Ali Harper

The Look of Love (ChCh) Sep 23 - Oct 1

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at The Piano, Christchurch
to Oct 1 (5 shows)


Spend an evening with Ali Harper as she showcases the Grammy award winner’s extensive collection – Close To You, Alfie, That’s What Friends Are For, Walk On By, Anyone Who Had A Heart and reminds us What The World Needs Now in The Look Of Love.

Audiences throughout New Zealand, New York and all around the world have already experienced the brilliance of Ali Harper. Whether it’s celebrating Legendary Divas, treating audiences to A Doris Day Special or impressing with the versatile Songs For Nobodies (Awarded Best One Woman Show at the United Solo Festival, New York 2018), Harper’s breadth of talent is undeniable, and she’s selected Burt Bacharach, the King of Love Songs, as her next creative project.

“Music is so powerful for evoking feelings of nostalgia” says Harper. When she teased the idea of a Burt Bacharach show, she could see people’s eyes light up and it became clear that providing a show in such restless times is essential in taking audiences to that happy, sweet place of yesteryear.

The Look Of Love, captures the intimate Manhattan cabaret club vibe, something which Harper adores from her own time performing in New York. The Look Of Love will transport you back through the ages, the 50s to the 80s, celebrating the long line of Bacharach muses, from Marlene Dietrich to Dusty Springfield, Dionne Warwick to Aretha Franklin and Cilla Black.

Harper and Musical Director Tom Rainey were in awe all over again when rediscovering Bacharach’s music: “Burt’s melodies are utterly gorgeous, timeless and abundantly beautiful whether they are about heartache or hope.” There’s a song for every occasion, and Harper and Rainey have created a sumptuous evening making the multitude of hit songs their own.

Don’t miss your chance to experience the full spectrum of Bacharach’s hit songs in The Look Of Love, a musical feast for the heart and soul.


UPCOMING SHOWS at The Piano in Christchurch (5 shows)

Fri 23 Sep, 2022 (7:30pm)

Sat 24 Sep, 2022 (2pm matinee and 7:30pm)

Friday 30 Sep, 2022 (7:30pm)

Sat 1 Oct,2022 (2pm matinee)



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Saturday, 25 June 2022: Tauranga Jazz Festival
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 August, 2021: The Civic Theatre, Invercargill
Saturday 31 July, 2021: Toitoi Opera House Hastings
Thursday 29 & Friday 30 July, 2021: The Globe Palmerston North
Wednesday 28 July, 2021: Southward Theatre
Fri 22 Jan, 2021 - Sat 20 Feb, 2021: CircaTheatre Wellington



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The Look Of Love, 2021

Showreel for CIRCA Theatre 2021 season (26 performances)


The Look Of Love, 2021

Behind the scenes for The Look of Love at CIRCA.




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Ali's Manager

Ph: Iain Cave
M: 027 207 7105

Ali's Agent

Karen Kay
M: (027) 497 3063

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