THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Twizel

April 23-25th 2020

 

TICKET UPDATE

We have been waiting to hear the government's announcement regarding COVID-19 levels to make contact with everyone and give an update regarding the show next week and how this will be structured. We can now share our plan.

In level 2, we can not exceed 100 people at the event in a designated space. Due to the number of cast and how many we have on stage in some of the scenes, it means we can only have a maximum of 70 in the audience. As you can imagine, this has severely impacted our shows for next week as ticket numbers are already close to 70, at 70 or exceeding this limit.

The cast and crew together discussed our options tonight and as a full company we have made the decision to add in TWO extra shows on Sunday the 6th of September (12pm matinee and a 5pm evening show).


We are needing to move a significant amount of tickets off closing night and these two new show options will be offered to the Saturday the 5th 7pm ticket holders first. Once we have re-organised this, all remaining tickets will be opened up to the public to purchase online or manually until we fully sell out.


For those who have booked on Saturday the 5th of September at 7pm, please check your emails as you have all been contacted and given some options to consider. Otherwise, feel free to contact us on facebook or call me on 0211511393.

I would like to apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. We know that there will be people who miss out on getting tickets and we are incredibly sorry for this. 

Please follow our facebook page: Mackenzie Performing Arts to get up to date communication. 

Thank you all for your support.

Regards

Amy Oughton

Director

 

Upcoming Events

The Sound of Music Sunday 6th September
Sun, Sep 06
Twizel Events Centre
Sep 06, 5:00 PM
Twizel Events Centre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
Closing Night.
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The Sound of Music Sunday 6th September Matinee
Sun, Sep 06
Twizel Events Centre
Sep 06, 12:00 PM
Twizel Events Centre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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The Sound of Music Twizel Saturday 5th September
Sat, Sep 05
Twizel Theatre
Sep 05, 7:00 PM
Twizel Theatre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
The first production for MPA and directed by Amy Oughton and Musically Directed by International Vocal Coach Rob Martin from Rob Martin Productions. This is sure to be a fabulous show that you will not want to miss.
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The Sound of Music Saturday 5th September Matinee
Sat, Sep 05
Twizel Events Centre- Theatre
Sep 05, 1:00 PM
Twizel Events Centre- Theatre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
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The Sound of Music Friday 4th September
Fri, Sep 04
Twizel Theatre
Sep 04, 7:00 PM
Twizel Theatre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
The first production for MPA and directed by Amy Oughton and Musically Directed by International Vocal Coach Rob Martin from Rob Martin Productions. This is sure to be a fabulous show that you will not want to miss.
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The Sound of Music Thursday 3rd September Performance
Thu, Sep 03
Twizel Events Centre- Theatre
Sep 03, 7:00 PM
Twizel Events Centre- Theatre, 8/3-18 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
The first production for MPA and directed by Amy Oughton and Musically Directed by International Vocal Coach Rob Martin from Rob Martin Productions. This is sure to be a fabulous show that you will not want to miss.
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About the show

Mackenzie Performing Arts is thrilled to present the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein classic to a new generation of theatregoers.


Music by Richard Rodgers

Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Presented through special arrangement with R&H Theatricals

The Sound of Music features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including "My Favourite Things", "Edelweiss", "Do-Re-Mi", "Sixteen Going on Seventeen", "The Lonely Goatherd", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", and the title song "The Sound of Music".


The show tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family's escape across the mountains from Austria.


It originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony awards- including Best Musical. The show then opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including Best Picture, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.


Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of The Sound of Music has led to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as "The World's Most Popular Musical".


Mackenzie Performing Arts was founded in 2019 and strives to deliver high quality musical theatre. This is MPA's first production of many!

 
Image by Rob Laughter

Creative Team

Director & Producer: Amy Oughton
Musical DIrector: Rob Martin
Assistant Director: Michelle Keating
Choreographed by: Naomi Haggart & Michelle Keating
Backstage Manager: Brian Blanchard
Costume Manager: Lisa Mills
Designer (Programs, Social Media & Flyers)- Olive & Arrow Creative
Set Design Manager: Claudia Du Hurst & Sarah Henderson
Front of House Manager: Trina Eastwood

 

Meet our Director & Musical Director

Amy Oughton

Director, Executive Director of MPA, Speech Language Pathologist & Voice Specialist

Amy is qualified, experienced and passionate Speech Pathologist who specialises in voice science and voice
performance. Amy also works across a very broad Speech Pathology world and her dynamic abilities to
treat infants through to elderly across both education and health related speech, language, communication,
voice, feeding and swallowing difficulties, confirms her stand out knowledge.


