A musical theatre January

So Christmas is over, you have a bit of free time before the world amps up again, time to look at some music theatre entertainments on film, DVD and CD that you might get...

The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The Australian Cabaret Showcase is celebrating its 10th year in 2012, and Les Solomon discusses why this competition is the most exciting of its kind.Ten years ago the Sydney Cabaret Convention had fallen over...

Many are called but few are chosen

The anxious interest and enthusiasm I am feeling from just about every person I know about the forthcoming film version of Les Miserables the musical, (turned into a movie 27 years after it opened) is very...

The Curse of the Australian Music Theatre Actor

This is a particularly difficult column for me to write. I have wanted to write it for a good while and have postponed it many times but today I feel its time to let...

Once you have seen it, never let it go…

The following column is a reworking of a piece Les Solomon wrote for AussieTheatre when South Pacific was first announced for the Sydney Winter season last October. South Pacific has arrived back in Sydney at...

A Musical Theatre History Lost

Recently I bought quite a remarkable little piece of equipment. For under two hundred dollars I found a record player that records vinyl LPs to CD and also records audio tapes to CD. I...

It just has to be the right show

So the bad news has struck that Next to Normal has been pulled (for reasons that are not clear in the press release from the producers).Well, I am very sorry, but I think everyone who...

A comment on An Officer and a Gentleman’s departure

So they are letting it go and not trying to fix it.Officer closes July 1 and it seems won't be seen on these shores again. How disappointing, but then I can imagine the show has been...

An Officer, a Gentleman and a very big fuss

Is it really only a few days since An Officer and a Gentleman opened at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney isn't it? Or could I have dreamt the extraordinary series of events that have...

Some showbiz shopping

Time to look at a few new (and newish) show biz related products...Mother's Day has just gone, and now is the time when new music theatre and show biz items appear on the marketplace...
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