Lights, camera, amateur action... Follow the exploits of the would-be thespians - and remember, the show must go on! Made with the support of NZ on Air
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Two community theatres take the spotlight, one big city, another small town. With tight budgets and even tighter tights, chefs and farmers by day, become directors and divas by night.
Tonight, it's the war of the divas in Howick, and audition day in Otamatea brings old theatre rivals head-to-head.
Otamatea's first panto rehearsal spirals downwards, and whilst two of the leads hit it off, director Peter's theatre rival Ian is finding it hard to resist the urge to hit him.
With opening night only weeks away, unforeseen events in Howick leave director Peter Meikle and his entire play in turmoil. And in Maungaturoto, it's Three Little Pigs panto rehearsal pandemonium.
Tonight in Howick, Peter Meikle is back after a bout of man flu and it's time for the cast to face the consequences of their changes to his play.
After an eight week rocky road of rehearsals it's finally showtime for the two theatres. Will they pull it off?