The ups and downs of growing up form the basis of two cabaret shows at Maungaturoto’s Otamatea Repertory Theatre on Saturday, October 6.
Local professional performers Whitney Channings and Alex McKellar are promising to take audiences on a hilarious musical journey through life in the new show, Growing Pains – A Cabaret.
Whitney grew up in Mangawhai and is a past member of Otamatea Repertory Theatre, while Alex was recently appointed as drama teacher at Otamatea High School. The pair first met at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art in Christchurch and, after going their separate ways for several years, have reunited in Maungaturoto to write their first show.
They say it has been great to compare stories and break down what it is to be successful at “adulting”, resulting in a show that is a comedic musical journey through the ups and downs of life, the choices we all make and the effects they have.
“Travel, motherhood, career – all of these are universal experiences and we will take the audience through this journey through well-loved musical numbers,” Whitney says.
The women will sing a range of classic favourites, including Castle on a Cloud, Cabaret and Anything You Can Do.
The shows start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and tickets cost $20 for adults and $16 for concessions, available from email@example.com.