Determined, intelligent and diligent, Amy has specialist 'voice' assessment and treatment skills. She has
knowledge in the anatomy and physiology of the head and neck region and has specific interest in 'Vocal Health'- voice care and management for singers and performers. Pairing that with her background as a vocal performer, she is able to apply her personal experience and professional training when working with artists. She travels nationally to run clinics for
performers, guest lecturing at University Programs, Consulting for Musical Theatre Societies during their
busy show seasons and not only assesses and treats disordered voices but also cares and maintains the
healthy professional voice, implementing vocal health programs and running vocal ‘fitness’ assessments and implementing individualised programs for vocalists.


Amy is also a passionate teacher and performer of Drama and Singing. She started training in Speech and Drama as a 10 year old, completed her Trinity College London Speech & Drama and Singing exams, performed in
competitions, choirs and multiple productions across the south island as principal and ensemble roles.  

Rob Martin

Musical Director, International Vocal Coach

Rob has been professionally involved in theatre and the arts for over 40 years as a Performer, Director, Musical Director, Choreographer, Writer, Producer, Designer, Stage and Company Manager and Piano Accompanist in more than 25 professional productions, and is an internationally recognized Vocal Technician/Coach.


Rob’s life in the arts has taken him around the world enabling him to live and work as a professional theatre practitioner in 6 countries; highlights being the critically acclaimed Production/Direction/Musical Direction of the musicals ‘Into the Woods’ and ‘Children of Eden’, both performed outdoors in the Cumberland State Forest in Sydney: London

(vocal coaching and cabaret performer); New York (Off-Broadway run of a new Australian musical ‘Valentino’); Vancouver (Rapunzel’s Prince in ‘Into the Woods’); and throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, USA, Canada, Egypt, Jordan and The Mediterranean (various Cruise Line contracts as lead singer, featured cabaret artist and dancer).

Productions in NZ include EVITA, SCDL 2015(Musical Director); SHREK JNR., Roncalli College 2016 (Musical Director); Cabaret shows THE SOUND OF MUSICALS and PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ and the children’s musical A COW NAMED COW with his own production company Rob Martin Productions International 2017 (Director, Musical Director, Choreographer and Executive Producer); AVENUE Q, SCDL 2017

(Musical Director); BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SCDL 2018 (Musical Director).


Rob Martin Productions International currently produces an extensive range of entertainment throughout Australasia, along with his very successful ‘Voice Studio’ and artist development tuition programs, and is currently the largest supplier of Christmas entertainment in Australasia.


He is vocal coach for some of Australia’s finest singers who have, and are currently performing in professional musicals in Australia and the UK.


Next year Rob will be working with a Broadway Producer in New York and across Australasia as well as a performing in a growing programme of shows internationally.


He is currently reworking his own original musical PIONEERS, co-written with award winning composer Gregory Peterson, which is being produced by multi Tony award winning Broadway Producers for an Off-Broadway showing in 2020.

 

Our Von Trapp Family

Nina Kopa

Maria Rainer

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Bevan Newlands

Captain Von Trapp

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Lily Brophy

Liesl Von Trapp

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James Honeybone

Friedrich Von Trapp

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Mackenzie Dunnicliff

Louisa Von Trapp

Saedy Zeestraten

Brigitta Von Trapp

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William Newlands

Kurt Von Trapp

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Isabella Rangel Borjas

Marta Von Trapp

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Emilie Ward

Gretl Von Trapp

 

Principal & Featured Cast

Jan Cowan

Mother Abbess

Helen Theron

Sister Sophia

Tracey Gunn

Sister Margaretta

AnneMarie Massam

Sister Berthe

Bruce Cowan

Max Detweiler

Michelle Keating

Elsa Schraeder

Jonathan Thompson

Rolfe Gruber

Matt Gunn

Franz

Cheryl Ashton

Frau Schmidt & Ensemble

Mike Lindsay

Herr Zeller & Ensemble

Sharon Blanchard

Ursula 

Brian Blanchard

Baron Elberfield

Priscilla Cameron

Baroness Elberfield

Elaine Lindsay

Frau Zeller & Ensemble

Mikayla Lewis

A new postulant 

Ang Watkins, Trish Alty, Kathryn Wells, Kaye Paardekooper, Maria McDonald, Carolyn Mincham

Nuns and Postulants

 
 
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