Blenheim Musical Theatre (formerly Blenheim Amateur Operatic Society)
Last Modified: 21-2-2019 1:15
Founded in 1918, the Blenheim Musical Theatre (formerly Blenheim Amateur Operatic Society) has produced close to a century of musical and dramatic entertainment for Marlburians. The society has produced a variety of shows and theatre restaurants over the years, and even during the turmoil of World War Two, only went two years without productions, in 1942 and 1944 respectively.
Shows have varied from Gilbert and Sullivan operetta during the early years through to Broadway and Westend hits like Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, Chess, and West Side Story to name a few.
In addition to a strong local cast of singers, local musicians are recruited for the show orchestra, and a huge team work behind the scenes on areas as diverse as lighting, wardrobe, props, makeup,and much more.
The society has performed in a number of locations including the Marlborough Boys' College hall, and the society rooms, but since the completion of the Marlborough Centre, the major annual productions have been performed in this venue, designed to provide Marlborough with a venue for musical and stage productions.
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Blenheim Musical Theatre (formerly Blenheim Amateur Operatic Society). (2019) Retrieved December, 5, 2023, from https://www.marlboroughonline.co.nz/marlborough/information/culture/operatic-society