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Pleasuredome the Musical's Debut Season Extended
to Christmas

Audiences have spoken and thanks to their overwhelming demand and support a further and final extension of the stellar season of Pleasuredome the Musical has been granted with the show now running up until December 23rd 2017.

Due to leasing agreements in the existing site, this date CANNOT be extended further and audiences are encouraged to book quickly as these new dates WILL sell out.

In addition to the five extra weeks, Pleasuredome The Musical will now run two shows on Friday and Saturday nights. An earlier performance at 7pm will take place before a special late-night show at 10pm with the venue licensed with live music and DJ's on the street till 2am. Christmas Party bookings are also now also on sale with special group prices and bespoke packages available.

The show has also seen a development reboot with fresh cast members and new musical numbers. The 1984 New York streetscape will also see a full Christmas makeover with the venue turning into a magical New York winter wonderland. Additional themed nights are also set to be announced in the coming weeks.

We are bringing Aucklanders the romance of Xmas in New York. No one does it better. We're transforming the PLEASUREDOME street into a winter wonderland. It's going to be a Holly jolly, and very funky Xmas. And you're all invited! Lucy Lawless

Pleasuredome The Musical runs in a purpose built entertainment space in West Auckland and stars an A-list cast, including Lucy Lawless (Xena, Chicago), Moses McKay (Sole Mio), Ashleigh Taylor (Wicked) and Vince Harder (The Lion King), plus 20 of New Zealand's best dancers and drag queens. The show is produced by Rob Tapert and Charlie McDermott and directed by Micheal Hurst. Performances run Tuesday - Sunday and tickets for all dates are on sale now from Ticketek.

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Tickets are available for shows up to 23 December 2017

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pleasuredome-lucy01“Best show of 2017” - Newshub
"It was my 20s handed back to me on an 80's orange platter"- NZ Herald
"You’ll have a ball" - Theatreview

Over 15,000 kiwis have already immersed themselves in the time warping, booty-moving, sensory assaulting entertainment experience that is Pleasuredome the Musical, and due to overwhelming demand, today it’s been announced that the show will extend its epic run by two full weeks.

With many performances (including all current Friday and Saturday night shows) already sold out, news of the season extension will be music to the ears of those yet to experience the night out everyone has been raving about. Those who have attended Pleasuredome to date will attest to this being the most immersive extravaganza NZ has ever seen.

Entering through the subway car, audiences have been wowed as they strut onto a fully realized 1984 Manhattan Street, complete with New York food vendors serving hot dogs and donuts as well as bars, a barber shop, newsagent and movie theatre - all just 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Friday and Saturday Nights have seen Pleasuredome quickly become one of the hottest places to be with the streetscape hosting incredible NY street parties, pride parades and drag performances which take place post show.

Pleasuredome The Musical runs in a purpose built entertainment space in West Auckland and stars an A-list cast, including Lucy Lawless (Xena, Chicago), Moses McKay (Sole Mio), Ashleigh Taylor (Wicked) and Vince Harder (The Lion King), plus 20 of New Zealand’s best dancers and drag queens. The show is produced by Rob Tapert and Charlie McDermott and directed by Micheal Hurst.

Performances run Wednesday – Sunday and tickets for all dates are on sale now from Ticketek.

Join the Conversation:

Web: http://www.pleasuredomethemusical.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheUltimate80sExperience/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pleasuredomethemusical/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PleasuredomeNZ

Tickets are available for shows up to 19 November
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Starz has announced the premiere date for Ash Vs Evil Dead Season 3. Check out the press release from Starz below

22179991 832472090267918 8220963016034707605 oSTARZ SERVES UP ANOTHER ASH-KICKING DOSE OF “ASH VS EVIL DEAD,” SEASON THREE TO PREMIERE FEBRUARY 25


Beverly Hills, Calif. —

Grab your chainsaws and watch out for Deadites because the grooviest show on TV returns in all its Ash-kicking splendor with more grisly battles, ghoulish banter and more blood-drenched fun than ever. The highly anticipated 10-episode third season of STARZ Original horror-comedy series “Ash vs Evil Dead” will premiere on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 9PM ET/PT.

