On King Charles III, Hamilton, and Australian audiences cutting down tall poppies

On the opening night of the UK’s Almeida production of King Charles III in Sydney, a uniquely Australian reaction rippled through the audience. “It’s Will and Kate,” said a character, and laughter erupted from...

Threnody – A New Musical at The Vanguard in Sydney

Threnody; noun, plural, a poem, speech or song of lamentation for the dead.Threnody is an experimental new musical written and directed by a team of 2013 NIDA graduates headed by Michael McStay, and on show...
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The 27 Club lives on at The Butterfly Club

Walking down the darkened alleyway of Melbourne's Carson Place and up a dimly lit stairwell, you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering The Butterfly Club. But from 14 –19  July, you will be in fact, walking...

Circa and Brandenburg Orchestra: Music takes flight

It seems at first like an improbable idea, combining circus with the courtly music of the Baroque era. Sure, circuses have music … but it’s not usually elegant Baroque music played on period instruments.And...

Pinchgut presents Bajazet: Australian première of 1735 opera

We can be fairly sure that Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi wasn’t completely happy with his opera Bajazet in the weeks before the première at Verona in 1735.   We know this because Erin Helyard—Artistic Director...

Inside the new Australian tour of The Sound of Music: we talk to the...

The well loved musical, The Sound of Music, will commence in Sydney at the Capitol Theatre on 13 December this year, followed by a season at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre from 11 March, 2016. We...

Triassic Parq: Fun is not extinct

Jay James-Moody really loves dinosaurs.He loves them so much that he and new spouse Jessica’s honeymoon included Hawaiian locations where Jurassic Park was shot. “My wife Jessica even imitated a raptor during the ceremony,”...

Like Me: Immerse yourself in a topsy-turvy world

In Like Me, Mongrel Mouth’s new immersive theatre production, a treatment centre has fallen into the hands of former patients. If that’s not topsy-turvy enough, the production further shakes up traditional expectations.Instead of sitting quietly...

Marney McQueen on cabaret, hair removal, and impersonation

Marney McQueen loves doing character cabaret. But none of McQueen’s characters have ever sashayed off the stage and into real life in the manner of celebrity beautician Rosa Waxoffski.Rosa is the character who will...

Talking with Michael Flatley about Dangerous Games

“Of course, in the very beginning nobody believed that we could do it,” says Michael Flatley. “We’re 20 years long in the tooth now, and the show is, I would say, more powerful today...
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