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Monica Moore Monica has been involved in all facets of theatre and theatre education for 32 years.

She has worked as a professional director and this includes directing two shows at opposite ends of the country over the same time period.
"This is when I realised how small New Zealand is and how good we are at theatre as a nation."

She has seen and continues to see many theatre performances around the world including West End, Broadway to regional performances of which many have been just as slick!
?“I've seen the good, the bad, the ugly and the stunning!” – Monica Moore

Monica has also been writing and selling stage musicals and interactive theatre shows for 25 years to schools and amateur theatre groups all over the world. The extended family audience has extended into USA, Australia and the United Kingdom.
She has worked in all facets of theatre and has a special interest in the impact of theatre on the individual and society in general.

As an educator Monica used theatrical technique and form as an important learning tool and maintains that it is an excellent if not the best way to support authentic learning across the curriculum.

Monica’s work can be viewed on her website www.monicamooreproductions.com, her facebook page https://www.facebook.com/monicamooreproductions, join her on instagram @monicamooreproductions or subscribe to Monica Moore Productions on You Tube



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BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT at Spotlight Theatre, Paptoetoe, Auckland
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Visually this show is spectacular thanks to super talented costume designers Helen Chessum. My particular favourites were Potiphar's scene with it's truly striking black and white theme and all the Pharoah scenes where the attention to detail ensured the wow factor- collars, wigs, sparkly shoes and even a fully bedazzled Elvis cape. Marty Wilson's attention to detail in his hair and make-up design was highlighted for me by the blue stripes in Pharoah's hair which matched his Egyptian eyeshadow.

BWW Feature: QUEEN ST CHRISTMAS SERIES in Manurewa and Takapuna AUCKLAND
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BWW Feature: QUEEN ST. At Takapuna War Memorial Hall, Auckland
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Top Quality Singing Series Hits Auckland for Pre Christmas Celebrations Consisting of four professional performers, Renee Maurice - New Zealand's Got Talent winner 2013; Emma Bishop - Producer, Artistic Director StageAntics Performing Arts, Junior Theatre NZ National Coordinator; Chantel Wilson - vocalist of 'The Cover-Up' Auckland's hottest covers band and Sharon Hewlett - one of Auckland's top award-winning musical theatre leading ladies these women perform with pure class.

BWW Feature: QUEEN ST CHRISTMAS SERIES at Nathan Homestead, Manurewa, Auckland
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BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT at Civic Theatre Auckland
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The essence of Green Day has not been shoved into the safe mode stage musical model; it breathes the rage, the confusion, the struggle and the senselessness of post 9/11 in an edgy package of fast paced grit wrapped up in the sensational music. Expect a confronting emotional roller coaster that infiltrates on a soul-level.

BWW Feature: NEW ZEALAND CREATIVITY at Show Me Shorts NZ Short Film Awards
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BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Playhouse Theatre, Glen Eden, Auckland
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Playhouse Theatre Incorporated has assembled a cast of stellar performers for their production of 'Spamalot' which opened on Saturday night. The laughter and vibe of fun amongst the audience was a testament to the high energy and talent on the stage. All performers more-than-ably delivered the offbeat humour with the right ingredients of 'silly seriousness', sung extremely well, and dance like pros.

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Pukekohe Performing Arts
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There are some incredibly talented children rising through the ranks in this production. It is hard to believe at times that the leads- Jarrod Shirtcliffe (Caractacus Potts) and Katierose Pemberton (Truly Scrumptious understudy) are indeed children! Jarrod plays a likeable and love-struck father and has a velvety tone in his voice far beyond his years. Katierose's Truly is a lilting soprano who carries herself with the grace the character demands- particularly in the song 'Doll on a Music Box'. You could have heard a pin drop. When Shirtcliffe and Pemberton combined their voices in this song it was a standout. I predict these two will be going far.

