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      Dec 2019

      Oh What A Glorious Night

      Join us for an evening of rousing carols accompanied by the Rotorua Brass Ensemble. The Choir will perform a series of new and contemporary carols together with a stunning young local soloist and a few Christmas surprises thrown in for good measure. Entry to the concerts is by donation of a non perishable food item to the Rotorua Food Bank.

    • 10

      Dec 2019

      Play On: BabyCakes by Georgina Titheridge

      Play On is a live script reading series of New Zealand plays. It's unrehearsed, unpredictable and unmissable. About the play: BabyCakes is a no-nonsense comedy about trashy weddings, a call centre, and people that are overly bent on being normal. And cake. Lots of cake. Imagine you are Anais, sitting at the reject table of a wedding reception surrounded by your old call centre buddies - the booze hag, the sleaze bag and the guy she probably would have pashed if she was drunk enough. An unashamedly honest, at times cringe-worthy exploration of relationships, coming to terms with who you are and especially who you don't like. This play contains adult themes and language. Entry is by koha - we are taking donations for the Salvation Army Christmas Foodbank Appeal. Presented by arrangement with Playmarket NZ.

    • 13

      Dec 2019

      Carols By Candle Light

      Rotorua East Lions Club and Hits 97.5 will be holding Carols by Candlelight again this year. It will be an enjoyable celebration of Christmas for families and children under the trees in Kuirau Park. The entertainment, compered by Radio host Paul Hickey, will commence at 7.30pm with an overture from the Rotorua Symphonic Band, This will be followed by carol singing, Christmas music from choir and soloists, dance and children’s entertainment. Song sheets will be published in the preceding edition of the Rotorua Weekender. Candles and holders will be available at the venue for a gold coin donation, or you can bring your own. Proceeds from the candle sales will be donated to the Rotorua Hospital Chaplaincy Trust. Bring a chair or a rug, and warm clothing and come early to make sure you get near the action. There will be hot and cold food and coffee vendors on-site or you can bring your own picnic. It will be dark enough for the full effect of the candlelight to be experienced by 8.50, and the show will end at around 9.15 pm. In wet weather, the event will be moved to the Redwood “Sails” behind the Information Centre on the Long Mile Road. Candles will be prohibited but light sticks will be available. The announcement of the move will be advertised by Hits Radio 97.5 FM. Contact person: Linda Cousins (027 498 5151) Like us on Facebook - Rotorua East Lions Club

      13

      Dec 2019

      Double Comedy Feature: Bedtime Stories/The Internet Play

      Drama Kids Rotorua bring you back-to-back comedy with two family-friendly shows in a row. The Junior Production class kick off with a 60 minute comedy show: "Bedtime Stories (As Told By Our Dad) (Who Messed Them Up)." It's Dad's turn to tell his three rambunctious kids their bedtime stories, but when he gets fuzzy on the details, the classics get creative: a prince with a snoring problem spices up The Princess and The Pea, The Boy Who Cried Wolf cries dinosaur instead, and Rumpelstiltskin helps turn all that pesky gold into straw. This is a hilarious twist on classic tales that will have the whole family in stitches. Next comes the Senior Production class with their 30 minute comedy show: "The Internet is Distract--Oh Look a Kitten!" The internet is taking over Micah's brain, quite literally. Micah only has twenty minutes to finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. She just needs to check a new facts on the internet first... Will she finish her paper and escape with her life before the school bell rings? A high-octane comedy that explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.