14 Sep 2017

A Maori boy’s musical about a Hollywood star

From Upbeat, 1:20 pm on 14 September 2017

Rutene Spooner grew up on the East Coast and he was so inspired by Hollywood and Broadway actor Hugh Jackman that he wrote a musical about him. Super Hugh-man makes its debut at the Auckland Live Cabaret Festival and brings together original songs, Kapa Haka and Broadway smash hits. Rutene performs live, explains to Zoë George why Hugh Jackman was his inspiration and how he manages to juggle his solo show with his Modern Maori Quartet appearances.

Rutene Spooner

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