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Written by: Jason Chasland with Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Directed by: Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Who Does He Think He Is?
An exhilarating evening of Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, groovy Grandmothers and growing up in the Wairarapa!
Jason Chasland (Spector with the BeatGirls) is an impressionist, singer and entertainer with leather lungs! He stars in this fun and funny, one man tour de force created especially for Jason and his mind-blowing ability to do hilarious and accurate impressions.
Performing over thirty impressions of Broadway stars, contemporary icons and rock legends, Jason chops and changes so fast it’ll leave you gasping for air and squealing with delight as you recognize your favourite stars. From Barbara Streisand to Judy Garland, Aaron Neville to Chubby Checker and Julie Andrews to Lady Gaga, there is something for everyone.
The ImpoSTAR is a magical and moving trip down memory lane, mixed with jaw-droppingly incredible impressions and an endearing personal story of identity and growing up pretending to be other people.
The ImpoSTAR premiered at the Theatre Royal Nelson in 2012, before a smash hit season at BATS Theatre, Wellington. This 2013 season is bigger and better! For this exciting main stage Circa Theatre experience The ImpoSTAR has been revamped with fabulous new songs, characters and more of Jason’s amazing impressionist journey.
“Jason Chasland is SHOW STOPPING!” – The NZ Listener
“Show stopping, his energetic performance was riveting to watch, channeling distraught divas effortlessly.” – Capital Times
“Chasland is extremely impressive, he nails the characters superbly!” – Theatreview
“Brilliant with remarkable voice.” – The Lumiere Reader
Performed by Jason Chasland
19 October − 09 November
Tuesday and Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday to Saturday 8pm
Performance change on Saturday, 9 November: 6.30pm (with the Guy Fawkes fireworks on the waterfront after the show)
$33 Friends of Circa
$39 Groups 6+
$36 Groups 20+
$25 Under 25s
Running time: 90 minutes (with interval)
On Saturday, 9 November, due to the Guy Fawkes fireworks, The ImpoSTAR will start at 6.30pm instead of 8pm. Please feel free to come along to the performance and then enjoy a drink from Encore Restaurant and Bar after the show while watching the display from our prime location on the waterfront.