction by MC Peters
Junior cast 5 to 18 years
19 – 30 October 2021
Peter Pan Jr. Information Evening: Wednesday, 7 July 7pm at Niblick Hall
PLT is excited to present an opportunity for up and coming performers to experience what it is like to tread the boards. Specifically, for cast members aged 5 - 16 years old, this show will have singing, dancing and maybe a little pixie dust.
A musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie ~ Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh Music by Morris "Moose" Charlap ~ Additional lyrics by Betty Comben and Adolph Green ~ Additional music by Julie Styne.
Originally Directed, Choreographed and Adapted by Jerome Robbins ~ Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International [Australasia]. All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
PLT are deeply disappointed to advise that due to the impending sale of our performance venue of the last three years (Dogs NZ Purina Pro Plan Exhibition Centre), we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 season of Toxic Avenger.
The show was to be Directed by Sandy Brewer with Musical Directors Sue Windsor and Steve “Shack” Morrison
The sale is expected to be completed prior to our scheduled booking in the venue in October. Although the details of the sale and transition period from Dogs NZ are as yet unknown, due to the lack of certainty that the booking can be honoured we have decided to make this call in advance of the audition weekend. This is to recognise the emotional effort of auditioning and to minimise the disappointment to our future cast. Sometimes, making the right decision is really hard.
We understand the impact this has on the Production team, who have blocked out their calendars and begun preparation for this show. We gratefully acknowledge Toxic’s Director Sandy Brewer, who has ridden with us through the highs and lows of the last couple of weeks. More than anyone Sandy ‘gets it’, having faced two venue closures in her past tenure as President of PLT.
A number of avenues for alternative space have been urgently explored in conjunction with Porirua City Council with the support of our Patron, Mayor Anita Baker. Regretfully, nothing has yet been identified. A special shout out goes to Robyn Steel for doing her best in the time available.
We have however been able to find accommodation for the season of Peter Pan Jnr. Ngā mihi nui Mana College for coming to the rescue, we are really looking forward to our time with you. Performance dates for this production have been shifted to the October school holidays, 8-16 October.
For PLT this has also been particularly tough after Brassed Off being postponed firstly for COVID, and then again in 2021 due to venue unavailability.
Our proposed programme for 2022 is on hold and will be replanned around any spaces that can be identified in the Porirua area.
This situation redoubles our hunt for a community accessible, block bookable performing arts venue in Porirua. Such a space is essential to having locally produced Performing Arts.
If you can help – your space, your contacts, your business, skills, passion or recent lotto win (?!) – please contact us and we will connect you up with our space sub-committee. We are open to all sorts of ways of solving for this need - adaptive reuse, space partnership, or even new development options.
We are also seeking storage space (enclosed or alternatively land for containers) for our equipment currently located at Dogs NZ.
We have been here before (2012 and 2017) and have found a way forward, with the efforts of many. We will again. We believe the experience builds on our 71 years of history and has led us to become a more adaptable and connected theatre company. This whakataukī captures beautifully how we feel:
Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou, ka ora ai te iwi.
With your basket and my basket the people will thrive.
Peter Pan Jnr.
By J.M Barrie. Adapted by Morris Charlap and Jule Styne.
Directed by Sarah Holswich.
Musical Director: MC Peters
8 to 12 October.
As always if you are interested in submitting a play, musical or any performance piece click on the link to our website and complete a submission form