The wickedly gore-filled series stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding anti-hero tasked with saving the world from evil; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, the unpredictable foe and occasional ally who has strong ties to the origin of the “Necronomicon;” Ray Santiago plays Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick and eternal optimist; and Dana DeLorenzo returns as Kelly Maxwell, orphaned in Season One and ready to kick some evil ass. The upcoming season also finds Ash discovering his long lost daughter, Brandy Barr, played by newcomer Arielle Carver-O’Neill (“House Husbands,” “Suburbs,” “Conspiracy 365”).

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

The Evil Dead original filmmakers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell serve as executive producers on Season Three along with Ivan Raimi and Rick Jacobson. Mark Verheiden serves as Showrunner with Producer Moira Grant. New and long-time Evil Dead fans can catch up on Seasons One and Two of the STARZ Original series “Ash vs Evil Dead” on the STARZ app.

And visit the official Ash Facebook Page and follow @AshvsEvilDead on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #AshvsEvilDead and #STARZ.

The gore-filled series stars Bruce Campbell as Ash Williams, the chainsaw-wielding anti-hero tasked with saving the world from evil; Lucy Lawless as Ruby, his unpredictable foe and occasional ally who has strong ties to the origin of the Necronomicon; Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar, Ash’s loyal sidekick and eternal optimist; and Dana DeLorenzo as Kelly Maxwell, orphaned in Season 1 and ready to kick some evil ass.

The upcoming season also finds Ash discovering his long-lost daughter, Brandy Barr (newcomer Arielle Carver-O’Neill).

 

 

 

 

Message From Rob Tapert About Pleasuredome!

Rob sent the following note about Pleasuredome:

For years I struggled to get a movie made from the script Pleasuredome. But now it lives as a play and that is exactly what is should have always been. Over the coming months we will hone and build upon the current experience and play to make this the new entertainment the audience deserves and craves.

I am exceedingly proud of the tremendous efforts of all involved. Lucy's voice has never been better, the costumes and make up work of Barb and Stef are next level. Nick Bassett and his team have made a living breathing NYC in a warehouse. And Michael Hurst breathed life and molded the clay into a real thing.

I hope you all get a chance to witness this special entertainment event.

Rob


download Pleasuredome tickets can be bought from Ticketek

Starring: Lucy Lawless, Moses Mackay, Ashleigh Taylor, Vince Harder & Stephen Lovatt

Directed by: Michael Hurst

The Ultimate 80's Musical Experience.

Forget everything you knew about musicals, this is an immersive experience set within a fully realised Manhattan streetscape just off Rosebank Road, 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Here your journey begins before being transported back in time to the heart-stopping, booty-shaking, mythical Pleasuredome nightclub. This is the night you never dreamt possible.

Lucy Lawless is Sappho, the show’s sexy, hedonistic diva whose lavish performances have made Pleasuredome synonymous with glamour and excess. Also starring Moses Mackay (Sole Mio), Ashleigh Taylor (Wicked), Vince Harder (The Lion King), Stephen Lovatt (Neighbours) and a 20-strong cast of local and international performers all supported by a state of the art light and projection extravaganza. This is a story of desire, addiction, greed, and the power of love, set on the dance-floor to some of the biggest tunes of the era.

Directed by Michael Hurst (Chicago) and produced by Rob Tapert (Spartacus), Pleasuredome will be the most electrifying theatre experience ever staged in New Zealand.

Running Times:

Times are approx. and subject to change at any time.
Doors into NYC street: 7:00pm
Doors into Pleasuredome Nightclub: 8:00pm


Show Days
From 28th September to 5th November

Wednesday 7:00pm-11:00pm
Thursday 7:00pm-11:00pm
Friday 7:00pm-Late
Saturday 7:00pm-Late
Sunday 5:00pm-9:30pm

Pleasuredome tickets can be bought from Ticketek

 

 

 

 

Business is Boring is a weekly podcast series presented by The Spinoff in association with Callaghan Innovation. Host Simon Pound speaks with innovators and commentators focused on the future of New Zealand, with the interview available as both audio and a transcribed excerpt. What do The Evil Dead, Xena, Spartacus and an immersive 80s extravaganza live theatre spectacular have in common? If you guessed Rob Tapert, you’ve got the chocolate fish.

It’s very exciting to get a chance to talk to a person who’s brought jobs and about a billion dollars of overseas investment to New Zealand. He’s helped build an industry and inspire local film and TV.

