The Rat Pack Returns!

The Rat Pack Returns!

With famous songs, great singing, band and antics, we pay tribute to the singing greats: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr!

The Rat Pack Returns!

We first presented our Rat Pack show two years ago, and so popular was it with first rate singers and our super band, we are delighted to announce its return. Three talented young singers led by crowd pleaser Bonaventure Allan-Moetaua and accompanied by a full band will pay tribute to three of the greatest contemporary artists of the 20th century. This is an entirely new show but will feature many of the all-time favourites like My Way and Fly me to the Moon.

Our singers blend vocally with tight harmonies and melodious singing but also enjoy the camaraderie and antics that the original Rat pack were famous for.

Time to take a walk down memory lane with some of the most famous tunes of all time as we pay tribute to three award winning, most loved artists of all time!

Concerts start at 11am
Tickets include lunch with the performers

All Dates & Venues

Order By:
Botany:
1st March 2018
Carterton:
16th March 2018
Christchurch:
4th April 2018
Dunedin:
27th March 2018
Gisborne:
14th March 2018
Greymouth:
5th April 2018
Hamilton:
12th March 2018
Hastings:
15th March 2018
Invercargill:
26th March 2018
Kapiti:
20th March 2018
Lower Hutt:
19th March 2018
Nelson:
6th April 2018
New Plymouth:
23rd March 2018
North Shore:
7th March 2018
Orewa:
6th March 2018
Palmerston North:
21st March 2018
Papakura:
8th March 2018
Remuera:
5th March 2018
Rotorua:
13th March 2018
Tauranga:
9th March 2018
Te Atatu:
28th February 2018
Timaru:
28th March 2018
Wanganui:
22nd March 2018
Whangarei:
2nd March 2018
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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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Bruce French

Saxophone

One of New Zealand's most respected sax players and a professional musician for most of his life, Bruce has performed with a wide variety of...
Grant Winterburn

Grant Winterburn

Pianist

Grant Winterburn is one of New Zealand’s leading keyboard players. His wealth of experience across a wide range of musical genres has made him in demand...
Mike Booth

Mike Booth

Trumpet

Mike Booth (trumpet) has maintained a freelance career performing a wide variety of music. Before locating to Europe Mike performed with Cats Away, Netherworld Dancing...
Pete France

Pete France

Saxophone

Pete has played at jazz festivals and concerts throughout New Zealand with the Rodger Fox Big Band, One Million Dollars, King Kapisi, Shane Cortese’s band...
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...
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Tainui Kuru

Singer

Operatunity Daytime Concerts

 

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Ticket Prices

Booking Instructions

Group Bookings

Concert Details

Parking and Access Information

Lunch

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Driving Miss Daisy is offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from an Operatunity concert. Just provide your name and concert date at the time of booking to receive this discount and show them your ticket or season pass card. Bookings are essential, call 0800 948 432 to book today. 

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They provide transportation and companion driving services for the elderly, children, disabled and for anyone who is unable to drive from A to B. They offer you independence and peace of mind, enabling you to get out, have fun, and add some zing into your everyday living. Their special service also provides assistance in and out of the car, going to appointments, shopping and company on outings. Special needs are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair.

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1. INDEPENDENCE – No longer will you need to rely on friends and family to take you out and about. Your companion driver can take you wherever you need to go – to medical appointments, shopping, to visit friends, transport your children to school or to after-school activities if you’re working, to the airport, or maybe even when you simply want to go for a drive!

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3. RELIABLE – They are a pre-booked service.They understand your needs and concerns and for this reason they do their best to provide a reliable and trustworthy service. They ring to confirm the pickup time and guarantee they’ll try to be on time or always ring if they are held up. Their new cars are maintained to exacting standards and therefore reliable too.

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Ticket Prices

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

Standard 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 In 2018 

2018 Tickets Prices

In 2018, we are changing our pricing structure to provide a more significant discount to loyal concert-goers, and have more group ticket options.

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

Standard Ticket Price - $35 Each

Pick 'n' Mix Ticket - four-or-more concerts of your choice paid for in advance ($30 per concert, starting at $120)

Group of 5+ - $32

Group of 10+ - $31

Group of 30+ - $30 plus one free ticket for group organizer

We thank you for your support, and any questions you may have about this new price structure can be answered by our helpful office team. 

 

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 penciled 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 classical, modern musicals to hit’s from the 50’s and 60’s to name a few. Each of our 8 Daytime concerts 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.

 

Operatunity Supporters

Driving Miss Daisy has joined forces with Operatunity to provide transport, wherever possible, for members who choose not to drive to an event. They provide a caring, safe and reliable personal driving service.
The point of difference over other transport providers is the companionship that they offer. For example, if required, they will stay with the client and assist with any needs that may arise. Special needs are catered for including assistance with a walker or wheelchair. They are a nationwide service.
Driving Miss Daisy is currently offering a $5 discount per journey per car for every trip to and from an Operatunity concert. Just provide your name and concert date at the time of booking to receive this discount and show your ticket or season pass card. Bookings are essential.
Call 0800 948 432 to book today.

Driving Miss Daisy

The Dome Cinema has long had a reputation for bewitching its guests. Lingering between the pools of soft light glowing down from the domes, wondering where in the world they are. Many think of her thick red carpet, they've kicked off many a shoe to dance bare foot where billiard balls once fell in boisterous games of old. Likewise, the Dome Cinema is a charming mixture of the modern and fun, of old elegance and romance. Somehow it makes you feel right at home. Dome Cinema, Gisborne, offers 2-for-1 movie tickets to Operatunity Season Pass holders. Show your Season Pass card at the front desk when purchasing your tickets. Bookings not essential. 

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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 of 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

Thank you for all the wonderful concerts, the happiness they give us and for being such friendly good people.

~ Pam, Rotorua

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, From Phantom to Les Mis 2017

My sister and I attended today's concert in Hastings. Like the last concert it was absolutely fabulous. Congratulations to you and John for finding all these wonderfully talented artists to bring so much enjoyment and happiness to we senior citizens.

~ Shona C, Phantom to Les Mis Concert, 2017

Thankyou for all the boys of It's Raining' Men. I really enjoyed the concert I didn't want it to stop so awesome, thankyou again.

~ Alison B, Rainin' Men Concert, 2017

What a wonderful, exciting concert I attended in Mosgiel this morning/early afternoon. The whole audience was abuzz and enjoyed singing along, clapping and even attempting their versions of the twist! Coronation Hall was packed with Karl having to bring in more chairs to accommodate the large number of people. Karl was very impressive carrying a number of chairs up the steps to the back of the Theatre.
Well done to all presenters!

~ Heather, Proms Concert 2017

Another wonderful concert today at the Fabulous 50’s concert, full of fun and laughter with everyone singing and clapping and dancing. The venue was packed with very happy people living for two hours in the past. I felt young and free amidst all that great music again.

~ Dot, Fabulous 50's Concert 2017

Huge thanks for another excellent and fun filled concert today with all six performers going the extra mile. You make us laugh and sing and lift our spirits. Everyone was smiling afterwards and you do more for our health than any medication!

~ Dot, Christmas Concert 2017

My wife, Mavis, and myself yesterday (Fri. 27/10/2017) attended your ‘Fabulous 50’s’ show at the New Plymouth venue and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you! All the performers were brilliant and the song selection was great. Lots of reminiscing done.

~ Wayne & Mavis, New Plymouth

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