MTC: What Rhymes with Cars & Girls

What rhymes with cars & gilrs. MTC.

What Rhymes with Cars & Girls was Tim (You Am I) Rodgers’s first solo album in 1999. Aidan Fennessy loved it so much that he wrote narrative to sit between the tracks and be told on a stage. The result has the same listenable swagger as Rogers’s songs and is as easy to…

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Faust: Opera Australia

Nicole Car & Teddy Tahu Rhodes. Photo by Lisa Tomsetti.

The devil comes to town in McVicar’s thrilling new production of Faust for Opera Australia. Sex, drugs and pleasure abound in Opera Australia’s stunning realisation of Goethe’s cautionary tale. An aging academic, betrayed by his body, makes a deal with the devil for a few more moments of pleasure and…

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Inside Squabbalogic’s Man of La Mancha with Jay James-Moody

Tony Sheldon

Squabbalogic’s Man of La Mancha is set to be an exciting new venture for the company. A remount of a classic musical, the kind they’ve not yet attempted, it’s set to open on 27th February, and it’ll be starring a bona-fide international star: our own Tony Sheldon. Bec Caton caught up…

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The Lion King, Melbourne

The Lion King, Melbourne

In 1996, Disney Theatrical announced it was making a musical of their popular animated hit The Lion King (1994). Eyes rolled with memories of Disney on Ice productions and the fear of anthropomorphised skating lions, but the show that opened in 1997 challenged how movies are adapted for stage. And 18 years…

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Review: Blue Wizard, Belvoir

Nick Coyle in Blue Wizard. Image by Lisa Tomasetti.

When Blue Wizard (Nick Coyle), an intergalactic traveller from a crystal planet where everyone is gay and a different colour (the beige Wizards have the gift of renovation, for example, while the blue have flirting, fucking, and dance) lands on Earth, he tries to make the best of it. He’s…

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StageArt: In The Heights

StageArt: In The Heights

In The Heights won the Best Musical Tony in 2008. Melbourne independent company StageArt presents the Australian premiere and it’s an absolute winner. It nails the tone of a show that’s rooted in New York, shows how to cast place-specific pieces, and explodes with amazing talent. With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel…

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