The Menagerie Variety Show 2018
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 08:00 pm
Sat 28 Jul 2018, 10:00 pm
113-111 Manners St
Gigs Concerts, Circus, Dance, Music
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
Welcome to an evening celebrating the odd, intrigu
Welcome to an evening celebrating the odd, intriguing & strangely compelling.
The Menagerie Variety Show is returning to the Wellington Opera House on Saturday the 28th of July for a whole new one-night-only spectacular of epic proportions.
Spawned from Wellington’s regular variety night, The Menagerie, this is the second annual Variety Show at the Wellington Opera House - aiming to take burlesque, cabaret, circus and more to the masses. “It’s like The Muppets meets The Royal Variety Performance, but fresher, weirder, more risqué and heaps more Kiwi”, says The Menagerie Producer Rachel Rogue.
Our 2018 offering includes a mix of dancers (Bandolier Masters, Les Folies de L’Amour, Mapihi Kelland), singers (Emma Wollum, AJ Te Aho), comedians (Zane & Degg, Alexander Sparrow), a slam poet (Duncan Hope), magician (Mr Lola Illusion), contortionist (Jackson Cordery), burlesque diva (Bonita Danger Doll), drag kings/queens (Hugo Grrrl & Eve Envy), spectacular circus (Imogen Stone, Victor Victorious) and general ner-do-wells (MC Matt Powell, and more) in our line-up of 16 excellent acts and experiences.
“New Zealand has loads of incredible talent, this show brings some the best and most diverse entertainment with 16 acts and over 60 performers coming together for one never-to-be-repeated, and never-to-be-forgotten night.” says Rouge.
We can’t wait to show the magic this talented team brings to the Opera House stage.
The Menagerie Variety Show 2018
AJ Te Aho - soulful songstress honouring Te Ao Māori through song
AJ Te Aho on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLh0-pT4OQc
Alexander Sparrow - comedian and World Top 10 Donald Trump impersonator
Alexander Sparrow on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B6izZuEYWA
Bandolier Masters - New Zealand’s current Marching Masters Champion Team
Bandolier Masters on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmhfBQYISrE
Miss Bonita Danger Doll - femme fatale and burlesque sensation
Bonita Danger Doll on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyKMtwOzVWc
Duncan Hope - eloquent slam poet speaking truth to society
Emma Wollum - award-winning amusing accordionist with a feminist twist
Emma Wollum on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D87qY2FIEg
Hugo Grrrl and Eve Envy - drag duo extraordinaire bring camp and comedy
Hugo Grrrl on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6mNj3M4qxE
Imogen Stone - strong and stunning aerialist flies above the stage
Jackson Cordery - contemporary contortionist with new creature creation
Les Folies de L'amour - scintillating burlesque troupe sparkle with glamour
Les Folies de L’amour on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P3jQS5WeMo
Mr Lola Illusion - professional show-off brings magic and fun
Mapihi Kelland - homegrown contemporary dance focusing on identity, lineage and whakapapa.
Matt Powell - our suave and spontaneous MC
Victor Victorious - beloved Menagerie mascot takes to the heights for aerial on silk ropes
Zane & Degg - hilarious award-winning brother juggle and entertain
Zane and Degg on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ovdambUkKY
Tickets are now available at Ticketmaster:http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/The-Menagerie-Variety-Show-tickets/artist/2457331
Video Trailer 1 VARIETY (55sec): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97LvcjGUy7E
Video Trailer 2 RAUNCHY (37sec): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eByNuvCS5yE
Video Trailer 3 DIVERSITY (49sec): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehxpIXxjxF8