North Shore Times : November 30th 2010
20 NORTH SHORE TIMES, NOVEMBER 30, 2010 TimeOut Advertising Feature Dining & Entertainment $55 PEKING DUCK 2 COURSES King's Restaurant „ Peking Duck served with pancake, cucumber & spring onion „ Shredded Duck & Vege on crispy noodle G09, 5-7 CORINTHIAN DRIVE, ALBANY OPEN 7 DAYS 11AM -- LATE 09 -- 444 4448 Picture for promotional purposes only -- product may vary *conditions apply 3199791AE A CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR 1 December, 7.30pm, Bruce Mason Centre A fundraising concert for North Shore Hospice Featuring North Shore Brass & hosted by Shane Cortese Book at Ticketmaster 09-970-9700 www.ticketmaster.co.nz Free CD with every ticket Concession $22, Adults $24.50 2950009AF Phoenix Theatre presents The SHOWSTOPPERS and FRIENDS VARIETY CHRISTMAS SHOW A CHRISTMAS VARIETY SHOW FOR ONE AND ALL 7-11Decat8pm The Rose Centre, Belmont Tickets ph 473 5158 or www.phoenixtheatre.co.nz Christmas with a twist at Bruce Mason Dazzling dance: Medhi Angot, the nutcracker doll, with soldiers. You won t be disap- pointed this Christmas -- the Bruce Mason Centre has a real treat in store for the whole family. On Wednesday Decem- ber 8 and Thursday December 9 is the amazing, dazzling, capti- vating show The Nut- cracker . The Royal New Zea- land Ballet takes this Christmas classic and adds a twist! This is a unique oppor- tunity to see The Royal New Zealand Ballet per- form on the North Shore, as these larger shows are often only seen in the CBD. This year Bruce Mason Centre CEO Andrew Scott worked hard to secure a two-day season for residents of the North Shore and north of Auck- land. I wanted to offer people the opportunity to see a high calibre show on the North Shore, says Andrew. We offer the perfect environment, with easy parking and access to the centre, plenty of choices within walking distance for dining and even accom- modation within one minute s walk from the centre. This is the perfect opportunity for the whole family, young and old to be able to enjoy a great night at the ballet without the stress. We are looking forward to offering more of these fantastic events in 2011, whichissettobeabig year of shows at the cen- tre. Just what the doctor ordered -- an end of year treat from the Royal New Zealand Ballet! The RNZB s The Nut- cracker takes the endur- ing Christmas classic and adds a twist. Set in a hospital ward, this colourful and fun version -- based on one of the world s most-loved ballets -- is a sprinkling of festive fun for the whole family. It s a wild adventure set to Tchaikovsky s fabulous and timeless score, says choreogra- pher and RNZB s outgo- ing artistic director Gary Harris. My starting point cre- ating this ballet was to try to capture the excite- ment I used to feel on Christmas morning as a child -- that magical sense of anticipation before you rip open all your pressies and check to see what goodies Santa has left in your stocking. The adventure begins on Christmas morning when Clara s rat-bag brother Fritz clouts her over the head with her beloved nutcracker doll. Delirious with concus- sion, Clara is rushed to hospital where she enters a fantasy world brought to life by Kri- stian Fredrikson s eye- popping, bold designs inspired by Hollywood s big studio era. Be dazzled by whirling snowflakes and tango- ing tea-ladies as our national ballet company transports you straight into the festive season. The Nutcracker - Wednesday December 8, Thursday December 9 at 7.30pm. Tickets from Ticketmaster.co.nz or phone 970 9700. Don t forget to check the full line up of shows for December. Santa is paying a visiting from December 17-20. Bruce Mason Centre - Bringing Auckland's finest entertainment to the North Shore!
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