A dress rehearsal turns in to every performer's worst nightmare. But somehow, even with forgotten lyrics, infidelities, concussion, laryngitis, unrequited love, requited love, and the departure of a major cast member, the show goes on.
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Credited cast:
Emma Kinane Emma Kinane ... Charlie Boyd
Darren Young ... Matt Lee / Wahi
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford Lyndee-Jane Rutherford ... Luce Kent / Emily
Jeff Kingsford-Brown Jeff Kingsford-Brown ... Ray Hennessy / Earnshaw / Dawson
Sarah Lineham Sarah Lineham ... Julie Ellis / Cathy
Jonathan Morgan Jonathan Morgan ... Mabel Fa'afafine / Kaiako
Jack Buchanan Jack Buchanan ... Drew Martyn / Acton
Lloyd Scott ... Benny Barker
Michael Nicholas Williams Michael Nicholas Williams ... Stephen Herbert
Claire Kinane Williams Claire Kinane Williams ... Frankie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aivale Cole Aivale Cole ... Kaiako (singing voice)
Lyndley Gough Lyndley Gough ... Dresser
Rochelle Hewitt Rochelle Hewitt ... Lizzie
Bevin Linkhorn Bevin Linkhorn ... Crew
Deb McGuire Deb McGuire ... Crew


When the leading Lady (Sarah Lineham) storms out of the final dress rehearsal of a new major musical, its up to the Stage Manager (Emma Kinane) to fill her role. The show will go on no matter what happens and if the old theater saying The worse the dress, the better the Opening is true, its going to be bigger than Phantom. See drama, romance, comedy and tragedy and that is just in the wings.

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Emma Kinane (Charlie the stage manager) is married to Michael Nicholas Williams (Stephen the musical director) and their children Barnaby Kinane Williams and Claire Kinane Williams appear as the sound tech and the assistant stage manager. See more »


References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

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Thoroughly enjoyable!
23 April 2019 | by vntquadeSee all my reviews

A wonderful comic mash up of opera, New Zealand history and classic British literature. Great singing and choreography. Well produced and some great cinematography - who would have thought such simple staging could look so good,

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18 April 2019 (New Zealand) See more »

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