Recently I bought quite a remarkable little piece of equipment. For under two hundred dollars I found a record player that records vinyl LPs to CD and also records audio tapes to CD. I haven’t tried transferring audio tapes to the digital age as yet, but have had a great and exploratory time making CDs… Read more.
So the bad news has struck that Next to Normal has been pulled (for reasons that are not clear in the press release from the producers). Well, I am very sorry, but I think everyone who knows anything about commercial theatre in this country will know that the Capitol Theatre was never the right place for… Read more.
So they are letting it go and not trying to fix it. Officer closes July 1 and it seems won’t be seen on these shores again. How disappointing, but then I can imagine the show has been losing money so badly over the last few weeks that the idea of closing it, making some of the necessary… Read more.
Is it really only a few days since An Officer and a Gentleman opened at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney isn’t it? Or could I have dreamt the extraordinary series of events that have followed the opening of this new musical? Well, first of all the show opened, I saw it on Thursday night which… Read more.
Time to look at a few new (and newish) show biz related products… Mother’s Day has just gone, and now is the time when new music theatre and show biz items appear on the marketplace either in stores or on the internet to buy. I guess the thinking behind show biz items appearing at this… Read more.
Les Solomon questions the validity of reality tv talent shows and laments artists’ search for ‘fame’ in his latest column…
It seems like yesterday that every theatre producer was bemoaning the inability to bring certain productions to Australia due to a shortage of theatres in our key capitals (mainly Sydney and Melbourne). So why have so many of said theatres been dark for a good part of the end of last year and into this… Read more.
One of the worst pieces of showbiz news I have heard lately is that the classic Oak Room cabaret lounge in the iconic Algonquin Hotel in New York has closed. This room has played host to some of the greats of cabaret around the world and the room, like the hotel, is drenched in New… Read more.
For some people, seeing old movies can take them back to a time and place and replicate a moment in their lives. For me, it can be theatre. Sadly, I have often been very disappointed to go back to a new production of a favourite musical and be sadly disappointed that it has been tampered… Read more.
So 2012 dawns; another year, another lot of exciting theatrical possibilities.