After much Wishin’ and Hopin’, performer Baylie Carson returns home to Adelaide in her professional debut, ‘Dusty the Musical’ at the Festival Theatre. Growing up in both Adelaide and the Langhorn Creek wine region, Carson is a proud South Australian, and is excited to bring her first tour back to Festival Theatre, where she ‘saw… Read more.
Musical theatre veteran Johanna Allen, who performing onstage as Sister Sophia in Australian tour of The Sound of Music, will be promoted to the coveted role of Mother Abbess for the musical’s final run in Perth. Allen will be taking over the role from Helpmann Award winner Jacqui Dark. Mother Abbess, Maria’s confidante and advisor, is a beloved… Read more.
This year’s Adelaide Cabaret Festival is all about ‘What Comes Next’ – what comes next for the festival’s home, the Adelaide Festival Centre, in the midst of a 90 million dollar redevelopment, what comes next for the festival, and what comes next for cabaret as a whole. With both the venue and the genre of… Read more.
In a world where we are constantly absorbing avalanches of information from all sides, Deluge seeks to pummel us with even more. From its innovative use of an under-utilised space to its five simultaneous storylines, Deluge certainly gives its audience plenty to think about, perhaps even too much. But for a story aimed at a… Read more.
Tap really takes advantage of a dancer’s showmanship: it’s as much about how well you sell it as it is about what you can actually do. Untapped ‘taps in’ to that facet of tap dancing with a vengeance, using anything and everything they can to successfully pull a reaction out of their audience. Even in… Read more.
It’s a big ask to see three plays – eleven hours of theatre – in one day. If the shows you were seeing weren’t completely top-notch, highly entertaining or easy to consume (even when the messages are complex), it would be nigh impossible to remain attentive. Luckily, The James Plays tick all these boxes and… Read more.
It’s hard to be young, white and beautiful – or at least that’s what April Fools says. In Mediawhore, the audience is taken through the rabbit (or Playboy Bunny) hole into a world of surgery, reality TV and Twitter. Just like reality TV, Mediawhore is a bit of a bumpy ride and there’s not a… Read more.
The Story of My Life is a glowing example of what Adelaide’s Feast Festival has to offer; while it’s not the kind of mainstream musical that could book out the Festival Theatre like Ghost or Dirty Dancing can, it contributes something poignant and special to the musical theatre realm by exploring the critical, but underrepresented,… Read more.
The State Theatre Company finish their 2015 season by letting their rubber chickens out with The Popular Mechanicals. The mix of tricky wordplay and bawdy slapstick in the show reminds us that theatre, even kind-of-Shakespearean theatre, should just be silly sometimes. After all, in his heyday wasn’t Shakespeare a bit of a lewd lad himself?… Read more.
In a festival full of big ideas and abstract concepts, Dear John is deceptively simple. At first, the audience struggles to find a pattern, a narrative or even a theme. However, once they give up on this, once they sit back and absorb what they are seeing and hearing, they learn that the point of… Read more.