At Hamilton Operatic Society, we believe that theatre is for everyone, from all ages, all walks of life and all backgrounds.
The Society provides opportunities for members of the community to get involved in all of our productions, in all aspects. Those on stage could not perform without the support and work of the other departments behind the scenes. Wardrobe, backstage crew, props, fly crew, sound crew, lighting crew, along with administration and marketing all require people to help and take part in bringing a stage production to life. It’s a great big family and we are always on the lookout for people who would like to join.
Please get in contact and let us know which area you would like to help out in – you won’t regret it.
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4 days ago
A great opportunity.🌟 Casting Call 🌟
The Casting Company team are looking for lead roles for a feature film, an adventure film where four kids journey to the top of the mountain in the hope of finding magic.
From the Producers of HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE & JOJO RABBIT.
They are casting NZ wide for lead roles, open ethnicity, with a focus on diversity who are based in Aotearoa. It will shoot March to May 2021. ( x 6 weeks within this time.)
👧🏽 Female aged 10-16 yrs
👦🏼 Male aged 10-14yrs
👤 Gender diverse aged 10-14yrs
For more info, click on the link 👇🏽
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6 days ago
Lauren Hancock !!
Oh man, Carrie Hope Fletcher! 😍
Can’t wait for to see the live Production Go away Covid if only it were that easy
At our AGM last night Sonja McGirr-Garrett was awarded life membership. We are proud to be able to recognise her hard work and dedication over the years in such a meaningful way.
From Canada to Las Vegas to Broadway to HOS, Sonja has always been considered a ‘triple threat’ who lights the stage up with her singing, dancing and acting prowess. Immediately after she arrived in NZ, she was spotted as a formidable force and someone who needed to be involved in our musical theatre community, Sonja has performed in and choreographed well over 30 shows for Hamilton Operatic in the past 30 years.
Not only does she lend her creative talent to our society, Sonja also gives her whole heart. She is one of our most passionate and avid supporters, who is always present at fundraising events, getting her hands dirty behind the scenes and committing countless hours both day and night to help the society each year. Sonja has also been a crucial connection between the Society and up-and-coming youth talent, first through her own dance studio and then with her experiences choreographing local school shows with both primary and secondary students such as Southwell and Fraser High School.
One of the most valuable contributions that Sonja has made to our Society is the love and heart she has put into it. Many successful seasons have been because of the relationships and manaaki that she brings to the cast and crew. There are many members of our society and shows who would be quick to tell you that the main reason they continue to come back and perform is because of Sonja. She gives to the Society because it's what she loves to do. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations honey, well deserved ♥️ You are such an extraordinary talent and an inspiration to us all. You just keep doing it!! I'll drink to your success! 🥂 Xx
Apart from this glorious and deserved accolade I personally award you the equally prestigious "Hmmmm - Let's See If I Can Make Arty At Least Look Like He Knows What He's Doing" Award. Well done luv, always beyond amazing xx
Amazing !! About time 😘 totally deserved ! Thank you for being you so many amazing memories “ man of steel for ever more”
Best news! You saw through my poor dance skills and made me a CAT 🐈 I’ll forever be grateful! Love ya!
Congratulations Sonja. A well deserved recognition of your hard work, dedication and support over many years.
Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett it is always a pleasure to work on shows that you are involved with. You are an inspiration. 💖
Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett! Very well deserved 🎉 I love working with you - and I am no dancer 😂❤️❤️❤️
Brilliant 👏 👏 ❤️ Congratulations beautiful. (Colleen Winton thought might like to read if you haven't already seen)
Congratulations sonja .well deserved.loads of love and blessings xxxxxxxxxx
Woohooo!!! How awesome 👏 and totally deserved!!! 🎉🥳🍾❤️
Yay Sonja !! That’s great news!! Soo well deserved!! 😍 xxxx
Congratulations so well deserved
Congratulations sonja...well deserved
Well deserved my beautiful friend 😘👏👏👏❤❤❤
Well deserved Sonja <3 <3 what a lady!
So much love you beautiful woman 😍💞💋
Yay!!! Very well deserved!! Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett... Xx
So well done. I bet Kj Gailey is smiling down on you proudly
Well done Sonja
Congratulations 🍾🎉 😘😘
Congratulations Sonja Kathleen McGirr-Garrett! well deserved my friend !
Same Sonja congratulatons
Yay Sonja!!! We love you 🥰🥰🥰
Many years ago Waikato University did a course that included lighting, design, acting and directing. There were about 30 of us who participated. Al Williamson took the lighting classes and Dr Anne Hill from the USA did the Acting. The University decided they wouldn’t continue to offer the course. Very sad / but so glad someone is doing it now.