Get ready for a night of enchantment and nostalgia as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) presents Hocus Pocus in Concert – a magical musical experience that will leave you spellbound.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved Halloween classic, Disney’s Hocus Pocus, and what better way to celebrate than by watching the film with its iconic musical score performed live?
Get ready to be enchanted! Emmy®-award winner John Debney’s mesmerising compositions, featuring toe-tapping hits like ‘I’ve Put a Spell On You’ belted out by the iconic trio – Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy, are set to dazzle as the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra breathes new life into them. Synchronised with the film, the orchestra promises a magical, all-encompassing journey that’s bound to leave the audience spellbound!
Released in 1993, Hocus Pocus has become a cult classic among fans of all ages. The film follows the story of three witch sisters, the Sandersons, who are accidentally resurrected on Halloween night in Salem. As they embark on a mission to steal the life essence of the town’s children to gain eternal life, they are thwarted by a group of brave kids and a magical cat named Thackery Binx.
With Bette Midler dazzling as the wickedly whimsical Winifred, Sarah Jessica Parker enchanting as Sarah, Kathy Najimy’s hilarious portrayal of Mary, and standout performances by Omri Katz as Max, Thora Birch as the spirited Dani, and Vinessa Shaw as the fearless Allison, Hocus Pocus is the perfect potion of comedy, fantasy, and spine-tingling horror. This iconic film has bewitched audiences for generations and stands as a Halloween staple that’s simply irresistible!
Hocus Pocus in Concert is the perfect Halloween treat for film fans and the LGBTQ+ community, who have embraced the movie’s campy and empowering themes. Come dressed in your Halloween best and join the celebration at the Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, on Tuesday, October 31st, at 7:30 pm.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to relive the magic of Hocus Pocus with a live orchestral performance.
Please note that the film is rated PG, and parental guidance is recommended for younger viewers.