Victorian Opera: Into the Woods

Photo by Jeff Busby

After the success of their Sunday in the Park with George (1984), Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine created Into the Woods (1986), which beat Phantom of the Opera at the Tonys and firmly sits on the top of many favourite-musical lists. Following the success of their 2013 production of Sunday in the Park with George, Victorian Opera have…

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USS Pinafore

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To Boldly Sing Where No-one has Sung Before! Space, The Final Frontier and the U.S.S. Pinafore will be blasting you there with all the joy of Gilbert & Sullivan. The Captain’s daughter has fallen in love with an alien, but the Captain wants her to marry the Admiral of Star…

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My Life in the Nude

My Life in the Nude

Twenty-five years is a long time to spend naked on a stage. It’s also a sufficient amount of time to reflect on what it means and, more precisely, how it feels to perform naked in front of a crowd. My Life in the Nude is a wonderful celebration of Maude…

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The Death of Kings

Photo by Brendan Napier

Melbourne is hosting the 20th International AIDS Conference on 20–25 July. Alongside the conference is a cultural program, including The Death of Kings with has a short run until 19 July. Based on interviews with men who were part of Sydney’s gay scene around Oxford Street in the 1980s, it’s a verbatim piece that began…

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Once: Another First for Melbourne Musical Theatre

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Image: Jim Lee

It was a cold winter’s day but inside the Irish Times pub in the heart of Melbourne things were cosy and warm. The local media were gathered, Guinness in hand, to hear John Frost announce the cast for the Australian premiere performance of Once a new musical. Before introducing the…

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