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Review: Cabaret de Paris

by Emma Maguire August 27, 2018

I’ve had Art vs Science’s song Parlez-Vous Francais stuck in my head for two days because of this show and I’m not even a little ashamed to admit it. The Cabaret de Paris is a glorious display of joy, sequins and (perhaps) titillation, and I had a very good time. Combining showgirl glamour, singing, illusionists and fabulous dancers […]

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Review: The Elixir of Love

by Emma Maguire June 24, 2018

Friends, ploughmen and countrymen, you’re invited to the Elixir of Love, NZ Opera’s utterly madcap new creation. Though my companion and I were likely the youngest and the poorest in the audience (opera continues to be an art form seemingly granted to those above a certain age), it was a show that could be enjoyed […]

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Review: That Bloody Woman

by librarykris September 14, 2017

Kate Sheppard, “the leading light of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement” tells her story in this rock musical by Luke Di Somma and Gregory Cooper. Directed by Kip Chapman, (with Jennifer Ward-Lealand this season’s Rehearsal Director) the show is terrific.  All the elements of the best musicals are here – a well constructed dramatic […]

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Evita

by Martha Craig November 9, 2015

If you suspect that I’m not an actual, fully qualified reviewer, you’d be correct. However, in this particular instance, I feel I have some expertise having watched the movie Evita, starring my pal Madonna. Armed with this extensive knowledge, and having wikipediaed Eva Peron (did you know Juan Peron popped her corpse in his dining room 20 years after […]

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