It’s Rainin’ Men!

It’s Rainin’ Men!

Four fabulous men sing some of the greatest songs ever written, ranging from music theatre, powerful ballads, Rat Pack, 50’s songs in a show of melody and memories!

It’s Rainin’ Men!

Operatunity is blessed with several incredible young men who sing fabulously, move wonderfully and are very easy on the eye! We bring you these young men in a new show entitled It’s Rainin’ Men. The show will be an ensemble feast of harmonies, rhythm and movement. The men will highlight songs made famous by the famous original ‘boy bands’ including Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Platters, Everly Brothers and the Rat Pack!

Songs include My Way, Bohemian Rhapsody, My Girl, Fever, Dream Lover and much more!

Cameron Barclay, the only Kiwi member of the international touring group The Ten Tenors, will join Operatunity’s all male cast for their upcoming It’s Rainin’ Men tour. After a brief stint studying a law degree, with a plan to eventually become a diplomat, Cameron became increasingly jealous of his friends studying at the University’s Music School and switched degrees. His mother was worried, ‘she’s a very pragmatic person’, but she needn’t have been since Cameron has had enormous success since graduating. Apart from his extensive international and domestic tours with The Ten Tenors, he  most recently performed alongside Tim Beveridge and Juliet Reynolds-Midgley in the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Broadway to the West End concert. Some current career highlights include performing in Ken Hill’s Original Phantom of the Opera in Tokyo, Japan; performing in the New Zealand Tour of The Pirates of Penzance, singing the National Anthem of Argentina for their match against the All Blacks in Wellington, New Zealand and recording Margaret Wegener’s Ode to a Nightingale with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the first recording of this work. 

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua was awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship Award for the support and development of Pacific Island Opera Singers in 2004 and was a finalist for the New Zealand Aria competition in 2007-08. Bonnie is Operatunity's Principal performing artist and has performed with the NZ Opera.

Rory Nolan is used to balancing his passion for both the arts and the Law. In 2014 he rehearsed for his role in Mamma Mia! whilst he was studying for his fifth-year Law exams. In 2016 he was working for a commercial law firm during the day and performing the leading role of Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Nolan commented that although juggling performing, study and then later full-time legal work was rigorous, it was “incredibly rewarding.” Rory began performing at the age of 16, appearing in his first production Jesus Christ Superstar at St Kentigern College and found a love for the performing arts, and has now appeared in over 15 music, television and theatre productions including a short stint as Jimmy Taylor in Shortland Street (2014), Sky in Mamma Mia! (2014), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (2016) and an upcoming role in the new Screentime television series Dear Murderer, which will be released later this year.

Rutene Spooner hails from Gisborne, and is an excellent performer and a first class tap dancer. A graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts, his passion lies in musical theatre but he has been performing professionally throughout New Zealand as a singer, actor and dancer. Since graduating, Rutene has performed to some of New Zealand’s largest audiences, being featured as a soloist in TV3s Coca Cola Christmas in the Park and also performing with the likes of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Concerts start at 11am
Tickets include lunch with the performers

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Botany:
18th July 2017
Carterton:
7th July 2017
Christchurch:
28th June 2017
Gisborne:
5th July 2017
Greymouth:
29th June 2017
Hamilton:
3rd July 2017
Hastings:
6th July 2017
Kapiti:
10th July 2017
Lower Hutt:
11th July 2017
Nelson:
30th June 2017
New Plymouth:
14th July 2017
North Shore:
26th July 2017
Orewa:
27th July 2017
Palmerston North:
12th July 2017
Papakura:
20th July 2017
Remuera:
17th July 2017
Rotorua:
4th July 2017
Tauranga:
21st July 2017
Te Atatu:
24th July 2017
Timaru:
27th June 2017
Wanganui:
13th July 2017
Whangarei:
25th July 2017
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Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua

