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West Side Story

When West Side Story debuted on Broadway in 1957 it was met with gape-mouthed awe by audiences and critics alike. The modern, gritty, version of Romeo And Juliet, set in an urban immigrant ghetto in New York it was a dramatic departure from conventional musicals of the time.  According to Todd Jacobsson, who has been […]

REVIEW: Mamma Mia!

Fans of supergroup ABBA won’t be disappointed in the latest revival of Mamma Mia!, a musical which has had sold-out seasons worldwide. Packemin Productions, whose previous works have included Wicked, West Side Story and Mary Poppins, continues the tradition of bringing affordable, family-friendly shows to the stage – their primary focus being on excellence. Mamma […]

REVIEW: West Side Story

First written as a book by Arthur Laurents in the late 1940s, West Side Story first appeared on Broadway in 1957 and has remained a steady favourite on stages the world over since then. That it was chosen as Opera Australia's first musical foray on Sydney Harbour proves it is just as appealing 70 years […]

REVIEW: Assassins

Assassins is astounding audiences with its return to the stage, sharing a visually spectacular, fun and absolutely hilarious story that you won’t want to miss! Set in a foggy, abandoned shooting gallery full of giant carnival letters, carousel horses and dodgem cars, a group of time travelling rebels who are obsessed with guns and power […]

Sondheim on Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim might not be a famous face, but chances are you’ve heard at least one of his songs. Squabbalogic’s latest production, Sondheim on Sondheim, takes a look at the man who revolutionised musical theatre with productions such as Sweeney Todd and West Side Story. Created to celebrate Sondheim’s 80th birthday, this event interweaves video […]