Manukau Performing Arts are bringing you the opportunity to?? see a show before it becomes a blockbuster on Broadway.
Be More Chill is an energetic familiar feeling new musical based on the young-adult novel by Ned Vizzini. It's the classic nerd falls for the hot girl but there's a sci-fi twist!BWW Feature: MORNING STAR at Pumphouse Theatre Takapuna June 12, 2018
If you're contemplating getting along to see Morningstar at the Pumphouse then let me help you with your decision. Go. Just. Do. It. This is Tantalising and titillating theatre that will please, provoke, excite and give you a very pleasant distraction from the weather. Think hard about how you would behave if 'the boss' was away for a stretch of time. How do you make your decisions? Are you up for change or a protector of the traditions and rules. Would you be best buddies with Michael or Lucifer. Improve your lunch breaks, get new friends and become more interesting with some great discussion about Morningstar. Don't miss out!BWW Review: THE ATOM ROOM at Circa Theatre Wellington June 11, 2018
The Atom Room; a story of our primal need to survive, our innate nature to love and desire to procreate amidst a futurist dilemma of interplanetary habitation. There's a number of firsts to be experienced at Circa Theatre's The Atom Room.
First up it's a World Premiere, written by New Zealand Playwright Philip Braithwaite.
It's also first to create a prologue in virtual reality, which certainly tugged at my heartstrings more than a little. To see Wellington, the city I know and love well, so different from my own reality is disconcerting and literally illuminated the just-as-disconcerting question 'Do we need to find another planet to inhabit in the futureBWW Previews: THE ATOM ROOM at Circa Theatre Wellington June 9, 2018
Abstractedly alluring yet provocatively familiar, Morningstar transports us to a dimension where a mythological story confronts us with the very core of human nature.
Award-winning playwright Albert Beltz has masterfully crafted a prose that is a lyrical symphony of superbly honey-rich language. He transports the essence of humanity; our conflict for order and freedom, our moral reasoning and free will and packs it into a rollicking great yarn.BWW Previews: MORNINGSTAR at Pumphouse Theatre June 5, 2018
There's something new and exciting in store for Auckland Theatregoers with the World Premiere of Morningstar opening at the Pumphouse tomorrow night.
Producers Sapphire Productions had a huge success with comedy hit Nigel last year, playing to sold-out audiences. This year it's Morningstar; an action-packed high stakes drama written by award-winning playwright Albert Beltz.BWW Review: ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 2018 at Dolphin Theatre Onehunga Auckland May 16, 2018
If the line up of one-acts and performers was a menu then Dolphin has served up a delectable gustation for a more than generous price.The cast line up is dazzling with well-known super talents Keith Marr, Bridie Dixon, Kristin Candice Paulse and Sam Iosefo.A set should only ever be the icing on the cake and Raymond Vinten and Charlotte Robinson were both testament to this, delivering excellent performances with minimal props.Mike Daley and John Edwards deliver memorable and comedic performances in their roles as good mates.BWW Review: ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS at Off Broadway Papakura Auckland May 13, 2018
The two plays and one musical on offer are irresistible with all three being written by award-winning writers; Robert Scott, Aaron Sorkin, and Lin-Manuel Miranda respectively. Dolphin Theatre have put together a menu of simply delicious entertainment!
The line up of performers alone is enough to get you securing your ticket and just skimming the cast list names such as Keith Marr, Bridie Dixon and Sam Iosefo catch my eye. I have reviewed them before and they are excellent.BWW Review: MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION at ASB Waterfront Auckland May 7, 2018
George Bernard's Shaw's play is a sharp comedy that rides on a social commentary based on his beliefs that prostitution is not about moral failure but economic necessity.
Awarding-winning director Eleanor Bishop ( Boys 2017) is both a writer and director creating feminist theatre. Bishop has deconstructed and re-framed Shaw's work adding an extra character in the form of Kitty Warren's sister Liz who provides a window from a of a sex worker's perspective.BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Spotlight Theatre Auckland April 22, 2018
The much-loved 1964 musical is a timely reminder that we are standing on the shoulders of those who came before us. Traveling back to Anatevka feels more familiar than expected.
The music is wonderfully familiar and the all time popular 'Tradition', 'Matchmaker Matchmaker', 'If I were a Rich Man' and 'Sunrise, Sunset' to name but a few, will have you singing along. The orchestra is beautiful and pays homage to the much loved music. Musical Director Edwin Randall is indeed a supreme maestro.BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Playhouse Theatre Glen Eden April 22, 2018
The vibe amongst the audience as we left the theatre was very definite. I had to control my urge to hug random strangers and tell them I loved them. I could just tell others wanted to do the same!
'Love me Tender, Love me do'.
This timeless message from the heart was delivered in a refreshing and touching way melting even the hardest of hearts.BWW Review: HEATHERS at North Shore Music Theatre April 19, 2018
Be prepared to be uncomfortably dazzled and delectablydelighted by North Shore Music Theatre's season of Heathers.Whilelabeled a black comedy, Heathers is a razor-sharpsatire of teenage High School dilemma delivered through a deliciously uncomfortableglorious lens.
This show may be about teenagers but it is for those looking back on a time in the past and making connections to what's going on in the world today.