Articles on ‘Virginia Gay’

Calamity Jane – Hayes Theatre Co

Credit: John Mcrae.

With a woman who refuses to shrink down into the boxes her society assigns her, a rowdy saloon in the middle of the Wild West, strongly hinted queer subtext, and an immersive theatre experience, One Eyed Man Production’s Calamity Jane has something for everyone. And if none of that sparks your interest, it boasts an incredibly… Read more.

Hidden Sydney – The World Bar

Sydney - September 19, 2016: A scene from "Hidden Sydney", an immersive cabaret experience set in the former Kings Cross brothel The Nevada (photo by Jamie Williams)

In the back alley behind the popular Kings Cross nightspot World Bar you can be taken back in time to the 1970s, when the World Bar was called The Nevada and it was Sydney’s most infamous brothel. This is Hidden Sydney, a four-storey-high immersive cabaret. You’re dropped into the heart of old Kings Cross, teeming… Read more.

Neglected Musicals announce Calamity Jane cast

Virginia Gay

Neglected Musicals presents musical theatre that has never or rarely been seen in Australia and their next offering will be Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co in August with star of stage and screen Virginia Gay in the titular role. The full cast has now been confirmed with Hilary Cole as Katie Brown, Sheridan Harbridge as Adelaide… Read more.

Squabblogic to team up with Sydney Philharmonic Choir for Wonderful Town

Wonderful Town

After a successful joint venture presenting a semi-staged production of Of Thee I Sing! in 2015, indie musical theatre company Squabbalogic and the Sydney Philharmonic choir are set to join forces again. In May 2016, Jason Langley (Loving Repeating) will direct Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Leonard Bernstein’s Wonderful Town in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall. Wonderful Town … Read more.

Favourite moments in 2015: Sydney theatre

The Bleeding Tree. Photo by Brett Boardman

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.

Production Company: Jerry’s Girls

Jerry's Girls. Nancye Hayes. Photo by  Jeff Busby.

If there’s been one trend in the last decade or so of musical theatre, it’s metatheatrical references. That’s where a show is very consciously a show. It can be seen in the self-referential “Song That Goes Like This” from Spamalot, the copious in-jokes and fourth-wall-breaking of Shrek and last year’s Best Musical Tony-winner, Something Rotten,… Read more.