Principal Resident Artist

Awarded the Iosefa Enari Scholarship Award for the support and development of Pacific Island Opera Singers in 2004 and was a finalist for the New...
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Cameron Barclay

Singer

Cameron is a graduate of both the University of Auckland and the New Zealand School of Music in Wellington, where he studied singing, French and...
Penny Dodd

Penny Dodd

Pianist

Penny Dodd is a pianist, arranger, and conductor with over thirty years experience in NZ, UK and Australia.  She spent five years as a musical director...
Rory Nolan

Rory Nolan

Singer

Rory Nolan is a singer/actor with vast experience in musical theatre. Rory has toured with Operatunity since 2013, completing three previous national tours, and is thrilled...
Rutene

Rutene Spooner

Singer

Entertainer, Rutene Spooner is a graduate of the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Arts with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Musical Theatre. In the final...

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

 

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Ticket Prices

Booking Instructions

Group Bookings

Concert Details

Parking and Access Information

Lunch

 

 

Ticket Prices

Season Ticket - $228 Each (All 8 concerts paid for in advance - $28.50 per concert)

General Ticket Price - $34 Each

Standing Bookings - $31 Each (Booking for 5 or more concerts in advance)

Group of 10+ - $31 Each

Group of 30+ - $30 Each

  

Booking Instructions

Who do I contact to book a ticket for an Operatunity concert?

Ticketing is handled by Operatunity and entry is by ticket only.

 

What is included in the ticket price?

Our ticket price includes a professional, fun concert, lunch, programme, booking fees and GST, there are no hidden costs!

 

How to Book?

Phone toll free: 0508 266 237

Mail your booking form to PO BOX 132 150, Sylvia Park, Auckland 1644

Email: [email protected]

Book online: www.operatunity.co.nz

At concerts: You can book for future concerts in person at any of our concerts, please talk to the Operatunity Staff at the Box office on the day.

 

Do I have to book?

Some of our concerts sell out months in advance and we cannot guarantee that door sales will be available at every performance. Making a booking will avoid disappointment if the show has sold out. Also, it is very helpful with our catering if your tickets are booked in advance.

 

What happens if I have a ticket but can’t make it anymore?

If you provide us with 7 days notice we are able to transfer that ticket to another concert or venue. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds.

 

Is there allocated or reserved seating?

No. All of our seating is general admission: first come, first seated. However, if you have a specific requirement e.g. Wheelchair, Vision Impaired etc... We will do our best to accommodate you. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.

 

Group Booking Instructions

Can I book with a group?

A group booking may be pencilled in and confirmed closer to date of the concert, usually 1 month prior. A 20% deposit for large groups may also be required.
Payment for group bookings can be made in advance, where we are then able to post the tickets out to you, which avoids the need to queue up on the day.
If paying for your group on the day, we recommend that the group organiser makes one payment and collects the tickets to distribute to the group.
For large group bookings we are happy to offer complimentary tickets to the group organiser, bus driver, or care giver, please ask about this when making your booking.

 

Concert Details

What time does the concert start and finish?

Our Daytime Concerts always start at 11am and will finish between 12:30pm and 12:45pm. If our 11am show has sold out well in advance, we will occasionally run and second performance at 2pm on the same day.

 

What time should I arrive at the concert?

We generally recommend that people arrive from 10am onwards. Arriving early can help with parking and will give you access to a larger choice of seating. There is also morning tea available for a gold coin donation.

If you have specific seating requirements or mobility issues we advise you to arrive early to ensure you get the best seat available for your needs.

 

How much are the programmes?

Programmes are free of charge at all of our concerts and are available at the entrance to the auditorium.

 

Who are your performers?

Operatunity employs a wide variety of professional artists ranging from singers to pianists and instrumentalists. Many of our artists have busy performance careers in New Zealand and overseas.

 

What sort of music is presented?

We present a wide variety of styles throughout the year ranging from classically themed concerts to songs from the shows and Modern Musicals to Hit’s from the 50’s and 60’s to name a few. Each of our 8 Daytime shows has its own special flavour so there is bound to be something that appeals to any musical taste.

