Theatre

Dr Drama Makes a Musical

In this toe tapping meta-musical, Dr Drama (James Wenley) spills all the secrets about how musicals are made whilst exploring what his own love for musicals reveals about his values, asexuality and life decisions. 

$25 - $45 (service fees apply)
90 minutes, no interval
2 - 4 November 2023
Thu 2 Nov, 7pm - 8:30pm
Fri 3 Nov, 7pm - 8:30pm
Sat 4 Nov, 7pm - 8:30pm

Musicals are one of the world's most popular art forms. They are also one of the world's most misunderstood.

Growing up obsessed with musicals, Dr Drama (theatre lecturer James Wenley) knows what it is like to feel misunderstood. In this toe tapping meta-musical, Dr Drama spills all the secrets about how musicals are made whilst exploring what his own love for musicals reveals about his values, asexuality and life decisions. 

Whether you're a musical fan or foe, you'll learn something new from Dr Drama's musical masterclass.

A show about what we value and why, Dr Drama asks: what's really worth making a song and dance about?

Featuring an original score of seven brand new songs composed by Phoebe Caldeiro (When Booty Calls, Cocked and Loaded). 


"Dr Drama Makes a Musical gives us a newfound appreciation for musicals as an artform that makes people feel connected... [and] imparts an inspirational message about the power of art." - Stanford Reynolds, Regional News

"Thought provoking, introspective and hilarious at the same time. An absolute class" - Audience Member


Following the NZ Fringe and Auckland Fringe seasons of Dr Drama Makes A Show (2020) and Dr Drama Makes a Show With You (2021), Dr Drama Makes a Musical completes the Dr Drama trilogy. Dr Drama brings James' university teaching together with his theatre practice, resulting in smart, surprising, thought-provoking theatre experiences. 

As part of the season, you can also buy tickets to take part in a fun, interactive workshop - Dr Drama Makes a Show With You. Click here for more information
 

Presented by: 
Theatre of Love 

Supported by: 
Q Theatre 

Creative team:
Writer and performer - James Wenley
Composer and musician - Phoebe Caldeiro
Guest Artist - Amanda Grace Leo
Executive Producer - Tara Ranchhod
Producer -Rose Jang
Choreographer - Brigitte Knight
Assistant Choreographer - Elora Battah
Creative Collaborator - Rae Longshaw-Park
Lighting Design and Lighting/Sound Operator - Michael Goodwin
Music Director Consultant - Michael Stebbings
Music Track Producer - Caleb O’Halloran
Creative Intern - Ditas Yap

Audience warnings:
PG. Contains flashing lights and haze.

Image credit: 
Connor Crawford 

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