What do Space Aliens, J.S. Bach, Disney Princesses, Indiana Jones, Bernstein, Darth Vadar, and Santa Claus have in common?
Join us for the Creative Stage Spectacular! and find out.
Professional adults and talented Christchurch kids join forces for this rollicking evening of laughter and music! With goof-ball comic sketches and improvised scenes paired with hilarious song parodies ranging from The Mozart Requiem to West Side Story, this fun-filled show is sure to be spectacular!
New York based company, The Creative Stage is led by Madeline Bender. Madeline is a resident in Christchurch for a few months and The Arts Centre has partnered with her to bring this ONE NIGHT ONLY performance to the Great Hall.
Madeline (Founder of Creative Stage, and Musical Theatre Builders Lead Teacher) has enjoyed a rich career as an operatic soprano, educator, writer, director, and producer. She specialises in devising original work with multi-generational groups. Recent productions include Instrumental Storytellers created and performed in partnership with Concert Artists Guild, Creative Stage Spectacular! performed to sold-out audiences each year at Symphony Space in New York City, and Dancing Storytellers created for the Carnegie Hall Fall Family Day. Also a passionate performing arts educator, Madeline founded Creative Stage in 2012. Her innovative arts curricula in the fields of music, theatre, dance, and film making serve hundreds of students each year across Manhattan.
In New York, The Creative Stage offers a variety of uniquely creative performing arts programmes to ignite young people's imaginations. Through innovative classes such as Musical Theatre Builders, Dancing Designers, and Film Makers Workshop, young people collaborate with professional artists, designers, actors, and musicians to bring their own unique creative vision to life! Madeline continues to teach her NYC classes online whilst she is resident in Christchurch.