BWW Review: THE LITTLE YELLOW DIGGER at Pumphouse, Takapuna, Auckland
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Nestled amongst a full gala audience, surrounded by pint-sized workmen and even a yellow digger crafted from boxes we eagerly awaited the opening of the show. How would they create diggers on the stage? Whales? Pools for hippopotami to bathe in? So many questions whirling in our heads after reading the beloved children's books written by New Zealanders Betty and Alan Gilderdale.

BWW Previews: GO BACK FOR MURDER at Dolphin Theatre, Onehunga, Auckland
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Agatha Christie fans remain loyal to her clever works. Dolphin Theatre opens on Friday 20th September with an offering to quench their thirst.

BWW Review: ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at ASB Waterfront Theatre
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With this play and in the words of 'shining star' (he absolutely is!) Director Benjamin Henson  'we are treated to pure delight, laughing at the philosophical goings-on a created space within a stage within a theatre for a play that explores a play within a play'. Loved it all! Go see it!

BWW Review: WICKED at Bay Court Theatre Tauranga
September 15, 2019

The synergy and 'flow of the show' were perfect due to excellent direction and a talented cast who fully invested and understood what was required. Bravo to them all for achieving this.

BWW Review: CRY BABY at Te Auaha - Tapere Nui (Big Theatre), Wellington
September 11, 2019

From the vibrant opening number (The Anti-Polio Picnic), the cast let rip with power and passion that does not drop throughout.  Each performer grabs every moment with intensity and commitment to showcase their learning and talent while displaying their devotion to the craft.  The lyrics are crisp, witty and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny if not cringe-worthy. (I dare anyone not to watch a?oeGirl, Can I Kiss Youa??.?a?? through their fingers.)  The rockabilly score adds energy and pep and the music (with band skilfully led by Musical Director, Kate Marshall) is immaculate.

BWW Review: NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH at Howick Little Theatre
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a?oeNeighbourhood Watcha?? shows that veteran playwright Alan Ayckbourn still has his finger on the social pulse. Alan Ayckbourn said that, a?oeI'm always a great believer, when I write a play, to narrow it down to the people. Plays are about people for me, not about issues a?' the issues arise from the people.a?? 

BWW Review: BARE: A Pop Opera at Gryphon Theatre
September 4, 2019

Teen angst is currently in the spotlight on Broadway, with the bullying and suicidal themes of 'Dear Evan Hansen', the catty coterie in 'Mean Girls' and the outcasts of 'Be More Chill'. The American high-school has been used as a familiar setting for any number of musicals over the past 70 years to great success and BARE: A Pop Opera is a dark, rock musical that incorporates the stereotypical characters of the high school genre and their respective struggles with self-discovery, sexuality and acceptance.

BWW Review: A NIGHT OF CABARET at Off Broadway Theatre
September 3, 2019

Highly polished quality vocal performances in 'A Night of Cabaret' delighted a full house at Papakura's Theatre Company on August 31 st . Queen Street, is a highly accomplished female quartet (Renee Maurice, Emma Bishop, Chantel Wilson, Sharon Hewlet), and in their inaugural appearance, wowed the audience with a wide range of genre in their songs from musicals and films.

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Selwyn Theatre
August 28, 2019

The singing, both chorus and solos, put the quality in quality with each number being so good that it was difficult to comprehend that the next one would be too. But out they rolled, one after the other; simply supreme.

BWW Review: SOFT 'N' HARD at The Loft Q Theatre, Auckland
August 21, 2019

I don't think I've ever felt as uplifted on a wet wintry Tuesday evening as I was at the opening night of Barbarian Productions'

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Te Auaha - Tapere Nui (Big Theatre), Wellington
August 21, 2019

Mark Steyn called My Fair Lady the 'perfect musical' with the 1956 Broadway production winning a number of Tonys and setting records for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It has since been followed by numerous revivals including a popular film version starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964.

BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at Auckland Theatre Company
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It's funny, it's a social commentary, there's satire and pathos. There's human connection in spite of the social constructs dictating division and there's betrayal, examination of conscious as well as frivolity and superficiality. And the notion that we are more connected than we think was made popular by this play.



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