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Tuesday 03 March 2015


 Review: GALS Pride Festival concert
Posted in: Performance  27th February 2015
A great concert, with GALS doing what they do best... singing with passion, cohesivenes and moments of stunning beauty


 Review: Bare (The Musical)
Posted in: Performance  23rd February 2015
"Several aspects resonated with me particularly," writes Craig Hoyle. "The young teen torn between his religion and his sexuality, and the refusal by his family to acknowledge their son was different."


 Review: Fine Fatale's Freak Show
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
Freak Show is a powerhouse of emotion, humanity, religious and social politics, and Samoan tradition choreographed with verve and performed with physicality and soul.


 Worthy - Small budget, big heart
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
The musical talent and control of emotions through scenes that had the audience in tears makes in an A+ performance that touches the heart of the Rainbow Community.


 Review: Night of the Queer
Posted in: Performance  19th February 2015
From beginning to end last night's opening night of was boisterous, exuberant and fun, sprinkled a little passion and pathos.


 Review: Away From Home
Posted in: Performance  18th February 2015
Actor Rob Ward’s whirlwind depiction of a whole host of characters, from a rent boy to his straight best mates, is one thing you need to see for yourself this Auckland Pride Festival.


 Review: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2015
Lexie Matheson finds Michael Hurst's take is a super concept - and there is much to applaud from excellent acting, refined direction, attractive design and some tip top music.


 Rob Ward on Away From Home
Posted in: Performance  17th February 2015
Actor and co-writer Rob Ward fills us in on Away From Home, Auckland Pride Festival’s award-winning UK theatre import which tells the story of an escort who falls in love with a premiership footballer.


 Review: Girl on a Corner
Posted in: Performance  16th February 2015
"The best work I have seen for years, if not forever, and at the heart of it, surrounded by a magnificent ensemble, is the glorious Amanaki Prescott who is quite simply outstanding."


 Pride preview: We are all worthy
Posted in: Performance  15th February 2015
Auckland Rainbow Community Church has pulled together a diverse cast for its Auckland Pride Festival musical theatre production Worthy!!!


 Pride Preview: Actor Hamish Mouat on Bare
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2015
Bare has its New Zealand premiere this weekend as part of Auckland Pride Festival. It’s a Broadway rock musical which follows a group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school.


 Patrick Graham: Getting to the Bottom of Shakespeare
Posted in: Performance  14th February 2015
Patrick Graham is reprising a role dear to his heart as he plays Bottom in Auckland Summer Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


 Review: Stutterpop (Sam Brooks)
Posted in: Performance, Blogger Zone  12th February 2015
Stutterpop is a strange, yet compelling combination of stuttering and pop. Think “The King’s Speech” crossed with Nicki Minaj. It may sound bizarre, but that’s the point.


 Review: XOX Pride at The Box
Posted in: Performance  12th February 2015
Tess, Buckwheat and Anita rebound with superb class and vitality after suffering through an episode of what can only be termed drag abuse.


 Review: Legacy Project
Posted in: Performance, Features  11th February 2015
The opening night of this year's Legacy Project short play programme brought us glbti experiences that were satisfyingly heartwarming, challenging and farcical.