New Zealand Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: RED SPEEDO at ASB Waterfront Auckland BWW Review: RED SPEEDO at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore - November 09, 2017

The audience, like a swimmer on the heels of the winner are absorbed; engagement levels surpass time and we find ourselves suspended; knowledge of the 90 minute time frame is superfluous.... (more...)
BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Playhouse Theatre Auckland BWW Review: SUNSET BOULEVARD at Playhouse Theatre Auckland
by Monica Moore - September 25, 2017

The New Zealand premier of Sunset Boulevard opened at the Playhouse Theatre in Glen Eden on Saturday night.... (more...)
BWW Review: THAT BLOODY WOMAN at Touring New Zealand BWW Review: THAT BLOODY WOMAN at Touring New Zealand
by Monica Moore - September 22, 2017

'That Bloody Woman' brings a new, fresh vitality to the world stage' It touches the spirit of humanity and packages it in a powerful mix of sexy-punk juxtaposed with the historically authentic, smokey haze, flashy lighting and emotionally charged totally awesome music that will literally rock you.... (more...)
BWW Review: LAST LEGS at ASB Waterfront Auckland BWW Review: LAST LEGS at ASB Waterfront Auckland
by Monica Moore - September 19, 2017

Hall's characters exemplify that age does not wither, eccentricities are accented, reputations less important and the quest for satisfaction and meaning from life heightens as the reality of mortality looms closer. Join the swindling Garry and Trish, the disillusioned Helena and her ageing husband A... (more...)
BWW REVIEW: Disco, Circus and Cabaret Combine To Create The Energetic And Inspiring VELVET BWW REVIEW: Disco, Circus and Cabaret Combine To Create The Energetic And Inspiring VELVET
by Jade Kops - July 29, 2017

Merging Cabaret and Circus with Disco, VELVET delivers a heart-warming story of discovery, acceptance and finding your place in the world... (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Spotlight Theatre Papatoetoe BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Spotlight Theatre Papatoetoe
by Monica Moore - July 10, 2017

Manukau Performing Arts warms up winter with it's hip-hop Latino Musical, In The Heights... (more...)
BWW Review: BONNIE AND CLYDE at Harlequin Theatre BWW Review: BONNIE AND CLYDE at Harlequin Theatre
by Monica Moore - June 28, 2017

The singing in Harlequin Theatre's production of Bonnie and Clyde is simply stunning.... (more...)
BWW Review: BRING IT ON at Pumphouse Takapuna BWW Review: BRING IT ON at Pumphouse Takapuna
by Monica Moore - June 22, 2017

The epitome of youthful vitality entertained with endless energy North Shore Musical Theatre's 'Bring It On' at the Pumphouse Theatre Takapuna.... (more...)
BWW Review: AMADEUS at ASB Waterfront Theatre Auckland BWW Review: AMADEUS at ASB Waterfront Theatre Auckland
by Monica Moore - May 04, 2017

As the curtain rose on the opening scene of Auckland Theatre Company's Amadeus my ageing aesthetic senses were overwhelmed but like a kid unleashed at a new playground I moved from sensory overload to great joy as the stunning artistry before me sunk in. It was simply beautiful.... (more...)
BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Off Broadway Papakura BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Off Broadway Papakura
by Monica Moore - April 21, 2017

The only difference between a professional show and a community theatre one is the price of the ticket and I was once again convinced of this after the opening night of Papakura Theatre Company's 'Beauty and the Beast.'... (more...)
BWW Review: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED at Auckland Music Theatre Company At Westpoint Performing Arts Centre BWW Review: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED at Auckland Music Theatre Company At Westpoint Performing Arts Centre
by Monica Moore - March 14, 2017

Auckland Music Theatre Company has sold out for it's cabaret season of 'Expect the Unexpected'. After the opening night hype there was a rush for tickets and this speaks volumes. The show is a potpourri of cleverly crafted entertainment. The vocals are stunning and supported by great moves and chara... (more...)
BWW Review: THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at CentreStage Orewa BWW Review: THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at CentreStage Orewa
by Monica Moore - March 10, 2017

Bravo to CentreStage Theatre company for their choice of show. Writers Dempsey and Rowe have provided a wealth of witty and tuneful material which, combined with some clever staging and talented performers results in a refreshing night of entertainment.... (more...)
BWW Review: PETER GYNT [RECYCLED] at ASB Waterfront Theatre Auckland BWW Review: PETER GYNT [RECYCLED] at ASB Waterfront Theatre Auckland
by Monica Moore - March 10, 2017

The applause received by the cast of 'Peter Gynt [recylced] after the opening night performance was strong, appreciative and long; extended by an audience who had indeed been taken on a 'wild ride'. The presence of the writer, called up to the stage was appropriate. Bravo.... (more...)
BWW Review: MEA TAU at Basement Theatre Auckland BWW Review: MEA TAU at Basement Theatre Auckland
by Monica Moore - March 01, 2017

I found Kennar's work and the performance so engaging that time became timeless as I feasted on the enthralling piece that unfolded before me. My mind was guided to the connections of movement and message through both the strengths and frailty of human nature.... (more...)