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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Video: Hilary Cole is an OC Diva in this Sondheim Medley

OC Diva

Musical theatre it girl Hilary Cole has been unstoppable over the past 12 months. From a shattering, remarkable Sydney debut in Squabbalogic’s Carrie, she has thrilled and delighted in The Drowsy Chaperone and Miracle City. She also debuted her first cabaret show. OC Diva, written and performed by Cole as part of the…

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Rocky Horror to return to Melbourne in 2015

Rocky Horror Show, Melbourne. Image by Belinda Strodder

It’s back! Ten months after its closing season in Melbourne, Rocky Horror will finish its short, surprise season at Sydney’s Lyric Theatre and head back to Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre, with performances from 12 June 2015. Melbourne’s 2014 season was a sold-out success, but couldn’t extend to meet demand as Criag McLachlan had…

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Review: Beyond Desire – Hayes Theatre Co

Anthony (Blake Bowden) and James (Ross Hannaford). Image by Oliver Toth

At the end of Beyond Desire, a world premiere musical crammed into the Hayes theatre, the cast asks the audience, a la the cheeky ending of The Mousetrap, not to reveal its plot twists outside the theatre. It’s a cute number, and gives local theatre icon Nancye Hayes a fun…

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Cyrano de Bergerac – Sydney Theatre Company

Richard Roxburgh in Cyrano de Bergerac. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Sydney Theatre Company’s Cyrano de Bergerac wants to feel like the saddest love story in the world that still makes people laugh. It doesn’t quite get there, but what it does give us is a production that’s full of yearning love and lightness, pulled down into the heaviness of the reality…

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A Christmas Carol – Belvoir

A Christmas Carol at Belvoir St Theatre. Photo by Brett Boardman.

Christmas has come early to Belvoir St with A Christmas Carol: a lively, unabashedly heartwarming take on the old Dickens classic. Even the Scroogiest Scrooge you know won’t be able to resist the magic of it. Anne-Louise Sarks and Benedict Hardie have breathed fresh life into a story that has…

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A Quick Chat With David Page

David Page in Page 8. Photo by Heidrun Lohr.

David Page is a composer, performer, and Artist in Residence at Bangarra Dance Theatre. He is a descendant of the Nunkul people and the Munaldjali clan of the Yugambeh tribe from South East Queensland. He’s bringing his show Page 8 back to Sydney, so we caught up with him and asked a few…

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