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A 'Friends' Musical Parody Is Touring New Zealand in September and October

The comedic stage production turns the beloved 90s sitcom into a song-filled satire — and it's touring the country.
By Sarah Ward
July 10, 2020
By Sarah Ward
July 10, 2020

New Zealand's theatre scene hasn't had much to smile about in 2020; however, before the year is out, some venues around the country will kick back into gear with a little help from their friends. Well, with Friends! The Musical Parody to be specific — with the comedic, song-filled satire of everyone's favourite 90s sitcom touring the country in September and October.

Scheduled to kick off in Dunedin before being there for audiences in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga, Friends! The Musical Parody will spend time with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Joey and Phoebe, of course. Here, they're hanging out at their beloved Central Perk — and sitting on an orange couch, no doubt — when a runaway bride shakes up their day. Call it 'The One with the Loving, Laugh-Filled Lampoon', or 'The One That Both Makes Good-Natured Fun of and Celebrates an Iconic Sitcom'.

Yes, no one told you that being obsessed with the Courteney Cox, Jennifer Aniston, Matthew Perry, Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow and David Schwimmer-starring show about six New Yorkers would turn out this way — with on-stage skits and gags, recreations of some of the series' best-known moments, and songs with titles such as 'How you Doin?' and 'We'll Always Be There For You'. That said, no one told us that being a Friends aficionado would continue to serve up so many chances to indulge our fandom 16 years after it finished airing, including via an upcoming reunion special that'll gather the TV series' main cast back together.

Friends! The Musical Parody tours the country from Friday, September 11–Friday, October 2. For further details, and to buy tickets, visit Ticketmaster.

Published on July 10, 2020 by Sarah Ward
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