 

Parking and Access

Is there parking available?

All of our venues have some parking available however these car parks can be taken quite early. There is usually street parking available nearby.

 

What if we are arriving in a bus/mini-bus?

At most of our venues it is possible to drop people off outside the main entrance. We may be able to reserve a spot for a bus/mini-bus to park if we have advance notice of your arrival.

 

Are your venues accessible for wheelchairs?

Yes, all of our venues are able to accommodate wheelchairs however at some of our venues wheelchair spaces are limited so it is advised that you let us know in advance if you require one of these spaces. Please phone our office for further information (toll free) 0508 266 237.

 

Do you have disabled seating available?

We usually place a number of signs on selected seats marking them for people with mobility, hearing or vision problems. Please phone our office if you require one of these seats.

 

Lunch

What is included in the lunch?

Lunch is made up of a whole sandwich packed into a sealed plastic container, a dessert item which can either be a muffin, cake or slice. Tea and Coffee is also included.

 

Can you cater for special dietary needs?

Unfortunately we cannot cater to special dietary requirements.

 

What time is lunch?

Lunch commences at the end of the performance and usually lasts half an hour; you are most welcome to leave at your leisure.

 

Where is lunch served?

It varies from venue to venue but generally lunch is served in the foyer of the venue or in an adjacent function room.

 

Is there seating provided for lunch?

Each venue has a limited number seats available for lunch on a first come first served basis, some venues allow us to let people take food back into the auditorium, please ask on the day if unsure. If there is a special reason you need a seat for lunch, please talk to the Operatunity staff at the box office on the day of the performance and this can be arranged.

Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the I Love Paris concert. It was one of the best ever. The beautiful back drop and the equally beautiful songs and music, made it feel as if I was right there in Paris.

~ Kathleen, Nelson

I knew all the words of all the songs - a fabulous program and each performer was perfect in their individual songs and the ensembles were beautiful with great endings! A standing ovation at the end with cheering and clapping was testament to everyone’s enjoyment. It is certainly up there with the best and everyone wore a huge smile as they left! THANK YOU ALL for brightening our lives!!

~ Dot, Hastings

I just wanted to pass on my congratulations on today’s show. I’m so pleased I attended, as was my neighbour, who was entranced. This was everything such occasions should be: heartfelt, poignant, funny, inspiring, uproarious, festive ... immensely satisfying. Please pass on my plaudits to everyone.

~ Lindsay, Kapiti

We’d like to say a very big congratulations for the last Kiwi Show. It was just fantastic, very professional, humorous, and an absolute delight to watch and listen to and be part of the audience. It is obvious at every performance the stars always give of their best and are very passionate about what they do. We always rave about each concert for days afterwards and endeavor to put the word out there.

~ Jill and Kevin, Masterton

We laughed, sang, cried and clapped our hands sore, it truly was that good a performance. Our congratulations and thanks to all who work so hard to bring these concerts together and the performers who give their all to entertain us so well.

~ Judi and Graham

We thoroughly enjoyed the superb concert today in Invercargill. So honest and moving. Very professional. Our first time. We look forward to becoming regulars.

~ Wendy Joy, Invercargill

Just must tell you .... I went to the concert this morning. Came home on such a high I couldn’t work! What a morning. How lucky we are. A thousand thanks to all of you there. Operatunity is playing such a big part in my life’s joys.

~ Julie

Another wonderful concert by Operatunity – enjoyed every minute of it – great background scenery on stage, lovely playing by Paul, outstanding singing by all and lots of comedy from Karl and Alex. Looking forward to It’s Rainin Men! Cheers.

~ Heather, Mosgiel

Wow, what a superb concert this morning! What fabulous and varied costumes! It was an absolute blast and looked to be a full house!
Thank you for these amazing concerts. They are so very good for the soul and such fun!

~ Dot

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