Articles by: @cassietongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney. She studied communication and media at the University of Newcastle, where she began honing her professional writing and critical analysis skills, as well as publishing creative works in several journals and magazines. She has previously reviewed music and theatre for numerous online hubs including LiveGuide, BroadwayWorld Australia, and Time Out Sydney. Cassie can usually be found in a theatre foyer somewhere soaking up the atmosphere.

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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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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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Bonnie Lythgoe productions announce Aladdin panto for 2015

Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp.

Following the successful 2014 production of Snow White – Winter Family Musical in Sydney, Bonnie Lythgoe and Bonnie Lythgoe Productions have announced their next panto: Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp. An updated version of the classic fairytale, Aladdin and his Wondrous Lamp will be re-tailored and re-told for Australian audiences. Billed as a “singing,…

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Sweeney Todd coming to Sydney’s New Theatre

Sweeney Todd comes to Sydney's New Theatre.

2014 has been  a great year for musicals in Sydney, especially on an independent scale. And we’re not just talking about the incredible success of the Hayes Theatre – the Theatre Division premiered with Ruthless, Darlinghurst Theatre Co took on the beautiful Falsettos, and Squabbalogic, who led the charge into this great…

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Tim Minchin honoured by the NSW Government

Tim Minchin with his commemorative plaque on Sydney's Theatre Walk, Walsh Bay

A commemorative bronze plaque on Sydney’s Theatre Walk at Walsh Bay was unveiled today in recognition of Tim Minchin. The musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer is the first Australian to receive a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score, which he earned for his musical Matilda in 2013. He has…

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Review: Calpurnia Descending, Sisters Grimm

Paul Capsis and Ash Flanders in Calpurnia Descending. Image by Brett Boardman.

Sisters Grimm are back in Sydney and they have been missed. Their particular brand of arch DIY high-camp theatre is a fantastic bolt of energy to the theatre scene in town, and Calpurnia Descending is nothing if not pure, concentrated energy. What begins as a clever parody of old Hollywood…

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