Shrek the Musical Starts on Thursday!

“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…”

Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside an overexcited Donkey to rescue a spirited princess. Throw in the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, a cookie with an attitude, a puppet with a bad habit and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

The Stage Door is excited to present Shrek The Musical at the Kerikeri Turner Centre from May 16th to 19th, 2019.

A Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori and the side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions and originally directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.

From the theatre company that brought you Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood, an incredibly talented local Artistic team and over 50 local actors this amazing show is not to be missed!

Get your tickets for the whole family now!
$30 Adults
$20 Child
$80 Family of four

Come in costume and join in the fun!

Kindly Sponsored by:

Makana Confections | Milford Asset Management | Craigs Investment Partners | Oxford Sports Trust

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Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Based On The Dreamworks Animation Motion Picture And The Book By William Steig.
Book And Lyrics By David Lindsay-Abaire | Music By Jeanine Tesori
Originally Produced On Broadway By Dreamworks Theatricals And Neal Street Productions

An Exciting Programme of Events for 2019 and 2020

We have lots of drama planned for you! From gorgeous, green ogres to sleepy princesses and calendar girls. From ruby slippers to true love and murder most horrid. And we’re running our successful Academy on the side so that our awesome actors can train up for our action-packed schedule.

Membership of the Stage Door Theatre Company is FREE right up until April 2020, so now is the time to join if the sight of all those plays has awoken the thespian in you, or if you want to try your hand as a backstage whizz.

Come and join us! Email

In the meantime, don’t forget that SHREK THE MUSICAL is starting on May 16th at The Turner Centre. Get your tickets for this fun show here:

AUDITION CALL: Calendar Girls

A Stage Door Theatre Company Production

  • Saturday 30th March
  • 2:30 – 5:00 pm
  • The Turner Centre

Come and try out for this famously quirky, poignant and hilarious play!

We have parts for 9 women, and 3 men, with ages ranging from tantalizing twenties to sensational seventies.

Performances will be on July 31st, Aug 1st, 2nd and 3rd.


Based on a true story…

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Another Fine Hellhole

Russell Hellhole of the Pacific 2019

Another year, another show. Russell’s annual street-theatre performances depicting the bawdy days of Kororareka of the 1830s played to good crowds over Northland’s Anniversary Weekend.

The cast was strengthened by numerous experienced actors from Kerikeri’s Stage Door Theatre Company who made the daily journey ‘overseas’ to support local whalers, sailors, scoundrels, rascals, townsfolk and Temperance Women.

Written by Sandy Myhre with Photos by Stephen Western.  

Hellhole of the Pacific 2019

Anniversary Weekend : Russell

Rehearsals are under way for the popular street-theatre Hell Hole of the Pacific event in Russell that re-enacts the bawdy days of Kororāreka of the mid-1800s.

The 30-strong cast has been strengthened by experienced actors from the Stage Door Theatre Company in Kerikeri.  The company’s last production was Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Turner Centre.

Stage Door Artistic Director, David Crewe, said the theatrical company is keen to present community theatre in all its form, not just big-name shows.

“Street theatre like the Hell Hole of the Pacific is a terrific idea and well established on the Russell calendar. It strengthens our collective acting skills and is so much fun to be involved.”

Hell Hole of the Pacific street theatre has three free performances daily – 10am, 12.30pm and 2.00pm – over Anniversary Weekend, 26th and 27th January 2019.

Call for Actors: Hellhole of the Pacific

Russell Hellhole of the Pacific are looking for actors for their 2019 event!

“We need Townspeople, Temperance ladies and bawdy sailors to take part in some awesome Street Theatre. It’s heaps of fun and a great way to spend Anniversary weekend.”

3 performances daily (each lasting about 30 mins)

No experience necessary, but must be prepared to interact with audience during the performances.
Costumes provided.

Please email Cris on for more information.

(Publicity photo above taken at previous event)