History

Established in 1976

Hamilton Musical Theatre has a proud history, and have produced many quality shows over the past 45 years.

Hamilton Musical Theatre stated as MusicMakers Hamilton in 1976 in army barracks in Clarence Street, where Pak ‘n’ Save now is. In 1983 they created a working group with Hamilton Playbox and Hamilton Potters (who have now folded) and moved to Riverlea Theatre.

In 2021 Musikmakers changed its name to Hamilton Musical Theatre to better reflect what it is that they do, as well as keeping in line with other theatre companies around New Zealand.

Below is a list of the shows produced by Hamilton Musical Theatre/Musikmakers. Where possible Directors, Musical Directors and Choreographers have been added, if you know any of the missing details please fill out the contact form with the relevant information.

1976 - 1986

1976

Bittersweet 
We’ll Meet Again

1977

Brigadoon
Christmas productions (Cinderella a potted panto, Ways and Means, Showtime)

1978

Carousel 
Christmas Workshop (The Touchstone, Engagement, Calamity Jane)

1979

Salad Days
Wizard of Oz
Christmas productions (Mixed Doubles, The Cinderella Story, Variety Time)

1980

Sound of Music
Toymaker in Outer Space
Old Time Music Hall
Murder in the Cathedral
Minstrel Evening

1981

Camelot
London Pride

1982

West Side Story
Oklahoma!
Cameo Moments

1983

The New Moon
Variety ‘83

1984

The Pirates of Penzance
Oliver!
Old Time Music Hall

1985

The Mikado
South Pacific

1986

The Gondoliers
White Horse Inn
Hooray for Hollywood

1987 - 1997

1987

HMS Pinafore
Fiddler on the Roof
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum

1988

Badjelly the Witch
The Boyfriend 
Kiss me Kate
Razz-Ma-Tazz

1989

Godspell
Showboat
Brigadoon

1990

The King and I
The Pyjama Game 
Good Evening Ladies & Gentlemen

1991

Chicago
Grease
Cowardy Custard

1992

The Mikado
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

1993

Fiddler on the Roof
Orpheus and the Underworld

1994

Anything Goes
Popular Girl
Yule Party

1995

Sweet Charity
The Sound of Music

1996

20th Anniversary show
The Gondoliers
South Pacific
Rock and Roll Heaven

1997 

Calamity Jane
The Music Man
Merry X-Mars

1998 - 2008

1998
Camp Candy
Godspell
Iolanthe
Ho Ho Ho… A Kiwi Christmas*

1999

Oliver!
Little Shop of Horrors

2000

HMS Pinafore
Oklahoma!

2001

A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Sounds a bit Irish*

2002

My Fair Lady
70s Revival

2003

Pirates of Penzance
Celebration
Big River

2004

Fiddler on the Roof
Bye Bye Birdie
Annie get your Gun
A Very Scary Christmas*

2005

Back to the 80s
Les Miserables
Scary Christmas II*

2006

The Mikado
Jesus Christ Superstar
Zootsuit Christmas*

2007

Annie
Rent
Cowboy Christmas*

2008

Bare
Chicago

2009 - 2019

2009

Cabaret 
Sound of Music

2010

Oliver!
Miss Saigon (As Hamilton Musical Theatre)

2011

West Side Story
Footloose

2012

Wizard of Oz
All Shook Up

2013

Spelling Bee
Producers

2014  

HMS Pinafore
Little Shop of Horrors

2015

Bugsy Malone
Spamalot

2016

Addams family
Beauty and The Beast

2017

Seussical Jr
Legally Blonde
Oklahoma!

2018

Aladdin Jr
High School Musical

2019

Annie Jr
13: The Musical
Catch Me If You Can
Cowboy Christmas*

2020 +

2020

Madagascar Jr
A Pirates Christmas*

2021

Alice in Wonderland Jr
A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Forum

2022

Beauty and the Beast Jr
Mamma Mia
Blood Brothers

2023

Frozen Jr
Young Frankenstein
Hairspray

*Riverlea Theatre production in association with Musikmakers and Playbox

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