Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have…

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Review: Beauty and the Beast – Packemin Productions

Kelsi Boyden as Belle in Packemin's Beauty and the Beast. Image by Grant Leslie.

Packemin’ Productions’ Beauty and the Beast is a colourful, didactic story that will charm first-time theatre-goers. It’s the kind of work that kick-starts the dreams of ‘that’ kid sitting in the audience who realises they want to be up on stage. We all know the story. The ‘tale as old…

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The Breakfast Club – Brisbane Arts Theatre

The Breakfast Club - Brisbane Arts Theatre
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Some of you may remember John Hughes’ iconic 80’s movie The Breakfast Club, starring Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, and Judd Nelson,where five students from different schoolyard factions are stuck together for detention one long Saturday – the jock, the thug, the nerd, the fruit loop and the princess. Adapted by…

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A Quick Chat With Brendan Hay

A Quick Chat With Brendan Hay

Hayes Theatre Co, in its role as a new home in Sydney for Australian musical theatre and cabaret performances, is making good on its promise by hosting a cabaret festival. Featured as part of the festival is Brendan Hay’s Cruello de Vil in Dance With De Vil, the story of…

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My Life in the Nude

My Life in the Nude

Twenty-five years is a long time to spend naked on a stage. It’s also a sufficient amount of time to reflect on what it means and, more precisely, how it feels to perform naked in front of a crowd. My Life in the Nude is a wonderful celebration of Maude…

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A Quick Chat with Scott Irwin

Packemin - Beauty and the Beast. Photo: Perfect Images Photography

Packemin Productions is one of Sydney’s biggest Pro-Am musical theatre companies, bringing high quality productions to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres since 2011. Giving invaluable experience and opportunities to young performers by working with both professional artists and up and coming music theatre enthusiasts, the company have sold out seasons of shows…

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Review: The Effect – Wharf 1 Theatre

Angie Milliken in STC/QTC's The Effect. Image by Lisa Tomasetti.

The Effect is only Lucy Prebble’s third play (fourth, if you count a short, prize-winning play she wrote at university). Best known for the fast-paced study of scandal in ENRON, her latest is a look at love, or science, or both; mental health and attraction and brains and souls. Prebble…

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