Song Circle

Blue Roo Song Cycle - Judith Wright Centre

This has been a monumental year of growth for The Blue Roo Theatre Company from the highs of Opera Queensland’s Open Stage program to the tragedy of losing a founding member and friend Jamie Carrigan. Song Circle (Judith Wright Centre October 9-11) is the result of that growth; a suite…

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Angel Gear – La Boite Indie

Angel Gear - La Boite Indie. Photo by Bec Taylor.

Like the bastard child of Kath & Kim meets Wolf Creek, the exceptional Angel Gear by Sven Swenson (co-directed by Brian Lucas & Sven Swenson) is a production about unlikeable people and their horrible existence. On paper it’s not ordinarily the kind of play that I would be attracted to,…

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Review: Miracle City – Hayes Theatre Co

Esther Hannaford, Blazey Best, Marika Aubrey and Josie Lane. Image by Kurt Sneddon

Miracle City is the stuff of legends in the Australian musical theatre community. A show that was staged just once at Sydney Theatre Company in 1996, it played to rapturous audiences… and was never seen again. Stories of this amazing musical have persisted, and one of the songs in particular…

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Potted Potter – Sydney Return Season

Ben Stratton and James Percy in Potted Potter. Image by Tony Kinlan.

Potted Potter, the unauthorised parody show making a return to Australia, promises to tell the story of all seven Harry Potter books in seventy minutes (with a game of Quidditch thrown in, for fun). With a zany one and his straight man, performed by Ben Stratton and James Percy, the…

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Melbourne Lyric Opera: Werther

Photo by Jodie Hutchinson

I’m comparing Lyric Opera of Melbourne’s new production of Werther as a little tugboat compares to a cruise ship. That’s because the last time I saw Werther was earlier this year at New York’s gigantic Metropolitan Opera starring Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch. Before that, in Paris, the same pairing…

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Helpmann Award winning Sweet Charity to tour in 2015

The female ensemble of Sweet Charity at Hayes Theatre Co. Image by Kurt Sneddon

If her friends could see her now! The smash debut production at Sydney’s new Hayes Theatre Co rocked the musical theatre world with its raw, stripped-back take on the Neil Simon/Cy Coleman classic, and now it’s hitting the road! Sweet Charity will tour in 2015. Produced by Luckiest Productions, Neil Gooding…

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