UPDATED 3 July 2012
On Saturday night (23 June) the National Youth Theatre Company took to the stage for their Gala Night performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat.
In addition to almost 100 talented young performers, a Segway Personal Transporter (PT) was one of the stars of a hi-tech modern performance of this popular musical.
The gala was the NYCT’s final performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rices’ second hit musical at the Aotea Centre – Auckland’s premier theatre. The theatre has just benefited from an acoustics upgrade that critics have hailed as a “transformation“.
NYTC director James Doy approached Segway New Zealand to donate the use of a Segway PT for use as a “golden chariot” during the final scene. A e167 model was duly adorned with gold coloured trimmings to glide onto the stage each evening.