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Reviews of productions held at Westpac St James


Auckland, Wellington

20/09/2007 - 20/10/2007

"Transported by totalitarian state opera..


Auckland, Wellington

31/08/2007 - 14/10/2007

"Designed to dance..

"Elegance and humour arise from underlying sadness..

Circus Oz - Laughing at Gravity


16/08/2007 - 18/08/2007

"Intense experience not in tent..

King Lear

Auckland, Wellington

11/08/2007 - 25/08/2007

"Uneven performancess diminish excellence..

"Star performance should have shone brighter..

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The Seagull

Auckland, Wellington

14/08/2007 - 26/08/2007

"Comedy, melodrama and undertow of tragedy..

"Middle class deprivations..

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Aurelia's Oratorio

Christchurch, Wellington

25/07/2007 - 12/08/2007

"Glorious whimsy created with seeming insouciance..

"Tricks of the eye..

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The Woman in Black

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

14/06/2007 - 08/07/2007

"Nothing special..

"Special effects play star role..

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Swan Lake

Palmerston North, Napier, Dunedin, Auckland, Wellington

25/05/2007 - 24/06/2007

"Making the world a kinder, better place..

"Back to the future with a new view of classical ballet..

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Dylan Moran

Invercargill, Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

09/05/2007 - 15/05/2007

"Festival highlight..

"Bitching his way into our hearts..

Lucia di Lammermoor

Auckland, Wellington

23/06/2007 - 21/07/2007

"Superb execution of music and production..

"Compelling, true and worth it..

Ed Byrne - Standing Up, Falling Down

Auckland, Wellington

03/05/2007 - 12/05/2007

"A perfect mix of meaningful and hilarious..

"Angry, affable and lightly mocking..

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Fiddler on the Roof

Auckland, Wellington

16/04/2007 - 20/05/2007

"Magnificent show with universal appeal..

"The milkman still delivers..

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Maui - One Man Against The Gods

Auckland, Wellington

18/04/2007 - 13/05/2007

"A wonderfully engaging and creative spectacle..

"An epic story of here, made here..

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03/11/2006 - 11/11/2006

"Truly beautiful ballet..

"Meticulous restaging..

Floor Play

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

29/08/2006 - 08/09/2006

"For those who like to watch..

Porgy and Bess

Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington

22/08/2006 - 26/08/2006

"Soloists excel in punishing tour..



27/07/2006 - 30/07/2006

"Is showcasing enough?..

Swan Lake On Ice

Auckland, Wellington

13/07/2006 - 05/08/2006

"Auckland gives brilliance lack-lustre response..

"Ice, fire and thrills but no tutus..



27/06/2006 - 02/07/2006

"A world awash with instruments..

The Magic Flute


17/06/2006 - 24/06/2006

"Visually spectacular, musically excellent but lacks dramatic tension..

Disney's Beauty and the Beast


12/01/2006 - 28/01/2006

"Showbiz magic despite wonky moral..

"Energy and Panache abound..

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15/03/2006 - 18/03/2006

"Triumphant festival finale..