Articles on ‘Musical’
Quintessential nice guy Seymour works in a failing florist on skid row. He is hapless, invisible and helplessly in love with his beautiful co-worker, Audrey, until one day he discovers a mysterious plant on the sidewalk. As the plant, named Audrey II, grows and attracts throngs of interested people to the florist, suddenly Seymour’s dreams… Read more.
Jenny is a Viking mama of three. She keeps a blog about the everyday battles she faces as a parent: from mustering the fortitude to get out of bed, to shopping with children who constantly want things, to dealing with passive-aggressive neighbours who seem to have everything under control. When Jenny forgets to book a… Read more.
The London Palladium production of Rogers and Hammerstein’s classical musical with its beloved songs (‘Do-Re-Mi’, ‘Climb Ev’ry Mountain’, ‘Edelweiss’) is now in Sydney and may bring the iconic, true story of the Von Trapp family to life for a new generation. The highlights of this production are definitely the Von Trapp children. They are all… Read more.
Spanning more than thirty-five years, Cats remains one of the top dance musicals of all time. With a few tweaks and star billing, the London Palladium revival production has opened in Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC for a limited season. With a loose over-arching plot, it is the extraordinary talent of the dance ensemble that… Read more.
A brand new production of one of the greatest musicals in history, Fiddler on the Roof starring Australian superstar Anthony Warlow, will play a limited season in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre from March 24. As one of the world’s most loved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences… Read more.
Based on Stephen King’s horror novel and 1976 film, Carrie The Musical has made its blood-soaked Brisbane debut, presented by Wax Lyrical Productions and the Brisbane Powerhouse. Comparing it to the other twisted teenage revenge musical adaptation, which recently opened at QPAC, Heathers The Musical (which was also brilliant by the way); Carrie The Musical is… Read more.
Opening over the weekend in Brisbane is the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS, which heralds in a new rap number for Rum Tum Tugger, a new tap number, and a new take on Grizabella the glamour cat, played by Delta Goodrem. Aussie Theatre reporter Bobbi-Lea, spoke to Resident Director Stephen Morgante and swing Madeline… Read more.
After opening in Sydney last year to a luke-warm reception, Strictly Ballroom received an injection with a glitter glue-gun before re-opening in Melbourne. And while it still may need a bit more of a twist before we can shout about it, Brisbane crowds didn’t seem to mind when it opened at QPAC’s Lyric Theatre. Another… Read more.
The life of Ned Kelly has rich dramatic material for a musical. The infamous bushranger divides Australia into those who admire him as someone who fought against inequality to the extent that his ‘larrikinism’ has become a part of our cultural identify, and those who scorn him as a thief and a murderer. There’s so… Read more.
In 1985, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre opened with a blockbuster production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance, which starred Jon English, Marina Prior and Simon Gallaher. It returned to QPAC in 1994 (with Helen Donaldson replacing Marina Prior), with video and audio recordings ensuring its iconic status in Australian musical theatre. To celebrate… Read more.