Articles on ‘Elise McCann’

Review: Matilda the Musical – Lyric Theatre, Sydney

Review: Matilda the Musical – Lyric Theatre, Sydney

From a raft of drab, superficial, vaguely entertaining major commercial musicals emerges a sharp, intelligent winner. Matilda the Musical has opened in Sydney, and the Greases and Rocky Horrors of the Sydney circuit should be on alert: audiences have a taste for cerebral wit and generous heart on the big stages now, and they’re going… Read more.

Review: Everybody Loves Lucy

There is something about an opening night. An extra bonus of attending the opening night of Elise McCann’s Cabaret Everybody Loves Lucy (which briefly played at the Cremorne Theatre February 24-27) was watching the audience arrive all dolled up in their fifties frocks and quaffed hairdos. The audience were clearly having a fabulous time even… Read more.

World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

World-class cabaret acts coming up at the Hayes Theatre

2015 has started with a bang in the theatre world, as the houses fill and the lights dim and rise again after the holiday break. It’s no exception over at Sydney’s Hayes Theatre, which has been steadily announcing a slate of cabaret acts to come over the beginning months of the new year.  Check out… Read more.

Review: Everybody Loves Lucy, Hayes Theatre

Elise McCann in Everybody Loves Lucy. Image by Blueprint Studios

Lucille Ball: a modern icon of comedy, a sitcom pioneer, the first woman to be a studio executive, and the first woman to be visibly pregnant on television. She’s also the subject of a new cabaret-style show, Everybody Loves Lucy, starring Elise McCann. Written by McCann (South Pacific, Falsettos) and Richard Carroll, Everybody Loves Lucy… Read more.

Review: Falsettos – Darlinghurst Theatre Company

Ben Hall, Margi de Ferranti, Elise McCann, Tamlyn Henderson, Isaac Shaw, Katrina Retallick & Stephen Anderson. Photo by Helen White

Falsettos, the Tony-Award winning (book and score) William Finn/James Lapine show, comes from a marriage of two works written ten years apart: March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland. It’s a family drama with Finn’s trademark dark and probing comedy; it’s a clever study of human relationships and the nature of love. Marvin (Tamlyn Henderson) left his… Read more.

Light The Night – Exclusive video footage

Members of AussieTheatre’s Sydney editorial and media team attended Light The Night this year and Ben Neutze, our digital media guru has put together this video feature of the evening for your enjoyment. Featuring Rob Mills, Jan van de Stool, Adam Rennie, Shaun Rennie, Trevor Ashley, Michelle Doake, Elise McCann David Harris, Tim Draxl and… Read more.

Light the Night 2012 – an extraordinary experience

When the lights went down for Light the Night 2012, the audience burst into warm applause before a single note was sung, before lights went up on the opening act. When Adam Rennie began to sing – a beautifully pure “Beautiful City” from Godspell, the warmth extended even further. Light the Night is an extraordinary… Read more.