Which is no mean feat, especially when you’re doing it on the other side of the world from his native America. That’s the kind of extra challenge that Tapert has thrived on and had a track record of pulling off. The latest of these is Pleasure Dome. To find out about what that is and about show business, Rob joined me in conversation in a secret location in West Auckland.

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ImageThe pleasure, pain and 40-year wait behind this Kiwi musical spectacular
By Bridget Jones
Sunday Star Times / 16 September 2017

It was the spring of 1980 when Rob Tapert first had his mind blown in one of New York's gay clubs. He's been chasing that feeling all over the world for nearly 40 years, but thinks building his own nightclub in West Auckland might be the best way to relive the incredible experience.

The man widely known for swords and sandals, and blood and guts is swapping it all for divas and sequins in a new musical theatre production he says is unlike anything New Zealand has seen before.

"There are things that make this so much more than a play or a musical. But at the heart and the emotional core of it, people are coming to a nightclub to watch a play within a nightclub, set in a New York environment, in 1984," Tapert tries to explain. "But that's tough to get on a billboard."

Pleasuredome. Technically, it is a musical set in 1980's New York City, as a legendary underground nightclub faces demolition at the hands of a bigoted developer hungry for progress - all told through the power of sex, drugs and eighties music.

Tapert's long-time collaborator - and wife - Lucy Lawless is the show's sassy diva, complete with a troubling cocaine habit and an unexpected new love. She's joined by an eclectic cast that includes Moses Mackay from opera trio Sol3 Mio, The Lion King's Vince Harder, and Neighbours' star Stephen Lovatt.

And in a fairly bold move, Tapert and his team decided to build that nightclub to execute the action in. A nightclub and a life-size, functioning New York street.

Inside the party, there's a floating DJ booth and a standing pit that puts punters within spitting distance of the stage. There is a VIP table-service area and there are bleachers to dance on. But before you pass the club's velvet rope, there's a subway station to walk through, a gaming arcade to play spacies in, and bars and food stalls to feed and water at, making the unusual location fully self-sufficient for a complete night out.

It's full-immersion in feeling and full-on in size, but it needs to be - more than 800 people are expected to fill the Pleasuredome each night.

A live musical production is something of a departure for Tapert, but the scale is familiar to the man who brought the likes of Xena: Warrior Princess and Ash vs Evil Dead to the New Zealand film and television industry.

Tapert, 62, has been working in New Zealand since the early nineties, when he was commissioned to produce five Hercules movies. Since then, he's made eight film and television series here, including Spartacus, 30 Days of Night and Legend of the Seeker.

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Spartacus alone screened in 14 countries, and employed 315 permanent and 150 casual crew per week, 5000 extras days and 20 key cast roles per season. According to the Ministry of Culture and Heritage, filming generated more than $200 million of spend into the New Zealand economy.

With a long career and history in Hollywood, you assume Tapert could work anywhere. But there's something about New Zealand that really fits. While the hopes are for the production to tour the world, Auckland was the only place, he says, a show like Pleasuredome could have been created.

"Kiwis - and I count myself amongst them - tend to like something new. They seem to respond to those fresh entertainment experiences, so I think here is a good place to start."

Tapert remembers being locked up in a hotel room on just his second trip to New Zealand, working on the script for Xena, when he was distracted by a noise coming from the road below. Turns out, it was the starting point of the Hero Parade.

"In my entire life, I had never seen anything like that. It was day two in New Zealand. Auckland is far more a liberal city than most places."

But Pleasuredome is very much an American story which began that eye-opening night, almost 40 years ago.

Meeting a friend on April 24, 1980 - the evening President Jimmy Carter ordered a surprise (and ill-fated) US military operation to rescue 52 American diplomats and citizens being held hostage in the US Embassy in Tehran, so it stands out - Detroit-raised Tapert found himself in the middle of a gay bar in the Big Apple for the very first time.

"I had never even dreamt of it. It wasn't on my radar. And that was my first introduction in any way, shape or form, into gay culture. It was all undercover when I was growing up, but it was all exposed in New York City."

He was still a year away from the release of The Evil Dead - the horror film that launched his career as a Hollywood producer - but there was something about the colourful, inclusive world of the club that grabbed Tapert's attention.

