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Review: Dogfight — Hayes Theatre Co

Hilary Cole and Luigi Lucente in Dogfight. Image by Noni Carroll.

Dogfight, with a book by Peter Duchan and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, premiered off-Broadway in 2012. Now having its Australian premiere at the Hayes Theatre in Sydney, it’s a perfect example of a contemporary musical adopting strong classical structure and ideas to tell a new, moving story. There’s a classic flashback framework in… Read more.

Dogfight opens this week at Hayes Theatre Co

Luigi Lucente, Hilary Cole, and Toby Francis in rehearsal for Dogfight.

It’s all happening on Friday 1st May: performances of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Dogfight makes its Australian premiere at the Hayes Theatre, an increasingly important intimate space for musical theatre. The story takes place in 1963, where, on the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final “boys’ night”… Read more.

A new Australian musical for Hayes Theatre Co

Tim Freedman and the cast of Truth Beauty and a Picture of You. Kurt Sneddon

Neil Gooding directs and produces a brand new Australian musical for Hayes Theatre Co, featuring music and lyrics by Tim Freedman (The Whitlams) and a book by Freedman and Alex Broun. The Hayes Theatre Comany has shaken up the Australian musical theatre scene. On its intimate stage it has dazzled with its first two performances, Sweet… Read more.

Hayes Theatre: Cabaret Season 2014

Rhonda Burchmore's Vinyl Viagra.

While it may indeed be a long way to the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, the distance between Sydney audiences and the best in Aussie cabaret just got a whole lot smaller. The Hayes Theatre Company this week have announced their 2014 Cabaret season and Aussie Theatre’s David Allen is on hand to offer you our top… Read more.

International Cabaret Contest set to find the Best of the Best

Sydney finalist Monique Salle.

2014 can now be marked as the year the Australian Cabaret Showcase came of age. Re-christened the International Cabaret Contest and with a record number of applicants auditioning from Australia and New Zealand in five cities, the grand final looks set to be a wow. In the past the former Australian Cabaret Showcase has brought… Read more.

Carrie – Squabbalogic review

Hilary Cole. Photo by Michael Francis, Francis Photography.

Carrie’s life as a musical is notorious, legendary, intriguing. A resounding flop when it originally hit Broadway in 1988, it closed after only 16 previews and five performances. For the past several years, the creative team have been working on rehabilitating the classic Stephen King story, presenting a reworked and more cohesive version in a… Read more.