Story: Theatres, cinemas and halls

Musical theatre

Musical theatre

Rotorua Musical Theatre performed Chicago, directed by Richard Marshall (pictured), at the local Casa Blanca Theatre in early 2013. While provincial cities and large towns did not have the capacity to support professional theatre, many had thriving amateur theatre companies, such as this one, that supported the upkeep of local theatres. 

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Ben Schrader, 'Theatres, cinemas and halls - Theatre rises, cinema declines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014