Almost 20 years later he found himself immersed in it again at the invitation of a former assistant who was dancing in The Donkey Show. Essentially The Bard's A Midsummer Night's Dream set to disco music in a club, his imagination was sparked again. This time he couldn't simply file the experience away to use later on.

Over the next decade or so, Tapert and collaborator Mark Beesley, who has worked on Outrageous Fortune, Step Dave and Savage Honeymoon among other Kiwi productions, could not shake the idea of combining a story about the LGBT community with the iconic music of the time. Realising the dream proved so much harder.

"It almost got made so many times, but it was a fail," Tapert admits. "A fail on my part for not understanding how everything works, and people wanted to replace key elements."

The original plan was to set it in ancient times, incorporating it into the last season of Xena: Warrior Princess, which launched its star, Lawless, as an icon of the LGBT community. Just issues around the rights to use certain songs stopped it heading to television.

Then, it was going to be a movie. In fact, in 2006, Lawless spoke about Welcome to the Pleasure Dome in interviews, then pegged as a raunchy and high-camp film set in New York, with a script touted as "the hottest seen in New Zealand for some time".

But, among other setbacks, Beesley, who wrote the script and was attached as director, pulled out. He told Tapert he'd made the film so many times in his head, that it was perfect. He didn't want to ruin that. He also suggested his "furious" friend should talk to director Michael Hurst about what it would look like as a theatre production. It was good advice; Hurst is now behind the wheel of Pleasuredome.

"It drove me back to ask myself what I liked about The Donkey Show. What was eye-opening about that night in the gay club?" Tapert says.

"And the show, in a simple way, has a message of acceptance, which is as important now as it was five,10, 20 years ago."

The entertainment value and emotional experience Tapert longed to share with an audience couldn't be found behind a screen. And once he committed to making this as a theatrical show, the production he loving calls "Rob's folly" started to fall into place the way "the universe wanted it to".

Even some tricky song rights were cleared thanks to his "immensely talented" wife of 20 years.

"Yes, some were cleared by Lucy Lawless appealing directly to the artist. She's a committed artist, and people respect that and that she's willing to - despite her husband's objections - go out there and follow her heart."

It all adds up to something the veteran of the business thinks will change the shape of theatre in New Zealand.

"I'm so convinced that it's going to be so entertaining for the audience that it will be a night to truly remember - and life doesn't often have that.

"There was a good rugby game on Saturday night, and there will be another one next week, but this will be a night to remember for everybody.

"Entertainment is growing and changing and this is a step in theatre."

Even with his untraditional approach, Tapert admits filling more than 800 seats every night is "daunting". But after almost four decades of stops and starts, he is ready to see the Pleasuredome come to life.

"I've willed things, hard-headedly. Someone once said 'movies don't want to be born, they want to be ripped from the womb', and there's always a little bit of that. But you know when it's the right thing and when it's coming together.

"You've just got to keep trying, but once things get on the right track you realise it was always meant to be like this. In this case, it just took more than 30 years for all the pieces to fall into place."

Pleasuredome runs from September 28 in Avondale, Auckland. Tickets from Ticketek.

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Originally published in Sunday Star Times 16 September 2017
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xenareboot"The world needs a superhero like Xena as much now as it ever did," Rob Tapert said in a recent interview with Fairfax media (stuff.co.nz). The Xena Reboot was being planned but has now being put back into hybernation. Rob believes it's only a matter of time before the show gets back off the ground and it's something he will "never give up on".

"The time is probably always going to be right in bringing it back, but there's no point in doing it if it doesn't find a way to capture what worked in the original, but still give the audience something they feel is fresh and new.

"There have been a few attempts, and for various reasons they have hit a brick wall, but there's always going to be a market for it, there's always going to be a desire for it."

US-born Tapert, who is currently producing the immersive musical theatre production Pleasuredome with his wife, says the recent roadblocks have come down to changes he and the Xena team have not been willing to make.

"In the developmental process, one organisation said 'we really want to do this, we see it as our brand'...Then they said, 'now that we think about it, swords and sandals never really worked for us'."

But the hardest thing is trying to find the right tone for any future version of the show.

"The original show went from being able to have Xena and Gabrielle hating each other through to stupid comedy about nits and foot rot, so the scope of the canvas it was painted on was so huge, to now start again and figure out where on that spectrum is the right starting tone for a modern-day audience.

