Ever get a catchy ad tune stuck in your head? Then prepare yourself for 20 of them…! After an award-winning season in Wellington, Jingles - The Musical will thrill Auckland audiences with a reinterpretation of classic New Zealand ad melodies – telling a hilarious story of a small-town girl perched on the edge of stardom.
Wella McDonald lives in the small farming community of Rainbow’s End. After learning that her birth mother is the head of TV3, she ventures up to the big city to try to win her mother’s respect - as a weather-presenter.
Acclaimed commercials director Dean Hewison has crafted a musical comedy from our country’s catchiest ad campaigns to tell a darkly comic original story. The show features jingles from the best ads of the 80s and 90s, such as “You Can Tell a Wella Woman”, “Dancing the Columbine”, McDonalds’ “It’s Gonna be a Lovely Day”, and much more!
Musical Director Amand Gerbault-Gaylor has rearranged the original compositions to pull them into the realm of musical theatre. Honouring the true spirit of the mighty jingle, none of the lyrics have been changed – for your nostalgic pleasure. A cast of three bring Jingles to life on stage, including Auckland 2017 Billy T Award nominee comedian Paul Williams, alongside powerful songstresses Jessie Lawrence and Carrie Green. All topped off with cheese-pop choreography from ex RNZ Ballet dancer and soul-child of the 90s, Brigid Costello.
“There is not much that isn't absolutely bang on in terms of timing, performance and hilarity… Jingles –The Musical is a winner. Do not miss it.” Theatreview, 2015.
Presented by Out of Bounds. Written & Directed by Dean Hewison.