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REVIEW: Six – The Musical

In the age of the #Metoo movement, Six - The Musical finally allows the wives of Henry VIII to tell the story from their own point of view. Inspired by Beyoncé, Hamilton, and 1980s disco, inter alia, the six wives belt it out in song and dance as they compete to become the lead singer on […]

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Six – The Musical

Talk about revisionist history, Six - The Musical takes the story of Henry VIII’s six wives and turns it on its head (okay, poor choice of words). “Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived” is how Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anna of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Catherine Parr respectively introduce themselves. It’s a quirky […]

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Starstruck – The Stage Musical

This stage comedy musical based on the Australian film which thrilled and invigorated audiences back in 1982 is presented by NIDA and should mesmerise a whole new generation of theatregoers. “It’s a classic coming of age story about Jackie Mullens and her cousin Angus and their journey on the road to stardom,” explained actress Jazz […]

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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Carole King is undoubtedly one of the greatest songwriters of all time. With a career beginning at just sixteen years old, she has written or co-written hits performed by the biggest pop artists spanning five decades including The Shirelles, The Beatles, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and The Monkees just to name a handful. Given the […]

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Seussical The Musical

Arguably, one of the most ubiquitous images associated with children’s literature is that of a skinny cartoon cat wearing a bow tie and a tall, red and white striped hat. “We’ve all grown up reading Dr Seuss books as kids…” said Sam Moran, who plays that ubiquitous Dr Seuss character – the Cat In The […]

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On Hold – A Musical

This exciting new local production is a short film, with a twist. There’s only six minutes of dialogue its 25-minute runtime. The rest is comprised of nine new and original musical numbers. But it needs your help to get off the ground. A musical set in a call centre, On Hold stars seasoned musical theatre […]

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XANADU – THE MUSICAL

Fans of the Olivia Newton-John movie Xanadu should be in for a treat as the stage spoof of the 80’s roller-disco film comes to Sydney. First performed in 2007, the latest production of the smash-hit Broadway musical comedy is directed and choreographed by Nathan M Wright who was associate choreographer on Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. […]

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AUSTRALIA FINALLY MEETS MATILDA (THE MUSICAL)

Following critically acclaimed seasons in London’s West End and Broadway, Matilda the Musical has finally made it to Sydney in all its nostalgia-fuelled glory. The story of a remarkably clever little girl with magical abilities kicking back against neglectful parents and a treacherous headmistress has inspired adoration by multiple generations, but has the musical theatre […]

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MUSICAL: MY FAIR LADY

REVIEW BY IRINA DUNN Well, La Grande Dame of musicals is playing to sell-out at audiences attending Opera Australia's dazzling production of Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece, probably the greatest representative of its genre. Taryn Fiebig is a feisty and disarming Eliza Dolittle, the flowergirl whose cockney speech is transmogrified in six months into upper crust […]

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Omicron Postponements & Cancellations Hit The Arts

Following the inclusion of positive Rapid Antigen Test results in the official COVID-19 numbers NSW reported 92,246 new cases. With Omicron now sweeping the State the Sydney arts community is reeling as postponements and cancellations become more and more commonplace. Although there have been no super-spreader events linked to live theatre shows the spread of Omicron […]

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