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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Annie comes to Parramatta: Meet the Cast

The cast of Annie

Packemin Productions continue their tradition of bringing musical joy to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres with their new production of Annie, playing from 7 – 22 February. The dynamic cast features Amanda Muggleton and International Cabaret Competition winner Melody Beck.  We caught up with the stars of the show during rehearsal to ask them…

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Wicked flies back into Melbourne in just 100 days

The witches of Oz! Wicked's Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix

The countdown is on! In just 100 short days, the 10th Anniversary tour of Wicked will set itself down in Melbourne, where its Australian journey began. The show will commence previews on Wednesday 7th May, with its opening night scheduled for Saturday 10th May at the Regent Theatre – current home…

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2013 in review: Sydney musical theatre

Hilary Cole. Photo by Michael Francis, Francis Photography.

Most musical theatre fans in Sydney are well into the groove of 2014. The newly-formed Hayes Theatre Co is devoted to musical theatre and cabaret programming, as well as developing new Australian musical works, and new large-scale productions getting ready to debut, like the long-awaited Strictly Ballroom. But before it all…

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Giveaways

Win a double pass to Falsettos, Sydney

Win a double pass to Falsettos, Sydney

AussieTheatre is thrilled to be giving away two DOUBLE PASSES to see the Tony Award winning musical Falsettos at Darlinghurst Theatre Company, as part of the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Our lucky winners (and their guests) will be some of the first to see this quirky and tender show…

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Squabbalogic to kick off 2014 with The Drowsy Chaperone

Squabbalogic will present The Drowsy Chaperone in association with the new Hayes Theatre Co.

Squabbalogic are oft-called ‘musical theatre darlings’ of the Sydney scenes, which is accurate, but after their smashing 2013 season and now, coming into 2014, we might need to start calling them ‘game-changers’. Last year, Squabbalogic defied even the highest expectations with two Australian premieres: the form-defying irony-rock show Bloody Bloody Andrew…

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Reviews

Review: Empire – Entertainment Quarter Spiegeltent

EMPIRE Gorilla Girls 291_1

Empire gleefully declares that it doesn’t need to have a plot just because those “Cirque du Soleil assholes” have one, and you know what? They’re right. A cheeky circus-cabaret dripping in burlesque, Empire is back for a return season under the Spiegeltent in Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter.  Hosted by occasionally…

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