I'm the sound operator for UNITEC's year 3 Shakespeare production of Titus Andronicus which opens next week. The students have been split into an all-male cast (Titus) and and all-female cast (Romeo and Juliet).
There's some very interesting takes on the story for Titus, lots of music and left-of-field sound effects. And of course there's blood. Looking forward to seeing this one develop.
Shakespeare at Unitec
Vance Fontaine - Reflections
Vance Fontaine - Musical Majesty
Working on a show this week as part of the NZ International Comedy Festival. (http://www.comedyfestival.co.nz/)
"Vance Fontaine In Command" is at The Basement from 15-19 May. An improvised performance, each night will feature different revelations about Fontaine(Greg Ellis). Vance Fontaine is the first Kiwi to make it in Las Vegas with his lounge band.
"Part jazz virtuoso, part troubador, part soul shaman Vance Fontaine has carved out his place in New Zealand musical history as the country’s premier male chanteuse. Alongside his band The Peculiar Sensations Vance has toured the globe tirelessly for over 25 years. Musical fads have come and gone and Vance has sucked the marrow of melody from each of them and thrown them aside. He is as eternal as music itself."
I'm engineering this show for it's Auckland run, and am definitely looking forward to it!