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'We Are Here': Benefit for the Court Theatre

Published: Fri 17 Aug 2012 03:33 PM
'We Are Here': Benefit for the Court Theatre
Featuring: Vance Fontaine and his Peculiar Sensations, The Improvisors/WIT, comedian Jerome Chandrahasen, Hobnail, Mrs. Robinson, The Good Words, can-can troupe Les Folies de Lamour, burlesque dancers, Julie O'Brien singing from Hairspray, Whitireia Performing Arts Students and many more!
20 August 7.30pm 7pm
Tickets $30
The proceeds go directly to The Court Theatre Trust.
After the earthquake on 4 September 2010, The Court Theatre resumed performances as quickly as possible and remained committed to its home in the Christchurch Arts Centre.
However, the more destructive quake of 22 February 2011 caused significant damage to the Arts Centre buildings and The Court has had to leave its home of the last thirty-five years, leaving behind among the rubble a rich history of set, props, costumes and resources.
After a year of fundraising and hard work the Court has opened it’s doors again in Addington, in a new venue affectionately called ‘the Shed’.
We believe a thriving arts sector will be of crucial importance to restoring the health of the economy as well as the spiritual well-being of Christchurch – and we want to support the Court in rebuilding it’s resources again.
After a highly successful Benefit for Christchurch performance, which raised over $8,000 for Red Cross Appeal in March 2011, we’re back at Circa Theatre Wellington for one night only to present a smorgasbord of talent to fundraise specifically for our sister theatre The Court.
Monday 20th August we have a dazzling variety show of music, comedy and dance featuring Vance Fontaine and his Peculiar Sensations, The Improvisors/WIT, comedian Jerome Chandrahasen, Hobnail, Mrs. Robinson, The Good Words, can-can troupe Les Folies de Lamour, burlesque dancers, Julie O'Brien singing from Hairspray, Whitireia Performing Arts Students and many more!
“The generosity of Wellington’s performers and their audience was so amazing last year that we felt we had to do something again,” says benefit organizer Greg Ellis. “It was such an amazing way for performers to celebrate Monday night, which is traditionally our night off, and give something back. We’re hoping Wellington will get behind the event again.”
If you want to help out in some other way or have some ideas to bring in some more cash or support - email nzactorsguild@gmail.com
And if you want to come a see a special show for a fantastic cause you can book already through Circa Theatre 801 7992.
Tickets are $30 and the proceeds are going directly to The Court Theatre Trust.
Or make a donation to this cause via http://www.icanhelpthecourt.com/
Our sincere thanks to: The Improvisors, Phantom, NZ Actors Guild, Circa Theatre, Photobooth Fun, Brianne Kerr Publicity and all our talented performers and supporters.

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