Chess closed last night to another sold out crowd at Te Auaha!
It's been an amazing journey and a huge step forward for our society, with a new venue, our biggest band, amplified singers, and the most demanding music we've ever performed. Thank you to the talent and passion of our cast, band, and crew for facing these challenges and making Chess a great success.
Thank you so much to our friends, family, fans, supporters and contributors. We'll see you at the New Zealand premiere of If/Then in November!
The board is set. The players are ready. The game is on.
Chess opens tonight, 7:30pm at Te Auaha.
Door sales also available - cash and Eftpos accepted
Tickets to CHESS are now ON SALE! Book at https://events.ticketbooth.co.nz/event/chess
The Wellington Footlights Society presents the highly-acclaimed musical drama CHESS. Witness this epic story of love and political intrigue, and experience its monumental rock score in our biggest show ever.
Te Auaha, July 5-14. Groups of 10+ get a discounted price. This is the first Footlights show with allocated seating, so make your move and get your tickets early.
Poster design and photography by Alex Rabina
We're looking for production team members for our next big show!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be presenting the New Zealand premiere of If/Then by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (creators of Next to Normal) this November.
Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.
- musical director
- stage manager
- production manager
- costume designer
- lighting designer/operator
- props manager
- set designer
- sound designer/operator
- publicity manager
Email email@example.com with your pitch for the role(s) you're applying for. Applications close 17 June!
Our musical director Michael Stebbings is putting together the biggest, most powerful, most epic band that Footlights has ever seen for CHESS, and we need your help to give this show the sound it deserves.
If you or someone you know can play the following instruments, and are available for rehearsals and the performance dates from 5-14 July, email firstname.lastname@example.org and join us in making history!
We're looking for talented:
- saxophonist or saxophonist / clarinettist
- brass players