Students ready to entertain – musical set to iconic kiwi music

Students ready to entertain – musical set to iconic kiwi music

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Students to entertain in musical set to iconic kiwi music

The Mercury Bay Area School production “For Today - The 100% Kiwi High School Musical” is all set to roll. It’s set to the backdrop of well-known kiwi songs and themes and showcases the talents of many students both on and off stage. Matinee tickets are sold out, so be quick to get your tickets!


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Mercury Bay Area school students have been rehearsing tirelessly for the last few months, and it is now showtime! A limited number of tickets are available for the following sessions:

  • Thursday 17th June - Matinee 12:30 pm - SOLD OUT
  • Thursday 17th June - Opening Night 6:30 pm
  • Friday 18th June - 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 19th June - Closing Night 6:30 pm.

The For Today musical is suitable for all ages. All the songs are Kiwi classics, so be ready to tap your feet and sing along while enjoying great performances from our Dance, Music and Drama students, with sound and lighting from our Performing Arts Technology team.

– Mercury Bay Area School Arts Administrator, Leo Magri.

Students sitting on stage for high school musical

Pictured: Mercury Bay Area School students being briefed at technical rehearsal 

Get ready to enjoy classic kiwi music!

The New Zealand Music that will sung and performed by the students will be familiar to the audience. Popular Kiwi classics from the 80’s through to 2000.

The For Today song list includes:

  • Maybe tomorrow – Goldenhorse
  • Sophie – Goodshirt
  • The gumboot song – Fred Dagg
  • Bursting through – Bic Runga
  • Beside you – Dave Dobbyn
  • Verona – Elemeno P
  • Love your ways – Salmonella Dub
  • Anchor me – The Mutton Birds
  • I see red – Split Enz
  • Something good – Bic Runga
  • Harmoni Generator – The Datsuns
  • Message to my girl – Split Enz
  • For today – Netherworld Dancing Toys
  • Every day’s a Saturday – Elemeno P. 

Where to get your tickets

Tickets are available from the Mercury Bay Area School front office (Monday to Fridays, from 10 am to 4 pm, EFTPOS only) and the Mercury Bay Pharmacy (cash only).

  • $10 Child/Student
  • $15 Adult
  • Under 5 free. 

The For Today Musical

The For Today musical covers teenage topics including love, families who have to move location and drink driving. Effectively the musical is a romance story between two young people, with moments of comedy and classic kiwi music from the 80s, 90s and early 2000.
‘David is an ex-rugby star who was involved in a car accident that killed his friend Tom. After a year away, David returns to his old school and joins the choir so that he can meet Sophie - a popular student who came to the school while David was away. Sophie used to go out with Jordan, a tough guy who blames David for Tom's death and wants to get back together with Sophie. Meanwhile, Tom's sister Charlotte is hiding a secret about her brother's death that will change everyone's perspective on past events..’

More information about the Musical

For more information please see the links to our event pages below or read our other articles about the show.

Thanks to the business sponsors

Pounamu – The Informer, Peninsula Scaffolding.
Gold – All About Whitianga, Connected Electrical, Ideal Building Coromandel, Placemakers, Peanuts Childcare, Bayleys Whitianga, Mercury Bay Optometrist, Dive Zone Whitianga, En Pointe Dance Studio, Guthrie Bowron Whitianga.
Silver – Fun Zone Whitianga, Richardsons Real Estate, Percival Construction, OP Columbia, Evolution Fitness, Nautical Holmes, HAMR Homes, The Lost Spring, Accounting by Design, Mercury Bay Medical Centre, Peninsula Test & Tag, Studio 77.
Pewter – Van de Ven Builders, Cyber Research, PC Electrical, Subway, Wild Wood Mini Golf, Chops Landscaping, Q's Plumbing, Black Jack Surf, East Coast Automotive, Willis Electrical, Elements Construction, Gathered Co, Diode Electrical Services Ltd, Peninsula Auto Electric & Marine, Coro Oyster Co, Remax, New World Whitianga, Colenso Cafe.
Bronze – Mercury Bay Pharmacy, Jenny Bloom, Mercury Bay Museum, Marguerite Muellers Counselling, Korimako Creative, Hula Cafe, The Autobarn, Reina Cottier Art, Planners Plus, Whitianga Tractors, Firefly Graphic Design, Kempaint Ltd, Mercury Bay Marine, Advanced Auto Electrical & Marine, Good Energy, Mercury Bay Club, Ohlson & Whitelaw, Evolution Tattoo Studio NZ, Love it Bakery, Dekker Construction, Stronglite Event Hire, Peninsula Business Services, GJ Gardner Thames / Coromandel, JTEC Consulting, Gold Collective, Dave Rhodes Productions. 
Special thanks to Dorothy & Duncan McDonald, Joanna Mannignton, Mark Irwin, Ace Panel and Paint, A1 Towing and Creative Mercury Bay. 

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