What happens when real life politics and art collide? Aucklanders will find out when Dominion Rd The Musical hits the stage from 9 August.
In a case of fiction confronting current events, this brand new Kiwi musical follows a group of residents on Auckland’s iconic Dominion Rd. Will they be able to put aside their differences to fight against a proposed development of their street as a ‘Chinatown’?
Penned by award-winning duo Renee Liang and Jun Bin Lee, and directed by Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Dominion Rd The Musical features five well-known faces working with community cast members to form the chorus, with strong ties to Dominion Rd. Read more about the actors here.
The cast and creative team, diverse in ethnicity, language and age, have worked for over a year to weave the true stories of the community into a toe-tapping, family friendly musical. Expect laughter and tears and more than a little discovery when you come to experience Auckland’s newest classic.
Sharu Loves Hats presents Dominion Rd The Musical, Playhouse Theatre, 15 Glendale Rd, Glen Eden, Aug 9-19, Wed-Sat, 7:30 pm.
Get your tickets here.
Photo credit: Andrew Malmo
Video credit: Gemishka Chetty