"There's a big difference between Game of Thrones and Rogue One and Wonder Woman and 300. It's a pretty wide spectrum, and Xena slots into all of those in its own way.

"Me personally, I like the dumb comedy stuff. But watch this space."

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Rob Tapert: Making of Immersive Mega Musical Pleasuredome

Rob Tapert and Charlie McDermott recently wrote an article about how Pleasuredome was born.

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Manhattan showtime comes to West Auckland: as the massive 80s musical show Pleasuredome, starring Lucy Lawless, counts down to opening night, executive producer Rob Tapert and producer Charlie McDermott reveal the story of its creation.

Rob Tapert: You don’t give up and you try to work only on the things you really love – that’s what I think. Those are the principles that guided me as we took Pleasuredome from a crazy idea about how an audience can experience a show, to a script and finally to a production all set to launch next month in Auckland.

In 2000 I visited New York to see The Donkey Show with Kiwi director and producer Mark Beesley. It was a theatrical version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream, but with disco music. Part-theatre, part-party, all wrapped in an evening out with your friends.

It was an amazing, celebratory and wild event that mixed all our favourite aspects of the arts. Here was a new type of entertainment that a wider audience should enjoy. It was totally immersive, it got us dancing, singing and cheering for the characters from a Shakespeare play! And it inspired us to make our own event, bringing together the elements of The Donkey Show but to the medium we were most familiar with – TV.

We set out down various paths to sell a TV show that traded off of Xena: Warrior Princess, the show I co-created and which my wife, Lucy Lawless, starred in. The pitch was two women warriors battling a repressive government in some future landscape. Their weapons are great songs, dance and radical ideas. After doing all the Hollywood rounds it was clear that we should have been pitching Glee instead.

But in 2004 a chance meeting with an American movie theatre group led us in a different direction. They wanted a new midnight movie to replace The Rocky Horror Picture Show. With Mark as director, and me producer, our plan was to make A Great Musical Love Story that moved the audience but also created an environment where the audience could participate. A movie that was a cinematic event where everyone is invited and none are excluded and the audience is free to sing and dance in the aisle to their favourite tunes.

Mark started writing. Sitting in a sushi bar on Ventura Boulevard in LA, I read his first draft of Pleasuredome. I laughed, smiled and shed tears of happiness into my sushi. Mark had delivered exactly what was asked for. But in the year it took to get a script, the theatre owners had changed their minds and now wanted evangelical movies for Sunday mornings. (I was a fool, I listened to theatre owners.)

Over the next few years many opportunities were presented to finance the movie but always with caveats – Mark couldn’t direct, Lucy Lawless couldn’t star, or we had to give up all the rights. My dance with local funding via the New Zealand Film Commission was a disaster.

The most successful Broadway financier at that time wanted to make Pleasuredome as a movie but thought it really should be a play. He thought it was perfect for Vegas. But I was a TV/movie producer who had learned never to stray from what I know.

After lots of expended energy, deals collapsed, the phone went silent, and a chilly frost settled over the script. I retreated into years of TV and movie production and Mark went on to direct and produce numerous local dramas.

Years later I took one last swing at getting Pleasuredome made as a film. But Mark felt he had done his dash. “Go get Michael Hurst and do it as a play like The Donkey Show, that show we saw years ago,” he said. After years of doors closing it was time to try something new.

Charlie McDermott: The first time I heard the word ‘Pleasuredome’ I was sitting on the porch of my old mate Michael Hurst’s place, beer in hand. As my mildly addled mind contemplated what a helluva great title that was, Michael told me that one of the national treasures of both New Zealand and the US, Rob Tapert, was the man behind this.

He explained that he wanted to book a theatre and turn this film into a play. I took the script away and read it that night. I read it twice. Then I read it a third time. It blew me away. It was like an explosion of colour and sound and people that I felt I really knew. And the music, oh my gosh. The songs were brilliantly woven into the fabric of the drama, bringing new meaning to some of the classics we know and love from the 1980s. “Do we actually have the rights to these?” I asked (having been a DJ in a previous life, I hold one of those songs in particular among my all-time favourites). And it turns out that we did!

Mark and Rob’s script was like Rocky Horror meets Paris Is Burning, with the magic of The Winter’s Tale, the grit of The Warriors and the power of cabaret. It’s a story set against the birth of dance culture, hip hop, inclusiveness, greed, addiction. It’s a story that tells us that above everything else, love conquers all.

