Director Lyndee-Jane Rutherford tells drama on the waterfront about Jason Chasland and his phenomenal one man show, The ImpoSTAR.
Every now and then you come across a performer who is extraordinary, and Jason is one of those people. I tell people Jason Chasland is a freak of nature, as not only does he have a phenomenal voice, but he can dance, entertain and do impressions.
Jason came to me three years ago and said he wanted to do a show and that he wanted me to be the person to help him create it. We had a three hour sing off in my lounge. We laughed, I cried. I was blown away! He did 60 impressions for me. Yes, SIXTY. Some of them were better than others, but how amazing that I had 60 to choose from. Knowing Jason’s abilities as a performer, I wanted to create something that was surprising, super fun, entertaining and fast paced, but at the same time I wanted to make sure that we supported Jason and his wonderful gift.
The Circa Theatre production is our best yet. After the Nelson premiere and BATS Theatre seasons we talked to people about what they liked and loved, what they wanted to see more of, some of the comments were surprising and challenging. All of these critical contributions, as well as our own assessments, are what have helped make the Circa Theatre production a very special piece.
Join us, have fun and enjoy the ride.
“ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM, BANG ON DANCE MOVES, A TRULY IMPRESSIVE VOICE …” – Theatreview
“Jason Chasland is SHOW STOPPING!” – The NZ Listener
“FLAMBOYANT DREAMS OF STARDOM GET THE SOLO SPACE THEY NEED” – Dom Post
CELEBRITY SATURDAY – Due to illness we’ve moved our Diva Dress Evening! Let your inner diva have a night of fabulousness, 8pm Saturday 2nd November – we will be hosting a fancy dress evening! Attend The ImpoSTARas your favourite songstress, rock star or musical legend! Prizes for best dressed and drink specials will be available from Circa’s Encore Bar! AND the wonderful Costume Cave (270 Wakefield St) are offering a costume discount of 10% if you give the password: IMPOSTAR!
The ImpoSTAR is on in Circa One until 9 November. To celebrate Jason’s return to health after a brief illness, we’re offering $25 tickets for the performances on Tuesday, 29 October and Wednesday 30 October. To book, call the Circa Box Office on 801-7992.