12, 13, 18, 19, 20 August, 7.30pm

14 August 2.30pm


For those who prefer not to use email, tickets will be on sale in a pop-up shop next to Bates pharmacy on the following days, or until sold out:

Tuesday 2 August: 1-3pm

Saturday 6 August: 10-12noon

Tuesday 9 August: 1-3pm


Some exciting news from the Musical Theatre NZ 62nd AGM, held in Blenheim this weekend...

Our very own Brent and Robyn Gardner were announced as recipients of the MTNZ Merit Award! 

This award recognises outstanding achievement and contribution to musical theatre in our communities - something that Brent and Robyn have certainly done, with both of them having given their time and talents in many capacities to SOTS for over 40 years. 

Congratulations, Brent and Robyn Gardner.

Onwards and upwards!

The pace is picking up, and we have the end in sight! Phase One was the demolition. Phase Two, the laying of all those pink support beams and the packing to make things level. But with Phase Three,Read more

Into phase 2

Things are moving fast now that the new floor is down.  Already, work has started on the new tiered seating which will improve the theatre experience for our audiences, ensuring everyone has a goodRead more

Looking ahead

Rodd, Brent and Wayne from SOTS were privileged to have a sneak peek at the progress of the auditorium space of the Clutha Community Hub recently.  The SOTS team have been working with the CluthaRead more

Treading the Boards

When we bought the building, the present kitchen was only a third of the size it is now, and there was a garage roller door to the outside world about where the door between the auditorium andRead more

It's a wrap.

Robyn asked me to be Production Manager for this new show that she was directing, so I said yes if there was a person that I could mentor and train. Of course, Robyn only heard the first part, so I wRead more

Impossible comes true!

Tracy loves being in our musical shows and lending her talents to the chorus numbers. She's a very good dancer and also sings in the Phoenix Singers, so has a lot to give.  Here she talks about theRead more

Living her best life!

It's lovely to have Anna and her mum, Sue, back on board for another show.  Here's what they have to say about it. Anna:  "I like being a part of the show, Dreams are Free.  I like to sing and daRead more

Views from the stage

One of the best things about being in a show is the camaraderie of being part of a team of people who are giving their best and supporting each other.  Here are a couple of our lovely cast membersRead more

From the horse's mouth

Robyn Gardner is our very talented and experienced director and choreographer.  The veteran of many shows, her ability to organise everything from the rehearsal schedules to the lighting plan is aweRead more

19 rehearsals to go.....

That sounds like a lot of rehearsals doesn't it?  But it really isn't!  With songs and dances to learn, costumes and changes and entrances and exits to get right, there is so much to perfect, itRead more

Rehearsals are fun....honestly!

Ok, so they are also hard work, but hey, hard work is fun too.  It's satisfying to come away after two hours of concentrating, learning, practising and doing.  We are making progress so quickly,Read more

Playing Around

It's the final week of rehearsals this week - the last chance for the cast and crew to iron out all the gremlins (can you iron a gremlin?) and get this year's Playing Around ready to go.   This is Read more