Five of the Best: From screen to stage for kids

We are spoiled for choice when it comes to great music, theatre and entertainment events in New Zealand and we have recently noticed a big number of events that have seen some of our favourite films, shows and entertainers switching the screen for the stage.

We recently posted a blog that featured some of the best screen to stage performances for adults, but now it is the kids’ turn to get in on the action. Below we have listed our five favourite screen to stage performances that are coming up.

Any story or performance that transcends multiple mediums is certainly very special and we are very excited to bring you five examples of this in today’s edition of Five of the Best: From screen to stage.

We hope you enjoy it!

Ice Age Live

Vector Arena
May 13-15

Join Diego, Sid and Manny on their pre-historic, icy adventures! The stars of the Ice Age series of films will come to life in person in the most appropriate way possible – on ice! The characters will skate into mischief and mayhem and will delight the whole family with their fun adventures and hilarious one-liners.

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Bruce Mason Centre
January 30-31

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
October 1 (Presale begins January 15)

Legendary children’s entertainment group, Hi-5 is heading to New Zealand for a series of exciting performances that your children will love. The shows are full of songs, dancing, giggles and imagination. Kids are invited to join Hi-5 at a slumber party in their House of Dreams, but there will be little sleeping and loads of adventures.

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Peter Pan

TSB Showplace
December 6

Kids absolutely love the story of Peter Pan. And let’s face it, he is the kid who never who grew up, so what is not to love? Well now you and your kids can relive the magical tale of Peter Pan, Wendy, The Lost Boys, captain Hook and Tinkerbell when the Patten Academy Dance Trust presents the enchanting story at TSB Showplace on December 6. The performances are full of colour and excitement and kids will love the amazing adventures of Peter Pan and his friends.

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Beauty and the Beast

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre
December 4-5

If you love the classic Disney film Beauty and the Beast, you cannot miss the stage adaptation featuring more than 180 of New Zealand’s most talented young performers. The production features all your favourite characters as well as the memorable songs including Be Our Guest, Belle and Beauty and the Beast. Get in quick, this show is almost here and the tickets are already sailing out the door!

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Disney On Ice presents: Magical Ice Festival

Vector Arena
August 4-7, 2016

This winter, celebrate the chilliness with the Disney On Ice Magical Ice Festival. The wintry wonderland will feature many of your favourite Disney films and characters, most notably, the Academy Award-winning Frozen with Elsa, Anna and Kristoff. The Little Mermaid’s Belle and Sebastian will also be stopping by to join in the fun and Rapunzel and the Beast will also be there to entertain you. The Disney On Ice performances are full of amazing skating, dancing and singing and are sure to have your kids enthralled from start to finish!

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