ACADEMY PLUS – Theatre Workshop for Adults

Interested in acting? Want to brush up your skills? Stage Door launch Academy Plus.

As a result of demand, the Stage Door Theatre Company is launching a theatre experience for adults. Known as Academy Plus, it features classes by experts in acting, character, improvisation, stage movement, microphone technique, stage make-up and more.

The first of these takes place the weekend of September 14 and 15 from 10am to 4pm at Northtec, Kerikeri. Fee is $100 for the two days.

Following the outstanding successes of Shrek the Musical and Calendar Girls, we have had interest from more adults who haven’t been on stage since school, or who never have been, but who now want to be involved in our sort of community theatre here. This is for them and for our existing adult ensemble. It’s going to be a fun learning experience.

David Crewe, Stage Door Artistic Director

For information contact Joan on

Auditions for Sleeping Beauty

Yes, it will be pantomime again this December (Oh no it won’t ! – Oh yes it will !) when the Stage Door serves up another fun-filled fantasy. This year it’s that tale of the Princess who falls asleep after pricking her hand on a spindle,cursed by the wicked witch.Then she is woken up by the kiss of a Prince.

There are lots of great parts, of course. Many of which have never been heard of in the original version! Plus music and song (and a little choreography too!).

Auditions will be on 8 September, 2pm at the Turner Centre.
Performances at the Turner Centre December 13-15.

Directed by David Crewe

If you can’t make the Audition date, and you want to be considered, contact the Producer Tim Crawley:
or 021 249 4780.


King Henry
Queen Henrietta
Princess Aurora
Malvoleena – the bad fairy
Prince Egbert – King’s brother in league with Malvoleena
Jolly Jack – the Jester
The Cook (the Dame, man in drag)
The Chicken
The Nanny
Aunt Matilda, King’s sister
The Herald
Lady Isinglass
Lady Pokinghorne
Lord Pokinghorne
Lord Bungle
Lady Bungle
Lord Snivels

Fairy Queen
Rosalie, Viola, Flora, Cantita, Bella, Tiana
(Plus others depending on auditions)

(Plus others depending on auditions)

Bruce – the hero
Tina – his sister
Tanya – his sister

There is no experience necessary, and we welcome anyone who hasn’t been on the stage before. It’s a great, and fun, learning experience. We look forward to seeing you!

David Crewe, the Director, getting ready for audition time!

Sleeping Beauty artwork by Jo at the Take Five Agency

Calendar Girls Opening Night

A great show, big-hearted and full of laughs—the actors put in so much energy and love.

We were overwhelmed by the lovely comments and hugs we received in the foyer after the show. Such a fantastic audience on our first night!

If you haven’t booked your tickets for this heartwarming, funny and poignant play yet, make a date with the Calendar Girls at The Turner Centre this weekend!

Images by Flash Gordon Photography @ Take Five Agency

Fun and Flowers at Calendar Girls Rehearsals

Calendar Girls opens on Thursday at The Turner Centre! Have you got your tickets yet?

CALENDAR GIRLS | AUG 1 – 4 | The Turner Centre

Here are some photos from last night’s Tech Rehearsal. It’s been hard work, but so much fun too, and we’ve seen a lot of each other… in more ways than one! Now all we need is an audience, and that’s where you come in :

We’re donating $5 from each ticket to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation. And if you’d like to donate a little more to this worthy cause, we’ll have our special calendars available on the night.

WIN 2 Tickets to Calendar Girls!

We’ve got two tickets to give away for our opening night on THURSDAY 1st AUGUST at The Turner Centre.


Identify 5 of the businesses we have used for our calendar photo shoots, and go in the draw to win free tickets.

We have our very own Kerikeri Calendar Girls calendar, and each page has been sponsored by some lovely local businesses. While some photos have been taken at private residences, we have used many of the businesses as location for the photos themselves, and we’ve been blogging about each photo shoot on our website. Read our blog posts to find the business names.

Of course, if you already have a calendar, this job is even easier!

Once you’ve found 5 business names, EMAIL THEM TO US at BEFORE THE END OF SUNDAY 28th JULY

We’ll be drawing the free tickets on MONDAY 29th JULY and notifying the lucky winner.


Click the button below to buy your tickets now at iTicket. $5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation.

Look out for our calendars on sale at The Turner Centre on show nights, and at a variety of locations around Kerikeri

Calendar Girls: Shoot # 13 – January

Wine, Women and Song

Introduction, a blog by Flash Gordon Photography

The Final Shoot: We gathered at Jo’s house, the fire was warm, the wine was ready and the piano was waiting for today’s model.

I can’t believe it’s all over. It’s been a lot of work, but such a lot of fun too, with some very brave ladies. I hope we manage to raise some funds for the Stage Door’s chosen charity with our calendar sales.

The calendar is on sale now around Kerikeri. It’s a great way to support both our community and a very worthwhile cause. A donation from the proceeds of the sale of the calendar will go to NZ Child Cancer Foundation, and this is also a great way of celebrating the ladies in our community.   Each month is sponsored by a local business and we thank them for their support. Most, but not all, of our models also appear in the Play. The sponsor for this month is Kainui Vineyard

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