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Evita's set arrives at theatre

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Richard Marshall from the Rotorua Musical Theatre helps unpack new Evita costumes for August's production in Rotorua. Photo / Stephen Parker
Richard Marshall from the Rotorua Musical Theatre helps unpack new Evita costumes for August's production in Rotorua. Photo / Stephen Parker

Rotorua Musical Theatre's production of Evita has moved a step closer to opening now that the set, props and costumes have arrived in Rotorua.

Production manager Jen Minty said their arrival was an exciting time for everyone involved in Evita.

"We have spent the weekend unpacking and completing an inventory check of more than 300 costumes, including over 100 pairs of shoes and 97 hats, all of which will be used during Evita," Ms Minty said.

The Rotorua Musical Theatre is part of a consortium of amateur musical theatre societies that each put in money to share the costs of sets, props and costumes needed to put on productions.

The Evita equipment comes to Rotorua following the successful Auckland Music Theatre production recently produced at the Bruce Mason Centre.

"When they leave us they go to Christchurch. We all put money in so we can put this production on. Everything is supplied by the consortium made up of amateur musical theatre societies.

Last year we did Mamma Mia and that was a consortium one too. It's an affordable way to put on a big production."

Evita will be produced at the Civic Theatre, within the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre, from Friday, July 29 to Saturday, August 13.

Tickets can be bought from the Ticketmaster box office inside the Sir Howard Morrison Performing Arts Centre or www.ticketmaster.co.nz.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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