The world premiere of emerging playwright Richard De Luca's'Death of a Dream' has certainly paid off for Dolphin Theatre's Committee as ittook out an array of awards including Best Production, Best Female Lead Role, Best Supporting Female, Best Supporting Male and Best character male at their annual end of year awards night and Christmas party.BWW Review: NELL GWYNN at Dolphin Theatre November 25, 2018
Director Syd Mannion and his team have encapsulated the essence of what this story is about and this is the crucial success of this production.
The characters are sensationally played; they are charismatic, exquisitely presented in delicious period costume and the story is supported with a craftily constructed set.BWW Review: SHORTLAND STREET THE MUSICAL at ASB Waterfront Theatre November 20, 2018
Shortland St the Musical. Was that a sharp intake of breath? What madness is this? At least, that was my reaction when I first heard that this show was being developed into a full-length musical comedy. I have seen little bits and pieces of the long-running soap, but I never really recognised what my other friends saw in it and therefore chose to block it out of my television browsing hours. I do feel compelled however to pay homage to the long-standing show, well into its third decade and has been sold to many overseas countries.BWW Review: BIG FISH at Off Broadway Theatre November 20, 2018
I was intrigued to see how the producers would breathe life into this and they have crafted a show that takes you on a bittersweet journey that is incredibly moving. And yes....you will cry. I am slightly annoyed at them for making me cry in public, I like to keep up my tough guy reputation...but I could not hold back.BWW Review: I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU at Howick Little Theatre November 14, 2018
Howick Little Theatre's production of I'll Leave It to You successfully transports the audience back to another time with a sublime attention to detail of every aspect of the production. The full house on Opening Night was treated to a hilarious farce encased in a visually authentic wrapping of superb set and costumes.BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Centrestage Theatre Company Orewa October 30, 2018
The much-loved characters of yesteryear are brought to life in this resplendent production that more than pays homage to the 1939 movie version of this show.
Director Michael Sanders and his team have created a magnificent production igniting the same feelings of wonder and joy that the movie version brought to the screen whilst playing the full advantage of the medium of live theatre.BWW Previews: THE WIZ at Spotlight Theatre Manukau Performing Arts October 26, 2018
Manukau Performing Arts production of 'The Wiz'
is an exuberant journey down the yellow brick road in an original Pasifika Panto style. It's entertaining, energetic and brimming with talent.
The diversecast is bound in the unity of voice; each with a rich, unique sound that complements the funky soulful and bluesy music score. The singing isstunning. Any of those voices could slip into a New York nightclub with ease.BWW Review: GOODNIGHT MR TOM at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga October 1, 2018
Dolphin Theatre's production of 'Goodnight Mr Tom' is a beautifully orchestrated piece of theatre and it is difficult to reconcile that the set, special effects and performances of almost all cast members are not that of a professional company.BWW Review: RENDERED at ASB Waterfront Auckland September 24, 2018
It has been often said that theatre is a great medium to observe the perplexing politics of our world but it's not that often that a play is able to be presented as clearly, succinctly and as compellingly engaging as ATC's Rendered which opened at ASB Waterfront Theatre last Thursday.BWW Review: RENT at Playhouse Theatre Glen Eden September 24, 2018
Songs of a New World is a collection of stories of individual experiences cleverly connected, bringing our human struggles into community, confirming that you're not the only one who feels 'like that'.BWW Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Te Auaha Wellington September 9, 2018
The Addams Family combines dark chuckles with laugh out loud fun. You wouldn't want to miss out on experiencing this cast of up and coming musical theatre stars. Tickets are vanishing fast, and deservedly so - grab one before they sell out.BWW Review: THE CRUCIBLE at Centrestage Theatre Company Orewa September 8, 2018
A tangled web of dark and complex circumstances is delivered with a mix of hysteria, confusion, accusation and cold calculation under the direction of Reg Williams at Centrestage Theatre Company's production of The Crucible which opened on Friday night.BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at Westpoint Performing Arts Centre September 5, 2018
[title of show] is a winner: a funny modern spin on the backstage musical, a love letter to those who make and those who appreciate the modern musical. It is hilarious, cheeky, ironic, witty, charismatic, moving and huge fun! Take some time out to come and dream out loud!BWW Review: FILTHY BUSINESS at ASB Waterfront Auckland August 18, 2018
Auckland Theatre Company's Filthy Business is a deliciously authentic piece, fiery and funny encapsulating the many layers and struggles within the human condition. One cannot help be immersed in the great plot lines, the rich characters and the humour all delivered with perfect East End Accents.BWW Review: BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga August 10, 2018
This one is certainly more than elementary, dear Watson.
Sir Charles Baskerville has died with a look of horror on his face and the footprints of a gigantic hound are found near his body.
To find their ingenious killer, Holmes and Watson must not only brave the desolate moors before a family curse dooms its newest heir, but also navigate their way though the mayhem of confusion, silly accents and disguises.BWW Review: NUNSENSE THE MEGA MUSICAL at Harlequin Musical Theatre August 5, 2018
The cast of Harlequin Musical Theatre current production of Nunsense The Mega Musical is sure to impress!