There’s no dress rehearsal for this crazy thing called life – it can be a pain, and a laugh.
Local professional performers Alex McKellar and Whitney Channings have united to create Growing Pains - A Cabaret.
Whitney grew up in Mangawhai and is a past member of Otamatea Repertory Theatre, and Alex is the new drama teacher at Otamatea High School.
After attending drama school at the National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art (NASDA) in Christchurch, and then going separate ways globally, Whitney and Alex have come together in Maungaturoto to compare stories and break down what it is to be successful at this thing called ‘adulting’.
“Growing Pains is a comedic look at the ups and down of life. The choices we make and the effect they have on your overall journey,” says McKellar.
“Travel, motherhood, career, all of these are universal experiences and we take you on this journey through well loved musical numbers from different shows,” says Channings. “It’s an impromptu show but with broad appeal for all ages, a new venture which we hope will be the forerunner to more shows.”
Join Whitney and Alex as they take you on a musical and humourous journey through the highs and lows of travel, romance, motherhood and growing up. A story that is sure to entertain, whether you’re young, or young at heart.
GROWING PAINS: Two shows only. Saturday October 6, 2.30pm Matinee, and also 7.30pm. Otamatea Repertory Theatre, Bickerstaffe Rd, Maungaturoto. Tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org, adults $20, concession $16.
Whitney Channings (left) and Alex McKellar have reconnected to compare life stories and what it means to be an adult.