WET DREAMZ The Musical

Te Auaha, Tapere Nui, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro, Wellington

01/03/2022 - 05/03/2022

NZ Fringe Festival 2022

Production Details


Written by Bentley Stevenson

Presented by The Dream Team


Wet Dreamz is a completely original, 9-Cast musical filled to the brim with high-octane hip hop music, written by Bentley Stevenson.

This brutally awkward coming-of-age story tells the tale of Justin, an 18-year-old student that has landed a place in bed with the girl of his dreams. The only problem is… he’s still a virgin and she has no idea.

Follow Justin and his best friend Nick as they race against the clock to get Justin prepared for his first sexual experience but slowly they notice this something is tearing their friendship apart…

Te Auaha – Tapere Nui, Level 1, 65 Dixon Street, Te Aro
Tuesday 01 – Saturday 5 March 2022
9:30pm
General Admission $25.00
Concession $10.00
Fringe Addict $20.00
Ticket + $5 $30.00
Ticket + $10 $35.00



Theatre , Musical ,


Marked by enthusiasm, dedication and high production standards

Review by Margaret Austin 03rd Mar 2022

This show takes the stage at Te Auaha and it’s The Dream Team, comprising eight students of Musical Theatre, who are performing it. Writers Bentley and Jacob Stevenson have come up with a hip-hop style creation startling in its originality and presentation.

Startling too in its professionalism. Every detail has been carefully attended to – staging, sound, lights, scene changes – and that’s not even to mention the casting, the acting, the rap-inspired ‘script’, and the highly entertaining storyline.

“A girl changed my world,” sings Justin (Bentley Stevenson) with a mixture of joy and apprehension. It’s his first love, and he doesn’t know what to do. 

Enter friend Nick (Jake Elson) – who does! Much of this show’s delight stems from their friendship and its juxtaposition of innocent helplessness and knowing exasperation. The girl of Justin’s dreams, Micayla (Sayla Southee) sits just in front of him at school – and the classroom scenes are presided over by a superbly realised schoolmarm (Lane Corby).

“Turn to page 69,” she instructs, to innocent obedience from her students and ribald reactions from Nick. 

Arranging a date for Justin to express his feelings for Micayla is the major preoccupation of our two young men. Texting of course is de rigueur, and there’s a rapid exchange of these with Nick’s input for good measure. We’re as much on tenterhooks as Justin. 

The action alternates between Justin’s bedroom, where he dreams of a successful date with Micayla, and the classroom. Wherever the action is, it’s complemented by a backing of five fetching females whose rap singing and staccato dance moves enhance and echo what’s going on.

Wet Dreams: the Musical is marked by enthusiasm, a dedication to the art of performance and high production standards. It’s smart without being slick – there’s authentic emotion we can relate to – and the show is more about friendship than anything else.

This is a show that should tour the country – and be seen by everybody. Especially if you think you don’t like hip hop. You just might be converted!  

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