Auckland Libraries: 100 years of curtain calls

100 years of curtain calls

Wednesday 5 May 12pm to 1pm Free

Join us for this Music Month event and hear Dr Julie Jackson-Tretchikoff as she entertains us with the remarkable story of 100 years of Auckland Musical Theatre.

This highly-entertaining talk, complemented by a PowerPoint presentation featuring more than 100 photographs, reveals the remarkable story of Auckland Music Theatre from 1919 to 2019. The Society is the longest-established theatre group in the Auckland region and its history provides a thrilling insight into the evolution of musical theatre as well as the development of the most populated region in New Zealand.

Speaker's biography

Dr Julie Jackson-Tretchikoff was born in Austria and has a mixed European heritage: English, Russian and Scottish. Music, theatre and literature are an integral part of Julie’s life as is reflected in her careers: performer, singing teacher and author. Performing in the Sydney Opera House is a major highlight. Julie’s first book, Libretti, Love and Laughter: A Centenary Salute to Auckland Music Theatre, was published in 2019. Julie has a PhD (Music) from The University of Auckland; M.Phil.(Music)from Massey University; and B.A.(Hons)(Opera Studies) from Rose Bruford College, The University of Manchester.


Book now

This event will be held in the Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium (Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets) and online via Zoom.

Email arc@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to book (booking essential) or register in advance to join the online webinar via Zoom.


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining via Zoom.

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