There’s no question at all that two icons of the entertainment business came together tonight in a full force collision of talent. Cirque du Soleil is a legendary creative force of our time who continue with each show to push the boundaries of live entertainment as an art form. The present Australian leg of their… Read more.
Just after a run of leadership drama, Sydney’s Squabbalogic is bringing its own political wheeling and dealing to the table in the form of Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, the punk rock political superstar you might also know as the 7th President of the United States. From 14 August to 1 September, The Factory Theatre will… Read more.
Disney first turned their empire onto the music theatre stage in 1994 with the Beauty and the Beast. Less than two decades later, following six smash-hit Broadway musicals and a host of international tours, they have blossomed o become one of the most powerful forces in music theatre today. And I will allege that beyond… Read more.
Joanna Murry-Smith is set to return to Sydney Theatre Company this season with a brand new play directed by Andrew Upton. Commissioned by STC, Fury runs from their Wharf 1 theatre space. The play will feature Robert Menzies, Sarah Peirse, Harry Greenwood, and Geraldine Hakewill. A family drama, Fury is set in a liberal, middle… Read more.
Mae West is a lingering icon of a very different time who was well ahead of her time. Remembered for her sex appeal, her early, no-holds-barred feminism, and her bawdy double-entendres, West is a figure that inspires admiring and obsessive fans. Dirty Blonde is about those fans. Two fans, in particular – Jo, the brash… Read more.
There are a few different kinds of standing ovations. There’s the perfunctory opening night ovation. The rolling ovation, that picks up momentum and vigour as it spreads across the audience. And then there’s the instantaneous ovation, where the lights come up and the audience, as one, leaps out of their seats. It was this last… Read more.
The city of Sydney needs a new theatre. In fact the city of Sydney needs several new theatres – and while it’s a fact that appears known, it remains something about which little is being done. Decades after the period where well over a dozen 1000+ seater theatres and picture palaces stood between Her Majesty’s… Read more.
Sydney’s best and brightest were joined by star presenters Angela Lansbury and James Earl Jones (in Sydney for the national tour of Driving Miss Daisy) for the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards. Paddington RSL was packed to the brim with the Sydney theatre scene as awards for an excellent year of theatre were distributed. Barry Humphries… Read more.
Griffin Theatre’s first writer/director collaboration from the Griffin Studio artist residency program is set to premiere in February – and it’s a mysterious exploration of the space between our public and private lives. Dreams in White is a dark thriller about secrets and betrayal. When wealthy property developer Michael Devine goes missing, his wife and… Read more.
Vika Bull – one of Australia’s most respected soul singers – is set to sell the story of one of the world’s most beloved women of soul, Etta James. Written by critically acclaimed author John Livings, At Last: The Etta James Story will premiere at Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre from 19 February 2013, just over a… Read more.