Theatre critic and AussieTheatre Deputy Editor Cassie Tongue sees hundreds of shows a year. In this piece, she writes about the moments that give theatre its magic: the ephemeral, tantalising seconds and minutes that create a uniquely theatrical sublime. These are not best or worst performances or productions. These are favourites: warm memories of moments, people,… Read more.
In an email thanking Squabbalogic subscribers for support of their successful Australian Cultural Fund project, the company announced that the casting brief for The Original Grease would be made available today. Although in the back of our minds we knew this production was on its way, Sydney’s independent musical announcements have been slightly overshadowed recently… Read more.
We’ve got a few of your favourite things up for grabs (and we’re not talking raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens!). We are delighted to be giving away TWO DOUBLE PASSES to the upcoming production of The Sound of Music at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre at 8pm on Wednesday December 16. This acclaimed new production of… Read more.
It’s an epic musical, a towering behemoth from the 1980s – an era that spawned plenty of them, like Cats and Phantom of the Opera – but Les Misérables , a sung-through, all-feeling story of love, injustice, and striving for liberation and redemption in dark times, feels like the biggest of them all. In Sydney… Read more.
There’s a reason Shakespearean repertory theatre company Sport for Jove got all those awards earlier this year at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Look yonder oh thy good souls of Sydney and look well, for before ye stands the new rock star theatre company of our times. Sport for Jove is presently presenting a double bill… Read more.
BREAKING: Hayes Theatre Company has announced their next musical of 2014 this fine April morning and it looks set to be the biggest of them all. The ambitious independent theatre company has announced that they will stage the rock musical Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark at the Hayes Theatre starring Rob Mills, Lucy Durack, Michael… Read more.
Madama Butterfly is one of the worlds most popular and most performed operas. It remains a guarantee, however, that whether you have seen Puccini’s early 20th century tale of the loss of innocence before, or are only seeing it for the first time, you have never, nor will never see a production like Opera on… Read more.
Though only in its third year in 2014, Opera on the Harbour has swiftly become a fast fixture of the cultural (and social) calendar not only for Sydney, but also Australia at large and even the international opera community. With two years of stellar productions behind them, and interest about 2014’s incarnation of Madame Butterfly… Read more.
You never saw such a standing ovation as greeted the final performance of King Kong last night. Though Wicked’s and Grease’s come and go and ignite the youthful believers of the music theatre flame, the audience that closed King Kong would not have looked out of place at the symphony. And yet, this crowd of… Read more.
A Sydney theatrical institution will mark its 45th anniversary tonight with an awards ceremony celebrating the best of Sydney’s theatre scene and cultural life. In 1966, a group of the theatre minded people of Sydney – including some notable theatre critics and journalists, performers and publicists – would meet occasionally for lunch in the city… Read more.