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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Confirmed: Kinky Boots is coming to Australia!

Kinky Boots: on its way to Melbourne?

We were speculating about this just three weeks ago! The six Tony-award winning smash Kinky Boots, by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper, will make its Australian debut in Melbourne’s Her Majesty’s Theatre in October 2016. Directed and choreographed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell, this feel good musical has been…

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A Quick Chat With Belinda Giblin, star of Blonde Poison

Belinda Giblin.

Belinda Giblin is a distinguished actor of the Australian stage and screen. Her most recent theatre credits include Daylight Saving (Eternity Playhouse) and Dark Voyager (Ensemble Theatre). She pops up often on TV, having played regular roles in Sons and Daughters, MDA, Home and Away, Heartbreak High, and The Sullivans.  Next, she will be appearing in Blonde…

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Review: La Traviata – Opera Australia

Opera Australia's La Traviata. Image by Branco Gaica

Opera Australia’s current production La Traviata, directed by Elijah Moshinsky and first staged in 1994, is a sumptuous, desperately romantic take on the full-hearted tragedy, and it’s an emotional experience. This is a story that pops up all over the place in different tellings and forms – think Pretty Woman…

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Cast Announced for the All-Australian production of CATS

The new West End revival of Cats. Photo by Dave Benett.

This morning, producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS announced the cast for the new Australian production, which will tour Australia from October this year. The beloved musical will feature the new staging from the acclaimed West End revival and will open in Sydney, followed by stops in Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane,…

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Review: Turandot — Opera Australia

Opera Australia's Turandot

Graeme Murphy’s 1990 production of Turandot has an appealingly timeless quality; Murphy’s ensemble movement crests across the stage like waves, and Kristian Fredrikson’s design is dark and arresting and alive, enhanced by the lighting (by John Drummond Montgomery) that’s in turns warm and ice cold. It is a lavish, precise,…

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Review: Asian Provocateur — Hayes Cabaret Season

Josie Lane's new cabaret has bite.

Cabaret, as a beating-heart underground art form, has its roots in politics, provocation, and rebellion – intimacy and authenticity without formality. It wasn’t until the end of the 2015 Hayes Cabaret Season that cabaret’s raw spirit took over and transformed the space, and it happened the moment that Josie Lane…

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