As I read it that second and third time, it became clear what this needed to be. Immersive. We needed to take people back to that place in New York City in 1984. For real. Put them inside a real nightclub and break the fourth wall to create a party show like no one has ever seen before, where the audience are part of it – part club night, part musical, part party. We needed to make it one of the best, fun nights of everyone’s lives. So Michael, Rob and I agreed with gusto that this is what it needed to be, and off we went to make it happen.

Fast forward and here we are, four weeks out from our first preview, it’s 11:50pm on a Monday after years spent adapting, thinking, watching, changing, wishing, wanting, getting. Months that have allowed us to work with some of the most talented collaborators and partners in the world. Weeks that have seen us secure rights to songs, lose rights to songs, then secure rights to songs again. Days that have inspired us in Las Vegas and New York City. Hours that have shown us inside domes and state of the art technology. Minutes that have given us laughter, heartache and hope. And seconds where we remember that we wouldn’t change it for the world. We are exactly where we want to be.

So get ready Auckland, this one is something special, and in this age of experience, you are in for one hell of a night out.

Pleasuredome, The Ultimate 80s Musical Experience stars Lucy Lawless, Vince Harder and Moses MacKay and will play in a fully realised Manhattan streetscape just off Rosebank Road from September 28. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.

Originally posted:
https://thespinoff.co.nz/auckland/25-08-2017/the-making-of-the-immersive-mega-musical-pleasuredome/

 

 

 

 

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LUCY LAWLESS TO STAR IN PLEASUREDOME - THE ULTIMATE 80’S MUSICAL EXPERIENCE


Forget everything you knew about musicals, this is an immersive experience set within a fully realised Manhattan streetscape just off Rosebank Road, 10 minutes from Auckland’s CBD. Here your journey begins before being transported back in time to the heart-stopping, booty-shaking, mythical Pleasuredome nightclub. This is the night you never dreamt possible.

Lucy Lawless is Sappho, the show’s sexy, hedonistic diva whose lavish performances have made Pleasuredome synonymous with glamour and excess. Also starring Moses Mackay (Sole Mio), Ashleigh Barlow (Wicked), Vince Harder (The Lion King), Stephen Lovatt (Neighbours) and a 20-strong cast of local and international performers all supported by a state of the art light & projection extravaganza.
This is a story of desire, addiction, greed, and the power of love, set on the dance-floor to some of the biggest tunes of the era.

Directed by Michael Hurst (Chicago) and produced by Rob Tapert (Spartacus), Pleasuredome will be the most electrifying theatre experience ever staged in New Zealand.

“As a twenty-something youth in the 80's, a friend dragged me to an underground club in New York City - it was something you could only find in that city, a fusion of beautiful people, music, lights - a sensory overload. It was the most incredible and wildest night of my life and, for near forty years, I've been working on the right vehicle that could re-create that seminal ride for others. Pleasuredome is a classic tale of desire, love, and greed set at the party you've only dreamt about - all mixed to an 80's soundtrack.” – Rob Tapert

"In the shimmering world of the Pleasuredome, all that glitters may burn a girl out. My character, Sappho is in the fight of her life to rescue true love from the ashes. It's a wild, funkadelic, joyful ride. Let me take you there...." - Lucy Lawless

Pleasuredome will open on September 28th with tickets for this World Premiere season of Pleasuredome on sale now from Ticketek with tickets starting at only $29 + BF (for the previews). Selected dates are already at capacity with the season set to sell out so audiences are warned not to delay.

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NZ Listener Magazine had a brief mention of Xena which is shown on cable tv in New Zealand and said "it’s fair to say that our local TV creatives owe a lot to producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi..."

MONDAY MARCH 6
Xena: Warrior Princess (The Zone, Sky 009, 4.10pm weekdays). We declare girl-power week. The spin-off that became bigger than its progenitor ­( Hercules: The Legendary Journeys); made Lucy Lawless a hero to girls and women everywhere; and prepared a generation of Kiwi crew for Oscar glory on The Lord of the Rings.

The West Auckland television production industry may have waxed and waned since Xena’s last episode in 2001, but it’s fair to say that our local TV creatives owe a lot to producers Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi.