Musical Theatre Dunedin

At Musical Theatre Dunedin we are always thrilled to have honest reviews and celebrate the successes of our hard working members, cast, crew and wider theatre community. 

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Mercurial vocals supremely testing

Mercurial vocals supremely testing

Luke Butson and Lara Davidson know they will have their work cut out for them when they have to sing some of the rock band’s greatest hits in next year’s Musical Theatre Dunedin production of We Will Rock You.

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Actors workshops bring out best in young

Actors workshops bring out best in young

Immediately, the room full of young people turns from shy and awkward, to sassy and extrovert. It was the effect Hayden Tee had during a series of workshops at Musical Theatre Dunedin at the weekend, when he shared his expertise with the city’s thespians.

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Southern Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

Southern Queen's Birthday Honours 2021

A lifetime involvement in Dunedin’s theatrical scene has been acknowledged through the awarding of the Queen’s Service Medal to Charles Campbell.

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Les Miserables big, bold and spectacular

Les Miserables big, bold and spectacular

There were no weak moments and the large opening night audience experienced the full gamut of emotions. The orchestral sound was mixed to replicate a large symphony orchestra, and amplification of 30 experienced ensemble members taking minor roles maintained balance with the principals.

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Role a trip back in time for young actor

Role a trip back in time for young actor

Today, most 9-year-olds would have trouble relating to the life of a boy living on the streets of 19th-century France during the throes of upheaval.

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Musical theatre out of hibernation

Musical theatre out of hibernation

After a very lean year for the arts, the chance to sing and dance for real live audiences is a great thrill for the 60-strong cast of The Highlights. A joint effort from Musical Theatre Dunedin, Taieri Musical Society, and DKCM Productions, the show celebrates a decade of musicals in the city.

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Public’s appetite for musical theatre boosts sector’s hope

Public’s appetite for musical theatre boosts sector’s hope

Musical theatre companies in Dunedin have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in the wake of Covid-19 this year, but a resurgence of public interest in their shows has buoyed their confidence of a "quick-ish" recovery.

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Rehearsals in full swing

Rehearsals in full swing

Musical Theatre Dunedin singers, musicians, and production crew are relishing the return to rehearsals as they prepare for next month’s 53rd Theatre Restaurant.

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