Beauty and the Beast

NASDA's Beauty and the Beast

NASDA’s latest show, Beauty and the Beast, opens tomorrow night (Thursday) at the Ashburton Events Centre.

Based on the much-loved animated film, this stage show includes all the characters and songs you know, as well as some new ones created just for the stage. The look of the film is also carefully recreated using some amazing costumes.

For more information, and to book tickets, see here

If you want to try out some of the songs for yourself, you can borrow the vocal selections (with piano and guitar music) from the library.

CATS a wow

Cats logoThe NASDA production of Cats last weekend was a totally awesome show. Several CPIT library staff travelled to Ashburton to see it and it was well worth the journey. The lengthy applause and standing ovation suggested that we weren’t alone in thinking that this production would have held its own on a world stage.

I bet we see and hear more of these talented final year NASDA students as they make their way into show biz around the globe.

Cats is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the fantastical poems in T. S. Eliot’s book, Old possum’s book of practical cats and it is famous for the song “Memory”.

If you want to get the meow on Cats you can –

Click any of the above titles to go to the catalogue record and find out where it’s shelved in the CPIT library. We have lots of other musicals on DVD upstairs at PN1995.9.M86 and a room full of music books and CDs in the M section on the ground floor.

Just ask us for help if you can’t find what you want – and if we don’t have your favourite musical, let us know. Your suggestions are welcome!

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Rocky Horror Show

With cult musical Rocky Horror Show opening tonight in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal, you might be keen to brush up on the Time Warp. Here in the Library, you can find the sound recording (along with the CDs for lots of other musicals such as the Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Nine). Or perhaps you’d like to do some serious academic research into the sociology of Rocky Horror and other cult musicals and films? Try out our new Primo Library search to find books, as well as magazine and journal articles, in one single search. (See our blog post for more info on Primo).



In a timely coincidence, last week’s Glee revolved around this very same musical. (By the way, Season 1 on DVD is now available to borrow in the Library, so any CPIT Gleeks out there can relive the all-singing and dancing joy of earlier episodes, and those new to the show can see what they’ve been missing).