Just when you thought you’d heard it all, you find out you haven’t. Hamilton Operatic Society presents a show like no other. CUT! features songs that were astonishingly excluded from well-known musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors, Hamilton, Evita, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and more. Reasons for exclusion include “cut because it held the story back,” “cut because the actress was afraid of heights,” “cut because two power ballads were too many in one show,” and “cut to shorten the running time of the musical.” CUT! will give you a taste of incredible songs that didn’t make it through the editing process.
This festival highlight is directed by David Sidwell and features talented Waikato vocalists Julia Booth, Jess Ruck-Nu’u, Helen Drysdale-Dunn, Scot Hall, Alex Pelham-Waerea and Dane Moeke.